Jazz virtuosos at the Birley Centre

Lenore Raphael
Lenore Raphael

On May 1 two of the best known names in American jazz will be appearing at the Birley Centre

Lenore Raphael, often described as America’s Queen of Swing, performed at Carnegie Hall when she was still a teenager, Now she spends her time at major international jazz festivals and packed performance venues.

Howard Alden is widely regarded as one of the best – if not the best – guitarists in the world. A prolific recording artist,he has won dozens of awards and was featured in film soundtracks including Woody Allen’s Academy Award nominated Sweet and Lowdown.

On the evening they will be supported by Paul Morgan(bass) and Peter Ingram(drums).

Tickets (£16) are available from the Tourist Information Centre in Cornfield Road or call 08432 895129. The concert commences at 7.30pm