By Fergus McNeile (L6, NH)
This year’s Jazz and Rock Concert featured the Jazz Band, the new amalgamation of Jig and Big Band, an acoustic band and a solo performance by Annabelle Rigg (4th, Q). Annabelle sang an incredible version of Photograph by Ed Sheeran, accompanied on the piano by Henry Parsons. The acoustic band, featuring Ankita Mediratta (L6, W) on vocals, Jack Burns (L6, NH) on guitar, and Tiger Chan (L6, NH) on drums, slowed the tempo with great versions of Ho Hey by The Lumineers and Stitches by Shawn Mendes.
The Jazz Band was a real delight and performed four pieces; Honor McFarlane (4th, W) made her vocal debut with the band, singing Pack Up by Eliza Dolittle. Notable soloists were Rafal Dovgialo (4th, L) on saxophone, Gaurav Mediratta (3rd, L) on saxophone and Charlie Meecham-Jones (4th, Xt) on trumpet.
Jig played a variety of pieces including The Flik Machine from the film, A Bug’s Life, Forget You by Cee Lo Green and sung by Arabella Knowles (U6, A), and finished with the duet I Wan'na Be Like You sang by Freddie Foster (L6, NH) and I.
It was very entertaining evening, with jazz takes on lots of popular songs. Many thanks to Adrian Reader for the sound and lighting.
A date for your diary: Jig will be playing in the Quad after Chapel on Sunday 19 June for 24 Hours - we would love to see you there!