They Say It’s Spring – 100 Years of Blossom Dearie

They Say It’s Spring

Date: Sat, 30 Mar

Doors: 7:30pm | Show 8:30pm

Sat, 30th Mar | Doors 7:30pm | They Say It’s Spring

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Early Show (Doors 6pm), Late Show (Doors 8:45pm)


This year marks the centennial of the birth of Blossom Dearie, a legend in both the New York and London club scenes. Renowned for her delicate, kitten-like voice and playful, tongue-in-cheek vocals, Dearie masterfully navigated the realms of jazz and cabaret. With hits like ‘I’m Hip’ and ‘Peel Me a Grape,’ she humorously critiqued the very culture she was part of.

An evening dedicated to Blossom Dearie promises laughter, sophistication, and, most importantly, exceptional music. Celebrated as a ‘musician’s musician,’ Dearie collaborated with some of the finest musicians and songwriters of her time, including Johnny Mercer, Miles Davis, and Duncan Lamont. Her music, familiar to many from film and television—most notably in the acclaimed Amazon series ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’—continues to enchant new audiences. Her French songs, evocative of 1950s Paris, add a touch of nostalgia.

‘They Say It’s Spring – A Century of Blossom’ aims to recreate the intimate club atmosphere that Dearie was known for, showcasing her most beloved songs and arrangements. Isobel Gathercole and her band will transport you to 1966 Ronnie Scott’s, echoing the vibe of Dearie’s live album ‘Blossom Time at Ronnie Scott’s’ and capturing the essence of the swinging 60s in Soho. Whether you’re new to Blossom Dearie or a long-time fan, this event promises an engaging journey through her most memorable hits and her uniquely joyful, carefree style.


Isobel Gathercole, a London-based jazz singer, honed her skills in jazz vocals at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since her scene debut in 2014, she has graced many of London’s premier jazz venues, such as Ronnie Scott’s, The Vortex, and The Spice of Life. Her passion for jazz and the Great American Songbook began at a tender age, leading her to serious vocal training by 11.

Gathercole has since performed with a diverse array of ensembles, from vocal/guitar duos to full-sized studio orchestras, in tributes to Jeremy Lubbock alongside notables like Lianne Carroll, Joe Stilgoe, and Tommy Blaize. Her work extends to big band singing with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and smaller group projects with her quartet.

Her debut album, ‘Day Dream,’ a collaboration with arranger and composer Colin Skinner, pays homage to the legendary albums of Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. Released in April 2022 by Trapeze Label, it is a testament to her deep-rooted love for jazz, available for purchase online.


Line Up

Isobel Gathercole – Voice
With Piano, Double bass and Drums


‘She sounds so authentic and stylish but fresh at the same time’ – John Wilson, Conductor

‘A bold stage and vocal presence’ – London Jazz News


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  • Date : Sat, 30 Mar
  • Time : 7:00 pm - 10:40 pm (Europe/London)
  • Venue : Jazz Club
  • Doors Open: 7:30 pm
  • Start Time: 8:30 pm

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