The remarkable singer Val Wiseman, Digby Fairweather on the trumpet/cornet/flugelhorn, Al Gay on the clarinet/tenor sax, Roy Williams on the trombone, Brian Lemon on the piano, Jim Douglas on guitar, Len Skeat on double bass and Eddie Taylor on the drums recreate the recording career of Billie Holiday through the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Every member is a British Jazz Award winner, and have put Lady Sings The Blues on the road for nearly two decades, creating a proven box-office success.
‘What is happening here might even be a shade better than what was being played all those years ago’
– BBC Radio 2
‘Val Wiseman is probably the only singer today who should attempt to sing the Billie Holiday songbook’
– Daily Telegraph
See them during the 2015 Birmingham Jazz Festival:
Friday 10th july – 19:00 – Studio Theatre, Library of Birmingham – £12