Band promise to be full of Rhythm

Fascinating Rythm
Fascinating Rythm

A group of Midlands-based musicians will be performing jazz and pieces from the Great American Songbook in a show at Frampton.

Four-piece band Fascinating Rhythm will be at the village hall on Saturday from 7.30pm.

The band is fronted by Chris Gumbley, on saxophone and clarinet, Sara Colman, on vocals, Al Gurr and Ben Markland on double bass.

The band’s repertoire features music by Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Dave Brubeck.

Chris Gumbley’s self-effacing wit and wry humour promises to go a long way towards breaking down any barriers between audience and performer.

He taught saxophone at Birmingham Conservatoire for 15 years and presented his own radio show, Jazzbeat, on BBC Radio up until recently.

Sara Colman boasts a beautiful voice providing an articulate, often moving, focal point and acting as a perfect foil for Chris.

Since being chosen as a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Sold on Song competition, she has written for Black Voices, and has performed at the Jerwood series of Rising Star concerts at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

Al Gurr promises supportive, often dazzling, piano, which never fails to impress.

His recent work has been with Hayley Westenra, Blake, Alfie Boe, Lorna Luft, and members of the CBSO

Ben Markland’s earthy and imaginative double bass completes the line-up.

He lectures in music technology at Birmingham Conservatoire.

Tickets cost £8.

To book call 01205 722013 or visit Fossitt and Thorne, The Green, Kirton.