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A summer evening of jazz 2013

A special jazz concert was held on Sunday, 30 June featuring the Senior Swing Band and Old Edwardian, Joe Thompson (1983), resident pianist at the Ivy in London.

Joe Thompson, the musical director and resident pianist at London's world famous Ivy restaurant and Club, came back to King Edward's to perform in a special jazz concert with the school's Swing Band.

Prior to the concert, Joe ran a workshop with boys from the Swing Band which focused on improving their improvisation skills. On the evening they performed some of the pieces they had worked on during the day and other favourites, including A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square and American Patrol

Joe performed a few songs alongside his bassist, Robert Rickenberg, and also played requests from the audience. The '4 O'Clock Collective', a quartet of Old Edwardians made up of Chris Duncan, Mark Heath, Jonathan Browning and Dan Mort also performed.

The evening was a huge success - it was funny, moving, engaging and entertaining. If you missed it, the full audio of the concert is available via the link below. You can also find out more about Joe and watch some of his other performances here.

Listen to the audio of the concert.

View photos from the evening.