Two of the UK’s greatest award winning jazz musicians, Alan Barnes and David Newton, recently launched their new album in recognition of continuing to play wonderful music together for nearly 40 years.
And they arrive in London at Pizza Express Jazz Club Dean Street for this Sunday Lunchtime celebration concert.
Alan Barnes is one of the Uk’s most popular all time great jazz masters – playing alto and baritone saxophones; clarinet and bass clarinet – voted best saxophone 2016 British Jazz Awards.
David Newton is the UK’s most highly regarded and record breaking award winning pianist – 13 times winner of Best Pianist in the British Jazz Awards
These multiple award winners cover a vast repertoire from Louis Armstrong to Chick Corea and play with an empathy that can only come with long experience. They have developed an empathy and telepathic sympathy which only playing together for many years can bring.
The emphasis in their duo performance will be, as always, on swinging, accessibility and interplay. Expect a hugely entertaining programme of straight ahead jazz flawlessly played and interspersed with lots of anecdotes and peppered with humour
“Barnes, plays hard, urban post-bop and infuses it with so much passion and energy you could believe it was minted on the spot” - John Walters The Guardian
“If you like Bill Evans, Art Tatum and Errol Garner, wait till you hear and be amazed by David Newton” – The Hoste of Jazz
Performance starts 1.30pm