Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2023

Jazz on Sunday

Sunday 16 July, 7pm

The Footlight Cellars at The Cambridge Union

John Etheridge guitar
Vimela Rowe singer

John Etheridge’s reputation in the jazz world cannot be overstated. A genuinely virtuosic fusion guitarist, Etheridge is one of a handful of players who can claim to have helped shape the character of modern jazz guitar. He has been described by fellow fretsman Pat Metheny as ‘one of the best guitarists in the world’, a distinction that is due in no small part to his tireless exploration of the possibilities of his instrument. A hugely respected artist in his own right, Etheridge also claims an impressive collaborative history, from his seminal work with groundbreaking fusion group Soft Machine, to his longstanding status as the guitarist of choice for jazz icon Stephane Grappelli.

In vocalist Vimala Rowe, he has not only found a partner of rare ability but a talent that perfectly compliments his explorative nature. An exemplary jazz singer with a faultless and deft expression, Rowe has a unique style that is further enhanced by her past training in classical Hindustani vocals. Her soulful, moving, and unerringly committed performances are truly revelatory.

The Footlights Cellars at the Cambridge Union are where the iconic Cambridge Footlights was born. The venue provides a relaxed setting for music making, with an adjacent bar, and a mix of standing and seated areas. 

In association with Cambridge Modern Jazz

Tickets: £26 plus booking fee
(Half price for 25 years and under)

BOOKING OPENS for Friends of CSM 9.00am Friday May 5

GENERAL BOOKING opens 9.00am Friday May 12