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Tina Jazzes Up Chocolate Factory
Oompa-Loompas will be swinging at this month’s Coventry Jazz
Festival when Willy Wonka’s magical world is re-created by one
of the country’s outstanding singers.
May, winner of best vocalist in the 1998 British Jazz Awards is
to team up with clarinet and saxophone great Tony Coe for a set
that promises to be full of fun and smiles.
the first time May will play a non-themed gig with Tony Coe.
pair have together in the past, but never to deliver the variety
of songs they intend to play in part of the Coventry festival.
of the familiar tunes Tina May will be singing comes from Willy
Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
little boy and girl were watching the film and told me to come
along and watch.
heard the song 'Pure Imagination', which Willy Wonka sings
when he leads the children into his edible world and was
hooked. It is such a lovely song and we will be playing it
Coe is a fabulous player and he jumped at the chance to play
this gig because we have a lot of favourite music in common.
going to play a mix of familiar and unfamiliar tunes but it
will be lots of lovely swinging stuff."
May and Tony Coe will be joined by piano player Robin Aspland,
bass player Alec Dankworth and drummer Tristin Mailot for their
set at Frederics in the Leofric Hotel on Saturday 25 August at
festival ticket and booking information contact the Coventry
Tourist Information Centre at Bayley Lane, Coventry, tel 024
7683 2303 / 2304.