Posts Tagged ‘Shakatak’

An Evening with British Jazz-Funk Soul Legends Shakatak

Sunday, December 31, 2017 – 8:00 PM

35 New London Road • Chelmsford • Essex • CM2 OND


Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at 9:30 pm in the Park Theater

Founded in 1980 by Jill Saward (lead vocs), Bill Sharpe (keys), Keith Winter (guitar), George Anderson (bass) and Roger Odell (drums), the UK Pop-, Jazz- and Funkband Shakatak have enjoyed a level of success and career longevity rarely paralleled in contemporary music. After a number of successful top-twenty singles in the UK, the band went on to score unprecedented international success with the release of “Nightbirds”. The title track has now become a standard in the popular music repertoire. This success was repeated with the top-ten hit “Down on the Street”. Along with their recording career, Shakatak had firmly established themselves as a vibrant live act, combining astute musicianship with a sense of fun that communicated strongly with world-wide audiences. Their performance in Japan’s Budoken Hall won them a Silver Award at the Tokyo International Song Festival. Other live concerts of note have been the East meets the West Border Concert at the time of German re-unificationin 1989 and the open air concert in Cape Town for the Millennium Celebrations 2000 where they played in front of 250,000 people. The long run of continuous success was brought to a halt when guitarist Keith Winter became seriously ill and was forced to stop playing. Eventually the band re-organised and the remaining four members now augment their live shows with Jacqui Hicks (backing vocs, sax & flute) or Debby Bracknell (backing vocs & flute) and Alan Wormald (guitar & backing vocs).

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Another year is coming to an end. Do you also feel like celebrating the old and the new properly? For our part: We are absolutely in the mood for a big event! That’s the reason why, for the second time, we are presenting our four days Soul-, Funk- and Jazz Party around New Year’s Eve. With the SMOOTH JAZZ FESTIVAL AUGSBURG we bring as usual absolute top names, as well as outstanding young guns of the international Smooth Jazz Scene to Augsburg. Three festival evenings we celebrate in the stunning and evocative atmosphere of the Parktheater at Kurhaus Göggingen. The program includes two live concerts and an after-show party per day – on Thursday Shakatak and Jeannette Harris as well as on Friday Brian Bromberg and Oli Silk & JJ Sansaverino. The fantastic highlight at the Parktheater is the big New Year’s Eve: Euge Groove’s show is followed by a year-end countdown on stage and subsequent Allstar Jam.

Our partner location this year is again the “Dorint Hotel” at Wittelsbacher Park, which provides shuttle busses to the Parktheater on all festival evenings. The hotel itself does not only host the New Year’s Concert feat. singer Lindsey Webster and saxophonist Elan Trotman, which ends the festival smoothly, but also the gala dinner before the New Year’s Eve show. Together with the Dorint Team we have newly conceived the dinner. Be surprised!
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Nell’s Jazz & Blues, 3 North End Crescent, West Kensington, W14 8TGLondon