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3rd December

Jess Robinson: Twelve days of Jessmas

13th December

Under the Surface

17th December

Iain Ballamy & Jason Rebello's Christmas Special

18th December

Bill Smarme's Christmas Cracker

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3rd December 2021 - Friday 19:30

Jess Robinson: the Twelve Days of Jessmas

 

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Join multi award-winning star of Spitting Image, Jess Robinson, for an evening of musical comedy and festive fun!

Expect magical mashups, fabulous original songs and a belly full of laughs as your angelic host and her sparkling live band (if they've washed), transports you on an (imaginary) sleigh ride, through a winter wonderland of dazzling divas and stars of the silver screen, serving up a feast of famous voices, from Gaga to Garland. It'll be anything but a silent night.

18th December 2021 - Saturday 19:15

Bill Smarme's Christmas Cracker

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Do the hand jive with

The Bill Smarme Rock 'n' Roll Trio

Parish Christmas notices from

Reverend Derek Burton (from Twerton)

Musical comedy

'Stars in Demise' from Martin Dimery

plus

Silly Seasonal Quiz, Prizes and Surprises

Lovely grub  available before show in the ground floor Waterside Bar

Monday 13 December
7.30pm for 8.00pm show

UNDER THE SURFACE
Joost Lijbaart - drums / percussion
Sanne Rambags - vocals / lyrics
Bram Stadhouders - guitar / electronics

Tickets £14.00/£12.00 for WSC Members
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Back in the UK for a second tour, Under The Surface bring AOTA an
unmissable window on contemporary European jazz.  One of the highlights of
the four year Going Dutch programme,  Under The Surface features three
generations of Dutch musicians whose ensemble playing finds improvisations
that sound as thoughtful as carefully planned compositions.
 
Rave reviews of this unique trio from tours in Egypt, Mexico, China, Norway,
India and the UK, including Manchester Jazz Festival, described how Sanne
Rambag's exquisite voice rhymes, whispers and sings over the melody lines
of Bram Stadhouders guitar and Joost Lijbaart’s subtle percussion.
 
“ Powerful music without compromise.…..an extraordinary and thrilling
combination…..vocalist Sanne Rambags is a storyteller balanced between
magic and reality…the listener is enchanted by the beautiful and exact
playing… sparkling music where sound and silence create a palette of musical
atmospheres.”

Friday 17 December
7.30pm for 8.00pm show

IAIN BALLAMY & JASON REBELLO'S
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Iain Ballamy - Saxophones & Jingle Bells
Jason Rebello - Keyboards & Sleigh Rides

Tickets £18.00/£16.00 for WSC Members
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AOTA presents a jazz-flavoured festive celebration - or is it a festive flavoured
jazz celebration? - with two of our favourite internationally renowned
musicians.
Long term friends,
Iain and Jason met when they were both still in their teens
and have worked together on many occasions throughout their careers. But it
wasn’t until 2012 when they started dog walking together that they deepened
their friendship with a shared love of terrible jokes and an eclectic range of
music. Since then, every year they have recorded pieces of Christmas music
for their own pleasure and amusement and posted them on Soundcloud. 
Their excuse? “It’s about bonding and sharing and now it’s a thing” and it’s
become something they look forward to each year. 
From Little Donkey to John Rutter carols and possibly some slightly cheesy
Christmas number (after all, they do share a sense of humour with those
terrible jokes!) Iain and Jason will now share their yuletide inspiration with us
all, Rockin' Around the Christmas Repertoire in an evening of scintillating jazz
with just a hint of tinsel and sleigh bells.  Could there be a more perfect Xmas
present for you and the jazz fans in your life?