The ghosts of jazz past, present and future come to Herts Club

Alan Barnes

Alan Barnes - Credit: Archant

Saxophonist/clarinettist Alan Barnes takes the audience through a new suite of pieces based on A Christmas Carol when he appears at Herts Jazz Club this Sunday, December 6.

Readings from the original Dickens tell the story and after each scene eight musicians bring the characters and scenes to life.

A gruff baritone sax plays Scrooge, his lost love Belle is a lyrical alto, his clerk Bob Cratchit a cheery clarinet and Marley’s Ghost walks in the person of a swinging trombone.

The evening at the Hawthorne Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, gets underway at 7.30pm and tickets in advance from www.hertsjazz.co.uk/gigs.html are £3 students/£10 members/£13 concessions/£14 full.

On the door they are £5 students/£12 members/£15 concessions/£16 full.