Copasetic Foundation productions on tour, August and September 2018.
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
We have received the following press release;
COPASETIC PRESS RELEASE
A range of Copasetic productions are coming to venues across the UK from later this month.
Thursday 25 August
‘Fever: Jo Harrop sings Peggy Lee’ with alto saxophonist Tony Kofi pays tribute to the sultriest songstress of them all, at the Ushaw Jazz Festival at Ushaw College, Durham, County Durham DH7 7DW. With Alex Webb (piano), Andy Champion (bass) and Russ Morgan (drums). Tickets & info: http://www.ushaw.org/store/index.php?page=jazz-festival-2018
Saturday 1st September
‘Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall’ comes to Streatham’s Hideaway (2 Empire Mews, London SW16 2BF). Fronted by David McAlmont, the show is inspired by the legendary 1956 concert at which Billie Holiday’s music was accompanied by extracts from her autobiography Lady Sings The Blues, McAlmont gives his unique interpretations of the Lady Day catalogue. Alex Webb leads the accompanying band featuring Sue Richardson (trumpet), Katy Jungmann (tenor, clarinet), Inga Eichler (bass) and Sophie Alloway (drums). Tickets & info: https://www.hideawaylive.co.uk/david-mcalmont-presents-billie-holiday-saturday-1st-september-2018
Friday 7th September
American singer, songwriter, actor, radio and TV presenter China Moses and pianist Alex Webb share their love of the blues in ‘Seven Ways The Blues Can Improve Your Life’ at Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh (part of the ‘Festival of New’). This tongue-in-cheek musical self-help manual is a mix of storytelling and song, humour and history. With Emrys Baird (guitars) and Alan Gibson (bass). Tickets & info: https://snapemaltings.co.uk/whats-on/seven-ways-blues-can-improve-life/
Thursday 13th September
Tony Kofi and Alex Webb bring their show ‘A Portrait of Cannonball’, celebrating Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley, to the Bonington Theatre, Arnold Leisure Centre, Nottingham. With Andy Davies (trumpet), Alex Webb (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass), Alfonso Vitale (drums), and special guest Deelee Dube (vocals). Tickets & info: https://www.jazzsteps.co.uk/view_gig.php?id=500
Tony Kofi: Portrait of Cannonball
Alto-sax master Tony Kofi fronts this loving celebration of the jazz giant Julian ‘Cannnonball’ Adderley. The group traces the explosive music of Cannonball from his first session as leader in 1955, through work with Miles Davis onto the soul-jazz of the 1960s. The repertoire includes Adderley brothers’ classics like Things Are Getting Better, This Here, Del Sasser, Dat Dere, Sack o’Woe and Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - as well as a guest vocal spot by Deelee Dubé exploring the memorable 1961 collaboration with Nancy Wilson. In 2016 Dubé was the first British winner of the prestigious Sarah Vaughan Vocal Award.
“Tony Kofi’s full-bodied sound, clear articulation and committed attack carry the immediacy and impact of the established masters of the jazz saxophone. And like them, he plays at full stretch, whether rampaging over a hard-edged groove or gently warming a ballad with a perfectly balanced vibrato.” - Financial Times
Friday 28 September
‘Fever: Jo Harrop sings Peggy Lee’ makes its Scarborough Jazz Festival debut with Tony Kofi (alto), Alex Webb (piano), ‘Level’ Neville Malcolm (bass) and Pete Hill (drums). Scarborough Jazz Festival, Scarborough Spa. Tickets & info: https://scarboroughspa.sivtickets.com/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=JoHarrop&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=
Saturday 29 September
‘Billie Holiday at Carnegie Hall’ comes to the Saffron Hall, Audley End Road, Saffron Walden CB11 4UH. David McAlmont will be accompanied by Alex Webb (piano), Sue Richardson (trumpet), Katy Jungmann (tenor, clarinet), Florence Moore (bass) and Sophie Alloway (drums). Tickets & info: https://saffronhall.com/calendar/david-mcalmont-presents-billie-holiday-at-carnegie-hall/
Inspired by Billie Holiday’s legendary 1956 concert at Carnegie Hall, where her performance was accompanied by extracts from her autobiography Lady Sings The Blues, singer David McAlmont gives his unique interpretations of the Lady Day catalogue while quoting from her extraordinary life story. The show includes many of the most well-known Holiday songs, including; What A Little Moonlight Can Do, My Man, and Don’t Explain.
Promoting the understanding and appreciation of jazz and related musics
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann enjoys a day of music typified by a spirit of international co-operation with performances by Romarna Campbell, Artephis, Tom Smith Septet, Maite Hontele, Pavel Zlamel's PQ and Adam Glasser
Ian Mann enjoys the first full day of the resurgent Brecon Jazz Festival and performances by Trefor Owen and Andy Hulme, Hot Club Gallois, Ian Shaw, and the Festival Big Band led by Gareth Roberts.