Cathrine Summers' Shows are wide and varied offering something for every event and audience.
Below are a full descriptions of Cathrine's 10 shows. Each a different collection weaved around tid-bits of history of the time and facts of artists featured in these lively collections.
ELLA, DINAH, ANITA RE-IMAGINED
Ella, Dina, Anita Re-imagined is a spectacle of classics presented in an intelligent bright, fresh and diverse style. An uplifting homage to jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and Anita O'Day. These icons of jazz lived and suffered through the all too familiar dark back stories of tragic, traumatic and tormented early years and Summers taps into her own agonising experiences to deliver beauty in sadness, cheekiness in lively swing and raw emotion in blues.
A SUMMERS NIGHT IN PARIS
Be transported into a Parisian jazz club for an enchanting show presented by Cathrine Summers and her band. Come and get lost in the magic of yesteryear in Paris, featuring performances of French classics such as Edith Piaf’s ‘Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien’, Charles Trenet’s ‘Que Restet Il’, ‘Milord’, and many more songs reminiscent of the era such as Ella Fitzgerald’s rendition of ‘April in Paris’.
VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD JAZZ
Kickback and take a load off as popular jazz songstress Cathrine Summers brings you a cheeky night of classics picked from the golden age of Hollywood. Cathrine and her band will explore from the roaring 20’s through to the 50’s, featuring many of their (and hopefully yours) favourite jazz standards.
GREAT LADIES OF JAZZ
Cathrine Summers, brings you Great Ladies of Jazz, a show with swinging classics paying homage to the great singers that have shaped and inspired jazz music of today. Together with her quartet, Cathrine will present a host of toe-tapping favourites from the classic ladies of jazz such as Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday...
LET'S MISBEHAVE! THE SONGS OF COLE PORTER
Together with her quartet Cathrine Summers presents ‘Let’s Misbehave - The songs of Cole Porter’, a unique lively sophisticated collection of songs from arguably, the greatest American lyricist and composer in one – Cole Porter. Enjoy classics such as I Get A Kick Out of You, , I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Night and Day, De-Lovely, Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love, What Is This Thing Called Love and many many more.
EUROPEAN COTTON CLUB - GATSBY SWING
It's a Cotton Club Charleston extravaganza. This lively show mixes up old standards, cool jazz, an abundance of French, Spanish and Italian songs as well as songs featured on the Great Gatsby Soundtrack like a traditional jazz version of Beyoncé’s 'Crazy In Love' and Amy Winehouse's 'Back To Black'
JAZZ BLUES - STRONG WOMEN
A tribute to some of jazz and blues music’s strong female luminaries; renowned artists including Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Dinah Washington, Nancy Wilson and more. A homage to their musical legacy with narrative of ups and downs, excesses, triumphs and tragedies of 40s and 50s jazz women in America.
BEST OF BRITISH
A modern groove 'like a version' collection of songs showcasing Britain’s iconic music intertwined with tid-bits of history from the 60s to today’s anthems. An impressive up-beat selection of re-imagined classics rrom artists such as The Beatles, Elton John, Coldplay, Oasis, Bowie, Ed Sheeran, Eric Clapton, Adele...
SWING TIME WITH SUMMERS | BETWEEN THE WARS
Soak up the sounds of Cathrine Summers & her 5-Piece jazz band and enjoy an up-tempo show of swing classics. Swing is a form of popular music developed in the United States that dominated the 1930s and 1940s. The name Swing comes from the 'swing feel' where the emphasis is on the off-beat.
HOT SUMMERS JAZZ CABARET | JAZZ, SHOW GIRLS AND SEQUINS
Looking for sophisticated cabaret celebrating world-class jazz, old-fashioned show girl glamour and more? Enjoy swinging spirited live-music and dance show-girls in this delightful show. There is a beautiful interplay between music and narrative taking audiences on a lively journey of jazz, dance, jazz hands, bowler hats, gloves, feathers and sequins.