Swingin' in the Rain | Ben Martin Quartet

Thursday 30th January 2020

8:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Seated dining from 7pm
  • Performance starts at 8pm
  • Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Meze Menu served until 9:30pm

Music from the musical film arranged and performed by the Ben Martin Quartet


Singin' In The Rain was Ben’s ‘gateway drug’ into jazz and The Great American Songbook. The brilliant songs of Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown and Betty Comden and Adolph Green are known the world over, none more so than the title song and Gene Kelly’s renowned tap dance routine.

Rather than just play the songs as they are Ben has rearranged them and imagined them in the styles of jazz legends such as Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck and Duke Ellington and contemporary musicians like Joshua Redman and the Marsalis family.

The film is a hilarious send up of the change from silent movies to talkies and numbers like Make ‘em Laugh, Fit As A Fiddle and All I Do Is Dream Of You are treated in a playful manner while the epic Broadway Melody is a jazz suite within itself. Singin’ In The Rain appears in many guises throughout and the beautiful ballads You Were Meant For Me and You Are My Lucky Star come in for the full jazz treatment. The fantastic up tempo numbers Good Morning and Moses Supposes round off a great set of songs from a fabulous band

If you’re a fan of the film then it’ll be a treat

If not you’ll want to watch it as soon as you get home...

Lineup
Ben Martin - saxophones
Matt Ratcliffe - piano
Martyn Spencer - double bass
Andrew "Woody" Wood - drums

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Ticket booking

Tickets sold out online

Limited walk-in tickets available in-venue on a first come, first served basis.

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  • All seating is allocated by our Maitre d', who will make every attempt to accommodate your first choice. This is not always possible, and for busy events your party may even be split between tables. Please email bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk
  • We respectfully ask that you consider fellow listeners and artists by silencing mobile phones and keeping noise to a minimum during performances

DINING ticket

  • These are the premium seats, each one having clear sight lines to the stage.
  • Your ticket purchase guarantees you a seat, which we will allocate.
  • You can request to be seated in Dizzy (raked theatre), Duke (side wall), Monk or Bird (bar stools), Billie (front of stage) or Mingus (near piano) and we will do our best to allocate you to your chosen seats. (Though we can guarantee that you will have a table, we cannot guarantee exactly where, as we do our best to fulfill all customers requirements) Please email bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk
  • Each of these seats is at a table or bar where you can order food and drink with table service. Please note that these tickets are only for those wishing to dine

DINING (Ella/Satchmo) ticket

  • These tickets are for seating in Ella or Satchmo, which are by the windows (please see floor plan). Please note, a few of these seats are restricted view.
  • We will do our best to allocate you to your chosen seats on a first come, first served basis. (Though we can guarantee that you will have a table, we cannot guarantee exactly where, as we do our best to fulfill all customers requirements)
  • Each of these seats is at a table or bar where you can order food and drink with table service. Please note that these tickets are only for those wishing to dine


GENERAL ADMISSION
tickets

  • These are for standing room only
  • If an event has not sold out of seated tickets, you may be able to occupy spare seating by arrangement with our maitre d’ on the night

GROUP BOOKINGS

  • We are able to cater for bookings of up to 22 people in the area 'Ella' and up to 12 in 'Satchmo'
  • We can also arrange for a standing buffet for more people on request
    Please email bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk to discuss your enquiry

SPECIAL ACCESS NEEDS
Please email bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk to reserve a suitable seat for you and your party
We have an accessible toilet on the ground floor

ONLINE TICKETS/ON THE DOOR

  • Online ticket sales finish an hour before the listed start time
  • There are often tickets available on the door, but we would advise purchasing online as events can sell out well in advance

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