June 4, 2022

Jazz at St Mary’s

St Mary’s, Battersea is delighted to welcome Fuzion Four for chilled jazz, Latin and classical music for a summer’s evening on Friday 24th June at 7pm. Local group Fuzion Four…

St Mary’s, Battersea is delighted to welcome Fuzion Four for chilled jazz, Latin and classical music for a summer’s evening on Friday 24th June at 7pm.

Local group Fuzion Four plays unique arrangements of jazz standards, Latin music, and light classical pieces. Their unusual line-up of saxophone (Ollie), cello (Erica), piano (Bob) and cajon and percussion (James) lends itself to a fusion of musical genres. So for example their music ranges from Gershwin to Bach, from Pachelbel to Miles Davis, and from Faure to Dave Brubeck. Fuzion performs at local festivals, arts venues, weddings, garden gigs and private functions and one of their live filmed performances ‘Fuzion Four at Wandsworth Fringe Festival’ can be found on YouTube.

In terms of band members Erica Simpson (cello) is a professional cellist who plays regularly with the BBC Concert Orchestra, the English National Ballet Philharmonic, and the Bath Philharmonia amongst others. Ollie Haffenden plays saxophone in other groups including the 7Suns Afro-Latin funk group, James Grant is an experienced drummer and percussion player, and Bob Broad plays piano in the Morley Big Band. Fuzion Four has evolved organically from previous Fuzion duo and trio line-ups. Fuzion Four has performed live on local radio, at the Wandsworth Fringe, at the Omnibus Theatre, Clapham, at Clapham Bandstand, and other private events. They launched their first live EP on Soundcloud earlier this year.

Tickets (£5) in advance here or on the door.

Please feel free to bring your own refreshments for a relaxed evening (there is no bar available at this performance).

And watch out for a special weekend of Jazz – including a brand new Jazz Mass at our 11am Parish Eucharist – from 15th – 17th July.

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