Adult £23, Concessions £21

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Thane & The Villeins

Art Themen, Pete Whittaker & George Double

A fantastically exciting, playful and inventive saxophonist, Art Themen has been a beloved character of the British jazz scene for over 50 years, famously combining his role as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with saxophone duties in the bands of Alexis Korner and Stan Tracey among many others. Described by The Observer as “One of the tiny handful of undeniably perfect jazz musicians”, he remains as brilliant and inimitable as ever.

With organist Pete Whittaker, formerly of The Nigel Price Organ Trio, and drummer George Double who has worked as sideman to Shirley Bassey and Jack Jones, Themen has formed a new trio. Their album Thane & The Villeins is a collection of groove-led re- imaginings of quirky curiosities from the jazz canon, acting as a perfect vehicle for the twinkly mischief of this genuine grandee of British jazz.

Praise For Thane & The Villeins

“A first-rate excellent set..Themen is one of the very few totally original, utterly engaging jazz musicians around”            ****           Dave Gelly – THE OBSERVER

“Just once in a while one chances upon a new album that is just perfect, and love at first listen.  Thane & The Villeins is one of those rare gems.”  James Henry – BEBOP SPOKEN HERE

“Magesterial..Art’s version of Willow Weep For Me is enthralling”  Jack Kenny – JAZZ VIEWS

“Themen, a veteran master now, in such eloquent form”     ****         Peter Vacher – JAZZWISE

“Cracking album…In any other country he’d be regarded as a national treasure”.  Leonard Weinrich – LONDON JAZZ NEWS

“Boistrous and inventive as ever..funky and swinging”.  HI FI NEWS & RECORD REVIEW

Show Details

Date & Time: Sunday 27th March 2022 at 3pm

Tickets:  Adult £23 , Concessions  £21  (includes £1 theatre restoration levy)

Concessions are: Senior Citizen, Student, Kenton Volunteers, Children Under 18, Equity Members, Key Workers and Keepers/Friends

Running time:  125 minutes (includes a 20 minute interval)