International vocalist, entertainer, producer and musician who has wowed audiences from London’s West End to the Virginia Theatre on Broadway. Helen has sung with world class organizations such as the BBC Big Band, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Florida Symphony and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra to name a few.
Take the swing of Ella, the warm alto tones of Karen Carpenter, add some soul and oodles of cheeky British humor and pow! You have entertainer, singer and song-stylist, Helen Welch.
Join us as Helen and her fabulous trio present “A Little Brit of Everything” at BLU Jazz+! Featuring songs and stories from throughout Helen’s varied career including the music for her hugely popular 2017 album Spellbound.
The show will feature her version of “Both Sides Now”, the glorious Michel Le Grand song “Windmills of Your Mind” (arranged by Dave Morgan), dramatic blues with “I Put a Spell on You”, a flamenco inspired “Spain”, Broadway songs ‘a little brit differently’ including “On the Street Where You Live” and “This Nearly Was Mine” and a gorgeous version of “Wichita Lineman.”
Joining her will be pianist Joe Leaman, bassist Bryan Thomas and drummer Anthony Taddeo – a show not to be missed, get your tickets now!
|BLU Jazz+ was named one of the "Best Jazz Venues in the World" by DownBeat Magazine (2016, 2017)*|
|Committed to the preservation of America's treasured art form of jazz, BLU Jazz+ Masterclass Foundation (BJMF) is a new program developed by the founders of BLU Jazz+ Akron that brings “front-row” jazz education performance & mentorship opportunities to student musicians and art lovers alike through an ongoing series of special events throughout the year.|