Jazz Legend does Frank Sinatra

editorial image

JAZZ LEGEND will present their story of the life and music of Frank Sinatra at the Spa Grand Hall on Saturday, at 7.45pm.

Fronted by singer Richard Adams, the show contains around 26 of Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits.

Trombonist Tony Turner says Jazz Legend specialises in recreating original performances and, although Richard doesn’t impersonate Sinatra, the songs are performed in an authentic way.

It will probably be the last time the ensemble performs as Jazz Legend as the name will be changed soon.

“The name came with the very first show we put together, which tells the story of the development of jazz and swing music over 100 years,” says Tony.

“Since then we have added several more shows to our portfolio, about musical legends but not always involving jazz. We now need a name that will reflect our different theatre shows on the lives and music of George Gershwin, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington, as well as Frank Sinatra.”

Besides Richard and Tony, the band members are Bob Malinowski on bass, Nigel Blenkiron on trumpet, Dave Clegg on piano and three members of the Spa Orchestra: Kathy Seabrook on flute and saxophone, Graham Quilter on clarinet and saxophone and Lee Adams on drums.