MGSO4 Epsom & Ewell Arts has teamed up with Go Epsom, to bring some live music back into our lives.
We have programmed different fantastic professional solo artists, duos and trios to perform every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday lunchtime (12pm-2:30pm) through August into September.
Everything has been set up to comply with Covid-safe guidelines and we don’t encourage people to gather. Just take an outdoor seat at a café or enjoy the sounds as you shop.
MGSO4’s music lead, Ben Tompsett, said: “People have been missing music both as audiences and as performers, so it’s great to be able to host an excellent line-up of professional musicians in Epsom Marketplace.”
The programme includes a wide range of genres from Latin and steel pans to classical and musical theatre. The series starts on Wednesday 26th August with the fantastic jazz trio, ‘L’Escargots Trois’.
Confirmed artists below. Check back as more are added:
Wednesday 26th August – L’escargots Trois
Jazz Trio featuring Graham Snell on Soprano sax, Tenor sax and flute, Thuy Mallalieu on Piano and Dave Baxter on Bass.
The set list is a selection of the best, well known Jazz material from artistes such as: Charlie Parker, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, Herbie Hancock and more. The Easy Listening element includes people like Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder and Nat King Cole.
Friday 28th August
Magaron Destang is a Steel drum player, soloist, singer and guitarist. He plays a mix of genres including Caribbean music, pop and reggae.
Sunday 30th August
Raul D’Oliveira Duo
Internationally renowned trumpeter, percussionist and vocalist, Raul has played with Elton John, Wham, Mike Oldfield, Joan Armatrading, Cliff Richard, Mica Paris and Boy George amongst others.
Greatly in demand as a session player and educator, he is a master of all things Latin!
Wednesday 2nd September
Jonny Hepbir Duo
Internationally renowned, hailing from the deep south of England and specialising in a vibrant mix of gypsy swing, jazz and funky latin, played on an all-acoustic line-up of two guitars.
Recent appearances include the Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois Sur Seine in France and Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival.
Friday 4th September
For 25 years this roots and blues outfit has performed at venues and blues festivals in both Europe and the UK, including sharing the bill with BookerT and the MG’s, Nina Simone, Peter Green, Taj Mahal at the UK’s legendary Bishopstock blues festival.
Sunday 6th September
Barber String Duo
The Barber String duo comprises two talented and professionally trained musicians who enjoy varied freelance careers. They play for various leading orchestras and have worked and toured with numerous artists including Michael Ball, Shirley Bassey, Andrea Bocelli and Alfie Boe.
Please note that the Barber String Duo will start at 11am and do two sets finishing at 1:30pm alongside the farmers’ market.
Wednesday 9th September
The Waldegrave Ensemble (Trio)
The Waldegrave Ensemble is a flexible group with a wind quintet at its core. They perform a wide range of repertoire for wind quintet and collaborate with string and piano players to perform larger mixed chamber works.
They are also enthusiastic about working alongside composers to create and perform new chamber works. Recent collaborations include performances of ‘Calendar of intolerable inventions from around the world’ by Hong Kong born composer Raymond Yiu and the world premiere of a new quintet by British composer Matthew Taylor.
They will be performing as a trio for the Epsom Music in the Market Place season.
Friday 11th September
The Nigel Price Duo
Nigel Price is acknowledged as one of the finest jazz guitarist in the UK. He has worked tirelessly to organise his own tours and has picked up a Parliamentary Jazz Award (Best Jazz Ensemble, 2010), a nomination for a British Jazz Award (Best Guitarist, 2014) and a British Jazz Award (Best Guitarist, 2016) along the way.
He is a regular performer at London’s Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club where he has made more than 500 appearances. He released his fifth Organ Trio Album Heads & Tales Volume 2 in late 2016 to great critical acclaim.
Sunday 13th September
The Thuy Mallalieu Trio
A Chick Corea-inspired, keyboard led, jazz/funk fusion trio featuring a unique take on some well known tunes, as well as a number of original jazz compositions.
Wednesday 16th September
Sitar and Tabla Magical Music with Baluji Shrivastav OBE
Baluji Shrivastav OBE is one of the greatest instrumentalists India has produced excelling in sitar, surbahar, dilruba, pakhavaj and tabla. The outstanding characteristic of Baluji’s musical career is his versatility.
His ability to concentrate on sound as his primary mode of interaction with the world has enriched his musicality and his courageous attitude to life is reflected in his approach to music.
Friday 18th September
Luisa Cordell Duo
Sarah-Jane and Luisa-Maria are one of the UK’s most sought after and diverse harp and voice duos.
This dynamic duo are passionate about their work and relish bringing their eclectic mix of unique adaptions of well-known arias and songs and new works to new audiences.
They have been working together for 5 years and have performed recitals at The Banqueting House, Dorking Halls, Hammerwood Park, The Ryde Festival and Juniper Hall amongst many others.