“Hugely enjoyable” Jazzwise
“Sparkles with energy” AllAboutJazz.com
“Refreshingly original… a stand out performance” Jazz Rag
“A refreshingly unfussy style and a knack for telling a story” The Scotsman
“Wonderful, compelling listening” Anita Wardell
“Sideswipes the deluge of post Sinatra crooners” Ian Shaw
Between now and New Year we'll be coming over all festive with some versions of Christmas songs you may not have heard before. That is to say - you've heard the songs but, perhaps, not the versions. Am I making myself clear? Or, maybe, I'll even find a song you don't know - it'll all depend on how much time I can find between mince pies.
We're starting off with a lovely wee thing by Kenny Rankin. Check back over the next few days for more.
Have a wonderful holiday and here's hoping that peace and love will finally break out in 2016. At least the X Factor doesn't have the Christmas No. 1 this year - a good omen, surely?
I’m playing Pizza Express, Dean Street on January 10th. It’s a Sunday lunch gig, so swap your roast for pizza and come and hear Rob Barron, Geoff Gascoyne, Sebastiaan de Krom – and me – play tunes from the Everybody Says Don’t album and some new bits and pieces as well.
I'm very excited as it will be the first time we've played the album live with the ‘original’ line-up since it was released last year.
For more info and booking links, see the gigs page.
Many thanks to Greg Murphy and Jazz Rag for this fantastic review of the new album.
Mark Jennett is a singer of considerable ability, refreshingly original in his treatment of items from the Great American Songbook ... But most intriguing of all is Jennett’s ability to act as a sixth instrumentalist, improvising over and around the chord sequences in a manner that brings to mind Mark Murphy.
To echo There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This, on this standout performance, I really can’t imagine what that might be. Five stars, as they once used to write.