April 30th, 2008
posted by Cptn
Clear out your diaries for a week and a bit of smooth, silky, sultry songs in (metaphorically) smokey waterside venues. Yes, the first International Barbican Jazz and Blues Festival is set to swagger its way around the quay, daddy-o.
Opening the shindig of international artists, some of whom are home-grown, is Plymouth’s First Lady of Jazz Louise Parker. She’ll swing the event into action at 1pm on Saturday May 3, at The Parasols - and it’s free. What a way to start the bank holiday weekened.
The whole event has been nurtured into life by the soul of the party herself Mama Tokus, who will also play a supporting role to gentleman of jazz Earl Okin, on Thursday May 8, at the Barbican Theatre, kick-off, 8pm (£10).
But this is just the tip of the iceberg of cool composers and toe-tapping tunes.
Check out the Barbican International Jazz and Blues Festival website for more.
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