Royal British Legion
£3 (Students’ Union Members & Schoolchildren)
Concerts commence at 8:30pm
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THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
Wednesday 10 May / Dydd Mercher 10 Mai
SUE PARISH QUARTET
plus guest saxophonist Liam Byrne
A spellbinding vocalist, SUE PARISH performs the great songs of the 30s, 40s and
50s, epitomized by composers such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern and Antonio Carlos Jobim, featuring bright and breezy swing, heartfelt ballads, sultry Latin and all points in between, and taking her cue from favourite vocalists including Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day, Peggy Lee and Blossom Dearie.
Sue, a regular at many renowned venues and festivals including Kendal Jazz Club
and Keswick and Lancaster Jazz Festivals, has won fans of all ages with her three octave vocal range and her ability to perform in every style from the subtlest of whispers, via a high wire scat vocal through to a full throated blues roar, as she explores the Great American Songbook, classic bossa nova and a few tunes a little further off the beaten track. Her extensive repertoire makes listeners glad to be alive, but has also been known to reduce strong men (and women!) to rubble with a poignantly delivered torch song.
Tenor saxophonist DEAN MASSER, a commanding player with a big sound and an
engaging stage manner is, like the title of his first album as a leader suggests, very
much “Old School”, continuing the legacy of the music he was exposed to from an
early age: Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and the sounds of players like Ben Webster,
Lester Young and Eddie Lockjaw Davis.
Dean can be heard evoking the classic jazz sounds of the 50s and 60s in The Jazz Worriers, a band that combines the artistry and witty stage banter that Britain became famous for in the 1960s, which he co-leadswith trumpeter Neil Yates.
Line-up completed by PAUL KILVINGTON (keyboards), plus the best of bass and drums.