Alex Garnett and Fraser Smith
Thursday 14th March 2024
Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table
Show: 8:00pm-9:30pm – Single Set 75 min
Please note you can book for dinner either before or after the show.
Leading Uk Saxophonist Alex Garnett is joined by rising star sax man Fraser Smith for a night of Hammond Organ driven Soul-Jazz live from The Hampstead Jazz Club stage.
Citing Grant Green, George Benson and lesser known Hammond master Babyface Wilette as influences, the group plays fiery, funky swing and groove music rooted firmly in the 50’s/ 60’s traditions. Backed up by the UK’s very own Matt Skelton and Liam Dunachie, musicians that boast some of the most impressive Jazz CV’s in the country. For extra force, both sax men will be descending to the tonal depths and playing their baritone saxes on Smith’s original compositions.
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.
Very much a working musician, Fraser plays between 250-300 gigs a year. He has led his own band at Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express Live, The Southbank Centre, The Vortex, Jazz Bar Edinburgh, The Verdict, JazzUp!, Swansea Jazz Land, The Green Note, The Bebop Club, New Generation Jazz, Snape Maltings, and Crazy Coq’s to mention just a very small handful of past gigs. He has played London, Cheltenham, Birmingham, Swansea, Brecon, Bahrain, Guadalajara and Beijing jazz festivals and regularly performs on the continent with a variety of bands and projects. He released his debut album in 2023 on prestigious label UBUNTU Music.
Fraser : “A talent to watch” – Jazz wise
Alex: “Garnett has all the individuality, skill and stamina every star soloist needs, and his debut album as leader is an impressive affair.” – The Evening Standard
Lead Sax– Fraser Smith
Lead Sax – Alex Garnett
Organ – Liam Dunachie
Drums – Matt Skelton
Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.
For £20.00 Tickets:
Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.
For £15.00 Tickets:
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Please note the Jazz Club is situated in the basement of the Duke of Hamilton Pub and access is via a number of stairs. The nearest toilets are situated on the 1st floor of the Pub.
Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm