The Ian Smith Trio: Dreaming Jazz
Smooth and creamy jazz classics.
Saturday 15 November
Dinner from 6.30pm. Jazz from 8pm.
Tickets: £15 or £30 with dinner. Phone 01308 459511 to book.
Bring your friends for a cabaret-style dinner with the best jazz there is.
A band made up of some of Britain’s leading jazz musicians arrives at Sladers Yard on Saturday 15th November for a creamy night of jazz classics with Ian Smith’s highly entertaining, hilarious and super-cool commentary. Book now and look forward to some unforgettable numbers from Louis Armstrong, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Harry “Sweets” Edison, and Teddy Wilson. Or, better still, book the band’s double bill at Sladers Yard with the Sunday lunchtime “The Poetry of Jazz and the Jazz of Poetry” musical entertainment about Harold Pinter and his love of jazz.
IAN SMITH has played trumpet with talents as varied as Gwyneth Herbert, Hank Wangford, Alan Barnes and Michael Horowitz. He has lectured on Modern and Renaissance Poetry at universities on both sides of the Atlantic while also playing jazz regularly with some of the leading players in Britain and Europe. He has performed at leading jazz festivals and on BBC Radio 3 and 4. A regular star performer at Sladers Yard, his evenings are red letter days. A published writer, IanSmith and Alan Barnes recently wrote and performed in an acclaimed BBC Radio 4 drama, Blood Count, about the final recording of Duke Ellington.
KEVIN SANDERS has been playing electric and double bass professionally now for over twenty five years, gigging and recording with some of the finest musicians and soloists in the world. He is Head of Bass studies for The Academy of Music and Sound – a group of eight academies, linked to universities around the UK which offer practical musical education for the student who aspires to be a working musician. As well as having written the courses, he visits to give masterclasses.
His long term plan is to develop full time high quality musical education for the working bassist.
DAVID ARCHER on jazz guitar is a young and brilliantly talented player.
Sladers Yard’s jazz evenings bring together some of the country’s best players in intimate evenings with stunningly delicious dinners cooked by Sladers Yard’s Licensed Café. The Café specialises in fresh, organic and locally grown ingredients cooked to memorable Moorish and Mediterranean recipes. The £15 set price main course will be a choice of three dishes including meat, fish and vegetarian. There will be a full menu of á la cartestarters and desserts to complete your dinner if you like as well as a delicious wine list.
The Ian Smith Trio are performing again, with a completely different programme at Sladers Yard on Sunday 16 November as part of the Bridport Literary Festival. Ian Smith was a close friend of Harold Pinter over many years and is author of Pinter in the Theatre to which Pinter contributed a foreword. Both shared a love of jazz. Ian Smith will explore the deep connections between Harold Pinter’s love of jazz and his writing. Tickets at £15 or £30 with lunch are available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre. T: 01308 424901.
Phone 01308 459511 to book Saturday evening and/or Sunday lunch now!