Sebastian Taylor’s music news: Chloë Hanslip and Danny Driver at Wigmore Hall; Common and Kind at Union Chapel; Steve Williamson at Ray’s Jazz@Foyles; jazz flautist Eddie Parker
20 July, 2017 — By Sebastian Taylor
Violinist Chloe Hanslip plays Wigmore Hall on Sunday morning. PHOTO: www.chloehanslip.com.
• Gifted young violinist Chloë Hanslip and Hampstead pianist Danny Driver can be expected to provide a fiery, dramatic performance of Beethoven’s great Kreutzer sonata at Wigmore Hall on Sunday morning (July 23). Also being played is Schubert’s tuneful Sonatina.
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, W1, 11.30am, £15/cons £12 inc prog & drink, 020 7935 2141, www.wigmore-hall.org.uk
• Solo musicians from across the world are combining with massed choirs in the return of Common and Kind 2017 at Union Chapel next Tuesday evening (July 25). The event was launched last year after the death of Jo Cox, MP. It was inspired by her famed dictum that “we have more in common than things which divide”. Musicians performing next Tuesday include Camden Town’s violin virtuoso Thomas Gould; Bengali pop star Saida Tani; recorder quartet Palisander; and conductors Scott Stroman and Gareth Malone.
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1, 8pm, £20/cons £10. 020 7226 1686, www.unionchapel.org.uk
• Steve Williamson, sometimes regarded as “the most disinctive voice in British jazz,” is launching his new trio at Ray’s Jazz@Foyles, Charing Cross Road, this Friday evening (July 21). Williamson’s unique tenor sax sound is founded on a mix of Caribbean music and urban funk, his swing jazz style harking back to the early days of Jazz Warriors in the mid-1980s.
Auditorium, Level 6, Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road, WC2, 6.30pm, £5 but reserve tickets through firstname.lastname@example.org
• There’s an opportunity to hear top jazz flautist Eddie Parker at Spice of Life, Soho, on Wednesday (July 26), playing with guitarist Rob Luft, double bass player Steve Watts and drummer Tim Giles in his Airborn combo. Parker was a founder member of the highly influential 1980s big band Loose Tubes – and he’s since remained one of the country’s leading jazz musicians.
Spice of Life, Cambridge Circus, Soho, 7pm, £10, 020 7437 7013, www.spiceoflifesoho.com