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Brian Harvey: "The exciting day arrived and we [as under age school boys] snuck into the [pub's] rehearsal room, sat awkwardly to attention on hard chairs in a row facing the band and heard our first - very loud - live jazz. What an occasion that was - we even drank beer because we understood that's what jazz people did and that's what the band were drinking." - (Just Jazz June 2020)

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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Moonlighting in Vermont (Hotel)

Claire Kelly (vcl); Mark Williams (gtr).
Make no mistake about it - Ms Kelly is no longer the up and coming talent chasing her peers. Claire is moving ever closer to the front runners as tonight's set at the Vermont Hotel proved.
It wasn't easy despite having the best possible accompanist in guitarist Mark Williams alongside her.
It was a noisy environment - emanating from the mezzanine bar above. Their raucous laughter and loud conversations penetrated the room below threatening to destroy the delicate mood the duo created. To their credit it didn't faze them.
In truth there weren't that many in Martha's Bar where the gig was taking place which was a shame as the jazz world should have turned out en masse to encourage this girl who really is a comer.
Still, those of us who did make the effort enjoyed a choice selection of good tunes beautifully sung and beautifully played.
Lady Is A Tramp, I've Grown Accustomed To His Face, Stella By Starlight, Like Someone in Love, You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To, Summertime, My Funny Valentine, West Coast Blues, Taking A Chance on Love, Love Me Or Leave Me were just some of the songs they laid down.
A lot of good singers are looking over their shoulders!
Lance.

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