Bury St Edmunds Festival: Jazz at the Movies

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The Apex, Friday

PIANIST Chris Ingham of, Bury St Edmunds, led the audience on an interesting and quirky two hour show through the history of the relationship between jazz and film.

The evening got off to a great start with He’s a Tramp, made famous by the Disney movie Lady and The Tramp.

The band’s version was more up-tempo than the original and singer Joanna Eden’s performance went down a storm with the audience.

Ingham introduced each song with the story of its composition and the films it was associated with.

The set list for the evening ranged from the obscure to classics such as My Heart Belongs To Daddy and From Russia With Love.

Each song was adapted to the relaxed and intimate style of the band, showcasing the skill of their musicians – a series of instrumentals by Mark Crooks on saxophone receiving a particularly enthusiastic reaction.

The only downside to the evening was that the performance was moved from the café of The Apex to the main auditorium and throughout the show it was apparent that the band’s friendly personal style would have been better suited to a smaller more relaxed setting. EL