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Clarinet maestros, The Julian Marc Stringle Quartet will play a fundraising concert for the National Jazz Archive on Saturday 23 June, 2.30pm, in Loughton, Essex.
The Quartet will feature music made famous by Benny Goodman, Buddy de Franco and Artie Shaw, among others. The concert is the second in a series of events this year to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Archive.
Julian Marc Stringle plays clarinet, alto and tenor saxes, and sings, but the clarinet is his passion. He is recognised as Europe’s most stylish performer on the instrument and has won several British Jazz awards, with his highly melodic music, unique sound and phenomenal technique. He plays in and leads a wide range of groups, playing swing, modern, Latin, jazz-funk and more.
Award-winning Canadian guitar virtuoso Dominic Ashworth is an active freelance player. He regularly plays alongside Julian, both as a duo and in Julian’s Dream Band. He teaches guitar at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. On bass is Julian’s long-time musical associate Andrew Cleyndert, well known to jazz audiences for the past 30 years. He has played and toured with the cream of UK and international musicians. In the drum chair is Kent-based Rod Brown, drummer of choice for many top vocalists.
Julian said: “I’ve played in several fundraising concerts for the Archive over the years, and it’s a pleasure to bring my own group and help support the Archive, especially in this anniversary year.”
The venue for the concert is Loughton Methodist Church, Essex, which is located just a couple of hundred yards from the Archive’s home in Loughton Library, where extensive parking is available. The church and the archive are about a kilometre away from Loughton Station on the Central Line, and they are also served by numerous bus routes.