Alex Garnett's "Bird is the Word"
Saturday 8th February 2020 - 9:30 pm
Music Charge: £14.00
“Alex Garnett…one of Great Britain’s most accomplished post bop musicians”
All About Jazz
A “musician’s musician” Alex Garnett has enjoyed a varied musical career as both a pro jazz artist and an in-demand session and studio saxophonist. His powerful, flowing, hard bop sax style has been heard with some of Europe's leading bands and creative jazz ensembles, and it is testament to his reputation that Alex is also one of the few headlining UK jazz musicians in the current Ronnie Scott’s All Stars pool. He is the sideman of choice for many of the finest visiting artists and has himself performed in over 30 countries worldwide with artists such as Sir John Dankworth, Wynton Marsalis, Peter King, Van Morrison and Jools Holland. Tonight Alex is bringing his tribute to the great bebop icon Charlie Parker, “Bird is the Word”, to the Club. Featuring some of the most established and respected musicians on the scene, he aims to bring the hard swinging bebop tradition of days gone by into a more contemporary 21st century setting. The gig features the impressive rhythm section of Leon Greening-piano, Dave Chamberlain-bass and Matt Skelton-drums. Brilliant, swinging jazz.
“Alex Garnett…one of Great Britain’s most accomplished post bop musicians” AllAboutJazz