Last year saw a star-studded outdoor concert held at Suffolk’s historic Butley Priory become a huge success. The 606 Club, a London-based jazz and live music venue, will present its second annual show entitled ‘A Night At The 606’ on Saturday 10th September, once again at the Butley Priory.
Featuring the UK jazz scene’s premier artists, including the award-winning vocalists Liane Carroll and Georgina Jackson, Butley Priory and 606 Club regular, vocalist Kay Elizabeth and leading UK saxophonist Alex Garnett, all supported, as before, by pianist Gareth Williams & his Trio. The 606 Club’s owner Steve Rubie – who has been running the Club since 1976, making this its 40th Anniversary in October – will compère the night.
A former medieval monastery between Woodbridge and Aldeburgh in an area of outstanding beauty on the Suffolk Heritage Coast, Butley Priory is an extraordinary building, sometimes referred to as ‘a cathedral in the woods’. Originally a monastery dating back to the 14th Century, stories of Mary Rose Tudor staying at the Priory during hunting expeditions with the Duke of Suffolk are just some of the romantic tales that abound. Now a fairytale Wedding and Events venue, Butley Priory has also hosted artistic and musical performances for the last 20 years.
Featuring during the ‘Night At The 606’ will be another artist who established her now stellar career appearing at the 606 Club, the iconic Ms Liane Carroll. The recipient of two BBC Jazz Awards and a Parliamentary Jazz Award among many other honours, Liane is a dynamic vocalist and pianist whose sensational talent has been captivating audiences around the world. She is recognised as one of the finest singer/pianists on the International jazz scene, has worked with the likes of Gerry Rafferty, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Paul McCartney, and has been a featured performer at Glastonbury Festival.
Also featuring will be the dynamic singer & trumpeter Georgina Jackson. After acquiring what she likes to describe as ‘a strange and somewhat unfashionable obsession with jazz and Big Band music’ Georgina began her musical career as a professional trumpet player. However, again as she describes it ‘harbouring a desire to wear a posh frock’ she decided that adding singing to her repertoire could be, well, fun. These days her terrific swing jazz vocals can be heard in a variety of impressive settings, not least as featured vocalist with the BBC Big Band, the BBC Concert Orchestra and as resident singer with Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra.
The evening will conclude with all of the night’s performers coming back onstage to play together for the grand finale.
The stage will be set up in front of the spectacular facade of the house, and guests will be seated on the lawn, or (if need be) under the shelter of a marquee. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic, and there will also be delicious locally-sourced, hot and cold food available. A cash bar will be open during the evening.
Tickets are on sale now via the 606 website at: 606club.co.uk/606-butleypriory.html or call the 606 box office at 0207 352 5953.