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Welcome to an Evening of Jazz and Cabaret 2022

An Evening of Jazz and Cabaret returns for its 18th and 19th shows in 2022. 

The return of the show full of fun, frivolity & fundraising – in aid of the two breast cancer support charities.

In the first of two shows in 2022, artists include renowned vocalist Lee Gibson, the Simon Brown Trio with Jose Canha and Alex Best, David Rees and Julie Hewitt paying tribute to the great French singers of the 1930’s and 40’s, plus magician David Fung and young pianist Jack Stone. And dynamic quartet Djangoliers, led by guitarist Simon Hurley, summon the spirit of Django Reinhardt with authentic renditions of tunes written by or synonymous with the renowned gypsy jazz guitarist.

Tickets are now on sale for show #18 at the Norwich Theatre Playhouse for Sunday March 20th, 2022


Proudly Supporting

Jazz & Cabaret continues to proudly support the efforts of Keeping Abreast and Breast Cancer Now. All profits from the show are split between the two breast cancer support charities.


Generously Sponsored By

An Evening of Jazz & Cabaret is proudly sponsored by Auction House East Anglia, an award winning auctioneer with offices in Norwich, Ipswich, King’s Lynn and Peterborough. Covering all areas of Norfolk, Suffolk, and Cambridgeshire, they are the largest and most successful property auctioneer in the region.

An Evening of Jazz & Cabaret continues to thank support from Allens Pianos, Barkers Print, Posterity IT and TPDS Creative.

With Thanks to our Previous Performances...

I am very grateful for the multitude of artists who have performed at the Norwich Playhouse each September since the first show in 2003. Many have returned again and again, always without receiving any fees – and to the right is the roll of honour!

About Chris Bailey...

Chris Bailey tragically lost his mum to breast cancer when he was just 13 years old. She was 35 at the time. Heartbreakingly, his sister was later diagnosed with breast cancer too. As she was preparing for surgery in 1998, Chris decided to do something to support her – and honour their mum – by hosting a small fundraising barbecue at her home.

They raised £800 at the barbecue and, spurred on to reach the magical £1,000 mark, they decided to follow it up with a charity ball. Since that day the fundraising events have continued in earnest and Chris has raised £72,000 for Breast Cancer Now and £19,000 for Keeping Abreast.

Maddy Bravery of Breast Cancer Now said “Thankfully, his sister is now in remission but Chris’ charity work continues. We’re so proud of them both.”

“Without Chris’ inspirational support, and the support of all our brilliant fundraisers, we wouldn’t be able to continue the vital research that we do here. Together we can hopefully create a world free from breast cancer.”

Chris says, “Each event is special and it gives me great joy when I forward the proceeds to Breast Cancer Now and Keeping Abreast. Each donation is in memory of a wonderful woman who passed away 48 years ago.”