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Hello! We’re Janice Day & Martin Litton

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Janice Day studied music at Birmingham University and after a successful career as a Repertory Singer (singing the repertoire of the Dance bands of the 1920s and 30s) developed a 1930s musical character comedy act and one-woman show.

She is a commissioned screenwriter, author and award-winning stand-up comedian. Original lead singer of both the Piccadilly Dance Orchestra and Keith Nichols’ Cotton Club Orchestra she has performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Purcell Room, the Wigmore Hall for Radio Three, Proms in the Park, Cadogan Hall; and at jazz clubs and festivals in Europe and South East Asia.

Martin Litton is an internationally renowned pianist, arranger, and bandleader, specialising in all the classic styles of jazz from the age of Ragtime through to the Swing era and beyond.

He has broadcast frequently on BBC Radio 3, talking about and demonstrating the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller, Earl Hines, and Teddy Wilson.

Martin has worked and recorded with many legendary British and American musicians, including Humphrey Lyttleton, Kenny Ball, Harry Gold, Clare Teal, Kenny Davern, Scott Hamilton, Bob Wilber, Marty Grosz, and Wild Bill Davison.

Martin is equally effective as a solo artist, accompanist, or band pianist, as is evidenced by his work in the popular theatre show ‘Swinging At The Cotton Club’, with the Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra, and in previous years with the Piccadilly Dance Orchestra.

Martin is available for weddings, parties, functions, clubs, and festivals.

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