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Sun, 26 Feb


Watford School of Music

Anthony Kerr & The Ilario Ferrari Trio live at Clarendon Muse

We’re delighted to present two of Watford’s leading jazz figures together on one billing as part of a very special matinee show. Vibraphone player Anthony Kerr will be performing a solo set and Ilario Ferrari, alongside Charlie Pyne and Katie Patterson, will present a brand new set.

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Anthony Kerr & The Ilario Ferrari Trio live at Clarendon Muse
Anthony Kerr & The Ilario Ferrari Trio live at Clarendon Muse


26 Feb 2023, 14:15 – 16:30

Watford School of Music, The Clarendon Muse, 70 Rickmansworth Rd, Watford WD18 7JA, UK



This 2-part afternoon show features a very special solo set from Anthony Kerr: 'The Art of the Vibes' followed by a brand new selection of music from the Ilario Ferrari Trio.

The Art Of The Vibes

Throughout jazz history, the vibraphone has typically assumed the role of a ‘melody instrument’ such as a saxophone or a trumpet, playing in ensembles with a piano or another chordal instrument such as a guitar. This was the case for such influential masters as Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson and Bobby Hutcherson.

Later on, in a style made famous by the four-mallets of Gary Burton, the instrument assumed a chordal role.

In this solo performance, Anthony combines these two sides of vibraphone playing while exploring the nuances of the vibraphone and its journey through jazz history.

The Ilario Ferrari Trio

Ilario, Katie and Charlie will present a brand new set featuring new arrangements from their latest release "Childhood Memories" and a few tracks from Ilario's upcoming album "Be Yourself".

Band line-up:

Ilario Ferrari (piano & vocals)

Charlie Pyne (double bass & vocals)

Katie Patterson (drums & percussion & vocals)

More about Anthony

Anthony Kerr is widely regarded as one of the finest vibraphone players in jazz today.

Originally from Belfast, he spent two years in New York in the 1980s before settling in London. During the last three decades, he has performed and recorded extensively with such artists as Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, Marti Pellow, Peter Long and the BBC Big Band.

Anthony is also professor of jazz vibraphone at the Royal College of Music in London.

“Played unbelievably” - Jazz Magazine

More about Ilario

Ilario grew up in southern Italy before attending music college. He moved to the UK thanks to a EU Music scholarship and he settled here in Watford. Ilario has collaborated as composer and pianist with a large number of ensembles including the Omar Puente Quintet, National Youth Jazz Orchestra, BBC string players, Ondanueve String Quartet, and the Letchworth Sinfonia to name a few. 

Across recent years he has focussed on his trio, composing, co-producing and performing with Charlie Pyne & Katie Patterson. Their first album received enthusiastic feedback around the world, being play-listed across the US, Germany, UK, Russia, Japan, Brazil, France, Poland, Spain, and Italy. 

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Further information

Refreshments will be available before the show and during the interval.

Show times: 2.15-4.30pm including a 15-minute interval. Free parking on site.


  • General Admission

    Adult admission -

    +£0.38 service fee
  • Under-16s

    A free ticket for all those under 16.

  • Senior Discount

    A special ticket price for all those aged 60 or over

    +£0.25 service fee




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