GREAT JAZZ TUNES  Mark Nightingale & Alan Barnes Sextet

Tuesday March 7

Mark Nightingale
& Alan Barnes Sextet

Pizza Express Jazz  Club, Dean Street, Soho, London

In this hard driving concert, two multi- award winning giants of British Jazz  - Mark Nightingale on trombone and Alan Barnes on saxophones  - lead an all star sextet in new arrangements – created specially for this evening, of just some of the original, Great Jazz Tunes.

The 20th Century spanned 100 years of Creative Great Jazz Tunes: original, unique, long lasting,  jazz compositions. 

Whilst jazz musicians were, and continue to be, ready to improvise and syncopate melodies and chord sequences, originally written as songs -  and many from Broadway shows, the greatest Jazz numbers were composed and arranged specifically as vehicles for instrumental jazz giants.

Normally you would be lucky to hear just a few Great Jazz Tunes in any one concert and would have to spend time, money and lots of energy across many evenings to hear several

Tonight, in just one concert you can hear, from start to finish, nothing other than Great Jazz Tunes.

Here’s a few mouth- watering examples of what the Sextet have ready for you.

Great Jazz Tunes _ JBGB Events _London Jazz Gigs

April In ParisCount Basie

Cantaloupe IslandHerbie Hancock

Joy SpringClifford Brown

NardisMiles Davis

Night in TunisiaDizzy Gillespie

Round MidnightThelonious Monk

Satin DollDuke Ellington

Senor BluesHorace Silver

Take The A TrainBilly Strayhorn

and several more Great Jazz Tunes

Playing the Great Jazz Tunes, along with Mark Nightingale and Alan Barnes, are the all star line up of 

James Davison – trumpet,

Graham Harvey – Piano,

Jeremy Brown – double bass  

Ian Thomas -drums


Mark Nightingale tells the trombone what to do and does not allow it to set the parameters for his improvisations… tremendous fluency and flair”.- Leonard Feather

Alan Barnes stylistic range is quite phenomenal… He has a wonderful capacity for suggesting a given style without actually imitating anyone.”- Dave Gelly 

Doors 6.30pm

Music 8pm

Tickets £28