The Manchester College present Smooth Edge: Jazz, Funk and Soul
Smooth Edge was founded by Elliot Browne and Pete Hughes. Drawing on smooth jazz and fusion influences, with drive-time tunes, excellent soloists and the peerless vocals of Yvonne Shelton, Smooth Edge’s instrumental and vocal originals and covers effortlessly blend jazz, funk, latin and soul – always with triumphantly crowd–pleasing performances. Smooth Edge’s debut, Futureproofed, also featuring Kim Nishikawara on saxophones and flute, Lea Mullen on percussion, Simon Moore on drums and Joe Ward on trumpet and flugelhorn, will be released this July.
Pete Hughes – Keyboards, Keyboard Bass and Drum Programming
Elliot Browne – Guitars
Yvonne Shelton – Vocals (Simply Red, Gloria Estafan, M People)
Tim France – Saxophones (Nearly Dan)
Special guest – Joe Ward – Trumpet and Flugelhorn
The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.