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Friday 15 September 2023, 8pm

Foyer Jazz: Becca Wilkins' rêverie

Foyer Jazz: Becca Wilkins' rêverie

Presented by Saffron Hall

Part of Foyer Clubs

Becca Wilkins looking into the camera, stood in the corner of a room, against a light blue and cream wall

Becca Wilkins’ latest project rêverie, is a collection of reworked French Chanson against the backdrop of a contemporary jazz quintet.

Inspired by projects such as Lucia Cadotch’s ‘speak low’, this unique line up of vocals and trio evokes an alternate reality of the chanson made popular by Jacques Brel, Yves Montand and Edith Piaf. Featuring classics such as Sous le Ciel de Paris and La Bohème, Becca brings her Francophilia into sharp focus with this music. The collection exemplifies her skills as a song interpreter, band leader and improviser with this music that is powerfully communicative, brooding and mysterious, vulnerable and atmospheric.

This performance introduces audiences to chanson from across the decades, some well-known, some obscure, each piece remoulded into new shapes that exemplify Becca’s individual jazz styling. Expect haunting ballads alongside runaway waltzes, all featuring modal extemporisation, intricate counterpoint and masterful interplay. An assured and powerfully communicative performer, Becca is joined by long-time collaborators Olly Chalk (piano), Sam Ingvorsen (bass) and Billy Pod (drums). Rêverie is Becca’s most stylised project to date, as she brings her ‘other worldliness’ (Jazzwise Magazine) to audiences across the UK.

Performance information

Running time

2 hours

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

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.

Discounts

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

Street food

Street food will be available to pre-order for this event from the week before. Please check this page again for further information.

Transport

Shuttle bus

The shuttle bus won't be running for this event

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Information for your visit

Friday 15 September 2023, 8pm

Schedule

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
If you are ordering food, please book a time slot after 7pm as the foyer will not be open until this time.

Foyer opens

7pm
You don't need to collect tickets for this event - your name will be on our guest list.

Show starts

8pm
It’s a relaxed vibe, so do feel free to get up and grab a drink at any time.

Show ends

10pm (approx)

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Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Location

Saffron Hall

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

Transport

Shuttle bus

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

Drinks

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

Cloakroom

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.

Foyer seating

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.

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