ALAN BARNES – Huddersfield
Alan Barnes: saxophones/clarinet
with the Andy Cholerton Trio
Tickets: £14 (plus 35p booking fee) available on the Huddersfield Jazz Website,
www.huddersfield-jazz.co.uk, and on the door on the date of the event.
Alan Barnes is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, bandleader and touring soloist,
best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone sax. He has made over thirty albums as leader
and co-leader alone and he has toured and played residencies with such diverse and demanding
figures as Ruby Braff, Freddie Hubbard, Scott Hamilton, Warren Vache, Ken Peplowski, Harry Allen
and Conte Candoli.
In British jazz, the young Barnes was recognised – and hired – by the established greats of the time:
Stan Tracy, John Dankworth, Kenny Baker, Bob Wilber, and Humphrey Lyttelton. But he is equally
respected for his longstanding and fruitful collaborations with contemporaries such as David
Newton, Bruce Adams, and Martin Taylor.
He written many compositions and arrangements including “The Sherlock Holmes Suite”, “A Jazz
Christmas Carol” and “Copperfield’ and he runs a successful Jazz record label – Woodville Records.
Alan has received over 35 British Jazz Awards including alto saxophone and best album in 2019 and
has twice been made BBC Jazz Musician of the Year.
He will be supported by the Andy Cholerton Trio.
Andy is one of the most respected jazz pianists in the North of England who enjoys a varied and full
playing career. In addition to his work with Alan Barnes, he has worked with other greats of the
British jazz scene including Claire Martin, Roy Williams, Enrico Tomasso, Jim Mullen, Bruce Adams,
Tina May and Mike Walker. He is in great demand as an accompanist (“one of the most sensitive
accompanists in the business”) and, with his own trio, he regularly showcases his own compositions,
which are met with high praise.