Live Review: Heather Cairncross & Dave Newton at All Saints Church
Heather Cairncross & Dave Newton
All Saints Church, Hove
Wednesday 18th June, 2014
This year’s summer season of lunchtime recitals at All Saints in Hove sees a programme of great jazz artists, beginning with vocalist Heather Cairncross joined by pianist Dave Newton. Starting the set with You Can’t Take That Away From Me, it was clear from the start that this would be a display of technical virtuosity from both musicians.
Heather showed her astonishing vocal range and sensitive use of dynamics on classics such as Don’t Get Around Much Anymore and Stormy Weather. The final number At Last, the title of her fantastic jazz album, was worthy on its own of an encore and they returned for an emotional rendition of Jimmy Dorsey’s I’m Glad There Is You.
These are two performers who really connect with each other and with their audience. A truly engaging performance in the most perfect of settings.
You can see Heather perform again at Ardingly on 25th June, 2014 with Dave Newton’s Trio.
If you don’t have a copy of her album, At Last, you can download/order a copy from www.heathercairncross.com.
The next concert at All Saints is on Wednesday 9th July, 2014 with Wayne McConnell, Steve Thompson and Piers Clark, 1-2pm. Admission is free but audience members are asked to make a donation.