Jazz event in Wokingham, Berkshire for Charity

November 19th 2019

Doors open at 6.30pm and the performance starts at 7.30pm

At The Whitty Theatre – Luckley Road, Wokingham RG40 3EU

Tickets cost £18.00 each and the bar will be open before the event, after it and during the interval.

Wokingham in Need is proud to announce that for the second year running, we’re teaming up with renowned Jazz legend Art Themen to put on another big charity Jazz show! Plus, this year, we’ve got Lianne Carroll joining us. Following the success of last year’s event

All proceeds raised from this event will go to help terminally ill children and other local worthy causes.

About Art Themen

Art was involved in the TRADITIONAL JAZZ SCENE in Manchester in the late 1950’s. A member of the award winning Cambridge University Jazz Band from 1958-1961 he became involved in the early London blues scene. Art Themen, a previous winner in the tenor sax category of the British jazz awards, has toured the world fronting Stan Tracey’s quartet for 20 years and has been featured with virtually everyone on the UK jazz scene.

 In addition he has played alongside American legends including Philly Joe Jones, George Coleman, Red Rodney, Al Haig, Charlie Rouse, Bud Shank, Nat Adderley, Arturo Sandoval, Sal Nistico, Scott Hamilton, Eric Alexander et al. Outside the jazz scene he has accompanied such diverse artists as Mick Jagger, George Harrison, Rod Stewart, Jack Bruce, Joe Cocker, Chuck Berry, Alexis Korner and, even Bing Crosby! Art Themen is a player who has an original and individual style which appears to all genres of jazz fans.

Joining Art Themen is Liane Carroll

Liane Carroll is one of the hottest singers on the UK jazz scene. Double BBC jazz-award winner, she has also won Best Female Jazz Vocalist at the first Ronnie Scotts Jazz Awards, presented by Tony Bennett and Michael Parkinson, and she made a head-line appearance at the Glastonbury Festival.

Featuring bassist Roger Carey. ‘Swinging like Hell one minute, brutally expressive and heart-breakingly tender the next… Utterly brilliant’ (Time Out)’Smooth jazz raised to a high art’ (The Independent on Sunday)

Book today to avoid disappointment at www.source.co.uk/wokinghaminneed or call 07867530727

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