It’s a measure of Alex Clarke’s remarkable progress that her recent CD, Only a Year, boasted a rhythm section beyond compare in 2023 Britain: Dave Newton, Dave Green and Clark Tracey, this only four years since she was voted Rising Star in the British Jazz Awards and even less since she was a finalist in the BBC Young Jazz Musician Award.
In addition, she is now a regular on saxophone and washboard with the Jake Leg Jug Band, a measure of how far she breaks down barriers between jazz styles from New Orleans to bebop. Her deep respect for the heritage of the music shows in a swinging melodic approach reminiscent of Scott Hamilton and Lester Young.
Catch her at the following times and places:
|FRIDAY 14 JULY||20:00||TOWER OF SONG (w/ GARRY ALLCOCK TRIO)|
|SUNDAY 23 JULY||15:00||BRASSHOUSE|