Alan Barnes’ career has covered most of the bases, from his early years with the extremes of the Pasadena Roof Orchestra and Tommy Chase Quintet before settling into a band that perfectly fitted his talents: the Humphrey Lyttelton Band. In his years as a freelancer, he has picked up multiple British Jazz Awards as alto and baritone saxist, clarinettist, arranger and composer, in recent years producing suite after suite for his octet, most recently Copperfield, his latest Dickens offering. His association with Dave Newton in duo format has produced some glorious sessions – and just for a change he comes to Birmingham fresh from appearing with Wynton Marsalis at Buxton. Alan’s hugely varied recording career includes many releases on his own label, Woodville.
Catch him at the following times and places:
|SATURDAY 15 JULY||13:30||HMV THE VAULT||ALAN BARNES QUARTET|
|SATURDAY 15 JULY||18:00||WEST SMETHWICK PARK PAVILLION||ALAN BARNES QUARTET|
|SUNDAY 16 JULY||16:00||MELL SQUARE||A FLAG FOR LADY DAY: VAL WISEMAN/ALAN BARNES BAND|
|SUNDAY 16 JULY||20:30||VELVET MUSIC ROOMS||ALAN BARNES QUARTET|