7pm - 8:50pm (with interval)
Dylan Thomas Theatre

STAN TRACEY LEGACY OCTET

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The International Jazz Festival Of Wales

Stan Tracey CBE (1926-2013) was an outstanding figure in the jazz world. His distinguished career spanned six decades of flourishing creativity. He was a highly influential and stimulating musical voice, not only to his peers, but to each successive generation of musicians with whom he worked. This year would have been Stan’s 90th birthday and to mark the occasion his son Clark has assembled the Stan Tracey Legacy Octet. Celebrating the octet music of Stan Tracey and featuring members of his last ensemble, with Steve Melling at the piano , Simon Allen, on tenor and soprano. The octet, originally formed forty years ago, will perform compositions from various suites, including a selection of Stan's later music as well as his earlier output. The musicians Simon Allen, Chris Maddock & Dave O'Higgins : Saxophones Mark Armstrong : Trumpet Mark Nightingale : Trombone Steve Melling : Piano Andrew Cleyndert : Bass Clark Tracey : Drums