Tina May and Craig Milverton Trio

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Chycara, Carnon Downs, TR3 6LN

Date: Saturday 4th November
Time: 20:00 (doors open for supper at 18:30)

'The most expressive and technically gifted jazz singer on the UK scene'. Scotsman.

  • Tina May – vocals
  • Craig Milverton – keyboards
  • Ashley John Long – bass
  • Nick Millward – drums

Now considered “ the finest jazz vocalist ever produced by Britain " (Chris Allen), Tina was born in Gloucestershire, where she was influenced greatly by her parents jazz record collection, containing such illustrious composers and artistes as Duke Ellington and Fats Waller.
Tina’s new album ‘Café Paranoia’ - Tina May with the Andy Lutter Trio Sings Mark Murphy.

The album is collaboration between Tina the UKs premier jazz vocalist and leading German pianist Andy Lutter.

"Britain does harbour a young female performer who, at the moment, is achieving impressive maturity, and evidencing genuine empathy and understanding for the timeless and indefinable beauty of the artful popular song. She is Tina May".

Indeed, the London Observer's jazz critic Dave Gelly, in reviewing her ever lengthening number of CD's has long considered "Tina May has an unerring instinct for how to treat a song ", and is "that great rarity, a singer who enhances a song."

Tina's musical heart may well be rooted in the music of Waller, Ellington, Gershwin, and Monk, and the jazz tradition.

However, she is not a performer, who remains musically static, as she is a thoroughly modern twenty-first century artiste.

For this concert Tina May is supported by one of the South West’s outstanding trios led by pianist Craig Milverton - voted Jazz Pianist of the Year 2010.

“Considered as one of the finest jazz vocalist's the UK has ever produced." All Music Guide
"Superb tonal range, elastic phrasing, faultless diction and barrelfuls of individual style."
The Herald

 

Liane Carroll

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Lovedays, Quay Road, Charlestown

Date: Wednesday 4th October 2017
Time: 20:00

 

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Liane Carroll – vocals, piano / Roger Carey – bass

Liane Carroll has been a pillar of the British jazz and soul scene for over thirty-five years.

Born in London and raised in Hastings; from the beginning of her musical career at the age of fifteen, she has dedicated her life to creating a deep and abiding connection with audiences all over the world through her exceptional talent, versatility and ability to truly interpret a song.

Along the way she has collaborated with such diverse artists as Paul McCartney, Gerry Rafferty, Long John Baldry, Ian Shaw, Claire Martin OBE and drum and bass outfit London Elektricity with whom she headlined in 2016 at Finsbury Parks Hospital in the Park festival.

She appeared with them again at Glastonbury Festival 2017.

Equally at home in intimate jazz venues and vast performance spaces, in the summer of 2016 Liane took part in the BBC Late Night Proms performing at The Royal Albert Hall with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra Of Scotland.

 "She has the remarkable ability to sing every song totally from the heart as if she has just written it herself."
 Jazz Line-Up (BBC Radio 3)

'She is one of the most fantastic jazz singers and pianists in the world. She's a real star." BBC Scotland.
 

'Liane Carroll doesn't just sing jazz. She is jazz. This is of the highest quality. Believe.' Mojo.

The Craig Milverton Trio

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'Tribute to Oscar Peterson'

Lovedays, Quay Road, Charlestown

Date: Wednesday 20th September 2017
Time: 20:00

Craig Milverton is firmly established as one of Britain’s top jazz pianists. "A master of whatever he chooses to perform", Humphrey Lyttleton, "An extravagantly gifted pianist with an unrivalled sense of swing"  Dave Gelly. He has been recognised by winning the Jazz Piano Category of The British Jazz Awards in 2010. 

In his latest project, 'A Tribute To Oscar Peterson' Craig pays homage to probably the greatest of all Jazz Pianists, and his biggest influence, Oscar Peterson. This show highlights all the great recordings of Oscar from his biggest hit 'Tenderly', to his best-selling Album 'Night Train' and also focuses on his great compositions including ‘The Canadiana Suite’ celebrating his homeland of Canada.
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Miracle Theatre - The Third Policeman

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Tregrehan Gardens - Tregrehan Par

 

Date: Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th August 2017
Time: 19:30

Miracle Theatre presents The Third Policeman'

Written by Flann O’Brien
Adapted by Bill Scott, Meiert Avis and Robert Bayley.

This summer Cornwall’s Miracle Theatre ventures into a world somewhere between Alice in Wonderland and Father Ted, where the earth is not round but sausage-shaped; where eccentric policemen fall in love with bicycles and you can visit eternity via a rickety lift, hidden beside a lane in the heart of rural Ireland.
With its hilarious characters, streaks of dark humour and unforgettable plot twist, The Third Policeman earned its author, Flann O’Brien, a world-wide reputation as one of Ireland’s great comic geniuses.

Flann O’Brien’s scorching wit and delicious turn of phrase, combined with Miracle’s delight in physical comedy and absurdity, has to be a winning combination.

Fans of this cult classic and newcomers alike should expect the unexpected!

What people have said about The Third Policeman:

Wild, fantastic, magnificently comic.’  Graham Greene
‘Flann O’Brien assaults your brain with words, style, magic, madness, and unlimited invention.’ Anthony Burgess
‘A real writer with the true comic spirit.’ James Joyce

What people have said about Miracle Theatre:

Every Miracle production is a guaranteed winner’ West Briton
‘Miracle are a joy – go and see them!’ Western Morning News
‘Eclectic & Ingenious!’
The Stage

AUDIENCE NOTE: Everyone is welcome at a Miracle show.
There is an age recommendation of 8 years plus. This is a rough guide as there is nothing ‘unsuitable’ in the show - lots of younger children have been enthralled by Miracle’s past productions, people know their child’s preferences!

Miracle Theatre Website

 

The Button Band

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Heligan Kitchen

Lost Gardens of Heligan

Date: Wednesday 10th May 2017
Time: 20:00

 

  • Andrew Button – Guitar
  • Andrew Woolf – Tenor Saxophone
  • Dave Manington – Bass 
  • Marek Dorcik– Drums & Percussion

 

The Button Band is a new project from up-and-coming London-based guitarist and composer Andrew Button, showcasing his highly personal writing style.

Drawing on this wide range of styles and influences, The Button Band play gentle, considered, melodic jazz using simple melodies and forms as a starting point for improvisation.

The Musicians have worked with -

Andrew Button – (Martin Speak, Gareth Lockrane, Jim Mullen, Led Bib, James Alsop, Tori Freestone, Tim Giles, NYJO)

Andrew Woolf - (Clube do Choro Afrik Bawantu , Bobby McFerrin, Kenny Wheeler,Norma Winstone)

Dave Manington - (Mark Lockheart, Pete Wareham, Gwilym Simcock, Pete King, Martin Speake, Alan Barnes)
 “Reminiscent of Bill Frisell’s cross-genre explorations” - London Jazz

“Upbeat township swing straight out of the Loose Tubes mould, good-humoured and infectious.”  - Geoff Winston

"I love The Button Band!"- Kit Downes

The Button Band   website

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