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A Sketch of Chet Baker

Peggy's Skylight, 3 George Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 3BH

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Sunday 19 March | 2023 | From 12pm
Peggy's Skylight | Nottingham 
£10

Kick back & relax with our Sunday afternoon jazz & meze sessions…Now presenting an affectionate homage to a master craftsman.

Chet Baker burst onto the scene when he successfully auditioned for Charlie Parker, much to the chagrin of Dizzy and Miles. Before long, he'd found his trademark sound of lyrical, thoughtful trumpet playing and of course that distinctive, close-mic'd, sultry singing, exemplified on the veritable classic Chet Baker Sings LP.

Simon Paterson (vocals, bass), Thom Whitworth (trumpet), Paul Deats (piano) and Stevie Smith (drums) provide their take on the canon of repertoire that Chet made his own, including well-loved songs by George Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, Jimmy Van Heusen, Rogers and Hart, Jerome Kern and many more.

"We took some friends to eat and see the Chet Baker session last Sunday lunchtime and we were completely blown away with it. The line up was a complete inspiration. The performance was up there with the best I've ever seen, brilliant timing and interpretation…such skilful musicians. We hope that the session is repeated. The food was as exquisite as usual…" 

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Dining from 12pm
Performance 1-3pm (with interval)

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