Sunday, 6 May 2012

Treat yourself (and a friend)

You know you deserve a bit of a treat - you've worked hard, you've cared for people, you've been a good friend. So make a bit of time for you and someone special. Join Ian Millar and Dominic Spencer at the Old Hall.

Jazz Dinner: “Jazz & Scottish Landscape”
Ian Millar & Dominic Spencer
A jazz concert by Edinburgh based musicians, Ian Millar and Dominic Spencer. This saxophone and piano duo play a mix of well-known jazz standards and melodic original compositions.

These two musicians have been playing all over rural Scotland in recent years, often bringing jazz to rural communities for the first time. The beautiful Scottish scenery that they have seen on their travels has inspired the writing of many pieces of music - their latest CD is called “The Isle of Skye” and was promoted by them during a mini tour of the island.

They have now embarked on a new venture - that of capturing the atmosphere of scenic Scotland and putting it onto video and using it as a backdrop to their music at concerts. It adds atmosphere to the concert and helps to create inspiration for their improvised music. Their show consists of evocative, melodic improvisation from this saxophone and piano duo with a backdrop of beautiful, inspiring Scottish landscape on video, taken by Ian.

Their show is truly unique. The use of modern jazz gives the Scottish scenery a refreshing contemporary atmosphere where the audience can experience this beautiful, timeless scenery on video as a backdrop to the evocative inspiring music.

They appeared in the Buxton Fringe in 2004 & 2005 and were nominated for a music award in both those years.

They have had sell-out shows in the Edinburgh Fringe in the Radisson Hotel in the Royal Mile for the last three years and perform there again this year with their show “Jazz at Lunchtime”.

Their Buxton shows take place in the Old Hall Hotel where the audience enjoy a three course meal whilst watching the show.

Tues 20th, Wed 21st, Thu 22nd and Fri 23rd July
7.30pm to 10pm

tickets £41 (for 3 course meal + show).
For menu see our website (click on “Concert Diary”)
advance bookings from hotel: 01298 22841

by Keith Savage - Published 07/07/2010

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