Kicking off the South Coast Jazz Festival is The Jazz Repertory Company who will be performing ‘100 Years of Jazz in 99 Minutes’. The brain-child of drummer Richard Pite, the band features Pete Long, Enrico Tomasso and vocalist/trumpeter Georgina Jackson.
Georgina spoke to SJM editor Charlie Anderson.
You’re doing 100 years of Jazz in 99 Minutes. What’s that like?
“It’s a good show. It’s fun for all the family. The show is very entertaining. Come and see it!”
Which is your favourite era?
“My favourite era is the Fifties. I sing a bit of Chet Baker (as a woman, obviously) and that kind of music is my favourite. We go through all the decades and they’re all equally entertaining.”
What are you looking forward to most in 2018?
“I did the Proms in 2017, which was my highlight. Obviously I’m looking forward to performing at lots of jazz festivals, especially the South Coast Jazz Festival. It’s certainly the highlight of the calendar in January. I’m also looking forward to some new projects and a new album.”
The Jazz Repertory Company features: Pete Long (saxophones, flute, trumpet), Enrico Tomasso (trumpet, trombone, vocals), Nick Dawson (piano, clarinet, vocals), Dave Chamberlain (bass, guitars, banjo, piano, drums), Richard Pite (drums, sousaphone, double bass), Georgina Jackson (vocals, trumpet).
The Jazz Repertory Company perform 100 Years of Jazz in 99 Minutes at the South Coast Jazz Festival on Saturday 20th January, 2018 at The Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea.
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