By Alan Davies
Sunday, October 13, 2013
AN award-winning musician is set to wow jazz fans in Welwyn Garden City.
The Julian Arguelles Quartet plays Herts Jazz Club, at Campus West, tonight (Sunday).
Saxophonist Julian has established himself as a main force in the world of jazz, having toured with Dave Holland, Jon Scofield, John Abercrombie and many more
He is the leader of his own groups and he has recorded 10 CDs as leader, winning many prestigious awards, including the Jazz Composers Alliance Composition Award in the USA and Best Instrumentalist at the 2012 Scottish Jazz Awards.
A prolific and distinguished composer, he remains a unique musician with a personal sound.
His exciting new ensemble sees him join up with three of the most highly-acclaimed younger members of the British jazz scene.
Joining Julian on saxes in the Terrace Suite, at the Hawthorne Theatre, will be pianist Kit Downes, Sam Lasserson on bass and James Maddren on drums.
The music is influenced, as is much of Julian’s work, by the great jazz tradition but with strong references to folk, classical and world music, to which the quartet brings the freedom of jazz sensibilities.
Nominated Best Live Jazz Venue in the 2013 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Herts Jazz Club gigs are starting this season at the slightly earlier time of 7.30pm.
Doors open at 7pm and the music will finish around 10pm.
The club is particularly keen to bring jazz to a wider audience and is making tickets available for just £3 to students and under-21s.
Advance tickets cost £8 club members, £10 concessions and £11 full. Walk-ups on the night will pay £5 students, £9 members, £11 concessions and £13 full price.
Book online at http://www.hertsjazz.co.uk/octdec2013.html
For more information about Herts Jazz Club, see www.hertsjazz.co.uk