Herts Jazz - Oct-Dec 2013
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13 Julian Arguelles Quartet

Julian Arguelles – saxes, Kit Downes – piano, Sam Lasserson – bass, James Maddren – drums  

Julian has established himself as a main force in the world of jazz, having toured with Dave Holland, Jon Scofield & John Abercrombie and many others.  He has received many awards including Jazz Composers Alliance Composition Award in the USA and Best Instrumentalist at the Scottish Jazz Awards.  A prolific and distinguished composer, he remains a unique musician with a personal sound.


20 Laura Jurd Octet (Trinity Guildhall School of Music)

Laura Jurd – Trumpet, Elliot Galvin – Piano, Conor Chaplin – Bass, Corrie Dick – Percussion, Mandhira de Saram, Patrick Dawkins – Violins, Richard Jones – Viola, Ben Davis – Cello


+ Greg Sterland/Joe Webb Duet (Welsh College of Music & Drama)

Greg Sterland – Tenor, Joe Webb – Guitar


The original gig was cancelled due to snow earlier this year, supported by the PRS Foundation for Music sees an octet and a duet for an evening of interesting contrasts from some of the top young British jazz musicians.

27 Jazz Ex-tempore

Andrea Vicari – piano, Elvs Stanic – guitar, Rico de Jeer – bass, Hristo Yotsov – drums  

The group was initially formed as a cultural exchange between Croatia and other European countries with gigs in Croatia (Zagreb jazz club, Liburnia jazz festival), Bulgaria (Live Club Sofia, Plovdiv jazz festival) as well as Holland and England (Scarborough jazz festival 2010) and more recently the group toured Eastern Europe including Bosnia, Herzegovina, Croatia and Italy.



3 *Jerry Bergonzi Quartet

Jerry Bergonzi - tenor sax, Gareth Williams – piano, Dave Santoro – bass, Andy Michelutti - drums

American tenor saxophonist, Jerry Bergonzi, is an internationally recognised jazz performer, composer, author and educator. His music is renowned for its innovation, mastery, and integrity. Relentless drive, inner fire, total command, awesome technique, elastic lyricism, rich resonance, world-class, a musical visionary, are among the rave reviews credited to his sound. Bergonzi’s music has been applauded throughout the world at festivals, concert halls, and jazz venues and his dedication to jazz music has been well documented by an extensive discography of over 150 sides.


10 Julian Siegel Quartet

Julian Siegel – saxes, Liam Noble - piano, Oli Hayhurst – bass, Gene Calderazzo – drums  

Following their acclaimed Urban Theme Park album and tours of the UK and Europe in 2011, saxophonist and composer Julian Siegel’s ‘jazz supergroup’ has returned to live performance in 2013. The group showcases brand new material alongside favourites from their repertoire. Siegel’s joyful and immersive music combines thrilling, deep grooves with memorable, adventurous melodic lines and engaging textures. The music moves freely through varied sound-worlds and colours, from undercurrents of bop into electro-acoustic trance – from the sound of an acoustic quartet playing early electric Miles to dancing drum West African grooves.


17 *Scenes In The City

Arnie Somogyi – bass, Tony Kofi – saxes, Karen Sharp – saxes, Jeremy Price – trombone, Mark Edwards – piano, Clark Tracey – drums  

Initially wary of taking on Mingus' music, Arnie eventually bit the bullet as a special fundraiser for Sheffield Jazz. The musicians and audience enjoyed it so much that he decided to extend the band beyond a one-off gig.  Drawing its repertoire from the music of the great jazz composer and bassist, Charles Mingus, the band embodies the freedom of interpretation and drive that characterise the music of one of the most important and colourful figures in jazz.


24  Bunch of Fives

Alex Garnett, Tim Armacost - saxes, Liam Noble - piano, Michael Janisch - bass, James Maddren - drums.

The brainchild of UK saxophone colossus Alex Garnett, 'Bunch of Fives' aims to bring the duelling saxophone line-up of yesteryear into the new territory of contemporary jazz and improvised music, giving it a fresh face without losing its historic punch. The two frontmen (Garnett and NYC based Tim Armacost), who'll be the feature of the ensemble, boast a collective 50 years of combined playing history on the international jazz scene and have frequently sparred at jazz festivals and clubs from NYC to Japan.


1 *Stan Tracey Quartet

Stan Tracey – piano, Bobby Wellins - tenor, Andrew Cleyndert – bass, Clark Tracey – drums

The return of our Honorary Patron, Stan Tracey CBE is here in a familiar setting with Bobby Wellins, his musical partner for more than 50 years.  Approaching 87, Stan is at the end of a celebratory 70th year in his profession in which he released “The Flying Pig” with his quintet and received the Parliamentary Award for Services to Jazz.


8  Echoes of Ellington Big Band

Under the musical direction of that fine clarinettist, Pete Long, The Echoes will be helping to commemorate the 40th birthday (to the day) of Campus West by performing in the Hawthorne Theatre.  Repertory experts of Duke Ellington's music, this star studded line up will be at the centre of the celebrations.(Special pricing).

15* Xmas Party

Gilad Atzmon, Kevin Flanagan, Simon Spillett – saxes, Steve Fishwick - trumpet, Leon Greening – piano, Dave Green - bass, Clark Tracey – drums  

The end of another year and as always we're hoping to give you an amazing evening's jazz from the best in the country with a special guest or two popping by.  

Oct-Dec 2013


6 Cat's Club

Cathie Rae – vocals, Paul Harrison – piano, Graeme Stephen – guitar, Mario Caribe – bass,  Clark Tracey – drums  

Cathie Rae is one of a handful of singers of real stature. Her delivery is thoroughly compelling, beguiling and gently seductive. With an unflashy style and crystal clear voice, expect self-penned songs that entice you with a combination of delicious under- layers and sweet top lines as well as her own arrangements of more familiar tunes. Promoting her new CD “Lucky”.



£13 on the night/ £11 advance

£12 concessions / £10 advance

£9 members/ £8 advance

£5 students & U-21s/ £3 advance

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£16 on the night/ £14 advance

£15 concessions / £13 advance

£12 members/ £10 advance

£5 students & U-21s/ £3 advance