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L'Estranges in the Night

Joanna & Alexander L’Estrange (and the bass!)

L’Estranges in the Night 

What do you get when you mix the phenomenal vocal arranging and  multi-instrument-playing skills of hot British composer/jazz musician  Alexander L’Estrange with the exquisitely sexy, versatile vocals of  Joanna Forbes L’Estrange? Answer: the aptly-named, über-talented  husband-and-wife duo that is L’Estranges in the Night.

The couple met as music undergraduates at Oxford University in the early 1990s and formed a jazz duo which has been providing tailor-made entertainment for private and corporate events for two decades. Both enjoy glittering international careers. Alexander, whose flagship work Zimbe! established his name across the globe, writes for the world’s most acclaimed vocal ensembles including The King’s Singers and The Swingle Singers. As a jazz pianist and bass player he has recorded with, among others, Kenny Wheeler and Sir John Dankworth.

“If you wanted to create the perfect 21st-century musician from scratch, Alexander L’Estrange would be your template”. Howard Goodall CBE

Joanna, former Musical Director and soprano of famed a cappella octet  The Swingle Singers, has performed all over the world, recorded close to 100  film soundtracks and well over 50 albums, and written music for television show Glee. She has worked with musicians across the style spectrum, from composers Steve Reich, Joby Talbot and Eric Whitacre, to bands Take That, Pulp and The Pet Shop Boys, to artists Sir Paul McCartney, Scott Walker, Florence Welch, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Mika.

New things to say features guest appearances from four of the UK’s top  jazz musicians, who, together with their leader Alexander L’Estrange, form  The “Call Me Al” Quintet.

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NEW CD: New things to say

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