The Nicki Allan Band’s Christmas Party
Be prepared for a healthy mixture of timeless Christmas standards given a breath of new life, from Diana Krall and Bill Evans Swing tunes to Celtic inspired Gaelic song and a return of some classic mainstream arrangements with bold compositions to tantalise the ears. Delivered by her distinguished team of fine musicians that include renowned Huddersfield Tenor Sax maestro Rod Mason, Double Bass master Adrian Knowles (Sounds of ’59) and acclaimed Drummer John Settle ( Vibeology/NYBB).
Nicki Allan has an impressive career portfolio that combines teaching, songwriting, session work and performing, which has taken her all over the world as a professional jazz vocalist and pianist. Credits include Glastonbury, the 02 Academy, A recording deal with 33Jazz records, BV Session contracts for Sony and countless live performances at UK jazz festivals and prestigious venues. Also winner of the coveted title of jazz Yorkshire vocalist of the year in 2011 for her contribution to women in Jazz Music.
Nicki’s influences span pianists and vocalists alike, from the subtle and beautiful dulcet tones of Shirley Horn, Lizz Wright, Ella Fitzgerald and Joni Mitchell to the vibrant, rhythmic latin, swing and Contemporary sounds influenced and inspired by Thelonious Monk, Red Garland and Herbie Hancock. Underpinned by her stylish bluesy phrasing and love of vocal improvisation, which is becoming her trademark.
This event will take place in the Shire Oak hall. Numbers are restricted still.
Music is from 7pm – 9.15pm approx.
Drinks and snacks available – payment by card preferred.
Last orders 8.45pm. Closing time 9.30pm.
Please note the carpark is closed.
Tickets £10.00 (waged) £7 (unwaged) available from HEART reception and online
If you’re interested in performing at HEART please contact our Events Team: [email protected]