Jeff Hooper - The Big Voice Jeff breathes new life into the music of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat “King” Cole, Vic Damone, Jack Jones, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr, Matt Monro and Mel Torme with a relaxed, emotive style. In a music world dominated by cyber-pop and short-lived wonders, Jeff’s enduring quality is a breathtaking voice and sheer magnetism that has survived the changing trends. This isn’t only because the songs he sings are time-honoured masters in their own right, its down to his unique voice, chestnut warm and chocolate rich, classic, certain and reassuring. Welsh-born Jeff launched his career at the tender age of fourteen when he won ITV’s New Faces competition outright. He went on to appear on a variety of TV shows, gaining a recording contract with EMI and a place in the charts with his debut single. A favourite on the big-band circuit, he ventured to America to perform with the Charlie Shaffer Trio at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas and on his return to the UK became lead singer with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra for a decade. During that time he worked with Matt Monro (who taught him how to tie a bow tie and play poker!) Mel Torme, Wynton Marsalis, Stephan Grappelli and Morecambe & Wise. He also represented Britain and the BBC three times in the international Festivals of Song in Denmark, Yugoslavia and Holland. Jeff came second in the Star Search USA show in Hollywood, California and was then voted one of the top three rising stars in the world by the Frank Sinatra Music Society. In 1992 he toured Britain with his own band, A Swing Affair, which paid tribute to the big band greats. Its success led to Jeff presenting a six week series on BBC Radio 2. He went on to write and present his own twice-weekly show, Bandwagon for BBC Radio Wales for almost ten years. As well as his many solo cabaret appearances at home and abroad, and performing with his own jazz trio, Jeff regularly appears with the BBC Big Band and lately performed with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Chris De Burgh and Charlotte Church at a gala concert. He has also had the pleasure of performing twice for the late Diana, Princess of Wales on two private occasions and she became a member of his fan club. Jeff sang with Dame Shirley Bassey and Sir Tom Jones at the official opening of the National Assembly of Wales. He recently performed with Sir Cliff Richard at the wedding of Gloria Hunniford, made a guest appearance on BBC TV’s Eastenders and is regularly flown to European cities for private concerts and corporate events.
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The Jeff Hooper Swing Easy Band is the chosen band for the BBC Strictly Come Dancing Tour 2010.
NEW CD RELEASE - A Passing Glance Jeff Hooper / Steve Waterman. I was totally blown away with this CD. An intelligent and challenging choice of songs, played by the cream of the UK jazz scene. I especially loved the original lyrics written by Jeff, who sings with depth and passion throughout. His vocal range is stunning, and he swings too! A real treat. Claire Martin Jazz Singer and Radio 3 Presenter of Jazz Line-up : March 2010
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Jeff cruises regularly aboard the worlds greatest luxury liners and is a favourite on BBC 2’s Big Band Special and Friday Night is Music Night. Jeff recently recorded a CD with the London Symphony Orchestera and is the featured vocalist on the classic Hollywood CD with the New World Philharmonic Orchestra, His other CD releases include In My Dreams, Swing Affair, Help Yourself, As Long as I’m Singing and Singing and Swinging, The Essential Jeff Hooper, and A Passing Glance.
The Big Voice with a Sensational Big Band Sound
FrankSINATRA - TonyBENNETT - MelTORME - VicDAMONE - NatKingCOLE - JackJONES MattMONRO … and many more legends of voice!
f you enjoy the music of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat “King” Cole, Vic Damone, Jack Jones, Matt Monro and Mel Torme you will surely be moved by Jeff Hooper’s relaxed and emotive vocal style. For more than thirty years Jeff has travelled the world performing with some of the greatest big bands of our time, while developing his unique craft at the hands of the world’s top singers and songwriters. Celebrated throughout his amazing singing career, nurtured after an outstanding success in TV’s talent show ‘New Faces’ following his teenage success, Jeff has become known as the best big band, swing and jazz singer of his generation. His incredibly successful career, sustained throughout the many changing styles and tastes in music, stands as a testimony to a first-class showman. He continues to breathe new life into the time-honoured classics of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat “King” Cole, Vic Damone, Jack Jones, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr, Matt Monro and Mel Torme.
Swing Easy Big Band
Welcome to one of the UK’s most exciting Big Bands - Swing Easy. led by international vocalist Jeff Hooper, they will keep you dancing all night long. From the appearance of the entire band to the music performed, they are a package complete with style, extraordinary sound and contagious excitement! The Jeff Hooper Swing Easy Big Band has “swung” into the big band arena with a fresh new sound which continues to dazzle audiences and bring them to standing ovations in functions and theatre’s nationwide. In addition to consistent and exciting musical performances, Swing Easy encompasses the sophistication yet carefree nature of the cherished RatPack. Comprised of the finest musicians in the UK, they create an enchanting evening of entertainment, as they work their way through the repertoire of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Glenn Miller, Matt Munro, Bobby Darin, and Mel Torme, to name a few. They embrace all musical styles with a passion that entices the “listener” to become the “dancer” which makes this group the perfect package for any private or corporate function.
Great music for dancing! His work is prolific, with overseas concert tours, weekly radio shows, luxury cruises and regular performances across Britain and beyond in some of the world’s top jazz clubs, concert halls and cabaret spots. Here is your opportunity to hear that unique voice for yourself by booking Jeff for your next major event.
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