Friday 30th June 2017 at 8pm. Venue and Cafe/Bar opens at 7.30pm
From Ella to Elvis: Edana Minghella Quartet
The UGT is proud to play host to a lady regarded by many as one of the modern Jazz greats – Edana Minghella.
Born into the most wonderful Anglo-Italian family where music, food and wine — and ice-cream! – were the basic stuff of life, Edana has been singing forever. In the last five years she has established herself as a successful jazz performer, regularly playing to full houses in England and Italy. Festival performances include the Isle of Wight Jazz Festival and Jazz on the Meadow, in support of Courtney Pine.
Edana’s debut CD, Still On My Feet, was released in November 2011. F eatured musicians include Guy Barker, Guillermo Rozenthuler & James McMillan — and the magnificent Liane Carroll on backing vocals!
Still On My Feet is dedicated to all Edana’s much loved family, and to her brother Anthony especially. Anthony was the multi-talented, Oscar-winning film director who died at the age of 54 in 2008. Two of the tunes on the album were featured on the soundtrack of two of Anthony’s films: A Case of You, was in Truly Madly Deeply, and You Don’t Know What Love Is featured in The Talented Mr Ripley.The album was produced by Liane Carroll and engineered by James McMillan, at Quiet Money Studios, Hastings. Click here to buy a copy.
Listen to some tracks here.
Here are some recent comments from press & audience members:
“Jazz singer Edana Minghella managed to pull off the tricky feat of both wrenching at your heart strings and bringing a sense of zest and fun to her packed show…”
“Yours is a voice I could listen to for a very long time.”
“I would kill for your voice!! And what unique phrasing. Lovely, lovely evening which sent us all away smiling.”
“Wow! Edana – we had such a wonderful time. You are an extraordinary artist. You phrase like a dream, you have a beautiful, distinctive voice and your interpretation of familiar songs (eg the Joni Mitchell) is quite stunning. We loved your choice of music, the way you looked and your easy, charming and witty connection with the audience. And you have a brilliant band.”
Joining Edana tonight will be her fabulous regular collaborators:
Mark Edwards (piano)
Pete Maxfield (double bass)
Lee Goodall (saxophones)
Event starts at 8pm on Friday 30th June 2017
Venue and Cafe/Bar Opens at 7.30pm
Tickets: £12 (UGT members & Students £11)
or buy at the UGT on Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 4pm,
or whenever the theatre is open,
or from Eastbourne Tourist Information
or from Oxboffice by telephone on 0845 6801 926
or, if still available, on the door.
Regretfully, the venue has no wheelchair access. A hearing loop is available.