Saturday, 3 April 2010

Budleigh's Second Jazz Festival: 23 -25 April 2010



I don't know whether the organisers intended to pay tribute to Budleigh Salterton's link across the pond with Brewster, our Cape Cod sister-town, but this year's second jazz Budleigh Jazz Festival has a strong transatlantic flavour.

Three days of exciting Jazz to suit all tastes are what is on offer, featuring small groups, big bands, Dixieland and vocal styles. All events take place in the comfortable Budleigh Games Club, in Cricket Field Lane.

Picture: Maggie Reeday





Friday 23 April at 8pm £15
A TRIBUTE TO ELLA AND LOUIS
(Fitzgerald and Armstrong)
Starring British Jazz Trumpeter,
DIGBY FAIRWEATHER, pictured above.
Poll-winner, band leader, broadcaster, author and educator, as Louis.




Local Exeter singer MAGGIE REEDAY as Ella, returns after Festival success last year.
They are backed by one of Britain's finest pianists, Devon based
CRAIG MILVERTON, pictured left, and his Trio.
Featuring great American standards beloved by all.









Saturday 24 April at 8pm. £15

A TRIBUTE TO COUNT BASIE AND FRANK SINATRA
The BRIAN MOORE FESTIVAL BIG BAND
Consisting of professional musicians from all points of the South West will 'Powerhouse' through the ever swinging, thrilling, Count Basie book, accompanying vocalist Alex Hawker as 'Old Blue Eyes.'



Brian, pictured above, Trumpet, Basie Expert and Teacher, leads the band.

Alex Hawker, left, studies creative music technology at the University of the West of England and has been singing with Big Bands for four years.


He also plays trumpet.







Sunday 25 April at 12 noon to 3.00pm £15 incl. buffet lunch
DIXIELAND JAZZ LUNCH
Featuring THE SOUTH WEST ALL-STARS
Lineup... ALAN BATEMAN, (Trumpet), PETE ALLEN (Clarinet), ROGER MARKS (Trombone), CRAIG MILVERTON, (Piano), AL SWAINGER (Bass) and RITCHIE BURNS (Drums)
This promises to be a sizzling, foot-tapping session.

Tickets from the Box Office at the Budleigh Tourist Information Center
Tel: 01395 445275 Email: tic@btconnect.com
A limited number of season tickets for all three days are available price £40
Further information from the Organiser Tony Dealler on
01395 446524

Picture credits:
Maggie Reeday photo by Graham Tombs
Digby Fairweather http://www.digbyfairweather.com/
Craig Milverton http://www.craigmilverton.co.uk/
Brian Moore http://www.exetermusic.talktalk.net/brianmoore.html

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