'Jazz in the Coffee Shop', featuring Joe Trafford, Jude Dobby, Lucas Ely and Will Redley
In the Coffee Shop on a
typical Wednesday afternoon at Radley at 1-15pm, you are always greeted by a
pleasant surprise, in the form of a fifteen-minute concert. On Wednesday 17th
April, four Saxophone players (Joe Trafford, Jude Dobby, Lucas Ely and Will
Redley) played a piece of Jazz each, accompanied by Music dons, AJOH on piano, Tim
Dawes on double bass and Wallace Ruby on the drums, to an appreciative audience.
Joe Trafford opened the
concert by welcoming everyone, including the Spanish exchange students from
Barcelona, in Spanish.
The four pieces were played flawlessly:
‘Summertime’, ‘Dat Dere’, ‘Moanin’’ and ‘My Funny Valentine’. After these four
‘scripted’ pieces were played, the audience were invited to stay behind to
enjoy a ‘jam session’, in which the group of Jazz musicians improvised.
Report by Alexander Milne, H Social 6.1