To entertain our St Johns Smith Square Swinging Sunday audiences before the Swinging Afternoon 2.30pm concert – featuring Clare Teal and her Mini Big Band, and then later before the Swinging Evening at 7.30pm for the Ella Fitzgerald Centenary Concert – featuring Liane Carroll and Claire Martin, we present the Barford Stoneman Quintet.
For 45 minutes before each concert, from 1.45pm to 2.30pm and again from 6.45pm to 7.30pm audiences can sit back and be entertained – at no extra charge - by this Quintet of award winning young musicians playing creative, inventive, stylish be-bop jazz.
Led by Joel Barford – drums and Noah Stoneman – piano, the Quintet features Harry Greene – tenor saxophone, BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year, Alexandra Ridout – trumpet and Miles Mindlin – guitar.
JBGB Events are delighted to have this opportunity to present the very best of young British jazz talent to our St Johns Smith Square audiences.
The magnificent church of St John the Evangelist was designed by Thomas Archer and is the most elaborate of the many churches commissioned at the turn of the 18th century with construction lasting 14 years and completed in 1728.
THE BARFORD STONEMAN QUINTET
To entertain our St John’s audiences before both afternoon and evening concerts, the Barford Stoneman Quintet, featuring Joel Barford, Harry Greene, Miles Mandolin, Alexandra Ridout & Noah Stoneman; award winning young musicians, will play creative, inventive, stylish be-bop jazz.
DINING AND REFRESHMENTS
Beneath the St John’s hall, under the vaulted ceilings of the crypt, is the Footstool restaurant. This is an elegant and cosy place to enjoy everything from a Sunday lunch before the afternoon concert, afternoon tea between the concerts, a buffet dinner before the evening concert and of course snacks and refreshments throughout the day and in the concert intervals.
Table reservations for lunch and dinner are recommended. Call 020 7222 2779 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
St Johns Smith Square is just off Millbank between Westminster and Lambeth Bridges, close to the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, with nearby underground stations at Westminster and St.James Park, regular bus routes and ample free Sunday car parking on the adjacent streets and in local council car parks in Great College Street and Arneway Street.