Candlelight Jazz Open Air: Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles & More
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About the Event
Jazz by Candlelight transforms St Luke’s Bombed Out Church into an intimate jazz venue, bathing the space in candlelight to provide the perfect backdrop for some sublime jazzy sounds. We seek out the best talent in the UK, who for this special edition will be playing a tribute to the works of Ray Charles & Marvin Gaye, and other top musicians from the period. Often referred to as "The Genius", Charles pioneered the soul music genre during the 1950s by combining blues, jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel styles, and became one of the first black musicians to be granted artistic control by a mainstream record company. Marvin Gaye was equally as influential; he helped shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits which earned him the nicknames "Prince of Motown" and "Prince of Soul". Sit back, relax, and enjoy a history lesson on two of the most acclaimed figures in the world of jazz.