Shrewsbury Jazz Network presents Clark Tracey Quintet

Saturday 12th April at 8 pm at The Hive, Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE (01743 234970) Tickets £12, members £10, under 16s £6. Tickets also from Pengwern Books in the Market Hall (or Fish Street from 1 April).

Multi-talented, internationally acclaimed drummer and band leader with his latest quintet featuring young musicians playing accessible, exciting post-bop jazz.

Clark Tracey, with jazz roots inherited from father Stan Tracey, is a drummer, bandleader, composer and educator who has played and recorded with the cream of international jazz stars including Johnny Griffin,  Pharoah Saunders, Scott Hamilton, Alan Barnes, Kenny Wheeler and John Surman to name a few. He has two record labels, Tentoten Records and Resteamed Records, and directs Herts Jazz and the annual Herts Jazz Festival.

The quintet includes Chris Maddock (alto sax), Henry Armburg Jennings (trumpet), Reuben James (piano) and Daniel Casimir (bass)

Chris Maddock is a graduate of Birmingham Conservatoire who plays alto and baritone saxophone in a variety of jazz, function and show bands, as well as composing and arranging for big band and his own quintet and octet. He is a 2012 Yamaha Jazz Scholarship winner.

Henry Armburg Jennings is an in demand young trumpet player making a name in top London jazz venues and major jazz festivals. He plays regularly with leading jazz musicians as well as his own quartet.

Reuben James is an exciting young piano player who was raised on an eclectic mix of jazz, gospel, hip hop and classical and was spotted as a major talent by the late great Abram Wilson. His own trio is already making waves at jazz clubs and festivals.

Daniel Casimir is an upright and electric bass player and graduate of Birmingham Conservatoire who gigs with his own band as well as acting as sideman with groups representing a wide range of music genres.

“If Blakey has a UK equivalent, it’s fellow drummer Clark Tracey”


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