Stars: album cover
the new album
Anita Wardell | Dave McEvoy
now out

Stars features beautiful re-worked jazz standards and originals, including a dedication to the late, great British jazz singer, Tina May.

The idea for the record originated in late April 2022 when Dave and Anita got together around the piano and talked about what we each wanted to convey with the music. 


Interview on ConnectsMusic

So pleased to be interviewed for ConnectsMusic about my new album, Stars, which is released on 4th May.

Click below to read the full interview.

In Germany

I’m playing in Hamburg with Dave McEvoy on piano, Oliver Karstens on bass and Wolff Reichert on drums. In this Europe launch of Stars, we’ll be playing songs from the new album. 29th April.

Album Launch of Stars

The UK album launch of Stars is at Crazy Coqs at Brasserie Zédel on Thursday 4th May. I’ll be playing with Dave McEvoy on piano. It’s going to be great night.

“I headed to the 606 Club to witness the phenomenal craft of vocalist Anita Wardell. She has been missing from London for the past four years while holding a teaching post in Adelaide, but now she has relinquished it and is is back here. Wardell’s Betty Carter celebration was a joy, and she has the skill and the jazz chops to do it. The room was packed with other singers, all seemingly awe-struck. And to anyone who comes out with the lazy trope that they don’t like scat singing, there is a simple answer: if there is any current singer who can change minds, it is Anita Wardell.”

Sebastian Scotney

Anita live in NYC

Next Event

Saturday, 9 March 2024


Standing in for the Amazing Louise Messenger  8-10 pm

“I’ll be singing standards from the The Great American Songbook with Louise’s  fabulous band.


Alex Bryson

Lorenzo Morobito

Joe Dessaur