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Friday 13 September 2024, 8pm

Foyer Jazz

Foyer Jazz

Presented by Saffron Hall

Part of Foyer Clubs

Tickets from £18

Price includes a commission of £1.00

This year marks the centennial of the birth of Blossom Dearie, a legend in both the New York and London club scenes. Renowned for her delicate, kitten-like voice and playful, tongue-in-cheek vocals, Dearie masterfully navigated the realms of jazz and cabaret. With hits like ‘I’m Hip’ and ‘Peel Me a Grape’, she humorously critiqued the very culture she was part of.

An evening dedicated to Blossom Dearie promises laughter, sophistication, and, most importantly, exceptional music. Celebrated as a ‘musician’s musician’, Dearie collaborated with some of the finest musicians and songwriters of her time, including Johnny Mercer, Miles Davis, and Duncan Lamont. Her music, familiar to many from film and television - most notably in the acclaimed Amazon series ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ - continues to enchant new audiences. Her French songs, evocative of 1950s Paris, add a touch of nostalgia.

‘They Say It’s Spring – A Century of Blossom’ aims to recreate the intimate club atmosphere that Dearie was known for, showcasing her most beloved songs and arrangements. Isobel Gathercole and her band will transport you to 1966 Ronnie Scott’s, echoing the vibe of Dearie’s live album ‘Blossom Time at Ronnie Scott’s’ and capturing the essence of the swinging 60s in Soho. Whether you are new to Blossom Dearie or a long-time fan, this event promises an engaging journey through her most memorable hits and her uniquely joyful, carefree style.

Performance information

Running time

2 hours

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old. Children under 5 years old will not be admitted to this performance.

Booking information

Seating style

We will have chairs and tables laid out in the foyer. Each table seats four people, so if you have a smaller group you may be sharing with another party.


Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.


Shuttle bus

The shuttle bus won't be running for this event

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Information for your visit

Friday 13 September 2024, 8pm


All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

When to arrive

7pm - 7.45pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

Enjoy a drink at the bar before the show begins

Show starts



Interval (20 mins)

Show ends

10pm (approx)

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old. Children under 5 years old will not be admitted to this performance.


Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH


Shuttle bus

The shuttle bus won't be running for this performance
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Additional information


For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.


We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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