Sun, 01 Aug|
Laurence Batley Theatre Courtyard
Nicola Farnon Trio
Come join us for this special Yorkshire Day event as we welcome back the fabulous Nicola Farnon.
Time & Location
01 Aug 2021, 14:00 – 16:00
Laurence Batley Theatre Courtyard, Queen St, Huddersfield HD1 2SP, UK
About the event
Come enjoy this special Yorkshre Day event in the spectacular Lawrence Batley Theatre courtyeard. Huddersfield Jazz and the Lawrence Batley Theatre have teamed up to present this special one-off event in celebration of Yorkshire Day.
Brimming with enthusiasm and bursting to get back playing again regularly, Nicola already has a few well received gigs under her belt and can't wait to play in Huddersfield again - and you're in for a real treat with Nicola's latest trio line-up for this gig! Although only three, between them they cover vocals, double bass, piano, drums and percussion and Farnon manages to combine her exceptional talents of singing and playing bass whilst leading a trio brimming with versatility and integrity. They play an eclectic mixture of popular standards (and a few of Nicola's own very catchy originals); classy arrangements with a mixture of swing, latin -and the moving, heart rending ballads that people never tire of. Before lockdown Nicola appeared regularly on the national and international jazz circuit (which included a recent sell out tour in the Ukraine) and her line-ups have included such Jazz luminaries as Dave Newton, Digby Fairweather, Jim Mullen, Bruce Adams, Roy Williams and Alan Barnes - and she has supported class jazz acts as diverse as Eliane Elias, Courtney Pine, Georgie Fame, Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine, Humphrey Lyttleton and Acker Bilke.
Line-Up for this event
Nicola Farnon - vocals and double bass
Richard Wetherall - piano
Phil Johnson - drums
"jazz music and entertainment of the highest order. How does her trio manage to sound like a jazz group twice the size?" - Seven Jazz
"She's a remarkable performer on stage, a fine singer and an outstandingly swinging and propulsive bass player with an outgoing personality to match... I declare that she is a class act who should be on every jazz festival in the land.... A sure fire hit!" - Humphrey Lyttleton
"Nicola Farnon... The most important thing in music is poetry... She's got it
The next best activator is swing... She's got it
Love, laughter, looks and charm... She's got it Her voice, whose choice? Mine... She's got it!"
The Nicola Farnon Trio
A special one-off event to be hosted in the courtyard of the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield.