A NIGHT AT THE 606
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10 2016| 7:30pm | £18
DOORS AT 6:30PM
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LIANE CARROLL & THE GARETH WILLIAMS TRIO
LIANE CARROLL **Winner BBC Jazz Awards 2005/6** “Parliamentary Jazz Awards Musician of The year 2008”
“Liane Carroll...she seems in some magical way to be made out of music” The Observer;
GARETH WILLIAMS Accompanying Liane tonight (as well as the other artists yet to be announced), are pianist Gareth Williams & his Trio, who performed so capably at Butley Priory last year! Gareth has unquestionably established himself as one of the country’s leading modern jazz pianists. A fiery and creative player, his remarkable talent has been seen with an impressive array of world-class artists, from Jazz/Hip Hop band “Us3” through to internationally-renowned jazz musicians such as Joe Lovano, George Coleman and Jim Mullen. MD for iconic UK vocalist Claire Martin, Gareth has been featured at the Club on many occasions, most notably in his regular appearances with iconic US sax star Jerry Bergonzi.
“…dynamite pianist” Evening Standard; “Williams… fantastic improviser” The Guardian; “Gareth Williams...a jewel of a player” Jazziz
MORE ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED IN JUNE & JULY!
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2015 A NIGHT AT THE 606 AT BUTLEY PRIORY
Polly Gibbons is from Framlingham Suffolk and very much the local girl made good. She has released two CD’s in the past year, the latest “The Many Faces of Love” through American label Resonance Records. Her fans include some of the UK’s biggest jazz vocal stars, including Ian Shaw who called Polly’s talent “one in a million” and Claire Martin (host of BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Lineup) who said that Polly’s is “a soulful voice that will capture your heart…a real singer at last”. Polly’s star is very much on the rise, and so it is fantastic to welcome her back to Suffolk and Butley Priory (this will be her third performance at the venue!)
Hayley Sanderson is one of the featured vocalists on the BBC’s megahit programme “Strictly Come Dancing”. Along with her endearing stage presence – Hayley is a girl who likes to have fun – she’s impressively versatile, equally at home whether performing jazz, soul, groove or pop. She’s a skilled songwriter (and saxophonist!) too, who also leads her own retro-pop band “The Stylophones”.
Saxophonist Dave O’Higgins is internationally renowned through his work with numerous projects both here in the UK and abroad. His truly spectacular CV includes work with John Dankworth, Cleo Laine, Frank Sinatra, Jamie Cullum, Kyle Eastwood, Ronnie Scott, Eric Alexander and the list goes on and on. Also a respected educator, Dave has taught at Goldsmith’s, Leeds College of Music and many other secondary and graduate institutions, and presently teaches saxophone, harmony & improvisation at the London Centre of Contemporary Music.
A singer who is known for her sublime renditions of lesser known songs from the “Great American Songbook”, Zoe Francis will appear at “A Night at the 606” with UK guitar great Jim Mullen, who came to prominence with the Average White Band and was co-founder of jazz funk fusion band Morrissey-Mullen. Zoe’s tender, poignant interpretations of songs by Gershwin, Harburg, Mercer & Arlen are very much in the tradition of great torch singers such as Judy Garland & Peggy Lee, and such is her skill and talent that she makes these classics sound fresh and very much her own.
Accompanying Zoe and the rest of the performers as well as opening the show is one of the UK’s most brilliant pianists, Gareth Williams and his Trio. The Musical Director of the aforementioned Claire Martin’s band as well as jazz funk group Us3, Gareth has also worked with Iain Ballamy, Tim Garland, Art Farmer, Gwyneth Herbert & many other high-profile jazz artists too numerous to list. An epitome of the Renaissance man, he trained as a doctor and received a degree in English from Cambridge before switching to music (initially as a guitarist, which instrument he still plays at professional level). Gareth is one of the most sought-after accompanists to play at the Six and as such, there’s no one better to start off the night at Butley Priory!
Butley Priory has been referred to as ‘a cathedral in the woods’! An extraordinary building, it was originally a 14C monastery; stories of Mary Rose Tudor staying at the Priory during hunting expeditions with the Duke of Suffolk are just some of the romantic tales that abound. It is now a fairytale Wedding and Events venue, which has also hosted artistic and musical events for the last 20 years. Only two hours drive from London, with accommodation for up to 16 people, the house is also available to let for family reunions, corporate events and retreats. butleypriory.co.uk/
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The stage will be set up in front of the spectacular facade of the house, and guests will be seated on the lawn, or (if need be) under the shelter of a marquee. You are welcome to bring a picnic, and there will also be delicious locally-sourced, hot and cold food available. A cash bar will be open during the evening. Free parking is provided behind the Priory. Doors at 6pm.
Update: Butley Priory's catering company "Events Couture" will be providing the following tasty food options for purchase:
ZOE FRANCIS/JIM MULLEN