We are delighted to be again hosting Jazz Nights in the Pavilion Atrium. Intimate evenings of great music performed by both local artists and visiting soloists.
Roger Beaujolais is celebrating 40 years as a professional musician this year & has released 21 albums & had over 250 compositions recorded & released in that time.
Roger is more of an old-school jazz musician being completely self-taught although, as he didn’t start performing till he was nearly 30, he has taken a unique route which has covered a lot of ground musically, including jump/jive (with the Chevalier Brothers), pop (with Fairground Attraction), Latin jazz (with The Beaujolais Band) & jazz funk (with Vibraphonic) – all of which Roger considers to be his equivalent of going to college.
Along the way, he became the first vibist in the UK to make a living solely from playing vibraphone.
Currently, Roger plays mostly with his quartet & also as a featured artist around the UK.
He has also been in demand as a session musician & has recorded with artists as diverse as Robert Plant, Paul Weller, Kirsty MacColl, Morrissey, Fairground Attraction, Roni Size, Alison Limerick & Guy Chambers.
Roger Beaujolais Qartet:
Roger Beaujolais, vibraphone
Neal Richardson, piano
Miles Danso, double bass
Alex Eberhard, drums