Music fans who want to spice up their Sunday lunch with some light jazz can head along to the 144Club at The Roffen in Rochester.
On the bill for the start of a series of Sunday sessions will be Ronnie Scott’s regular Trudy Kerr, pictured, and Chatham-born crooner Ryan Sanders.
“The new Sunday lunches are to complement our regular Wednesday concerts,” said club boss and master vibesman Roan Kearsey-Lawson. “Essentially, Wednesdays are a concert night for concentrated listening, where food is offered. The Sundays will be a focus on lunch where music is performed.
“In both cases, there is the very best in UK jazz. It will be easy listening and swing music suitable for eating and, in most cases, featuring a vocalist.”
Trudy moved from her native Australia in 1990 and became a regular at Ronnie Scott’s. The Times described her as “one of the country’s most polished singers”.
She is married to Jamie Cullum’s bass player Geoff Gascoyne and has collaborated with him to recently finish her 10th album The Lives of Ted and Gladys. She is a director of Jazzizit Records with sax player Derek Nash and presents a Radio Kent jazz programme on Tuesday evenings.
Doors open at 12.15pm on Sunday, February 26, and the music starts at 12.45pm. Roast lunch is served at 1pm. Tickets including food are £18. Book at www.144club.co.uk or by phone 01634 365453.