Monday, 25 November 2013
Stan Tracey is unfortunately ill and will not be able to appear with his Octet, who will be playing Stan's music as originally scheduled. On piano for the concert on the 28th November will now be Steve Melling, a regular visitor to the club with Martin Drew's New Couriers and also the quartet of Peter King. This is the final weekly concert in our programme for 2013,before we take our usual December break. The next two monthly jam sessions take place on the Sunday 1st December and the 5th January 2014. Vocalist Jacqui Dankworth then appears on Thursday 9th January in the opening concert of our 20th anniversary year.
Kathryn Shackleton has just set up a facebook page for Watermill Jazz and she would be really grateful if those of you who have a facebook account would 'like' the club please. To do this, just click here http://www.facebook.com/WatermillJazz
Watermill Jazz's own photographer Jon Frost is providing photos to go on the page each week, so do go and relive some of the great gigs by taking a look.
For the previous three years we received one of the PRS Promoters Awards, which helped us book artists that might not have appeared at the club. Due to the valiant efforts again of Kathryn Shackleton, having applied to the PRS in 2012, we have been successful in receiving an award for the current season. The award scheme is administered by Jazz Services.
We have since 2006 been privileged to present each year a concert at this superb 300 seater acoustic venue, based on the site of the Yehudi Menuhin School in Stoke d'Abernon. Our connection with the Menuhin was instigated by the late John Usher, who for many years was at the forefront of the local arts scene in the Mole Valley area.
Previous concerts have featured Stan Tracey performing his own composition Under Milk Wood, John Taylor & Gwilym Simcock, Acoustic Triangle, Cleo Laine, Acker Bilk and John Williams & John Etheridge, with the most recent concert in October 2012 being a duo performance by Claire Martin and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett.
The concert this year on 5th October features the 16 piece All-Star Goodmen Orchestra led by Pete Long, who are joined by vocalist Joan Viskant, recreating the music from Benny Goodman’s famous 1938 Carnegie Hall concert. Tickets which are only available direct from the Menuhin Hall box office, go on sale from 26th July onwards. Please visit their website www.yehudimenuhinschool.co.uk to purchase tickets on line or telephone their box office on 08700 842020.
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