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ASF Members Event - A Night of Jazz

“Brave, bright and engaging throughout and much easier to tour than a big band, with no lack of presence.” - Jazz Journal

The American-Scottish Foundation and Foreign Press Association
are delighted to present

A Night of Jazz
featuring Sophie Bancroft and Tom Lyne

Thursday, June 26th


Cafe Tallulah Cocktail Lounge
240 Columbus Avenue at 71st Street, NYC

7- 10pm

7pm Wine and Whisky
8pm Performance

Sophie Bancroft and Tom Lyne join us in New York following their performance at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival on June 24, 2014 in the prestigious 'Made In The UK' series, which showcases some of the finest talent in the current UK jazz scene.

Tickets: $45

Make your reservations securely here:

($45 per member or guest - buy one or more)

"Their performance, imbued with warmth and humour, was delightful" - The Herald

"Comparison's to world-class artists, including Peggy Lee, Alison Krauss and Norah Jones come as no great surprise. Her voice is a perfect instrument." - Leicester Bangs

"Sophie Bancroft could sing about opening a bag of crisps and it would feel spiritually uplifting.She does the impossible. She makes jazz accessible and reaches people who wouldn't normally touch jazz with a barge pole. Elements of Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. Hip, cool and simply beautiful." - Big Issue

"It's not easy to triumph in the exposed setting of bass and voice, but Sophie Bancroft succeeds with aplomb and more. If she'd made a straight melody reading on the opening 'Doxy' it would have been enough, but she drives into place all manner of subtle and engaging variations in both lyric and a spirited scat break. She does jazz everywhere too, not precious about her Scottish roots: on the traditional 'O Can Ye Sew Cushions' we get blues, not Brit-folk-as-jazz. It's brave, bright and engaging throughout and much easier to tour than a big band, with no lack of presence." - Jazz Journal, Dec 2012

"Their intriguing new duo album" - Alyn Shipton, BBC Radio 3