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Lunchtime Piano & Saxophone Recital – Jacqueline Kroft & Patsy Gamble

Thu 24 August, 2023 at 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm


Jacqueline Kroft & and Patsy Gamble have come together under the name of Esprit Pur, to write and perform a series of unique classical crossover Preludes for Piano and Saxophone that will charm and inspire the listener.

Jacqueline Kroft – Piano

Jacqueline Kroft is a singer/songwriter and composer who started playing and studying the piano and composition from 10 years of age. After Art College (NCIA in Victoria,BC. ) Jacqueline returned to the Toronto Royal Conservatory to get her Grade 8 in Piano and started studying jazz. She was soon performing in Canada, Europe and England as a solo artist. At the same time composing and working with Sony and Warner Bros. culminating in seven albums, six singles, including a film score and some television titles. She has collaborated/worked with many talented artists such as her late husband Geoffrey Burgon, Bryn Terfel, John Giblin, Stuart Elliott, Jon Hiseman and many more.   www.jacquelinekroft.com


Patsy Gamble – Saxophone

Patsy Gamble is a session saxophonist, who has performed and recorded all over the UK, and Europe with many different artists including Steve Winwood, Mick Jagger and Paul Weller Patsy also leads her own band, was a British Blues Award finalist in 2011 and 2012, has recorded 4 albums and has composed and performed her acclaimed suite for saxophone and church organ ‘In Remembrance’ in Gloucester and Bristol Cathedrals.   www.patsygamble.co.uk



Preludes for Piano and Saxophone by Jacqueline Kroft & Patsy Gamble

  1. The Glass Lake
  2. Catch Up
  3. Baton Girl
  4. Moving Leaf
  5. Flying The Cumulus
  6. Summer Salutation
  7. Straight Up
  8. Mornings With You
  9. Underwater Movement

Review from Songweb:

Overall, “Piano Preludes Vol.02” is a captivating and genuinely gorgeous compilation of piano preludes that will uplift, motivate, and enchant audiences. The melodies are breath-taking, and the rhythmic interludes add a layer of intricacy that keeps the audience engaged from start to finish. You can feel Jacqueline’s passion and devotion in every note, and these works are a labour of love. What stands out about this EP is the feeling of warmth and sincerity that pervades each piece. Also, the EP is a testament to the power of music to inspire and elevate us, and it’s a great addition to any music lover’s library.


Thu 24 August, 2023
1:00 pm until 2:00 pm
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