For now we are sticking with last year’s model of Tom and friends running the fantastic local weekly jazz offer 'The Big Kettle' with monthly jazz club special nights. We would love to be able to run more, but we are aware of the risk of booking bands and the potential need to cancel if there is covid disruption from either side. So hopefully we have struck a good balance and see how we go! We are currently only booking monthly visiting bands until Autumn 2023, but will keep our ears to the ground and if we feel able to offer more of these gigs then we will.
Tuesday 5th March
Doors Open @ 6.30pm
Music Starts @ 7.30pm
Joining Esther for this great night of music will be - Pete Truin (Sax), Tom Quirke (Piano), Ross Williams (Bass) and Damian Rodd (Drums).
Esther is one of the jazz scene’s most highly respected and widely loved vocalists, juxtaposing sensitivity with a sparky sense of humour; her song delivery leaving audiences utterly compelled. Her innate sense of musicality, gleaned from her earlier years of saxophone playing and study of the jazz idiom, inform a voice that has individuality, originality and flair
Esther’s debut album Just in Time was produced by multi award winning singer Ian Shaw and launched at London’s 606 Club in 2005.Since then, she has carved out a prestigious career as a jazz singer performing extensively in major venues in and around London across the country and in Europe, accompanied by some the UK’s leading jazz musicians.
Her repertoire chooses original material, highly individual interpretations of jazz standards & popular songs, selections from the Duncan Lamont Songbook and more recently, as featured in her recent album "Home is Where the Art is" - spoken word and poetry.
Bennett gives her all on stage…..and never stops entertaining the audience…you can’t help but love her” – Jeff Prestridge, Close Up Culture
“Vocalist Esther Bennett’s many virtues include an incredibly seductive lower register and a winning sense of humour” – Jazz Wise magazine
“I love the integrity and beauty of Esther’s voice”
– Jazz Wax Marc Myers
"Knock 'em dead singer" – Evening Standard
“Great Sarah Vaughan influenced singer”
– Time Out Magazine
“A great favourite at the club”
– Steve Rubie, 606 Club
“Esther is a rare breed of performer who truly commits herself to expressing the lyrics of a song and bringing them to life in a new and innovative way” – Sound Generation