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Herts Jazz Festival

Starts: 5th Oct 2018

With Joey DeFrancesco, Georgie Fame, Claire Martin, Robert Mitchell, Paul Dunmall and many more


Start Date

5th Oct 2018

End Date

7th Oct 2018


Broadway Theatre


Joey DeFrancesco Quartet, Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames, A Tribute to Jazz at the Philharmonic, Claire Martin, Robert Mitchell's Epiphany 3.


Herts Jazz Festival 2018 Programme
Friday 5

8-10.30 A Tribute To Jazz At The Philharmonic
Pete Long – Clarinet, Art Themen, Dean Masser, Simon Spillett – Tenors, Sam Mayne – Alto, Mark Armstrong, George Hogg, Steve Waterman – Trumpets, Ian Bateman, Callum Au - Trombones, Harry Sanke – Guitar, Nick Dawson - Piano, Steve Rose - Bass, Clark Tracey - Drums

Saturday 6

10.15-11.00 FILM (Screen 4) Sherlock Jr, (Buster Keaton, 1924). Live musical accompaniment by Gareth Williams.

11.30-12.30 Art Themen 'New Directions' Quartet
Art Themen – Tenor/Soprano, Gareth Williams - Piano, Arnie Somogyi - Bass, Winston Clifford - Drums

1-2 Misha Mullov-Abbado Sextet
Matthew Herd - Alto, James Davison – Trumpet, Sam Rapley – Tenor, Liam Dunachie – Piano, Misha Mullov-Abbado – Bass, Scott Chapman - Drums

2.30-3.30 Paul Dunmall's Sunship Quartet plus special guest Alan Skidmore
Paul Dunmall, Alan Skidmore, Howard Cottle – Reeds, Olie Brice – Bass, Tony Bianco - Drums

4-5 Robert Mitchell Epiphany 3
Robert Mitchell – Piano, Tom Mason – Bass, Saleem Raman - Drums

6.30-7.45 Alan Barnes Octet
Alan Barnes, Robert Fowler, Karen Sharp – Reeds, Bruce Adams – Trumpet, Mark Nightingale – Trombone, Dave Newton – Piano, Simon Thorpe – Bass, Clark Tracey - Drums

8.15-10.45 Joey DeFrancesco Quartet
Joey DeFrancesco – Organ/Keyboards/Trumpet/Vocals, Troy Roberts – Saxophone, Dan Wilson – Guitar, Michael Ode - Drums

Sunday 7

10.15-11.15 FILM (Screen 4) Dreams are Free (Gary Barber, 2013) Documentary on the life and career of Bobby Wellins

11-12 Herts Youth Jazz Ensemble – Bernstein & Beyond
Directed by Duncan Fraser

12.30-1.30 Claire Martin/Dave Newton
Claire Martin – Vocals, Dave Newton - Piano

2-3 Portrait of the Modern Jazz Quartet
Nat Steele - Vibes, Gabriel Latchin - Piano, Dario Di Lecce - Bass, Steve Brown - Drums

3.30-4.45 Gareth Lockrane's Grooveyard
Gareth Lockrane - Flute, Alex Garnett - Tenor, Mike Outram - Guitar, Ross Stanley - Piano, Dave Whitford - Bass, Tim Giles - Drums.

5.15-6.30 Jean Toussaint's Young Lions
Jean Toussaint – Tenor, Mark Kavuma - Trumpet, Ashley Henry - Piano, Daniel Casimir - Bass, Ben Brown - Drums

8-10.30 Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames
Georgie Fame – Vocals/Organ, Alan Skidmore – Tenor, Guy Barker – Trumpet, Anthony Kerr – Vibes, Tristan Powell – Guitar, Alec Dankworth – Bass, James Powell – Drums


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