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Date City Venue Country
22/04/20 Milton Keynes The Stables United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £20. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: Stockwell Lane, Wavendon.
23/05/20 Godalming, Surrey Wilfrid Noyce Centre United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £18. Age restrictions: No Minors. Buy Tickets
12/06/20 Deal The Astor Theatre United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £tbc. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: Stanhope Road. Buy Tickets
19/06/20 Cilgerran Menter Rhosygilwen United Kingdom
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: £12.50. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: Rhos-hill. Buy Tickets
11/07/20 Swanage Swanage Jazz Festival United Kingdom
Time: 4:15pm. Admission: £tbc. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: Swanage Conservative Club, 27 King’s Road East.

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BESSIE SMITH “EMPRESS OF THE BLUES”
Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer. Nicknamed the Empress of the Blues, she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and was a major influence on other jazz singers
Ma Bessie and her Blues Troupe perform to a narrated show, featuring music from the era and showcasing many of Bessie‘s songs. The production chronicles her life from a one-room shack in Blue Goose Hollow, through to becoming the highest-paid black entertainer of that time, to the tragic accident on Route 61 in September 1937 which resulted in her untimely death aged 43 years.
Line up:
Ma Bessie JULIA TITUS
MD/Piano DOM BARNETT
Drums SAM KELLY
Bass MARIANNE WINDHAM
Guitar TONY QUNTA
Sax/Clarinet CLARE HIRST/RICHARD EXALL
Trumpet CLAUDE DEPPA/KEVIN DAVY
Narrator ANDY WILKIN