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General notices


If notified in advance the stewards will hold seats for small young people and their family and friends so that they can see the performers.


The stewards will always make room for wheelchair users - it really helps if advance notice is given so the necessary space can be created with adjoining seats for family and friends.

We look forward to welcoming music lovers to St Mary’s Church.

2022 Concerts

Saturday 8 October 7:30 pm

Alyn Shipton Jazz Quartet

This versatile small group plays a wide range of jazz, from pieces that nod to the classic era of Louis Armstrong or Bix Beiderbecke, via Duke Ellington's compositions, through to the modern jazz revolution of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie and beyond….  In a typical evening the music might include old standards such as Basin Street Blues and I’m Confessin’, along with more modern fare such as Anthropology or Groovin’ High. Ian Smith’s encyclopaedic knowledge of ballads means the programme will also include music by Jimmy Van Heusen, Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh, Johnny Mercer and Noel Coward. Alyn’s close connection with many giants of American jazz brings numbers such as Harry Edison’s Centrepiece and Buck Clayton’s Claytonia into the repertoire, while Jez Cook explores such Reinhardt classics as Nuages.

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