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Best of British Jazz at Butley Priory

Jazz lovers are in for a treat this Saturday (25th July) as fans from all over the UK gather at Butley Priory for ‘A Night at the 606’ – a celebration of the best of British Jazz artists at the aptly dubbed ‘cathedral in the woods’. The evening is hosted by London’s famous 606 Club, which has provided a platform for both seasoned and up and coming British jazz musicians for almost forty years – including Jamie Cullum, Claire Martin and Ian Shaw.

Polly-Gibbons-2015-FBThe ‘Night at The 606’ will feature some of the UK’s best-loved artists, including local girl Polly Gibbons; acclaimed vocalists Hayley Sanderson & Zoe Francis; guitarist Jim Mullen; saxophonist Dave O’Higgins & pianist Gareth Williams.

The stage will be set against the spectacular backdrop of Butley Priory with the audience seated on the lawn – undercover if the weather calls for it. There will be a cash bar and delicious locally-sourced, hot and cold food available. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic if they prefer.

The 606 Club’s owner Steve Rubie, said: “When we decided to bring these wonderful musicians on the road, Butley Priory in the heart of the wonderful Suffolk countryside was my very first thought. It is the perfect venue to host an evening of celebration of the best of British Jazz talent, made so much more perfect with my good friend and Suffolk’s rising star, Polly Gibbons, as part of our all-star lineup.”

ApprenticeJob_ips24Polly Gibbons grew up in nearby Framlingham and has released two CDs in the past year – the latest, ‘The Many Faces of Love’ through American label Resonance Records. Her fans include some of the UK’s biggest jazz stars, including Ian Shaw who labelled her “one in a million” and Claire Martin, host of BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Lineup, who described her as “a soulful voice that will capture your heart…A real singer at last”.

Also on the bill is Jazz legend and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ vocalist, Hayley Sanderson and Saxophonist Dave O’Higgins who is internationally renowned and has collaborated with Frank Sinatra and Jamie Cullum amongst others.

The evening will conclude with all of the night’s performers coming back on stage to play together for the grand finale.

Tickets are £18 and can be booked at www.606club.co.uk or by calling the box office on 0207 352 5953.

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