Alan Barnes Octet
Alan Barnes - alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, composer, arranger
Bruce Adams - trumpet, flugelhorn
Mark Nightingale - trombone, arranger
Karen Sharp - tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, clarinet
Robert Fowler - tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, clarinet
David Newton - keyboard
Simon Thorpe - bass
Clark Tracey - drums
""A seasonal delight. Rarely have we heard a band with such a variety of textures". Guest contributor Clive Downs enjoys Alan Barnes' jazz interpretation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann on the final day of the Festival and performances by Led Bib, Asha Parkinson, Tara Cunningham. Isobella Burnham and Eddie Gomez.
"Super Saturday". Ian Mann visits five different venues for performances by Daylight Music, Gareth Lockrane Big Band, Jean Toussaint Sextet, Whirlwind Jazz Orchestra and Ben Williams & Sound Effect