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A Spectacular Evening of Jazz

The third annual Jazz Night was a spectacular evening of high-quality music-making. Pupils, staff and special guests entertained a packed Big School of family and friends of the College with a variety of classic and contemporary jazz standards. There were solo performances ranging from Middle Fourth to Upper Sixth, and each set was rounded off by the College’s Jazz Ensemble and Big Band.

The Director of Music, Mr Paul Johnson-Hyde drew attention to the particularly polished performances this year and the notable talent coming through in the younger years. He also thanked the trio of staff accompanying the soloists for sharing their expertise with the pupils: Mr Walker (keys), Mr Osborn (drums) and Mrs Wilson (bass). The opportunity to share the stage with such accomplished professional musicians is an unforgettable experience for these young performers.

Jazz Night Performers

  • Alex Povey (Rn) – U4: Blue Monk (Monk)
  • Beatrice Digance (Rv) – M4: Cry Me a River (Hamilton)
  • Sophie Norman (Wh) – U4: That Ole Devil Called Love (Roberts and Fisher)
  • Julia Cherry (W) – U6: So in Love from Kiss Me Kate (Porter)
  • Katie Evans (M) – U4: I’d Rather Be Blue from My Man (Fisher)
  • Lulu Candlish (Rv) – L6: What a Wonderful World (Douglas and Weiss)
  • Robyn Emmett (Rv) – M4: At Last Sun from Valley Serenade (Gordon and Warren)
  • James Macfarlane (Rn) – U6: Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye (Porter)
  • Gemima Iseka-Bekano (Wh) – L6: Summertime from Porgy and Bess (Gershwin)
  • C Jam Blues (Duke Ellington), performed by the Jazz Ensemble:

Marcus Barrett (H), Curtis Day (H), Stefano Di Rico (P), Bertie Gathercole (H), Raffi Harley (Fa), Annabelle Harper (M), Daniel Hooton (Rn), Kartik Jain (G), James Macfarlane (Rn), Jayen Navamani (Rn), Alex Povey (Rn), Viktor Pullan (G), Ryan Slater (C)

  • Tom Bulmer (F) – L6: All the Things You Are (Parker)
  • Chiara Fahy-Spada (M) – U6: My Funny Valentine from Babe in Arms (Lewis)
  • Oliver Healy-Millett (P) – U6: Stang’s Swang (Stevie Ray Vaughan)
  • Ariana Menassa (Rv) – 5th: Fly Me to the Moon (Howard)
  • Max Fryer (Rn) – U6: Minnie the Moocher (Calloway)
  • Jump, Jive and Wail (Prima) performed by the Big Band:

Angus Bruce (Rn), Tom Bulmer (F), Summie Cheng (Cr), Stefano Di Rico (P), Oliver Healy-Millett (P), Daniel Hooton (Rn), Gina Hooton (W), Abby Luxon (Wh), James Macfarlane (Rn), Edward Marriott (C), Alex Povey (Rn), Callum Scholes (G), Fraser Spalding (Fa), Thomas Stoney (Fa), Mr Luke Fisher, Mr Christopher Swainson, Mrs Rebecca Wilson


Coming up next

Lower School Concert

  • 6.30pm Wednesday 27 November in Big School

Ensembles Concert

  • 7.30pm Thursday 28 November in Big School