Gypsy Jazz from Paris – Ben Powell & Friends
Fri June 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
An evening celebrating the music of Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli with the talented Ben Powell and friends.
Join us in the big tent on the village green for a Friday night of top quality jazz with street food available to buy from our friendly vendors outside on the village green and, of course, a bar!
Ben Powell is fast assuring his position as one of the most versatile violinists of his generation. British born, he now lives in Los Angeles after residencies in Boston, Paris and New York. He is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music where he majored in composition and performance.
His dynamic work as a violinist makes him a rare commodity in the detailed world of cinematic music. This has allowed him regular opportunities to work with celebrated film composers such as Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat and Danny Elfman. He has performed as a featured soloist on scores to notable blockbusters including ‘Batman vs Superman’, ‘Dunkirk’ (Hans Zimmer) & ‘Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales’ (Geoff Zanelli). He has worked in the recording studios of Los Angeles with artists such as Neil Young, Barbra Streisand, Adele and Michael Buble.
An experienced performer, Ben has appeared alongside Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, Gloria Estefan, Danny Elfman, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli and recently performed as an improvising soloist with Steve Wonder at The Forum, Los Angeles.
Recently, Ben has collaborated on his own recording projects with renown musicians such as jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton, classical cellist Lynn Harrell and percussionist Peter Erskine. His latest release ‘The LA Sessions’ (2016) featured 26 LA based musicians performing in various configurations and styles from classical & swing to gospel.
Ben plays an English violin by Alfred Vincent.
Standard tickets go on sale at 10am on 30th March through the website only
This event is kindly sponsored by Cotswold Oak