Alice Phelps (piano & vocals) will be joined by Alice Willamson Jeleska on clarinet for a selection of very special vintage love songs, obscure jazz ballads and heartbreak blues.
Before these dark Covid times Alice Phelps could be found in many of London’s basements, clubs and festivals with a weekly residency at the Jamboree every Sunday afternoon playing piano and singing in the jazz band ‘Prospective Collective’. Often heard exploring the sounds of the great female jazz and blues singers of the past, especially Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Cleo Brown and Billie Holiday.
Alice Mary Williamson Jelaska is a singer, guitarist, clarinettist, pianist/keyboardist and composer from London, England. She plays mainly gypsy jazz, Balkan folk, and acoustic jazz. She was the bandleader for the The Kings Cross Hot Club gypsy jazz band and a session musician for the BBC and the Museum of Croydon.