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The Oxford Gargoyles – Jazz A Cappella! (Oxford Gargoyles)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

Stylish, witty, charming and slick; I like my jazz the way I like my men, and this year The Oxford Gargoyles are my summer romance. Scatting, swinging and crooning their way through a carefully-constructed set, the group whip out an excellent range of classic and contemporary tunes to keep every audience member tapping their feet. Their movement is fun, inventive, and polished to a gleaming shine, whilst the uncontrived energy they produce is downright contagious. Moreover, the sensitive use of dynamics and beautiful original arrangements establish their genuine musical talent. The sopranos are occasionally a little pitchy at the top, but overall, their tone is wonderful and their rhythm impeccable – and as everyone knows, timing is everything in any relationship.

C, 14 – 29 Aug, 2.15pm (3.05pm), £5.50 – £11.50, fpp215.
tw rating 5/5