The Mark Crooks Quintet
Friday, May 13, 2011
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After the unfortunate cancellation caused by bad weather in December 2010, Mark Crooks returns to CJC with the music of Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. Both band-leaders were praised by critics and fellow musicians for their mastery of the clarinet. Though at the peak of their popularity in the 1930s and 1940s, their music lives on.
One of a select few clarinettists invited to perform their work with orchestras at major concert halls, Mark recently performed a Benny Goodman / Artie Shaw programme with an all-American band at the Lincoln Centre, New York.
With Mark will be Colin Oxley - guitar, John Pearce - piano, Dave Chamberlain - bass and Steve Brown - drums.
All meetings start at 7.45pm - doors open at 6.30pm