Hailed as “one of the country’s most polished singers” by The Times, Trudy got her musical career break when Ronnie Scott offered her a week at his
club and she has performed there regularly ever since. “Trudy Kerr is the genuine article…she is a joy!” Fred Dellar – MOJO. “a singer of wit, intelligence and versatility.” Irish Times. Trudy has recently completed her 10th CD release “The Lives of Ted and Gladys” with bassist/husband Geoff Gascoyne. “Trudy Kerr…she has an excellent range, admirable vocal control and she swings easily. She enunciates lyrics clearly and means what she sings”. Jazz Journal.
Trudy moved to London in 1990 from her native Australia and, whilst continuing to gig regularly, as she had done back home, worked during the day as secretary for popular clarinettist Acker Bilk. She took time out to study jazz at the Guildhall School of Music and in 1995 got her musical career break when Ronnie Scott offered her a week at his club: she has performed regularly at the famous Soho jazzerie ever since.
Trudy is a director of Jazzizit Records with Derek Nash. There are over 40 releases on the label.
She is a sought after jazz singing teacher and teaches annually on the JAZZ ACADEMY Summer Course and Christmas Swing. As well as guest tutor at Guildhall School of Music and Trinity College of Music. Trudy also tours the UK with her popular kids show JAZZ FOR JUNIORS.
Trudy has collaborated with many great musicians during her career including Mulgrew Miller, Jan Lundgren, Georgie Fame, Bob Dorough, Michael Garrick, Acker Bilk and Jamie Cullum. Her regular working trio is Tom Cawley, Geoff Gascoyne, Seb de Krom, she also performs her tribute to the music of Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan with Derek Nash and Dick Pearce on Baritone Sax and trumpet. Trudy has toured extensively at festivals and jazz clubs around the world and the UK.
Trudy co-presents BBC Across the South’s Jazz hour on a Tuesday night at 9pm with Roger Day where she plays the latest UK releases as well as classic jazz recordings.
Reservations on 01787 237653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
8.00 – 10.30pm Admission £8 at The Cherry Tree, Knowl Green, Belchamp St Paul, CO10 7BY
“Brilliant atmosphere – the Village Vanguard of the Essex/Suffolk border!”
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