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Alex Garnett and The Band – Friday 4th February from 6pm!

Written by Admin99, published 02-03-22

About the night:

Jazz @ Hot Numbers Coffee is here again!

We’re delighted to be welcoming music in to Gwydir St from Alex Garnett on the sax, Tim Lapthorn (piano), Steve Rose (double bass) & Dave Storey (drums).

Doors will open at 6pm. We will have the hot drinks, beer & wine whilst Steak and Honour will be sizzling outside providing us with food for the night, so get your orders in using their online ordering system as soon as you arrive! Use this link if you need help: https://order.steakandhonour.co.uk/basket/new

* Arrive promptly to avoid disappointment – we have a venue capacity which we cannot exceed. *

Music will begin around 7.30pm. There is no door fee but suggested donation per person for the gig is £10 – you can give them more! There will be a collection for the musicians on the night and all of the money goes directly to them.

Can’t wait to see you! 🎷

About the artists:

Alex Garnett & The Band – Tim Lapthorn (piano), Steve Rose (double Bass) & Dave Storey (Drums).

Alex Garnett has been one of the leading saxophonists in the UK and Mainland Europe for over two decades, being instantly recognized by his dark, husky sound. A versatile musician and first call sideman, he has enjoyed success as both a jazz artist, composer and arranger, and an in demand session, studio and commercial saxophonist, having racked up countless recording credits along the way.

A ubiquitous performer with many of Europe’s leading bands from underground to pop, he’s a regular sideman of choice for many visiting American artists when touring in Europe, and has performed in over 30 countries worldwide appearing at such venues as the Blue Note, Birdland, as well as the Perugia, North Sea, Vittoria, Montreax, and Oslo Jazz Festivals to name but a few, with varied and diverse artists across the spectrum such as Sir John Dankworth, Wynton Marsalis, Pete King, Humphrey Littleton, Scott Hamilton, Van Morrison, Evan Parker and The Rolling Stones, as well as with his contemporaries Gareth Lockrane, Seamus Blake, Phil Robson, Michael Janisch, Joel Frahm, and more.

Although Alex has accumulated one of the most impressive biographies of any saxophonist in Europe of his generation, he did not release his own solo album until the age of 40 in September of 2011. Recorded in NYC at Systems Two Studios, Garnett’s debut album Serpent features drummer Willie Jones III, Anthony Wonsey on piano, and bassist Michael Janisch, while showcasing eight original compositions from the leader.  The album proved to be one of the most anticipated debuts for years in the UK, winning universal acclaim by press, fans and musicians alike.

As of late Garnett can be seen at his weekly late-night residency at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in Soho every Monday and Tuesday while not touring, and released his second album with his new band ‘Bunch of Five’ in January of 2015. Titled Andromeda, it features long time musical associate and fellow tenor saxophonist Tim Armacost, pianist Liam Noble, bassist Michael Janisch and drummer James Maddren.


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