JAZZ SAXOPHONIST : CLARINETIST : COMPOSER : ARRANGER : EDUCATOR
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ALAN BARNES PRESENTS
COPPERFIELD
A DICKENSIAN JAZZ SUITE

Like the Dickens classic itself, Alan Barnes’s “Copperfield” has something for everyone.

A great night out that is also a treat for the jazz connoisseur; it will delight anyone who loves music or literature – or just being entertained!

The Alan Barnes Octet

Alan Barnes - Alto Saxophone, Clarinet and Bass Clarinet

Bruce Adams - Trumpet and Flugelhorn

Mark Nightingale - Trombone

Robert Fowler - Tenor Saxophone and Clarinet

Karen Sharp - Baritone Saxophone and Clarinet

David Newton - Piano

Simon Thorpe - Double Bass

Clark Tracey - Drums

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ALAN BARNES +11
ALAN BARNES OCTET

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Art Pepper recorded a classic in 1959 called Art Pepper +11 with arrangements by Marty Paich and featuring Art Pepper as the main soloist throughout. With this in mind, Alan commissioned Mark Nightingale to write 13 charts for 12 piece big band of tunes written in 1959. It was also Alan's year of birth!

Alan Barnes interview with Mike Rance for the Fleet University of The Third Age