Jazz: David Newton and Ian Smith Saturday 15 February 2020


Alan Barnes (clarinet and saxophones)

David Newton (piano)

Ian Smith (trumpet)

Ashley John Long (bass) 

Saturday 15 February 2020 8pm

Tickets: £18 or £36 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.

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 and tells some brilliant jokes.

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

ASHLEY JOHN LONG is a virtuoso double bassist and composer active in a diverse range of musical idioms including Jazz and Improvisation, Session Music, Early and Contemporary Chamber Music, and as a Soloist. Since graduating from the RWCMD in 2008 he has maintained a busy and varied freelance career. He has performed and recorded internationally with some of the UK’s leading Jazz musicians, as well as accompanying visiting international artists, whilst his work as a soloist has seen the premiers of numerous new works for solo bass. 

SLADERS JAZZ CLUB brings together some of the country’s best players in intimate evenings with wonderful food. This evening’s £18 dinner price buys a full main course which you can select for yourself from a hot buffet of seafood, free-range meat and vegetarian/vegan dishes served with an array of salads and breads. An enticing selection of desserts, locally brewed beers and cider and a great wine list, followed by cheese, liqueurs and coffees are all available à la carte.

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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