image for Music - Jazz item typeNorma Winstone MBA: An Evening of Jazz at King's Lynn Town Hall

Music - Jazz, Fri 28 Feb 2020

An evening with Norma Winstone MBA

An evening with Norma Winstone MBA


Saturday Market Place,
King's Lynn,
PE30 5DQ

Also at this Venue


Norma Winstone MBA performs a superb evening of jazz, accompanied by the Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra (CUJO).

All proceeds to the Mayor’s charities: West Norfolk Riding for the Disabled and Waveney MIND.

Norma Winstone was born in London and first attracted attention in the late sixties when she shared the bill at Ronnie Scott’s club with Roland Kirk. Her extraordinary versatility means she is equally at home with the standards repertoire, performing with small groups, orchestras and big bands.

She joined Mike Westbrook, Michael Garrick and sang with John Surman, Kenny Wheeler, Mike Gibbs and John Taylor, and worked extensively with many of the major European names and visiting Americans. In 1971 she was voted top singer in the Melody Maker Jazz Poll and subsequently recorded her own album ‘Edge of Time‘ for Decca, which has now been re-released as a CD on the Dusk Fire label.

In the late seventies she joined pianist John Taylor and trumpeter Kenny Wheeler to form the group Azimuth, which was described by Richard Williams of The Times as “one of the most imaginatively conceived and delicately balanced of all contemporary chamber jazz groups“.

Her own legendary album ‘Somewhere Called Home‘ on the ECM label is widely considered to be a classic.

In recent years she has become known as a very fine lyricist, writing words to compositions by Ralph Towner, and Brazilian composers Egberto Gismonti and Ivan Lins (who has recorded her English lyrics to his song ‘Vieste‘). She has a special affinity with the music of Steve Swallow, and has written lyrics to many of his compositions, most notably ‘Ladies in Mercedes‘, which has become a standard.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 28 Feb 2020 19:00
A black tie event.


Tickets: £50
Black Tie. Cocktails and hot buffet included.
All proceeds to the Mayor’s charities: West Norfolk Riding for the Disabled and Waveney MIND.
Tickets available from the Civics Office, King’s Lynn Town Hall.


See location of King's Lynn Town Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TF 617198  Lat: 52.75218 Long: 0.39445