Ian Smith, Vimala Rowe play Ella Fitzgerald Saturday 15 November

The Ian Smith Trio with Vimala Rowe 

The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook.

Ian Smith Trumpet portraitSaturday 15 November

Dinner from 6.30pm.  Jazz from 8pm.

Tickets: £15 or £30 with dinner

Bring your friends for a cabaret-style dinner with an evening of unforgettable jazz.

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. Joined by the fabulous VIMALA ROWE, they will play songs from the Ella Fitzgerald songbook.  



VIMALA ROWE is an award-winning jazz performer whose effortless voice enthrals her audiences.  More on Vimala …

Ian Smith photo credit bill shakespeare

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.

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 carte starters and desserts to complete your dinner if you like as well as a delicious wine list.

The Ian Smith Trio second performance  on Sunday 16 November as part of the Bridport Literary Festival has sold out. Phone 01308 459511 to book for Saturday evening now! 

Here is Vimala Rowe on 16th December 2013 at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Soho
Vimala Rowe vocals, Reuben James piano, Giacomo Smith clarinet, Fergus Ireland double bass, Pedro Segundo percussion, Dave Archer guitar

Great Jazz and Art at Sladers Yard 2 copyAbove is Ian Smith playing at Sladers Yard November 2013 with Ian Barnes sax, Dave Newton piano, Kevin Sanders bass in front of David Inshaw’s Pyrotechnics. Photo David Inshaw.

Phone 01308 459511 to book for Saturday evening now!

About Sladers Yard

Sladers Yard is an art gallery and cafe in West Bay, Dorset. Our art gallery showcases contemporary British Art, Furniture and Craft whilst the licensed cafe serves fresh, locally produced homecooked food and drinks.
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