IT IS more than 13 years since a quintet led by two of Britain’s finest musicians paid their first visit to Huddersfield Jazz.
In the intervening years, the award winning quintet has flourished thanks to an acknowledged mix of dazzling technique, creative excellence and accessible and enjoyable music.
Tomorrow, the Alan Barnes and Bruce Adams Quintet return to the Lawrence Batley Theatre with their distinctive brand of inventive and exciting jazz.
Heading the line-up will be Alan Barnes on saxophones and Bruce Adams on trumpet and flugelhorn.
With them will be top flight musicians, Robin Aspland on piano , Simon Thorpe on double bass and Bobby Worth (drums).
Alan Barnes has recorded and toured with band leaders Humphrey Lyttellton, Stan Tracey, and John Dankworth.
He has appeared as a session musician on albums by Bjork, Bryan Ferry, Clare Teal, Jamie Cullum and Westlife, and as part of the Laurie Holloway orchestra on Strictly Come Dancing and the Parkinson Show.
Alan has won 20 separate British Jazz Awards.
Bruce Adams is also an award-winning musician whose talent has kept him at the top of his profession for 40 years.
Bruce’s national career began in the Sixties when Nat Gonela sponsored him on Hughie Green’s TV talent show, Opportunity Knocks, which he won.
He’s played alongside some of the best-known individual artists in the business as well as with some of the top-line big bands.
The music begins at 8pm. Tickets on 01484 430528.