The Peter King Memorial Sax Summit feat. Mornington Lockett with Alex Clarke & Special Guests with the Deschanel Gordon Trio
Saturday 13th November 2021 - 9:00 pm
Music Charge: £18.00
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Tonight we will be hosting an evening dedicated to one of the greatest saxophonists the UK has ever produced, the brilliant alto player Peter King, who very sadly passed away last year. After taking the scene by storm in the early 1960’s with the Ronnie Scott quintet, Peter went on to establish himself unequivocally as one of the finest alto saxophonists in the world. He led our sax summit for well over a decade and so we have renamed this evening the Peter King Memorial Sax Summit in his honour. Taking over the reins tonight will be the great UK saxophonist Mornington Lockett, who himself performed at the Club with Peter for many years. This remarkable gig features a breathtaking 4-sax front line, showcasing the talents of Mornington and three other outstanding jazz saxophonists, each with their own unique sound and approach. One of the UK’s leading tenor sax players Mornington Lockett is a former member of the Ronnie Scott quintet, has worked with singer Sarah Jane Morris and the Tracey’s - Stan and Clark - and was the driving force behind the brilliant “Celebrating the Jazz Couriers” quintet. He can regularly be seen here at the Club with his own group. Also featured tonight will be the talented young saxophonist Alex Clarke. 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 amongst the most in-demand and versatile young saxophonists emerging on the British jazz scene. In addition to Alex we will be inviting two more Special Guest saxophonists to join Mornington and the band to perform through the evening, all accompanied by the current BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year, pianist Deschanel Gordon and his trio.
“Lockett…plays with tremendous fluency and drive” Evening Standard; “Gordon…the piano man to watch” London Jazz News; "Clarke…gorgeous sound" All About Jazz