LARRAINE ODELL with Simon Brown (piano), Steve Cook (bass) & Roger Odell (congas) at The Mill Hotel, Walnut Tree Lane, Sudbury, CO10 1BD. 28th June 8.30 – 10.30pm. Admission FREE!

Jazznights Larraine 010412 (1)Larraine Odell – Vocals
Beginning her professional singing career with the group CMU with whom she recorded two albums, Larraine performed at numerous venues throughout the UK and Europe, including the Purcell Room, RFH, Boxford Fleece & Ronnie Jazznights Larraine 100612 (44)Scott’s.Larraine possesses a unique smouldering tonal quality and a subtle jazz phrasing style that has elicited great praise from two of her own vocal mentors, Mark Murphy and Sheila Jordan. “A sensitive singer who exudes a fine-honed jazz sensibility with every phrase”

Simon Brown is a highly respected and popular jazz pianist who is equally known Jazznights Simon Brown 150412 (11)for his arranging skills. He is always in demand to play many gigs throughout East Anglia when he is not playing at Jazznights or with his own trio, quartet and quintet.
Simon’s piano playing has long been the sound accompaniment of first choice for nationally and internationally known jazz stars appearing at Jazznights as well as Norfolk’s two leading jazz venues, the Lakeside Jazz Club at Lyng and The Green Man at Rackheath. He is also an accomplished soloist in his own right, blending Jazznights Roger Odell 150412 (39)vivacity and creative attack with often gentle lyricism. His influences are Oscar Peterson, Nat "King" Cole and Bill Evans.

Roger Odell – Drums
Jazznights Roger Odell 100612 (48 A)Roger was one of the founder members and drummer with the jazz-funk group Shakatak and the forerunner band Tracks. Roger has toured internationally and recorded numerous CDs, which he continues to do on a regular basis to this day. Jazznights Steve Cook 031010 (22)Apart from a great power drummer he is also a prestigious arranger.

Steve Cook – Double Bass
Steve has a wonderful rounded tone with great clarity. He has played with Mike Westbrook, Mike Kilpatrick’s Duke Jazznights Steve Cook 010412Ellington Orchestra, Barbara Thompson, Soft Machine, Seventh Wave and Gil Evans big band at Ronnie Scott’s.

Promises to be a wonderful evening of swinging jazz – all for free! – See you there


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