FoM Raineys Ragtime
Showing on Wed 15 May
A Festival of Music
Rainey's Ragtime BandRainey’s Ragtime Band bring you music from the early years featuring Ma Rainey’s classic songs and a selection of well-known tunes. Immerse yourself in the nostalgic melodies of the 1920s and 1930s for a captivating journey back in time, featuring Ma Rainey's iconic songs and a handpicked selection of beloved tunes from that golden era.
Led by the renowned RICHARD EXALL on tenor saxophone and clarinet, along with the exceptional Musical Director DOM BARNETT on piano, our talented musicians have meticulously arranged the music to capture the true essence of the era. The well established rhythm section, comprising SAM KELLY on drums and MARIANNE WINDHAM on double-bass combine with the acoustic jazz influences of TONY QUNTA (acoustic guitar)to set the foundation for a captivating and immersive musical experience. Complementing the ensemble is the much sought after, multi British Jazz awards winner, AMY ROBERTS (alto saxophone and clarinet) together with the powerful and enchanting vocals of GEMMA DORSETT and CHRISSIE MYLES, whose voices will transport you to the jazz clubs off yesteryears.
Gemma Dorsett (lead vocals), Chrissie Myles (lead vocals)
Dom Barnett (Musical Director/piano), Richard Exall (Musical Arranger/tenor sax/clarinet)
Amy Roberts (alto sax/clarinet), Sam Kelly (drums)
Marianne Windham (double bass), Tony Qunta (acoustic guitar)