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Jazz and Blues Club - Ma Bessie and her Blues Troupe

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The REC Rooms

Albion Way

Horsham

RH12 1AH

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Jazz And Blues Club - Ma Bessie and Her Blues Troupe

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Nicknamed the Empress of the Blues, she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and was a major influence on other jazz singers

Ma Bessie and her Blues Troupe perform to a narrated show, featuring music from the era and showcasing many of Bessie‘s songs. The production chronicles her life from a one-room shack in Blue Goose Hollow, through to becoming the highest-paid black entertainer of that time, to the tragic accident on Route 61 in September 1937 which resulted in her untimely death aged 43 years.

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Ma Bessie JULIA TITUS

MD/Piano DOM BARNETT

Drums SAM KELLY

Bass MARIANNE WINDHAM

Guitar TONY QUNTA

Sax/Clarinet CLARE HIRST/RICHARD EXALL

Trumpet CLAUDE DEPPA

Narrator ANDY WILKIN

Tables of 2, 4 and 6 available. Food and drinks served throughout, pre-ordered food preferred to help us be organised.

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