Branscombe welcome jazz!

PUBLISHED: 13:05 24 April 2009 | UPDATED: 09:02 18 June 2010

A TALENTED jazz singer will be performing in Branscombe next month. Organised by Branscombe Village Hall Fundraising Committee in conjunction with Villages in Action, Louise Parker and her trio will be singing a wide range of music from jazz to soul great

A TALENTED jazz singer will be performing in Branscombe next month.

Organised by Branscombe Village Hall Fundraising Committee in conjunction with Villages in Action, Louise Parker and her trio will be singing a wide range of music from jazz to soul greats.

The arrangements are modern, fresh and impressively complex from a trio of fine musicians.

Louise is gaining a big reputation and a dedicated following. In 2006 she was tipped by the Evening Standard critic Jack Massarik as the most promising new jazz singer. And she was due to record with Humphrey Lyttelton in the summer of 2008, but he passed away before this could be completed.

Louise has sung from an early age, her style developing and becoming strongly influenced by Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holliday.

She has added funky soul to her mix and with a hint of gospel from her Jamaican mother's side of the family, she has a richly textured selection to draw on.

All proceeds will go the village hall's roof fund.

The concert will be held on Thursday May 7 in Branscombe Village Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets priced £11 (£8 for juniors) to include food.


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