CHRIS GARRICK (violin) with DAVID GORDON (keyboards)
JAZZ IN THE ROUND # 3
The third in a series of chamber jazz concerts, with the audience seated comfortably on the extended Kenton stage and gathered around the musicians. These are performances that will draw you in to the music, improvisatory fireworks and passion at close hand, to be punctuated by casual chat from the musicians, who will offer insight into their craft. Audience numbers will be limited. So, do book early to guarantee your space with these world class musicians.
CHRIS GARRICK began playing the violin at the age of five. He underwent the Suzuki Method, progressed through the Associated Board exams, and won a Silver Medal along the way; he studied at London’s Royal Academy of Music. At home his famous jazz pianist father introduced the colours, flavours and rudiments of improvised music, gave him a starter-repertoire of tunes, and at the age of eight he met Stephane Grappelli, who influenced him and his playing enormously.
DAVID GORDON could have been a boring maths teacher, but things went wrong when he discovered fun could be had being a musician. He has been harpsichordist of the world renown English Concert and, since 2008, has enjoyed a mixed life as a harpsichord soloist, composer, and jazz pianist. This musical variety has allowed him to be compared to a box of Milk Tray, though he is more likely to be the choccie with the soft centre, steely outer edge and colourful wrapper, certainly not one of those awful coconut creams. Dave is a regular member of Chris Garrick’s Quartet, a jazz vampire by night and a leading classical harpsichordist by day.
(includes £1 theatre restoration levy)
* Limited unallocated seats available for this rare and distinctive performance.