Blues Night: Ma Bessie & Her Pigfoot Band
6 Nov 2021
Where: Main Hall
Starts at 8pm
With a passion for the Empress of the Blues, Julia Titus started to perform as Ma Bessie in 2015, sharing the music of Bessie Smith and her contemporaries with a new generation. With Julia’s rich, warm vocal sound, Ma Bessie mixes classic blues with jazz tunes from the inter-war years.
The Ma Bessie repertoire includes classics such as ‘Careless Love’, ‘Nobody Knows When You’re Down And Out’ and, of course, ‘Gimme A Pig Foot (And A Bottle Of Beer)’.
“I think it’s safe to say that an evening with Ma Bessie & her Pig Foot Band proves that jazz is good for the soul.” – Get Reading, reviewing a show at Reading Fringe Festival in 2017″