The Great Gatsby Party is still one of the most popular themes for parties to this day. Change was in the air in the 1920’s and this was reflected in the jazz music of the time.
Platform Jazz’s new show “The Great Gatsby Party” will entertain with “Hot” Jazz numbers such as ‘Puttin on the ritz,’ ‘The Sheik of Araby,’ ‘Aint Misbehavin,’ ‘Chicago’ and more. Be prepared to hear new songs in an old style and old songs in a new style! The favourites by Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Waller and Louis Armstrong are on the programme. Cathy “Hotlips” Peacock on trumpet , Kirsten “the kitten” Sayers on Clarinet , Jeff “Papa Wok” Robinson on sax and newcomer Andrea “The Italian” Bolloco on trombone complete the frontline whilst Melvin Peters on keys, “Bashful” Bruce Baker on drums and Andreas “Bullfiddle” Kappen on bass complete the rhythm section. Durban's best loved singer Shelley McLean Downham is on vocals.
Platform Jazz will get you shimmying and flapping and your toes definitely tapping at their new show due to be staged the last 2 weekends in January 2020. Don those spats, boas and fascinators and come and join the party.