Spirit of the jazz world

Alec Dankworth

Alec Dankworth - Credit: Archant

Alec Dankworth’s World Spirit plays Herts Jazz Club this Sunday, February 1.

Alec is an award-winning jazz bassist and composer who, in addition to leading several groups of his own, has worked with such artists as Van Morrison, Stephane Grappelli, Abdullah Ibrahim, and The Dave Brubeck Quartet.

He is known for his energetic stage presence, versatility of style and imaginative bass solos.

Formed out of Alec’s love of music from the Iberian peninsula, World Spirit crosses the Straits of Gibraltar into Africa and beyond.

The gig at the Hawthorne Theatre in Welwyn Garden City starts at 7.30pm. Tickets in advance from www.hertsjazz.co.uk/gigs.html are £3 students/£8 members/£10 concessions/£11 full.On the door they are £5 students/£9 members/£12 concessions/£13 full.