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Benefit gig for John Barnes – 100 Club 9th Feb Lunchtime

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

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2 replies »

  1. 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!

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  2. 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!

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