Getting down with the trumpets in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 21:20 13 April 2013 | UPDATED: 21:25 13 April 2013

Dick Pearce will be appearing live at Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City

Dick Pearce will be appearing live at Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City


A TOP UK trumpeter will be performing live in Welwyn Garden City this weekend.

The Dick Pearce Quartet plays Herts Jazz Club, at Campus West, on Sunday from 8pm.

Dick first emerged on London’s jazz scene in the early 1970s. Since then, his sound and his approach to improvisation have enhanced many jazz groups, TV jingles and studio recordings.

A lyrical post-bop trumpeter, he’s inspired by Miles Davis and Freddy Hubbard.

Dick Pearce began his performing career with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, but also worked with Graham Collier, Mike Westbrook, Keith Tippett, Ken Hyder and many others in the 1970s, when he was in his 20s.

His front-line partnership with Ronnie Scott in the latter’s band in the 1980s and 1990s, plus his playing with his own band and those of Jack Sharpe, Don Rendell and Peter King, made him one the UK’s first-call trumpeters.

Joining Dick in the Terrace Suite will be John Donaldson on piano, Alex Keen on bass and Vince Clark on drums.

Tickets cost £11 in advance, £13 at the door and £8 for members. Students and under-21s pay just £5.

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* For information about the 2013 Herts Jazz Festival, taking place in Welwyn Garden City from September 20-22 and featuring Georgie Fame, Django Bates, Stan Tracey and many others, visit

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