Peterborough Jazz Club welcomes Harry Allen to the Great Northern on Sunday

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Top tenor saxophonist Harry Allen, who is on a short tour of the UK, is making a long awaited return to the Peterborough Jazz Club after a gap of 15 years!

Harry Allen has over thirty recordings to his name. Three of Harry’s CDs have won Gold Disc Awards from Japan’s Swing Journal Magazine, and his CD Tenors Anyone? won both the Gold Disc Award and the New Star Award.

His recordings have made the top ten list for favorite new releases in Swing Journal Magazine’s reader’s poll and Jazz Journal International’s critic’s poll over a number of years. Harry has performed at jazz festivals and clubs worldwide, frequently touring the United States, Europe and Asia.

He has performed with Ray Brown, Hank Jones, Frank Wess, Flip Phillips, Scott Hamilton, Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison, Kenny Burrell, Herb Ellis, Bucky Pizzarelli, Warren Vache amongst many others and has recorded with Tony Bennett, Johnny Mandel, Ray Brown, Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Barron, Dave McKenna, and Al Foster.

American jazz critic Gene Lees wrote, “Stan Getz was once asked his idea of the perfect tenor saxophone soloist. His answer was, ‘My technique, Al Cohn’s ideas, and Zoot’s time.’ The fulfillment of that ideal may well be embodied in Harry Allen.”

Accompanying Harry are a superb trio led by guitarist Colin Oxley and featuring two of the finest on their respective instruments with double bassist Simon Woolf and Steve Brown on drums.

Music starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £13 at the door