Two chances to see top jazz performer Clark Tracey in Sheffield

Jazz musician Clark Tracey
Jazz musician Clark Tracey

There are two chances to see jazz musician Clark Tracey in Sheffield this Friday, October 20.

Celebrating his 40th year in jazz, Clark has assembled his newest line-up of gifted young musicians for 2018.  

Clark leads them through bebop to post- bop and promises a highly accessible journey that swings all the way.  

Aside from Clark, who has won Best Drums two years running in the British Jazz Awards, trumpeter Alexandra Ridout was named the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year last year and the band’s sax player Sean Payne the runner-up.

Since its inception in January, this band have astonished audiences already around the country at clubs and festivals with a maturity beyond their years.

The line-up is completed by Elliott pianist Sansom and James Owston on bass.  

The Sheffield Jazz event takes place at Crookes Social Club,  Mulhouse Road, S10 1TD at  8pm.  

Advance tickets are available from buy.sivtickets.com/sheffieldjazz at the same net price as on the door.

Clark is also speaking at 1pm as part of the Off The Shelf Festival at Trippets Lounge Bar, Trippet Lane.

He is talking about the life of his father, the internationally-acclaimed pianist Stan Tracey, a much-missed legend of the British jazz scene, who died five years ago, aged 86.

Clark, whose father helped to nurture his talent as a young performer, draws on personal recollections, diaries and interviews to illustrate his dad's wit and wisdom.

Hear what made Stan's music unique in jazz, the trials and tribulations of his dedication to art, and something of Stan's relationship with the many jazz giants he encountered musically in a 70-year career.

More details at www.offtheshelf.org.uk.