Sat, 29 Jan|
SPIKE'S PLACE Present : THE MARK CROOKS - LEON GREENING QUARTET
Two of the UK's most widely acclaimed jazz leaders lead this phenomenal quartet and brought to you by our fab friends at Spike's Place!
Time & Location
29 Jan 2022, 14:00 – 16:00
Southend-on-Sea, The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX, UK
About the Event
Much in demand as both leader and sideman, Mark Crooks works in a wide variety of musical settings, including jazz, big band, classical, shows and recording sessions on clarinet and saxophone. He is a member of the award-winning Back to Basie Orchestra and the celebrated John Wilson Orchestra, with which he has played regularly at the BBC Proms. He has performed with artists ranging from Tony Bennett to Sir Simon Rattle, Lady Gaga to Dame Cleo Laine at venues from Ronnie Scott’s in London to the Lincoln Center in New York.
Leon Greening originally studied piano at Leeds College of Music and the Guildhall. His extraordinary solos, inspired by the likes of Wynton Kelly and Bud Powell, keep the audience on the edge of their seats and mark him out as one of the finest pianists this country has ever produced. His hard swinging style has made him a favourite on the UK Jazz circuit for well over two decades, and his intense performances have not only encouraged a loyal following but high praise from critics.
For more information and tickets contact Spikes Place direct: firstname.lastname@example.org