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Event Information:

  • Sat

    Fleet Jazz: Ma Bessie and Her Blues Troupe

    7:15 pmThe Harlington 236 Fleet Road Fleet Hampshire GU51 4BY

    Ma Bessie and Her Blues Troupe
    Date: Tuesday 19th October
    Doors: 7.15pm / Bar: 7:15pm / Show: 8:00pm
    Tickets: £20 General Admission

    Nicknamed the “Empress of the Blues”, Bessie Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest performers of her era and was a major influence on other jazz singers.

    Ma Bessie and her Blues Troupe perform to narrated show, featuring music from the period and showcasing many of Bessie's songs. The show chronicles her life from one-room shack in Blue Goose Hollow, to becoming the highest-paid black entertainer of that time, to the tragic accident on route 61 in September 1937 that ended her life aged 43 years.

    - JULIA TITUS (vocals
    - SAM KELLY (drums)
    , - DOM BARNETT (MD/piano)
    - TONY QUNTA (acoustic guitar)
    - MARIANNE WINDHAM (double bass)
    - CLARE HIRST (sax/clarinet)
    - CLAUDE DEPPA (trumpet)

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