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Music - Jazz, Sun 4 Jun 2017

Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester Arts Centre


Colchester Arts Centre

01206 500900


Church Street,


The prodigiously talented pianist John Turville has gathered together established fellow East London-based musicians Tori Freestone (Saxes, Flute), Brigitte Beraha (Vocals), Jez Franks (Guitar), Dave Manington (Double Bass) and George Hart (Drums), to form an exciting new ensemble, Solstice.

While retaining a uniquely British identity, Solstice’s repertoire is influenced by the sounds of downtown New York, Latin America, Brazil and France, and jazz musicians such as Chick Corea, Hermeto Pascoal, Edward Simon and Pierre de Bethmann.

The end result is music that’s lyrical, mellow, invigorating and uplifting - witness their acclaimed 2016 debut CD, Alimentation.

This is what fellow musician (and currently Pat Metheny's first choice pianist) Gwilym Simcock said about the CD when he first heard it: "Alimentation has a warmth and humanity that transcends the term 'Jazz', underpinned by six master musicians: a driving yet expansive rhythm section and a frontline that gives endless possibilities for different textures and moods.

"Refreshingly joyous music . . . led by the heart, that grips you from the first minute to the last and provides you with new delights each time you listen." For what it's worth, We’ll second that!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 4 Jun 2017 19:00


Tickets £14 / £12 concessions.
Jazz Express Offer: Book for any three gigs and get tickets for just £10 each!

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Colchester Arts Centre Parking

The closest car park to the Arts Centre is St Mary's Car Park. Find out more about parking in Colchester.

By Public Transport

Many buses that come into Colchester Town Centre Colchester stop on Head Street and the High Street, which are both just a few minutes' walk from the venue.

The closest train station is Colchester Town Station, a 15 minute walk from the Arts Centre. Colchester North Station is a 20 minute walk away (follow the Fixing the Link walking trail) or only a 10 minute journey by bus.

There are bike racks at the Arts Centre.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality