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Jazz Heaven : Anita Wardell + Tony Kofi + Dave Newton + Martin Shaw + Arnie Somogyi + Clark Tracey
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Australian jazz vocalist specialising in be-bop vocals and scat singing and influenced by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Betty Carter. Winner of the BBC Jazz Awards 2006/7. Anita is among the most respected and acclaimed jazz singers on the UK scene. "A sugar-rush of listening pleasure" -(Jazzwise. "A singer who takes no prisoners" -The Times.
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Former member of Jazz Warriors and alto sax player with his own modern jazz ensemble, Tony is a fervent, earthy player who combines raw power with exquisite subtlety, not least in his renowned interpretations of Thelonious Monk.
'Passion and control - absorbing' (The Observer).
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Martin is regarded as one of the top jazz soloists in the country. You will hear him in an extraordinary range of settings from big band to quartet, cutting edge jazz to contemporary pop and funk. Martin is professor of Jazz Trumpet at the Birmingham Conservatoire.
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Arnie began playing double bass at the age of 19 and has been on the British jazz scene ever since. Expect a blend of British and Hungarian jazz.
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Clark is one of the UK's premier jazz men with an international career as an outstanding composer, arranger and drummer. Son of the renowned pianist Stan Tracey, Clark is crisp, hard bopper with an energetic, exciting band. He has won Best Drummer in various awards 5 times and released 11 albums under his own name. He also runs Tentoten Records & Resteamed Records with his wife, Sylvia Rae Tracey.
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