Chris Ingham Quartet with Paul Higgs

Michael OffordLive on Stage

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the company of the Chris Ingham Quartet and the beautiful melodies of Dudley Moore!

We all know about Moore, the great comic actor, but we forget what a talented jazz pianist he was in the timeless tradition of Oscar Peterson and Erroll Garner, performing regularly with his trio on his cutting-edge 1960s satirical TV show with Peter Cook, Not Only But Also.

Suffolk pianist Ingham plays homage to Moore’s brilliance as a performer and composer with a CD, simply called Dudley, featuring 16 of his finest tunes.

Chris and his Quartet come to the Electric Palace on Valentine’s Night as part of a national winter tour showcasing Moore’s marvellous compositions. Master trumpeter Paul Higgs returns from his Tendring Thunderbirds guest slot and Geoff Gascoyne and Geoff Double make up the slick upbeat rhythm section.

“It will be a privilege if our efforts open a few ears to the jazz side of this remarkable musician,” says Chris.

And there could be no more appropriate music to celebrate February 14 than the perennially romantically-inclined Dudley’s!

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