Annie Bright

Herne Hill Music Festival Super Sunday - 4 events with 3 in the Park!

After leading with music from Opal Flutes in Carnegie Library and a Youth Jazz Showcase at St Saviour's, Herne Hill Music Festival's Saturday finished with a well-attended recital from the Belvil Trio at St Faith's to benefit international development charity Practical Action.


Now it's time for Super Sunday - which means four events in one day, two free and two ticketed, with the first three in Brockwell Park, on Oct. 12th. Events begin with chamber choir The Friends' Musick's 'Noonday Serenade' (11:30-12:30) and founder member Annie Bright urges everyone to come up to Brockwell Hall to join her for some madrigals, rounds and audience participation! Plus some great views. We spoke with Annie at the Carnegie Library on Saturday afternoon after Opal Flutes' lunchtime concert - while the the flautists were packing up. See video below.


Herne Hill Music Fest News - Day 7 - Gelly & Bright, Half Moon, Oct 18


Dave Gelly is a tenor saxophonist, writer and broadcaster. His playing style is melodic, swinging jazz with the emphasis on good tunes and a warm tone. He started out playing in Blues By Six, with future Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts (alternating dates with the Rolling Stones at the Marquee Club in 1963), in the New Jazz Orchestra with the legendary Ian Bird (ex Curtis-Bird Quintet - remember the single A side 'Tropicana'? If not just play the embedded clip!), with Ian Carr, Barbara Thompson, Jon Hiseman (Colloseum II), and on loads of broadcasts and pop sessions, including McGuiness-Flint and Keith Emerson. Gelly has played, toured or recorded with a number of veteran American blues artists, among them Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup, Johnny 'Guitar' Burns, Champion Jack Dupree and Johnny Shines. He'll be at the Half Moon with vocalist Annie Bright tonight - Annie's known as the Brit Peggy Lee! Cleo Laine more like? BTW she's also Dave's wife!


7.30 pm start  - £10/£8


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