Jazz: Alan Barnes, David Newton, Ian Smith Saturday 20 October


Alan Barnes (sax and clarinet)

David Newton (piano)

Ian Smith (trumpet)

Riaan Vosloo (bass) 

Saturday 20 October 8pm

Tickets: £15 or £30 with dinner from 6.30pm
Fantastic jazz musicians playing classics from the history of jazz in superb style with plenty of banter, anecdotes and laughter and a wonderful dinner.

Barnes and Smith

‘Barnes’s casually consummate musicianship, deadpan humour (he could be a comedian, if jazz ever fails him), and indomitable belief in a respected place for the music’s rich history in this eclectic and often forgetful world…’ John Fordham, Guardian

Legendary jazz musician ALAN BARNES plays alto sax, baritone sax and clarinet softly and mesmerisingly to fit the intimate atmosphere of Sladers Yard. Twice winner of the prestigious BBC Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year Award in 2001 and 2006, ALAN BARNES has won many British Jazz awards in alto, baritone, clarinet and arranging categories. In 2003 he was made a Fellow of Leeds College of Music  where he originally studied music. He has featured on many jazz recordings and has toured and performed with an astonishing variety of bands and musicians. He has his own music label and has played Sladers Yard on numerous memorable occasions.



DAVID NEWTON David Newton has been voted best Jazz Pianist in the British Jazz awards for the thirteenth time in 2014 and was made a Fellow of Leeds College of Music in 2003. An exquisite accompanist for singers, he has worked regularly with Carol Kidd, Marion Montgomery, Tina May, Annie Ross, Claire Martin and of course Stacey Kent, with whom he spent ten years recording and travelling all over the world. He also composes music which he records on his own CDs as well as writing specifically for Martin Taylor, Alan Barnes, Tina May or Claire Martin. Newton’s music can be heard on many television productions, including over twenty for TV movies in the United States. He has also written music for ten of Alan Aykbourn’s productions. 

IAN SMITH has played trumpet with talents as varied as Gwyneth Herbert, Hank Wangford, Alan Barnes, Vimala Rowe and Michael Horowitz. He has lectured on Modern and Renaissance Poetry 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 at leading jazz festivals and on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4. A regular star performer at Sladers Yard, his events are always red letter days. A published writer, Ian Smith and Alan Barnes wrote and performed in an acclaimed BBC Radio 4 drama, Blood Count, about the final recording of Duke Ellington

riaan vosloo2RIAAN VOSLOO is a composer, arranger and highly accomplished bassist.

SLADERS JAZZ CLUB brings together some of the country’s best players in intimate evenings with wonderful food. This evening’s £15 dinner price buys a full main course from a choice of seafood, free-range meat or vegetarian/vegan dishes served with an array of salads and breads. An enticing selection of desserts, cheeses, locally brewed beers and cider and a great wine list followed coffees and liqueurs will also be here to tempt you.

For tickets please call 01308 459511.

About Sladers Yard

Sladers Yard is an art gallery and cafe in West Bay, Dorset. Our art gallery showcases contemporary British Art, Furniture and Craft whilst the licensed cafe serves fresh, locally produced homecooked food and drinks.
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