Catherine Sykes has that rarest of skills - the ability to tell a story with her voice. We don’t mean just singing words but the very tones created by this fantastic vocalist create a sense of the narrative in everything she sings. First choice for many of the UK’s most prominent big bands, we are delighted to re-introduce Catherine to Moreton Jazz for this very special concert. Catherine (vocals), Ben Holder (piano) & Tom Moore (double Bass)
Jonny Kerry really is an astoundingly good piano-accordionist who only began playing at the relatively mature age of 15! After studies with Piano-accordion world leaders Frank Petrilli and Richard Galliano - he quickly found himself touring Europe and earning accolades from the jazz public and jazz press alike - this led to some impressive session work with the show Peaky Blinders and recording for Warner Records. The Jonny Kerry Quartet is now touring a new show. It’s an acoustic ensemble inspired by Gypsy Jazz, New Musette, Classical & Tango music. The quartet performs dynamic and lyrical arrangements of both standards and original compositions that draw upon diverse international rhythms and musical idioms. This specially created Quartet for Moreton Jazz is Led by Jonny Kerry and includes guitarist Ducato Piotrowski with Ben Holder (violin) and Paul Jefferies on double bass.
Craig Milverton is one of the UK’s finest pianists with a string of awards and hit jazz albums to his credit. A regular pianist with BBC’s John Paul Jones, trumpeter Digby fair-weather, guitarist Nigel Price and award winning Canadian guitar ace Dominic Ashworth. He’ll be travelling from his home in deepest Exeter to join us for an evening of purely magical jazzy entertainment with a distinctly festive flavour. Ben Holder plays violin, Paul Jefferies on bass and the perfectly timed Charlie Stratford is on drums.