LIZ FLETCHER QUARTET
12th August 2020
Streamed live from the
LIZ FLETCHER is one of the UK’s top jazz singers. Influenced by Peggy Lee and Julie London with a love for Ella and Chet Baker’s phrasing, her understated style makes light of her sophisticated singing technique, and she has that all-too rare ability to really get inside a song and make it her own whilst staying true to the spirit of the original.
With award winning guitarist NIGEL PRICE , sensational DARREN BECKETT on drums, and Marianne Windham on bass.
“Fletcher has heart, sensitivity and subtle control – she’s the real deal”- John Fordham, The Guardian
“One of the UK’s top jazz singers” – Ronnie Scott’s Magazine
“A very talented jazz singer with that lovely gift of cool restraint” – Campbell Burnhap, Jazz FM
“Respectfully traditional and excitingly contemporary” – Lee Gibson, Music Magazine
This performance will be streamed live from the Boileroom from 7.30pm, finishing shortly before 9pm with a Q&A session “at the bar” with the band.
Please choose your ticket price below according to your means although we ask you to be as generous as possible please to support the musicians. When we’ve received your booking we’ll send you the link for the concert, which will start at 7.30pm, which will be followed by the Q&A with the band, finishing by 9pm.
Liz has performed in Jazz Clubs and Festivals such as Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Dean Street, The Festival Hall, The Purcell Rooms, Pizza On The Park, The 606 Club, Wavendon, Glastonbury, The Big Green Gathering, Ealing Jazz Festival, Southport Jazz Festival, Swanage Jazz Festival, Scarborough Jazz Festival, Zoetermeer Jazz Festival Holland, even supporting Nina Simone at a Festival in Greece! She has worked with some of Britain’s most respected musicians – Robin Aspland, Alan Barnes, Tony Coe, Jim Mullen, and many more.
Nigel Price is one of the most highly regarded and in demand guitarists on the UK jazz scene today, his flowing bebop lines, deep blues sensibility and his mastery of chording delighting audiences and fellow musicians alike. A regular at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club where has made more than 500 appearances, Nigel has played on more than 50 albums and has also worked tirelessly to organise his own tours and picked up a Parliamentary Jazz Award (Best Jazz Ensemble, 2010), a nomination for a British Jazz Award (Best Guitarist, 2014) and a British Jazz Award (Best Guitarist, 2016).
Darren Beckett won a prestigious Bass Ireland Award as a teenager, leaving the emerald isle to study jazz in New York, where he resided for 21 years. Across his career, he has played drums everywhere from Carnegie Hall in New York to the Royal Albert Hall in London. He’s performed on over 50 albums recording with notable names like Brandon Flowers, Daniel Lanois, Madeleine Peyroux, Lee Konitz and Kenny Wheeler. He has also worked with Lauryn Hill, Mercury Rev, Amen Dunes, Shane McGowan, and Sinead O’Conner. Since moving to the UK in 2016 he’s been a regular on the London jazz scene playing Ronnie Scott’s and the 606 club, playing with Jason Rebello, Gilad Atzmon, Jim Mullen and Alan Barnes
PREVIOUS LIVESTREAMED PERFORMANCES
Previous livestreamed performances are available to watch online. To support artists whose livelihood has been badly affected by the pandemic, please make a donation below to watch the performance.
AVAILABLE NOW: DAVE LEWIS LIVE AT THE BOILEROOM JULY 2020
Click below to see a trailer for Dave Lewis’ performance which was originally streamed live from the Boileroom in Guildford on July 22nd, with Robin Aspland (piano), Marianne Windham (bass) and Lloyd Haines (drums).
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