mercury jazz

Mercury 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

  Mercury Jazz  

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.

Mark 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 Claude Bolling.