An evening of world class jazz from Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble

Venue:   St. Mary's Church, Wivenhoe, February 8th 2013.
                Bar available.
Times:    Doors open 7.30 pm.
                 Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble 8.30pm
                 There will be an interval of half an hour. Drinks available at the bar for a donation.

'Atzmon is an astonishing musician.' John Lewis, Metro.

Gilad has been described as 'the best musician living in the world today' (Robert Wyatt, The Guardian). A long-term member of the Blockheads, he has toured extensively.  In this not to be missed performance he will be debuting his new album 'Songs of the Metropolis' as well as tracks from 'The Tide has Changed' - a ''Riotous mix of oompah music-hall cavortings,  ...Middle Eastern rhapsodising, ...sensuous clarinet love-songs, and stormy collective blasts'  (John Fordham, The Guardian ****).

St. Mary's Church, dating from the fourteenth century, provides a fantastic venue for this event with its wonderful acoustics and attractive interior. It sits at the centre of lower Wivenhoe, a pretty village on the banks of the River Colne with a rich history of boat building and home to many artists and musicians. A map to the venue can be found here.

There will also be a pre-show talk 'The Road to Bop'. It starts at 6pm and will be held at 'On The Corner' Tapas Bar, High St., Wivenhoe. Gilad will talk about his first encounter with jazz music and its impact on his ethical and philosophical stand. The talk will explore different aspects of music and its direct link with Gilad’s views on morality. This is a rare chance to engage with Gilad as a musician, writer and political commentator. Space is very limited so get there early.

Also, if you fancy eating out before the concert, Wivenhoe's tapas bar 'On the Corner' are offering a fantastic 20% off your total till if you show your Gilad Atzmon ticket on the night of the concert any time after five o'clock. The restaurant is only a few steps from St. Mary's Church. Well worth booking in advance.

For more information on the event contact Duncan Boon on 01206 822956 or 07957958724 or via email on

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