52nd Street Heroes
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Since forming her first quartet in the early 1990s, Tina May’s astonishing vocal ability and hypnotic stage presence has won her worldwide acclaim.
Her numerous accolades include Best Vocalist, and on several occasions, the Critic’s Choice Award at the British Jazz Awards.
A gifted lyricist, consummate jazz artist and sparkling entertainer, Tina’s wonderful voice will already be familiar to ITV viewers from the catchy theme tunes of the popular series Infidelity and Airline.Music lovers know her as an astonishingly gifted vocalist, famous for performing not only standard songs from the pens of Jerome Kern, Harry Warren, Duke Ellington, George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Kurt Weill, Johnny Mandel, Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen, but also material by Tony Newley, Paul Simon, and Chick Corea.52nd Street is a 2 mile long one way street in Manhattan, Mew York. A short section of it was known as the city's center of jazz performance from the 1930s to the 1950s. In its heyday from 1930 through the early 1950s, 52nd Street clubs hosted such jazz legends as Miles Davis, Harry Gibson, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Nat Jaffe, Marian McPartland, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Louis Prima, Art Tatum, Fats Waller, Trummy Young, and many more. Tonight sings her tribute to these great artists
Tina has been a prominent part of the jazz scene since 1981 and won the BT British Jazz Award 1998 for Best Vocalist. A dusty soprano with a three octave range, she is a flexible, imaginative interpreter of both traditional and contemporary songs.
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Dave Cottle Trio
Dave Cottle - Piano : Alun Vaughan - Bass : Paul Smith - Drums. A vastly experienced trio of professional musicians who have a wealth of experience accompanying 100’s of Jazz artists from all over the world and can play many different styles. Renowned as one the best jazz trio’s in the UK all can sight read music to an extremely high standard and each are renowned Jazz improvisors. The Trio usually provide the backing for visiting Jazz artists at Swansea Jazz
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Swansea Jazz @ The Garage Music Venue
- 47 Uplands Crescent
- SA2 0NP