All that jazz at the New Inn to celebrate fifth anniversary

August 31 2015

SOME of the UK’s best known jazz musicians will help celebrate five years of jazz evenings at the New Inn at Westerleigh.

Dave newton and john barnes

SOME of the UK’s best known jazz musicians will help celebrate five years of jazz evenings at the New Inn at Westerleigh.
Among those signed up by organiser Mike Slade for an anniversary event on Tuesday, September 15, are Dave Newton,
Alan Barnes and Rob Brian.
Mike said: “It promises to be a highly entertaining evening and one that will ensure our fifth anniversary of jazz at the New Inn is marked in some style.”
Scottish born Dave Newton was voted best jazz pianist at the British Jazz Awards for the thirteenth time in 2014. He is an accomplished arranger and composer and his music can be heard on many TV productions, including more than 20 TV movies in the USA.
He will be joined by drummer Rob Brian, who takes his inspiration from jazz legend Buddy Rich.
He has played all over the UK as a working musician as well as touring the USA and Canada in the 1990s with the band Modern English.
Highlights have included a session with Peter Gabriel, as well as playing with the Siouxsie Sioux touring band appearing on TV with Jools Holland, Jonathan Ross and sell-out venues around the world.
The trio will be completed by multi-award winning alto sax and clarinet player Alan Barnes, who is currently touring with the Bryan Ferry Orchestra.
He has appeared regularly as a member of the Laurie Holloway Orchestra on Michael Parkinson’s chat show and played as a session musician on albums by stars such as Bjork, Van Morrison, Clare Teale, Jamie Cullum and Westlife.
Accompanied by Mike Slade on bass, the evening starts at 8.30pm.