Warnham Park hosts Jazz in Drew’s Barn
We are delighted to be performing this midsummer’s evening of Jazz in the Barn for the 2nd of our 3 concerts this year at Warnham Park. The music continues to reflect “The Wilding and Nature” with a theme of Jazz and the climate: “Expressing our hopes and fears.”
With the theme of climate, the seasons and the state of the weather have always been relevant to jazz musicians. The overall temperature of jazz, like the climate has changed over time from – Louis Armstrong’s ‘Hot’ Five’ to Miles Davis’ and John Coltrane’s ‘Cool School’.
The Blues, a ‘state of emotional agitation or depression’ has been a feature throughout the history of jazz. Feelings of loss and love are expressed through evoking images of climate changes, from despair to hope! The lyrics of the Frank Sinatra song ‘If I should lose you’ expresses this well.
Jazz with Julian Nicholas ( Saxes ) , Imogen Ryall ( Voices ), Colin Oxley (Guitar ), Steve Watts ( Double Bass) , Band and Arnon Bentovim perform to support St Catherine’s plus St Peter and St James Hospices.
Generously hosted in this idyllic setting by Jonathan and Caroline Lucas.
Louis Armstrong ‘Hot’ Five’
Miles Davis and John Coltrane’s ‘Cool School’.
Frank Sinatra ‘If I should lose you’
And much more......