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Marginalia Quintet

8 March 2024, 21.30 pm

For one evening only, Marginalia Quintet descend upon Barons Court Theatre for a delightful concert of traditional and modern jazz

Marginalia are:

Jack – trumpet

Jack has played the trumpet and other brass instruments for over 20 years. He has played in a wide range of music groups spanning classical, contemporary, jazz, funk, and soul genres. Growing up in Leicester, Jack notably spent many years in the Wigston (brass) Band, playing cornet, soprano cornet, and tenor horn. He was also part of the Guthlaxtones funk and soul band, which played local gigs, at festivals, and toured nationally. Since then, he has played in a variety of music groups in London and Hertfordshire, and particularly enjoys the power that live music has to bring people together.


Vero – keyboard/piano

Vero was classically trained at the Conservatoires National of Music in Aixen-Provence and Grenoble, France, where she studied the recorder and music theory. More recently, she has been discovering the joy of playing jazz within the Marginalia band where she plays the piano and on occasion the recorder.


Taichi – percussion and drums

Taichi has studied percussion for his master’s degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and a PhD in music/ethnomusicology with Professor Keith Howard at SOAS. He has studied with well-known musicians including David Corkhill, Michael Skinner, Simon Limbrick, Richard Benjafield, Adrian Spillett, and Julian Philips. Taichi has performed in many concert halls including the Barbican Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Billboard Tokyo, and the Brighton Dome. As a composer he writes a broad range of music from avant-garde to screen music. He has won second prize at the 23rd TIAA All Japan Composition Competition 2017.


Julian – guitar

Julian is s a humble and soulful jazz guitarist who has studied with great musicians including Ciyo Brown (Hampstead Jazz Club) and other modern jazz guitar players. Julian's style is understated and he is known for enjoying jazz improvisation, traditional jazz as well as blues. Recently he has backed a theatre group AdLibretto and a jazz band The Out of Handers. Originally from Scotland and playing in bands to raise money for charity all over London and the Home Counties, Julian can lead from the front or provide the comping to suit the song.


Duncan – bass

Duncan first learnt the double bass playing classical music. He soon encountered jazz as a teenager playing in a New Orleans style band. He was inspired by his band members who had profound experience in African American gospel and early blues music, through which he established a foundation for his jazz playing. He played extensively throughout university at Bath in an energetic combo named 'So What' performing a mix of Charlie Parker, Coltrane, Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock along with original compositions. 'So What' became a 'scattered band for life' and over the years Duncan has played all genres on both string bass and bass guitar. Currently he enjoys playing in Marginalia Quintet/Quartet bringing over four decades of bass playing with great enjoyment and musical fulfilment.

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In exceptional circumstances, we might be able to exchange your ticket for another performance.

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