What’s On & All That Jazz

 

Claire Martin & Ray Gelato

( POSTPONED UNTIL 2020 – date to be advised)

Let There Be Love

Multi-award winning vocalist and BBC Radio presenter Claire Martin OBE and legendary saxophonist and vocalist Ray Gelato hit the road with a stellar group of musicians with their brand new show ‘Let There Be Love’

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Join dear friends and musical partners, Claire Martin OBE and the UK’s ‘Godfather of Swing’ Ray Gelato, on this irresistible romp through the romantic classics of the Great American Songbook and find the perfect antidote to the woes of modern living!  Lose yourself in their interpretations of timeless favourite songs such as Gershwin’s ‘Embraceable You’,  Nat ‘King’ Cole hits ‘Let There Be Love’ and ‘When I Fall in Love’, alongside Dean Martin’s ‘That’s Amore’ – alongside a host of other classics.

Claire and Ray are joined on-stage by a world-class group of musicians representing the cream of British talent in this heart-warming concert – which is guaranteed to pull on your heartstrings and is the perfect night out for romantics everywhere.

‘Jazz artistry … a delight’

The Observer

‘She ranks amongst the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet’   
Jazz Times USA

‘Not for nothing is Gelato known as ‘The Godfather of Swing’

The Telegraph

‘A consummate jazz singer with old-school virtues … she wins plaudits everywhere she works’   
The Guardian

‘Gelato’s dapper mixture of swing and Louis Prima jumping jive remains as invigorating as ever’
The Times

As usual, the evening comprises a two set performance in our very intimate Village Hall with a two course a la carte dinner at the pub beforehand.

Dinner and performance tickets are priced at £55 per person.  Dinner table are available between 6 and 7.15 pm with the performance starting at 8.30pm.  Some performance only tickets are available at £30.

For  more information, please email markb@mindthe-gap.co.uk

 

SATURDAY JANUARY 18TH

Manouche Etc

Always a great pleasure to welcome back this fabulous and highly popular local band with their extraordinary Gypsy swing and repartee!

Manouche

As usual, the evening comprises a two set performance in our very intimate Village Hall with a two course a la carte dinner at the pub beforehand.

Dinner and performance tickets are priced at £40 per person.  Dinner table are available between 6 and 7.15 pm with the performance starting at 8.30pm.  Some performance only tickets are available at £15.

For  more information, please email markb@mindthe-gap.co.uk

WEDNESDAY MARCH 18TH 2020

The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars

Ronnie Scott’s at 60:  The Ronnie Scott’s Story

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Celebrating 60-years since the founding of one of the world’s most iconic music venues, the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars take to the road to celebrate the ‘Ronnie Scott’s Story’.

Direct from London’s world-famous jazz club and combining world class live jazz and narration, The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, take you on a guided, musical tour of this music institution.  Set amongst the dive bars and jazz jook joints of London’s Soho, we hear about the desperate hand-to-mouth finances of the early years and the frequent police raids.  We hear how Ronnie’s became neutral ground within rife gang territory and their scrapes with gangsters including the Krays who were rumoured to have taken Ronnie and Pete “for a little drive”!  Life at Ronnie’s is evocatively re-imagined through tales of the club’s past visitors, from pop stars, film stars and politicians to comedians and royalty, but above all, the musicians.

Featuring classic music from the jazz greats who have performed at Ronnie Scott’s, alongside tales of old Soho, miscreant musicians and police raids, ‘The Ronnie Scott’s Story is a glimpse into this unique world and its incredible history.

Hosted and performed by the award-winning Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, led by the Club’s Musical Director, this is a unique evening celebrating the music and history of Ronnie Scott’s and is a must for any music fan.

‘Outstanding players. For poise, balance and swing they’re a joy to listen to’

The Observer

‘Full-on brilliance’

The Guardian

As usual, the evening comprises a two set performance in our very intimate Village Hall with a two course a la carte dinner at the pub beforehand.

Dinner and performance tickets are priced at £60 per person.  Dinner table are available between 6 and 7.15 pm with the performance starting at 8.30 pm.  Some performance only tickets are available at £35 per person

For  more information, please email markb@mindthe-gap.co.uk

Further details via email please to  markb@mindthe-gap.co.uk

 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 15TH 2020

Stacey Kent

 

The internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated vocalist, Stacey Kent, returns to the White Hart , featuring music from her Sony Music album release ‘I Know I Dream’ (Sony Music/Okeh) alongside a collection of numbers from her previous albums, including the Grammy nominated ‘Breakfast on the Morning Tram’.

Stacey’s visit here is with her 5-piece band, forms part of Stacey’s worldwide concert tour featuring a beautiful collection of songs, including American Standards, Bossa Nova classics, Chansons, as well as original songs and reprises of some of Stacey’s most loved repertoire – including numbers co-written by Nobel prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro, whose songwriting partnership with Stacey has formed an essential plank of her repertoire.

With career sales approaching 2 million albums, Stacey’s 11th studio album, ‘I Know I Dream’, is a highlight not only for its breathtaking beauty but also for its assured expressiveness.   The Album follows ‘Tenderly’ (2015), an intimate collaboration with Brazilian music master, Robert Menescal. Stacey’s previous albums include, the Brazilian-flavored, ‘The Changing Lights’, (2013), ‘Dreamer In Concert’ (2011), recorded live in Paris at La Cigale, her all-French, ‘Raconte-moi’ (2010), and the Platinum-selling, Grammy nominated, ‘Breakfast on the Morning Tram’ (2007).

For Stacey, whose international touring schedule keeps her on the road for most of the year, her return to Wytham provides a rare opportunity for UK fans see her ‘live’ in concert. 

The Wall Street Journal

“She has charm to burn, a smile that could give you hope in February and sings like nobody’s business”

The Observer

“Devastatingly Stylish”

Jamie Cullum
     “Stacey Kent has been quietly sitting on top of the world of jazz vocals, for many years

I Know I Dream – The Album

With over 2 million albums sold, a Grammy nomination and international recognition as one of the most successful and prolific jazz vocalist of her time, Stacey Kent stands strong among the artists that don’t have much left to prove.  However, she surprises us once more with her brand new album, I Know I Dream. Recorded inside the famous Angel Studios in London with an orchestra of around 60 musicians, this is her first orchestral album in a career that spans two decades and more than 15 albums.

Meticulously produced by Tommy Lawrence and Stacey’s longtime collaborator (and husband) Jim Tomlinson, the songs are arranged in a way that they are transporting the listeners instead of the size of the orchestra, which brings harmony and depth to the record and to the stories it tells. The most important thing for Stacey Kent was “to keep our sensibility and, at the center of everything, our sense of intimacy”.

I Know I Dream revisits in fact the quintessence of her repertoire and soul with three songs in French (Juliette Greco’s Les Amours Perdues, originally written by Serge Gainsbourg, Nino Ferrer’s La Rua Madureira and Léo Ferré’s Avec le temps), four new compositions and five covers of Brazilian timeless classics including, for example, Carlos Jobim’s Photograph. I Know I Dream is a majestic and smooth delight, both panoramic and intimate at the same time: a self-portrait with a big orchestra, like a confidence whispered with 58 accomplices.

Stacey Kent is a jazz singer in the mould of the greatest, with a legion of fans worldwide, a host of honors and awards including a Grammy nomination, album sales approaching 2 million, Gold, Double-Gold and Platinum-selling albums that have reached a series of No. 1 chart positions during the span of her career.

As usual, the evening comprises a two set performance in our very intimate Village Hall with a two course a la carte dinner at the pub beforehand.

Dinner and performance tickets are priced at £70 per person.  Dinner table are available between 6 and 7.15 pm with the performance starting at 8.30 pm.  Some performance only tickets are available at £45 per person

For  more information, please email markb@mindthe-gap.co.uk

Further details via email please to  markb@mindthe-gap.co.uk

 

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