Tonight, multi-award winning Alan Barnes performs alongside some of his favourite musicians and peers. Joining Alan is established and longtime pianist John Critchinson, established bassist Dave Green and Stu Butterfield on drums.
A prolific international performer, composer, arranger, bandleader and touring soloist – we can’t wait to see what Alan brings to our Jazz at Karamel nights. Best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone sax, his unique musicianship, indefatigable touring, and warm rapport with audiences have made him uniquely popular in British jazz. He has received over 25 British Jazz Awards, most recently in 2014 for clarinet, and has twice been made BBC Jazz Musician of the Year.
“Barnes, plays music that was radical 50 years ago – hard, urban post-bop – but he infuses it with so much passion and energy you could believe it was minted on the spot, which is always part of the story with jazz.” – John L Waters – The Guardian
Alan Barnes (alto sax), John Critchinson (piano), Dave Green (bass), Stu Butterfield (drums)