There’s a fundraiser for once ubiquitous baritone saxophonist/clarinettist John Barnes, organized by Alan Barnes.
It’s at the 100 Club on Thurs 9th Feb, start time 11.30am.
John Barnes has been a major figure on baritone saxophone, Downbeat Rising Star on the instrument in 1969, on the strength of an appearance he made at the Newport Jazz Festival.
John Barnes had a stroke while on holiday in Greece and then ensued an undignified scrap with a medical ensurance. After delays he is currently recovering in hospital in SW14.
The loyal and strong turnout which John deserves is promised. Here’s the line-up:
Trumpets: Bruce Adams, Digby Fairweather, Rico Tomaso, Mike Cotton
Trombones: Roy Williams, Ian Bateman, Mike Hogh
Reeds: Art Themen, Julian Stringle, Robert Fowler, Ron Drake, Alan Barnes, Willie Garnett
Vocals: Val Wiseman
Guitar: Jim Douglas, Dominic Ashworth
Piano: John Pearce, Nick Dawson, Martin Litton
Bass: Dave Green
Drums: Bobby Worth
Plus other Special Guests
I haven't been to The 100 Club before. Does the audience always chatter like that while the music is playing? Spoiled it for me!
Chances are they were musicians. Jazz fans don't normally 'chatter' when the music is playing. That's how you can normally pick out the musicians in the audience!