A NIGHT AT THE 606
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10 2016| 7:30pm | £18
DOORS AT 6:30PM
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LIANE CARROLL **Winner BBC Jazz Awards 2005/6** “Parliamentary Jazz Awards Musician of The year 2008”
GEORGINA JACKSON After acquiring what she likes to describe as “a strange and somewhat unfashionable obsession with jazz and Big Band music” Georgina began her musical career as a professional trumpet player. However, again as she describes it “harbouring a desire to wear a posh frock” she decided that adding singing to her repertoire could be, well, fun. These days her terrific swing jazz vocals can be heard in a variety of impressive settings, not least as featured vocalist with the BBC Big Band, the BBC Concert Orchestra and as resident singer with Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra. This is wonderful, swinging straight ahead jazz from one of the most talented singers on the scene. Oh, and she still plays great trumpet as well so expect something just a little different. “A talented trumpet player and singer with a sassy, vibrant style”. All About Jazz georginajackson.net/
ALEX GARNETT A “musician’s musician”, Alex Garnett enjoys a varied musical career as both a pro jazz artist and an in-demand session and studio saxophonist. His powerful, flowing, hard bop sax style has been heard with some of Europe's leading bands and creative jazz ensembles, and he’s one of the few headlining UK jazz musicians in the current Ronnie Scott’s All Stars pool. He has performed in over 30 countries worldwide with Sir John Dankworth, Wynton Marsalis, Peter King, Humphrey Lyttelton, Van Morrison and Jools Holland, as well as leading his own highly acclaimed bands, “Bunch of Five” & “Organism” among other projects. And to add to his appeal even further, his onstage wit and patter are an absolute delight. “Garnett has a great muscular style and a rich, gritty tone.” Jazz Breakfast alexgarnettsax.com/
KAY ELIZABETH Expat US vocalist Kay Elizabeth who is probably best known on the festival and Club scene as the lead singer with the highly acclaimed band The Fontanas but who is also equally well known at Butley Priory as one of their favourite solo artists. A wonderful performer with a powerhouse voice and charisma to match, Kay is equally at home singing Groove and Blues as she is her own singer/songwriter material. A terrific artist and a welcome addition to the line up for this evening’s festivities. “Kay Elizabeth, with…quiet and fierce dignity...and her incredible voice...gives all this magic its luminescent centre.” Run Riot kayelizabeth.net
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/
other event details
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: