Scenes in the City concert at Herts Jazz Club in Welwyn Garden City
PUBLISHED: 14:22 18 October 2015 | UPDATED: 14:22 18 October 2015
A firm favourite of Herts Jazz Club will make a welcome return to Welwyn Garden City this evening (Sunday).
Bass player Arnie Somogyi will appear at the Hawthorne Theatre tonight (Sunday) with his band, almost two years after a barnstorming gig at the Campus West venue.
Drawing its repertoire from the music of the great jazz composer and bassist, Charles Mingus, the band embodies the freedom of interpretation and drive that characterise the music of one of the most important and colourful figures in jazz.
Expect to hear lesser known Mingus compositions, as well as familiar favourites such as Boogie Stop Shuffle, Fables of Faubus and Better Get Hit in Your Soul.
Joining Arnie in Screen 2 for the Scenes in the City concert will be Alan Barnes on alto, Tony Kofi on baritone, Jeremy Price on trombone, Tim Lapthorn on piano and Herts Jazz’s very own Clark Tracey on drums.
Advance tickets cost £3 students, £10 members, £13 concessions and £14 full.
Walk-ups on the night are £5 students, £12 members, £15 concessions and £16 full.
Book online at www.hertsjazz.co.uk/gigs.html or call the Hawthorne Theatre box office on 0300 3039620.
Established in 1969, Herts Jazz Club has become renowned as the venue for jazz fans in the county, young and old.
Gigs featuring the very best jazz talent in the country take place every Sunday at 7.30pm in the new Screen 2 auditorium at the Hawthorne Theatre complex.
The club 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, see www.hertsjazz.co.uk
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