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John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus - Festival of French Jazz


8 October 2022

8.00pm

£22.50

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Featuring some of London’s’ most highly regarded jazz musicians, the Actors’ Church are delighted to be presenting three concerts to celebrate the considerable influence the European jazz capital has had on the global music industry. 

John Etheridge presents his world-famous tribute to his mentor Stephane Grapelli, Mike Guy brings a celebration of the music of arguably the world’s greatest accordionist Richard Galliano and the renowned ‘London Django Collective’ explore the legacy of Django Reinhardt, by performing some of their impressive original catalogue.

The Festival of French Jazz is an opportunity to hear this highly unique, joyous, evocative music within the Grade 1 listed, 400-year-old acoustics of the ‘Actors’ Church’ – so called because of the church’s close historic association with the theatre community of London’s west end.

The bar will be open throughout the performance, so please do grab a drink at any time.

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Please note there are no public toilets on site, the nearest are located just outside the church on the Piazza.

Please note there is no set seating for this event. We are operating some COVID measures within the church.

- We ask that you wear a mask whilst in the building. 

- We have provided a number of sanitiser stations.

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John Etheridge performs

Biographies

John Etheridge

Guitar

Widely recognised as one of the figureheads of British Jazz, John Etheridge has been described by Pat Metheny as “one of the best guitarists.” John rose to fame with the well-known rock/fusion band ‘Soft Machine’ and has played with a host of the greats including John Williams, Yehudi Menuhin, Dizzie Gillespie, Nigel Kennedy and Barney Kessel.

‘Sweet Chorus’ was formed as a personal tribute by John to his mentor and inspiration Stephane Grapelli. John and Stephane played and toured together extensively for several years in the 70’s and early 80s. The band features hugely established violinist Chris Garrick. Their virtuosic playing draws on the innovations of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s ‘Hot Club de France.’

Melodic, joyful, hugely evocative, swingin’ music will fill the wonderful acoustics of The Actors’ Church, Covent Garden, for a concert of classic hot club swing as well as contemporary classics.

John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus - Festival of French Jazz

8 October 2022

8.00pm

£22.50

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