ALAN BARNES & ATSUKO SHIMADA TRIO Sat 8th August
LINEUP: Atsuko Shimada (piano) Alan Barnes (sax), Rafa Sibaja (bass) Jose Luis Gomez (drums)
Alan Barnes is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, band leader and touring soloist. He is best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone sax, where he combines a formidable virtuosity with a musical expression and collaborative spirit that have few peers
His recorded catalogue is immense. Alan Barnes’s 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. Spain based and a popular performer at Brecon Jazz, Atsuko Shimada here teams with her regular trio, linked via a studio session in Granada. Atsuko graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music and sites her major influences as Wynton Kelly and Herbie Hancock. Atsuko delights audiences with suggestive arrangements of traditional standards and intricate reharmonizations.
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