Friday 7 December 2018
Our Christmas Party – A three set gig starting at 8:00 pm, with a buffet meal in the first interval and a monster raffle in the second
2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the passing of one of the most celebrated and iconic guitarists in jazz history, Wes Montgomery. The self taught Grammy winning legend left an amazing body of work during his short lifetime which ended tragically early. Award winning jazz musicians – vocalist Claire Martin and guitarist Jim Mullen – pay their special tribute to this hugely influential and important musician.
Featuring classic Montgomery tunes such as ‘Full House’, ‘Road Song’ and ‘Bumpin’ – Claire and Jim will also revisit some of the quintessential standard songs that Montgomery played throughout his career such as ‘Willow Weep for Me’, ‘If You Could See Me Now’ and ‘Goin’ out of My Head’ and as this is our Christmas gig we can expect something seasonal as well.
“There are few, if any, finer jazz singers than Claire Martin. She’s certainly the best the U.K. has produced, with her cunning mix of straight-ahead purity and interpretive legerdemain.” – JazzTimes
Claire Martin OBE – voice
Jim Mullen – guitar
Mike Gorman – organ
Ed Richardson – drums
£20.00 (All Ticket)