Acclaimed musician jumps to it in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 11:56 15 January 2017 | UPDATED: 11:56 15 January 2017

Arnie Somogyi will play Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City

Arnie Somogyi will play Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City


An acclaimed bassist will pay tribute to two jazz greats in Welwyn Garden City this evening.

Herts Jazz Club presents Arnie Somogyi’s Jump Monk at the Hawthorne Theatre complex on Sunday night.

Led by Arnie on bass, Jump Monk pays tribute to two of the greatest composers in jazz: Charles Mingus and Thelonious Monk.

Arnie has played on over 50 albums, including four as a leader, and has worked, recorded and performed with many of the world’s leading jazz musicians including James Moody, Bobby Hutcherson, Eddie Henderson, Scott Hamilton, Art Farmer, Herb Ellis and The Mingus Big Band.

He has also performed alongside international stars including Sir Tom Jones, Charlie Watts and Amy Winehouse.

Jump Monk comprise Tony Kofi on saxes, Mark Edwards on piano, and Herts Jazz supremo Clark Tracey on drums.

Herts Jazz’s website states: “This stellar line-up includes some of the leading figures in British jazz.

“Expect passion and fireworks, pushed on by one of the best rhythm sections around.”

Sunday’s concert in Screen 2 of the Garden City Cinema complex in The Campus starts at 7.30pm.

Advance tickets are £3 students, £9 Herts Jazz members, £11 concessions and £12 full.

Tickets on the door are £5 students, £10 club members, £13 concessions and £14 full.

Book online at or call the box office on 0300 3039 620.

The Basil Hodge Quintet featuring pianist Basil Hodge, Quentin Collins, Tony Kofi, Larry Bartley and Clark Tracey will appear at Herts Jazz on Sunday, January 22.

• For more information about Herts Jazz Club, visit the club’s website at

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