Alan Barnes and David Newton have been playing duets for 42 years. These multiple award winners cover a vast repertoire from Louis Armstrong to Chick Corea and play with an empathy that can only come with long experience. David is one of the greatest solo jazz pianists this country has ever produced and Alan plays multi reed instruments- all the saxes, clarinet and bass clarinet. They have developed an empathy and telepathic sympathy which only playing together for many years can bring.
The emphasis, as always, is on swinging, accessibility and interplay. Expect a hugely entertaining programme of straight ahead jazz flawlessly played and interspersed with lots of anecdotes and peppered with humour.
Their latest and best album “Ask Me Now” is available on Woodville Records
Support will be from special guest artiste, vocalist Sarah Oschlag and her Quintet
A Danish vocalist resident in Brighton, Sarah has been a professional singer since 2003, performing all over the UK, Europe and America. She'll be fronting a quintet drawn from Brighton's finest jazz musicians: her recent appearance paying tribute to the timeless compositions of Cole Porter was a sell-out so this is not to be missed!