MUSIC | JAZZ IN THE BAR: CELEBRATING MILES DAVIS | SUNDAY 28 APRIL

Miles Davis was an American jazz trumpeter who became one of the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz. Pioneering the bebop style alongside Charlie Parker, Davis went on to record the seminal album ‘Kind of Blue’ and continued being an artistic innovator throughout his life.

 

Sam Massey will be performing pieces such as All Blues composed by Miles Davis, and those associated with Davis like Stella by Starlight. Massey has been hailed as a “fine trumpet player” by the Guardian and he will also be playing flugelhorn to add a contrasting mellow timbre for some of the tunes. He is accompanied by Philip Clouts at the piano.

Sam has performed alongside top-class musicians from across the UK, including the legendary Devon based bandleader Mike Westbrook and BBC Radio 2 favourite Clare Teal. As a performer, arranger and composer, he and his music have been broadcast on numerous BBC and Jazz FM  programmes. He is found on albums by PP Arnold and The Simmertones.

Sam has performed to sell-out crowds at The Welsh Millennium Centre, Kings Place Hall One, and St Ives Jazz Club.

Jazz giant Miles Davis was at the forefront of many key developments in the history of jazz. His best known albums include Birth of the Cool, Kind of Blue, Porgy and Bess and In a Silent Way, and continue to have a lasting impact on musicians and listeners to this day. Davis had a virtuosic trumpet style which could also be very sparse, making every note count.

£8 advance / £12 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.

Bar opens 7 P.M., Starts 8 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

MUSIC | JAZZ IN THE BAR WITH LYNN THORNTON | SUNDAY 30 JUNE

A 1930s tinged special of our jazz night, starring the vocalist from Just Misbehavin’ 

Singer Lynn Thornton has sung with many blues, gospel and soul groups. Her own band, Just Misbehavin’ features pianist Paul Barnham, who will be accompanying her. She uses her incredible vocal range and technique to create exciting interpretations of songs and to make them swing; she is also a swing dance teacher and her love of the fantastic music that goes with it steps over into her very rhythmic singing style.

Expect to hear bluesy classics from the 1930s like ‘Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out’ and some unique jazzy takes on pop songs like ‘Tainted Love’ and ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’.

“Singer Lynn Thornton is gifted with a voice that can beguile, shock and delight, so great is her range and so exciting the way she can make any song her very own.” ~ Devonshire Magazine

£8 advance / £12 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 7 P.M., Starts 8 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.