Evening of jazz for Steyning Festival

A JAZZ night at the Steyning Centre brings together eminent musicians for the Steyning Festival.

Harry the Piano and Simon Bates Quartet will be joined by the legendary Bobby Worth on drums and Steve Thompson on bass.

Club member Colin Jilks said: “Harry the Piano has recently played to rapturous audiences at the Steyning Music Society, enjoying the respect of serious musicians around the world.

“He eminently plays across all musical styles and was the opening pianist at the Royal Albert Hall at this year’s prom season.

“He has partnered with the virtuoso reeds player Simon Bates at The London Festival of Cabaret. Simon is equally at home, like Harry, playing music across all musical genres and he has performed around the world from the QE2 and Singapore Formula 1, to the Albert Hall with Ronnie Scott’s Allstars, Jamie Callum, John Dankworth and Elvis Costello.

“He, in company with Harry, is a hugely-respected band leader and has been musical director for Bette Midler, Rick Astley and Kylie Minogue.”

Steyning Jazz Club is hosting the jazz evening on Friday at 8.30pm. Doors open at 7.45pm. Tickets on the door, £6 members, £10 non-members.

For more information about the club, call Denis Cummings 01903 814017.