Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Cheltenham Jazz Festival Draws The Crowds With Eclectic Mix

From Jazzwise Magazine:

With two bank holidays this year falling during the festival, Royal wedding fever in the grand old spa town, glorious sunny weather for the most part and plenty of people at the gigs wherever you looked, Cheltenham certainly managed to achieve a palpable festival buzz............

.....But the hardest working jazzer of the day had to be Jamie Cullum with his two-hour solo set over at the Arena, a special show that was also simulcast live to cinemas around Europe. As ever he charmed Cheltenham with a certain amount of banter but the set was notable for the airing of new and infrequently performed songs plus standards Jamie doesn’t often sing like ‘Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most’...read more

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