Don’t forget the mermaid

'Please do not ignore the mermaid'

Winchelsea Arts dips a toe into the waters of jazz to welcome the Tara Minton Quintet to St Thomas’ church this weekend.

They present their new album Please Do Not Ignore The Mermaid – an impressionist dive into mermaid myth and legend with a strong environmental undercurrent. Drawing inspiration from jazz legends John Taylor and Kenny Wheeler alongside French composers Debussy and Ravel, this is a unique jazz suite with harp at its centre.

The ensemble is led by harpist, vocalist and composer Tara Minton and features Phil Merriman on piano, Tommaso Starace on soprano saxophone, Ed Babar on double bass and David Ingamells on drums.

Some rave reviews include:

“An otherworldly collection that brings the harp centre stage” – The Sunday Times.

“Irresistibly seductive” – Jazzwise.

“Swinging, brave and sexy” – London Jazz News.

St Thomas’ church Winchelsea, Saturday May 14. 7:30pm, tickets £16, online from, and at the door. Under 16s free.

Source: Winchelsea Arts


Image Credits: Tara Minton .


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