29th April 2017 9:45am
Free if ticket purchased to concert before £0.00
Box Office Closed
This â€˜After Hoursâ€™ concert at the Royal Concert Hall offers the rare chance to hear virtuoso classical clarinettist Julian Bliss play jazz, as he performs the music of Benny Goodman with his stellar septet. Growing up listening to performances of Benny Goodman from the age of seven, in 2010 Julian decided to form a group to perform his music. The album A Tribute to Benny Goodman was released in June 2012 to critical acclaim. On their recent sell-out US tour, Jazz Times said that â€œBliss is capable of swinging mightily and adapting his formidable technique to the task at handâ€. He leads his band through some of the great tunes of the swing era, staying true to the authentic feel but with a modern twist. This concert follows a HallÃ© Orchestra concert the same evening (in which Julian plays Weberâ€™s Clarinet Concerto No. 2) and will start 20 minutes after the main performance, around 9.45pm. The performance lasts 40 minutes and tickets are just Â£4, unless youâ€™re also attending the HallÃ© concert, in which case theyâ€™re free. An eye-popping bargain either way!