APR 00] COVENTRY
AND WARWICKSHIRE PROMOTIONS NEWS
Jazz Supremo Signed Up For Festival
composer, band leader and soloist widely recognised as Britain’s
foremost jazz artist is to headline the Coventry Jazz Festival in
Andy Sheppard brings his Learning to Wave band to the Belgrade Theatre
on the evening of Saturday, August 26 for one of the major concerts of
the five-day festival.
range of work covers many fields.
has performed all over the world, collaborating with artists as
diverse as John Martyn, Nigel Kennedy, Carla Bley, Gil Evans, Elvis
Costello and dub poet Benjamin Zephaniah.
written original music for live theatre and for television, including
documentary series on actor Peter sellers and ice dancers Torvill and
Learning to Wave band features top keyboard player Steve Lodder. They
will be playing music from their second album Dancing Man and Woman,
which is premiered this month.
Sheppard is the first confirmed booking for this years Coventry Jazz
festival, which runs from 24-28 August at a number of city centre
the second year the festival is being co-ordinated by Coventry and
Warwickshire Promotions, working with local jazz promoters.
of the 1999 festival included Georgie Fame and the legendary Jimmy
Marriott, who chairs the organising committee, said:
Sheppard is Britain’s biggest selling jazz artist. This is a
prestige venue and we’re delighted to be putting him on at the
ticket and booking information contact the Coventry Tourist
Information Centre at Bayley Lane, Coventry on 024 7683 2303 / 2304.