Tuesday, 16 December, 2008

8.30 - 11.00pm
£5 on the door

A vibrant and charismatic performer on all 4 sax's from soprano to baritone, Derek Nash is of course best known as leader and arranger, since its inception over 20 years ago, of the award winning ensemble ‘Sax Appeal’. Derek is currently nominated for a 2008 British Jazz Award, in the alto sax category.
“If John Etheridge weren’t so brilliant he might be more famous. His versatility is confusing. What other guitarist could have begun his career as a member of Soft Machine and the Stephan Grappelli Quintet?” - Dave Gelly, Observer. John left Grappelli’s group in the early 80s. For the last twenty years he has pursued a career involving associations with many of the great players - he has appeared with: Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Williams, Yehudi Menuhin, Pat Metheny and Nigel Kennedy. “I never wanted to be a star, just a highly respected musician like John Etheridge” - Sting, The Guardian. “One of the best guitarists in the world” - Pat Metheny.

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