Marsden Jazz Festival
2017
6th-8th
October
Jazz In The Yorkshire Pennines
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Tom Harrison Group ft Cleveland Watkiss

Full Price : £16

Child (16 and under): £8

When : Sat 7th Oct at 9:00pm (Ends - 10:30pm)

Where : Parochial Hall

Category : Headliners, Ticketed

Description

A joyful celebration of the music of the jazz legend Duke Ellington and his long-time collaborator Billy Strayhorn. Tom has assembled an all-star cast of British jazz musicians who reimagine the music to create stunning interpretations of both popular and lesser-known masterpieces, including Solitude, The Intimacy of The Blues and Take the ‘A’ Train.

This is uplifting swinging jazz – hugely entertaining but with plenty of edge to appeal to the discerning jazz buff.

“The freedom of individual expression and the rowdy, after hours jamming atmosphere put the music out of the mainstream bracket – and joyfully so. Singer Cleveland Watkiss is in his element, channelling everyone from suave big band frontman Joe Williams to vocalese prankster Slim Gaillard. Leader Tom Harrison’s confidently uninhibited wailing on alto reflects his three years engrossed in and performing Ellingtonia.” (BBC Music Magazine)

“…a band to watch out for, all musicians showing authority and sophistication in their playing and a great selection of material. Duke for modern times.” (Jazzwise)

Tom Harrison (alto saxophone)
Cleveland Watkiss (vocals)
Robert Mitchell (piano)
Daniel Casimir (bass)
Luke Flowers (drums)

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