Performances are at the East Hastings Sea Angling Association at The Stade, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3FJ
(Near the Jerwood Gallery and the Lifeboat Station)
Please check the CONTACTS section on this site for directions.
Doors open 7.45 for 8.30 start. Disabled access. Usual admission £10 on the door.
For further information, or if you would like to be on our monthly e-mailing list please contact us on 01424 250221
TUESDAY 9TH MAY
JIM MULLEN QUARTET
Jim Mullen: Guitar
Simon Thorpe: Bass
Spike Wells: Drums
Jim Mullen was guitarist with Pete Brown & Piblokto! for two albums in 1970. He then played with Brian Auger's Oblivion Express, appearing on the band's first three albums together with future Average White Band drummer Robbie McIntosh. Jim then joined Kokomo and later toured with the Average White Band. At that time Jim met up with tenor saxophone player Dick Morrissey, and throughout the 1980s, he found considerable critical, if not commercial, acclaim as joint leader of the pioneering British jazz funk band Morrissey–Mullen. Record producer Richard Niles, who produced the band's sixth album, It's About Time, would go on to produce three solo albums for Mullen. Mullen has also played and recorded with, among others, Mose Allison, Claire Martin, Mike Carr, Jimmy Witherspoon, Dave O'Higgins and Georgie Fame. He has won many British music awards including "Best Guitar" in the British Telecom Jazz Awards (1994, 1996 and 2000). Most recently, Jim Mullen has recorded as part of The AllStars, a collective of session musicians on their Paul McCartney-produced album All About the Music.
TUESDAY 6TH JUNE
ALAN BARNES/GILAD ATZMON QUINTET
Gilad Atzmon: Alto/Clarinet
Alan Barnes: Alto/Clarinet
Frank Harrison: Piano
Yaron Stavi: Bass
Chris Higginbottom: Drums
Alan Barnes and Gilad Atzmon, two of Britain's most celebrated saxophonists are launching their new Album 'The Lowest Common Denominator'. Expect an evening of humour and superb music by a band of jazz stars! Despite their different backgrounds and approaches, the two horn men share a passion for performance, a healthy sense of competition and a firm belief that jazz is a lot of fun. Between them, they have come up with daring new arrangements, giving the American songbook a good shake, digging into their bop and post-bop bags and coming up with some barrel-scrapingly outrageous originals.