Jazz is back on the programme at the Kenton Theatre with three great summer events starting tomorrow…
Wednesday 15 May 7.30pm – Jazz in the Round # 4
The first of our popular intimate jazz events for the summer season, this time featuring Brigitte Beraha (Vocals) with Frank Harrison (Keyboards)
Brigitte Beraha is one of the most versatile and exciting vocalists to have emerged on the UK jazz scene in the last decade. As well as performing and recording with many of the UK jazz legends, she is involved closely in the work of a new generation of musicians, in particular the Loop and E17 jazz collectives.
Frank Harrison is one of the finest jazz pianists in the UK at present, and a regular of the Jazz in the Round series. He is the first choice accompanist for many singers, and leads his own trio.
Saturday 1 June 7.30pm – The Big Chris Barber Band – 70th Anniversary Concert
A different type of performance next but no less enthralling,Jazz Legend, Chris Barber, celebrates his 70th Anniversary as band-leader in 2018 with a Europe-wide concert tour including the Kenton Theatre.
With his 10-piece band, featuring a 7-strong front line, Chris plays a selection of his favourite music, including numbers such Bourbon Street Parade, Jubilee Stomp, Petite Fleur, Ice Cream, When the Saints Go Marching In, and much, much more.
The Big Chris Barber Band combines all these ingredients into an exciting, and often moving, evening of world-class jazz.
Wednesday 19 June 7.30pm
Once again in our regular intimate Wednesday evening slot, we have a real treat, two great guitarists, John Etheridge with Pete Oxley
John Etheridge is a jazz legend. Today he tours in a duo with classical guitarist John Williams, but his career straddles many genres. In the 1970s, he played with Stephane Grappelli for five years and was a mainstay of Soft Machine. He is currently in Nigel Kennedy’s group and The Zappatistas, as well as leading Sweet Chorus.
Pete Oxley is an Oxford legend and founder of the award-winning Spin Jazz Club. He is a jazz composer of note, the leader of many bands, and a leading maker of violin bows, supplying many of the world’s legendary violin virtuosi.
Special Offer on Tickets
Buy a ticket for both Jazz in the Round # 4 and # 5 – only £35
Buy tickets for all three shows – £66