Alexander Stewart, Jazz at Cafe Society, Xavier de Maistre, Fugata Quintet
Live blues from Alexander Stewart and the cast of Jazz at Cafe Society under director Alex Webb. Suzy Klein meets harpist Xavier de Maistre, and the Fugata Quintet perform.
Director and jazz historian Alex Webb brings in players from Jazz at Cafe Society, a musical revue relating the story of a New York jazz club in the 1940s. Rising star jazz singer Alexander Stewart takes the lead, perfoming blues and swing in the studio.
Suzy Klein talks to harpist Xavier de Maistre about his latest project, a recital of Venetian Baroque music arranged for harp, which he will perform this evening at the Wigmore Hall.
And the Fugata Quintet, who took their name from Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla, present three of his best known works, and talk about their passion for his music.
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