Jazz Evening – 26th March 2024

Posted: 19th April 2024

Jazz Evening

On the last night of last term we had the 16th annual Jazz Evening led by our fabulous jazz musician in residence Mr Theo Travis. He was joined by our own Mr Alan Brown on drums, Miss Andrea Vicary on piano and Mr Alex Keen on bass. The quartet started the evening with two well known jazz standards, ‘All of me’ and ‘Autumn leaves’. During the evening we were treated to a number of superb vocal solos from, Evie M, Leili A, Ruby D, Martha R, Georgie G, and Beatrice McN who was accompanied on piano by Amber J. Chacapella also performed with their excellent arrangement of Summertime which they repeated at Mark Reading the following morning. The Saxophone Ensemble of Natalia B, Cristina C and Aimee R sparkled with their rendition of ‘Night and Day’ and Mr Dodds’ Brass Ensemble gave a spirited performance of the well known ‘St Thomas’. The final act was the school Jazz Band led by Mr Travis playing a set that closed with Herbie Hancock’s ‘Chameleon’. The whole night was a brilliant showcase of our talented jazz musicians who were inspired by playing with our four jazz pros. What a night! If you missed it you can watch here.