Samba beat at jazz club in Welwyn Garden City

Saxophonist Mark Crooks will play Herts Jazz Club [Picture: Jerry Storer]

Saxophonist Mark Crooks will play Herts Jazz Club [Picture: Jerry Storer]

Jerry Storer

There will be something a little bit different at Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City this weekend.

Herts Jazz Club Herts Jazz Club

Jazz Samba comes to Screen 2 of the Garden City Cinema / Hawthorne Theatre complex on Sunday night.

Featuring leading saxophonist Mark Crooks and much in-demand pianist Rob Barron, Jazz Samba spotlights Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd’s groundbreaking 1962 recording, the first-ever fully fledged bossa nova album recorded by American jazz musicians.

A commercial success, it topped the LP charts on its release and produced its own pop hit single, Desafinado.

As well as Mark Crooks on tenor and pianist Rob Barron, Arnie Somogyi will be on bass and Steve Brown on drums.

The February 25 gig at the CW Entertainment venue in The Campus, WGC, starts at 7.30pm.

Advance tickets cost £5 students, £10 members, £12 concessions and £13 full.

They are £7 students, £11 members, £14 concessions and £15 full on the night.

• Book online at or call 0300 3039 620.

• For more information about Herts Jazz Club, see

More news stories

29 minutes ago

Despite the cold snap at the weekend, more than 600 runners turned out for Garden House Hospice Care’s annual Muddy Mayhem race in Knebworth.


Music fans have the chance to vote for their favourite tracks to be added to a classical-meets-electronic dance event coming to Hatfield this summer.

Police have received reports of bomb threats at six schools in Hertfordshire today.

A Welwyn Garden City man who squirted bleach into the face and eye of a policeman on the doorstep of his mother’s house has been jailed for three and a half years.

Most read stories

Local business directory

Hertfordshire's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Welwyn Hatfield Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter