Tuesday April 19th 2020
Oxnead Hall, Aylsham NR10 5HP
Garden and wine from 6.30pm, music begins at 7.30pm
£25 inc. wine
Oxnead Hall provides the setting for a unique recital of gypsy swing jazz in the style of Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt, performed by international harpist Ben Creighton Griffiths and New York’s leading gypsy jazz violinist Adrien Chevalier.
You are invited to arrive from 6.30 and enjoy a glass of wine and a stroll around the garden before the music begins at 7.30.
In aid of The Norfolk Churches Trust.
BEN CREIGHTON GRIFFITHS
Still in his mid-twenties, Ben has earned an international reputation as a jazz harpist since winning
1st prize in the under 18 Lily Laskin Harp competition in Paris at the age of 11. He has toured widely in Europe, as well as in the US, Canada, and Brazil.
Ben writes and publishes his own jazz and classical arrangements for harp and has also released 4 CDs, the latest in 2021 entitled La Vie En Rose, a selection of gypsy jazz and swing classics.
Born in Provence, both Adrien’s parents were professional violinists and he studied at Avignon Conservatoire before moving to Paris where he developed a passion for gypsy jazz and eastern European music forming Pad Brapad, an ensemble specialising in Balkan music which performed extensively throughout Europe. In 2011 Adrien moved to New York where he co-founded the highly regarded Avalon Jazz Band with singer Tatiana Eva-Marie and has since become a leading member of the traditional swing jazz community there. He tours regularly in the US, Europe and Asia.