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Herts Jazz Festival

Starts: 13th Oct 2017

The best of British & international jazz


Start Date

13th Oct 2017

End Date

15th Oct 2017


Hawthorne Theatre


Georgie Fame & Guy Barker Big Band, The Golden Age of British Big Bands - Pete Long Orchestra, Jay Phelps, Gary Husband,


Full line-up:
Friday 13th

8.30-11 Georgie Fame with the Guy Barker Big Band
Georgie Fame - vocals, Nathan Bray, Tom Rees-Roberts, Mike Lovatt, Guy Barker - trumpets, Barnaby Dickinson, Alistair White, Trevor Mires, Mark Frost - trombones,
Sam Mayne, James Gardiner-Bateman, Graeme Blevins, Paul Booth, Colin Skinner - saxes, Jim Watson - piano, Jim Mullen - guitar, Chris Hill - bass, James Powell - drums

11-12.30 Foyer: Dave Newton Trio
Dave Newton - piano, Alec Dankworth - bass, Clark Tracey - drums

Saturday 14th

11.30-12.30 Jay Phelps Quartet
Jay Phelps – trumpet, Rick Simpson – piano, Mark Lewandowski – bass, Jon Scott - drums

1.00-2.00 Clark Tracey's Tribute to Hexad
Chris Maddock - alto, Nadim Teimoori - tenor, Alex Ridout - trumpet, Ashley Henry - piano, Daniel Casimir - bass, Clark Tracey - drums

2.00-3.00 Foyer: Guitarmageddon
Jim Mullen, Nigel Price - guitars, Mick Hutton - bass

3.15-4.30 Gary Husband Trio
Gary Husband - piano, Sam Burgess - bass, Ed Richardson - drums

5.00-6.15 New Directions
Art Themen - saxes, Steve Fishwick - trumpet, Gareth Williams - piano, Arnie Somogyi - bass, Winston Clifford - drums

6.15-7.30 Foyer: Nikki Iles/Stan Sulzmann Duet
Nikki iles - piano, Stan Sulzmann - saxes

7.45-10.15 Pete Long Orchestra - The Golden Age Of British Big Bands
Pete Long – clarinet, Martin Litton -piano, Janice Day - vocals, Martin Wheatley - vocals, guitar & ukulele, Mick Foster, Duncan Hemstock, Simon Marsh, Colin Skinner, Bob Sydor - saxophones, Pete Horsfall, Nathan Bray, James Davison, Freddie Gavita trumpets, Callum Au, Chris Dean. Andy Flaxman, Mark Frost - trombones, Dave Chamberlain - bass, Richard Pite - drums

10.30-12 Foyer: Mark Edwards Trio
Mark Edwards - piano, Steve Watts - bass, Spike Wells - drums

Sunday 15th

11.30-12.30 St Albans Music School Ensemble

1.00-2.00 Hexagonal
Alan Barnes – alto & baritone sax, Greg Heath – tenor sax & flute, James McMillan – trumpet & flugelhorn, John Donaldson – piano, Simon Thorpe – bass, Tristan Banks - drums

2.00-3.00 Foyer: Derek Nash Quartet play Mulligan
Derek Nash - saxes, Dick Pearce - trumpet, Geoff Gascoyne - bass, Clark Tracey - drums

3.15-4.15 Remembering George Shearing
James Pearson - piano, Artie Zaitz - guitar, James Turner - vibes, Sam Burgess - bass, Chris Higginbottom - drums

4.45-6.15 Fish Tales - Alan Barnes Octet
Alan Barnes, Gilad Atzmon, Dean Masser, - reeds, Neil Yates - trumpet, Mark Nightingale - trombone, Pat McCarthy - guitar, Dave Green - bass, John Perry - drums, Josie Moon - poetry

6.15-7.30 Foyer: Leon Greening Trio
Leon Greening - piano, Adam King - bass, Steve Brown - drums

7.45-10.15 Bobby Wellins' “Culloden Moor Suite” featuring Mornington Lockett
Mornington Lockett - tenor, Art Themen - soprano, Clark Tracey, Spike Wells - drums, Andrew Cleyndert - bass, Mark Edwards - piano, The Purcell School of Music Big Band led by Simon Allen.

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