JAZZ Jurassica wants to “jazz up your nightlife” this autumn with an exciting programme of Latin, funk and jazz, promising great nights out with your family and friends.
Jazz Jurassica director Julie Sheppard says: “We’re spicing up October with a six-strong Latin band to get us all dancing again.
“Orpheus will bring all the excitement and exuberance of Rio to Lyme Regis. Join us in the Strictly zone for some fancy footwork and hip-swivelling”.
Jonah Hitchens, who performs in November, has something few artists possess – original, raw talent.
“Jonah and his band will take us on a rollercoaster ride through 70s funk and 60s psychedelia,” said Julie.
“He’s an explosive live performer and charismatic showman. Imagine Curtis Mayfield jamming with Jimi Hendrix – that’ll be Jonah.”
2021 is the 50th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s iconic album, ‘Blue’.
Julie said: “We’ve bagged an exclusive performance from Sara Colman and her 10-piece band to celebrate her music including many of your favourite Joni tracks.
“We’ll also be the first to hear Sara’s new album of Mitchell’s music, ‘Ink on a Pin’, which is released on the same day. We’ve heard some preview tracks. And they’re stunning.”
In December, ten top jazz musicians will celebrate the life and music of Humphrey Lytellton, bandleader and broadcaster. They’ll recreate the band music of the 40s and 50s which Humph did so much to promote.
“It promises to be a riotous evening of music, anecdotes and banter,” said Julie.
“There’ll be excellent performances, double-entendres and droll one-liners! You don’t want to miss this!”
The organisers are advising customers to book tickets well in advance. They say as things return to “normal”, events are booking up more quickly than usual.
Julie added: “I understand why some people are nervous about booking too far ahead, but we’ll refund tickets in full if we have to cancel, as we’ve done in the past. So, people can feel confident about booking ahead. We don’t want you to miss out”.
Information and tickets are available on the website www.jazzjurassica.co.uk/jazz-nights
Jazz night dates
- Orpheus – Thursday, October 21, Marine Theatre
- Jonah Hitchens Band – Friday November 12, Marine Theatre
- Celebrating Joni Mitchell – Thursday, November 18, Marine Theatre
- Salute to Humph – Friday, December 3, Marine Theatre