Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Alan Barnes's "Christmas Carol" northern dates

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

This new suite of pieces, touring for the first time this year, takes the audience through the characters and scenes of ‘A Christmas Carol’. Readings from the original Dickens tell the story, and after each scene eight virtuoso musicians bring the characters and scenes to life, switching audiences from hilarity to pathos with a skill that would have done credit to Dickens himself. Alan Barnes is a true Dickensian and a serious reader of the novels. It is a clear blunder of providence that he was born too late to appear in their pages!

The Octet are touring four Northern dates in December prior to an appearance at Ronnie Scott's on December 20th:

Wed 9 Dec 8.30pm 
Grimsby Jazz Club, 
The Old Clee Club
Clee Crescent,
Grimsby, DN32 8LS.

Thursday 10 Dec 7.45pm
Seven Jazz Leeds
Seven Arts
31 Harrogate Road
Leeds LS73PD
Support from Sam Hamstead (sax) with Dan Clarkson (piano) 8pm

Friday, 11 Dec 11 8.30pm
Derby Jazz Club, 
Robert Ludlam Theatre
Duffield Road,
Derby DE22 1JD

SAT 12 Dec 8.30pm
Wakefield Jazz
Wakefield (College Grove) Sports Club
Eastmoor Road
Wakefield WF1 3RR

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