The month of April has come to an end and what a time it’s been for The Coffee House! We were so excited to welcome various new performers and new music genres for our Saturday evenings. Keep reading to see what all the fuss is about!

 

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Saturday 2 April – Jazz, Blues and Grooves

On Saturday 2 April the wonderful Usmani Collective and Jazz singer Christina Ioannidi joined us for an evening of Jazz, Blues and Grooves. It felt like we had been transported from a typical rainy Aberdeen evening to a warm summer evening in New Orleans as they serenaded us with that old time classic ‘Summertime’. Keep an eye out for the Usmani Collective on this website and our Facebook page who will be joining us once every month!

Saturday 9 April – Ritmos Latinos class

There was a change of scene as Tudor Balan turned up the heat with a Ritmos Latinos class on Saturday 9 April. The evening also included homemade paella and toritilla made by the wonderful Alvaro and Ana! It was so successful that we decided to host Latinos dance classes every Tuesday evening. If you missed this night, don’t worry! Join us every Tuesday to get into the Summer spirit from 6.30pm to 11pm!

Saturday 16 April – Blues and a splash of Jazz

The Usmani Collective serenaded us again with Jazz and Blues classics. The two fabulous singers Lauren Fekete and Ana Garcia Diaz took us on a journey through the relationship between Jazz and Blues music. Originating from New Orleans in the 19th and 20th century Jazz gained it’s roots from Blues music and became one of the most dominant music genres during the first half of the 20th century. Jazz classics included ‘Blue Moon’, and ‘Cest si Bon’ whilst Blues included Lauren’s take on ‘St James Infirmary’.

Saturday 23 April – Jazz with Elaine Crighton Quartet

It was the first time that Elaine Crighton and the rest of her quartet joined us for an evening of Jazz! The smooth Jazz, cocktails and audience created an unforgettable atmosphere! If you want to relive this evening or see what all the excitement is about join us on 21 May as they make a well wanted return!

Saturday 30 April – Adam Usmani Jazz and Razz night

Our fantastic King of the Keys, Adam Usmani set a relaxed atmosphere with singer Lauren Fekete as they guided us through some of the Jazz and Blues classics such ‘Autumn Leaves’, ‘Why don’t you do right’ and ‘bad to the bone’. The last day of April ended on a fantastic note! Keep posted for our events for the month of May!