Jazz legends coming to Doncaster

Humphrey Lyttleton Award winner Nadim Teimoori.
Humphrey Lyttleton Award winner Nadim Teimoori.
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THREE jazz giants spanning three generations are heading to Doncaster for an evening of Tenor Madness.

Bobby Wellins, Alan Barnes and Nadim Teimoori are performing at the eagerly-awaited gig at Doncaster’s Conservative Club.

The evening will showcase the music of the three established saxophonists on the same stage, accompanied by the highly-acclaimed Nicola Farnon Quartet.

Bobby is best known for his seminal part in the ground-breaking Under Milk Wood Suite album with The Stan Tracey Quartet. He also picked up Best Musician in the 2012 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.

Multi award-winning Alan Barnes is a regular visitor to Doncaster’s Civic Theatre and is a two-time winner of the prestigious BBC Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year award.

The youngest performer is Doncaster’s very own Nadim Teimoori, 21, from Warmsworth, who is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Despite his age, Nadim can already boast an impressive gig record, having played at legendary Lonodon jazz haunt Ronnie Scott’s, and performed for the Queen with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. He began his musical life at the Doncaster Youth Jazz orchestra and

The Nicola Farnon Quartet comprises of Nicola herself on double bass and vocals, Piero Tucci on piano - though he also plays the sax - Chris Walker on guitar, and Phil Johnson on drums.

Free Press jazz columnist Charlie Worsdale said: “It should be a really special occasion. Bobby Wellins played in Hatfield some time ago and his performance was wonderful, It’s great that we’ve persuaded such a great name to return.

“Alan Barnes also has a reputation as one of the best players at the moment. We thought it would be great to also invite Nadim, who is also really making a name for himself.

“I remember seeing him playing in Doncaster at the age of 14 and he has just got better and better. It’ll be a great opportunity for him to play with two musicians who have been in the business for a long time.”

The gig, which is jointly presented by Jazz into Doncaster and John Sheppard, takes place on June 14 at 8.30pm.

Advance tickets can be purchased at £9 each from The Blue Building, 38-40 High Street, Doncaster DN1 1DE or on 01302 734309 or pay £10 at the door.

Jazz fans are advised to book ahead to avoid disappointment.