Newport Jazz Club


Nette Robinson and Tony Woods

5th January 2020

Sunday 5 January saw Newport Jazz Club start their 2020 programme of concerts with the return, by popular demand, of Nette Robinson and Tony Woods.

With a set list drawn on the great American songbook the concert opened with Gershwin's Our love is here to stay before variously exploring the songbooks of Rodgers and Hart, Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer. With Nette giving a sublime performance on vocals with Tony Woods on saxes and taking charge of musical direction the audience were treated to a musical feast to open the club's 10th anniversary year. With Nette duetting on baritone sax with Tony on the finale showpiece number "Falling in Love with Love" the audience were certainly in tune with the encore number "Over the Rainbow".

Back line support was provided by the Phoenix Jazz Trio comprising Peter Trueman on piano, Mike Whitehead on bass and Bill Wills on drums.

The club has a great line up of concerts for 2020 and the next concert will be on 16 February when the club welcomes pianists David Newton and Craig Milverton. The concert starts at 3.00pm at the Apollo Theatre, Pyle Street, Newport and tickets are available from Gerry Cullis on 730601 or Bill Wills on 523879.