Jazz in Thame – Mark Crooks
Date and time: 26/01/2023, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location: The Spread Eagle Hotel
£17.00 per person – book on line http://www.jazzinthame.co.uk/
£17.00 (in advance only no tickets on door)
8.00pm start (doors open 7.30pm)
Legendary West End woodwind man Mark Crooks brings together a hugely entertaining show that highlights two of the world’s greatest clarinet players – band leader Benny Goodman and arch jazzer Artie Shaw. Their music encouraged thousands of young musicians in the 30s and 40s to take up this newly popular instrument to play swing and trad jazz and Mark is one of Europe’s finest players of the instrument. So, expect to hear some of the most melodic jazz on the planet as Mark and his crack rhythm section of David Newton, Paul Jefferies and Matt Holme – get to work their musical magic on Mark’s great arrangements – bringing the clarinet to the forefront once more in British jazz.