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Sun, 04 Dec


Pangbourne Jazz Club

Andy Dickens, Trumpet & Al Nicholls, Saxophones

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Andy Dickens, Trumpet & Al Nicholls, Saxophones
Andy Dickens, Trumpet & Al Nicholls, Saxophones

Time & Location

04 Dec 2022, 19:30 – 22:00

Pangbourne Jazz Club, Rosewood Hall, 1 Whitchurch Rd, Pangbourne, Reading RG8 7BS, UK

About the event

Andy Dickens

We are really looking forward to the return of the very lovely Andy Dickens to PJC . Andy is a freelance jazz trumpeter who plays swing, mainstream, Dixieland and New Orleans Jazz.

Andy’s lively trumpet and flugelhorn playing evokes the warmth and exuberance of Mardi Gras New Orleans; the heat of Chicago clubland and the excitement of small-band New York swing.

A frequent guest at European jazz festivals, he has played with many English and American notables including Slim Gaillard; Ken Peplowski; Joe Darensbourg; Franz Jackson;  Jason Marsalis; Humphrey Littleton; Terry Lightfoot; Judith Durham; Clark Tracey; Bruce Turner; Jools Holland;  Duncan Lamont; David Newton; Pete King and Peter Ind.

His current list of musical associates includes Julian Marc Stringle; Adrian Cox; Pete Allen; Tim Husskisson; Trevor Whiting; Duncan Hempstock; Emily Dickens; Al Nichols; Simon Picton; Graham Hughes; Bobby Worth; Martin Litton and Craig Milverton.

Often featured as a guest musician with other bands his own concerts are punctuated with song and off-beat observations, and his typically wry presentation results in a programme that is entertaining and draws from the finest traditions in jazz.

More on Andy here

Al Nicholls

Al plays tenor sax with a ravishing, full, rounded sound in the tradition of Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster and Illinois Jacquet, and now championed in the States by players like Scott Hamilton.

From "smoochy" ballads, through to swinging up-tempo numbers, Al’s great sound is perfect to create that after-hours, jazz club atmosphere.

Al’s repertoire encompasses literally hundreds of the classic "standards" of the 30s, 40s and 50s, written by masters such as George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Rogers and Hart, and Duke Ellington.

Al Nicholls is one of London’s top players and also has a reputation as one of the best swing band arrangers too.

More about Al here

Andy and Al will provide a wonderful evening of great Jazz, supported by:

Rhythm section:

Terry Hutchins guitar, Andy Crowdy double bass, Jim Pollard Piano and Brian Greene drums

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