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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.
Please note that Friends of Fleece Jazz get a £4 discount when purchasing a ticket.
Just see Peter at the merchandise desk to find out about becoming a Friend.
AND COMING NEXT
“Pure, well enunciated vocals…a real talent for jazz phrasing…a highly skilful storyteller…The air of fragile beauty was haunting and effective” The Jazz Mann.
Georgia Mancio ~ Vocals, Kate Williams ~ Piano, Steve Watts ~ Bass, Dave Ohm ~ Drums
Georgia Mancio is an award-winning jazz vocalist/lyricist and one of the Europe’s most original, adventurous and multi-faceted new artists. Her unfailing integrity, emotional commitment and ever-evolving imagination, produces music of beauty and bite whether classic jazz, Latin or modern song repertoire or her own bold new writing.
British pianist/composer Kate Williams playing is full of graceful storytelling themes and uptempo swing, delicate piano breaks glowing with a Bill Evans hue, bebop horn solos over nimble walking grooves. She is a member of Chris Biscoe’s Mingus Moves, and has performed with many other leading UK artists including Tina May, Henry Lowther, and Jim Mullen.
Steve Watts studied classical bass at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, leaving as soon as he discovered Jazz. Since then he has played with Mark Copeland, Julian Arguelles and many other top Jazz artists. Steve is currently Professor of Bass at the Royal Academy of Music and back at the Guildhall school of Music and Drama.
Known as "the powerhouse", the much -in-demand drummer, Dave Ohm has played, toured and recorded with amongst others, Benny Golson, Mornington Lockett, Dave Newton,Claire Martin, Pete King and is a regular member of the Ronnie Scott's All Stars.
Georgia is one of the great voices of the contemporary British jazz scene having both outstanding technical ability and great warmth.
AND COMING NEXT
Sarah Jane Morris vocals, Antonio Forcione guitar.
'Leave your preconceptions at home,' begins one London critic's assessment of sensual singer-songwriter Sarah Jane Morris. Expect just fantastic singing and intense brilliance. 'Morris does not interpret soul. She is soul, with all its passion and pain, joy and sorrow, hard times and highs.' The Gazette, Montreal.
Sarah Jane trained as an actress at the Central School of Speech and Drama, alongside comedy duo French and Saunders, actor Rupert Everett and film star Kristen Scott-Thomas. She found fame with The Communards and with the BBC ban of her version of Me and Mrs Jones. Since then she has become a world superstar, with hits in Japan, Germany, Greece (two no. 1 's), and Italy, (awarded the key to the city of Verona!), honoured with a European Grammy and won the international San Remo song festival.
Antonio's playing is a thing of wonder, both as a stunning soloist at Fleece Jazz and with Sarah. He is a multi-award winning, charismatic, inventive, mould breaking, genre bending, Hendrix of the acoustic guitar. Recently he has been writing and playing with Sarah in what promises to be one of her best ever partnerships.
Come and see a "flamboyant, idiosyncratic singer on the borders of jazz, soul and pop, she's a majestic if raw-nerved singer of awesome eloquence" The Guardian.