Three years ago we brought together, for a sensational sold out concert - Alan Barnes & David Newton, twin Titans of British Jazz to launch their just issued recording to celebrate playing together for 40 years.
Such was the response and requests for more that we had no hesitation in booking their return in 2019, featuring different material performed in the unique style that can only come from multi-award winners who know each other so well.
Covid stopped a 2020 concert but here we are in 2021 with a further must book event and another concert of wonderful music from Alan Barnes, playing alto and baritone saxophones; clarinet and bass clarinet – voted best saxophone British Jazz Awards, and David Newton the UK’s most highly regarded and record breaking award winning pianist – 16 times winner of Best Pianist in the British Jazz Awards.
These multiple award winners cover a vast repertoire from Louis Armstrong to Chick Corea and play with an empathy that can only come with long experience. They have developed a telepathic sympathy which only playing together for many years can bring.
The emphasis in their duo performance will be, as always, on swinging, accessibility and interplay. Expect a hugely entertaining programme of straight ahead jazz flawlessly played and interspersed with lots of anecdotes and peppered with humour.
Here they are playing Ellington
“They’ve done this as a duo so many times just having fun with whatever they play and we get to watch in awe of their talent “ – Melvyn Brown
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A fantastic Autumn of Jazz with JBGB Events at Crazy Coqs, London.