The Songs of 1928: Janice Day & Martin Litton

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The Songs of 1928: Janice Day & Martin Litton

With all new material, the delightful jazz singer and internationally renowned pianist celebrate the best songs and piano solos from 1928.

By Hay Jazz

When and where

Date and time

Sunday, October 15 · 3 - 5pm BST


St Mary's Church St Mary's Road Hay-on-Wye HR3 5ED United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 1 day before event
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About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Step back in time to 1928 and enjoy the musical hits that defined the era! You won't want to miss this amazing collection of songs from some of the most talented composers of the time, including Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, and Cole Porter.

Relive the magic of 1928 with classics like "Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)" by Cole Porter, "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh, and "Blue Skies" by Irving Berlin. These songs will transport you back in time to the roaring twenties, when jazz was king and the world was full of promise.

Join us for a night of music and fun as we celebrate the unforgettable hits of 1928! (Please note that the May issue of the Wye Local ad contains a misprint of the ticket price)

As one of Britain's most celebrated jazz pianists, Martin Litton is an internationally renowned musician, arranger and bandleader, who has entertained audiences across the world with his skilful playing. He has worked with many legendary British and American musicians, including Humphrey Lyttleton, Kenny Ball, Harry Gold, Clare Teal, Kenny Davern, Scott Hamilton, Bob Wilber, Marty Grosz, and Wild Bill Davison. A frequent guest on BBC Radio 3, Martin regularly shares his knowledge about and demonstrates the music of Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller, Earl Hines, and Teddy Wilson. Martin is a highly versatile pianist, equally at home as a solo artist, accompanist, or band pianist, as is evidenced by his work in the popular theatre show ‘Swinging at The Cotton Club’ and the Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra.

Janice Day is a witty, insightful and entertaining performer. After a successful career as a repertory singer (sharing the repertoire of the dance bands of the 1920s and 30s), she developed a 1930s musical character comedy act and a one-woman show. She is a commissioned screenwriter, author and award-winning stand-up comedian. Original lead singer with both the Piccadilly Dance Orchestra and Keith Nichols' Cotton Club Orchestra, she has performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Purcell Room, the Wigmore Hall for Radio Three, Proms in the Park, Cadogan Hall, and at jazz clubs and festivals worldwide. Since moving to Hay she has produced several concerts for Hay Jazz and Haydloniant.

Photo by Billie Charity.

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Contact Janice Day on or on 07748 652 194.