Daily Archives: June 24, 2023
Sat 24 June | Fleur Stevenson vocals, Pete Billington piano / md, Raph Mizraki acoustic bass, Winston Clifford drums | Mockbeggars Hall, Blewbury, OX119QQ | 8pm | Private house concert, strictly advance bookings and payment | £30 ** | Tickets from Izabela@dircon.co.uk
A familiar face on the London jazz scene, Fleur Stevenson is gifted with a honeyed tone, an offbeat sense of humour and a naturally charismatic stage presence. Fleur creates an instant rapport with her audience through sparkling narrative and an unerring instinct for choosing the right material to showcase her talent.
** Note: A limited number of discounted tickets at £20 are available for Jazz In Reading followers. Email Izabela at Izabela@dircon.co.uk wih the code JAZZ RABBIT
Sat 24 June | Jenny Fay and Friends | Jenny Fay vocals, Simon Cook piano, Rudy Cook bass, Jim Wade drums | The Angel, Woolhampton RG7 5RT | 8pm | Free entry
Jenny’s early influences as a jazz singer naturally include Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald but she has found inspiration from many other singers with current obsessions including Gregory Porter, China Moses and the wonderful Liane Carroll.
Jenny has been fortunate enough to be tutored by Liane Carroll and has learnt from her the importance of crafting a song to tell a story that touches hearts. More recently Jenny has studied under Emilia Mårtensson, a winner of the Jazz Vocalist of the Year in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards.