Following a successful premiere at Northern Stage in Newcastle, The Austerity Playbook comes to London for a recital performance at Hoxton Hall. Taking an ironic and satirical look at the consequences of austerity, the show builds on new research in this area. This showcase performance utilises some of the best of the UK’s jazz singers and musicians. The show promises to be a unique event offering a combination of live music and community theatre with the special participation and dynamic intervention of the Dende Company of Elders (60+). The Playbook documents the human cost of Austerity in a mythical northern city and is based on the groundbreaking research of Professor Ileana Steccolini (Newcastle University) and Laurence Ferry (Durham University).
Joining composer/jazz pianist Andrea Vicari is Juliet Kelly (“one of the UK’s finest female jazz stars”, Jazzwise magazine), Fini Bearman (“an irresistible voice… She is an expressive singer”, allaboutjazz.com), Luca Manning (voted ‘Rising Star’ at the Scottish Jazz Awards 2018) and Georgia Van Etten (“A voice so full of texture and experience…this really blew me away when I first heard it”, Jamie Cullum BBC Radio 2). Accompanying will be Dorian Lockett on bass, Caroline Scott on drums (winner of the Yamaha 2017 Soho jazz sessions), Chelsea Carmichael on sax (NYJO ambassador) and Andy Davies on Trumpet (host of Ronnie Scott’s Wednesday nights jams).
Presented by Dende Collective, Durham University and Newcastle University.
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