Fun festive folk Belshazzar's Feast
On tour with a Christmas-themed show that mixes traditional folk music, seasonal material, added to their usual touch of classical and jazz, with a bit of pop and music hall, all topped off with lashings of wry humour. Paul Sartin (of Bellowhead and Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (of Hoover The Dog) together wow audiences across the UK with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes and between songs chat that always sends audiences home with smiles on their faces.
“Their music is breath-taking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music
.” Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2 Friday 4 December, 8pm
All tickets £13
Cellar Club Jazz
Matt Wates Sextet
Matt was born in London in 1964 and graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1988. He has appeared with Bucky Pizzarelli, John Colianni, Humphrey Lyttelton, Georges Arvanitas, Helen Shapiro, Don Weller, Bobby Wellins, Dusko Goykovich, Duncan Lamont, Ian Shaw, Norma Winstone and Peter King. He won the Rising Star award in the 1997 BT British Jazz Awards, and the Matt Wates Sextet won the Best Small Group award in 2001.
The line up: Matt Wates - Alto, Martin Shaw - Trumpet, Steve Main - Tenor, Leon Greening - Piano, Matt Home - Drums, Malcolm Creese - Bass
“This is quite simply the best British band in years” Steve Voce, Gramophone Jazz
Thursday 17 December, 8pm
£12, £10 concession, £8 Herts Jazz Members/Dacorum Card, £5 Students and Under 21s