Homage to ‘Under Milk Wood’: Stan Tracey’s ‘Jazz Suite’ 29 April

Stan Tracey was a British jazz pianist and composer, whose most important influences were Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk. He sadly died in 2013.

Tracey’s best known recording is the 1965 album Jazz Suite, inspired by “Under Milk Wood”, the famous BBC radio drama written by Dylan Thomas first heard in 1954. It features the dreams and innermost thoughts of the inhabitants of the fictional small Welsh fishing village, Llareggub.

Our performers

Using scores produced and transcribed by Clark Tracey, a quartet consisting of Steve Kershaw (bass), Martin Pickett (piano), Ewen Baird (saxophone) and Mike Goff (drums) will be performing Stan Tracey’s musical interpretation of Dylan Thomas’ famous work Under Milk Wood. In addition to the Jazz Quartet the narrative passages will be performed by Tom Neil and Sian Goff. Tom is a multi-disciplinary artist and producer working throughout the UK as a composer, actor and theatre director. He is a founder member of Prime Studios Creation Space in Windsor and an associate artist of internationally touring Blackeyed Theatre. Siân studied acting at The Oxford School of Drama. Recent credits include: In the Long Run Sky TV, and ‘To Be Continued’Freemantle Entertainment.

‘Under Milk Wood’ promises to be a fascinating evening for us, something new to discover at JASG, mixing voices and sounds in an evening that you will look back on fondly.

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Budapest Café Orchestra concert raised over £1,000 at St Giles’ on 3 December

The popular Budapest Café Orchestra, led by Chris Garrick, played at St Giles’ on 3rd December. Over £1,000 was raised towards the appeal.

“Not so much a band name as a whole genre of its own, Budapest Café Orchestra embraces an encyclopaedia of music and mischief.” SCOTSMAN

‘Back by popular demand, the fiery vivacity and awe-inspiring musicianship of the finest purveyors of Eastern European gypsy music this side of a Lada scrap heap will leave you with a grin on your face and rhythm in your feet” TIMES

“The Budapest Café Orchestra play a blistering barrage of Czardas, East European and Russian folk tunes that might have come from the Hot Club of Paris via the Orient Express!” Brighton Argus

“The Music is Magic the their hands.” Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3.

‘Jazz at St Giles’ supports Project 900

Our first ‘Jazz at St Giles’ concert took place on Saturday 18th September and a portion of the profits will be donated to Project 900.

As a supporter of the St Giles’ Project 900 campaign, we can offer you a discounted ticket for our concerts and we will email our mailing list with details in due course. (https://forms.gle/DRiLwxMHfMZZyqS96)

You will find all the events planned including our jazz concerts at https://sg900.org/activities/

Autumn 2021 Jazz Concerts will raise funds for Project 900

The newly-formed ‘Jazz at St Giles’ Committee is setting up a series of concerts in the Autumn of 2021. A substantial portion of the profits will be allocated to Project 900.

Concerts will be:

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