DATE: May 31, 2013
TIME: 5:30 pm
LENGTH: 1 hour
INTERVAL: no
AGE SUITABILITY: 11+
LOCATION: Lyth Arts Centre
The History of the Jazz Violin – illustrated talk by Chris Garrick May 31, 2013

The History of the Jazz Violin - illustrated talk by Chris GarrickThe History of the Jazz Violin – illustrated talk by Chris Garrick

The first name that comes to mind when we think about the jazz violin is Stephane Grappelli but he is just one of a line of innovators who form part of an evolving tradition that starts in Europe, moves to America and then ricochets back and forth across the Atlantic bringing the potential of this great orchestral and chamber instrument into the cadre of the jazz band.

Chris has a unique collection of recordings and introduces and plays excerpts which trace the path of this development ending with a memorable moment when the great Yehudi Menuhin, master of the classical violin and Grappelli, master of the jazz violin met and played together.

Come and enjoy an hour of an inspiring chapter of musical history and then adjourn to the dining room (only 16 places available – must be booked in advance) for some goulash and other Hungarian delights before returning to the studio theatre for a concert by Chris and his entertaining band, The Budapest Café Orchestra.

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