COMING UP NEXT
Oct 31st 2019
Alan Barnes/Bruce Adams Quintet
David Newton - Piano
Sebastian De Krom- Drums
Simon Thorpe - Double Bass
Alan Barnes is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, bandleader and touring soloist. He is best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone sax, where he combines a formidable virtuosity with a musical expression and collaborative spirit that have few peers. His range and brilliance have made him a “first call” for studio and live work since his precocious arrival on the scene more than thirty-seven years ago.
He has written many compositions and arrangements for his all-star octet including “The Sherlock Holmes Suite” and “A Jazz Christmas Carol” and “Fish Tales”and runs a successful Jazz record label Woodville Records.
Alan Barnes’s unique musicianship, indefatigable touring, and warm rapport with audiences have made him uniquely popular in British jazz. He has received over 30 British Jazz Awards, most recently in 2016 for clarinet, and has twice been made BBC Jazz Musician of the Year.