Coffee Morning with sketching a Jazz Band
To accompany the Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition, this month we will be serenaded by Musicians of London, students at the Royal College of Music. They are all just 16 years of age but very accomplished musicians and they will be playing classical and jazz music to entertain us as we draw along.
Our Coffee Mornings for Art Lovers are a great chance to do some sketching and drawing, whether you are a seasoned artist or a first timer. Free drawing materials generously provided by Winsor & Newton.
If you don't fancy picking up a pencil, these Coffee Mornings are perfect for those of you who love popping in to have an informal chat about art with other visitors and members of the Mall Galleries team, or just get your foot tapping to the music.
Come along between 10am and 12 noon, get a hot drink and a pastry from the Cafe for just £3.
Musicians of London are:
Hani Elias. Hani started playing guitar at the age of seven and has since learnt piano and double bass. Over the last four years, Hani has performed at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall and the 606 Club as well as others across Germany, Italy, Spain and China. He attends Charters School and the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music.
Fraser Buckley. Fraser started playing the drums at 7 years old. He went on to learn classical piano, tuned and orchestral percussion and jazz piano after getting his grade 8 drums aged 11. He has spent time in numerous jazz band orchestras, recording at Pinewood Studios at aged 9 and playing multiple times at Ronnie Scott's and the 606 jazz club. Fraser also attends the Royal College of Music every Saturday.
Sian Sulke. Sian is currently working towards her ARSM diploma for singing, having completed grade 8 singing in 2016 with a distinction. She has sung with professional voices such as the King Singers and Emma Bell, and is one of the soloists for an upcoming performance of Faure's requiem. Sian has undertaken numerous solo performances in local charity concerts, remembrance services, and has spent time at both Glyndebourne and the National Children's Choir of Great Britain. She was awarded a rare honours at the Eastbourne Music Festival. and was named young musician of the year at Eastbourne College in 2017.
Luca E Wells. Luca currently attends Eastbourne College as a Music Scholar and the Royal College of Music and is a keen performer. Luca started playing the guitar properly at 12 years old and since then he has been involved in the senior jazz band at the RCM and multiple fusion bands both in London and Eastbourne. He started learning the piano at 13 and has been involved in many concerts ranging from the Steinway's Hall of Fame in London to venues in Italy.
Bibi Convert. Bibi is currently in Upper Sixth at Eastbourne College, and has obtained her Grade 8 singing with a distinction and enjoys singing both classical and jazz music. She is part of the Eastbourne College jazz ensemble and the chapel choir, both of which perform regularly at well-known venues. Bibi wishes to study French and Spanish at university.
Coffee Morning for Art Lovers often take place on the last Thursday of the month, so there is always a new exhibition to see and discuss. The next will take place on Thursday 26 April, during Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year 2018.
Image: Chris Myers RBA I Only Want to be with You (detail)