Fazioli pianos support Welwyn Garden City music festival

Pianist Zoe Rahman will play the Herts Jazz Festival 2012 in Welwyn Garden City

Pianist Zoe Rahman will play the Herts Jazz Festival 2012 in Welwyn Garden City

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A LEADING piano manufacturer is supporting a music festival set for Welwyn Garden City next month.

Stan Tracey will appear at the Herts Jazz Festival 2012 in Welwyn Garden CityStan Tracey will appear at the Herts Jazz Festival 2012 in Welwyn Garden City

World-famous Fazioli pianos will grace the stages at the Herts Jazz Festival being held at Campus West from Friday, September 14 to Sunday, September 16.

Organisers from Herts Jazz Club are proud to have secured the support of Fazioli, renowned for their top-quality, hand-made instruments.

Fazioli will provide two grand pianos for the second Herts Jazz Festival in WGC.

Manufactured near Venice, their instruments are considered by many to be the finest pianos made today.

A classic FazioliA classic Fazioli

Festival director Clark Tracey said: “Herts Jazz is committed to providing the very best quality to our audiences, both in terms of musicians and sound. This support from Fazioli reinforces this commitment.

“We are very grateful to Fazioli and their UK distributors, Jacques Samuel Pianos.”

Many of the UK’s finest jazz pianists will be heard at their best during the festival, including Clark’s dad Stan Tracey, Zoe Rahman, Kit Downes, Dave Newton and Steve Melling.

Echoes of Ellington will open the festival on the Friday night, with the Zoe Rahman Quartet due on at 3pm on Saturday.

For more information about the festival go to www.hertsjazzfestival.co.uk

Herts Jazz Festival 2012 line-up

Friday

20.30-23.00: Echoes of Ellington

23.30-01.00: Jam session with Gareth Williams Trio

Saturday

11:00-12.00: Alyn Shipton interviews Alan Barnes

13:00-14:20: Alan Barnes Sextet

15:00-16:20: Zoe Rahman Quartet

17:00-18:20: European Jazz Ensemble

19:00-20:20: Dave Newton Quintet

21:00-22:20: Stan Tracey Quartet plus Bobby Wellins

23:00-00.30: Jam session with Leon Greening Trio

Sunday

11.00-12.20: Pete Long & Forest School Big Band

13:00-14:20: Bobby Wellins Quartet

15.00-16.20: Three Tenors

17:00-18:20: Clark Tracey’s Tribute to Art Blakey

19:00-20:20: Troyka

21.00-23.00: Martin Taylor/Alan Barnes duo


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