SPOTLIGHT SERIES: EDITION 1

Performer Profile

Name:   Evan

Year Group: 8LD

Musical Interests:

I have been learning the piano for 5 years and

have passed my Grade 6 exam with the

ABRSM. I especially love to play ragtime and

jazz. I have also been learning the trombone

over the past 3 years and have achieved my

Grade 5.

My Programme:

The repertoire I have chosen for my feature

under the spotlight is ‘Film Noir’ and I learnt

this piece as part of my Grade 5 ABRSM

exam. The music sets the scene for a

Hollywood crime drama from the 1940s or 50s

and uses jazz idioms to capture the dark,

menacing, melodramatic quality of this specific

genre.