Stars at St. Peter’s
Stars at St. Peter’s
St Peter’s by the Waterfront, College Street, Ipswich, IP1 1XF
Featuring Tina May (vocals), Enrico Tomasso (trumpet), Mark Lockheart (saxophone), Owen Dawson (trombone) and the Chris Ingham Trio with Chris Ingham (piano), Arnie Somogyi (bass), George Double(drums). Plus an opening set by the South Suffolk Youth Jazz Ensemble.
Our very popular club night is back. This year we have assembled yet another wonderful line-up of some of the best jazz musicians in the UK all playing together in different combinations to make a long night of jazz.
As a truly international artiste and lyricist, Tina May continues to give performances in China, Australia, Singapore, the US – as well as Europe, teaming up with musicians all around the world resulting in packed theatre and club performances in festivals worldwide.
Tina is renowned for her interpretations of the great jazz repertoire to which she often adds Francophile lyricism and a cinematic European twist … also adding a touch of humour.
“Tina May remains the most expressive and technically gifted jazz singer on the UK Jazz scene” – wrote Kenny Mathieson in The Scotsman.
Enrico Tomasso is a premier trumpeter on the jazz scene and has just won the British Jazz Awards for the 5th time. He plays the top festivals and jazz clubs around Europe, having an exciting presence and dynamic personality on stage, with his command of the instrument and stylistic invention placing him in the top echelon. His broad stylistic knowledge also makes him first call for period jazz styles in the studio. He met and was mentored by Louis Armstrong as a child and met and played with many more of the ‘Jazz Maestros’ on his journey.
Mark Lockheart first came to prominence in the mid 1980s with the influential big band Loose Tubes. In 1992 Mark formed the eclectic co-led quartet Perfect Houseplants, a group that released six albums. Since then he has continued to compose and play on a stream of leading edge jazz albums. In 2016 Mark was awarded Jazz FM Instrumentalist of the Year and also nominated for the British Composer Awards for his composition With One Voice. Most recently Mark has just completed a major jazz/orchestral work titled Days On Earth for jazz sextet and 30-piece orchestra.
Originally from Ipswich, trombonist Owen Dawson now lives in London where he moved in 2012 to study on the jazz course at The Royal Academy of Music. As a trombone player he has already had a varied career including performances on West End musicals and with The John Wilson Orchestra, The BBC Big Band and HermetoPascoal. Alongside performing as a side man in various ensembles. Owen also runs his own band Big Bad Wolf who released their debut album ‘Pond Life’ in 2017 to critical acclaim.
The Chris Ingham Trio is one of the UK’s leading rhythm sections. Described by Art Themen as "like being driven around in a Rolls Royce", the group which consists of pianist Chris Ingham, bassist Arnie Somogyiand drummer George Double are regulars at Ronnie Scott's club and have received high praise in both the national and specialist jazz press.
We can offer a limited number of tickets for just £1 each to any of our gigs. You can buy up to two concessionary tickets if you are a full time student living in Ipswich or you live in Ipswich and you also receive at least one of the following benefits:
Universal Credit, Jobseekers Allowance, Employment & Support Allowance, Carers Allowance, Pension Credit, Income Support or Housing Benefit.
Please be prepared to provide proof of benefit when attending the show.
Doors open at 7:00pm.