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Jazz Session at Royal Holloway with Solstice

Jazz Session at Royal Holloway with Solstice

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  • Date 30 Nov 2023
  • Time 8.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Category Music and performance

International Concert Series 2023-24

Descibed as "creative, imaginative, wild and copiously inventive...” (Guardian) and whose "refreshingly joyous music [is] led by the heart" (Gwilym Simcock), Solstice have made their name as a true melting pot of a group, with an eclectic list of influences from around the world. We are excited to welcome them to Royal Holloway for their first appearance, as part of our our Jazz Sessions Series. 

This event is presented as part of Royal Holloway's International Concert Series 2023-24. 

About the performers 

Solstice is a collaboration between six like-minded bandleaders and composers who share a common love of contemporary jazz, fine food and wine.

At first listen, their new release ‘Food For Thought’ sounds more like a rock album than a jazz one. It soon becomes clear that this is a true melting pot, with an eclectic list of influences from around the world. The result is contemporary jazz with strong elements of prog-rock, a dash of Brazilian samba, a smattering of world music, an infusion of folk and a pinch of classical, that veers from avant-garde ensemble passages to free-improv and back.

The group features Brigitte Beraha (voice), Tori Freestone (sax/flute), Jez Franks (guitar), John Turville (piano), Dave Manington (double bass), and Will Glaser (drums). 

Car parking

When you arrive for a College event at our Egham campus, please park in car parks 12 or 4.

Car park 12 can be accessed by turning right as you enter the main College gates and is located next to the tennis courts. If this car park is full, please drive further onto our campus to car park 4, which can be accessed by turning left at the mini-roundabout behind the Students’ Union. We would advise that you bring the College map to campus with you and give yourself plenty of time to park.

Blue Badge holders can find designated parking spaces in Car park 1W, as well as between Gardeners Lodge and the Williams Annexe. You can find these locations by looking at our campus map opposite. If you require any assistance on arrival, please contact our premises team in advance of your visit by emailing: and they will be happy to help.

Please note that we operate an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system on certain parts of our campus, however if you are here for an organised event, parking is unrestricted for event guests in car parks 12, 4 or 14 (or display your blue badge permit if parking in a disabled bay). If you have any questions about parking, please email:

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Further information

Advanced booking is essential.


Ticket prices are £12.50 (standard); £10.00 (Concession; over 60s); £5.00 for Royal Holloway alumni and non-Royal Holloway students; FREE for Royal Holloway students, Royal Holloway staff and children under the age of 16. Season Tickets apply to this event.

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