20th November: Lunchtime Jazz – Latino Sound

For our final lunchtime concert of the year we welcome Latino Sound, which has been playing all things Latin since 2008, for their first appearance in St John’s. Their music ranges from Bossa Nova to Carlos Santana, an exciting mix of Latin-style jazz, fusion, funk and party music.

As usual the café will be open from noon, serving a range of hot drinks and home-made quiche, cakes, scones etc. All profits from the café will go to The Green Backyard. For this concert we’d like the audience to sit in the café area rather than moving to the pews at the front of the church. Some of you may even want to get up and shake a leg!

The music will begin promptly at 1pm. Admission is free, but those who are able to afford it are asked to make a donation. The suggested amount is £5.

About Latino Sound:

Moises Sanchez from Bolivia and Florin Marcos from Romania have been performing together since 2010 in Latino Sound.
Their varied musical influences include: George Benson, Al Di Meola, Acoustic Alchemy, Carlos Santana, and more. Music styles are: Bossa Nova, Flamenco, Latin Jazz, World Music

Their talent has been showcased in festivals across the country and they are currently recording an album.

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13th November: Lunchtime Jazz – Sara Hawkes and Peter Ravenhill (Vocals+Guitar)

Last year Sara Hawkes performed at our first ever Tuesdays Till Two lunchtime jazz session (with Ivan Garford on piano). This year she returns with guitarist Peter Ravenhill, who’s making his Tuesdays Till Two debut after performing at our “Not Quite the Royal Wedding” extravaganza with Sara in May. Sara will be performing well known jazz standards, including songs by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and more.

As usual the café will be open from noon, serving a range of hot drinks and home-made quiche, cakes, scones etc. All profits from the café will go to The Green Backyard. For this concert we’d like the audience to stay seated in the café area rather than moving to the pews at the front of the church.

The music will begin promptly at 1pm. Admission is free, but those who are able to afford it are asked to make a donation. The suggested amount 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.

About Peter Ravenhill:

Peter Ravenhill was inspired to take up the guitar after listening to the Shadows and Hank Marvin. He hasn’t stopped playing since. He has been in several local bands and has a love of Jazz and Blues. He has performed with Sara Hawkes at the Cambridge Jazz Festival and several concerts around Peterborough and is well known on the local scene for his versatility, skill and his love of a kebab! He is currently playing with Rockabilly band the Outsiders and has a three piece rockabilly band the Broadcasters as well as accompanying Sara on Jazz gigs.

30th October: Lunchtime Jazz – Kate Williams & Derek Scurll Jazz Quartet

We kick off a short season of jazz/folk lunchtime concerts with the Kate Williams & Derek Scurll Jazz Quartet, who’ll be bring us a blend of music from the Great American Songbook, and Latin jazz classics on voice and vibraphone.

Kate Williams studied classical singing at the Guildhall, and then ventured into work as a jazz vocalist alongside a successful teaching and therapy career. Derek Scurll studied music at Selwyn College,Cambridge and is now an in-demand orchestral percussionist and jazz drummer. His vibraphone playing is at the heart of this new project. Kate and Derek are joined by Fenland-based pianist Ivan Garford and Jose Canha on double bass.

As usual the café will be open from noon, serving a range of hot drinks and home-made quiche, cakes, scones etc. All profits from the café will go to The Green Backyard.

The concert will begin promptly at 1pm. Admission is free, but those who are able to afford it are asked to make a donation. The suggested amount is £5.

18th May: 7.30pm Evening Concert – (Not Quite!) The Royal Wedding

Do you love a good wedding, but somehow or other the invitation you were expecting to Meghan and Harry’s big day didn’t get to you? Never mind! Come to St John’s on Friday 18th May and join our Jazz Queen vocalist Sara Hawkes, Guitar Prince Peter Ravenhill, and Duke of Saxophony Mark Wilkinson as they recreate the royal wedding party experience a modern royal family would give their butler’s right arm for!

With music by Queen and Prince, a right royal mix of jazz standards, golden oldies, and other musical gems that our musicians think will be on Meghan and Harry’s wedding disco playlist the following day , this is sure to be the most fun you can get from a royal wedding without actually going to Windsor on the day itself.

Refreshments during the interval will be provided by the GBY pop-up café team and will include cake and fizz. Expect bunting!

Book nowTickets are priced £8 if bought in advance or £10 on the door. Online tickets are £8.50 each. Doors open at 7pm and the wedding party will get started at 7.30pm.

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.

About Peter Ravenhill:

Peter Ravenhill was inspired to take up the guitar after listening to the Shadows and Hank Marvin. He hasn’t stopped playing since. He has been in several local bands and has a love of Jazz and Blues. He has performed with Sara Hawkes at the Cambridge Jazz Festival and several concerts around Peterborough and is well known on the local scene for his versatility, skill and his love of a kebab! He is currently playing with Rockabilly band the Outsiders and has a three piece rockabilly band the Broadcasters as well as accompanying Sara on Jazz gigs.

24th October: Lunchtime Jazz – “American Songbook” with Sara Hawkes (vocals) & Ivan Garford (piano)

In something of a first for Tuesdays Till Two we’re going to attempt to give our lunchtime café an air of night time jazz sophistication with the help of singer Sara Hawkes and pianist Ivan Garford. Sara will be performing well known jazz standards from the American Songbook, including songs by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, and more.

As usual the café will be open from noon, serving a range of hot drinks and homemade quiche, cakes, scones etc. All profits from the café will go to The Green Backyard. For this concert we’d like the audience to stay seated in the café area rather than moving to the pews at the front of the church.

The music will begin promptly at 1pm. Admission is free, but those who are able to afford it are asked to make a donation. The suggested amount is £4.

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.

About Ivan Garford:

Ivan studied Music at Goldsmiths College and the Royal Academy of Music. He has enjoyed a varied career as a performer, musical director and teacher.

Ivan was the Musical Director at Wisbech and March Operatic Societies and for in-house productions at Wisbech’s Angles Theatre. He helped to produce over fifty shows between 1995 and 2007.

Ivan has developed a strong interest in jazz and has accompanied and promoted such visiting jazz artists as Don Rendell, Harry Beckett, Peter King, Tina May and Alan Barnes. He is a widely sought after performer by Orchestras and bands throughout the Eastern Region.

20th October: Evening Concert at 7.30pm – Opera versus Jazz!

We’re very excited to present a Peterborough first: Opera versus Jazz!

Scintillating operatic soprano, Gabriella Pineda-Rodrigues and smooth jazz singer Kathryn Howells face-off in a musical match-up which is certain to please even the most discerning of music lovers.

Young leading Pianist, Dominic Degavino – BBC Young Musician Finalist, Royal Overseas League Winner to name but a few competition successes, will join forces with Gabriella in the festivities.

The evening will finish up with a few classic duets – we’re not telling you which duets but we’re sure you’ll love them!

Please clear your evening and join us! You won’t regret it.

Tickets are priced £8 if bought in advance £10 on the door. Advance Tickets are available from the welcome counter in St John’s when the café is open (Wed,Sat 10am-noon), or from Alun Williams at Tuesdays Till Two, or online at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/415968