Fumi Okiji's Old Time Jazz Band
As part of the Hastings Winkle Club Jazz Festival, The Crown will be hosting FUMI OKIJI’S OLD TIME JAZZ BAND.
Featuring Stuart Hall (guitar) and Ben Davis (cello), Fumi Okiji’s Old Time Jazz Band is a joyous celebration of the great tradition of jazz song. The music is essentially lovingly crafted interpretations of repertoire from jazz’s inception, through the interwar years – taking in the blues, New Orleans, black vaudeville, Louis, Ella and Billie. While playing the tunes with much love for their music and lyrics, the band does so with both feet firmly in the 21st century. The band recently completed a national tour promoting their debut album Old Fashion.