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Simon Allen – Saxophones
February 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Entrance £8, non-members £11.00 – 50% reduction for students
Simon studied saxophone at the Royal Academy, after beginning his career with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Pendulum Jazz Orchestra, performing alongside the likes of jazz stars Art Themen, Gerard Presencer and Peter King. Subsequently, Simon was an integral member of both the Clark Tracey Quintet and the Stan Tracey Quintet. Recently Simon has been featuring in some outstanding bands of his own with which he has toured internationally. At the time of his first visit, Simon was one of our youngest guests and he immediately established himself as a firm favourite with the audience and Googlies Quartet. His enthusiasm for playing allied to a great technique and marvellous improvisational skills, enable Simon to produce jazz of the highest quality.
Hilary Cameron is away this week but we have managed to secure the services of Peter Billington on piano for this performance. Peter is a long-time friend of Simon’s who worked with him for seven years in Clark Tracey’s band; it promises to be an exciting evening, for which there is still time to book.