Jazz stars coming to Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans

PUBLISHED: 10:01 20 March 2011

David Newton

David Newton


STAN Tracey support group fansofstan, with three sell-out gigs to their credit, have decided to branch out and bring more top notch jazz to the Maltings Arts Theatre in St Albans.

This time it is pianist David Newton, nine times winner of the British Jazz Awards and regarded as one of the best jazz pianists and composers of his generation.

He is pianist of choice for the Big Band and Voice opener at the annual London Jazz Festival and over the years has accompanied singers such as Carol Kidd, Tina May and Stacey Kent.

He will be joined at the concert next Saturday, March 26, by Alec Dankworth of the John Dankworth/Cleo Laine dynasty on bass and Sebastiaan De Krom on drums.

Alec’s career includes a stint with the Dave Brubeck Quartet and Sebastiaan is a regular drummer for singer/pianist Jamie Cullum. By coincidence, the two musicians studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.

The concert starts at 8pm and tickets are £12.50, available from the St Albans Tourist and Information Centre on 01727 864511 or online from allaboutstalbans.com

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