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Matthew Read Trio

Formed in 2015, the Matthew Read Trio brings together three like-minded approaches for music making, creating an exciting new performance every time they play.

Drawing influence from the bands of Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Paul Motianand many more, the group bring a fresh edge to the world of the guitar trio.

Featuring Benedict Wood (guitar), Arthur Newell (drums) and Matthew Read (double bass).

WHY? ‘Proof indeed that the British Jazz scene at the moment is in incredible form’ Chris Philips, Jazz FM

‘Lean yet supple, song-like melody is the chief feature here, set in service of a mature, diversely inflected quality of storytelling’ ★★★★★ Jazz Journal

‘This is definitely a trio on which to keep a sharp eye’ ★★★★ All About Jazz

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

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Blue County

Aaron Benward and Scott Reeves both had impressive professional resumés before they brought their voices together.

Aaron toured and recorded with his gospel singer father while Scott was encouraged to sing as a youngster by family friend Glen Campbell. They bring together a natural flair for harmony. Blue County have toured extensively with Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Keith Urban and Tim McGraw. They have also been featured artists in People Magazine.

WHY? Three Time CMA and ACM Nominated Duo of the Year with six US Billboard Top 40 hits

Studio
£15

@BlueCountyMusic
@nordenfarm

Blue County's Website

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Sounds Echoed with The Paul Jordanous Jazz Ensemble

The stunning, original and expansive ensemble return to Norden Farm following their recent UK tour.

Paul Jordanous (trumpet) is a London based trumpeter, pianist, composer arranger. He has been a regular on the jazz, funk and soul scenes for the last 13 years. He is joined by Piers Green (sax), Leo Appleyard (guitar), Sam Leak (piano), Kevin Glasgow (bass) and Ted Carrasco (drums).

WHY? ‘Jordanous's calibre as a masterful craftsman is a treasure to behold’ Blues and Soul Magazine

Studio
£15 (£13 conc) £5 under 16s

Paul's Website

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Alistair McGowan - Introductions to Classical Piano

After the success of his piano album (released through Sony Classical) and his tour in 2018, Alistair McGowan is back with the show that brings together all his talents.

Alongside tracks from the album, Alistair will play some other short classic piano pieces: from Gershwin to Grieg, Mompou to Mendelssohn, Satie to Schubert. Join Alistair as he talks a little about the history of each piece, the composer and his own connection to the music.

WHY? Expect a lot of beautiful music (with the odd mistake!), some interesting stories and a sprinkling of his trademark impressions.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

Credit: Sony
Music Photograph: Christopher Dunlop

Alistair's Website

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Belshazzar's Feast

Paul Sartin (Bellowhead) on oboe, violin, vocals and Paul Hutchinson (Hoover the Dog) on accordion are Belshazzar’s Feast.

They have wowed audiences around the world with virtuoso musicianship tempered by wry humour. The duo start with traditional folk music, throw in a bit of pop and classical, sprinkle over a few TV and movie themes and top it off with lashings of laughs.

WHY? ‘Few can match this duo in concert for entertainment and great music’ The Independent

Studio Theatre
£17.50

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Jo Harman

Widely regarded as one of Europe's finest ever soul/blues fuelled voices, Jo Harman is an international touring and recording artist who remains a genre-defying artist.

A multi award winning performer, Jo has achieved considerable success at home and abroad, headlining prestigious venues and festivals throughout Europe and beyond. These include playing as one of eleven artists to 300k people at Parkpop in the Hague and opening London's BluesFest - performing a set at the 20k capacity O2 Arena.

Join Jo for an intimate evening of sincere and heartfelt music in our Studio theatre.

WHY? Rag’n’Bone Man recently took to social media to proclaim Jo 'one of this country's finest talents'

Studio
£15, £13 Advantage Card

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Tunde Jegede: New Worlds Tour - Visions of a Traveller

A concert that follows the journey of two legendary travellers; DH Lawrence in Mexico and Ibn Battuta in Medieval Africa.

Featuring multimedia visuals, the concert is a journey through time from the Pre-Columbian music of South America to the medieval Malian Royal Court music of the griots and the kora.

Tunde Jegede and Rafael Guel are two of the most established artists in their distinct traditions. Together they combine to find a new, common musical language of transcendence.

Tunde Jegede is a world-renowned composer, renaissance man, kora player and multi-instrumentalist who has brought his particular concept of African Classical Music to a wide international audience.

Rafael Guel is a celebrated Mexican artist and multi-instrumentalist who plays an array of traditional flutes, vihuela (baroque guitar) and percussion. His music carries the essence of the Pre-Columbian musical heartbeat.

WHY? ’A stunning exponent of the Kora’ The Independent

Studio
£14 (£12 conc)

Tunde Jegede's Website

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Spring
Wed 9 Jan – 13 Feb, 27 Feb – 27 Mar and 3 Apr – 8 May (exc 6 and 10 Apr)
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 10 Jan – 14 Feb, 28 Feb – 28 Mar and 4 Apr – 9 May (exc 7 and 11 Apr)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Wed 15 May – 12 Jun, 19 Jun – 17 Jul and 24 Jul – 21 Aug
8.15pm – 9.15pm
£40 per 5 week course

Thur 16 May – 13 Jun, 20 Jun – 18 Jul and 25 Jul – 22 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

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Acoustic Guitar - Absolute Beginners

Led by Richard Lee.

Always wanted to learn guitar but never got around to it? Want to trade your air guitar skills for real guitar skills? It is never too late to learn. Learn guitar right from the beginning. These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Spring
Wed 9 Jan – 13 Feb, 27 Feb – 27 Mar and 3 Apr – 8 May (exc 6 and 10 Apr)
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Summer
Wed 15 May – 12 Jun, 19 Jun – 17 Jul and 24 Jul – 21 Aug
7pm – 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

Suitable for 18+ years.

have your say

about 3 hours ago Brand new puppetry show #Flux will be with us on Thurs 16 May, have a listen to some of the audience comments from their premiere @ShoreditchTH. --> https://buff.ly/2Ul3ZqU

about 16 hours ago Lisa Spinelli is a Kindergarten Teacher and poet fed up with her career. When she discovers one of her students may be a poetic prodigy, Lisa risks her career and family to nurture his talents. See drama The Kindergarten Teacher from Tuesday 23 April --> https://norden.farm/events/the-kindergarten-teacher-12a

about 16 hours ago RT @robinjaymorgan: A combination of a day in the sun and just smashing a Katsu curry has made me VERY sleepy 35 minutes before show time h…

about 21 hours ago The Guido Spannocchi Trio are back! They will take you on a journey through uncharted territory with music collected through their childhood and Eastern European lullabies combined with Brazilian and world rhythm. Join them on Sunday 12 May --> https://norden.farm/events/the-guido-spannocchi-trio

1 day ago Tonight, Robin Morgan comes to the farm with his first UK tour – Honeymoon! And yes – he is actually on his Honeymoon! Surely there’s a good reason why – find out at 8pm. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/robin-morgan-honeymoon

1 day ago Two great Nashville artists for the price of one on Saturday 4 May --> https://norden.farm/events/kyshona-armstrong-and-michael-logen See Kyshona Armstrong and Michael Logen blend their unique styles for an unmissable evening of music!

1 day ago We’ve been warming up our vocal cords at Norden Farm because this weekend is our Bohemian Rhapsody – Singalong! Belt out all your favourite Queen songs to Bohemian Rhapsody’s incredible soundtrack --> https://norden.farm/events/bohemian-rhapsody-sing-along-12a

2 days ago Drama, At Eternity’s Gate exploring the famed but tormented artist Vincent van Gogh – Vincent seeks a new visual language while trying to make sense of himself and those around him. See William Dafoe’s Oscar nominated performance from Sat 20 Apr --> https://norden.farm/events/at-eternity-s-gate-12a

2 days ago Everyone is enjoying the sun ‍ ‍ ‍ ☀️ #nordenfarm #maidenhead #sunshine #schoolholidays #questfamilyfest… https://t.co/9jem5feT0R

2 days ago Everyone is enjoying the sun ‍ ‍ ‍ ☀️

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