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17th January 2011, 6:00pm
Fridays at LPAC are Commuter Jazz
Me and Mr Jones A new and exciting scene is about to unfold at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre as some of the region’s most respected and exciting jazz musicians will be appearing between 5 and 7pm on Friday afternoons.

“The Commuter Jazz Season” is a free event and people working in the surrounding areas and beyond are all invited to slide into weekend mode listening to some of the most vibrant and sophisticated live music in town.

Taking place in the Theatre Café of the LPAC, which is based on the University of Lincoln's Brayford campus, jazz fans can treat themselves to freshly made coffee and teas, sandwiches, snacks and a wide range of drinks from the bar, whilst enjoying the music.

To herald the beginning of the new Theatre Season and the start of this prestigious regular jazz event, the LPAC presents: Me and Mr Jones – Friday 21st January 2011 – 5pm to 7pm.

Me and Mr Jones are Rachel Foster (vocals) and Paul Deats (piano), accompanied by the rhythm section of Martin Bentley (double bass) and Steve Smith (drums).

Rachel Foster, jazz and pop chanteuse, once likened to Tracy Thorn and Sade, has toured the USA with Weekend Players earning Billboard Chart success at no.3 and reaching no.1 in the Dance Chart.

Paul Deats aka Paulus has toured Europe and the UK extensively. He is a constantly inventive arranger and composer making him a much sought after player, performer and collaborator.

Me and Mr Jones will also be serving up sweet music from the Great American Song Book as well as expertly crafted original material.

Organiser Graham McClusky said: "Each Friday will have something different and exciting to listen to. The season will take us through until June 2011 and beyond."
Admission is free.

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