Sarah Barnwell & James Hickman

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SARAH BARNWELL (violinist, improviser, composer)




The music of Sarah Barnwell (violinist, improviser, composer) is a seamless blend of vintage swing, gypsy jazz, folk & blues. Classics & standards are interpreted with a thoroughly fresh approach… her original compositions are modern in that they defy barriers of genre, whilst remaining accessible & melodic.

James Hickman is an experienced performer on the UK folk & bluegrass scene & is renowned for his soaring vocals & inventive guitar playing. He has shared the bill & been invited to open shows for some of the biggest names in popular folk music; artists like Katie Melua, The Levellers, Bellowhead, Seth Lakeman & Loudon Wainwright III.




“She was brilliant! Totally committed & relaxed at the same time” (Swanage Jazz Festival)


“Delightful & ebullient violin playing, showing a fine technique & command of swing, jazz & folk & a tender soulfulness on ballads. Captivating & charming”  (John Etheridge)


“Sarah Barnwell is one of the greatest violinists I have ever played with. Her tone is rich & warm & she can swing hard.”  (Frank Vignola)


“Barnwell and her colleagues sparkled, playing these much-loved tunes with a winning joie de vivre, relishing in musical risk taking and exhibiting a daunting level of technical skill.”  

(The Jazz Mann)


Start: 30th September 2017
End: 30th September 2017

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Dates & Times

Saturday 30th September 2017 19:30

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