Clark Tracey Quintet


Tuesday November 14

Clark Tracey Quintet

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The Pheasantry, Kings Road, Chelsea, London

Clark Tracey, a well-established jazz master, recognised as a most inventive jazz drummer, and, having appeared over many years with the world’s jazz greats, arrives at The Pheasantry to play in the EFG London Jazz Festival, with his new quintet of our best and youngest jazz musicians.

A Five-Time Winner of “Best Drummer” in the British Jazz Awards,  Clark Tracey is a proven group leader, writer and arranger. He has revived the famous jazz suites written by his late father, the great pianist & composer Stan Tracey, “Under Milk Wood” and “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”, bringing these masterpieces successfully to admiring younger audiences.

He creates educational Master Classes across the U.K. and continues to be an in-demand performer across the world.

Joining Clark for this Festival concert are jazz musicians, already making waves on the U.K. jazz scene. 

Alex Clarke on alto and tenor saxophones is aged 23 and won the Rising Star in the British Jazz Awards 2 years ago and was runner up in the BBC Young Jazz Musician last year. She has successfully released her debut CD "Only A Year" with Dave Newton, Dave Green and Clark.

Emily Masser is an astonishing vocalist, still 19 years of age and attending The Guildhall School of Music.  Her vocalese has already introduced her to hardened jazzers, including Claire Martin and Liane Carroll who have both endorsed her and invited her to sit in with them.  Daughter of Dean Masser, her years belie her enormous talent, which began at Chetham's School of Music.

Graham Harvey on piano is one of our most experienced pianists, studied at Berkley, MD of Incognito, Stacey Kent's pianist and much sought after as a freelancer playing with major stars including Dave O’Higgins, Alan Barnes and Mark Nightingale.

James Owston on double - bass is 27, a graduate of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and again a runner up in the BBC Young Jazz Musician Finals a few years ago.  In our opinion he is the most technically gifted upright bassist in this country and is now working with a variety of musicians.

Please join us for an inspiring evening of great music, featuring Clark Tracey- a great jazz star and band leader, alongside a combination of today’s and tomorrow's jazz stars.

“One of the most impressive jazz drummers today” – The Times


Clark Tracey was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the 2019 Birthday Honours for services to music and the promotion of jazz. 

Doors 6.45pm

Music 8pm

Tickets £25


JBGB Events Present: -

The Best of British Jazz, in the EFG London Jazz Festival, at London’s newest jazz club venue, Piano Smithfield at the Barbican, from Friday November 10th to Saturday November 19th, 2023

London’s newest and much celebrated jazz venue Piano Smithfield, highly rated by audiences, musicians and the media, hosts eleven.

JBGB Events concerts in the 2023 EFG London Jazz Festival, featuring many great U.K. based jazz stars across big bands, large ensembles, quintets, quartets, duos and soloists, including: -

Bruce AdamsAlan BarnesRob BarronElaine Delmar

Gabrielle DucombleNick FitchHarry GreenTom Green

Chris InghamNoel McCallaJamie McCredieDerek Nash

Dave O’HigginsTom Smith, Clark Tracey and many more.



The Media Love it ……..

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 

The customers love it …..

"Piano Smithfield is an easy, laid- back atmosphere built for appreciating the music” 

The artists love it …..

 Piano Smithfield is my favourite London jazz venue” — Claire Martin


Close to both Circle Line Barbican  and  Elizabeth Line Farringdon stations, with easy on street and off street car parking, 

Piano Smithfield is a classic basement jazz club, for 70 seated customers with superb sound and lighting, plus excellent cocktails and wonderful pizzas.

In addition to 8pm evening concerts, we are adding four weekend 3.30pm concerts, so customers have time to enjoy lunch elsewhere, or at the many good eateries at Smithfield and the Barbican, and make it an occasion taking in top jazz and all in time to be home for your Saturday and Sunday Evenings

The box office, at has details of all concerts and is open for business.

We look forward to the prospect of your company at Piano Smithfield for the EFG London Jazz Festival.

John Billett

JBGB Events

Other forthcoming events in this series

First Night - The Tom Smith Big Band
@Piano Smithfield

First Night
- The Tom Smith Big Band


Fri 10th Nov 2023 8PM Jazz
Hoagy-2!  -The life and music of Hoagy Carmichael
@Piano Smithfield

-The life and music of Hoagy Carmichael


Sat 11th Nov 2023 3.30PM Jazz
Gabrielle Ducomble  - Parisian Jazz & Tango
@Piano Smithfield

Gabrielle Ducomble
- Parisian Jazz & Tango


Sun 12th Nov 2023 3.30PM Jazz
Blowin’ The Blues Away” - with the Alan Barnes Quintet, featuring Bruce Adams
@Piano Smithfield
Mon 13th Nov 2023 8PM Jazz
The Wonder of Stevie  – The Music of Stevie Wonder
@Piano Smithfield
Tue 14th Nov 2023 8PM Jazz