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Sun, 29 September @ 7:30pm


Music


Sheringham Little Theatre

STELLA GOODEY

Sophisticated Lady: The Diva Collection

Sheringham Little Theatre presents A SENSATIONAL programme of classic blues from the ‘20s to the early ‘40s, jazz , swing and Bacharach Classics from Iconic vocalists like Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, Eartha Kitt, Piaf, Dusty Springfield and Dionne Warwick presented by renowned chanteuse, Stella Goodey, accompanied by a hand-picked band of the UKs top jazz musicians, featuring:

VOCALS: Stella Goodey

TRUMPET: Peter Rudeforth A fine New Orleans Trumpet player from The Chris Barber Band, Kenny Ball & his Jazzmen, The Savoy Hotel, London.

HAMMOND ORGAN : Gary Baldwin UK no 1 from London’s East End. Gary is a sought-after session musician, from The Ronnie Scott All-stars Band , Beverly Knight. Doris Troy, Jeff Beck, Van Morrison & his current band The Deptford Rivieras.

SOUSAPHONE: Lord Marc Easener -a charismatic,virtuoso classical and jazz brass player. BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bryan Ferry.

DRUMS: John Watson: A fine gentleman and stalwart of the UK jazz scene, he swings and has backed the best in British jazz touring the world with Chris Barber’s Big Band , The Pasadena Roof Orchestra and playing prestigious venues including Buckingham Palace.

Stella is a classically trained musician and a naturally gifted singer. She specialises in singing traditional jazz, early classic blues and is the best interpreter of Billie Holiday’s style in the country, according to critics. Stella’s powerful voice is reminiscent of the classic blues artists and has been likened to Bessie Smith, Dinah Washington and blues influenced rock star, Janis Joplin.

Despite the strength in Stella’s voice, it can also emulate the sweet, vulnerability and expression of the legendary Lady Day, Billie Holiday.

A star of numerous albums, Stella is also an accomplished composer.