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Music, Sat 28 Apr 2018, free entry

Robin Sunflower Quartet - Live in the Jazz bar

Robin Sunflower Quartet - Live in the Jazz bar

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Harmonica wizard Sunflower started playing the harmonica in the 80s, joining legendary bluesman Victor Brox & gigging extensively throughout the UK. In the early 90s he made the transition to chromatic harmonica after hearing the amazing playing of Belgian maestro Toots Thielemans.

By way of recognising this, at the end of April each year since 2011 Robin has convened a band to play Thielemans’ repertoire. If you don’t know the player, you’ll certainly have heard his playing – think ‘Midnight Cowboy’ and ’Sesame Street’. Thielemans’ first major gigs were with Benny Goodman in 1949; he went on to play with George Shearing ,Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, Jaco Pastorius, Oscar Peterson & Pat Metheny and with pop acts such as Paul Simon, Billy Joel and Julian Lennon. A man at the top of his game for over six decades, he retired from public performance in 2013. He died in August 2016 at the age of 94 - tomorrow would have been his 96th birthday.

Here's a beautiful clip of Thielemans playing with bassist Pastorius accompanying him - on piano!

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 28 Apr 2018 20:30 to 22:30

Prices

Free entry

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

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Address

Millans Park,
Compston Road,
Ambleside,
Cumbria,
LA22 9AD

Directions

From M6 jct 36 follow A591 to Ambleside.

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Windermere station

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