Covid replacement at Chichester Jazz Club
As spokesperson Melissa Hauffe explains: “We had intended to have the Scott Hamilton Quartet for our concert on 21 January but unfortunately due to Covid issues they have to cut short their UK tour. and return to Italy, so it will not be available. Fortunately, we were able to retain his wonderful rhythm section and they retained the services of Karen Sharp for the concert.
“A prominent figure on the UK jazz scene, Karen is well known for her melodic and full saxophone playing, winning the British Jazz Awards for best tenor saxophonist numerous times and always being well received by CJC audiences.
Karen Sharp – saxes will line up; John Pearce – piano; Dave Green – bass; and Steve Brown – drums.
Born in Suffolk, Karen studied classical piano and clarinet before discovering jazz and switching to tenor sax, a choice inspired by two improvisational giants – Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins. Her career took off when she was asked to join Humphrey Lyttelton’s band with whom she toured the UK and Europe for four years. During this period, Karen also worked hard to create her own quintet, touring festivals and the club circuit.
Admission £15 for guests, £8 for members. Students get a special entry price of £5, but this is reduced to £3 for student members. For customers only, tickets can be purchased in advance at Chichester Visitor Information Centre, The Novium, Tower Street – 01243 775888 or www.novium.org/boxoffice
More information about the club at www.chichesterjazzclub.co.uk. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., music starts at 7:45 p.m.
Licensed Bar. Free parking nearby.