AT THE JAZZ CENTRE UK
On the second Saturday of every month, our resident performer Carol Braithwaite presents ‘Celebrating the Ladies of Song’ accompanied by Tony Gooderham on piano.
Carol has met and worked with many top musicians; Tim Huskisson, Digby Fairweather, Ted Beament, Mick Foster, John China, Julian Stringle and Hugh Rainey to name just a handful. She has run her own jazz clubs in Southend, Westcliff, Billericay and Chalkwell, and sang in every jazz club in Essex you can think of.
In an extended interview with Carol in Southend’s Utopia Coffee shop, 'Carol’s enduring love of jazz and performing was infectious'. When asked the question as to favourite artists there were some obvious responses; Billie, Bessie, Ella, Ottilie and Sarah. But some surprises as well; Sergio Mendes, Elton John and the Beatles. This writer, however, knows that it is not just the historic greats that are on this favourites list.
Read more about Carol on page 5 and 12 of our Issue No.1 2020 Newsletter.