Winchester Jazz Festival

Winchester Jazz Festival 2017 will take place throughout the city from 21-24th September. Audiences can expect four days or performances by major Jazz and Swing acts from across the UK, as well as showcasing some of our best local musicians.

Arabella Sprot

Location: The Railway Inn, Winchester

Date: 24/09/2016

Time: 20:00

Tickets: £10

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Arabella Sprot

This trio is led by British saxophonist Arabella Sprot. Originally a Winchester girl, she went on to receive a double scholarship to Birmingham Music Conservatoire before moving to Berlin in 2014.

She has performed internationally, including at Montreux Jazz Festival, and prior to her move released an album with her UK band ‘ASQ’, entitled Kafka’s Dance. She is set to release a new record in 2017 with her new Berlin-based project, ‘Earshot’. Primarily a tenor saxophonist, but occasionally caught on soprano saxophone and flute, her influences lie somewhere in a triangle created by Stan Getz, Joe Lovano and Mark Turner.

This gig will feature a very special line up of nationally renowned hammond organ player John-Paul Gard and drummer Matt Brown, well-known for his integral role in the band ‘Dakhla’. The trio will play some popular and lesser known jazz standards, as well as a few of Arabella’s own compositions. It is a rare opportunity to see this line-up of outstanding musicians.

Arabella is supported by the Musicians’ Benevolent Fund. You can find more information and future gig dates here:

www.arabellasprot.com

This event is kindly sponsored by Winchester Distillery

Nestling at the western end of the South Downs Way and surrounded by rolling countryside and meandering chalk streams lies Winchester, an ancient city rich in history and steeped in tradition. At the Winchester Distillery we seek to enrich this heritage by crafting small-batch, premium spirits using traditional methods and native botanicals sourced from the surrounding landscape