Live Review: Nikki Iles & Karen Sharp at Cambridge Jazz Festival

Nikki Iles & Karen Sharp

Cambridge Jazz Festival,

The Hidden Rooms,  7B, Jesus Lane, Cambridge (below Pizza Express)

Wednesday 25th November 2015

As part of the festival (Nov. 19th – Nov. 29th), Karen Sharp spoke at length about her musical career to date and more particularly regarding the degree she is currently in the process of completing in musical therapy.

The talk was interspersed with some wonderful music with Karen on tenor and Nikki on piano.

A swinging version of Love is a Many Splendored Thing started the evening and was followed by Tom Harrell’s Sail Away, a beautiful version of Some Other Time and an evocative Westerly part of a new commissioned suite written by Nikki.

The evening was completed logically by Get Out of Town.

A rewarding evening.

 

John Edwards