Friday, 8 March 2013

Stan Tracey Trio (jazz)

photo by Andrew Cleyndert
The first ever Ivor Novello Jazz Award is the latest accolade in the long and distinguished career of Stan Tracey CBE. His amazing career has seen him write and release over forty albums since he began playing professionally in 1943, joining a variety troupe as an accordionist aged just 16. He was inspired to take up the piano a year later and never looked back! Described as "the percussive melody of Thelonious Monk with the robust lyricism of Ellington in a highly unique style", Stan's playing and creativity have influenced musicians for seven decades. His most recent recordings include Soundcheck, a set of duet improvisations recorded with his son, Clark, which was released in 2011.
Stan Tracey will be visiting the Under Ground Theatre for March's jazz night with his trio which comprises of Clark Tracey on drums and Andrew Cleyndert on bass.

Under Ground Theatre, Fri 22nd Mar, 20:00.
Tickets £13 (members/students £12), available online, by calling 0845 680 1926 or in person at the Under Ground and the Tourist Information Office.

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