Chickenshed hosts the Clarinet Maestro’s Album Launch on Sunday 24 March.
The charismatic virtuoso clarinettist Julian Marc Stringle celebrates the launch of his exciting new album ‘It’s Clazzical’ in concert with his all-star ‘Dream Band’ and violinist Sonia Slany’s ‘Solid Strings’.
‘It’s Clazzical’ is an effervescent fusion of popular classic melodies and pulsating Latin Jazz rhythms. This dynamic show features stunning arrangements of masterworks by: Gershwin, Bernstein, Piazzolla, Mangione, Bechet, Jobim, Aznavour, Rimsky Korsakov, Dankworth, Stratta and Stringle.
Performing ‘It’s Clazzical’ with Julian at this gala concert in Chickenshed’s Rayne Theatre is a remarkable ensemble of renowned jazz players and distinguished classical instrumentalists: Neil Angilley - Piano, Dominic Ashworth - Guitars, Chris Dodd – Bass, Mike Bradley - Drums, Marc Cecil - Percussion, Sonia Slany - Violin, Jonathan Truscott - Violin, Steve Tees - Viola and Nick Cooper – Cello.
“Julian is an immense talent ! The best clarinettist to emerge in British Jazz in decades. His playing has ‘world -class’ written all over it” - Sir John Dankworth CBE
“Stringle’s sound is exquisite . It has freshness , sparkle and a flute-like softness. At times this breathtaking clarinettist makes the instrument sound re-invented.” - John Fordham - The Guardian
“Julian has got it all – sound, technique, ideas and feeling . ‘It’s Clazzical’ exemplifies the brilliant eclecticism of Julian and his Dream Band - I love it.” - Ken Peplowski
“Julian is a consummate artist. His life has been dedicated to his craft. Today, his place among the ranks of the all-time great clarinettists is assured.” - Digby Fairweather
24th March, 2019