Sarah Moule and the Simon Wallace Quartet present The Genius of Duke Ellington featuring Simon Wallace (piano), Dave Bitelli (saxophones), Mick Hutton (double bass) and Paul Robinson (drums)
Although Ellington was a prolific writer of class popular songs it is odd that no one has seen fit to devise a programme around them. Until now!
Sarah Moule and Simon Wallace have been Ellington fans since a very young age. And so are world music exponent Dave Bitelli (glad to see him back in a jazz context!) and the other members of this wonderful band. Material by Duke will be featured alongside music by his right hand man, Billy Strayhorn. And Ellington buffs will be excited to hear that the programme also features newly-rediscovered material by another intriguing Ellington collaborator, Marshall Barer, who is rarely mentioned in all the copious appreciations of the master’s work.
“Cool, elegant, immaculate” – The Observer
“Sarah Moule stands in the very top flight of UK vocalists” – London Jazz
Jazz in the House continues with Sarah Moule alongside Simon Wallace, Dave Bitelli, Mick Hutton and Paul Robinson performing the Genius of Duke Ellington. Doors open at 8pm and the concert begins at 8.30pm. The bar will be open from late afternoon for drinks and snacks.