Jazz is a story of rags to riches. They joined forces in January 1990 for a
one-off performance of Claude Bolling’s Suite for Violin and Jazz Piano Trio.
They were immediately booked for a series of five
concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, but soon realised that they could only
play one piece. However, seeing this as an opportunity rather than an obstacle,
they have since toured extensively, delighting music club and festival audiences
alike with their accessible and entertaining performances.
Messenger has gathered together a group of highly successful classical musicians
of international repute who share a common enthusiasm for jazz. Their technical
expertise and enthusiasm enable them to present dazzling programmes, which
include their own derangements of Baroque masterpieces, show numbers, Scott
Joplin rags and virtuoso violin pieces in irreverent guises. However, they still
remain the country’s leading exponents of the virtuoso and quirky works of
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