Groovy Samba was written by Sergio Mendes, and was first released by Cannonball Adderley in 1963 with the Bossa Rio Sextet.
Mr Khusid hand-picked a quartet to play at last year’s jazz combo: Hugo Sinden (VI) on piano, Toby Kertesz (V) on drums, Oliver Duncan (V) on double bass and Ishaan Vellani (VI) on saxophone. The opportunity arose for the quartet to play in assembly this year, with the debut of a special guest. As Dr Malpass strode onto the stage, flugelhorn in hand, the surprised crowd erupted into applause, and before long the Headmaster was trading fours with members of the band. The performance was met with resounding cheers and a standing ovation.