Australian singers reunite for Welwyn Garden City concert

PUBLISHED: 20:28 18 May 2013 | UPDATED: 10:39 19 May 2013

Trudy Kerr and Ingrid James will be appearing at Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City

Trudy Kerr and Ingrid James will be appearing at Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City

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TWO Australian singers will be teaming up for a special performance in Welwyn Garden City this weekend.

Trudy Kerr and Ingrid James will be performing at Herts Jazz Club, at Campus West, on Sunday from 8pm.

Expatriate Australian singer and Herts Jazz favourite Trudy Kerr has long been a welcome presence on the UK jazz scene, during which time she has collaborated with many great musicians, including Mulgrew Miller, Jan Lundgren, Georgie Fame, Bob Dorough, Michael Garrick, Acker Bilk and Jamie Cullum.

She is no stranger to the Hawthorne Theatre complex either, having performed at the first Herts Jazz Festival in WGC.

She has recorded a string of albums for the Jazzizit label, including Reunion, which teams her with fellow Australian Ingrid James.

They had sung together some 20 years ago and while Trudy has been carving out a successful career in the UK, Queensland-based Ingrid, whose voice has been described as chocolate rich, dark and smooth, has been doing much the same in Australasia.

The two jazz singers will be joined by Tom Cawley on piano, Geoff Gascoyne on bass and Sebastiaan De Krom on drums.

Tickets for Sunday’s concert cost £11 in advance and £8 for club members. The price is £13 at the door.

Book online at www.hawthornetheatre.co.uk/whatsonstage.html

The club is particularly keen to bring jazz to a wider audience and is making tickets available for just £5 to students and under-21s.

* The 2013 Herts Jazz Festival takes place in WGC from September 20-22 featuring Georgie Fame, Django Bates and Stan Tracey.

For more information visit www.hertsjazzfestival.co.uk


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