Blues in the night – fifty deadly night shades

Izzy Miller Bell, Jon Maxim Hooker, Bob Heinz & Tom Rainey

On Saturday the 19th September 7.30pm the Nut Point Centre in West Melton opens its doors to host the Pop – Up Concert Series, featuring Ma Bell & Guests with a fabulous programme showcasing individual work and exciting improvised collaborations.Blues_in_night

The highly popular concert series is an artist led grass roots project launched in May 2012 by singer songwriter and musical producer Isabella (Izzy) Miller Bell Aka Ma Bell in response to the loss of small theatres and performance venues.  The Series has been spreading its wings throughout Canterbury creating alternative concert platforms in a variety of venues from House Concerts and Art Galleries to Community Halls converted Churches and Theatre spaces featuring world class local musicians and performance artists, keeping music live and vibrating in the heart of our communities.

Blues in the Night features four of Canterbury’s top Jazz and Blues musician / composers/ arrangers and educators, including fingerstyle and blues guitarist Jon Maxim Hooker with Jazz guitarist Bob Heinz. Tom Rainey joins the line on upright bass and piano with Ma Bell playing host and taking the vocal spot to deliver an evening of classic Blues, Jazz and Celtic Soul with a dash of Vaudevillian satire and Music Hall Theatre woven in to encourage a little bodacious frivolity.

Ma Bell tells the story of the blues in fifty deadly night shades from birth to death with all the juicy bits in between.

The Pop-Up Concert Series gratefully acknowledges support from Selwyn District Council Creative Communities and Selwyn Events Fund.