Julian Marc Stringle Interview
You’ve played with a long list of jazz legends, who have been your favourites?
“As a teenager I was privileged to play with some great British players: George Chisholm, Martin Drew, Tony Lee, Acker Bilk, Bruce Turner etc. Later, I worked with Kenny Baker, Kenny Ball, Jim Mullen, Sir John Dankworth & Cleo Laine. I was also lucky enough to play with visiting American legends: Peanuts Hucko, Wild Bill Davison, Bud Freeman, Ken Peplowski.”
What can we expect to hear at your gig at Chichester Jazz Club on Friday 17th February?
“On Feb 17, I will share the stage with the sensational trumpet ace Rico Tomasso. Rico is always a great pleasure to play with . Chichester can expect a joyous jam session.”
What projects are you working on at the moment?
“My total pre-occupation at the moment is writing arranging and recording on a project called ‘IT’S CLAZZICAL’ . This is a fusion of my latin influenced jazz funk ‘Dream Band’ with a classical string quartet. The repertoire we are preparing for an ambitious double album [release date June 2017] is a blend of latin rhythms and classic melodies. Music by Bernstein, Gershwin, Piazzolla, Dankworth, Jobim, Rimsky Korsakov, Mangione, Stringle & Vito.”
What plans do you have for the rest of the year?
“In 2017, I will be concentrating on gigs with my ‘Dream Band’, gigs with Rico Tomasso and Roy Willams in the UK and Germany, a UK tour with USA clarinet maestro Ken Peplowski, and recording with some dynamic young ‘Chicago style’ jazzmen led by the gifted trumpeter James Davison. I will also be watching Spurs !!!”
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Julian Marc Stringle appears at Chichester Jazz Club on Friday 17th February, 2017.