JAZZ at the ELEPHANT
“Good selection of solo guests backed by a tight house band”
Sunday 3 December 2023
Doors open 6pm (if possible please arrive in good time to be in your seat by 7pm, and to avoid the rush on food & drink orders).
Performance times: 7–9.15pm
Students/unwaged: turn up on the night and pay what you can
“An exceptional talent” John Priestly, Sirocco Music
It isn’t often you discover a performer whose creative ability takes your breath away in the first 30 seconds of hearing their music. A style so innovative in concept and contemporary in style, established Jazz artists you’ve come to know and enjoy over time are pushed aside to accommodate a musical sensation so rare you’re knocked off your feet immediately.
Playfully nick-named ‘The Doctor’ Marco Marconi is an accomplished, classically-trained jazz pianist who grew up in the breathtaking region of Umbria in Italy, and who made a life-changing decision to move permanently to the UK in 2012 to pursue his musical career. He made the right choice.
Marco’s skill as a composer is so naturally distinctive and seemingly effortless that he’s earned a reputation as a class act not only in his native country but also on the British festival circuit and the buzzing London Jazz Club scene.
“An inspirational feast of stylish contemporary jazz…had the audience spellbound from the onset with Marco’s original compositions interspersed with jazz standards.” Stratford Jazz
“I think everyone that heard Marco play was very impressed and I was also overwhelmed by his dedication… Marco is a remarkable musician…” Steve Symons, Cheltenham Jazz Festival
“Marco Marconi is a remarkable musician possessed of rare talent… catch him if you can, you are in for a rare treat!” Alan Bates, Candid Records
“Marco is a breath of fresh air for dedicated Jazz fans everywhere." Anthea Redmond, JazzBitesRadio.com
with Andy Hamill: bass • Rick Finlay: drums • Jeremy Shoham: sax