National Jazz Archive & Adrian Cox Present Profoundly Blue

Adrian Cox plays a fundraising concert for the National Jazz Archive featuring the music of clarinettist Edmond Hall, on Saturday 28 September, in Loughton, Essex.

‘Profoundly Blue’ is a concert celebrating the music of Louisiana-born clarinettist Edmond Hall. The show features leading UK clarinet star Adrian Cox and his fine band with Joe Webb (piano), Simon Read (bass), and Gethin Jones (drums). 

Adrian Cox presents ‘Profoundly Blue’ has completed three extensive UK tours, as well as being invited to festivals around Europe and to play in New York in July 2019. The band have produced two albums and sold over 2000 CDs, and ‘Profoundly Blue’ has been nominated in the Best Album category in the 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.

The title ‘Profoundly Blue’ comes from the 1941 hit album which featured Edmond Hall with Meade Lux Lewis and Charlie Christian. Adrian leads the quartet with this as a starting point and continues through a program of lesser known tunes from the albums ‘Rumpus on Rampart’ and ‘Petite Fleur’.

Adrian Cox started playing music aged 6 and turned professional at the age of 15. He has toured Europe extensively over the past 19 years and was runner-up in the clarinet category of the 2018 British Jazz Awards. He is a member of UK jazz act Kansas Smitty’s House Band, where his distinctive sound and songwriting accomplishments are invaluable to the group.

The concert is at Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 1RB, close to the Archive’s home in Loughton Library, where extensive parking is available. The Church is 15 minutes’ walk from Loughton Central Line Station, and close to numerous bus routes. The concert starts at 2.30pm and tickets cost £15.

For details and to book tickets visit www.nationaljazzarchive.org.uk, email events@nationaljazzarchive.org.uk or phone 020 8502 4701.