Acclaimed pianist playing at Welwyn Garden City club

Steve Melling will play Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City

Steve Melling will play Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City

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An internationally acclaimed pianist who has worked alongside the best in the business will be performing live in Welwyn Garden City this May Bank Holiday weekend.

The Steve Melling Trio plays Herts Jazz Club, in the Terrace Suite at the Hawthorne Theatre, tonight (Sunday) from 7.30pm.

No stranger to the venue, having performed at the Herts Jazz Festival before, Melling will be joined by Andrew Cleyndert on bass and Miles Levin on drums.

During the 1990s, Steve worked and recorded with Claire Martin, Alan Skidmore and Peter King, and played regularly at Ronnie Scott’s in London.

In the UK, he has played with most major jazz musicians, including shows with the late Stan Tracey.

Steve has also played with many American jazz musicians, including concerts with Jazz Machine, a band led by the legendary drummer Elvin Jones.

He has also worked with Phil Woods, Benny Golson, James Moody and Charles McPherson and in 2000 Steve joined The New Couriers.

Steve can currently be heard with the Peter King Quartet, his own trio and quartet, and with Special Septet.

Two years ago he was also invited to join the European Jazz Ensemble, a band which has featured many outstanding musicians from all over Europe since its inception in 1976.

Advance tickets cost £3 students, £8 members, £10 concessions and £11 full.

Walk-ups are £5 students, £9 members, £11 concessions and £13 full.

Book online at www.hertsjazz.co.uk/currentseason.html

* Tickets for the Herts Jazz Festival 2014 featuring Chris Barber, John Taylor and Georgie Fame are on sale now.

Visit www.hertsjazzfestival.co.uk for more information.

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