Sept 16 – Julian Stringle Quartet

Julian Marc Stringle is a master of both the clarinet and saxophone. He is personable, humorous and above all, musically passionate about the jazz he plays. This was evident in the September session of Severn Jazz when he played music which delighted a fairly full room. He enjoys his jazz – he started his professional life with Acker Bilk at the age of fourteen!

It was good to see so many people enjoying this high standard of jazz from musicians who had worked on big stages and here they were, giving the same thought and flair in a smaller, more intimate setting.

The same must be said for the trio. The keyboard, bass and drums who not only provided an engine room of a constant beat, but also produced some excellent ideas to complement JMS.

They were John Patrick, keyboard; Clive Morton, bass and Terry Howard, drums.

John Patrick has been a mainstay in many jazz groups and bands over the years and was the musical director for Central Television during the ‘Tiswas’ years.

Clive Morton is a bass player who has accompanied Frank Sinatra and Stephane Grappelli and also tutored Jamie Cullum.

Terry Howard is a drummer and a regular in Severn Jazz. He is always popular when he plays as part of the Dave Newton Trio.

With pedigrees like that you would expect what we got. And we did get an excellent evening of understandable and enjoyable jazz which was appreciated by a good sized audience.