SJE Arts

Alyn Shipton’s New Orleans Friends

SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist Church

Tickets £12.50 to £17.50

Featuring Adrian Cox, clarinet

An opportunity to hear traditional jazz in a gospel concert setting!

This band, led by BBC Radio 3’s Alyn Shipton, celebrates the great New Orleans clarinettist George Lewis with music inspired by his album “Jazz at Vespers” (recorded at the episcopal church in the appropriately named Oxford, Ohio).

Featuring talented clarinettist Adrian Cox, the band will re-explore repertoire that Lewis made famous, from lesser known pieces such as “Sometimes My Burden Is Hard To Bear” to old favourites like “Down By The Riverside” and “Lord, Lord, Lord, You Surely Been Good To Me”. The music runs the full emotional range from soft, contemplative pieces to joyous outpourings of the infectious rhythms of the Crescent City. And, just like the Lewis band of the ’50s, Alyn’s jazz friends play entirely acoustically without amplification.

Wheelchair Spaces & Accessible Seating

If you require a wheelchair space or accessible seating for this event, please call 01865 305 305 or email boxoffice@oxfordplayhouse.com for further assistance.