Sara Dowling Sings George Shearing
Friday, November 17, 2017
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Gifted with an immensely emotional vocal style, Sara Dowling’s influences are wide and far-reaching. Her first love was her father’s jazz record collection, which helped develop her understanding of the music.
More recently, she had a five star review from Jazz Journal, and Jazz Views voted her recording, album of the month.
She will be celebrating Britain’s most famous jazz pianist George Shearing - the blind musical protégé who joined Claude Bampton’s band through World War ll and later became a household name in the U.S.
The arrangements you’ll hear are from the 1961 album The Swingin’s Mutual which featured the George Shearing Quintet with vocalist Nancy Wilson. Songs such as Gentleman Friend, Green Dolphin Street and The Things We Did Last Summer will feature in the programme.
Line-up: Sara Dowling
– vocals, Nat Steele
– vibraphone, Gabriel Latchin
– piano, Dave Chamberlain
- bass, Steve Brown
All meetings start at 7.45pm - doors open at 6.30pm