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Saturday, June 2, 2012
THE Herts Jazz Club season continues this weekend with the Martin Speake Quartet appearing at Campus West in Welwyn Garden City.
Alto sax man Martin leads a broad range of groups and he is influenced by a wide range of musicians and styles of music.
Apart from his own projects, Martin has also performed with Paul Motian, Bobo Stenson, Loose Tubes, Stan Tracey, Django Bates, Airto Moreira and Flora Purim and the Royal Shakespeare Company among others.
Martin is saxophone professor and contemporary music co-ordinator on the Royal Academy of Music Jazz Course and a saxophone teacher at Middlesex University.
He has also composed music for the Associated Board jazz piano syllabus and a solo saxophone piece for Faber Music.
Citing Lee Konitz, Charlie Parker, Warne Marsh, Bill Evans, Ornette Coleman, Steve Coleman, Rabih Abou Khalil and Paul Motian as major influences, Martin will be joined on Sunday night by Barry Green on piano, Dave Green on bass and Jeff Williams on drums.
Tickets cost £11 if booked online, £13 at the door and £8 for members. Students and under-21s pay £5.
* The 2012 Herts Jazz Festival will take place at Campus West on September 14-16.
For more details see www.hertsjazzfestival.co.uk