Current Events

PLEASE NOTE: This event has passed. Click here to visit the current listings.

Jazz ExTempore Orchestra

Saturday 26th October

Doors at 7pm // Performance from 7:30pm

Pianist and composer Andrea Vicari was born in Miami and grew up in Birmingham. Educated at Cardiff University she won a scholarship to study at The Guildhall School of Music in London.  Recently she has been touring with multi-national contemporary ensemble “Jazz Extempore”, who were  initially formed as a cultural exchange between Croatia and other European countries with gigs in Croatia, Bulgaria,  Holland and England.

Jazz ExTempore has recorded a new album; ‘East and West’ released by “33 Records”. This second album from Jazz Extempore features Andrea Vicari on piano, Elvis Staniç on guitars and accordion, Rico de Jeer on bass and Hristo Yotsov on drums. Medina Mektiva  also features on one track ‘Sari Gelin’. The new album brings together the jazz tradition with Eastern folk elements in a contemporary style.

There are originals compositions from all members of the group as well as two arrangements of traditional folk tunes from Croatia and Azerbaijan. ‘Sari Gelin’ features new vocal talent Median Mektiva who sings this Azeri folk melody with all the traditional inflections and embellishments so common in Eastern music. ‘Ivan Klakar’ is a fictitious character in Croatian folklore who survived a terrible storm at sea in a boat. Elvis Staniç’s arrangement of this observes elements of the original melody but adds jazz chords to the harmony and the time signature has been changed from 3/4 to 4/4.

“An important and enjoyable contribution to the new, emergent European jazz – full of confidence and creativity.”

Dave Gelly – Observer Jazz Critic


Jazz Extempore will be performing pieces from East and West on this, their first visit to Frome.


Tickets £7 in advance from the Cheese & Grain,01373 455420

Limited door tickets available on the night for £8


More Information

To find out more, please visit our recommendations online:

Andrea Vicari / Jazz Extempore website

Jazz Extempore on Youtube.

Rook Lane Chapel

Available to the community as the perfect setting to showcase skills and artistic talent, this prestigious venue is used for performances and exhibitions.

Around the chapel

Venue Hire

For information on hiring the venue for events/ exhibitions please do not hesitate to contact us directly to discuss available dates & times.

Venue Hire

Wedding Hire

This magnificent Grade I listed building in the heart of Frome, Somerset provides the most elegant and timeless of surroundings for your special day.