Spike's Place presents Mark Crooks Quartet
Hugely experienced saxophonist and clarinettist Mark Crooks brings a top class quartet to the JCUK today.
Time & Location
27 May 2023, 14:00 – 16:00
The Jazz Centre UK, The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX, UK
About the Event
Mark Crooks makes a welcome return to the JCUK today, his first date here since 2019. Mark is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, and the Guildhall School, and won the Young Jazz Player of the Year competition back in 1991. He spent some time as a sideman in Clare Teal’s band, and has forged an international career as an assured, inventive tenor player in straight ahead and hard bop settings. As a clarinettist, he has performed with Julian Marc Stringle in a Benny Goodman band, and taken the lead part in Artie Shaw tribute concerts.
The piano stool will be graced by the urbane presence of John Pearce, always a welcome guest on our stage; Simon Thorpe plays bass and Matt Fishwick makes his second appearance of the month at the JCUK in the drum chair.
Spike's Place: Mark Crooks 4From £6.00 to £12.00