Phot0: Andy Prior and Pete Long.
Southport Melodic Jazz celebrates it’s end of 2016 season with a bumper double bill concert at Southport’s Royal Clifton Hotel.
Matinee concert at 2 pm ends 4.30 Balmoral Suite on Sunday 11th December 2016
“Frank, Ella and Basie” with Swingtime Big Band
Playing the music from the Count Basie Orchestra’s iconic collaborations with Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.
Special guest vocalists ANDY PRIOR and EMMA HOLCROFT.
The gig includes music from the celebrated recordings with Sinatra at The Sands Las Vegas.
Evening concert starts 8 pm ends 10.30 Windsor Suite
“Benny and Beyond” with the Pete Long Quintet
UK’s number one jazz clarinettist Pete Long reprises the Benny Goodman ‘vibes quintet’ repertoire with a stellar line up.
PETE LONG, ANTHONY KERR (vibes), ROBIN ASPLAND (piano), PAUL MORGAN (bass), BOBBY WORTH (drums).
As well as ‘Airmail Special’, ‘Avalon’, ‘Flying Home’ and other Goodman classics, expect to hear the Goodman treatment applied to later music by Horace Silver, Billy Strayhorn and Cool and The Gang!
Tickets £16 each concert or £30 combined.
To book ring SMJ Tickets 01704 541790
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