7 Apr 2021 – Per the Covid-19 regulations the key date we are watching for concerts is “Step 4 – no earlier than 21 June” when “All legal limits removed on mixing will be removed and the last sectors to remain closed, such as nightclubs, will reopen. Large events can take place” so concerts should be possible. Therefore we intend to open with two short-notice impromptus that might or might not go ahead and might even be on different dates depending on events, and then aim to run our normal pattern during the Autumn 2021 season, and then a full programme for 2022.
9 Sep 2020 – Overnight the government has announced changes in the Covid-19 regulations pertaining to England, restricting gatherings to six people until further notice. The indications are that this will be a relatively lengthy restriction.
Therefore for the time being we will again suspend concerts so as to comply with this change..
We are going to run an impromptu unscheduled jazz concert with Philip Clouts now that a limited amount of Covid-19 relaxation has been permitted for indoor musical performance. Cape Town born pianist and composer Philip Clouts’ South African roots have inspired a voyage of discovery. In this solo setting Philip will be presenting his work in an intimate context, highlighting the wide variety of moods in the music, and will also be playing some ‘jazz standards’.
Anglo-Italian pianist, composer and choral singer Giovanni Lonati will visit Tincleton for the first time this year. The 32-year-old pianist studied with Daniela Ghigino and Sasha Bajcic, attending Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan and Conservatorio S. Cecilia in Rome, obtaining a scholarship as the best graduate of 2014. The same year he was awarded the Premio Pianistico Regione Lazio. In 2011 he won a scholarship to the Sommerakademie at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
Pianist Philip Clouts was born in Cape Town and has loved South African jazz from childhood. He had just finished his studies at Cambridge when he had an epiphany and he decided to concentrate on music, and specifically the South African jazz style that had followed him to London, where he set up the group Zubop. Bassist Ron Phelan studied bass in Dublin before moving to the UK. He has worked with some of the best musicians and performers in the country touring both nationally and internationally in projects ranging from jazz ensembles to large scale theatrical productions.