By Alan Davies
Sunday, March 10, 2013
THE next generation of jazz musicians will be given another chance to shine in Welwyn Garden City this evening (Sunday).
The Sam Healey Quartet and the James Copus Quintet both play Herts Jazz Club at Campus West tonight from 8pm.
This is the latest in the club’s successful College Collection programme, supported by the PRS Foundation for Music, which aims to raise the profiles of young jazz musicians.
The Sam Healey Quartet from the Royal Northern College of Music features Sam on alto, Ben Watte on piano, Jim Molyneux on bass and Stewart Wilson on drums.
From the Royal Academy of Music, James Copus’ quintet features James on trumpet, Sam Glaser on alto, Rob Luft on guitar, Conor Chaplin on bass and Scott Chapman on drums.
Clark Tracey, Herts Jazz’s artistic director, said: “Some of my earliest chances to perform were given to me at Herts Jazz many years ago. We want to continue that tradition.
“Previous College Collection gigs were big hits with the audiences, so we are sure of another great evening with the future of British jazz.”
Tickets cost £11 in advance, £13 on the door and £8 for club members.
Students and under-21s pay just £5.
Book online at http://www.hawthornetheatre.co.uk/whatsonstage.html