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The Clark Tracey Sextet

"... one of the most impressive jazz drummers in Britain today," The Times

Jazz in Reading welcomes the Clark Tracey Sextet to the stage of the Progress Theatre. As well as being one of Britain's most accomplished jazz musicians, multi Award-Winning drummer Clark Tracey is a bandleader of extraordinary perception, who never fails to find a mix of youth and experience to bring a special magic and excitement to the music.

His current band is a case in point. Trumpeter Mark Armstrong best known as the Artistic Director of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) will be joined in the front-line by NYJO alumni  Daniel Higham on trombone and Tom Ridout on reeds, while the Tracey-powered rhythm section will boast the prodigiously talented 'Phronesis' keyboardist Will Barry and James Owston, like Tom Ridout a recent finalist on the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Competition, on bass.

A stellar line-up, not to be missed!