Milford Folk Club

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Blues Night Saturday 29th June

Posted on May 18, 2024

Blues Night Saturday 29th June

Rainey’s Ragtime Band

Rainey’s Ragtime Band bring you music from the early years, featuring Ma Rainey’s classic songs and a selection of well-known tunes.

Immerse yourself in the nostalgic melodies of the 1920s and 1930s for a captivating journey back in time, featuring Ma Rainey’s iconic songs and a handpicked selection of beloved tunes from that golden era.

Led by the renowned Richard Exall on tenor saxophone and clarinet, along with the exceptional Musical Director Don Barratt on piano, these talented musicians have meticulously arranged the music to capture the true essence of the era.

The well-established rhythm section, comprising Sam Kelly on drums and Marianne Windham on double-bass combine with the acoustic jazz-influences of Tony Qunta (acoustic guitar) to set the foundation for a captivating and immersive musical experience.

Complementing the ensemble is the much sought-after, multi British Jazz Award-winner, Amy Roberts (alto saxophone and clarinet) together with the powerful and enchanting vocals of Gemma Dorsett and Chrissie Myles, whose voices will transport you to the jazz clubs of yesteryear.

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The Support Act this evening is The Blue Note Vagabonds

The Blue Note Vagabonds are an accomplished local trio comprising Maurice Pearce on acoustic guitar and vocals, John Conway on saxophone and Mark Corcoran on double bass.  They play Jazz Blues as well as numbers from the Great American Song Book.

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