The Louise Balkwill Trio


It was  a real pleasure to welcome to Moray Jazz Club on Thursday 20th February The Louise Balkwill Trio. Louise’s  original line up including Tim Quicke had to be changed at the last minute as Tim unfortunately had a cycling accident in London [Best wishes for a rapid recovery Tim].  Stepping in as replacements were the wonderful Aberdonians  Pete Lowit [Double Bass and Neil Birse [Keyboard].


Louise took us on a fabulous musical journey with her rhythmic easy going jazz style that had the DNA of  Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday coursing through the songs including some great jazz standards:

‘Pennies from heaven’ [Arthur Johnson]; ‘Can’t we be friends?’[Kay Swift]; ‘Embraceable you’[George Gershwin]; ‘Exactly like you’[Jimmy McHugh]; ‘You’d be so nice’[Cole Porter]; ‘I’ll be seeing you’[Sammy Fain]; ‘Long John blues’[Terra Hazelton]; ‘Shake it but don’t break it’[Scott Hamilton]; ‘Tea for two’ [Vincent Youmans]; ‘Two sleepy people’[Hoagy Carmichael]; ‘ A foggy day’[George Gershwin]; ‘Shiny stockings’[Frank Foster]; ‘Moody’s mood’[Eddie Jefferson]; ‘Love you madly’[Duke Ellington] and  ‘Red top’[Ben D. Kynard].

Thank you Louise,Neil and Pete for a great evening’s entertainment combining wonderful singing, music and amusing anecdotes. We look forward to your return, in Neil and Pete’s case, next week!


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