Peterborough Jazz Club: Alan Barnes & Karen Sharp Quintet

Peterborough Jazz Club: Alan Barnes & Karen Sharp Quintet

Fri 16 Feb

Alan Barnes & Karen Sharp Quintet

Alan Barnes (alto & baritone saxophone), Karen Sharp (tenor & baritone saxophone), Colin Oxley (guitar), Andrew Cleyndert (double bass), Steve Brown (drums).

Alan Barnes is one of Britain’s most distinguished and versatile saxophonists and is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger and bandleader. He is a multi-instrumentalist, best known for his alto and baritone sax playing, where he combines a formidable virtuosity with a musical expression and spirit that have few peers. Alan has received over 25 top British Jazz Awards over many years and has recorded 30 albums as leader or co-leader. His special musicianship and warm rapport with the audience have made him uniquely popular in British jazz. Karen Sharp has been an important figure on the UK Jazz scene since 2000. She is admired for her melodic, full-toned playing, winning best tenor saxophonist on many occasions at the British Jazz Awards and also appearing in the list for rising star baritone sax in the USA Downbeat Critics poll. Karen currently leads her own quartet and also appears as guest soloist with visiting USA stars such as Scott Hamilton and Warren Vache, as well as guesting with many of the top UK bands and has recorded 7 highly acclaimed albums as leader.

Together with the brilliant rhythm section backing Alan and Karen, this concert will be top quality straight ahead jazz of the highest calibre.