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Friday, February 2nd, 2018
7:00 PM
Alex Hitchcock & Tom Barford (saxes) Fergus Ireland (bass) James Maddren (drums). Door/food 7.0 pm, music 8.30. Students £10 (see note below).

Two ex Royal Academy rising sax stars here combine with formidable established rhythmers Fergus and James to form a hot new cutting-edge quartet. Alex, fast becoming a Verdict regular, ran the Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra and club, programmes Sunday nights at the Green Note in Camden and has played alongside Soweto Kinch, Laurence Cottle and Dennis Rollins. Verdict debutant Tom, who cites as his influences John Coltrane, Joe Lovano and Bill Evans, has performed at Ronnie Scott's, the Vortex, The 606 and Kings Place. * "Hitchcock blows contemporary post-Trane tenor soaring up into the outer limits" - Bebop Spoken Here

NOTE. To avoid disappointment, guests are advised to book in advance via this site (up to 6.0 pm on day of gig). The earlier you book, the nearer the front your seat will be. If claiming a student discount, please bring valid student ID and you will be refunded in cash on the night. Please arrive in good time for the gig: it is difficult to hold seats once the music has started. In addition to the tickets allocated to this site, a certain number may be purchased in person or by phone 01273 674847 from the cafe and at other jazz gigs. Remaining unreserved tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis from 7.0 pm on the evening of the gig. Tickets booked online cannot be refunded in the event of non-attendance.