Newport Jazz Club


Nette Robinson & Tony Wood

27th November 2016

Those with long memories will recall Nette Robinson living and gigging on the Island.

Since then, she has developed - when indulging her passion for chess - into a much in-demand vocalist, who has been described in the jazz press as someone who "when she sings, she swings with a velvety voice and impeccable jazz timing".

Nette certainly fulfilled that review with her 15-number set at Newport Jazz Club on Sunday afternoon, when she was accompanied by Leeds School of Music graduate Tony Woods on saxophone.

With a set of standards including Isn't it Romantic and You Must Believe in Spring, as well as a couple of original numbers from pianist Peter Trueman, she took away the winter chill with the warmth of her personality and finished with an encore of Take the A Train.

Support was supplied by the Phoenix Modern Jazz Trio, comprising Peter Trueman on piano, Mike Whitehead on bass and Bill Wills on drums.

© Ian Mitchell

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