For The Love Of Ella

28 April 2023 - 7:30pm


Featuring Vimala Rowe and Janette Mason

Darren Beckett – Drums  Andrew Cleyndhert  - Bass

Trace the golden thread that weaves through Ella’s life, from her youthful heights to her mature majesty.   Love, pain and joy, she has connected the world through song.



We hope to offer you an insight into this legendary songstress and how she influenced the emerging world of jazz through her collaborations with Chick Webb, Duke Ellington and Count Basie to her immense catalogue of Grammy awarded recordings peaking with the iconic Ella Songbook series of the 1950s which has become the soundtrack to an era.

We will honour the unique honesty that she brought to her recordings and live shows, whilst delivering a swinging time for all. We guarantee you will leave having had a transformative night, a  night from the heart.

Vimala Rowe

‘One of the most distinct singers to come along in some time’. The Sunday Times

From her training in Hindustani classical music in India, to world music, soul and effortlessly swinging Jazz, award winning singer Vimala Rowe has rapidly become recognised as a major talent on the British jazz scene. Performing at Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express Jazz Club-Soho, 606 Club, London Jazz Festival and countrywide, she delights and enchants her audiences with her naturally passionate and emotive range of expression.

Janette Mason

"Her latest destined to add to her reputation as one of our leading jazz lights."
 Keith Ames & Tom Short - The Musician
Janette Mason is a sought-after pianist, composer, arranger, producer and performer with a diverse musical career. She toured extensively throughout the 90s with artists such as  Oasis, Pulp and Robert Wyatt and has been a mainstay on the British jazz scene for over twenty years. Alongside her successful performing career Janette is a recording artist in her own right. Her debut trio CD  Din and Tonic was shortlisted by the Guardian jazz critic John Fordham as a contender for Jazz Album of the Year, followed by her 2009 release, Alien Left Hand, which garnered a Parliamentary Jazz nomination.
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