Swinging sensation Joanna Eden to appear at Saffron Walden Town Hall with jazz movie Christmas classics

PUBLISHED: 11:54 02 December 2014 | UPDATED: 12:04 02 December 2014

Saffron Walden singer Joanna Eden will be performing her sold-out Ronnie Scott set 'Jazz at the Movies: A Swinging Christmas' at Saffron Walden Town Hall on December 13.

Saffron Walden singer Joanna Eden will be performing her sold-out Ronnie Scott set 'Jazz at the Movies: A Swinging Christmas' at Saffron Walden Town Hall on December 13.


Have yourself a very swinging Christmas by feasting on an array of jazz movie classics this festive season, performed by the town’s favourite jazz singer Joanna Eden.

The singing sensation returns to Saffron Walden Town Hall to perform with the Christ Ingham Quartet for the Christmas gig, which has sold out at Ronnie Scott’s for the third year running.

This concert will be the fourth the singer has performed in aid of Mayor Sandra Eden’s chosen charity St Johns Ambulance, for which she has raised thousands of pounds already.

“It’s all very, very Christmassy – we’ll be playing Happy Holidays and White Christmas, and we do a jazz version of Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas – in the style of Nina Simone,” said the singer and music teacher.

The Gold Street resident, who counts world-famous pop singer Sam Smith as one of her former pupils, is happy to take centre stage for this performance.

“Normally I play the piano, but Chris Ingham, who is a brilliant pianist, is playing, so I get to stand at the front and do the diva thing, get my Shirley Bassey act on,” she said.

“The musicians are all at the top end of the game,” she said, referring to the Quartet, which includes saxophonist and clarinettist Alan Barnes in its number.

The concert follows the success of Swinging Sounds at the Silver Screen, held at the Town Hall in September, where the singer also performed with the internationally acclaimed quartet.

“I’ve been in Saffron Walden for 12 years, and it feels like home,” said the singer. “I’ve got two or three choirs, lots of private students here. I can’t go out my front door without bumping into someone I know, which I love - unless I’m having a bad hair day!”

Jazz at the Movies: A Swinging Christmas! takes place at 8pm next Saturday, December 13 at the Town Hall. Tickets cost between £7.50 - £12.50 and are available at saffrontickets.com.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Saffron Walden Reporter visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Saffron Walden Reporter staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Saffron Walden Reporter account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Police were called to Stansted Mountfitchet station this afternoon following reports of a person being struck by a train.

Police were called to reports of a person being struck by a train between Stansted Airport and Bishop’s Stortford this afternoon.

The devastated owner of an extremely rare and “massively historic” Land Rover which was stolen last night near Saffron Walden has urged people to be on the lookout for it.

People who live or work in Essex are being asked for their views on the proposed priorities in the county’s first ever fire and rescue plan.

Digital Edition

Read the Saffron Walden Reporter e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Saffron Walden Reporter weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy