Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Andy Woon All Stars (jazz)

A new-to-the-blog venue for jazz today as the Friends of the Towner present Jazz at the Hydro. March's trio is the Andy Woon All Stars.

Cornet player Andy Woon has worked with a number of household names in his career. As a member of the Royal Artillery Band in the 1970s, he backed artists such as Semprini and Larry Adler. Then being in the pit band for the Bernard Delfont Organisation allowed him to work with Danny La Rue, Jimmy Tarbuck, Little and Large and Ken Goodwin. He also played with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra (1976 to 1990) and the Southern Dance Orchestra. Andy will be joined at the Hydro by pianist Keith Nichols and vocalist Spats Langham.

In 1965 the Friends of the Towner was formed. Since then the Friends have consistently raised funds on behalf of the Towner Gallery which have been used to purchase or contribute towards the purchase of works of art and facilities. They offer a range of events throughout the year including jazz gigs and talks on a variety of subjects - arts music and poetry and there are details of how to join on their website.

Hydro Hotel, Wed 6th Mar, 14:15-16:30.
Tickets £12.50 (£11.50 members), available online via Visit Eastbourne or in person from the Tourist Information Centre.