Ma Bessie's Prohibition Party
Our concert features the career of the 'Empress of Blues', Bessie Smith in this foray into 1920s and '30s prohibition-era blues and jazz. Widely agreed to be the greatest female blues singer ever, Smith lived fast, drank hard and died (relatively) young, in a car crash in 1937, aged 43.
Julia Titus' warm vocals supported by the tremendous dynamism of her band covers Smith's songbook including classics like 'Careless Love', 'Nobody Knows When You're Down and Out' and 'St Louis Blues', as well as incorporating the work of contemporaries like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday.
‘…it's safe to say that an evening with Ma Bessie & The Pig Foot Band proves that jazz is good for the soul.' Get Reading
See Julia Titus as Bessie Smith sing 'Alexander's Ragtime band' on YouTube
Doors Open 7.00pm, Concert Starts 7.30pm
Adult (on door): £10.50; Adult (advance) £9; 16 & Under (on door) £8.50; 16 & Under (advance) £7.50
Tickets from: Chapel Town Hall Mon - Fri 9.00am-12.30pm; www.ticketsource.co.uk/chapelarts; 03336663366. Online and phone tickets incur a small booking charge.
Chapel-en-le-Frith Town Hall, 51 Market St, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak, Derbyshire SK23 0HP
Sat 21 Mar 2020