Date(s) - 22/03/2013
The ‘Godfather of British Jazz’ makes an eagerly awaited return to the Eastbourne Under Ground Theatre on Friday 22nd March. Playing since 1943 at leading venues such as Ronnie Scott’s in London, Stan Tracey CBE will be joined by his son Clark on drums and bassist Andy Cleyndert.
An outstanding figure in the jazz world, Stan Tracey’s distinguished career has spanned seven decades of flourishing creativity. He has been a highly influential and stimulating musical voice, not only to his peers, but to each successive generation of musicians with whom he has worked. Stan’s individual piano playing combines the percussive melody of Thelonious Monk with the robust lyricism of Ellington in a highly unique style.
Stan has played with Geraldo, the Ted Heath Orchestra and has led his own bands for many years. He is now playing better than ever. The recipient of countless awards, Stan has played at jazz festivals throughout the world, at the Proms in London, and in May of last year he won the first ever Ivor Novello Jazz Award. Iconic in every sense of the word, Stan Tracey’s appearance at the Under Ground is a gig that no jazz fan will want to miss.
8pm on Friday, 22nd March, at the Eastbourne Under Ground Theatre (below the library, Grove Rd). Bar and coffee-bar from 7.30pm. Tickets: £13 (members/students £12).
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