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Wednesday 24th April 2019

VenuePavilion Cafe Bar

Tickets from£9.00

Pavilion Cafe Bar

Tickets: £9.00

Running time120 minutes

Jazz Cafe featuring Jacqui Hicks (vocals)

Jacqui Hicks is the vocalist about whom other jazz musicians sigh with relief when they hear she is on the same gig. She is totally in control and understands every nuance of the process of making jazz music & she is a musician’s musician as well as being an enormously popular entertainer, crowd pleaser and possessing an exquisitely beautiful voice.

Perhaps the keywords in her universal admiration by her musician peers are effortlessness and understatement.

She is an unparalleled exponent of the rare art of singing jazz ballads with poise elegance and beauty as well as having a great feel for her beloved Soul and Funk.

The idea of backing musicians is not in her vocabulary. She profoundly understands the true nature of a jazz ensemble, of mutual listening and acute interaction and is not encumbered with notions of stardom and big ego.

Voted one of the top ten British vocalists in 1990 and in the same year released a solo vocal album featuring the National Youth Jazz Orchestra in addition to the two on which she plays sax. Since leaving after four years with the orchestra, Jacqui’s work has been varied, touring Japan, Europe, South Africa, Indonesia and the Far East with Shakatak as well as numerous TV appearances and sessions with Matt Bianco with whom she is featured on their last two albums. She can also be heard on the new Walt Disney video release of 101 Dalmatians.

“…Her interpretations have the dynamism, the verve and the liveliness of a true jazz artist…”

Times

“…sounds a million.” Crescendo. “…responds thrillingly to the challenge of quite complex arrangements …confident and swinging… with assurance and flair”

Jazz Express

“Jacqui Hicks is a singer of warmth, poise and intelligence whose smoky voice is a pleasure to listen to & one of the best young vocalists around.”

Andrew Vine – Yorkshire Post

“Jacqui Hicks is one of the most soulful singers working in Britain at the moment.If her version of Reverend Lee Doesn’t make you at least mildly hot under the collar, then you haven’t got blood in your veins…”

Paul Scott – M.U. Magazine

“…a beautifully crafted and controlled performance.A fine debut indeed.”
Derek DayJazz Review

“…one of the most soulful singers working in Britain at the moment.If her version of Reverend Lee Doesn’t make you at least mildly hot under the collar, then you haven’t got blood in your veins…”
Paul Scott – M.U. Magazine

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24 April 2019