Trudy Kerr - Live at The Wine Rooms
Time & Location
About the event
We are pleased to annouce world renowned Vocalist Judy Kerr will perform at The Wine Rooms for our next Live Dinner and Jazz Evenings!
This is your chance to come enjoy dinner and jazz in this intimate setting with only 22 seats available, a 3 course dinner is included with this evenings menu displayed below.
Read on to understand more about this world renowed performer -
Trudy Kerr is renowned as one of the UK's finest jazz vocalists. Mojo Magazine says of her singing "Trudy Kerr is the genuine article - She is a Joy!" All About Jazz has described her as "100% real jazz musician with fluid phrasing and a mellifluous, warm and sensuous tone."
Born in Australia, Trudy moved to the UK in the early 1990's to pursue a career in Jazz. She got her big break when Ronnie Scott asked her to perform at his Club and Trudy's career grew from there. She has performed at many major venues and festivals in the UK as well as engagements in Europe, her homeland Australia and the Far East.
To date Trudy has released ten albums on the Jazzizit Record Label (The Rhythm of Life 2012, Reunion 2010, Like Minds 2009, Deja Vu 2007, Jazz for Juniors 2006, Cloudburst 2005, My Old Flame2001, Day Dream 2000, Trudy 1998 and Sweet Surprise 1997) and has collaborated both live and in the studio with world class musicians including Mulgrew Miller, Jan Lundgren, Georgie Fame, Bob Dorough, Michael Garrick, Acker Bilk, Jamie Cullum, Geoff Gascoyne (her husband), Tom Cawley, Seb de Krom, Jim Mullen plus many more.
On a live performance you'll hear "her highly skilled nimble voice" (Steve Rubie, 606 Club, Chelsea, London) deliver a diverse repertoire that could include compositions by Chick Corea, Horace Silver, John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Fats Waller, Bill Evans, Antonio Carlos Jobim and of course the Great American Songbook standards.
She is fast becoming a prolific lyricist having penned many vocalese (putting words to instrumental solos). Her performance of vocalese has been described by Jazzwise Magazine as "stunning and virtuosic with machine-gun fire delivery of the melodic line." Trudy's recent album with Geoff Gascoyne, The Rhythm of Life, was also full of exciting new repertoire penned by the husband and wife team. Jamie Cullum describing the songs as "new standards of today".
Trudy is currently working on an original song project with pianist Andrea Vicari and hopes to release the album in the summer of next year.
As well as performing an eclectic mix of music on her gigs, she also performs an outstanding set celebrating the music of Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan with her regular trio, Tom Cawley (piano), Geoff Gascoyne (bass) and Sebastian de Krom (drums), alongside two of the UK's finest musicians, Dick Pearce (trumpet) and Derek Nash (tenor saxophone).
Additionally, she has developed a Children's Show called Jazz for Juniors and has toured schools, festivals and venues around the UK.
Trudy also presented The Jazz Hour weekly on BBC Radio Southern Counties alongside veteran presenter Roger Day.
Rosemary Foccacia, Gordal Olives, Roasted Chickpea Hummus
Roasted Guinea Fowl Breast
Roasted Chestnuts, Celeraic and Red Wine Sauce
Pan Roasted Cod
Creamed Winter Pearl Barley, Root Vegtables and Mushroom Sauce
Colston Bassett Stilton
Poached Pear and Pickled Walnuts
Mince Pie and Frangipane Tart
Brandy Butter Ice cream and Orange Caramel
(all allergys and dietary requirments catered for with prior notice)
- Judy Kerr£55£550£0