Saturday 23 June 8pm
Tickets £15 Jazz only or £30 with dinner from 6.30pm
Don’t miss the chance to hear three world-class musicians play together for one night only at Sladers Yard!
Multi-award winning jazz musician Alan Barnes is best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone sax where his flawless musicianship and warm rapport with audiences have made him uniquely popular in British jazz. He has received over 25 British Jazz Awards, most recently in 2014 for clarinet, and has twice been made BBC Jazz Musician of the Year. He has become a firm favourite at Sladers Yard where he plays softly and mesmerisingly to suit the intimate atmosphere.
Ian Smith’s hilariously witty wealth of anecdotes are a joy as is his immaculate and sensitive trumpet playing. An expert on Modern and Renaissance Poetry, he has lectured at universities on both sides of the Atlantic while also playing jazz regularly with some of the leading players in Britain and Europe. He has performed many times at jazz festivals and on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4.
Denni Ilett is a world-class guitarist who has spent much of his life touring Europe and the US playing jazz. He now runs the Bristol International Jazz Festival and recently played a Jimmy Hendrix night at Ronnie Scott’s.