JBGB Events present

Mark Nightingale & Alan Barnes Quintet

the Music of Cole Porter

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Last Show: Tuesday 18 th January 2022

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

It was a complete sell out when in 2021 we presented Mark Nightingale and Alan Barnes with their remarkable arrangements, inventive musicianship and stunning improvisation playing the music of George Gershwin. So we had no hesitation in arranging the return of what are unarguably two of the great multi award winning jazz icons of the U.K. scene. Mark Nightingale on trombone and Alan Barnes on clarinet and saxophones, return, with the Graham Harvey Trio, to play the music of another great and loved composer of 20th Century popular music, Cole Porter.

“Mark Nightingale never puts a foot wrong, producing a string of solos which are constantly inventive while keeping your foot tapping”.

Tony Augarde (Crescendo Jazz Magazine)

The combination of Porter’s memorable melodies, including gems “Night and Day”, “I Get A Kick Out Of You”, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, “Just One Of Those Things”, “Love For Sale” and so many more, with Mark and Alan’s inventive arrangements, never fails to delight.

The very best of creative swinging jazz in the 21st Century, with love and respect for a 20th Century composing icon, make for a sunny evening on Dean Street on a cold January night.

Mark Nightingale (trombone)

Alan Barnes (alto saxophone)

Graham Harvey (piano)

Sam Burgess (double bass)

Ian Thomas (drums)