Double Take: Jazz Portrait of Adrian Cox on Sax and Clarinet

Double Take: Acrylic Jazz Portrait of Adrian Cox

Jazz painting capturing two distinctive stage profiles of a young Adrian Cox enthralling jazz fans in star performances – on saxophone, hauntingly silhouetted by the stage lighting – and on clarinet, in contrasting full spotlight – at the 2009 Ken Colyer Trust Autumn Jazz Parade in Hemsby, Norfolk.

I’ve got to know Adrian well through his scintillating performances with T J Johnson, guesting with The Fallen Heroes as well as Barry Martyn and the Young Bloods at the 100 Club and at the 2009 and 2010 Autumn Jazz Parades in Hemsby, Norfolk. More recently I’ve filmed him performing with “The Adrian Cox Quartet” at The Crypt, St Martin in the Fields, London.

No matter what the occasion he is always stops to chat and he undoubtedly charms the ladies. Adrian featured in the 2010 British Jazz Awards on clarinet and double takes on saxophone with true star quality. Pity I missed him at Ronnie Scott’s recently but I always look forward
to getting together with him.

Fine art print of jazz painting of Adrian Cox.

Double Take

Teasing the high notes, caressing the low,
Fingers aflow, instruments aglow,
As Adrian beguiles with hypnotic solos.
Sax and clarinet in a virtual duet.

I write a poem with each of my fine art prints of jazz musician portraits and Adrian’s improvisations on clarinet and saxophone inspired Double Take. Equally I could have entitled the poem “Take Two”.

Fine Art Giclée Prints of this portrait are available, with or without my descriptive poem. Simply email: to place your order and help support jazz.

Oswestry Bound? Visit The Ironworks and take in The Chicago Swing Katz!

The Chicago Swing Katz: L/R: Derek Harrison, Keyboard; Jeff Matthews, Clarinet; Gary Foote, Drums; Pete Ainge, Trumpet; Dave Margaroni, Double Bass; Andrew Mackenzie, Trombone; Barry Edwards, Guitar.

A six piece band, The Chicago Swing Katz play New Orleans Traditional Jazz and great numbers from the Swing era but with a bias towards Eddie Condon’s Chicago style Jazz.

Band Leader Jeff Matthews

Set up in 2010 by Jeff Matthews, the band has a conventional ‘trad’ line up – Trumpet: Pete Ainge; Trombone: Andrew Mackenzie; Clarinet/Sax: Jeff Matthews; Keyboard: Derek Harrison; Double Bass: Dave Margaroni; Drums: Mike Carnie/Bill Buck/Steve Foote. And when available, our highly talented young musician, Barry Edwards on guitar.

Pete Ainge

The Swing Katz play monthly at their Ironworks club in Oswestry, Shropshire, so if you should be in the area, be sure to drop by and enjoy the fun with their enthusiastic fans. Live jazz, great entertainment!

Meantime, why not visit their website at:

Thanks, Jeff, for the plug in your Club Newsletter .

Oswestry Jazz, January/February, 2013

January 20th 
The Chicago Swing Jazz Katz are back at the Ironworks, Oswestry
for their monthly Sunday afternoon session (£4)

January 30th there will be an open Jam session with local bassist Mick Holford and friends
at ‘the Golden Lion’, 8.30pm (free) 

February 4th The weekly Sessions at The Griffin, Oswestry start again,
every Monday from 8.30pm (free entry.) 

For more info on any of theses events or to subscribe to the mailing list contact
Barry Edwards at

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Adrian Cox Jazz Painting


Adrian Cox
Double Take

J002. Amy Roberts and Adrian Cox – Reeds in Duet
J003. Amy Roberts on Saxophone – Amy’s Got Rhythm
J004. Annie Hawkins on Bass – Annie on Bass
J005. Barry Martyn – Barry Martyn at the 100 Club
J006. Betty Renz – Betty Renz Steals the Show
J007. Big Bill Bissonnette – Alias B3
J008. Bob Thomas – Bob Thomas of Thomcat Fame
J009. Brian Smith – Washboard Rhythm King
J010. Burt Butler – Burt on Banjo
J011. Chris Marchant – Sublime on Drums!
J012. Chris Tyle on Cornet – Head Honcho with Style
J013. Christine Woodcock – Mysterious Lady
J014. Cuff Billet – Cuff Billet on Trumpet
J015. Dave Arnold – The Clash of the Cymbals
J016. Dave Bartholomew – Let the Good Times Roll!
J017. Dave Rance’s Rockcin’ Chair Band – Let it Rip, Dave!
J018. Dom Pipkin – Dom Pipkin Pumps Piano
J019. Dr Michael White – Visitations
J020. Emile Martyn – Emile on Drums
J021. Emile Van Pelt and Eric Webster – Honky Tonk Time
J022. Esther O’Connor – Esther Enthralls Her Fans
J023. Frederic John on Trombone – Frog Islanders!
J024. Jim Hurd and John Whitehead
J025. Gerry Birch on Sousaphone – Jazz at The George
J026. Gordon Lawrence – Ensnared
J027. Grand Marshall Jimbo Heads the Parade – Good Time Jazz
J028. Greg Stafford – He Der Man!
J029. Hugh Masekela – The Coal Train
J030. Ivan Gandon on Saxophone – A Very Mean Sax
J031. John Pickett – Plays Trumpet for Recreation
J032. Johnny Rodgers – Passion Personified
J033. Joshua & Sandra Walker – Neighbours Well Met
J034. Katja Toivola on trombone at Donna’s Bar, New Orleans –
J035. Keith Minter – Measured Beat and Rolling Peal
J036. Laurie Fray on Clarinet – The Pinnacle of Passion
J037. Laurie Palmer – Drums on the Prom
J038. Leroy Jones at Donna’s Bar – Keeper of the Flame
J039. Lionel Ferbos – Long live Jazz, Long live Lionel Ferbos
J040. Mike Pointon – The Trombonist
J041. Pete Lay – Pete Lay on Drums
J042. Pete Smith – Come Join the Parade
J043. Ray Colyer – Take it away, Ray
J044. Roger Nicholls & Pat Elms – Strumming’ and a Drummin
J045. Sam Weller and Mark Alexander of Vocalion – Trombone and Drums
J046. Sammy Rimington on Clarinet – The Clarinetist
J047. Sammy Rimington – Take Two Sammys
J048. Sammy Rimington & Amy Roberts – Eyes on the Master
J049. The Fallen Heroes – Tony Rico, Paul Bonner & Ben Martyn – Sax. Trumpet and Bass
J050. Tim Curtis on Sousaphone – Tim on Tuba
J051. Tony Cunningham – Tony Cunningham Trombonist
J052. Tony O’Sullivan – Spotlight on the Trumpet
J053. Trefor Williams on Double Bass – Double Bass Ace

Let Adrian Make Your Day with Clarinet Marmalade!

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