GIGS Fridays, doors open at 7:30pm,
music 8:00pm (2 sets).

The venue is fully accessible.

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Thanks to all from the hotel, committee, friends and helpers, and not
least the wonderful musicians for a stunning 25th anniversary gig on
Sunday 4 March. Pictures on our Gallery Page.

We are hosting a gig on the 24 March at the festival: Jacqui Dankworth, Charlie Wood and Chris Allard.


Gill Manly
Gill Manly

"Gill's voice is nothing short of electric...singers with this much control and technique are a scarcity nowadays" - Jazz On Cd Magazine
Gill Manly vocals, Trevor Hyatt mandola/guitar/vocals, Thomas Coffey guitar/vocals

Gill Manly has been singing jazz and blues for over 35 years and “Going Home” is her 4th album release, but her first blues cd and first live recording.

The rich tradition of blues and gospel music was always a huge love, and Gill views all blues as a form of folk tradition, the formation of her acoustic blues trio lends itself beautifully to that genre. But make no mistake, Gill’s eclectic approach to song choice means she has delved into composers such as Dory Previn, Doc Pomus, Bill Withers, Percy Mayfield, as well as Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Mississippi Fred MacDowell.

Trevor Hyatt and Thomas Coffey are the ideal accompaniment to this wonderful singer.

"Great voice, terrific vocal range and technique, commanding stage presence, and packed houses. The audience and Ronnie Scott's Club loves Gill Manly." Simon Cook (Ronnie Scott's)
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Barb Jungr
Barb Jungr

"Barb Jungr is the alchemist among jazz singers. She takes dubious songs, and turns them into gold. And she takes songs we already knew were gold, and makes them interestingly different." - Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph.

Barb Jungr vocals, Jenny Carr piano, Dudley Phillips bass

Barb Jungr returns to the writing of Bob Dylan again and again to explore the richest veins of inspiration. One of the very finest vocalists around, Barb does not just sing songs, but, based on her deep insightful understanding, completely inhabits them in her own unique way. She delivers lyrics with enveloping emotion, by turns rich in passion or tenderness, anger or humour and her performances are honed to a perfection which renders the word “interprets” wholly inadequate.

Joining Barb is Australian pianist Jenny Carr who has worked extensively with her over the years and always provides sensitive accompaniment with increasingly jazz infused solos overlying her classical roots.

Dudley Phillips has worked regularly with many singers including Amy Winehouse, Bill Withers and of course Barb.

Expect an emotional roller-coaster that will invite you to reflect on the world in which we live, but always with the safety net of amusing and sometimes downright hilarious commentary, delivered in Barb’s own inimitable style.

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