Mark Crooks Quintet Plays - Johnny Mandel

Tuesday March 6

Mark Crooks Quintet Plays - Johnny Mandel

Award-winning clarinet and saxophone player Mark Crooks, soloist from the acclaimed John Wilson Orchestra, presents an evening dedicated to the music of the brilliant American composer and arranger Johnny Mandel at Pizza Express Jazz Club. 

From Oscar-winning movie scores to world famous songs , from orchestrations for Sinatra to TV themes and soundtracks, Johnny Mandel is a real musician’s musician. 

Expect familiar melodies such as Emily , The Shadow of Your Smile –(from the compelling Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor film “The Sandpiper”), the theme from MASH (Suicide is Painless) and Close Enough For Love alongside lesser known gems like Groover Wailin’, Quietly There and Low Life.

To perform this wonderful music Mark, playing tenor saxophone and clarinet, brings to Dean Street an accomplished band of award winning musicians, featuring

Colin Oxley – guitar

Gabriel Latching – piano 

Simon Thorpe – double bass  

Matt Home — drums.


This review in London Jazz News provides compelling evidence this is a Pizza Express Live Concert not to be missed.

Doors open at 7pm

Music at 8.30pm

Tickets £20