Legendary Dance Band, The Savoy Orpheans, Make A Comeback For Ukraine.
Celebrated London Hotel, The Savoy, welcomed back the Savoy Orpheans for the first time in nearly 100 years as they combines forces with Alex Mendham and his Orchestra to raise funds for Ukraine.
In the 1920s and 1930s the Savoy Orpheans were a household name, with nightly broadcasts on the BBC; becoming the choice of George Gershwin for his first ever European performance of Rhapsody in Blue in 1925.
For this charitable collaboration, Alex Mendham, and his Orchestra, became ‘The New Savoy Orpheans’, and createdd an exclusive recording at the hotel.
On Thursday 31 March, The New Savoy Orpheans assembled in the hotel's legendary Lancaster Ballroom, the site of numerous historic performances, to record a medley of pieces that represent the finest melodies of the Jazz Age. From classics and popular tunes such as My Baby Just Cares for Me, to lesser known gems from The Savoy Orpheans' back catalogue, the concert recording is perfect for jazz fans and newcomers alike who want to hear great music while raising valuable funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee.
2. How Many Times
3. Brown Eyes (Why Are You Blue?)
4. What A Difference A Day Made
6. My Baby Just Cares For Me
7. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
8. The Charleston
The concert is available for streaming and download above, with a donation of £10 to the DEC Ukraine, and distributed via Artists for Change on all key music platforms.