Gin & Jazz: Alex Clarke featuring Tom Clarke-Hill
March 10 @ 20:00 - March 11 @ 00:00£7.06
Please note doors open 6pm
Ticket includes complimentary G&T
We have pleasure welcoming the incredibly talented Alex Clarke featuring an amazing line up entertaining you in our gorgeous lounge.
Alex Clarke – Saxophone
“As a finalist in the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2020, winner of the Rising Star category in the 2019 British Jazz Awards and nominee in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2021, Alex is known to be one of the most in-demand and versatile young saxophonists emerging on the British jazz scene.
Praised for her extensive repertoire list and intelligent ear for harmony, she brings a youthful, intuitive approach which sounds authentic in a variety of musical settings from New Orleans to bebop. Alex’s sound is steeped in the tradition of jazz; her deep respect for the heritage of the music can be heard in a swinging, melodic approach reminiscent of Scott Hamilton and Lester Young, with strong influences of Phil Woods and Cannonball Adderley.
Back in 2018, Alex released her debut album “Mirage”, and in 2019, recorded an album with acclaimed jazz, blues and country vocalist/pianist
TJ Johnson – with whom she works regularly – entitled “Songs from the Jazz Country”. As well as leading her own projects, Alex has performed alongside many notable names such as Gilad Atzmon, Greg Abate, Bruce Adams and Art Themen.”
TIM AMANN – Keys
Tim Amann – Composer, Jazz Pianist
‘a very tasteful pianist who chooses his notes carefully and chooses them well’.
The Jazz Review
Winners: Tim Amann Quintet,
Montreux Jazz Festival
Tim Amann Quintet Album: ‘The Scarecrows’ Top 5 rating in MP3 Jazz-fusion chart & played by radio stations in Europe & further afield.
Tim has played with British Stars including Courtney Pine, Tim Garland, Tony Kofi & Soweto Kinch.
Tim continues to play regularly in and around the Midlands with his own band, the Walsall Jazz
Orchestra and other well-known local jazz artists including Casey Greene, Alex Clarke, Roy Forbes and Andy Hamilton’s Bluenotes. Tim’s current five-piece line-up incarnation of the Tim
Tim’s current five-piece line-up an incarnation of the Tim
Amann xTet, features Sam Rogers (saxes), Ray Butcher (Trumpet) Adam Gilchrist (bass) and Carl Hemmingsley (drums)
Tim has recorded with various projects & a live album recorded with the Bluenotes, featuring Xhosa Cole & Vic Evans will be released at the end of 202
Tom Clarke-Hill – D-bass
California bassist (both double & electric) Tom Clarke-Hill -now in the UK since the 90’s has a long list of stars under his belt. A 9 year stint with Les Browns Band of Renown, recording albums at Capital Records, TV shows for Bob Hope and others, working with stars like Clint Eastwood, Jack Jones, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell, Rosemary Clooney, Frankie Lane, Phil Upchurch and more. Since moving to the UK Tom has laid down the low notes for Art Farmer, Tal Farlow, Andy Fairweather Low, Teddy Edwards, Alan Barnes, Pete King, Alan Skidmore and many more.
Keith York – Drums….
….is the very definition of a professional musician, having toured more than 40 countries around the world with numerous acclaimed bands including The Lightning Seeds and The Orb to name but two. He has played thousands of gigs and festivals including Glastonbury, The Montreux Jazz Festival and Coachella. Keith’s TV work includes appearances on Later with Jools Holland and Top of The Pops.