WOW contributor Ian Fleckney introduces us to The Dave Barry Quintet, playing at the Anchorians Rugby Club in Gillingham this Friday 19 June.
Dave Barry is one of the best drummers around and his performances are always a model of good drumming, preferring to push the band along, rather than hog the limelight. He has been on the UK jazz scene for many years and has played with a “who’s who” of British jazz, including time with tenor sax leaders Tim Whitehead and more recently Don Weller.
Steve Waterman is simply one of the best trumpeters playing today and is known for his often plaintive sound, either open or muted, and always plays throughout with a kind of calm assurance. His poise and control momentarily links with Wynton Marsalis. He began his career while studying at the Trinity College of Music and since then has worked regularly on the British and European Jazz circuits, most recently playing with the Carla Bley International Big Band at various European Festivals.
Simon Allen started out playing in the famous National Youth Jazz Orchestra alongside future jazz stars such as Art Theman, Jamie Cullum and Peter King. Simon is possibly best known for playing in various bands led by the late Stan Tracey and later his son Clark and has made many appearances with them at club dates, concerts and festivals in both the UK and Europe. He regularly appears at Ronnie Scotts Club and has also worked with top musicians in the pop music world.
The sharply drilled trio of Williams, Barry and Hutton is bound to be a combination that supports the front line in every way and also compete in their individual solo stakes. The gig is guaranteed to be a great evening of top class jazz and on no account should be missed by those who enjoy live music.
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