Jazz club tunes up for new sea­son

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THE “u n for get ta ble” legacy of Nat King Cole will be cel­e­brated when Jazz at Hospi­tal­field, in Ar­broath, re­turns for a 29th year.

Or­gan­iser Alan Stead­man said: “We start off with a band which was one of the hits of last year. The band has two award win­ners i n its ranks – pi­anist Euan Steven­son and sax­o­phon­ist Kon­rad Wiszniewski – and the young singer Ge­or­gia Cé­cile has been tipped as ‘one to watch in 2019’ by a lead­ing jazz mag­a­zine.

“The con­cert will fea­ture a mix of i nstru­men­tals and vo­cals cov­er­ing new ma­te­rial as well as stan­dards, and should ap­peal to both reg­u­lars and those who may want to come along for the first time.”

Mr Stead­man said there are also plans to cel­e­brate the 80th an­niver­sary of the Blue Note record la­bel and the 100th an­niver­sary of the birth of Nat King Cole with tribute con­certs.

He said: “I would want to mark Nat King Cole’s 100th an­niver­sary more in terms of his con­tri­bu­tion to jazz than as a pop­u­lar singer. He was one of the best and most in­flu­en­tial pi­anists of the 1930s and ’40s, and his drum­mer­less trio of pi­ano, bass and guitar set the scene for many to fol­low. I also have plans to bring a New Or­leans pi­ano player called Tom McDer­mott in May, and a band from New Zealand in July.”

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