Alan Barnes Quartet

Autumn Jazz at Smithfield

Thursday October 13

Alan Barnes Quartet

Piano Smithfield, Long Lane, Barbican, London

Alan Barnes is the most highly awarded Saxophone master in the History of British Jazz, with a storming and inventive musical style, all presented with self-effacing humour.

He arrives for his debut at Piano Smithfield with his all star quartet to play an evening of great swinging music, on a selection of clarinet, alto and baritone saxophones. Not only a most talented instrumentalist, Alan is also a notable composer and arranger.

His duo performances with ace pianist David Newton have become legendary. His joint presentations with trombonist Mark Nightingale have delighted sold out audiences and his major compositional suites for his Octet, covering the stories of Dickens “Christmas Carol”, Conan-Doyle’s “ Sherlock Holmes” and most recently Dickens “Copperfield” delighted audience across the UK 

Here’s Alan with the quartet playing at London’s 606 Club

Alan's band comprises the record breaking multi award winner David Newton on piano, the proven talent of Adam King on double bass and record-breaking British Jazz Awards winner Steve Brown on drums.

This is a must get to opening night of our Autumn Jazz at Smithfield series with one of the great music masters, Alan Barnes.


Doors 6.45pm

Music 8pm

Tickets £20 plus £1.50 booking fee


Piano Smithfield, Long Lane, Barbican, London, EC1A 9PN

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A wealth of Jazz over Autumn at London's newest Jazz Cabaret Venue.

Audiences say —

"All positives from me.  Have been twice now, both times top quality musicians, staff are very welcoming and friendly, table service so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy, atmosphere is great!

Long may it continue because its so important to have these venues, especially after the last two years "


Press Say

"Piano Smithfield is a 5-stars venue I would urge you to visit if you like your jazz in intimate surroundings. It’s cool. Damned cool” – Jeff Prestridge — Daily Mail


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