Multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Glasson proposes a date at the Steyning Jazz Club

Charlotte Glasson

Club spokesman Colin Jilks said: “She is an instrumentalist par excellence, playing all saxophones, flutes, clarinet, bass clarinet, violin and viola. Versatile contemporary jazz and diverse originals are all intertwined with his bluesy, expressive saxophone work; indeed, his witty, exuberant, genre-defying music restores faith in true jazz. She brings together the vast and varied creative influences that drive her music, with New Orleans, gypsy jazz, South African townships, Latin music and world music all contributing to her captivating musical composition. The band’s line-up will be: Charlotte Glasson, Saxony; Mark Bassey, trombone; Chris Kibble, piano; Lloyd Coote, tuba and double bass; and Sam Glasson, drums. Her band has released eight recordings to date, and this current tour supported by Jazz Services will see Charlotte and her musicians promote the release of their latest studio manifestation, Bonito recorded in January 2022 and released in June. Having played at a number of top festivals across the UK, Charlotte’s winning blend of groovy musicianship won her the Best Newcomer award at the 2009 Marlborough Jazz Festival; but while it is undoubtedly deserved, it surely exceeds that applause and UK audiences will be offered the prospect of catching a seasoned British jazz star on the rise. Charlotte started playing the violin at age five, bought a guitar at age seven, taught herself to play, and then received a saxophone for Christmas at age twelve. Charlotte went on to study music at Kingston University, after which she embarked on a career as a session musician, bandleader and composer/arranger.

The bar is provided by Riverside Brewery, doors open at 7:15 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. The Steyning Jazz Club meets at the Steyning Centre, Fletcher’s Croft, Steyning. BN44 3XZ. Information from Colin Jilks on 01903 810395. He builds on last month’s success: “Spats Langham was a stunning performer with the audience rising to thunderous applause at the end.

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