Gig Details

Friday 27th October. 20:00 – 22:30.

At Crookes Social Club

Full £14, Concessions £11, Students with NUS card £7, 15 – 17 year olds £3, Under 15s FREE. Advance tickets available from at the same net price as on the door.

Mark Armstrong: trumpet; Mark Nightingale trombone; Sam Mayne: alto sax; Simon Allen: tenor sax; Nadim Teimoori: tenor/soprano sax; Steve Melling: piano; Andrew Cleyndert: bass; Clark Tracey: drums

Stan Tracey was an outstanding figure in the jazz world and always a great favourite in Sheffield. 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 evening celebrates his Octet music and features most of his last Octet, led by his son Clark and with Steve Melling at the piano.

To celebrate what would have been Stan Tracey’s 90th birthday this year, Clark Tracey, who had 35 years working with his father, has been showcasing three of Stan’s groups around the country and tonight we present his Legacy Octet.  With the exception of outstanding newcomer Nadim Teimoori (Stan’s last choice of front man in his quartet), and pianist Steve Melling (Stan’s preferred replacement), the group is made up of original members of Stan’s Octet who appeared on the last two recordings.

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 dating back to the early 1970s.