We’re creating a pop-up jazz club for one night only- there’s a chance to sit and listen to some cool jazz, swing, and cabaret. You can tap your toes or show off your strictly moves, or just get a cool cocktail from the licensed bar.
We’ve got some great acts lined up to celebrate the glories of the Jazz Age to banish those winter blues, (whilst also welcoming dem winter Blues). Our acts come with a wealth of experience from all ends of the jazz spectrum. What’s more, with all profits to charity, it’s a great way to enjoy yourself whilst helping others, so why not join in the fun?
- The Fat Pack Swing Singers: www.thefatpack.co.uk This (slightly overweight) foursome swing some traditional numbers, then give the swing treatment to some modern numbers.
- Chirag Goyate and his classic Jazz. Crooner Chirag lays down some classic jazz numbers- from Blue Moon to Frank Sinatra, he’s got it covered with his fantastically smooth voice.
- The Incomparable Dominic “Speakeasy” Mattos: www.dominicmattos.com Dominic has bought a new dress for the occasion to give us his showstopping cabaret numbers. Dominic is an experienced countertenor and, from time to time, including tonight, he often appears as a female cabaret star. This act has to be seen to be believed.
- Joe “Fingers” Burgess. Glueing the evening together is the wonderful sounds of Joe Burgess on the honky-tonk piano.
There will be a well-stocked cocktail bar, and other surprises. Dress for the jazz age, and join us for a night like no other. All profits go to the Winterlight Society to be distributed to good causes. (More details on facebook)
The good causes supported this year are:
Project Bwanga, which trains traditional healers in Congo to distribute modern medicines for easily curable diseases within their communities
London Friend, which supports the health and mental well-being of LGBT people in and around London, including things like counselling and addiction support.
The event takes place at St Erconwald’s Church, which is very close to Preston Road Tube Station: