December 8 2013 Latest news:
By Alan Davies
Sunday, October 6, 2013
FRESH from the success of the Herts Jazz Festival 2013, the new Herts Jazz Club season opens in Welwyn Garden City tonight.
Cat’s Club – led by vocalist Cathie Rae – will launch the programme with a performance in the Terrace Suite, at the Hawthorne Theatre, Campus West, on Sunday night.
Cathie Rae is one of a handful of jazz singers of real stature. Her delivery is thoroughly compelling, beguiling and gently seductive.
With an unflashy style and crystal clear voice, expect self-penned songs that entice you with a combination of delicious under-layers and sweet top lines, as well as her own arrangements of more familiar tunes.
Her music has been described as mining the message song-seam of Nina Simone and Bill Withers.
Hailing from Scotland’s biggest jazz dynasty, you can expect a nod towards the great jazz tradition, too.
Joining Cathie will be Paul Harrison on piano, Graeme Stephen on guitar, Mario Caribe on bass and Herts Jazz’s very own Clark Tracey on drums.
There is a slightly earlier time for concerts this season with shows starting at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm.
Advance tickets cost £3 for students, £8 club members, £10 concessions and £11 full price.
The price on the door will be £5 for students, £9 members, £11 concessions and £13 full.
Book online at http://www.hertsjazz.co.uk/octdec2013.html