|Performing on the Barbican stage with Kate Williams on piano|
It was a huge honour to be included amongst the most stellar of line-ups ever assembled to perform at the Barbican to show our support for core values of the Labour Party - Fairness, Diversity & Equality.
This was the official line-up:
Alex Webb / Café Society Swing
But there were also many amazing musicians not listed who took part to make this one of the most spectacular jazz events ever! I performed "Ghosts" one of the songs from Spellbound Stories, based on Toni Morrison's "Beloved" about a runaway slave forced to commit a terrible act out of desperation. I thought it a good fit to illustrate the importance of the values of fairness, diversity and equality and received a very warm response from the audience. I feel so proud to have been part of this and thank the organisers, audience members and fellow musicians for making it such a special evening.
|Courtney Pine, Arun Ghosh, me, Soweto Kinch|
|With Courtney Pine just 30 mins before curtain up!|
My first credit as a radio reporter!
The report I did at Brilliant Corners on their Played Twice series was aired as a segment on BBC Radio 3's "Jazz on 3" show. So excited to see my name as a reporter! My first credit but hopefully not my last. You can "listen again" to it here for the next 17 days.
Celebrating the Divas of Jazz
I will be honoring the classic divas once more in Worcestershire in March. Looking forward to it!
26 Mar - St Barnabas Church Hall, Church Road, Rainbow Hill, Worcester,WR3 8NX
27 Mar - Clows Top Victory Hall, Mamble Road (A456) Clows Top, DY14 9HX