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Art Themen Quintet - Live in Soho album launch

3rd November 2024, 12pm

Art Themen has been an appealing presence on the British jazz circuit for over 60 years.

Ticket prices

£15 – £25

Line-up

ART THEMEN – saxophone
MARTIN SHAW – trumpet
PETE WHITTAKER – organ
GEORGE DOUBLE – drums

A previous winner of the tenor sax category in the British Jazz Awards, recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Worshipful Company of Musicians and shortlisted for the Jazz Instrumentalist of the year in the recent Parliamentary Jazz Awards, this living legend has famously combined his role as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with saxophone duties in the bands of Alexis Korner and Stan Tracey (the ‘Godfather of British Jazz’) as well as recordings with Joe Cocker, Jack Bruce and even Bing Crosby.

Celebrating his 85th birthday this year he celebrates both events. Art is also the proud owner of Ronnie Scott’s old tenor sax, which, as rumour has it, had previously belonged to US saxophone legend Hank Mobley. Art is delighted to bring the instrument back to its spiritual home.

One of the tiny handful of undeniably perfect jazz musicians.

— The Observer