MA BESSIE AND HER BLUES TROUPE

Category
Concerts and Live Music
Date
2019-10-11 19:30
Venue
Forest Arts Centre - Old Milton Rd, New Milton BH25 6DS, UK
Telephone
01425 612393
Email
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Contact Person
Box Office
First Line of Venue Address
Old Milton Rd, New Milton BH25 6DS, UK
Town
New Milton
Postcode
BH25 6DS

Nicknamed the “Empress of the Blues”, Bessie Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s.  She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and was a major influence on other jazz singers.  Ma Bessie and her Blues Troupe perform to a narrated show, featuring music from the era and showcasing many of Bessie's songs.  The show chronicles her life from a one-room shack in Blue Goose Hollow, to becoming the highest-paid black entertainer of that time, to the tragic accident on Route 61 in September 1937 that ended her life aged 43 years. 

Band members: JULIA TITUS (vocals), SAM KELLY (drums), PAUL JOBSON (MD/piano), TONY QUNTA (acoustic guitar), MARIANNE WINDHAM (double bass), CLARE HIRST (sax/clarinet), CLAUDE DEPPA/KEVIN DAVY (trumpet), ANDY WILKIN (narration)  

Tickets: £14.50, £13.50 concs.

 
 

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