European flavour at Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 18:51 08 October 2011 | UPDATED: 11:22 09 October 2011

Jure Pukl will be appearing at Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City

Jure Pukl will be appearing at Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City


HERTS Jazz is going European in Welwyn Garden City later this weekend.

The Jure Pukl Quartet plays Campus West on Sunday night from 7.45pm.

Multi-award winning Jure Pukl is one of the most prolific and creative saxophonists of the younger Slovene jazz generation.

He’s worked with artists such as Maceo Parker, Esperanza Spalding, Aaron Goldberg, Jeremy Pelt and orchestras like European Jazz Orchestra, European Movement Jazz Orchestra and Vienna Saxophone Quartet.

What he creates is a unique type of modern jazz, avant-garde, free jazz and impressionistic contemporary music performed with a great deal of knowledge and love, giving prominence to the interplay between band members.

Playing with Jure at the Hawthorne Studio will be Jim Hart on vibes, Michael Janisch on bass and Herbert Pirker on drums.

Jim and Michael are returning to Herts Jazz Club after a successful gig last May.

Tickets for the concert cost £11 if bought online in advance, £13 on the night and £8 for club members.

To bring jazz to a wider audience, students and under-21s get in for just £5.

To book online, go to – click on Campus West link above right.

* Simon Spillett makes a welcome return to Herts Jazz the following week on Sunday, October 16.

The tenor sax man will this time feature Australian bassist Danny Moss Jr on his UK tour.

With Dave Chamberlain switching from bass to guitar for this tour, Simon and Danny are also joined by John Critchinson on piano and Herts Jazz’s very own Clark Tracey on drums.

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