Acclaimed pianist performing in Welwyn Garden City

Pianist Andrea Vicari will play Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City with her quartet

Pianist Andrea Vicari will play Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City with her quartet

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AN acclaimed American-born pianist and composer will be performing in Welwyn Garden City this weekend.

Andrea Vicari, who hails from Miami, Florida, but grew up in Birmingham, England, will be Herts Jazz Club’s special guest on Sunday night.

The Andrea Vicari Quartet will play the Terrace Suite at Campus Weast from 7.45pm.

First reaching prominence with Julian Arguelles, Art Farmer and Eddie Henderson on the London scene of the 80s, Andrea rose to greater heights nationally with her ‘Suburban Gorillas’ project in the 90s, featuring her much praised compositions.

Now professor of jazz piano at Trinity College of Music, she is one of the best jazz pianists around, having performed with most of the country’s greats.

Andrea has five highly acclaimed albums to her credit and among her latest projects are The Jazz Ambassadors – an all-woman contemporary jazz ensemble – and Jazz Ex-Temporé, an international jazz ensemble recently returned from touring in Europe.

Joining Andrea at Herts Jazz will be Mornington Lockett on tenor sax, Dorian Lockett on bass and Clark Tracey on drums.

Tickets cost £11 in advance, £13 on the door, £8 for club members and just £5 for students and under-21s. Book online at www.hawthornetheatre.co.uk

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