Our popular monthly Jazz Cafe evenings are held in the bar of the Electric Theatre in Guildford. Seating is cabaret style, and intimate, and you’re welcome to bring your own supper or snacks. The music starts at 19.30pm , and the doors open from 18.00.
This month’s Jazz Cafe pays tribute to the genius of Duke Ellington with jazz vocalist Sarah Moule.
The music of Duke Ellington has been inspiring singer Sarah Moule and pianist Simon Wallace ever since they both discovered jazz. Simon was hooked after hearing the Ellington band live when he was 13 years old. Sarah recently performed a concert of Ellingtonia with the Capital City Jazz Orchestra at Brecon Jazz Festival.
Together they celebrate the genius of the Duke with a collection of his greatest songs and those of his right-hand man Billy Strayhorn. From ‘In A Mellowtone’ to ‘Mood Indigo’, ‘Rockin’ In Rhythm’ to ‘Rocks In My Bed’ and Sophisticated Lady’ to ‘Something To Live For’, Ellington’s repertoire ranges from gut-bucket blues to urbane sophistication.
These highly-regarded musicians have performed at the Southbank Centre, every major London jazz room and all over the UK. Sarah sang for six years with The John Wilson Orchestra, has released four critically acclaimed CDs and has performed with British jazz greats such as Norma Winstone, Ian Shaw and Duncan Lamont. Simon toured internationally with the Lindsay Kemp Company, has recorded with Geoff Beck and been Musical Director for Imelda Staunton, Barb Jungr, Ian Shaw and Clare Teal.
For their performance at the Jazz Cafe, Sarah and Simon will be joined by Marianne on double bass.
Advance booking highly recommended
Tickets £15 from the Box Office on 01483 501200 or online here