Thursday the 12th Feb 2009 toSaturday the 14th Feb 2009
Where: The Shaw Theatre, 100-110 Euston Road, London NW1 2AJ
Admission£45, £60, £75
“Any chance to see such a cultured and versatile musician must be grabbed by both hands”THE TIMESMichel Legrand has charmed audiences for generations with his music. He has composed over 200 film and TV scores which include Yentl, The Thomas Crown Affair and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, won 3 Oscars (out of 13 nominations), two Palmes d’Or, recorded over 100 albums, won 5 Grammys and has been nominated for an Emmy. Legrand was twenty-two when his first album, I Love Paris, became one of the best-selling instrumental albums ever released. He is a virtuoso jazz and classical pianist and an accomplished arranger and conductor who performs with orchestras all over the world. Between the ages of 11 and 20 he studied at the Paris Conservatoire, graduating with top honours as both composer and pianist. Michel is an accomplished and innovative musician as gifted in the jazz milieu as he is with classical music and is one of the giants of popular song. His worldwide hits include The Windmills of Your Mind, What Are You Doing The Rest of Your Life, How Do You Keep The Music Playing, Papa Can You Hear Me?, and Summer of ‘42. He has worked with such diverse musicians as Ray Charles, Perry Como, Neil Diamond, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Lena Horne, James Ingram, Jack Jones, Kiri te Kanawa, Frankie Laine, Johnny Mathis, Jessye Norman, Diana Ross, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Sarah Vaughan, and Shirley Bassey Accompanying Michel will be the mellifluous Alison Moyet famed for her strong blues voice and award winning music career spanning 26 years; from mainstream pop group Yazoo, to solo artist, and more recently acting in the musical Chicago and the play Smaller both in the West End. Winner of three BRIT awards and a Grammy nominee, her latest album THE TURN was released in the UK in 2007 and the US in 2008.