Ben Cummings is one of the UK’s finest trumpeters (and an excellent vocalist to boot). He is in demand on the pop scene for touring and sessions, but his great love is playing live jazz and he has spent months faithfully transcribing the music made legendary by trumpeter Chet Baker and baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan when they experimented (by accident) playing jazz in quartet form without a piano. The result was a hugely successful five year period of recordings and tours that met with great critical acclaim and was loved by audiences and musicians alike. The line-up for this fabulous show will be Ben Cummings (trumpet & narrative), Ollie Weston (baritone sax), Paul Jefferies (double bass) & Charlie Stratford (drums).
Singer, songwriter, pianist and composer Sara Colman has an infectious, natural warmth that flows through all of her writing and her shows. There is real musical intelligence at play when Sara takes to the stage - an intimate knowledge of not only her subject, but how her musicians will react together and she is very much part of that alchemy. Her quartet - which for this show features the immense talent of pianist/saxophonist Ruth Hammond - will feature strongly the fabulous musical and poetic career of a true living legend - Joni Mitchell Sara Colman (vocals/arrangements/piano), Ruth Hammond (piano keyboard & saxophone), Paul Jefferies (bass) and Jonathan ’Silky’ Silk (drums).
Immensely talented multi-instrumentalist (piano, guitar & viola), presents his festive flavours show with a host of styles and beautifully re-imagined jazz and Christmas favourites. Pete Billington is much in demand on the jazz scene, but he also records and tours with great pop and rock names like ABC and Colin Blunstone. This show will have a real ‘feel-good’ factor and send you home feeling truly festive. Full line up to announced.