Friday Sept 14th, 8pm
Liane Carroll vocals and piano; Roger Carey bass; Russell Field drums
A powerful singer, full of soul and emotion, Liane regularly tops the bill at Ronnie Scott’s and opened at last year’s London Jazz Festival. With a mix of popular songs and jazz standards, she has won many awards as best UK jazz singer. Liane has played the Seagull before and everyone loves her.
Saturday Sept 15th, 8pm
Darius Brubeck piano; Dave O’Higgins tenor sax; Matt Ridley bass; Wes Gibbens drums
His dad was one of the all-time great names of jazz; Darius is a superb pianist in his own right. This quartet has now been together for a decade, playing a mix of original compositions, standards and, of course, some of those famous Dave Brubeck tunes. A real coup for Lowestoft, not to be missed.
Sunday Sept 16th, 7.30pm
Ian Shaw vocals and piano
Regularly voted as Britain’s best male jazz singer, with an amazing vocal range, Ian is a complete entertainer, full of humour and pure emotion. He launched his latest album at four sell-out shows at Ronnie Scott’s last October and returns to the Seagull where he was a great hit several years ago.
Gill Alexander Band featuring Karen Sharp
Saturday, Sept 15th, 5pm
A long-time local legend who used to play the London jazz scene, Gill’s booming double bass leads a line-up of top quality musicians, including award-winning saxophonist Karen Sharp, who played in Humphrey Lyttelton’s Band. Wonderful straight-ahead jazz.
Sunday Sept 16th, 2pm
Ray Simmons keyboards & trumpet; Phil Brooke guitar; Owen Morgan bass; Craig Hipperson drums
Co-led by classically trained Ray, and Phil’s virtuoso guitar, the band takes you on a journey through jazz, from Reinhardt to Zawinul, Ellington to Faure. Their repertoire is truly unlimited.