Sophisticated Dinner Jazz from Jaz2
We look forward to welcoming Jaz2 to the Festival – playing jazz standards, bossa novas, the blues and favourite pop classics.
JAZ2 features Ralph Sutton on piano and vocals by Cathy Williams. They work with their own unique, professional backing tracks, arranged and produced by them in top studios, with acoustic double-bass, drums and guitar. Their vocals and piano are gently underpinned to create the warm, full, vibrant sound of a complete, live jazz quartet.
JAZ2 brings you the timeless magic of a classy singer and a fine jazz pianist.
They have played at many prestigious venues, including the Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly,The National Portrait Gallery, The Royal Horticultural Halls, The Hilton Hotel, The BT Tower, The Savile Club, The Roof Gardens, Kensington, The Lansdowne Club, Burma Children’s Charity Ball – to name but a few – not forgetting of course performing at the Queen’s Jubilee last year one of the boats in the flotilla following the Royal Barge down the Thames, which they tell us was a ‘wonderful event’.
Cathy Williams – Vocalist.
Cathy has been influenced particularly by Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, but with her great natural ability, covers a very broad range of jazz standards, blues, bossa novas and contemporary music.
She sings with real feeling, flair and individuality and has a way of making songs her own. She has terrific stage presence, and her warm, engaging personality connects well with audiences.
Cathy has also made live TV performances.
Ralph Sutton – Pianist, arranger and JAZ2 Business Manager.
Ralph plays a very melodic style of jazz piano, with influences from Oscar Peterson, George Shearing, and Junior Mance.
He has completed long-term residencies at the Royal Academy of Arts and the Hilton Hotel, London, and many other engagements elsewhere.
Ralph has also played on the QE2.
For more information and to listen to a great selection of their tracks, please visit: www.jaz2.com
JAZ2 will be playing their unique brand of Sophisticated Dinner Jazz at the Royal Castle Hotel on Saturday and the Dart Marina Hotel on Sunday – be there or be square..!
May 10th, 11th & 12th 2013