Alan Barnes Sherlock Holmes Suite (The Sound of the Baskervilles)

EFG London Jazz Festival 2019

Sunday November 17

Alan Barnes Sherlock Holmes Suite (The Sound of the Baskervilles)

at The Other Palace Studio 

This Sunday evening full-length musical/literary performance, by the Alan Barnes Octet explores the characters, atmosphere and stories of Sherlock Holmes by means of readings, commentary, and a set of brilliant original jazz compositions.

The composer, creator  lead soloist, and narrator is Alan Barnes; a multi-award-winning multi-instrumentalist, and the all star Octet comprises a line up of multi award winners

Alan Barnes - saxophones, clarinet 

Martin Shaw- trumpet 

Mark Nightingale-trombone 

Robert Fowler- saxophones and clarinet 

Paul Booth- saxophones and flute

David Newton- piano 

Simon Thorpe- bass 

Clark Tracey- drums.

The musical portraits depict Dr Watson, Moriarty, the Tiger of San Pedro, the Baker Street Irregulars, “the footprints of a gigantic hound”, and of course Holmes himself. The music is descriptive: The Dancing Men is a dance macabre for stick men and woodwind, The Hound of the Baskervilles is set for baying trombone as Sir Henry runs for his life, and Moriarty, the Nemesis of Holmes, justifies his sinister Ellingtonian march.

Barnes likes to say that he discovered Sherlock Holmes and Charlie Parker at the same time in his life. And in his imagination the pea-soupers of London’s Baker Street meld seamlessly into the reefer-smoke of the basement clubs of New York’s 52nd Street.  

 

The narration by Barnes - “he could be a comedian, if jazz ever fails him” – Guardian is humorous yet full of affection for these unique characters and stories.

This event is un-missable for anyone who likes Sherlock Holmes, swinging jazz, intrigue and mystery. 

 

Hail a Hansom or flag a cab – the game is afoot! – The Hoste Of Jazz

 

Performance 7pm

 
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JBGB Events 2019 EFG London Jazz Festival presentation at TOP Studio from November 15-24, is our third and biggest yet series. We’ve tried to cater for all possible tastes.
 
 
There are three band events with the returns of last years sold out performers Down For The Count’s Big Band Bash: the remarkable Gareth Lockrane Big Band, andDixieMix with more New Orleans Early Years music
 
Evocative concerts feature the music of two saxophone giants, Stan Getz & Cannonball Adderley, with two more presenting today’s stars Derek Nash and Alexander Bone plus the samba infused music from Brazil with Luiz Morais 
 
Award winning vocalists Georgia Mancio and Gabrielle Ducomble present the music of wonderful women and Parisian Jazz & Tango.
 
With the Alan Barnes Octet of UK Jazz Greats, performing his Sherlock Holmes Suite - sub titled “The Sound Of The Baskervilles”, audiences at TOP Studio are in for a 10 day treat across eleven concerts.

Other forthcoming events in this series

BIG BAND BASH with DOWN FOR THE COUNT
@The Other Palace Studio

BIG BAND BASH with DOWN FOR THE COUNT

EFG London Jazz Festival 2019

Fri 15th Nov 2019 8PM Jazz
GEORGIA MANCIO – Open The Door: a celebration of female artists
@The Other Palace Studio
Sat 16th Nov 2019 8PM Jazz
Alexander Bone Quartet - featuring Nikki Iles
@The Other Palace Studio

Alexander Bone Quartet - featuring Nikki Iles

EFG London Jazz Festival 2019

Mon 18th Nov 2019 8PM Jazz
Derek Nash Funk Experience - with Louise Marshall
@The Other Palace Studio
Tue 19th Nov 2019 8PM Jazz
Gabrielle Ducomble - Parisian Jazz & Tango
@The Other Palace Studio

Gabrielle Ducomble - Parisian Jazz & Tango

EFG London Jazz Festival 2019

Wed 20th Nov 2019 8PM Jazz