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John Pearce and The Adam Stokes Trio: A tribute to Charlie Parker

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Bristol’s finest improvisors pay tribute to the giants of Jazz.

John Pearce Violin
Adam Stokes Guitar
Chris Jones Bass
Matt Stockham Brown Drums

Returning for our Spring season of concerts, acclaimed violinist John Pearce joins The Adam Stokes Trio in paying tribute to pioneering Bebop saxophonist and Godfather of Modern Jazz, Charlie Parker. The band will perform a selection of Charlie Parker’s original compositions alongside tunes famously recorded by Parker.

John Pearce is a renowned virtuoso violinist, he has performed across the world and collaborated with the likes of Andy Sheppard and Dave Newton. John’s 2019 debut album ‘Just Friends’ was met with critical acclaim, being described as an ‘outstanding debut from a very fine musician’ (London Jazz News), with John being hailed as a ‘violinist of immense virtuosity’ (Jazz Rag).

Adam Stokes is an up-and-coming guitarist blending Jim Hall Style melodic development with Thelonious Monk’s angular dissonances, he is known on the Bristol scene as the host of the Stag and Hounds Jam Session where he has played with the who’s who of Bristol Jazz.

Chris Jones (Orfic, Weareleif, Nurdle) is a first-call bassist who has played across the UK from Theatre Pits to Pizza Express Soho, his blending of contemporary rhythmic ideas and guttural blues draws comparisons to the likes of Larry Grenadier and Charlie Haden.

Matt Stockham Brown (6161, Ex-Run Logan Run, Sefrial, Modulusiii, Orfic) is a busy touring drummer who has performed with the likes of Gregory Porter, Pee Wee Ellis and Andy Sheppard, his band Run Logan Run won the 2018 Montreux Jazz Festival Talent Awards and he was featured in Rhythm Magazine’s ‘10 British Newcomers’ article.


Pre-event Food & Drink

Enjoy delicious drinks and light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.

Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.

Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!