First Year Jazz student Renato Paris is celebrating further success having been cast in the UK version of new hit show What’s It All About: Bacharach Re-Imagined, which is running at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London Bridge throughout the Summer.
The show is a non-stop 90-minute journey through more than 30 of Burt Bacharach’s biggest hits, including iconic songs such as Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head and I Say A Little Prayer, weaving them together with nostalgia and innovation (“fresh, irresistible arrangements for 21st century sensibilities” – Associated Press). Renato stars alongside original cast members Kyle Riabko, Daniel Bailen and James Williams. The show is directed by Olivier Award winner Steven Hoggett.
Renato has already had a busy and fulfilling 2015, having performed with legendary film composer Nicola Piovani in January this year. Trinity Laban’s Head of Jazz, Simon Purcell, described Renato as “an extremely gifted performer who displays maturity in excess of his years”. Renato's success offers yet more evidence that Trinity Laban’s Jazz Department represents a thriving community, whose internationally respected teachers inspire talented students who are increasingly gaining national and international recognition for their work.
What’s It All About: Bacharach Re-Imagined is on at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 3 July-5 September 2015. Book tickets here.
Renato Paris photo credit: George Chirayus