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George’s Marvellous Music

Sat 6 April, 20:00
£18 | £12 Conc (+ bf)

Celebrate Gershwin’s legacy at George’s Marvellous Music at Grand Junction!

Commemorating the centenary of the iconic Rhapsody in Blue, this special event showcases a silver clarinet which played at the premiere all those years ago. Join us for a nostalgic, toe-tapping musical adventure this April.


Welcome to George’s Marvellous Music: A Celebration of George & Ira Gershwin. This special event commemorates the centenary of ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ by bringing back to life an old silver clarinet, which played on the premiere all those years ago. Gershwin’s music is truly timeless, with classic hits such as ‘Someone to watch over me’ and ‘I got rhythm’ renowned across the world. Gershwin broke down barriers in ways few other composers managed, fusing the popular worlds of jazz and theatre with the salons and orchestral halls of Europe. To that end, George’s Marvellous Music presents a unique ensemble including a string quartet, vocal jazz sextet and accordion, bringing together old friends and new to explore this ‘Fascinating Rhythm’ in a new light. Join us for a toe-tapping musical adventure as we take you back to NYC in the Roaring 20s!


Clarinet: Joe Waymouth

Accordion: Titas Radzevicius 

Piano: Jake Sternberg

Soprano: Alaw Grug Evans

Violin: Hugo Max

Violin: Amy Moynihan

Viola: Ynyr Pritchard

Cello: Aris Sabetai

6Sense Vocal Jazz


George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist whose compositions spanned popular, jazz and classical genres. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928), the songs “Swanee” (1919) and “Fascinating Rhythm” (1924).

Date: Saturday 6 April 2024

Start Time: 20.00

Doors: 19:00

Bar:  Open from 19:00. We serve a selection of craft beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks.

Length: approx. 90 mins with a brief interval


Standard ticket: £18 + bf
Concession: £12 + bf (65+, U25, student, unemployed)

We recommend pre-booking tickets to guarantee entry. Booking on the door will result in an additional fee of £1.

Venue: Grand Junction is a venue for the community, arts and culture based at St Mary Magdalene Church. We also have a café serving delicious food overlooking the canal.

Closest Stations: Royal Oak (Circle and Hammersmith & City line) 0.3 miles

Warwick Avenue (Bakerloo line) 0.4 miles

Paddington Station (National Rail services and Circle, District, Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City line) 0.9 miles