The Art Themen Organ Trio

'Thane & The Villeins'

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

A fantastically exciting, playful and inventive saxophonist, Art Themen has been a beloved character of the British jazz scene for over 60 years, famously combining his role as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with saxophone duties in the bands of Alexis Korner and Stan Tracey among many others. Described by The Observer as "One of the tiny handful of undeniably perfect jazz musicians”, he remains as brilliant and inimitable as ever. Themen’s trio Thane & The Villeins features organist Pete Whittaker, formerly of The Nigel Price Organ Trio, and drummer George Double – a  Dean Street regular, who has worked as sideman to Shirley Bassey and Jack Jones.

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"A first-rate excellent set..Themen is one of the very few totally original, utterly engaging jazz musicians around"


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The band’s groove-led re-imaginings of quirky curiosities from the jazz canon, act as a perfect vehicle for the twinkly mischief of this genuine grandee of British jazz and have delighted crowds at Ronnie Scott’s, The Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, here at Pizza Express Dean St and across the UK.

Band Line Up

Art Themen (sax)

Pete Whittaker (organs)

George Double (drums)