Musician brings sax appeal to Welwyn Garden City venue

PUBLISHED: 11:26 29 May 2011

Nathaniel Facey will be appearing at Herts Jazz at Campus West in Welwyn Garden City

Nathaniel Facey will be appearing at Herts Jazz at Campus West in Welwyn Garden City


ONE of the country’s hottest jazz saxophonists will be appearing at Campus West in Welwyn Garden City this evening (Sunday).

Alto sax man Nathaniel Facey will be treating Herts Jazz fans to a performance with his quartet in the Hawthorne Studio on Sunday night from 7.45pm.

Originally a student at the Royal Academy of Music, Nathaniel was a founding member of Tomorrow’s Warriors.

He later joined Jazz Jamaica All Stars and more recently has received international exposure through his work with award-winning band Empirical, a group of brilliant young jazz musicians who combine a contemporary approach with a deep seated love of jazz.

Nathaniel is widely regarded as an inventive and mature musician, whose influences extend from bebop through to gospel and soul.

Still in his late 20s, he has already recorded alongside Jack DeJohnette, Courtney Pine, Tim Garland and Gary Crosby among others.

Playing with Nathaniel tonight will be Lewis Wright on vibes, Tom Farmer on bass and Shaney Forbes on drums.

“What a fantastic gig this is going to be,” said Clark Tracey, of Herts Jazz.

“Four of the best young jazz musicians in the country – sensational!”

Tickets cost £10 if bought online from, £12 on the door and £8 for club members.

Students and under 21s get in for £5.

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