Tuesday, 9 March, 2010

8.30 - 11.00pm
£5 on the door

Bobby Wellins was due to appear tonight but following recent surgery to his shoulder he's under doctor's orders not to work for a while. We wish Bobby a swift recovery and hope to feature him as soon as he's in full working order.
It's our good fortune however that the fabulous Karen Sharp has a rare gap in her diary and is able to appear at very short notice.
Originally from Suffolk, Karen took up the tenor sax whilst studying composition at the Royal Northern College of Music. A friend introduced her to a recording of Dexter Gordon and she was instantly hooked, quickly joining the college jazz band and finding regular work in a busy soul band based in Liverpool. Moving to London in 1999 she became a busy freelance. In 2004 Karen took over from Kathy Stobart in Humphrey Lyttelton's band and stayed for three and a half years, playing tenor and baritone sax to packed houses up and down the country. She won the 2007 British Jazz Awards for both tenor sax player and rising star. “..she’s moved not in a flash in the pan flurry of notes but with well paced assurance to the status of class A player” - Humphrey Lyttleton.

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