Jazz Meets Classical

March 29 2018

On 10 April 2018 Chipping Sodbury Music Society will be bringing the Dominic Alldis Trio to Chipping Sodbury.

The Trio features pianist and arranger Dominic Alldis, former Ronnie Scott’s bassist Andrew Cleyndert and former Loose Tubes drummer Martin France, who will be performing on stage from 7.30 pm.  They specialise in jazz arrangements of classical themes, folk songs, jazz standards and original compositions.

 Dominic Alldis has built a unique musical career over 30 years, spanning the rich and varied musical worlds of classical music, jazz piano and cabaret singing. Equally at home with a conductor’s baton in hand, performing with his jazz trio or entertaining an audience with songs at the piano, Dominic’s fluency in many different musical languages and flair for bringing them together in a distinctive way puts him in a category all of his own.

 Andrew Cleyndert has toured with bands led by many of the major figures of British and American jazz, including Bobby Wellins, Don Weller, Red Rodney, Bud Shank, Gene Harris and Annie Ross. In the early 90s he become a member of the Ronnie Scott Quartet and until his recent death was bassist in the groups of British jazz legend Stan Tracey. Andrew and Dominic have been performing together in numerous ensembles since 1985. In 2017 Andrew was short-listed for the Double Bass section of the British Jazz Awards. 

Martin France has played with many of the world's finest jazz musicians in over forty countries worldwide. A turning point in his early career was his role within the Eighties big band Loose Tubes, where he began a longstanding partnership with many of its members, in particular jazz composer and pianist Django Bates. Martin has performed and recorded with Elvis Costello, David Gilmour, John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Dave Holland and Lee Konitz.

The Dominic Alldis Trio will be performing at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall on Tuesday 10 April at 7.30 pm (doors open from 6.30 pm) and tickets are available now from the delightful gift shop, Cadeaux & Co in Hatherell’s Yard, Chipping Sodbury or online at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/csmusicsociety/ 

Seating is open for this event so please contact the Music Society beforehand on 01454 315741 if you have any special requirements.