Alan Barnes Octet Portraits in Jazz

£25.00

Start: Sunday 9th February – 7.30pm – 10.00pm
Venue: Royal Clifton Hotel, Southport PR8 1RB

 

Our crowd-pleasing Sunday evening showcases this hugely versatile line-up who present some new Portraits in Jazz.

 

This year’s concert will feature 8 brand new charts. Each one is an affectionate portrait of a different member of the band. They have all been written to bring out the strengths of each of these formidable and very individual stylists whilst also, perhaps, bringing out some lesser known parts of their musical characters.

 

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Our crowd-pleasing Sunday evening showcases this hugely versatile line-up who present some new Portraits in Jazz.

 

This year’s concert will feature 8 brand new charts. Each one is an affectionate portrait of a different member of the band. They have all been written to bring out the strengths of each of these formidable and very individual stylists whilst also, perhaps, bringing out some lesser known parts of their musical characters.

 

Also included in the programme will be some surprise musical portraits of other musicians who have been important to Alan’s career.

 

As usual the evening will be peppered with anecdotes and, of course, swinging, straight ahead jazz will be the priority

 

Bruce Adams – trumpet, flugelhorn
Mark Nightingale – trombone
Alan Barnes – saxes and clarinet
Robert Fowler – saxes and clarinet
Karen Sharp – saxes and clarinet
David Newton – piano
Simon Thorpe – bass
Clark Tracey – drums