Cranleigh Arts and All That Jazz

Jazz enthusiasts are in for a real treat in the coming months as Cranleigh Arts resumes its popular Jazz, Cheese and Wine events.  

Enjoy a perfect evening at cabaret style seated tables, a glass of wine in hand and a delicious cheese plate to share, as talented jazz musicians entertain you. Seats in the balcony, including a glass of wine, are also available. 

First off the mark, is Jazz Sabbath on 17th November at 7.30pm.

Jazz Sabbath is a fictional English jazz trio, said to be from the late 60s. The band was created by Adam Wakeman, touring, keyboard and guitar player for Black Sabbath (2004.-2017) and a member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band from 2004 to the present day.

Jazz Sabbath plays jazz renditions of Black Sabbath songs, claiming to be the original writers of those songs and accusing Black Sabbath of plagiarism! The band first appeared in a mockumentary on YouTube in February 2020. In this short film, Bandleader Milton Keynes (Adam Wakeman) was interviewed by actor Robert Powell about the early days of Jazz Sabbath, their cancelled debut album and the alleged theft of their songs by Black Sabbath. This album was later released as an actual album in April 2020. The documentary attracted extensive media coverage and the album itself got rave reviews, from both rock and jazz critics. So, get along to Cranleigh Arts and enjoy their unique renditions of your favourite Black Sabbath classics – heavy metal melted down to jazz.

On December 9th at 7.30pm, singer and pianist, Dominic Alldis will be joined by Andrew Cleyndert on bass and Colin Oxley on guitar who make up his Cabaret Trio, plus special guest Iain Ballamy on saxophone.

Dominic, who lives locally, has been part of the British jazz scene for more than 30 years. He has performed in numerous venues and toured with many renowned artists. He is much admired for his unique and heartfelt vocals, exquisite pianistic touch and fresh and contemporary arrangements of classic songs. So, sit back and enjoy a memorable evening’s entertainment.

Last, but by no means least, on March 1st, Cranleigh Arts welcomes back the Guildford Jazz, for its third visit. 

Guildford Jazz is a not-for-profit community arts organisation, bringing Britain’s finest jazz musicians to a local audience in an intimate and welcoming jazz club environment. The line up for this event is yet to be announced, so make sure you visit Cranleigh Arts website for further details of these and the many numerous exciting events listed for the coming season:

You can book tickets online or by phoning the Box Office (01483 278000) between 10am and 4pm Tuesday – Saturday.

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