There is something about Billie Holiday’s voice that can melt your heart and feel what she is feeling. Through her songs we can feel her joy and her most of all, her pain.

Lady in Satin was her penultimate recording and the last to be released in her lifetime. In 1957 she returned to Columbia Records after having recorded for Verve for sixteen years. Lady Day was unhappy with Verve as she had wanted to make a record of Gershwin recordings but they songs were given to Ella Fitzgerald instead. Back at Columbia, she was matched up with producer Irving Townsend and bandleader Ray Ellis and this time they recorded with grand orchestral arrangements. However, despite the heavy instrumentation, for her swansong Billie achieved something delicate and beautiful.

This is your chance to experience Billie Holiday and Lady in Satin either for the first time or in a way you never have before.

Our session in Miami will be a special double event in which we will also be featuring Amy Winehouse Back To Black.


Sunday, 2nd October  4 – 7 pm

Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AE

Tickets:  Online tix now closed, tix available at £12 on the door

Presenter: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy

Audio Menu: Dynavector D17D3 MC CartridgeRega P9 TurntableSimaudio Moon 310LP Phono StageAudio Note Jinro Integrated AmpChord Signature Speaker CableChord Signature Tuned Aray interconnectsISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner and Klipschorn Loudspeakers

New York City

Date and Time: Sunday 16th October, 4 – 7 pm

Good Room 98 Meserole, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Tickets: $8 in advance here

Presenters: Paul Raffaele and Barbie Bertisch (Love Injection Magazine)

Audio Menu: Rega Apheta MC CartridgeRega P9 TurntableAudio Note UK pre-amplification and power amplificationAudioQuest Interconnects and cablingKlipsch LoudspeakersKlipsch SW-115 Subwoofers

Kansas City

Date and Time: Sunday 23rd October, 1 – 4 pm

Waldo Pizza Tap Room, 7433 Broadway Street, Kansas City, MO 64114

Tickets: $5 in advance here

Presenter: Kelsyn Rooks

Audio Menu: Audio Note Turntable setup – TT2 TurntableDeluxe Arm 3IQ3 cartridge; Audio Note Ankoru Amplifiers and M6 Phono pre-amplifier; Audio Note interconnects and cablingKlipsch La Scala II loudspeakersKlipsch R-115SW subwoofers


Date and Time: Sunday 23rd October, 5 – 8 pm

Venue: Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

Tickets: $6 in advance here (Complimentary beer with ticket courtesy of PBR, and free pizza!). Tickets will be $10 cash at the door.

Presenter: TBC

This is a special double event with Amy Winehouse ‘Back To Black.

Audio Menu: Audio Note T1 TurntableAudio Note 1Q1 cartridgeAudio Note M2 Phono PreamplifierAudio Note Conqueror SET AmplifierDeja Vu Audio Custom Genoa Vintage SpeakersAudio Note Lexus Cables

Washington DC

Date and Time: Sunday 23rd October, 4 – 7 pm

Venue: Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2477 18th St NW, Washington DC 20009

Tickets: $5 in advance here and $7 on the door

Presenter:  Michael J. West

Mr. West is a full-time jazz journalist based in Washington DC and a contributor to Washington City Paper, JazzTimes, Down Beat, the Washington Post, A.V. Club (D.C. Edition),, and NPR’s “A Blog Supreme.” He is a board member of the Jazz Journalists Association.

Audio Menu provided by Audioism.

REGA Planar 3 turntable with Elys MM Cartridge, REGA Fono MM Phono Preamp, Audioism MicroZOTL Preamp (David Berning Design), Audioism Venue-Class Playback System, Xcilica HD System Processor , Audioism ZOTL Amplifiers (David Berning Design), Class AB Hybrid Amplification for Subs, WyWires Audio Interconnects


Date and Time: Sunday 23rd October, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Venue: Saturday Audio Exchange, 1021 W Belmont Avenue, Chicago IL, 60647

Tickets: $5 in advance here

Presenter: Sam Willett

Audio Menu: provided by Saturday Audio and will include McIntosh Tube amps and Monitor Audio Gold tower speakers


Sunday, October 30th, 7 to 10 pm

Venue: Kunstnernes Hus

Tickets: NOK100 in the door or in advance here, Students/Seniors half price.

Presenters: Kent Horne with norwegian jazz singer Karin Krog.

This is also the first test of the new audio installment at Kunstnernes Hus with Avantgarde Acoustics Trio series involved.

Audio Menu installed by Duet Audio and Midas ReferenceCartridge: Ortofon Cadenza BlackTurntable: Dr. Feickert Woodpecker, Tone arm: Jelco 750 LB,Integrated Amp: Gryphon Antileon, Phonestage: Audionote M6 (customized), Loudspeakers: Avantgarde Acoustics Trio, Subs: 4 x Avantgarde Acoustics Basshorns,Interconnects: Midas Reference SiljeSpeaker Cable: Midas Reference FlaviaPower Conditioner: Oyaide

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