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Wakefield Jazz Winter programme 2008 to 20 09

John Etheridge / Christian Garrick (Friday 17th October 2008) £12.00 / £10.00 John is the ultimate in versatile guitar playing. He covers the spectrum from Classical (with John Williams) to rock (Soft Machine) with Frank Zappa, African and folk styles in between. His jazz skills are also second to none. His band Sweet Chorus paid homage to the Hot Club of France with Christian and they may feature a few of those numbers tonight. However they have also made a duo CD together, “At the Dimming of the Day”, using a wide range of musical styles and material. There’s always the option of solo party pieces too. Whatever we get you can be sure of musical excellence and a delight to the ear. They played a 22 gig tour of villages in Spring this year – so have an established rapport but have rested since then. John Etheridge - guitars Christian Garrick - violins Web : and Latest CD : At the Dimming of the Day (Flying Blue Whale Records )

Alan Barnes Octet (Founders Day presentation – all ticket event) (Friday 24th October 2008) £15.00 / £13.00 Alan released three CDs in 2007 on his own label - Woodville : Nine Songs — Don Weller/Bobby Wellins (Trio) Spontaneous Combustion — Bruce Adams/Alan Barnes Quintet Sideways — Alan Barnes & John Hallam with the David Newton Trio As far as I know this (see below) is the only release this year; but a major one. How he does it when he is in constant demand to appear all round the country in any one of a dozen bands is unimagineable. And he still has time for special projects like the Bootleg Eric band seen in May. Nearly 30 years ago Alan studied at Leeds College of Music where drummer/arranger/composer Tony Faulkner led an Ellington Repertory Orchestra. The transcriptions and arrangements of Ellington’s music that Tony made became legendary and he is an authority on that music generally. In 2006 Tony released a Big Band CD “Thad Jones and the Ellington Effect” extending the ideas into compositions of his own. Tonight’s superb musicians will pay tribute to a local hero by playing his specially written arrangements of Ellington’s and Billy Strayhorn’s less well-known, but still strong, compositions for us. Alan Barnes - alto sax, clarinet and bass clarinet Bruce Adams - trumpet and flugelhorn Tony Coe - tenor and soprano sax and clarinet Andy Panayi - baritone sax, clarinet and flute Andy Wood - trombone and valve trombone John Horler - piano Alec Dankworth - bass Mike Smith - drums Latest CD - Harlem Airshaft Alan Barnes Octet (Woodville – released June) Thad Jones and the Ellington Effect (AWFul Music) Web : and

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