The Gaz Hughes Sextet plays Art Blakey

Tuesday July 28


The Gaz Hughes Sextet plays Art Blakey

At Pizza Express Live

Dean Street

Soho, London 

An evening of hard driving post- bop music from the Gaz Hughes Sextet, featuring Alan Barnes, from their new album.



Art Blakey was one of the most potent, hard swinging drummers of the post- bop era. His double shuffle technique propelled a legion of sidemen to Art Blakey _ JBGB_Events_Gaz Hughes Sextetgreatness across three decades with his Jazz Messengers ensemble.

Capturing the spirit of those magnificent Blue Note recordings, but with their own inventiveness comes the drummer Gaz Hughes for his London Dean Street debut with a sextet of UK all time greats.

 Gaz has performed with many UK and international Jazz artists including: Scott Hamilton, Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams, Mark Nightingale, Digby Fairweather, Tina May, Art Theman, Gilad Atzmon, Julian Stringle, Roy Williams, Enrico Tomasso, Dave Newton, Tim Kliphuis, Dean Masser and many others .

Gaz has recorded his first album as band leader, featuring  the music of the late, great Art Blakey and is embarking on a UK tour concluding at Dean Street

The musicians on the album are some of the most influential musicians in UK Jazz scene today and all feature in this concert.


Alan Barnes – Alto/Baritone Sax

Bruce Adams – Trumpet

Dean Masser – Tenor Sax

Andrzej Baranek – Piano

Dan Sheppard – Bass

Gaz Hughes – drums