Annie Ross for Norwich

The festival season swings into action with news that Annie Ross is to appear at the fourth Norwich Jazz Party, 1-3 May. The party brings together around 30 musicians from both sides of the Atlantic in varied and sometimes spontaneous lineups for 26 hours of first-rate mainstream jazz. The event takes place in the ballroom of the Holiday Inn which boasts excellent acoustics and good sight-lines from cabaret-style seating. This year's lineup is Howard Alden, Paolo Alderighi, John Allred, Giorgos Antoniou, Joe Ascione, Alan Barnes, Ian Bateman, Dan Block, Steve Brown, John Bunch, Jim Galloway, Dave Green, Marty Grosz, Scott Hamilton, Tardo Hammer, Ed Metz Jr, Nicki Parrott, John Pearce, Ken Peplowski, Bucky Pizzarelli, Randy Reinhart, Scott Robinson, Annie Ross, Karen Sharp, Frank Tate, Enrico Tomasso, Warren Vache, Roy Williams and Bobby Worth. Details: Norwich Jazz Party, 1-3 May 2010, Holiday Inn Hotel, Cromer Road, Norwich, NR6 6JA. For further information telephone 01603 467777 or 01603 620287. Email: Visit