JBGB Events present

Mark Nightingale & Alan Barnes Sextet


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Last Show: Tuesday 28 th November 2023

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Following the massively successful Sell Out concert at Dean St in March, back by overwhelming demand are two multi- award winning giants of British Jazz - Mark Nightingale on trombone and Alan Barnes on saxophones. The 20th Century spanned 100 years of Creative Great Jazz Tunes: original, unique, long lasting, jazz compositions. Whilst jazz musicians were, and continue to be, ready to improvise and syncopate melodies and chord sequences, originally written as songs -  and many from Broadway shows, the greatest Jazz numbers were composed and arranged specifically as vehicles for instrumental jazz giants.

“Mark Nightingale tells the trombone what to do and does not allow it to set the parameters for his improvisations… tremendous fluency and flair”.- Leonard Feather

“Alan Barnes stylistic range is quite phenomenal… He has a wonderful capacity for suggesting a given style without actually imitating anyone.”- Dave Gelly

Normally you would be lucky to hear just a few Great Jazz Tunes in any one concert and would have to spend time, money and lots of energy across many evenings to hear several

Tonight, in just one concert you can hear, from start to finish, nothing other than Great Jazz Tunes.

Here are a  few among of the many of the wonderful tunes we are hoping to feature in this concert.

The Duke - Dave Brubeck

Skylark - Hoagy Carmichael

So What -Miles Davis

Dont Mean A Thing - Duke Ellington

Boplicity - GIl Evans

Desafinado - Antonio Carlos Jobim

Straight No Chaser - Thelonious Monk

St Thomas - Sonny Rollins

Speak No Evil - Wayne Shorter

Peace - Horace Silver

Moanin - Bobby Timmons

and several more Great Jazz Tunes

Band Line Up

Mark Nightingale (trombone)
Alan Barnes (sax)
James Davison (trumpet)
Jim Watson (piano)
Jeremy Brown (double bass)
Ian Thomas (drums)