Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Second Headline Act Announced

Ilkley Jazz Festival are very proud to announce their second headline act at The Wildman Studio, Ilkley Playhouse in Ilkley will be The Duncan Lamont Songbook with the great man himself playing on Saxophone and jazz singers Esther Bennett & Beverley Beirne singing his wonderful songs! Joining them will be the fantastic pianist John Crawford with Simon Read, Bass & Matt Parkinson, Drums. Duncan's songs are just the most astonishing crafted works of art, sung and recorded by Natalie Cole, Dame Cleo Lane, Blossom Dearie and so many more. This project has already created winning shows at top London clubs and will be a very special night indeed. Please book early and why not check out our Early Bird Ticket!

A unique two-singer offering featuring the work of Duncan Lamont.

Saxophonist Duncan Lamont has worked with all the greats - Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra to name a few. As a gifted composer his songs have been recorded by Natalie Cole, Blossom Dearie, Mark Murphy and Dame Cleo Laine. Singer Esther Bennett has been presenting his work with a number of other singers around London for some time and now brings the project north with Yorkshire - based singer Beverley Beirne. Look out for their pianist John Crawford who is a real find of new talent and expect the playing of veteran Duncan Lamont to bring back some memories.

Esther Bennett - voice
Beverley Beirne - voice
Duncan Lamont - saxophone
John Crawford - piano.
Simon Read - bass
Matt Parkinson - drums



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