John Etheridge’s Blue Spirits Trio (with special guest Vimala Rowe)

may, 2023

27may7:30 pmJohn Etheridge’s Blue Spirits Trio (with special guest Vimala Rowe)Legendary jazz and blues guitarist


Event Details

Saturday 27th May 2023 at 7.30pm

Doors open at 7pm

Tickets: £20

Tickets are available HERE

By phoning 01728 454022, or in person Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10-12pm at the AJH corner office.

Guitarist John Etheridge enjoys a huge reputation in the jazz world. A dizzyingly virtuosic master of his instrument, he is one of a handful of players who can claim to have helped shape the character of modern jazz guitar, and has been described by legendary fellow fretsman Pat Metheny as ‘one of the best guitarists in the world’. His career has seen collaborations with classical guitarist John Williams, the groundbreaking jazz-fusion collective Soft Machine and he was the longstanding guitarist of choice for jazz icon Stephane Grappelli.

The Blue Spirits Trio demonstrates Etheridge’s love of the combination of electric guitar and organ. As befits the groups name, the bluesier side of John’s playing is to the fore, but also elements of swing, some fiery funk and soulful ballads.

Vimala Rowe is a jazz vocalist but also an award-winning original composer, a sometime rap artist, and a world musician trained in Hindustani classical techniques. Her 2016 collaboration with John Etheridge Out of The Sky won plaudits for its “sweeping musical horizons” (The Guardian) with refined jazz and blues mingling with tantalising touches of flamenco, Indian classical and African tones. The latest in a long line of Etheridge’s distinguished collaborators, this is a deft and expressive line-up that’s steeped in the jazz tradition but unafraid to look outside its boundaries.


The event ends approx. 9.30pm (incl. interval).



(Saturday) 7:30 pm