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John Horler - A Tribute to Bill Evans

John returns to Norden Farm with Alec Dankworth.

This time in classic jazz trio format, celebrating the music of Bill Evans. They are joined by drummer Ronnie Jones, to mark the 60th anniversary of the release of seminal Bill Evans album Portrait in Jazz.

WHY? ‘A pianist who demands to be heard’ Jazz Notes

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£15 | £13 conc

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Enrico Tomasso Quartet

From Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis

Alex Hutton (piano)
Simon Thorpe (bass)
Tristan Malliot (drums)

Enrico is considered one of the top trumpeters on the jazz scene and has just won best trumpet category in the British Jazz Awards for the sixth time. A popular figure at many of the European jazz festivals and clubs he has exciting presence and a lively personality on stage with his command of the instrument and stylistic invention placing him in the top echelon.

Exposed to the best of jazz from when he was a child, he met many of the great names including Louis Armstrong who took him under his wing, giving him advice and corresponding with him.

He’s played with many great British and American Jazz musicians and is first choice in the studios for period styles such as Bryan Ferry’s The Jazz Age and As Time Goes By, film and TV soundtracks The Great Gatsby, Babylon Berlin, Shooting Stars by the British Film Institute.

The repertoire for this show at Norden Farm will cover the great trumpet players from Louis Armstrong to Miles Davis.

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£15 | £13 conc

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The Alex Hutton Quartet – Featuring Josh Kemp (sax)

Magna Carta Suite

Alex Hutton (piano)
Josh Kemp (tenor/soprano sax, bass clarinet)
Mikele Montolli (bass)
Andy Ball (drums)

The Magna Carta Suite was composed by Hutton in 2015 to commemorate the 800 year anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta.

It offers a musical journey of ideas exploring the layers of history and landscapes from 1215 to 2015. The suite highlights the influence of Magna Carta as a founding document of the western traditions of liberty and democracy in this the 800th anniversary of its signing and its influence in the creation of the American constitution. The Music begins with a nod to early music (Palestrina) and moves through developments in harmony and rhythm as the ages move forward. There’s musical references to Bach, Chopin, Scriabin and more contemporary influences.

‘The form of each brief movement reveals itself as it unfolds, in the classical manner, with much attention to tone and texture. But at the same time there’s an impetus and looseness to the performance that is pure jazz... A distinguished example of combining jazz with classical music’ ★★★★ Dave Gelly Observer

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£15 | £13 conc

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Jo Harrop and Friends

Jazz at the Musicals

Jamie McCredie (guitar)
Alex Hutton (piano)
Jihad Darwish (bass)
Winston Clifford (drums)

This special show explores some of the jazz standards that have emerged from musicals along the decades, written by many of the greatest composers. Numbers from Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess. Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate, Roger’s & Harts Babes In Arms and Leonard Bernstein's On The Town and West Side Story will be among those featured.

The quartet will swing through some colourful new arrangements and medleys using the back catalogue of Ella Fitzgerald, Sara Vaughan, Anita O'Day Oscar Peterson as a point of reference.

Jo Harrop is an accomplished singer who is making big waves in the UK Jazz Scene. appearing at the Royal Albert Hall, The 606 club, Pizza Express Jazz Club, amongst many other respected venues. Having started out as a singer/songwriter, including writing a song for Acoustic Alchemy’s album, Radio Contact, which was featured on Courtney Pines, Jazz Crusade radio show, she was also a backing singer for several international stars, before establishing herself as a Jazz singer.

'This girl was born to sing jazz, all the warmth and sensibility to melt even the chilliest of hearts' Blues & Soul Magazine

'Harrop has Excellent tone and great stage prescence' Marlbank

'Her voice is amazing, think Isaly whiskey, or tannin rich red wine - deep' Lance, Bebop Spoken Here

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£15 | £13 conc

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