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PERFECT PITCH: Music series opens new season with inventive jazz concert

 Published on: 16th November 2023   |   By: Panayiota Demosthenous   |   Category: Uncategorized

St John’s Pinner Parish Church opened its latest Music in Pinner Series with a fantastic jazz concert, enjoyed by many local residents.

On October 21, the church hosted James Davison’s and Callum Au’s Quintet-à-Tête, inspired by Clark Terry and Bob Brookmeyer, for a terrific evening of inventive and skilful jazz.

A spokesperson for the church said: “[Callum’s] valve and slide trombones blended beautifully with James’s flugelhorn in the fine ensemble sections, with fresh improvisations all around.

“Sam Watts showed extraordinary pianism, while Misha Mullov-Abbado’s bass was an ever-present source of depth and imagination, and Matt Skelton was deft and resourceful at the drums.”

The second concert in the Music in Pinner Series took place on November 18 and featured Cambridge-based French pianist Patrick Hemmerlé.

Next up are The Nat Steele Quartet, performing on December 9, and Scott Hamilton Quartet on January 13. Both will take place at Pinner Parish Church.

Details about the concerts and tickets can be found at

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