Get ready for Kevin Clark mu­si­cal treat

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Kevin Clark and his group plus pop­u­lar vo­cal­ist Fran Bar­ton will present an evening of mu­sic with a jazz flavour at Mana Lit­tle Theatre on July 11.

All the mu­sic is adapted and rein­ter­preted from the mu­sic of Liszt, Brahms, Chopin, Borodin and oth­ers.

There are many well known pop­u­lar songs bor­rowed from the clas­sics, such as Whiter Shade of Pale, Full Moon and Empty Arms, and All By My­self.

The group will ex­plore a wide range of mu­sic from jazz swing to Latin and funk.

Clark has ar­ranged all the mu­sic, in­clud­ing in­stru­men­tal jazz takes on well-known clas­sics, mainly from the Ro­man­tic era and the 20th cen­tury.

‘‘This is not another at­tempt at jazz-clas­si­cal fu­sion – but merely play­ing jazz based on clas­si­cal themes,’’ he said.

Vo­cal­ist Fran Bar­ton and pi­anist­trum­peter-ar­ranger-com­poser Clark have been work­ing to­gether since the early 1970s in tele­vi­sion, ra­dio, live per­for­mances at fes­ti­vals, stu­dio record­ings, CDs, restau­rants and pri­vate and cor­po­rate func­tions.

With Clark and Bar­ton are drum­mer Lance Philip and bassist Aaron Stewart, two fine rhythm sec­tion play­ers.

Kevin Clark and Fran Bar­ton are play­ing at Mana Lit­tle Theatre in July.

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