Jazz Singing Star Performs at the Barbican

15 Jan 2014

Mischa Jardine’s fame within the school as being a highly talented jazz singer is increasing, following on from a number of hugely impressive performances during Tuesday lunchtime concerts. However, this recognition is not only limited to the school, with Mischa’s recent performance as a solo singer at the prestigious Ronnie Scott’s in London, and her latest display at the Barbican.

Due to Mischa’s enormous success at Ronnie Scott’s, she was invited to take part as a solo singer at the London Jazz Festival on 24 November, marking the close of this year’s festival. Representing the young jazz stars of the future, Mischa was the fourth act of the day on the Free Stage at the world-renowned Barbican, following on from a morning of intense rehearsals. She performed a wonderful rendition of “Feeling Good” supported by a jazz orchestra of 12 – 17 year olds on various instruments, including a bass, piano, saxophones, trumpets and trombones. This was no easy task, as the audience frequently reached a capacity approaching 800 people, all keen to see the upcoming talent.
Following on from her performance, Mischa was even interviewed for Ronnie Scott’s radio show, as well as for the Festival’s own channel, astounding everyone when they suddenly realised that she was only 13 years old! Another keen advocate of Mischa’s performance was Liane Carroll, former winner of Jazz Musician of the Year, who was present throughout.