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