Music, Meze & More with Thom Whitworth Trio
Thursday 18th, July
7:00pm - 12:00am
"..making optimum use of their combined instrumental skills with integrity and joy" - Manchester jazz festival
Nicola is a regular on the Jazz Festival stage, Radio 3 Jazz Requests and has appeared on Radio 3 Jazz Line-up. She has played double bass and sung alongside many jazz greats including Dave Newton, Digby Fairweather, Jim Mullen, Bruce Adams, Alan Barnes, Eliane Elias and Courtney Pine.
Her programme covers a broad mix of well and lesser know jazz standards (Silver Lining, Day In Day Out, Beautiful Friendship, The Song Is You..) with strong influences from an eclectic range of singers and players including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Anita O'Day, Aretha Franklin, Oscar Peterson, Miles Davis, Tony Williams, Wynton Kelly, Stan Getz and Kenny Garrett. The arrangements are compelling, occasionally quirky and always staying true to their swinging roots. The set also includes some very well received melodic and extremely catchy originals written and arranged by Nicola Farnon.
With Nicola's trio you get a lot of musical talent for such a small band as her trio comprises voice, tenor sax, piano, double bass and drums. Piero Tucci - 'a jazzer's dream, as unpretentiously skillful on keys as he is on sax." Sandman magazine - and Phil Johnson 'impeccable craftsmanship' Jazzwise - combine with Nicola to give a performance that will startle you with it's genuine love of music and melody. They all aim to enjoy themselves fully, to entertain joyfully - and to swing yer socks off!
Saturday 20th, July