I quiet few months over the Autumn period in terms of live performances, however, a very productive period in the studio – I have several projects nearing completion and look forward to sharing the music!
This month I was invited to perform at Chung Ying Central as part of Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival, accompanied by an extremely talented and versatile rhythm section in the shape of John Hodgetts (keys), Wayne Matthews (bass) and Ian Beestin (drums). The festival coincided with what would have been Billie Holiday’s 100th birthday so we decided to pay tribute to the Jazz great with a selection of songs Billie performed over her 30 year musical career.
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The line-up for this year’s festival which is taking in place in August has been announced – I’m very excited to be asked to perform on Saturday 22nd August. http://pershorejazz.org.uk/festival-2015 /
Somewhat later than planned, my new album ‘Reverie’ is released, which has been over two years in the making. Originally I had set out to complete the project within twelve months … just a little under with my estimation! It’s here and I am so happy with it. Hope you will be too!
Mine was especially wonderful as not only was I treated to a meal, chocolate and flowers but I had a guest appearance at The Style Bar, the venue for Rugby’s monthly jazz jam. I sang to a very appreciative audience and was backed by a wonderful rhythm section and some excellent brass players. The day couldn’t have been any better!
Leamington held its first jazz festival in the grounds of Leamington Rugby Club. What a great day, we had the weather, the food, the beer and of course the music! The festival is set to become an annual event and I’m sure it will go from strength to strength judging on the line up of acts announced for this year. http://www.leam-jazz.com/
A fabulous gig! We had a wonderful afternoon in the stunning grounds of Brockencote Hall in Worcestershire. Renowned for its superb cuisine and excellent service, this traditional country house is set in 70 acres of tranquil parkland and dates back over 300 years. It was a thoroughly enjoyable, relaxing gig. We played 2 sets of smooth jazz to a lovely audience and were looked after extremely well by the staff. Great place for foodies and lovers of jazz!