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Remembering Clifford Brown

Freddie Gavita (trumpet) is a fearless improviser and virtuoso trumpeter. He is one of the UK jazz scene’s brightest lights having just won the 2017 British Jazz Award for best trumpet.

His debut album “Transient” was very well received with a four star review in the Guardian as well as glowing reports from the online jazz community. The band has just completed a 12 date UK tour playing music from Transient Gavita is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, he rose to prominence through the John Dankworth Orchestra, and has been a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra since 2007. He currently holds the trumpet chair in the Ronnie Scott’s Club Quintet.

Freddie has played with, among others including: Peter Erskine, Joe Locke, John Hendricks, Kenny Wheeler, Stan Sulzmann, Tim Garland, Jon Faddis, Kurt Elling, Gregory Porter, Curtis Stigers, Paloma Faith, Jess Glynne, Seth McFarlane and Dionne Warwick.

Tonights concert will be focusing on the music of Clifford Brown, an iconic figure in the Bebop era. Clifford Brown left us with an amazingly varied and timeless collection of compositions.

“Bebop for the 21st Century” Patrick Hadfield, London Jazz

“A talented trumpet prodigy” John Walters, the Guardian

Studio
£16

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Jo Harrop and Friends

Jo Harrop is an accomplished singer on the London 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. 

Featuring Alex Hutton (piano), Jihad Darwish (bass) and drums to be announced.

'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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£16

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ELO Again

The Ultimate Tribute to Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra.

ELO Again are back with their stunning Re-Discovery Tour celebrating the truly universal music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra. Now in their 10th year, the band really give you a dramatic taste of what a legendary ELO concert would have been like back in their heyday, the whole experience is professionally re-enacted with a great sound reproduction, light show and visual effects.

They perform all the big hits – Mr Blue Sky, Livin' Thing, Sweet Talkin' Woman, Shine a Little Love, Confusion, Last Train to London, Roll Over Beethoven, Wild West Hero, Don't Bring Me Down, The Diary of Horace Wimp, Telephone Line, Turn to Stone plus many more.

As the UK’s No.1 tribute show, ELO Again provide you with the spectacular live effect of ELO’s famous orchestrations, soaring strings and vocals. Come along and relive the age of Glam Rock as ELO Again pay tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne. You will revel in ELO’s unique symphonic rock style and hear some of the most unforgettable classic rock and pop songs of our generation. The timeless Mr Blue Sky returns, so Roll Over Beethoven - Rock 'n Roll Is King.

Courtyard Theatre
£18

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The Dave O'Higgins Quartet

Dave O’Higgins’ tenor and soprano sax sounds are highly personal and recognisable, with a clear sense of melodic development and adventure.

A popular performer with the public, with an excellent sense of pacing and presentation, he has a wide palette from Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson through to Stanley Turrentine and Michael Brecker. He has relentlessly pursued artistic and sonic exploration and development with a deep respect for the tradition of the music.

Dave is a highly regarded educator at the London College of Contemporary Media, where he is the Jazz Pathway Leader.

He also runs a small specialist jazz recording studio (JVG), in search of the optimum way of recording jazz musicians through a combination of old techniques (á la Rudy Van Gelder) and newer innovations.

Dave has worked with some of the world’s finest musicians, including: Joey Calderazzo, Joe Locke, Dave Kikowski, Eric Alexander, Grant Stewart, Max Ionata, Phil Dwyer, Adam Nussbaum, Joe Lovano, Phil Woods, Jimmy Smith, Nancy Wilson, Peggy Lee, Kurt Elling, Wayne Shorter, Eddie Gomez, Billy Childs, Abdullah Ibrahim, Chico Chagas, Stephane Grappelli, Michel Legrand.

He has released 20 CDs as leader to date. He also wrote and produced the last Matt Bianco album, Gravity.

'O’Higgins plays with quite exceptional fluency and his fund of ideas never runs out' The Observer

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£16

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Mi Flamenco presents Echoes

A personal reflection of Spain through Mi Flamenco’s artistic lens. Lose yourself in an immersive, multi-media experience of flamenco sights and sounds.

Following a hugely successful performance here in 2016, Norden Farm welcomes back Mi Flamenco with their evocative new production, Echoes.

Everything we experience leaves an indelible imprint... A trace... An echo.

Blending personal reflections of Spain with the power and poise of flamenco, these skilled dancers and musicians give audiences a very particular vision through Mi Flamenco's artistic lens.

Echoes combines engaging imagery, emotive flamenco dance and soul-stirring music and voice.

Original music by Uri Tal, comprising his virtuoso guitar and the haunting sound of Nick Squires’ cello, alongside the raw vocal power and emotion of singer, Luis Vargas Monge, provide the amazing soundscape for this production.

Add the dance passion and sophisticated strength from Ester Tal and Tomas Arroquero and you have all the necessary ingredients to lose yourself in an immersive experience of flamenco sights and sounds

Echoes is indeed a compelling amalgam of extraordinary artists and emotion.

'Stunning flamenco dancing backed up by hugely talented guitar players and singers' Helen Potter (Docklands Review)

'Gut-wrenchingly beautiful dance.' Matthew Jenkin (News shopper Review)

Courtyard Theatre
£19 | £17 conc

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New Year's Eve Hoedown at the Farm 2022

Heck yeah, the hoedown is back! Our popular New Year’s Eve event returns to ring in 2023!

Dance the night way on our Courtyard Theatre dance floor to live music from ceilidh and barn dance band Cut a Shine.

No experience is necessary as their caller will be on hand to guide you through all of the steps!

Dust off your cowboy hats, rhinestone adorned outfits or most glamorous attire for a night of unforgettable fun at the Farm!

WHY? A fun, lively and thrilling way to celebrate this New Year's Eve!

Age guidance 12+ years

Norden Farm
£25, Supporters £22

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Moonrakers Folk Orchestra

Four piece band, Moonrakers (harp, cello, stringed instruments, whistles, female/male vocals) pride themselves on having brought traditional and contemporary folk music to new audiences in festivals, arts centres, churches and village halls across the UK.

With songs and tunes from the English, Irish and Scottish tradition as well as their own compositions, they’ve been described as 'startlingly talented' (Oxford Times) and 'truly wonderful' (Wycombe Festival), with five albums of 'exquisite music' (BBC).

Their albums have received glowing reviews in the music press ('The real deal' The Living Tradition; 'Uplifting, sensitively crafted songs and tunes' FATEA magazine).

Studio
£15

Take part in an Acoustic Workshop with Moonrakers on the day of the gig. Work through a number of tunes and songs with the band. Music is sent out in advance along with a video of each tune played at medium pace for those who learn by ear. A rare opportunity to play with a multi-instrumental and welcoming group.

Moonrakers website

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Strictly Movie Musicals

The story of The Hollywood Musical.

Award winning singer Robert Habermann tells the incredible story from the magical moment in 1927  when film star Al Jolson uttered the immortal words; 'You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet!' in the first talking picture - The Jazz Singer – to the kaleidoscopic Busby Berkeley musicals, starring Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler.

The show also delves into songs from the iconic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers musicals, the Judy Garland / Mickey Rooney MGM Musicals, Gene Kelly in the iconic Singin' In The Rain, plus the beloved songs from Walt Disney's Pinocchio and Mary Poppins.

Plus songs from movies starring Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minnelli, Elvis Presley and many more.

Songs include, 42nd Street, Cheek To Cheek, Over The Rainbow, True Love, The Trolley Song, The Lady Is A Tramp and It's Magic - climaxing with a medley of 20 Oscar winning songs.

Studio
£15

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Acoustic Guitar - Beginners (A)

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? These are fun and informative lessons from a guitarist with over 20 years’ experience.

Tues 6 Sept - 4 Oct, Tues 11 Oct - 15 Nov (exc 25 Oct), Tues 22 Nov - 20 Dec
7pm - 8pm
£40 per 5 week course

This class will take place both in person and online via Zoom.

You will find the link to access the session in your booking confirmation email

Suitable for ages 18+ years.

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