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Notice from: Peter Westbrook
E-Mail: flutejournal@gmx.co.uk

I am editor of www.flutejournal.com, author of The Flute in Jazz and leader of Flute Flight and the Jazz Flute Big Band International headquartered in London and Liverpool.
We will be having performances and workshops in this area, open to all flautists interested in learning or improving their skills in jazz. Reach us at 01695 724 034 or 07443 410 975

A night in Brazil with Kenny Clayton and Baiana – 24th October 2018

One of the UK’s most celebrated musicians and composers is heading to Liverpool for a rare one off performance.

Kenny Clayton, who has famously worked with legendary Beatles producer George Martin as well as stars such as Shirley Bassey Petula Clark, Matt Monro, Robin Gibb, Charles Aznavor and Cilla Black, will be playing piano at the Hope Street Hotel as part of a new collaboration with Liverpool-based Brazilian jazz band Baiana.

The evening will celebrate the music of Brazil with a treasure chest of classic Bossa Novas, seductive sambas and Latin inspired arrangements of other well-known standards. Kenny is also famed for his amazing showbiz anecdotes and between songs he has promised to lift the lid on some of the stories behind the songs as well as pay tribute to his long friendship with the late Beatles producer.

The pianist, who also scored several films including The Ragman’s Daughter and Pied Piper, divides his time between London and Menorca but is on a rare trip out of the capital as part of a new series of musical collaborations, including one with Liverpool-based Baiana, who have been wowing audiences with their sophisticated sounds.

Lauren Arnott of the Hope Street Hotel said: “To have a living legend like Kenny Clayton perform at the hotel is a real privilege and to have him perform with Baiana makes it even more exciting. It’s going to be an amazing evening of entertainment.” To reserve your space call 0151 709 3000 or email events@hopestreethotel.co.uk

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Annie Sings Ella

Annie Long is doing a special one hour concert as part of the Wirral Arts Festival next month:

“Annie Sings Ella”, featuring Tony Peers on trumpet doing a bit of his Louis Armstrong style!

It will be in a lovely room at the Williamson Art Gallery, Slatey Rd. Birkenhead. ( not far from the Birkenhead Tunnel exit}

Sunday October 7th at 2.00-3.00pm.

Wigan International Jazz Festival

Liverpooljazz was once again delighted to be one of the sponsors of the 33rd Wigan International Jazz Festival which was held between 12th and 15th July.

Although the festival has changed management this year and run by a new company The Music Continuum, it was still in the very capable hands of directors Ian Darrington and Peter Fletcher who attracted record audiences with stars including Curtis Stigers, The Ronnie Scott’s Big Band, James Morrison, The Champian Fulton Trio with Scott Hamilton and Jeremy Sassoon’s amazing tribute to the music or Ray Charles (photo below) plus some of the regular favourites like the Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra and Georgina Jackson.

More strings (and brass) to your elbow gentlemen, and here’s looking forward to another great festival in 2019.

Photos by William Ellis