The Kerry Hodgkin Jazz Band is on tour in 2011. The band features some of the most exceptional players on the UK jazz scene today. The core band is a quintet including: Kerry Hodgkin (vocals), Janette Mason (piano), Andy Davies (trumpet/flugel), Nick Pugh (bass) and Mark Fletcher (drums)
The band is also available with special guest artiste, the multi-award winning Alan Barnes on saxophone/clarinet.
Kerry Hodgkin makes a welcome return to the forefront of the UK jazz scene in 2009/10 with a fantastic new album Table in the Corner. The album is produced by award winning vocalist Ian Shaw and features some of the cream of UK jazz, including Alan Barnes (sax/clarinet) and Janette Mason (piano). The album is released on 33 Records.
Kerry’s silk-and-steel vocals have been likened to jazz legend Sheila Jordan and diva Eva Cassidy! With a blend of contemporary jazz/soul/latin/blues originals and covers, expect a varied programme. This will include some of Kerry’s own compositions, along with original takes on material as diverse as Randy Newman, Rodgers & Hart, Billy Bragg, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Arlen & Mercer, Sondheim & Bernstein and talented folk/blues duo Hensley & Wright. Interpretations include arrangements by Ian Shaw, celebrated jazz drummer Clark Tracey, rising star pianist/composer Janette Mason and Hodgkin herself.
Kerry has been a professional jazz, blues and soul singer for well over a decade