Thursday, Jun 18, 2015 8:00 PM PDT
(6:30 PM Doors)
Feinstein's at The Nikko, San Francisco, CA
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of her landmark album, “Porcelain,” Fordham will perform the album in its entirety. Accompanied by her long-time pianist and album producer Grant Mitchell, they will also perform some of her other hits along with a few surprises.
Julia Fordham’s remarkable singing and heartfelt compositions make her a unique voice and talent of breathtaking diversity. From 1988’s “Happy Ever After” — her first release and an international hit — to her most recent, “The Language of Love,” these extraordinary characteristics are etched indelibly throughout Julia’s musical career.
Produced and arranged by Julia’s long-time collaborator, pianist and musician extraordinaire, Grant Mitchell, “The Language of Love,” is a jazz album featuring covers of songs that were also hits on the Japanese charts. Supported by an outstanding ensemble of leading Los Angeles musicians and Latin jazz aficionados, this seductive collection includes swing, bossa nova and traditional trio interpretations of familiar chart-toppers.
“The Language of Love” also debuts two original songs written by Julia, “Like You Used To Do” and “The Morning After (The Night With You),” and includes a new World Music-flavored rendition of “Happy Ever After.” The original version was a #1 hit in Japan.
At age 14, Julia started writing songs and playing them in local folk clubs. Soon after, she was invited to be a guest singer with NYJO (the National Youth Jazz Orchestra in the UK) which sparked a lifelong love of the genre. On her highly acclaimed second album, “Porcelain,” two original jazz songs “For You, Only For You” and “China Blue” were featured along with the hits “Manhattan Skyline” and “Lock and Key.”
This year marked the 25th anniversary of the release of “Porcelain.” Julia celebrated by touring the UK for a month of sold out shows.