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How many top British jazzmen spent their working lives as consultant orthopaedic surgeons and also played saxophone on Joe Cocker’s hit With a Little Help from my Friends? It’s surprising that the answer is as many as one, but Art Themen fills the bill! Art’s musical life has taken him from the award-winning Cambridge University Jazz Band to touring with such blues stars as Mick Jagger and Alexis Korner to a jazz career of wonderful originality and unpredictability which has gained even more momentum in the years since he left the operating theatre behind him. This year, as well as work with jazz/rock veterans Soft Machine, Art has found himself playing with no fewer than three recent winners of Young Jazz Musicians awards: Laura Jurd, Alex Ridout and Xhosa Cole.

Catch them at the following times and places:

Fri 26th  17:00 The Brasshouse