Jazz finds itself a new home at Five Bells

Bobby Wellins
Bobby Wellins

Join British jazz saxophone legend Bobby Wellins for the first Greensand Jazz event of the year on Thursday, February 12, at a new venue.

The action has shifted to the Five Bells in Stanbridge, renowned for its food and cask ales and winner of the 2011 Griffin Best Village/Country pub.

With a career spanning over 60 years, tenor saxophonist Wellins is rightly regarded as one of the UK’s most important jazz musicians.

A long-term association with legendary jazz composer Stan Tracey brought Wellins to the attention of a wider jazz audience and he remains best known for his collaboration with Tracey on the seminal British jazz album Under Milk Wood.

Wellins continues to be at the forefront of the British jazz scene, with the 2014 recording of his Culloden Moor Suite, featuring the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, attracting a five-star review in The Guardian.

He will be joined on the night by an impressive line up of leading British jazz musicians including Tim Lapthorn on piano, Steve Brown on drums, and Leighton’s own Arnie Somogyi on bass.

The music starts at8.15pm at the pub in Station Road.

Tickets are £12 / £3 (u18s and students).

You can book online at www.greensandjazz.org.uk.

They are also available from Cocoaberry, 6 Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard. Call 01525 381341.

For more information see www.greensandjazz.org