Gig news(July 19, 2014)
It's been a busy few months with some wonderful wonderful gigs. The Tribute to Billie Holiday at Crazy Coqs on Saturday 5th July was amazing. Featuring Barry Green on piano, Pete Maxfield on double bass and the stunning Lee Goodall on alto sax, it was a truly memorable experience.
The Billie Holiday tribute gigs are proving to be hugely popular and there are several more coming up. Please see the gigs pages and keep looking as we will be adding to it frequently. For those of you unable to see the 5-star review we received when we debuted at the Brighton Fringe, here it is in full
Body & Soul; A Jazz Tribute to Billie Holiday
Posted in Music
On a hot, sultry evening, Brighton’s jazz vocalist Edana Minghella played tribute to the queen of jazz, Lady Day. The venue was full to overflowing and the audience were transported back to the 1930s with Billie’s ballads, including ‘God Bless the Child’ and ‘Don’t Explain’.
In between sets, Edana interacted with the audience, giving an insightful, thought provoking view into Billie Holliday’s journey to fame and early death at the age of 44. The musicians, including Sarah Bolter who played both saxophone and flute, completed what was a magical event.
The Brunswick, 18 May 2014 Rating: Julie Hayward