French Gypsy Jazz at St Margaret’s Church Cley-next-the-sea

Date: 27 April 2024 7.30pm £20

After their sell out concert at Elsing Hall last year the Transatlantic Hot Club return to Norfolk on April 27th, this time at Cley Church. We welcome another opportunity to see this exceptional gypsy swing trio.

Gypsy swing is a style of music made popular in France during the 1930’s by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. They combined traditional Romanian music with the swing jazz of the time and in 1934 formed the Quintette du Hot Club de Paris and the Hot Club moniker has been used ever since to denote this style of music. The music is string based with no drums or brass but the Transatlantic Hot Club is unique in featuring a harp rather than a guitar.

Cardiff born Ben Creighton Griffiths is one of the world’s leading jazz harpists having played in over a dozen countries across the globe while French born Adrien Chevalier is New York’s premier jazz violinist and a leading proponent of gypsy jazz in both the US and Europe. They are joined by Ashley John Long who is regarded as one of Europe’s finest jazz bass players and is also a respected composer and professor of musicology and composition at Cardiff University

There will be an interval when drinks will be available (donation bar).

The proceeds from this event will be divided between St Margaret’s Church and Norfolk Churches Trust.

You can download a flyer here

St Margaret’s Church address is Holt Road, Cley-next-the-Sea NR25 7TT.  Parking is available.

A few notes on applying for tickets:  You will receive an email when you make your payment, which is a receipt.  You will not receive a ticket as such, but your name will be on a list at the door.  Please make sure that you enter the number of tickets you wish to book in the box at the bottom left of the booking form.

Apply for tickets at £20 each

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