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Monday, February 11, 2013

Katherine Stone Quartet @ Ashington Jazz Club. February 6.

Katherine Stone (vcl); Dean Stockdale (pno); Neil Harland (bs); Steve Doyle (dms).
(Review by Peter S.)
Jazz returned to the Elephant after what has been a long winter. Our members returned in numbers to welcome the Katherine Stone Quartet on a first visit to A.J.C.. 
Ms Stone was impeccably supported by the brilliant musicians behind her who delivered a selection of melodies from the Great American Song Book with style and spirited interpretations.
Katherine made an anxious and nervous start to the opening song but soon realised they were in appreciative and friendly company. She need not have worried as we at AJC respect the sincere and dedicated musicians who make the effort to travel this far North to entertain.
The musicianship was exceptional and enthusiasts listened with approval to a consummate and classical rendition throughout the evening. Some were inspired to dance thou none would be candidates for Strictly Come Dancing which was not important when enjoyment was the motivation.
Katherine and her boys were comfortable with the venue and relaxed as each song received rapturous applause. Within a comprehensive programme of 25 lyrics interpreted with style we got great value from a very accomplished and well organised foursome recreating the music of Frank , Ella, Nat, Dean, Billie and many covers from others performing this special music brand today.
Sadly, the evening inevitably came to an end with all satisfied and delighted to have had the pleasure of hearing an outstanding Quartet. 
We look forward to the next occasion when they appear on  at the AJC .Finally, thanks to John  T. who encouraged the group to appear. He has good musical taste.Also thanks to our members for their loyal support.
Next month (March 7 at 8.30 p.m.) Djangologie are on the Bill. They were terrific last appearance.
See you there.
Photos from Jim Fay (above by Peter S.)
Peter S.   

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