Ruthie Smith & Friends

Ruthie Smith & Friends
Ruthie Smith Sax & Vocals • Deirdre Cartwright Guitar, voc • Alison Rayner Bass, voc • Linda da Mango Congas, percussion, voc • Jim Dvorak Trumpet, voc • Alastair Gavin Keyboards • Winston Clifford Drums, voc.

An evening led by Ruthie Smith celebrating the coming together of various musical friends and genres, and a variety of soulful jazzy styles including original material, mainstream and bebop, softer moods of cool jazz, blues, South African Township and joyful uplifting Latin-Jazz.
Ruthie Smith, saxophonist and vocalist and founder member of the Guest Stars toured and recorded with various bands including The Stepney Sisters, The Guest Stars, Toot Sweet, District Six and various other ensembles. More recently she recorded an album of sacred mantras.
She is also well known in a different world as a psychotherapist but after a gig with the Guest Stars at Kings Place a couple of years ago, Ruthie was fired up to bring more live music back into her life.

Supported by RSL Awards