CLARE TEAL SWING’S THE THING, Saturday 9th March, 7:30pm
Clare Teal vocals, Jason Rebello piano, Simon Little bass, Ben Reynolds drums
Award-winning jazz vocalist Clare Teal and her outstanding Trio present fabulous musical arrangements interspersed with warm and entertaining storytelling. This brand-new show effortlessly traverses a rich landscape of timeless and sparkling material, with standards from the grand masters of the Great American Song Book to witty and urbane songs of the 50’s & 60’s.
As one of the UK’s greatest interpreters of song, this promises to be an evening of inspired music and unbridled entertainment performed by the very best.
PRICE £23 / £11.50 U18s + students
WILTSHIRE YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA, Sunday 17th March, 3:00pm
Malcolm Edmonstone piano, Ryan Quigley trumpet
The Wiltshire Youth Jazz Orchestra bursts into life with an effervescent and energised performance of beloved jazz classics.
Joining them are two formidable guest artists to lead this special concert: pianist and arranger Malcolm Edmonstone is Artistic Director of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland, and Ryan Quigley is recognised the world over as a leading trumpet player and virtuosic improvisor.
PRICE £15 / £13 Family Ticket, £7.50 U18s + students
NYJO AMBASSADORS AND MARK ARMSTRONG, Saturday 4th May, 3pm
Mark Armstrong presenter
In this presented family concert National Youth Jazz Orchestra Artistic Director Mark Armstrong and his NYJO Ambassadors lift the lid on how jazz works, exploring the instruments, the story behind the music, improvisation and how jazz musicians play together.
The concert features lots of interactive games and lively performances to spark curiosity and fire the imagination.
PRICE £8 / £4 U18s + students
JOHN ETHERIDGE’S SWEET CHORUS, Sunday 19th May, 7:30pm
John Etheridge guitar, Christian Garrick violin, Dave Kelbie rhythm guitar, Andy Crowdy double bass
Formed 20 years ago by legendary guitarist John Etheridge to celebrate the work of the 20th century’s greatest jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli, with whom he toured the world for five years, Sweet Chorus is a dazzling and joyful celebration of masterful acoustic jazz.
With a mixture of standards, American swing, Latin American and original compositions, this performance is an affectionate reminiscence of a man who was eccentric, inspired and individual.
PRICE £18 / £9 U18s + students
ADRIANO ADEWELE / GWILYM SIMCOCK / JASON REBELLO, Friday 24th May, 7:30pm
Adriano Adewale percussion, Gwilym Simcock piano, Jason Rebello piano
We are delighted to welcome three stellar WMC Artists in Residence (past and present) for a one-off collaborative concert that will combine virtuoso performances, scintillating improvisations, and top-class music-making at its best.
Alongside individual interpretations and arrangements of jazz standards and original compositions by these three world class musicians, the concert will also feature a specially composed new work.
PRICE £20 / £10 U18s + students
More info go to, What’s On, www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk