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Jazz at the Poly - Cornish Special
Featuring some of Cornwall's finest musicians!
Jazz at the Poly celebrates the accomplished and the up-and-coming in Cornish jazz with this special event featuring the Sarah McDonagh Quartet, blending the classic sounds of jazz greats like Hank Mobley and Dexter Gordon with the modern style of contemporaries such as Bob Mintzer and Kenny Garrett.
Starting the evening is a special set by the Passing Notes, a local group of promising young players with their fresh take on jazz.
The McDonagh Quartet
Sarah Wearne-McDonagh – Saxophones
Charli Wolfin – Piano
Tom Dauncey – Bass
Keith Michael – Drums
Starting with flute, age 10, Sarah quickly progressed to the
tenor saxophone in order to join the school jazz band and Cornwall Youth Jazz Orchestra. After graduating from the Guildhall School of Music in London, she
stayed in the capital for thirteen years, playing with several renowned bands,
including the London Jazz Orchestra, Michael Garrick Jazz Band and the
Guildhall Jazz Band under Scott Stroman, and leading players and jazz
luminaries Kenny Wheeler, Stan Sultzman, Randy Brecker, Bobby Shew and Michel
Since returning to Cornwall Sarah has played with numerous local and visiting artists and continues playing in the UK and internationally with a prominent all female saxophone quartet.
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Support from Passing Notes
Grace Benney - Vocals
Holly Billing - Trumpet
Emily Combellack - Trumpet
Matthew Sincock - Baritone Saxopone
Leighton king bass - Trombone
Joseph Game - Keys
Jude Bloor - Bass
Ted Perry and Harry Lugg - Drums /Percussion
Jazz at The Poly: McDonagh Quartet with support from Passing Notes
Thursday 5th May, 8pm
Tickets: £12, £8 (concessions)
A £1 Poly Fund payment is added to each ticket sold.
Please wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), thinking social distance, and sanitise your hands on arrival.