Art and Mark join forces for Jazz Club appearance

Mark Nightingale

Mark Nightingale - Credit: Archant

Herts Jazz Club patron Art Themen returns with the Nightingale Quintet this Sunday, June 14.

Art was involved in the traditional jazz scene in Manchester in the late 1950s before becoming involved in the early London blues scene, playing alongside Alexis Korner, Jack Bruce, Mick Jagger and Chuck Berry.

He fronted the Stan Tracey quartet for 20 years from 1976 and has toured worldwide, playing and recording with many US and British luminaries.

Mark Nightingale has gained a reputation as a top-flight jazz trombonist who can be heard as a featured soloist with ensembles throughout Europe and is frequently called upon as a sideman in other musicians’ groups.

In the UK he has played regularly in bands led by Andy Panayi, Alan Barnes, Laurence Cottle and Stan Tracey.

Herts Jazz Club can be found at the Hawthorne Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, and the evening gets underway at 7.30pm.

Tickets, available in advance from, are £3 students/£8 members/£10 concessions/£11 full.

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On the door they are £5 students/£9 members/£12 concessions/£13 full.