Copasetic Foundation - Live events January, February, March 2019.
Monday, January 21, 2019
Alex Webb has forwarded the following press release;
COPASETIC PRESS RELEASE 21 January 2019.
Friday 25 January 2019
‘A Portrait of Cannonball’ makes its debut at the historic Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre in Walton-on-Thames. This loving celebration of Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley features Tony Kofi (alto sax), Andy Davies (trumpet), Alex Webb (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass), Alfonso Vitale (drums), and special guest Deelee Dube (vocals). ‘An absolute blast, one of the most exciting gigs of the year’ – London Jazz News. Tickets & info: https://thelittleboxoffice.com/riverhouse/event/view/92866
Saturday 2 February (11am)
‘A Portrait of Cannonball’ opens the day’s music at the Southport Jazz Festival, at the Royal Clifton Hotel in Lancashire. With Tony Kofi (alto sax), Andy Davies (trumpet), Alex Webb (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass), Alfonso Vitale (drums), and special guest Deelee Dube (vocals). Tickets & info: https://southportjazzfestival.com/product/tony-kofi-cannonball/
Thursday 7 February
‘British Standard Time’: velvet-voiced Jo Harrop and pianist/arranger Alex Webb present an evening of British songwriting at its best – at Streatham’s Hideaway 2 Empire Mews, London SW16 2BF. The repertoire ranges from the jazz-era masters Ray Noble and Eric Maschwitz to music theatre writers like Antony Newley, Leslie Bricusse and Lionel Bart, from the pop giants Lennon & McCartney to Elvis Costello and Amy Winehouse. Harrop and Webb mine a rich seam of material and present it in a cool, contemporary jazz format. With Denys Baptiste (saxes), Andy Davies (trumpet), J Darwish (bass) and Pete Hill (drums). Tickets & info: https://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/jo-harrop-and-british-standard-time-thursday-7th-february-2019
Saturday 16 February
Inspired by the legendary 1956 concert at which Billie Holiday’s music was accompanied by extracts from her autobiography Lady Sings The Blues, David McAlmont gives his unique interpretations of the Lady Day catalogue at the Haymarket, Reading for Anvil Arts. ‘Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall’ includes many of Holiday’s best-known songs, ranging from the optimism of her 1930s work through her 1940s Torch songs to her self-penned classics Don’t Explain and Lady Sings The Blues. Alex Webb leads the accompanying band including Flo Moore (bass) and Sophie Alloway (drums).
Tickets & info: http://www.anvilarts.org.uk/whats-on/billie-holiday-at-carnegie-hall
Friday 22nd February
‘A Portrait of Cannonball’ at the Progress Theatre, The Mount, Reading RG1 5HL. Tickets & info: http://progresstheatre.co.uk/2019-tony-kofi
Saturday 23rd February
‘A Portrait of Cannonball’ at the Bear Club, 24a Guildford Street, Mill Yard Luton LU1 2NR. Tickets & info: http://www.the-bear.club/february-1/
Saturday 2nd March
‘Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall’ at The Pheasantry, Kings Rd, London. Tickets & info: https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/
Friday 8 March
‘Fever: Jo Harrop sings Peggy Lee’ at Pound Arts, Pound Pill, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 9HX
Thursday 28 March
‘A Portrait of Cannonball’ at Seven Arts, 31A Harrogate Rd, Leeds LS7 3PD
Friday 29 March
‘A Portrait of Cannonball’ at Crookes Social Club, Mukehouse Road, Sheffiled S10 1TD
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