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Welcome to an Evening of Jazz and Cabaret 2023

The return of the show at the Norwich Playhouse, full of fun, frivolity and fundraising – in aid of the two breast cancer support charities

Thank-you to everyone that came to the two 2022 shows and filled the theatre once again. We raised £6,000 which was split between the two charities. Thank-you to all the talented and generous artists who performed – without them the show simply does not exist.

The first show in 2003 was supposed to be a one-off fundraiser, and here we are 20 years later, with over £42,000 raised so far from the 19 shows.

The 20th Anniversary Evening of Jazz & Cabaret is on Sunday 17 September.

This will be the final ‘Evening of Jazz & Cabaret’ and I hope you will be able to support.

From New York, the veteran cabaret artist Steve Ross will be making his second appearance at the show, whilst the unique talent of Earl Okin is back for his 14th show.

I am so pleased that The Voxettes trio will be back with their wonderful harmony singing, 16 years after their very first public performance at the 2007 J & C, accompanied by Simon Brown and his quartet, as indeed will be singer Kayleigh Gare who first joined us in 2018 as a 16-year old setting out on her career.

And for the first time in the show history, I am presenting a ventriloquist, the talented Trish Dunn. I feels sure you will enjoy meeting Trish and her many ‘friends’.

Over £42,000 has been raised since the inaugural show in 2003 with 87 different artists generously donating their time and talents to ensure the charities continue to receive funds for their work.

The show is generously sponsored by Auction House East Anglia.

All profits from the show are split between Breast Cancer Now and Keeping Abreast.

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 in excess of £100,000 for Breast Cancer Now and 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.”