Courtney Pine set to play Hertford Corn Exchange
PUBLISHED: 16:27 23 October 2016 | UPDATED: 16:27 23 October 2016
A British jazz legend will be performing in Hertford next month.
Courtney Pine brings his House of Legends tour to Hertford Corn Exchange on Friday, November 4 for a must-see gig at the Fore Street music venue.
No musician more embodies the dramatic transformation in the British jazz scene over the past 30 years than saxophonist Courtney Pine.
The ground-breaking, multi-instrumentalist has led a generation of exciting and innovative players who have broadened their styles to take jazz out to a wider audience.
Courtney Pine says on his website: “I believe in letting the musicians decide what is and what isn’t jazz.
“And for me, not to open my heart and play everything that is in my head or reflects my experiences, is just wrong.”
In the 80s he was one of the first black British jazz artists to make a serious mark on the jazz scene when his first album Journey To The Urge Within charted and some 30 years on – now with an OBE and CBE for services to music – he continues to break new ground with a string of highly acclaimed recordings and numerous prestigious industry awards.
His album Modern Day Jazz Stories was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2000 and he was the recipient of the Gold Badge award in 2002.
Pine has released 16 studio albums to date and continues to tour worldwide with his award-winning band playing clubs, concert halls and festivals from Glastonbury to Fuji Rock, Montreux to Cape Town.
Doors to his Hertford concert open at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £22.50.
• Call the ticket hotline on 01992 584 322 or call the info line on 07904 333 923.
You can book online at SeeTickets here.
For more information visit www.hertfordcornexchange.co.uk
For more on Courtney Pine, visit his website at www.courtneypine.co.uk