"Beirne’s vocals are sublime, she scats and soars, stretching syllables over slinky sax lines." -
Jazz In Europe
"Jazz Just Wants To Have Fun takes the best of two worlds, ’80s pop and jazz,
and creates an unexpectedly
delightful recipe for success."
- London Jazz News
"Hearing Beverley singing totally blew me away. She has such a wonderful vibe, and she feels the music right inside her!" - Jason Miles, Grammy Winning Producer
"Beverley Beirne has nailed it. Twelve pop hits from the 1970s and 1980s that respond 100% to being jazzified."
- Bebop Spoken Here
Sunday, September 11th, 2022
Our first contribution to this year's Roman River Festival, is Yorkshire-born vocalist Beverley Bierne.
Citing legendary singers such as Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Mel Torme, plus today's current crop, including Tierney Sutton, Nneena Freelon, Kurt Elling, Ian Shaw, Claire Martin, Liane Carroll and Aubrey Logan, Beverley loves to take songs from other genres and put her own spin on them - for example, on the Bacharach/David classic Walk On By, from her 2021 debut CD, Seasons Of Love.
2018's follow-up, Jazz Just Wants To Have Fun, is a joyful, jazzy escapade featuring pop songs from the 70s and 80s by artists such as Slade (Come On Feel The Noize), M (Pop Musik), Adam Ant (Prince Charming), Kim Carnes (Bette Davis Eyes), Fun Boy 3 (Ghost Town) and more, all done with a jazzy twist - and it works!
Beverley's latest offering, Dream Dancer, sees her luscious alto vocals play with ease into higher vocal registers on this dynamic set that comes alive with Ella-like scat, lighting-fast swing, soulful samba and exquisite ballads.
Beverley Bierne (Vocals), Rob Hughes (Sax/Flute), John Crawford (Piano), Flo Moore (Bass), Matt Parkinson (Drums).
Tickets: £15 / £13 Concessions. Students £6 (+ Booking Fee)
Doors: 7.00pm. 1st Set: 7.30pm