|The stage set for the Herts Jazz Festival|
Photo credit Melody McLaren 2015
The full programme has just been announced for this year's Herts Jazz Festival, which runs from September 16th to 18th and takes place at the Hawthorne Theatre in Welwyn Garden City.
Early bird tickets for the whole weekend are now on sale. These tickets have a designated seat. Booking link below.
With so many fine pianists on show - and playing the festival's magnificent Fazioli piano, (Nikki Iles in the Printmakers, Keith Tippett, Julian Joseph, Neil Angilley, David Newton...) keyboard side is definitely recommended
For more detail on individual gigs, try Simon Spillett's preview. (pp)
Friday evening 16th
8.30-11.00 Tim Garland Quartet - £25/£22 Herts Jazz members/£10 students
11.00-12.30 Late night set – Bryan Spring Trio - FREE!
11.30-12.30 Herts Youth Jazz Ensemble - FREE!
1.00-2.00 The Printmakers - £15/£12/£5
2.00-3.00 In the foyer - Neil Angilley Trio - FREE!
3.15-4.30 Dunmall/Tippett/McCredie/Tracey - £15/£12/£5
5.00-6.15 Ernie Wilkins’ “Top Brass” Revisited - £15/£12/£5
6.15-7.30 In the foyer - Dave Newton/Andy Cleyndert Duo - FREE!
7.45-10.15 Gilad with Strings - £25/£22/£10
10.30-12.00 Late night set - Introducing Sean Payne - FREE!
11.30-12.30 Derek Nash’s Picante - £15/£12/£5
1.00-2.00 Gerd Dudek - £15/£12/£5 -
2.00-3.00 In the foyer - Nigel Price Organ Trio - FREE!
3.15-4.30 Laurie Cottle Quintet - £15/£12/£5
5.00-6.15 Julian Joseph Trio - £15/£12/£5
6.15-7.30 In the foyer - Daniel Casimir Trio - FREE!
7.45-10.15 Mingus/Monk Big Band tribute - £25/£22/£10
LINKS: Herts Jazz Festival website
Early Bird Bookings