Art Themen Quartet
Entry Requirements: Under 16s are not permitted in the venue. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
The Art Themen Quartet:
“One of the tiny handful of undeniably perfect jazz musicians …..” Dave Gelly – The Observer. A huge figure on the British jazz scene since the early 60’s, Art Themen has continued to work at the highest level both in the UK and on the international stage. A previous winner of the tenor saxophone category in the British Jazz Awards, this living legend of a tenor player is still regularly playing to packed crowds over at The Bull’s Head.
“His ideas (are) eclectic in an unpredictable style that has outlasted the Coltrane clones of his generation ……” said Jack Massarick – London Evening Standard Jazz Critic.
Completing the quartet are … on piano, Tim Wells on double bass & Spike Wells on drums. 8.30pm (Doors 8.00pm)
Art Themen was involved in the traditional jazz scene in Manchester in the late 1950s. A member of the award winning Cambridge University jazz band from 1958 to 1961, he became involved in the early London blues scene, playing alongside Alexis Korner, Jack Bruce, Mick Jagger and Chuck Berry. He fronted the Stan Tracey quartet for 20 years from 1976. Key influences are Sonny Rollins and Dexter Gordon. Themen has toured world wide and played and recorded with many US and British luminaries. A busy and sought after musician who nowadays is most often seen on stage with many of the best of Britain's top jazz players such as Alan Barnes, John Donaldson, John Critchinson, Dave Newton, Georgie Fame, Don Weller, Mornington Lockett, among many others. Themen is a player who is known for his originality and individual style