Harry Allen set for Welwyn Garden City concert debut

PUBLISHED: 21:16 28 February 2015 | UPDATED: 21:16 28 February 2015

Harry Allen's first ever Herts Jazz Club gig takes place in Welwyn Garden City on Sunday

Harry Allen's first ever Herts Jazz Club gig takes place in Welwyn Garden City on Sunday

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A newcomer to Herts Jazz Club will be performing in Welwyn Garden City this weekend.

There is a welcome first visit to Campus West on Sunday night by American tenor player Harry Allen.

It will be a truly international night of jazz, with the Harry Allen Quartet including pianist Andrea Pozza from Italy.

Harry Allen was born in Washington DC in 1966, and was raised in Los Angeles and Burrillville, Rhode Island. He currently resides in New York City.

He has been identified as one of the finest exponents of swing tenor alive today.

His reviews say it all. Jazz Journal described him as “rich and satisfying when he’s balladeering, mind-blowing when he’s cooking”, while John Pizzarelli said “Harry Allen’s playing is nothing less than perfect”.

Joining Harry Allen in the Screen 2 auditorium at the Hawthorne Theatre/Garden City Cinema complex at Campus West will be Andrea Pozza on piano, Simon Woolf on bass and Steve Brown on drums.

Advance tickets cost £11 full, £10 concessions, £8 Herts Jazz members and £3 students.

Walk-ups cost £5 students, £9 members, £12 concessions and £13 full.

Book online at www.hertsjazz.co.uk/gigs.html or call the box office on 0300 3039 620.

The concert starts at 7.30pm.

Established in 1969, Herts Jazz is particularly keen to bring jazz to a wider audience, and tickets are available for just £3 to students and under-21s.

* For more information about Herts Jazz Club, visit www.hertsjazz.co.uk

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