‘Utterly beautiful; what a musician Adrian Cox is’ Jamie Cullum BBC Radio 2

An all-star cast closes Buxton International Festival’s opening jazz weekend, fronted by one of the world’s leading New Orleans clarinettists Adrian Cox. He’ll be playing alongside guest-singer Tommy Blaize, from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and a string quartet led by the hugely respected Gabriella Swallow. Expect an evening of the highest quality musicianship with some of the most loved figures on the jazz scene. The show features music composed by Cox, as he introduces his new project Clarinet Fantasy, inspired by clarinettist Barney Bigard’s 1940s album Fantasy for Clarinet.


Adrian Cox Clarinet/Vocal

Denny Ilett Guitar

Will Barry Piano

Will Sach Double Bass

Joe Farnsworth Drums

Philippe Maniez Conductor/Arranger


Michael Jones Violin

Ciaran McCabe Violin

Eoin Schmidt-Martin Viola

Gabriella Swallow Cello

Tommy Blaize Vocals



08 Jul 2024


£29 - £44


Buxton Opera House

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  • Mon 8 Jul 2024 9.00pm - 10.15pm Book