Puppini sister to perform in Cirencester
By David Wood
Fresh from her live Cheltenham Jazz Festival debut show, Emma Smith is set to play Entertainment at Ingleside in Cirencester.
Emma has performed everywhere from the O2, the Graham Norton Show and jazz clubs in New York as well as performing with Michael Bublé, Georgie Fame and Seal.
She is probably best known for her role as one third of the chart-topping harmony group - The Puppini Sisters.
Cirencester's Ingleside House welcomes Emma for a one-off show on Saturday June 18.
Stuart Matthew Price, who runs Entertainment at Ingleside, said: "This is quite a coup for us. Emma is a top act and appeared all over the world. I personally cannot wait to see her live again.
"She will be joined by the hugely dynamic Jamie Safir on piano. This one night event promises to be an intimate evening of jazz wonders not to be missed."
2022 marked Emma's first solo album in 10 years. In a nod to Emma's proud Jewish heritage, 'Meshuga Baby' is a play on words based on 'Meshuge', the Yiddish word for 'crazy' - a judgment that Emma describes as "so often passed on brave ambitious women that are not afraid express their opinions and showcase their talent."
The album is a carefully curated selection of much-loved classics interpreted in Emma's unique way, combined with some delightfully quirky originals that showcase Emma's flair for songwriting.
In this brand new collection, 'The American-ish Songbook', Emma celebrates the countless, legendary American Jewish composers who between them, account for most of the great American Songbook. With songs written by George Gershwin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Bob Dylan and Kurt Weil to name a few, Emma will reflect on her own Jewish heritage and pay fitting tribute to this great cannon of work.
The show will take place in the grounds of Ingleside, in the pavilion space behind Téatro's Firepit garden dining area. Ticket prices are from £45-£60 which includes a three-course dinner prepared by head chef Pierre Needham. A limited number of non-dining seats are available from £35.
Tickets are sold through the Barn website: barntheatre.org.uk/entertainment-at-ingleside
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