Art and Don bring sax appeal to Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 20:59 16 April 2016 | UPDATED: 20:59 16 April 2016

Don Weller and Art Themen will be appearing at Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City

Don Weller and Art Themen will be appearing at Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City

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Two jazz giants will team up for a special concert in Welwyn Garden City this weekend.

Art Themen will play Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden CityArt Themen will play Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City

On his seasonal date at Herts Jazz, club patron Art Themen will appear alongside the mighty Don Weller, back on the jazz scene after a brief illness.

The two top tenors will perform together as part of a quintet in Screen 2 of the Hawthorne Theatre complex on Sunday night.

Art and Don were originally paired up in Stan Tracey’s Octet some 40 years ago, and epitomise the ‘Tough Tenors’ branding which has played a big role in jazz history.

These two giants of their instruments display respectful mutual admiration, as well as setting up hard swinging grooves in the company of the legendary John Critchinson on piano.

Completing the line-up will be Herts Jazz supremo Clark Tracey on drums and Andrew Cleyndert on bass.

The gig at the CW Entertainment venue starts at 7.30pm.

Advance tickets cost £3 students, £8 club members, £10 concessions and £11 full.

Walk-ups on the night are £5 students, £9 members, £12 concessions and £13 full.

Book online at www.hertsjazz.co.uk/gigs.html or call the box office on 0300 3039 620.

* Dates for the 2016 Herts Jazz Festival have also been announced by Herts Jazz organisers.

Regarded as “one of Britain’s finest jazz events”, the three-day jazz spectacular will take place at the Hawthorne Theatre over the weekend of Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 18.

For more information about Herts Jazz Club, visit www.hertsjazz.co.uk


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