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Pinner Parish Church Jazz
Our 2013/14 Season
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. No, that’s not us demonstrating our schoolboy grasp of French, more a way of saying that however many new bands we introduce, their quality and creativity remains the same. Or better. And so it goes for this new season, unbelievably our 16th, although looking back, our last series was always going to be a hard one to top. Think back to the rousing finish that the Big Chris Barber Band gave us and then rewind the mind to the visit of the great New York baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan who came, saw and conquered us all with his unrelenting skills and sheer delight in being in our ancient church. And how about the delicate yet sinewy playing of the Nikki Iles trio, all-smiling and gracious, and our pre-Christmas show-stoppers, the Brandon Allen sextet? We could go on but there are new delights to tell you about.
It’s always been our policy to present established stars alongside newer talents. Look no further than our November offering when the magisterial Dame Cleo Laine returns with her accompanying Friends. Balance that with the opening concert by the Simon Allen Quintet, a highly-rated contemporary ensemble whose straight-ahead modernisms have won them friends everywhere. Scott Hamilton is back with us with his usual rhythm section, but with the added bonus of fellow-saxophonist Karen Sharp while piano followers will doubtless delight in Tim Lapthorn’s Trio and organ lovers will be bowled over by Nigel Price’s feisty combo. We’re always happy to welcome US artists to Pinner church and this season is no exception, so let’s hear it for top New York baritone saxophonist Frank Basile, appearing here with returnees Steve Fishwick and Osian Roberts. A case of Pinner all-sorts once again: see you in church!
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The Programme Notes have been written by Peter Vacher. We are delighted to say that Peter has agreed to act as tutor to another Jazz Appreciation Course, which will run as part of Pinner Parish Church Jazz. Details are on the booking form at the link above left. Please send the form directly to Peter Vacher.
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