Our Next Concert (1)

Saturday 23rd June 2018


For our final concert of the 2017-18 season we present:


THE CLARK TRACEY SEXTET

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A TRIBUTE TO STAN TRACEY


Stan Tracey was an outstanding figure in the British jazz world and his distinguished career spanned six decades.  He was a highly influential and stimulating musical voice to his peers as well as the successive generation of musicians with whom he had worked.  Throughout his career Stan was a prolific composer and tonight the sextet of his son Clark will be including Stan's compositions in memory of the great man.


ALEXANDRA RIDOUT  TRUMPET

Alexandra appeared at Berkhamsted in December along with her father Mark and brother Tom.  In 2017 she won the prestigious BBC's Young Jazz Musician Award and has since been a regular member of Clark’s band and established herself on the jazz scene

  

SEAN PAYNE   ALTO SAXOPHONE

Sean is another musician in the early years of his career, and another to feature in the BBC Young Jazz Musician final.  He has already played with an impressive list of bands – not only Clark's but such as Pete Long, Gwilym Simcock etc, and at clubs like the 606.

  

ART THEMEN   TENOR & SOPRANO SAXOPHONE

Art has led a remarkable double career, both as a full-time surgeon and musician.  He played with rhythm and blues groups, was a member of Michael Garrick's group, and from 1974 he was a regular member of Stan Tracey’s bands. 

  

STEVE MELLING   PIANO

Steve was a favourite of Stan Tracey, and when Stan was not available was often chosen to deputise for him.  He first joined Clark's band over thirty years ago!

 

ANDREW CLEYNDERT   BASS

Andrew was a regular member of Stan’s quartet and has regularly appeared at the Civic Centre – he’ll be bringing his own quartet to Berkhamsted next season.

 

CLARK TRACEY    DRUMS

Clark has been playing drums professionally since a very young age.  He has played with many of the most important artists in jazz at home and abroad and of course knows Stan Tracey’s music better than anyone.  He has always led his own groups and tonight sees one of the very first performances by the latest version.

  

 

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