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  • Roger Hipwell wrote on August 21, 2012 report

    Orford Jazz has been promoting good music on the Suffolk coast for ten years and we have booked some very talented performers in that time including three that you mention, Liane Carroll (2008) and Gwyneth Herbert (2005 and 2010)who both showed that they not only have what it takes to entertain the audience but also the skill to engage with the audience. This year we were fortunate to have Melissa James who captivated the discerning crowd with her ability to tell stories with her self penned songs.

    We are currently in the planning stages for next year and again we are talking to some very talented performers. Some purists may question some of our music, we had an opera singer filling for a late cancellation act this year, but we strive to offer our regular audience a relaxing afternoon with some fine jazz inspired entertainment.

    www.orford.org.uk/community/picnic-jazz/

  • Bruce Lindsay wrote on August 22, 2012 report

    Hi Roger

    Thanks for the comment.

    Orford Jazz is just one of a growing number of small UK festivals that offer great jazz singing as part of their programs. Good luck for the future - I look forward to seeing your 2013 line-up.

    Cheers
    Bruce

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