Vamp Jazz was founded by Verona Chard - singer, actor, lyricist, educator and producer in 2005 when she 'crossed over' into the genre that is labeled 'jazz'.
Verona currently produces her monthly 'Jazz in a Broad Way' series at the Time and Leisure Studio at the New Wimbledon Theatre and 'Live and Tasty' at Tasty Affair in Worcester Park in addition to corporate events performances, charity events and celebrations.
Previous promotions includes Monty's Curry Jazz, The Mall W5, Chai Jazz Ealing, Duke of Kent W13, Common Room W3, Bountiful Cow and Square Pig pubs in Holborn.
Inspired by her fellow musicians. peers and mentors, Verona seeks to support a platform for live music that is engaging, accessible and fun plus aims to evoke an honest emotional response from the performer and audience member alike in a non-judgemental environment.
To date a long roster of stellar musicians have shared the stage under the Vamp Jazz banner including: Adrian Macintosh, Alec Dankworth, Alan Barnes, Alan Berry, Alex Keen, Alex Standford, Alfred Totesaut, Anne-Marie Atkins, Andy Cleyndert, Andy Hamill, Andy Herbert, Anselmo Netto, Bill Kyle, Bobby Worth, Charlotte Glasson, Chris Neill, Chris Nickols, Clark Tracey, Dan Hewson, Dave Frankel, Dave Green, Dave Jenkins, Digby Fairweather, Dominic Antony, Dominic Ashworth, Eric Ford, Errol Hui, Felix Weldon, Fiona Clifton-Welker, Frank Griffith, Gareth Williams, Geoff Castle, Geoff, Gurd, Gideon Marcus, Ian Kirkham, Ian Scott-Taylor, Jim Mullen, Kate Williams, Ken Baldock, Kevin Robinson, Keith Waithe, Jack Honeyborne, Dick Esmond, Ron Russell, John Critchinson, John Hawkins, John Horler, John Pearce, John Rees-Jones, Jonny Gee, Jim Hart, Kerry Williams, Ken Rankin, Kit Downes, Leon Greening, Les Cirkel, Lydian Dharmi, Mark Fletcher, Mark Nightingale, Mark Rose, Michael Coates, Michael Janish, Michelle Drees, Mike Hatchard, Mike Outrum, Nils Solsberg, Nick Weldon, Nigel Price, Paul Morgan, Pete Cater, Peter Hammond, Peter Ind, Pete Watson, Pete Whittaker, Ray Wordsworth, Renato d'Aiello, Richard Bolton, Roan Kearsey-Lawson, Rod Brown, Simon Little, Simon Spillett, Steve Rossell, Steve Salvari, Steve Vintner, Ted Beament, Tom Arnold, Tsivi Sharett, Val Mannix, Victoria Hart, Wayne McConnell, Winston Clifford, Yazz Ahmed and more to come...
Monthly live jazz and jam with the VC Band at the Time & Leisure Studio, Wimbledon Theatre. The team create a Ronnie Scott's style vibe on The Broadway. Top international musicians play a mix of classic jazz, latin, swing, funk, originals and crossover. Lift access available and Time & Leisure Bar.
The very best way to enjoy Sunday lunch, with latin, swing, funk and original music. A family Affair with the Vamp Jazz Band led by award-winning musician Verona Chard and featuring top international instrumentalists.
Enjoy our legendary Tasty Affair Sunday roast dinner and delicious dessert plus top class entertainment, all for just £29.50 per head.
Chill or thrill: you can pre-request your favourite songs and hum along!
Food served from 12:30pm – Entertainment from 1pm
(Drinks are sold separately)
Jazz at the Club for Acts and Actors
Monthly Friday night jazz at this unique members club affectionately known as the CAA. Tickets are highly sought after. Mainly organised by Christopher Hare with Verona lending a hand. Advance notice for the next concert on 14th September.
World class quartet..
Peter Hammond (Piano), Vasilis Xenopoulos (Sax), Andy Cleyndert (Bass), Sophie Alloway (Drums).
Please message me or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information/ booking.