Chico Chica at the Royal Academy of Arts

As a break to our more formal ticketed shows, Chico Chica are presenting a programme of latin jazz at the Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London W1 throughout the summer. These free and informal events take place at the cafe in the Burlington House courtyard, 6.30pm-8.30pm every Friday.

The members of Chico Chica will be performing in various duo combinations – I personally will be playing all the Fridays up until July 10th.

The repertoire will consist of songs from the Chico Chica show along with some classic latin, jazz and pop. I have been dusting off some party pieces such as Chega de Saudade – the Tom Jobim song with the treacherously long chord progression and no repeated sections. We will also be experimenting with some new material.

We did something similar in 2012. We took some photos which accompanied the song Pense a Moi, which we will of course be performing.

So if you find yourself in the West End on a Friday evening this summer we would love to have you pop in for a drink. Feel free to come up and say hello.

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