Line-up announced for Welwyn Garden City-based music festival
PUBLISHED: 13:20 02 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:52 04 June 2017
The line-up for the seventh Herts Jazz Festival in Welwyn Garden City has been announced.
This year’s Herts Jazz Festival will take place over the weekend of Friday, October 13 to Sunday, October 15 at the Hawthorne Theatre entertainment complex in The Campus, WGC.
Georgie Fame with the Guy Barker Big Band will headline the opening Friday night.
The Golden Age of British Big Bands will be the main attraction on the Saturday evening, with a rare performance of the late Bobby Wellins’ ‘Culloden Moor Suite’ featuring Mornington Lockett bringing the three-day jazz event to a close.
Early bird weekend tickets are now on sale.
• Herts Jazz Festival 2017 Programme
Friday, October 13
8.30pm-11pm: Georgie Fame with the Guy Barker Big Band
11pm-12.30am: Foyer: Dave Newton Trio.
Saturday, October 14
11.30am-12.30pm: Jay Phelps Quartet
1pm-2pm: Clark Tracey’s Tribute to Hexad
2pm-3pm: Foyer: Guitarmageddon
3.15pm-4.30pm: Gary Husband Trio
5pm-6.15pm: New Directions
6.15pm-7.30pm: Foyer: Nikki Iles/Stan Sulzmann Duet
7.45pm-10.15pm: The Golden Age of British Big Bands
10.30pm-Midnight: Foyer: Mark Edwards Trio.
Sunday, October 15
11.30am-12.30pm: St Albans Music School Ensemble
2pm-3pm: Foyer: Derek Nash Quartet play Mulligan
3.15pm-4.15pm: Remembering George Shearing
4.45pm-6.15pm: Fish Tales – Alan Barnes Octet
6.15pm-7.30pm: Foyer: Leon Greening Trio
7.45pm-10.15pm: Bobby Wellins’ ‘Culloden Moor Suite’ featuring Mornington Lockett.
• For more information about Herts Jazz Festival, including full personnel lists, go to www.hertsjazzfestival.co.uk