West End leading lady Emma Hatton takes our Sugar Rush Quiz

From starring in We Will Rock You to Evita, with Wicked along the way, Emma Hatton has cemented her position as one of the most sought after West End leading ladies in recent years.

But the ultra talented performer is also an acclaimed jazz singer and will be showcasing her sultry vocals at the Pizza Express Live in Birmingham and at the newly opened venue in Holborn later this year.

Emma is currently playing Eva Peron in Evita at the Phoenix Theatre and took some time off to take our Sugar Rush Quiz.

What are you currently working on?

My set list for my Pizza Express jazz gigs in October.

What is the one thing that has helped you to become successful? 

Support from my friends and family.

What is your favourite Book?

Little Women.

What are you currently watching on TV? 

The Affair.

Would you choose the cinema, theatre or a restaurant for a night out? 

Restaurant, I love food.

What’s your favourite sweet? 

The Strawbs from Candyking, but they’ve changed the ingredients so they’re not so nice anymore.

What did you want to be when you were a child? 

A window cleaner or a jockey.

What was the naughtiest thing you did when you were a child? 

I bit my sister.

What is your proudest achievement to date? 

I would probably say being moved up from standby to fulltime Elphaba.

What’s next? 

I’ve got my gigs at the Pizza Express on October 21st and 22nd.

Emma Hatton will be performing at Pizza Express Live Birmingham on 21 October 8:30pm and Pizza Express Live Holborn on 22 October 8pm. https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/emma-hatton

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The Blue Note Years featuring Chris Ingham’s REBOP comes to Soho’s Pizza Express Jazz Club

There have been a few jazz labels as diverse and musically satisfying as Blue Note, but none have carried the same mystique as Alfred Lion’s label, since they not only had the sound, they had the style.
Sharp, modern, steeped in tradition but also at the cutting edge, the music on Blue Note remains beloved by jazz aficionados and casual listeners alike, decades after the label’s inception.
Formed in 1939, Blue Note’s golden era was the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s, a period that marked the diversification of the hard bop style into modal, post-bop and soul-jazz as heard in the recordings of Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Art Blakey& The Jazz Messengers, Hank Mobley, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and others.
Following their previous sold-out London shows evoking the music of Miles Davis and Horace Silver, Chris Ingham’s mighty repertory sextet REBOP gives new voice to these landmark Blue Note recordings, adding their own invention and improvisation. Pianist Chris Ingham is joined by Paul Higgs (trumpet), Colin Watling (tenor saxophone), Kevin Flanagan (alto saxophone), Robert Rickenberg (bass) and George Double (drums).