An exceptional line up is announced for Pizza Express Dean Street at lunchtime on 26 March:
The performers announced so far are: Norma Winstone (vocals), Ian Shaw (vocals), Pete Churchill (vocals and piano)
Iain MacKenzie (vocals), Simon Spillett (saxophone), Karen Sharp (saxophone), Nikki Iles (piano), Robin Aspland (piano)
Frank Harrison (piano), Karen Street (accordion), Julie Walkington (bass), Mark Hodgson (bass), Jeremy Brown (bass), Tristan Maillot (drums), Winston Clifford (drums), Stephen Keogh (drums).
The Pizza Express website has this text explaining the background:
“Tina May has brought immeasurable joy to many thousands of people all of over the world. She has done this through her deeply beautiful voice, her artistry, her genuine kindness, humour and eternal optimism. Today we want to give a little of that back to her. The group of musicians performing on this concert, made up of leading National and International jazz artists, are her friends, family and colleagues. The proceeds from the concert will go to Tina as she passes through this tough time.” [ENDS]
LINK: BOOKINGS FOR 26 MARCH
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