26th November: Lunchtime Jazz – Sara Hawkes and Stephen Hession

For our final jazz café, and our very last Tuesdays Till Two concert until 2020, we welcome back vocalist Sara Hawkes, who performed at our first ever Tuesdays Till Two lunchtime jazz session in 2017. This year she returns accompanied on piano by Stephen Hession, who made his Tuesdays Till Two debut only last week. Sara will be performing well known jazz and blues standards, but also some pop and maybe even one of her own compositions.

As ever St John’s will be open for an hour before the concert begins, with volunteers from the pop-up café team offering lots of home made sweet and savoury treats as well as hot and cold drinks. All profits from the café will go towards funding our future programme of events.

The music will start promptly at 1pm. Admission is free, but we do ask those who can afford it to make a donation to help cover our costs. The suggested donation is £5.

About Sara Hawkes:

Originally from Blackpool, Sara moved to Peterborough to bring up her two children before returning to performing as a singer, at first mostly performing at open mic and jazz jam sessions. Her growing reputation has led to invitations to perform at numerous venues and events, both locally (e.g. John Clare Cottage, Oundle Festival Fringe, Key Theatre, Stamford Music Festival) and in her home town of Blackpool, where she recently performed as part of the Blackpool Pride Festival. Sara used to perform classical repertoire such as Opera and Art Song, and continues to train with a teacher who is a senior tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music but also now trains with top jazz artists and teachers.