Following on from the success of the “Ray Charles Project”, Jeremy launched his new “MOJO” show in September 2019 at JW3 in London to a packed, 250-strong sell out crowd. The show received a rapturous standing ovation with the audience, of all ages, unexpectedly dancing in the aisles.. and some even on the stage!
MOJO charts the history of Jewish artists and songwriters through the ages. It is narrated and played by Jeremy from the piano, accompanied by his exceptional trio, and bears all the hallmarks of his inimitable style as an entertaining raconteur. It is well researched but the musical story is told from a personal perspective.
Jeremy explains “The theme of Jewish songwriters has been covered before, but I noticed that these usually concentrated on a relatively narrow time frame encompassing the Great American Songbook and Broadway musicals. I decided to widen the scope into a story that covers this period but then progresses through rock and roll and into popular music, right up to the present day. Without wanting to give away too much, my songwriters range from George Gershwin and Irving Berlin through Leiber & Stoller, Leonard Cohen and Carole King, to Barry Manilow and Amy Winehouse. All in 90 minutes or less!”
So, expect great music, several laughs, some audience participation and a few surprises as Jeremy takes you on his personal journey through the contribution of Jewish songwriters to the wonderful world of contemporary music.
For future performances, please check the gigs page
“Jeremy Sassoon packed out the house, had the audience, of all ages, up on their feet, dancing.
“Sassoon is a charming and witty front-man .. and can relate to the crowd on a personal level”
London Jazz News
He is a fantastic storyteller and talented musician, with beautiful interpretations of classic songs”
“It is a mark of true showmanship when a performer knows when to change the speed or the vibe, taking the audience on an emotional journey”
London Jazz News
DROPBOX LINK for all the artwork – HERE