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Jennifer Wharton: "People forget that the trombone is so glorious. It can be like going to church, or getting ready for battle. It can be a lot of things....For a longtime I was the only female trombonist in New York," - (DownBeat May 2021)

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Rupert Burley (Dynamic Agency): "BSH just goes from strength to strength".

'606' Club: "A toast to Lance Liddle of the terrific jazz blog 'Bebop Spoken Here'"

The Strictly Smokin' Big Band included Be Bop Spoken Here (sic) in their 5 Favourite Jazz Blogs.

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May 13: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (weather, unfortunately, not permitting). CANCELLED!

May 20: Vieux Carré Jazzmen at The Holystone (Indoors!)
May 20 Maine Street Jazzmen are back at Sunniside Social Club.
May 23: Vieux Carré Hot Four are back at The Spanish City.

June 21: Jazz in the Afternoon are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).
June 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen are back at Cullercoats Crescent Club. (Revised date).

Friday, February 21, 2020

Zoë Gilby & Mark Williams @ Jazz Café Mezzanine Set 2 - Feb. 19

(Review/photos by Pam Young)

The second set started with another dip into the Aurora Project with Little Dancer by Tom Harrell, followed by an absolutely gorgeous rendition of Monk’s ‘Round Midnight. Zoë's voice and Mark's guitar had me spellbound.

What do you do after that? Well why not You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone by Bob Dylan from the Blood on the Tracks album – fantastic!



We were treated to a lovely ballad Autumn Serenade by Michelle Nicolle then a fun version of You Turned the Tables on me and a marvellous version of I'm Always Drunk in San Francisco - a Nancy Wilson song.  Ah memories!
 
A lovely original composition - Find a Secret - gave us a  fine example of Zoë's song writing talent, and to follow that, the glorious In Walked Bud. Monk's immortal composition ending a great afternoon. The joint surely was jumpin!

It's not difficult to see why Zoë Gilby was awarded Jazz Vocalist of the Year in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2019, her vocal range is amazing just pitch perfect, the choice of material was varied with fresh interpretations of both jazz standards and "contemporary" singer/songriters’ music.

Wonderful songs, beautiful performance by Zoë and the equally awesome Mark Williams.

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