Talented pianist to open 2014 concert season in Welwyn Garden City

Reuben James will play Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City

Reuben James will play Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City

Archant

An incredibly talented musician will open the 2014 Herts Jazz Club season in Welwyn Garden City this evening (Sunday).

The Reuben James Trio plays Herts Jazz Club tonight (Sunday) from 7.30pm at Campus West.

A spokesman for Herts Jazz Club said: “We make a great start to 2014 with the incredible talent that is Reuben James.”

Reuben began playing piano and violin when he was just five and was raised on an eclectic mix of music including jazz, gospel, neo soul, hip hop, RnB and classical music.

His professional journey began in church, where he would play every week honing his skills in improvisation and the blues.

This eventually led him to study at the Birmingham Conservatoire.

Reuben made a big splash at the Herts Jazz Festival last year with his trio.

Still a student at Trinity Laban, he first played in Welwyn Garden City with the late Abram Wilson.

He is regarded as one of the most exciting performers on the scene, drawing inspiration from gospel, soul and, of course, a healthy dose of jazz piano masters.

Joining Reuben will be Fergus Ireland on bass and Ed Richardson on drums.

Due to refurbishment work at Campus West, Herts Jazz gigs will be in a more intimate space this season with a smaller capacity, so early booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Advance tickets cost £11 full, £10 concessions, £8 members and £3 students. Walk-ups will cost £5 students, £9 members, £12 concessions and £13 full.

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

Related articles

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 16:46
People in Royston and Letchworth are warned to be vigilant following a spate of bogus council tax calls.

People in Royston and Letchworth have been warned to be vigilant following bogus calls about council tax arrears.

Yesterday, 13:49
Lucas Grimmer, three, enjoys a pony ride at Ashwell Show 2016.

Thousands flocked to yesterday’s Ashwell Show to see a host of attractions from a family stunt team to a horse-drawn carriage and terrier racing.

Mon, 12:02
The Royston Business Network presented The Nicola Emmerson Trust with a cheque for £100.

The founder of a charity set up to research sudden cardiac death has been presented with a cheque of £100 from the Royston Business Network.

Sunday, August 28, 2016
The Royston NCT's nearly new sale will take place on Saturday, September 17 at the Coombes Community Centre.

New parents in Royston can now benefit from having a branch of the NCT, the UK’s largest charity for parents, in the town.

”North

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up