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Jazz Tea Dance with Nishla Smith

May 8, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

We are excited to be hosting our second jazz tea dance in the Ballroom, with the wonderful jazz singer Nishla Smith. Nishla will be joined by a band of the UK’s leading young improvisers on keys, bass and drums, to perform contemporary takes on classic jazz standards.

Refreshments and a selection of fantastic cakes will be available for sale, courtesy of local bakery KiwiCakes. Doors will open at 2.30pm with the live music performance starting at 3pm.

The standard ticket price is £8.00 with concession and ‘pay what you can options’. For this event, we’re also trialling allowing guests to reserve a table, should they wish to. When you book tickets, you will have the option to:

  • Reserve a cabaret table near the stage
  • Reserve a family table towards the back – ideal for those bringing children.

Tables will be offered on a first-come-first serve basis so we cannot guarantee the preferred option for all attendees.

About Nishla Smith

Nishla is a singer and writer driven by a desire to tell stories. Her unique musical sensibility, along with this preoccupation with narrative, is recurrent throughout a diverse array of musical projects. She’s recently made work for Opera North, Lancaster Jazz Festival and Manchester Collective.

Nishla is a City Music Foundation artist, and part of Jazz North’s Northern Line artist roster. She’s one third of cross-disciplinary arts collective Ulita, and leads an original jazz band, the Nishla Smith Quintet, with whom she released a debut album, ‘Friends With Monsters’ on Whirlwind Recordings in Autumn 2021. Nishla is currently making new music for the Manchester Jazz Festival Originals commission, and working on ‘Aether’ a song cycle for East Neuk Festival.