Mixed offering of jazz, Latin, soul

Martyn Croston
Martyn Croston

A mixed programme of jazz, Latin, soul and funk is on offer at Stowe School on Wednesday, March 19, when jazz pianist Martyn Croston performs in the Ugland Auditorium with Dave Richmond (Manfred Mann) on bass and Gary Morgan on electric guitar.

Croston is an accomplished pianist who has played as a solo musician and with numerous ensembles throughout the United States, Canada, Russia, Spain and the UK.

In this trio, the highly entertaining musicians will feature some top-selling greats, including Bobby Hebb’s Sunny, Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, jazz standards including Misty by Erroll Garner and Take The A-Train by Billy Strayhorn as well as some unmissable jazz fusion numbers such as Spyro Gyra’s Morning Dance.

After graduating from the University of Bristol, Croston moved to Moscow, where he performed regularly as a soloist and in groups. In 2007, he won a scholarship to Western Michigan University where he gained a Master’s degree.

Now London-based, he performs for all kinds of audiences and is very popular on the jazz scene.

The performance starts at 7pm and lasts about an hour.

Tickets £8 (students £5) from www.stowearts.co.uk