International Jazz Day – Interplay with John Etheridge

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  • Price: £15
  • Date: Sat, Apr 30, 2016
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Venue: The Restaurant In The Park
  • Location: Leamington Spa
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In The  Moment are delighted to welcome guitar legend John Etheridge to Leamington for International Jazz Day in company with Interplay.

John has earned a global reputation for his playing with such renowned artists as Stephane Grappelli, Soft Machine, Nigel Kennedy and John Williams. Supremely at home in styles ranging from Parisian Hot Club Jazz to contemporary Rock, he has carved out an approach that is personal, musically appealing and also defies classification.

Interplay’s memorable concert for International Jazz Day last year featured trumpeter Claude Deppa and packed the house at the Pump Rooms. This year the promoters In The Moment have opted for the Restaurant In The Park in Jephson’s Gardens as their venue of choice. The contemporary architecture makes an exciting setting for the music, and acoustically it seems more suitable also.

Introducing A Local Guitar Hero

Also on the bill is Coventry-based guitarist Si Hayden. A self-taught virtuoso in his own right, Si’s last solo appearance was in Coventry Cathedral, where his three-part composition based on the experiences of Palestinians in Gaza moved and astonished the audience. Among his vast catalogue of mainly original recordings Si recently issued an audacious solo rendition of Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’, which he has arranged and recorded without overdubs.

The concert starts at 8.00pm. A bar is provided. To book your seats please use the ‘purchase tickets’ button above.

Public Lecture on Jazz Film

As a further attraction for International Jazz Day, Dr. Nicolas Pillai of Birmingham City University will give a free illustrated talk entitled ‘Before “Whiplash”: Understanding the Jazz Film’. This takes place at 5.30pm in The Studio in Jepson Gardens Glasshouse. No advance booking is required, although places are limited.

In The Moment gratefully acknowledges financial support from Arts Council England.