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Art Themen Quartet (sax)

Tribute to the Three Tenors

A nostalgic look at the music of the Blue Note Era and the classic repertoire of the three tenor sax giants John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, and Joe Henderson. Much of this music was recorded at the classic Englewood cliffs Studio by the great visionary engineer Rudy Van Gelder. The bold harmonies and rhythms, the improvisational language and the spirit in which this music came together will be forever etched in western music history books.

A self-taught musician, Art Themen played tenor saxophone with a university jazz band while studying medicine at Cambridge.

After qualifying as a doctor, he moved to London and in the early 60s played in several blues and R&B bands. During this period he worked with Alexis Korner, Phil Seamen, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker and Long John Baldry. In the late 60s and early 70s his musical direction shifted towards jazz and he played with Barbara Thompson, Michael Garrick, Henry Lowther and Graham Collier.

In 1974 he began a long and particularly fruitful association with Stan Tracey, which continued into the 90s. He has also accompanied numerous visiting US jazzmen, including Al Haig, Red Rodney, George Coleman and Nat Adderley. A highly individual playing style marks Themen’s performances.

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

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Endymion Ensemble

Presented by Maidenhead Music Society.

Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes
Mozart: Quintet for Horn and Strings
Dohnanyi: Sextet for Clarinet, Horn, Strings and Piano

'The brilliant Endymion' (Sunday Times) exists to deliver world-class performances of chamber music throughout the UK and abroad.

Courtyard Theatre
£17 | £12 for MMS members | £5 for under-18s or free with an adult

Maidenhead Music Society's website

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Mozart Birthday Concert

The annual Mozart concert returns!

St John's Chamber Orchestra
George Fu (piano)
Katie Mazur (violin)
Nigel Wilkinson (conductor)

Mozart
Symphony No.27 in G, K.199
Violin Concerto in A, K.219
Piano Concerto No.27 in B flat, K.595

George Fu gave a stunning recital at Norden Farm last summer, and returns to perform Mozart’s final, poetic concertos. Katie Mazur last appeared with St John’s CO in 2019, and plays the most sparkling of the violin concertos. Plus a rare outing for Symphony No.27.

Live stream tickets are also available for this event, so that you can watch along from home.

Courtyard Theatre and Live Stream
£18 | £16.50 conc | £5 under 16s
Live stream ticket: £18 per household

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Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry - Open Rehearsal

An open rehearsal from the 42 piece Mounted Band of the Household Cavalry. Watch the band rehearse for upcoming engagements.

The Band of the Household Cavalry is a British Army band which ceremonially serves the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. The HCMR Band is the largest symphonic wind band in the British Army.

This is a free event but donations to the Norden Farm Centre Trust are welcomed.

Wed 17 Nov, Wed 2 Feb and Tues 29 Mar
11.30am – 12.30pm

Please note that these dates are subject to change.

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The Sharon Shannon Quartet

Sharon Shannon is a musician who likes to surprise. While she is known for her arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and Irish-influenced compositions, she has always been eager to explore new styles, and to meet and work with other musicians.

The accordionist from Ireland has achieved legendary status throughout the world and has made the much-maligned accordion 'cool' in her home country. Renowned for her collaborations, not just in Irish traditional music, but through all musical genres, Hip-Hop, Cajun, Country, Reggae, Classical and Rap.

The genre-defying star has achieved multi-platinum album sales and has had several number chart topping albums, singles and DVDs in her home country. In 2015, she received an IBAM Award in Chicago for her ‘unique contribution to Irish Music’ Other recipients were Darina Allen and actor Liam Neeson.

Sharon's latest studio album, The Reckoning, will be released on 27 November this year. This album was composed, written and recorded in its entirety during lockdown, featuring over a dozen remote collaborations from locations across the globe. All the tracks on the album are newly composed original tunes and songs which are co-written by Sharon and band members and various guest collaborators.

Courtyard Theatre
£20

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Josephine Davis Quartet (sax)

Tribute to Women Composers in Jazz

In the ostensibly male dominated world of jazz, sometimes the Female composers are not given their due credit. The quartet led by Josephine will re exam some of these classic gems by the likes of Dorothy Fields, Nina Simone, Ann Ronnell. The band will also perform some latin influenced music by the more contemporary composers Maria Schneider and Elane Elias, with some beautiful compositions from Josephine herself added to the mix.

Winner of the 2019 Parliamentary Award ‘Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year’, Josephine Davies is a musical artist at the forefront of the UK contemporary music scene, pushing the boundaries of jazz with her current main artistic project Satori – a sax/bass/drums trio with an emphasis on extended and collaborative improvisation. It is a project that combines her seeking of freedom of expression with her interest in Japanese philosophy and lifestyle. As a saxophonist she is known for her melodic focus, versatility and unique style which has been described as 'consistently inventive' (Jazzwise Magazine), 'strong and authoritative' (The JazzMann) and 'with winning immediacy' (MOJO Magazine).

Now becoming equally known as a composer, her unique voice is a blend of classical, jazz and folk music, creating an intensely dynamic sound infused with the Nordic quality of her Shetland roots. Deeply influenced by the American composer Maria Schneider, Josephine was resident composer and tenor player for the London Jazz Orchestra from 2011-2016, and now has her own big band ‘The Enso Ensemble’.

Studio
£15 | £13

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

Budapest Cafe Orchestra play a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and their own unique re-imaginings of some of the biggest tunes ever written by the classical greats.

The group was established in 2009 by British composer and violinist, Christian Garrick, and led by him have won legions of fans with their magical and infectious performances.

The line up features Christian Garrick (violin), Eddie Hession (accordion), Kelly Cantlon (double bass) and Adrian Zolotuhin (guitar, saz, balalaika, domra).

Courtyard Theatre
£16

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Alan Barnes (sax)

Alan Barnes is a multi-reedist supremo and an icon of the UK's Jazz musicians. His creativity is presented in his inimitable relaxed and witty style which both warms and excites.

Supported by his chosen rhythm section: Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

WHY? ‘A brilliant multi-instrumentalist who’s at home with the jazz repertoire of 30s and 40s swing, and the subsequent “modern” jazz style of bebop’ The Guardian

Studio
£15 | £13 conc

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Ma Bessie and Her Pig Foot Band

Building on her passion for the "Empress of the Blues", Julia Titus formed her Pig Foot 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 and sound the part, Ma Bessie & her Pig Foot Band perform 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.

The Ma Bessie repertoire includes classics such as ‘Careless Love’, ‘Nobody Knows When You’re Down And Out’ and, of course, ‘Gimme A Pig Foot (And A Bottle Of Beer)’.

Featuring
Julia Titus (Ma Bessie - vocals)
Matt Foster (guitar)
Michael Wilkins (saxophone)
Andy Wilkin (percussion and vocals)

Studio
£15

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