The full line-up for the Herts Jazz Festival at the Hawthorne Theatre, Welwyn Garden City on 12-14 September 2014 is announced. Clark Tracey is in charge of the programming, and it is a very strong line-up this year, including Georgie Fame (above) John Taylor, Chris Barber and a Blakey tribute from Jean Toussaint – full listing below.
Weekend tickets are already on sale, at £95 (£85 Herts Jazz members, £30 students) and the Festival is putting day tickets – Saturday £50 (£45 members, £15 students) and Sunday £45 (£40 members, £15 students)on sale tomorrow.
Friday 12th September
8.30-11.00 The Big Chris Barber Band
11.00-12.30 Brian Dee Trio
Saturday 13th September
11.30–12.30 James Pearson Trio – A history of jazz piano
1.00-2.00 Art Themen Quartet
2.00-3.00 Nigel Price solo
3.15-4.30 Ben Castle Quartet
5.00-6.15 Jean Toussaint’s Blakey Tribute
6.15-7.30 Michael De Souza duo
7.45-10.15 John Taylor Quartet
10.30-12.00 Leon Greening Trio
Sunday 14th September
11.30-12.30 Herts Youth Jazz Ensemble
1.00-2.00 Clark Tracey Quintet
2.00-3.00 Mike Gorman solo
3.15-4.30 JJ Wheeler Quintet
5.00-6.15 Stickchops (Orphy Robinson/Anthony Kerr/Clark Tracey)
6.15-7.30 Alan Barnes/Dave Newton
7.45-10.15 Alan Skidmore Quartet with special guest Georgie Fame.
Tickets from the Festival website or at the Hawthorne Theatre box office (01707 357117). (pp)