Kevin Clark in jazz treat

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Pop­u­lar vo­cal­ist Fran Bar­ton and Plim­mer­ton pi­anist/com­poser/ ar­ranger Kevin Clark and his group will present an evening of jazz at Mana Lit­tle Theatre on Satur­day.

Clark said most jazz stan­dards were from Broad­way shows from the 1930s and 40s – mu­sic by Cole Porter, Gersh­win and oth­ers – but that mod­ern com­posers wrote equally good ma­te­rial that was more rel­e­vant to present times.

The ti­tle of Satur­day’s con­cert is Set­ting the New Stan­dards, with jazz-flavoured in­ter­pre­ta­tions of well-known mod­ern pop­u­lar songs by Sting, Billy Joel, El­ton John, Ca­role King, Dave Fr­ish­berg, Len­non and McCart­ney, Ste­vie Won­der, and oth­ers.

It prom­ises to be an en­ter­tain­ing evening.

Bar­ton and Clark have been work­ing to­gether since the early 1970s in tele­vi­sion, ra­dio, live per­for­mances at na­tional fes­ti­vals, stu­dio record­ings (they have pro­duced six al­bums), restau­rants, per­for­mance venues and pri­vate, diplo­matic and cor­po­rate func­tions.

Also in the group are noted Welling­ton mu­si­cians Rowan Clark on bass and Lance Philip on drums.

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