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Andy Cleyndert writes:
As Stan Tracey celebrates an incredible seventy years as a professional musician this year, Stan takes a back seat as the UK music scene turns out in force to pay tribute to him in a special gig staged at the 100 Club in Oxford Street (TICKETS HERE) complementing his appearance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall for the EFG London Jazz Festival on 24th November.
The evening will feature not only many musicians associated with him over the years but also music stars who wish to pay a personal musical tribute.
The first set will feature the legendary drummer Ginger Baker, followed by Dame Cleo Laine with her band.
There will also be sets by Georgie Fame, Julian Joseph with Peter King, a rare appearance by legend Keith Emerson, The Stan Tracey Alumni (featuring Stan’s current crop of the best of the UK’s jazz soloists), pianist John Taylor and many others.
Artists confirmed so far are:
DAME CLEO LAINE with her Band
GEOGIE FAME with ALAN SKIDMORE
JULIAN JOSEPH duo with PETER KING
THE STAN TRACEY ALUMNI featuring members of his octet:
Monday 18th November. doors 5.45 pm gig 6-11pm admission £30/£25 concs. on the door.
Please, you all must do a gig in the North East – wish I could be there. Record it as well for those who cannot bre there.
The BBC should broadcast it!!