Jazz favourites join forces for Under Ground Theatre date

Ian Shaw
Ian Shaw

TWO GREAT favourites of jazz audiences at the Eastbourne Under Ground Theatre join forces there on Friday, October 5 (8pm).

On stage will be pianist/singer Ian Shaw and trumpeter/vocalist Sue Richardson for an evening mainly of jazz standards, with the odd surprise thrown in for good measure.

Ian Shaw is a multi award-winning musician, record producer, journalist, frequent broadcaster on BBC radio and Jazz FM and stand-up comedian.

A patron of the UGT, he has been called one of the world’s finest male jazz vocalists.

Sue Richardson is one of very few female jazz trumpeters/singers worldwide.

She writes or arranges her own material, usually with her own quintet in mind, occasionally augmented by the likes of sax players Alan Barnes or Karen Sharp.

Sue’s latest show is a tribute to legendary trumpeter/vocalist Chet Baker. Her show with Ian at the Under Ground is designed as a sparkling mix of old songs and new, garnished with a sprinkling of Ian’s quirky humour and wry observations on life.

Tickets, £12, online at www.undergroundtheatre.org.uk ; via Oxboffice on 0845 680 1926; from Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre; or on the door.