AWARD-winning musicians Fret and Fiddle will present a musical journey through the life of jazz violinist extraordinaire, Stephane Grappelli, at Worcester’s Henry Sandon Hall.

A spokesman for the show, Grappelli Swing, said: “Fret and Fiddle will take you on a musical trip down Memory Lane, from the early Hot Club days of the swinging Parisian nightclubs of the 20s, through the war years, when Grappelli played at luxurious London hotels such as Claridge’s, to Stephane’s golden years touring well into his eighties.

“Fret and Fiddle will delight with their renditions of favourites like Jalousie, the famous tango that Grappelli duetted with Yehudi Menuhin when they appeared on the Michael Parkinson Show back in 1971, and audiences can sit back and relax to the beautiful ballads of Stardust and My Funny Valentine, tap their toes to Cole Porter’s Anything Goes, and be transported back to those Charleston days and the razzle-dazzle of that swinging fiddle!”

The spokesman added: “The show features Sally Minchin on violin, who also narrates, punctuating the music with tales of Grappelli’s life. Sally began her musical career after graduating with a First Class degree from Birmingham Conservatoire, where she studied with Peter Thomas and Michael Seal, and has since enjoyed a varied freelance career playing for professional orchestras, string quartets and undertaking solo work.”

Since a young age, Grappelli has been one of her violin heroes.

She said: “Grappelli had that certain mysterious magic in his playing that many great musicians have, but is so elusive and challenging to capture and contain when one tries to emulate it. I never tire of listening to his soulful, melodic sound.”

A self-taught violinist, Grappelli came into his own with a style mixing tender lyricism and vivacious swing; a style that made him one of the living legends of jazz in France as well as internationally.

The date for the diary is Thursday October 11 at 7.30pm

Box Office: 01905 611427.