Dick Pearce Quartet at Herts Jazz Club

Dick Pearce

Dick Pearce - Credit: Archant

THE Dick Pearce Quartet play Herts Jazz Club this Sunday, April 14.

Dick first emerged on London’s jazz scene in the early 1970s and since then, his sound and his approach to improvisation have enhanced many jazz groups, TV jingles and studio recordings.

A lyrical post-bop trumpeter, inspired by Miles Davis and Freddy Hubbard, he began his performing career with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra but also worked with Graham Collier, Mike Westbrook, Keith Tippett, Ken Hyder and many others in the 1970s.

His front-line partnership with Ronnie Scott in the latter’s band in the 1980s and 1990s, plus his playing with his own band and those of Jack Sharpe, Don Rendell and Peter King, made him one the UK’s first-call trumpeters, The quartet also includes John Donaldson, piano, Alex Keen, bass,and Vince Clark, drums.

Tickets for the club at Campus West, Welwyn Garden City, are £5 for students and under-21s, £11 in advance from http://www.hawthornetheatre.co.uk/whatsonstage.html and £13 at the door.