Herts Jazz Festival mastermind takes centre stage in Welwyn Garden City

Drummer Clark Tracey will take centre stage at Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City with his quintet

Drummer Clark Tracey will take centre stage at Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City with his quintet

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The man behind the annual Herts Jazz Festival in Welwyn Garden City will be taking centre stage at the Hawthorne Theatre complex this weekend.

Drummer Clark Tracey will take centre stage at Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City with his quintetDrummer Clark Tracey will take centre stage at Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City with his quintet

Festival director Clark Tracey will be performing with his quintet at Herts Jazz Club, in the Terrace Suite, tonight (Sunday).

Clark is a drummer of exceptional ability.

His career has spanned three decades and he has worked with virtually all of the most notable jazz musicians in this country, as well as countless visitors from abroad.

He has led bands from trios, through quartets to octets, as well as composed for small groups to big bands, receiving several commissions.

Clark is always seen leading the freshest talent on the scene, from Iain Ballamy and Django Bates in the early 80s to featuring young luminaries of today.

His latest band features another formidable set of exceptionally talented young musicians.

Joining him in WGC will be Henry Armburg Jennings on trumpet, Chris Maddock on saxes, Harry Bolt on piano and Dan Casimir on bass.

They are on tour promoting their debut CD.

The quintet continues the legacy of the classic hard bop format with some more modern material and arrangements added.

For more information on Herts Jazz Club, visit www.hertsjazz.co.uk/currentseason.html

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

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

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