F E B R U A R Y, M A R C H & A P R I L
NEW PROGRAMME STARTS 18 FEBRUARY 2015
Doors open 7.00pm, music starts at 8.00pm until 10.30pm
18 February – Starting on a high note
Anita Wardell with the
Simon Brown Trio
Jazz vocalist Anita Wardell has been
acclaimed for her unique jazz artistry. Winner of the ‘Best Jazz Vocalist Category’ in the 2013 British Jazz Awards, Anita is noted for her improvisations and vocalese lyrics to instrumental solos. As a child, Anita emigrated with her family to Australia from the UK. Equipped with a portable tape player, she would listen to her favourite songs countless times, learning her vocal craft from studying the greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Betty Carter and Jon Hendricks. The thing about Anita Wardell is that she makes tricky stuff sound not just easy, but natural. Many well-known standards can be harmonic and rhythmic minefields, but she sings them all with an airy grace. Anita has made several appearances at Lakeside Jazz and we are very pleased to have her open for us at the first gig in our 2015 Spring Collection.
Anita Wardell, vocals; Simon Brown, piano; Ivars Galenieks, bass; George Double, drums
4 March – From New York
American tenor sax star:
and his European Trio
Giant of the New York jazz scene, tenor sax star Harry Allen is with us on 4 March 2015. Born in Washington D.C. in 1966, and raised in Los Angeles, Harry gained a Bachelor of Arts music degree in 1988 from Rutgers University, New Jersey. He has performed at jazz festivals and clubs worldwide, frequently touring the USA, Europe and Asia. He has worked or recorded with Ray Brown, Hank Jones, Scott Hamilton, Harry Edison, Terry Gibbs, Kenny Burrell, Herb Ellis, John Pizzarelli, Warren Vaché, and Tony Bennett among many others.
Harry will be accompanied by the Italian pianist Andrea Pozza who is an international star in his own right together with the best of British, Simon Woolf on bass and Steve Brown on drums. This will be a concert of warmth and congeniality with an unswerving dedication to swing, performed by the best in the business. Expecting a full room, we are selling tickets in advance and can also make table reservations:
Call John Clark 01328 820179 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission £15 – unsold tickets will be available on the door
11 March – East Anglia’s Hottest . . .
Simon Nelson’s DixieMix
DixieMix have had a momentous year. Busy both locally and nationally the icing on the cake was being chosen as the support band for Rod Stewart’s 2014 nation-wide Five Stadium Tour. Their happy brand of Dixieland jazz that has become such a favourite with the DJS ‘traditional’ jazz audience is gaining a following way beyond the geographic limits of their claim to be East Anglia’s Hottest Dixieland Jazz Band.
Simon Nelson, cornet/vocals; Pete Oxborough, clarinet and saxophone; Chris Wigley, trombone; Kevin West, guitar and banjo; John Benson, bass/vocals; Tony Wilkins, drums/vocals
DixieMix is sponsored by Woodforde's Norfolk Ales
18 March – Good things come in threes
Phil Brooke presents the
Art of the Trio
Guitarist Phil Brooke explores the rise of the memorable jazz trios in the 50s and 60s where the guitar played a leading or pivotal role. Mining this rich seam of taste and swing Phil presents – among others – the work of Herb Ellis and Barney Kessel with Oscar Peterson, Tal Farlow and Jimmy Raney with Red Norvo and Oscar Moore with Nat King Cole. Proof that good things really do come in threes.
Phil Brooke, guitar; Simon Brown, piano; Ivars Galenieks, bass
25 March – I Wished on the Moon
Allison Neale Quartet
I Wished on the Moon is the latest album by American born alto saxophonist Allison Neale. The standard tunes were chosen purely because Allison loves improvising on them. “I have always felt strongly about playing on the standards as they are the main vehicle of expression for improvisers like myself”.
Described by Jazz Review as having a velvet sound, her playing evokes the spirit of such greats as Paul Desmond and Art Pepper. Allison’s group is drawn from the best of the London scene’s gigging players
Allison Neale, alto sax; Leon Greening, piano;
Julian Bury, bass; Steve Brown, drums
1 April – Back on home ground
Originally from Norwich, Freddie is now living and working in London. He is forging a trumpet playing career that has already attracted much critical acclaim. Freddie has won a string of awards including the British Jazz Award for Rising Stars, a Gilles Peterson 2010 World-Wide Award for Best Maida Vale Session and the Future Inns Jazz Award 2010.
For tonight's performance Freddie has compiled an extension to a programme he first performed for us in 2013, paying tribute to his all-time trumpet favourites.
Freddie Gavita, trumpet; Simon Brown, piano;
Ivars Galenieks, bass; Brian McAllister, drums
8 April – Continuing their sell-out tour
Zoe Francis with Jim Mullen
Zoe Francis is a singer to listen out for. She communicates a love and understanding of the classic American songbook with a deceptively easy turn of phrase conveying both the rhythm of the tune and the meaning of the lyrics. Zoe’s first album with guitarist Jim Mullen, Looking for a Boy, has established the pairing as a famed duo and, given Jim’s unparalleled musicianship, they are currently among the leading lights on the jazz club scene in the UK.
Jim Mullen, guitar; Zoe Francis, vocals; Chris Ingham, piano;
Ivars Galenieks, bass; George Double, drums