IT’S a gig that Loretta Scott fans have been waiting for.
And you suspect that Huddersfield jazz singer Loretta is pretty pleased too.
For this powerful performer, who has been winning applause on the jazz scene for almost 30 years, is all set to play a major home town concert at the Lawrence Batley Theatre.
Loretta’s vocal skills and her passion for music have made her a firm favourite with audiences across the region but she’s also played several leading European venues.
Much of her work these days is in Cheshire and Lancashire but on November 12, the Loretta Scott Quintet plays a Huddersfield jazz date in the LBT’s Syngenta Cellar space. It should be quite a night.
For in addition to Loretta’s memorable vocals, there’s a top-rate line-up of musicians to enjoy.
Anyone who heard the band at a charity date at Kirkburton last year in aid of Kirkwood Hospice will know what’s in store.
The line-up features John Hallam on reeds, Tom Kincaid on piano, Frank Grime on double bass and Jaz Hughes on drums.
Last year saw the band doing the charity gig which was organised by Loretta and her husband Philip Ramsden. Loretta guested on vocals in what was the band’s debut appearance in the area.
Now Loretta is fronting the same line-up as a quintet and jazz fans are in for a treat.
“I’ve worked with John over the years and he is a lovely player,” she said. “And Tom Kincaid is a fab pianist.”
Loretta’s LBT appearance is on November 12 and starts at 8pm. Tickets on 01484 430528.
After that, the next Huddersfield Jazz date at the LBT is on December 3 when saxophone player Bobby Wellins returns to Huddersfield with his quartet.
He’s still making great music in his 75th year.