Ma Bessie & her Pig Foot Band


Saturday 14th March 2020

Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm


Adult Tickets £15

Youth Age 14-17 Tickets £10


St Marys

St Marys Avenue


Reading, RG8 8BJ


Online ticket sales via WeGotTickets at £15 (£1.50 booking fee added) that accepts credit/debit cards.  Tickets also available for age 14-17 at £10 (plus £1.10 booking fee).


For residents local to Purley on Thames tickets are available (cash only) without the booking fee.  Please request by filling in the contact form and we will be in touch.

Building on her passion for the Empress of the Blues, Julia Titus formed the band in mid-2015 to share the music of Bessie Smith and her contemporaries with a new generation of listeners.


Mixing Julia's rich, warm vocal sound with a dynamic band that look as well as sound the part, Ma Bessie & her Pig Foot band mix classic blues and jazz tunes from the inter-war years with a selection of original songs and hand-picked covers from the last 50 years of popular music.


Reading’s own Julia Titus (Ma Bessie) has such a rich quality to her voice - it's almost like velvet. She really does revive the great divas of jazz, blues and soul.


With sell-out performances across the Thames Valley and a growing reputation for their authentic sound, Ma Bessie and her Pig Foot band offer style, class and excitement and we can't wait to welcome them to Purley in March 2020!





When Julia hits some of those notes and shows off her vocal skills, I just want to let out a 'whoop' or a 'yeah'! 


The band are very much part of the Ma Bessie experience and are all very talented - they all need each other to complete the ultimate jazz show for the audience.