Here is an update of my next few gigs.
Don’t miss Cotton Grass Theatre’s “You might as well live” or Dottie as we now fondly call it, having performed it about eight times. This great play by David Frederickson about the life and writing of Dorothy Parker features the outstanding acting of Susan Daniel and incorporates jazz of the age from the Steve Salfield Trio. The play is funny, rude, political, sad and moving. The music is closely integrated with the words. We have been having a very successful run, having played to sold out houses for three nights at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford and to a large and very enthusiastic audience in Wirksworth last week.
The last few dates are as follows and are selling very quickly:
Friday Nov 15th Thornbridge Hall, Great Longstone, Derbyshire That’s this Friday!!
Friday Nov 22nd De La Salle Club, Sheffield
Saturday Nov 30th, Harland Cafe, Sheffield
For booking details please see http://www.cottongrasstheatre.co.uk
Here is what one of the audience wrote:
What a great gig at Wirksworth tonight. Congratulations to the musicians who helped to create the context for Susan Daniel, as Dorothy Parker. She had the audience entranced and richly entertained. Such a demanding solo role, so well interpreted. ………….. the whole production was truly engaging. We had a really enjoyable evening.
Jazz at the Druid in Birchover went so well on our first night there in October, that it is to be a monthly event. It’s a lovely place with a great atmosphere.
So come along if you can and hear the Steve Salfield Trio while you have a drink or a meal in this lovely ancient pub.
Thursday 21st November 2013
Thursday 19th December 2013
Thursday 16th January 2014
Entry is free. The Druid under new management is earning a reputation for excellent food and good beer.
Jazz at the Harland Cafe in Sheffield, January 17th 2014
I’ll be joined by two old friends, Pete Moxley who is an excellent pianist and Graham Jones that brilliant bass player. We plan to play jazz versions of some favourite film music and some of the usual jazz favourites. The Harland is a lovely venue with good food (optional) and drinks.
It’s advisable to get tickets in advance from Tom Chester blanktape or from www.harlandcafe.co.uk 0114 273 8553
Hope to see you soon