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Rob Barron Trio presents the music of Leonard Bernstein reimagined

21st January 2024, 12pm

Leonard Bernstein was one of the titans of music making in the 20th century. His timeless compositions for choirs, soloists and orchestras remain essential parts of the musical canon along with the many great songs he wrote that have now become jazz standards. Among his most memorable creations are his extensive musical theatre compositions of which “West Side Story” is the most famous.

Ticket prices

£15 – £25

Line-up

ROB BARRON – piano
JEREMY BROWN – double bass
MATT SKELTON – drums
EMMA SMITH – guest vocalist

Giving voice to this wide collection, in his original and most creative manner comes Rob Barron with his trio, a creative jazz pianist, who recognises that Bernstein’s imaginative creations give themselves generously to an updated and improvised interpretation.

Rob devotes the first half to “West Side Story”, whilst the second half captures a wide range of music from Bernstein’s “Candide”, “On The Town”, 'Wonderful Town”, “A Quiet Place” and more.

Award winning jazz vocalist Emma Smith has been making a name for herself as one of as of the finest vocalists to emerge on the London Jazz scene.

This is classic piano trio jazz at its best.

— B Withderden, BBC Music Magazine