Come into the Cool at Sladers Yard!
Ian Smith and the Craig Milverton Jazz Trio
play the Fred Astaire and Chet Baker Songbooks
Saturday 21 January 2017
Tickets: £15 or £30 with dinner before. Dinner from 6.30pm, Jazz from 8pm.
Please phone 01308 459511 to book.
Featuring for the first time the inimitable Ian Smith on vocals as well as trumpet and verbal asides, launching the songs from their first CD, ‘Cheek to Cheek’, four of the very finest jazz musicians perform some of the most popular jazz ever played.
Ian Smith, broadcaster, writer, academic, composer and trumpet player, and friend of Sladers Yard, returns with his new show: an evening of swinging and romantic jazz, played and sung with the Craig Milverton trio featuring Craig Milverton (piano), Ashley Long (bass) and Nick Millward (drums).
Cadence magazine, USA
“World class solos… such a gifted all rounder should be cherished by the entire jazz fraternity” Jazz Journal
IAN SMITH has played trumpet with talents as varied as Gwyneth Herbert, Hank Wangford, Alan Barnes, Vimala Rowe 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 events are always red letter days. A published writer, Ian Smith and Alan Barnes 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 this country’s most brilliant players in intimate evenings with wonderful food cooked by our Licensed Café chefs. On Saturday evening, you can choose from a three-course dinner menu. The £15 ticket price buys a full main course from a choice of seafood, free-range meat or vegetarian/vegan dishes. A wonderful selection of starters, desserts, cheese and wines are also available.