On November 26, 2012, [Bryan Ferry] released a new album, The Jazz Age, with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra. The album features new jazz renditions of some of Ferry’s older hits (from both his solo discography and with Roxy Music)… Ferry began touring with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra in 2013, including a performance at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival which was opened by Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby film.
Bryan Ferry has released a jazz album and he’s playing tonight with his orchestra, all dressed up in tuxedos, the band is playing songs on their own, pure jazz. Everyone is listening politely, hoping that Bryan will turn up to his own gig, he’s making his entrance on stage after six songs with Love Is A Drug… Songs are a bit re-orchestrated jazz style with horns but it’s also a rock concerts specially when playing with his own drummer, a sexy female: Cherisse Osei , and a young gunslinger on guitar: Oliver Thompson… The set is divided in several parts: Jazz/Pop-Rock/Horns orientated/soulful with some neat backing-vocals from the two girls and more rock at the end. As always with Bryan it’s very classy and the girls from the audience are standing up and dancing in the aisles and getting down the front.