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When Sat 30 March 2019 from 19:45 until 01:00
What JazzUp presents... FRASER & THE ALIBIS + Stellar Youth Jazz + The Deadbeat DJs
How Much £10.00
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JazzUP! presents…
London based four piece Fraser & the Alibis play the hippest in Bop, Blues and Boogaloo.

Inspired by the big tenor sax sounds of Dexter Gordon and the screaming Organ of Jimmy Smith, the band play original tunes, deeply entrenched in the roots of the music. With a nod to 'Sam Butera and the Winesses', Fraser & the Alibis channel the intensity and feel good effect of the swing and jive music of the dance hall era, combined with the intricacies and virtuosities of later jazz movements.

The band features some of the most in-demand , young improvisers on the London scene. The guys regularly appear at Ronnie Scott's with different projects, and they have played as a group at Brecon, Birmingham, London, Cheltenham and Swansea jazz festivals. After playing approximately 400 gigs together over the last decade, they successfully released their debut Album in October 2017.

Fraser Smith - Tenor Sax
Joe Webb - Organ
Harry Sankey - Guitar
Gethin Jones - Drums

Original tunes which take the virtues of 50s and 60s hard bop and soul jazz and infuse them with a youthful enthusiasm born of the 21st century. - Ian Mann, Jazz Mann

An all star outfit. - David Freeman, Jazz FM

Smith wallows in that funky Gene Ammons/ Ike Quebec sound. - Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here

+ support
Continuing our programme of opening the support slot to young, local jazz talent, we are delighted to welcome this young big band. Based at the North Herts Music School Hitchin, The Stellar Youth Jazz ensemble attracts youngsters from across the North Herts area. They perform exciting, groove based music across a variety of jazz genres.

+ The Deadbeat DJs
Felix and Paul spin jazz and vintage R&B exclusively on vinyl. With the last live band set finishing at around 11.15, and a late bar ’til 1am, our JazzUp DJs invite you to hit the dance floor and party in earnest.

Ticket details…
Entry £12 , £10 with JazzUp Loyalty Card.

Tickets available from …
Riot Lounge, Hitchin
Gatefold Record Lounge, Hitchin
Farleys, Hitchin
Jolly Brown, Hitchin
Bar 85, Hitchin
David's Music Letchworth
and on line from from WeGotTickets

16+ with photo ID - younger patrons can be signed in at the door by a responsible adult.

Like all our gigs this show finishes well in time for the last trains North and South to Cambridge/Peterborough and London and we are just a 5 minute stroll from the station.

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