All that jazz at Maltings, St Albans

WINNER of just about every jazz award going, Liane Carroll, returns to the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans tomorrow night (Friday). She has won the Ronnie Scott s Award, two BBC Jazz Awards and was voted Parliamentary Jazz Musician of the Year 2008. He

WINNER of just about every jazz award going, Liane Carroll, returns to the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans tomorrow night (Friday).

She has won the Ronnie Scott's Award, two BBC Jazz Awards and was voted Parliamentary Jazz Musician of the Year 2008. Her most recent album, Slow Down, was placed in The Times Top Five Jazz Albums.

Possessed with a huge vocal range and innate musicality, her live set is considered one of the most exciting to be found on the UK circuit.

Performing as part of the St Albans Festival from 8pm, Liane will cover a broad repertoire from works by Tom Waits and Laura Nyro to jazz standards and self-penned originals.


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Tickets are �16 with concessions �14, available from the arts theatre box office on 01727 844222.

n Stand-up poet Jude Simpson will be Making Happy when she returns to the arts theatre at 8pm next Thursday evening.

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Described as a cross between Joyce Grenfell and Eminem, Jude has made previous appearances at the arts theatre as part of Oral Cabaret and with her show Growing-Up Games.

She also appears at theatres, festivals, events and on radio across the UK and employs a unique blend of inspirational comedy, witty wordplay, poetry, rap and song.

Making Happy ranges from a lament about the clich�s of falling in love to a song praising the humble spleen.

Tickets are �12 with concessions �10.

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