AMY ROBERTS' Gentlemen of Jazz - I'm Confessin'
In today's traditional jazz world there is a handful of talented young musicians - Amy Roberts is one of this select group. She first appeared on the club scene in Cornwall (her home county) as a schoolgirl a few years ago. Now (Autumn 2009) aged 21 she is studying music at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, and at the same time she is making a name for herself on the jazz club and festival scene. This, the first CD by her own band, was recorded at the 2008 Bude Jazz Festival. The band has a sound reminiscent of the American small bands of the 1930s and '40s and on this CD they work well together to play hot inventive jazz and entertain their audience. The band line-up is Steve Graham trumpet, Amy Roberts alto sax (flute on one track), Roger Heeley piano, John Baker banjo, Andy Craddock double bass, Graham Smith drums.
Isle Of Capri
That Teasin' Rag
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square (flute)
Royal Garden Blues
Singing The Blues
I Can't Give You Anything But Love