The Louis and Ella Music Show

Dave Cottle & Sarah Meek


The show is based around the song duets Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong recorded on 3 Albums with the Oscar Peterson Quartet in the late 1950's,  along with solo songs they both recorded and performed.  The show presents these iconic songs true to the original arrangements recorded with Oscar on the piano, Ray Brown (bass), Herb Ellis (Guitar), and Buddy Rich/Louis Belson sharing the drum chair.

The show is packed with the great songs of the Swing era from Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hart, George Gershwin such as They Can't Take That Away From Me, A Fine Romance, I Wont Dance, Let's Call The Whole Thing Off. PLUS many of the solo songs from Ella & Louis including Manhattan, My Funny Valentine, Love for Sale, Just One of Those Things, Hello Dolly and Wonderful World!

Sarah Meek brings a new youthful energy to jazz with her powerful and versatile delivery coupled with an engaging stage presence and wide musical knowledge that has found her Welsh, UK and international audiences. Jazz Singer Sarah hails from Cheshire and is now based in Cardiff after studiyng at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama


One of Wales' most experienced and versatile professional musicians, the show combines many talents of Dave Cottle playing Trumpet and Piano (yes, at the same time) and singing!

The concert will suit many events, Jazz Clubs, Festivals, Theatres, Church concerts, Wedding Receptions, Afternoon Teas / Dinner. 

The Show can suit any budget and venue size, performing as a duo or as a 4 piece band which is very much a family affair!  Dave's brother is world renowned Jazz Bass player/arranger and composer  Laurence Cottle who adds the bass &  occasional Trombone to the set.


Dave's son Thomas Cottle  is a professional musician who started playing gigs with Dave when just 15 years old and now has a wealth of  experience having performed all over the world joins on the drums.


A knockout show for Jazz enthusiasts and lovers of the great swing songs of the American songbook!

Trumpet Hands
On Stage