Saturday 3rd October 2020 - 7:45 pm
Music Charge: £16.00
“...one of the most impressive jazz drummers in Britain today”
Clark Tracey is an excellent, highly experienced, award-winning drummer, bandleader, composer and arranger. Originally featured with the band of his late, great, father Stan, Clark has gone on to establish himself in his own right as one of the country’s leading modern jazz drummers. He has recorded over 90 albums (9 as a leader) and performed in over 50 countries. He has been awarded the "Best Drums" title five times in the British Jazz Awards as well as Ronnie Scott's Award for “Best Drums”. As a bandleader, he can boast that some of the finest musicians in the UK have passed through his ranks, and as well as composing and arranging for his own group he has composed for the Berkshire Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Appleby Festival Big Band. Joining Clark on the stand this evening will be the brilliant BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Alex Ridout on trumpet, along with the 2017 Musician's Company Jazz Young Musician Award winner Will Barry on piano as well as talented up-and-comers Daniel Higham, trombone and James Owston on bass. The driving force behind the night’s entertainment however will, of course, be Clark himself bringing a rhythmic diversity, taste and sensitivity that has made him one of the UK’s most respected musicians.
“...one of the most impressive jazz drummers in Britain today” The Times