Live Jazz: Picante (Derek Nash) perform at The Jazz Centre UK

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Derek Nash, Picante

Saturday 29th September, 2pm – 4pm

The Jazz Centre UK, Southend-on-sea, essex

What can we say about Derek Nash. The Guardian described him as being a “Saxophonist on the forefront of the British Jazz Movement” and they are not wrong. We are very excited to have Picante perform at “Spike’s Place at The Jazz Centre UK” and we hope you can join us.

Picante is Derek’s Latin/Salsa band, so expect to hear upbeat, Latin grooves from this experience with Dominic Ashworth (guitar), Neil Angilley (piano), Andy Staples (bass), Robin Jones (percussion) & Marc Cecil (drums).

From his Biography:

At the forefront of the British Jazz movement, Derek Nash is “one of the most versatile saxophonists in the UK today” (The Guardian)

Derek has been a member of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since 2004, has led Sax Appeal for over thirty years, fronts the funk/fusion band Protect the Beat, and is a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion.

He is renowned for his energetic, vibrant, passionate and charismatic performances on all four saxophones – from sonorous baritone to soaring soprano – and is an award-winning performer having received the John Dankworth Award and the British Jazz Award (Small Group) for Sax Appeal. He received Best Jazz CD of the Year for Young Lions, Old Tigers with the late Spike Robinson, receiving the same British Jazz Award for “Joyriding” by The Derek Nash Acoustic Quartet in 2012. He regularly appears in the British Jazz awards nominations in several categories (Alto/Tenor and Baritone) and was nominated for Jazz Musician of the Year by the Global Music Foundation.


Admission: £10

Students: £5

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