Saturday 21 October 2023
CHOPIN JAZZ returns to the Jazz Club at POSK on the 21 October 2023 with The Stephen Ellery Project.
This is a group of musicians fused together by Stephen Ellery who is an orchestral conductor and a multi instrumentalist - with the saxophone being his favourite go-to instrument.
He has conducted orchestras in Europe, Asia and Latin America. His attachment to Polish Music and Poles saw him conducting a 65 piece London Gala Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall in 2018 at the “STO LAT” Concert celebrating 100 years of Poland’s return to Independence. For a moment during this concert he switched to play solo saxophone in the middle of Edyta Górniak’s performance. Stephen has worked extensively with orchestras and singers from Poland and in London he has organised and conducted productions of many operas by Stanisław Moniuszko. As a saxophone player he has performed at music festivals and played on recordings. In 1989 he happened to be in Berlin and as the "Iron Curtain" Wall was being torn down, he hastily climbed up upon it and played his sax - an image ,captured by many photographers, which travelled around the world.
This will be a great night – don’t miss it.