|Trish Clowes’ My Iris
Publicity Photo by Brian Homer
The ten successful bands who will perform in the Made in the UK Showcase at the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival on 21 -29 June 2019 have just been announced. They are:
Leo Richardson Quartet
Kit Downes (solo organ)
Trish Clowes ‘My Iris’
Kansas Smitty’s House Band
Christine Tobin’s Songitude
The press release quotes John Nugent, Producer/Artistic Director, Rochester International Jazz Festival who made the selection of the bands, from over ninety who applied. He said:
“For over a decade The Rochester International Jazz Festival has been honoured to have hosted well over 100 of the finest creative groups from the UK. Cumulatively, these amazing artists from across the United Kingdom embody the soul and spirit of an enormous contribution made towards the progression of the American art form known as jazz. Once again, we are proud to welcome the world to Rochester and I can assure the UK artists travelling to western NY this year that our patrons’ hearts and ears eagerly await their performances in our annual Made In the UK Series”.
Made in the UK has been running since 2008 and was started by the late John Ellson. It is now produced by Sue Edwards.