Good Mornington in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 20:46 11 May 2013 | UPDATED: 20:46 11 May 2013

Mornington Lockett will play Herts Jazz Club at Campus West in Welwyn Garden City

Mornington Lockett will play Herts Jazz Club at Campus West in Welwyn Garden City

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A SAXOPHONIST who has performed and recorded with a host of jazz’s biggest names will be appearing in Welwyn Garden City this weekend.

Mornington Lockett and his quartet will be performing at Herts Jazz Club, at Campus West, on Sunday from 8pm.

Mornington has a career rivalled by only a few in the genre. He has performed and recorded with a multitude of top names, both here and internationally.

He began playing clarinet at the age 14 before switching to tenor saxophone. He studied at Dartington College of Arts, graduating in 1981, then undertook further study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1984-85.

The musician has since played in the bands of Jim Mullen, Ronnie Scott, Arturo Sandoval, Ian Shaw, Andrea Vicari, Martin Drew, Stan Tracey, Don Weller, Sarah Jane Morris and Jimmy Smith among others.

He has a powerhouse reputation on his instrument and is noted not only for his technical abilities but also his musical invention.

Accompanied by the wonderful John Critchinson on piano, Mornington will play his arrangements of some great material in Welwyn Garden City. Paul Morgan will be on bass and Clark Tracey drums.

Tickets cost £11 in advance and £13 at the door. It’s £8 for club members and just £5 for students. Book online at http://www.hawthornetheatre.co.uk/whatsonstage.html


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