About this event
Enjoy the launch of a new series of jazz breakfast concerts, hosted by celebrated local bandleader and trumpeter Chris Coull.
Chris has played with and led bands throughout the world, including 15 years as Director of Doha Jazz in Qatar. Melodic and thoughtful, his approach takes inspiration from classic 50s and 60s players such as Clifford Brown, Miles Davis and Kenny Dorham.
This special Boxing Day concert sees Chris joined by several multi-award winning musicians, including jazz vocalist Georgia Mancio, world-renowned saxophonist Alan Barnes, and Sussex based pianist Mark Edwards.
Georgia won the Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Vocalist in 2021, Best Album in 2020, and has been nominated for numerous awards at the Jazz FM, British Jazz, and Urban Music Awards. Alan Barnes is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, bandleader and soloist.
The rest of the band features Mark Edwards (piano), Dan Sheppard (bass), and Dave Ohm (drums).
“[Mancio] has everything covered – technical mastery, expressive range and a remarkable versatility” ~ ★★★★ The Observer
“Impossible not to fall in love with her voice, a magnificent example of strength and talent” ~ Jazz In Europe
Festive treats will be available to purchase, and the bar will be open.