22 marzo 2019

Kate e Mike Westbrook con la Granite Band prendono parte domenica prossima alla festosa kermesse musicale che apre l'annuale rassegna Jazz South a Bristol, presso la Colston Hall. Con loro altre cinque formazioni: il programma completo è in https://jazzsouth.org.uk

Kate Westbrook has toured widely throughout the UK and Europe, and as far afield as Canada, Australia and the Far East. She has broadcast on radio and TV and has recorded more than 30 albums. Her vocal range embraces Contemporary Music, Opera, Cabaret, as well as Jazz and Popular Song. As a lyricist and songwriter she has worked with composers in the worlds of jazz and contemporary music, notably with her group The Skirmishers in the album Cuff Clout, a neoteric music-hall. Kate works with the contemporary classical group Lavolta, with The Uncommon Orchestra, The Westbrook Blake and with Westbrook & Company in Paintbox Jane, a jazz cabaret about the painter Raoul Dufy.
Kate Westbrook’s The Granite Band based in South Devon, is inspired by her love of Dartmoor and its granite quarries. This recent commission conjures up labour, love and death in the vast Dartmoor landscape haunted by the absence of the curlew’s cry. Kate’s astonishing vocal range, and strikingly original lyrics are matched by Mike Westbrook’s genre-busting score and the outstanding and inventive playing of this new group.