Tuesday, 03 August 2021

Show debut for jazz trio with royal pedigree

THE Oxford Jazz Collective will be playing at the show for the first time this year.

THE Oxford Jazz Collective will be playing at the show for the first time this year.

They are a trio comprising Stuart Henderson, Peter Billington and Esther Ng.

Stuart was the lead trumpet player of Her Majesty’s Household Division for 22 years until 2005 and performed at every state occasion in London and at venues worldwide. He performed as a soloist and band leader many times for the royal family and heads of state at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Balmoral, St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.

Since 2005 he has appeared with jazz icons such as Peter King, Art Themen, Mark Lockhart (Polar Bear) and Mornington Lockett. He has played the Edinburgh, Glasgow and Brecon jazz festivals and at venues such as Ronnie Scott’s. He performs regularly with the String of Pearls Orchestra and the Joe Loss Orchestra.

Peter, who studied jazz at the Royal Academy of Music, is active on the London jazz scene as a pianist and double bass player.



He leads his own trio and octet as well as backing the likes of Peter King, Don Weller, Henry Lowther and Ben Castle. He also teaches jazz piano at Eton College. Peter is an accomplished composer and his work can be heard on Clark Tracey’s album The Calling. He’s currently working on a new album with Salena Jones.

Esther is a pianist and double bass player and some of her compositions have been performed.

The collective will perform in the Village Green at 12.30pm and 2.30pm.



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