Jazz in Reading present Jazz at Progress Alan Barnes ‘Jazz Christmas Carol’
7.30 Friday 20 December
Tickets: £20.00 (£18.00 concessions) plus max of 5% booking fee from www.jazzinreading.com
Bruce Adams trumpet, Mark Nightingale trombone, Alan Barnes, Karen Sharp, Robert Fowler reeds, Dave Newton piano, Simon Thorpe bass, Clark Tracey drums
Combining classic Dickens and classic Alan Barnes, A Jazz Christmas Carol is a suite in which the All-Star Alan Barnes Octet takes on the Dickensian roles in between brief readings from the novel.
A gruff baritone sax plays Scrooge, his lost love Belle is a lyrical alto, his clerk Bob Cratchit a cheery clarinet and Marley’s ghost walks in the person of a swinging trombone.
Just as Scrooge’s ghosts take him on a tour of his life, so the movements of the suite seem each to have a benevolent presiding ghost, celebrating the spirit of jazz greats past and present.
What better way to open the festive season!
when & where
- Dec 20, 2019, 19:30 Dec 20, 2019,22:00
The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL.
about Jazz in Reading
- £20.00 (£18.00 con) + 5% booking fee