Bank Holiday Blues Special with The Drawtones featuring saxophonist Julian Nicholas:
Entry Requirements: Under 18s to be accompanied by an appropriate adult
The Drawtones are rapidly becoming one of the British jazz scene’s fastest rising newcomers having supported Curtis Stigers, appeared at the Rye International Jazz Festival with Jools Holland saxophonists Derek Nash and Phil Veacock and played at several of London’s top jazz venues. In March 2017 they released their debut album "Down the Line" collaborating with the British jazz award winning saxophonist Derek Nash. Their authentic Hammond groove has gained influence from many of the Hammond legends including Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Brother Jack McDuff, Joey De Francesco and Harry Stoneham to name a few. There will be great tracks also from such artists as George Benson, George Duke, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan and more. The band is led by Hammond Organist Rod Pooley and features saxophonist, composer & bandleader Julian Nicholas who has recently been heard on BBC Radio 3 with the great ‘Loose Tubes’ as well as with ‘The Cloggz’ at the South Coast Jazz festival which he co-curates alongside the UK’s leading jazz singer, Claire Martin OBE whom he has recorded, performed and toured with. Other top jazz collaborations include Carleen Anderson, Eddie Henderson, Bobby Wellins, Kirk Lightsey, Liane Carroll, Nikki Iles, Eddie Parker, Chris McGregor & Stan Tracey. The legendary Bobby Wellins said of him: “…his beautiful and creative playing makes Julian one of my favourite tenor saxophonists.” The band line-up is completed by Rod Pooley, hammond organ, Andy Williams, guitar, Simon Brewin, bass & Jessica Dann, drums.