Saturday 17 November 2018
Storey's Field Centre, Eddington, Cambridge (Just off Huntingdon Road)
The 2018 Cambridge Jazz Festival presents The Alley Cats present Disney & Other Family Classics
Come and join The Alleycats for a nostalgic ride through the Disney songbook.
A musical treat for all the family. The Alley Cats are a seven piece jazz band playing fresh and original arrangements of tunes from Disney and other popular children’s shows. Songs from The Jungle Book, Mary Poppins, Wille Wonka, Frozen, Dumbo, Aladdin, Cinderella, Monsters inc to name just a few. Face painting, quizzes, and more to help make this a fun afternoon for all.
The Alleycats was formed in 2016 to perform at the Children’s Hospice in Milton. The children loved the Disney tunes so the project expanded further. We are now a seven piece modern jazz band playing original arrangements of Disney and other classic children’s films.
We have performed in and around Cambridge at family events, also the Cambridge Jazz Festival, WillowFest, the children’s hospice music festival EACHFEST, and at this years Fete de la Musique, Saffron Walden.
The band is led by Vicki Kenny who is a music therapist, as well as a jazz musician. She has worked for many years with children teaching jazz and improvisation. Her passion is music and performing jazz to a younger audience. It’s fun for the adults too, as many of the songs are nostalgic of our own childhood. Our aim is to makes the gigs accessible to all ages and provide a fun and uplifting experience for everyone.
Roslin Russell - vocals
Paul Stubbs - trumpet
Simon Fothergill - trombone
Alastair Appleton - saxes
Giulio Lampronti - bass
Vicki Kenny - keys
Jane Hollingworth - drums
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Running order 14:00 - 16:00
Running times are approximate and subject to change