[Dixielandjazz] Old Harlow Jazz 2nd July
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Thu Jul 1 20:33:24 PDT 2004
Trevor Whiting, Paul Sealey, Keith Donald & John Petters
At St John's Arts Centre, St John's Walk, Market St, Old Harlow, Essex
Friday 2nd July 04 at 8PM
Two star performers from the current Chris Barber band, multi-reedman, Trevor Whiting and guitar / banjoist, Paul Sealey, appear at a special swinging jazz session at St John's Arts Centre, Old Harlow, Essex tomorrow night (Friday 2nd July).
Trevor Whiting is one of the UK's top performers on clarinet and almost all the saxophone family. In a career that included spells with Max Collie's Rhythm Aces, Keith Smith's Hefty Jazz and numerous John Petters bands over the years, Trevor has developed an individual style, rooted in the great performers of the past, including Dodds, Bechet and Hodges. His clarinet sound was a particular favourite of the late American piano legend Art Hodes, with whom he recorded. Trevor joined the Barber band in 2003 and leaves this month to resume his highly successful freelance career.
Paul Sealey is one of the truly great guitar players. Over the years, he has played with some of the best known names in jazz including Al Cohn, Buddy Tate & Ruby Braff. He was a member of the Humphrey Lyttleton Band and was particularly honoured to be part of the Count Basie Tribute Orchestra during 6 Edinburgh Festivals. He recorded with Ken Colyer and was featured on the CD, Mixed Salad, with John Petters, Wally Fawkes and the late Ben Cohen on the New Orleans based Jazzology label. Paul joined the Barber band a decade or so ago, but like Trevor, will be leaving shortly to resume his solo career.
Joining these two superb musicians will be bassist, Keith Donald and drummin' man, John Petters. Expect a programme of swing era classics, popular songs from the American songbook and some hot New Orleans numbers.
This will be the final session at St John's this season. Concerts will resume in September.
Tickets are available on the door or from 0800 496 0673 and cost a mere £10.
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