Two of the UK’s most innovative and creative cellists join forces to present an evening of comedy, improvisation and music from around the world.

Shirley Smart & Maurizio Minardi
Dynamic accordion and cello duo with an expansive repertoire featuring music with influences from the Balkans, Middle East, Latin America, jazz, cinematic music, minimalism and beyond.
Featuring accordionist Maurizio Minardi, known as one of the UK’s most original, exciting and versatile jazz accordionists, and cellist Shirley Smart, “ one of the UK’s leading cello improvisers’ (The Jazz Mann), and whose diverse musical background includes 10 years living in Jerusalem, working with the huge variety of music found in the region.
With an enticing mixture of re-worked traditional and original repertoire, full of lively improvisation performed by two virtuoso musicians, this promises to be an evening to remember.

Kate Shortt – Cellist/Comedienne/Singer-songwriter
Kate Shortt, former musician-comedienne of the year, is a classical/jazz cellist/pianist and singer-songwriter who combines all with her off-beat comedy show ‘Shortt ‘n Sweett’. With her abstract humour, impressions and self-penned comedy songs, she has entertained in cabaret and comedy venues throughout England Festivals include; Mardis Gras for Classic fm radio/Edinburgh/Brighton/Covent Garden/Crouch end and more recently Austria.
“… Wacky ebullient cellist with wide ranging vocals…” The Stage
“… Very funny polished act and a wonderful elastic face…” London Live Radio
“…A Jewish Victoria Wood!…” Brighton magazine
“…At the end I wanted to be part of it. At the beginning I didn’t know who you were!…Best thing I’ve seen in a long time!” Man behind the bar

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