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Clark Tracey Quartet - 'A Tribute to Stan Tracey's Quartet'

Clark Tracey Quartet

Award-winning drummer Clark Tracey brings his Quartet to Walthamstow - with Art Themen (saxes), Bruce Boardman (piano) and Andrew Cleyndert (bass) - to play the music of Stan Tracey, the 'Godfather of British Jazz'.


To celebrate what would have been Stan Tracey’s 90th year, Clark Tracey has written the definitive biography of his father (The Godfather of British Jazz), being published by Equinox Publishing. The concert will be part of the book’s launch and will feature Stan’s music and well-known jazz standards.


Clark Tracey is one of the UK's premier jazz men with an international career as an outstanding composer, arranger and drummer. He has won Best Drummer in various awards five times, including the British Jazz Awards in 2016 and 2017.

cover of The Godfather of British Jazz book His group also features three other superb musicians:

Art Themen (saxes) has a major reputation on the British jazz and blues scene, and has played tenor sax in many top jazz groups. Described by Dave Gelly as ‘One of the tiny handful of undeniably perfect jazz musicians’, he was winner of the British Jazz Award for tenor sax in 2008.

Bruce Boardman (piano) has performed with many big names, run his own band, made numerous TV appearances and toured internationally.

Andrew Cleyndert (bass) is best known for his work with the late Stan Tracey. He has also worked extensively with many other jazz greats, including Lee Konitz, Art Farmer and Conte Candoli.

Clark said: “I’ve had the pleasure of playing at fundraising concerts for the National Jazz Archive several times, so it’s great to be able to bring my own quartet to help raise funds for the Archive. It’s a wonderful resource for everyone interested in the history and development of jazz in this country.”


This concert is one of a series during 2017 to raise funds to support the work of the National Jazz Archive.


Friday 24 November 2017

Mirth, Marvel and Maud,186 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 4QH

Tickets: £17
Booking: 020 8502 4701 or online (+ £1.70 booking fee)