Bach and Strauss to star with Cam­er­ata

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - ON SHOW - Jazz Di­ary

STRING orches­tra will launch their sea­son with a con­cert of Ger­man mu­sic.

The Chiltern Cam­er­ata will re­turn on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 19, at Amer­sham Free Church, Wood­side Road for its 19th sea­son.

The con­cert will be con­ducted by Sam Laughton and the first part rep­re­sents the Ger­man mu­si­cal cul­tural tra­di­tion with mu­sic by Bach, Schu­mann and Men­delssohn and the sec­ond part will fea­ture mu­sic by Richard Strauss.

The Chiltern Cam­er­ata was founded in 1996 and its play­ers are ad­vanced am­a­teurs and mu­sic pro­fes­sion­als.

Tick­ets for the con­cert are £12, con­ces­sions are £10 and it is free for un­der 18s.

Buy tick­ets from 01494 883112 or at the Tourist In­for­ma­tion Of­fices in High Wy­combe, Mar­low and Princes Ris­bor­ough and The Record Shop, 27 Hill Av­enue, Amer­sham, Per­fect Pitch Mu­sic Shop, 72 The Broad­way, Che­sham, Rose­hill

AIn­stru­ments, 64, London End, Bea­cons­field and Strings of Penn, Elm Road, Penn. sax­o­phon­ist Karen Sharp and trom­bon­ist Gor­don Camp­bell will front the res­i­dent trio for our en­ter­tain­ment.

Mean­while, over at Mar­low there will be the ex­cit­ing pair­ing at the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion Club of Peter King and Si­mon Spil­lett with the res­i­dent Frank Toms Trio and for those who like their jazz in a more tra­di­tional man­ner, Amer­sham Jazz Club will present four dif­fer­ent bands at its Bea­cons­field venue and Berkham­sted Jazz opens its new sea­son with drum­mer Lau­rie Ch­escoe’s Re­union Band at the town’s Civic Cen­tre.

Berkham­sted’s new sea­son, through to June next year, is a pretty ex­cit­ing one, with two Amer­i­can stars as guests dur­ing the year: pi­anist Lenore Raphael in Novem­ber and, in June 2015, tenor star Frank Grif­fith pay­ing his first visit to the town, with a nine-piece which in­cludes Matt Wates, Henry Lowther, Tim Lapthorn and vo­cal­ist Tina May.

As a pre-Christ­mas treat the club is stag­ing a con­cert by Robert Fowler’s Gerry Mul­li­gan Con­cert Jazz, with a line-up to make the mouth wa­ter: Bruce Adams, Martin Shaw, Steve Fish­wick, Mark Nightin­gale, Adrian Fry, Sarah Wil­liams, Karen Sharp, Alex Gar­nett, Mark Crooks, Sammy Mayne, Dave Green and Steve Brown – as the writer of the club’s pro­gramme notes com­ments: Phew!

Va Pensiero’s Septem­ber pre­sen­ta­tion at Bea­cons­field is a trio led by tenor man Al Ni­chols, with Ken McCarthy on pi­ano and Nick Pugh bass.

Jazz in the Barn, Mer­lin’s Cave, Chal­font St Giles, Sun­days 12.15pm – 2.15pm. The Peter Hughes Trio with guests, Septem­ber 7th, Dick Pearce; Septem­ber 14th, Karen Sharp; Septem­ber 21st, Gor­don Camp­bell; Septem­ber 28th, Ian Mar­cus.

Din­ner Jazz at Va Pensiero, Gre­gories Road, Bea­cons­field. Mon­day Septem­ber 8th, Al Ni­chols,

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