Clark Tracey Quintet
LONDON Cadogan Hall / Culford Room
5 Sloane Terrace, Belgravia
Award winning drummer Clark Tracey leads his quintet featuring James Copus on trumpet, Sean Payne on alto, Elliott Sansom on piano and James Owston on bass - in the Culford Room at Cadogan Hall.
Sean Payne - alto James Copus - trumpet Elliott Sanson - piano James Owston - bass Clark Tracey - drums Londoner Clark Tracey has been at the forefront of British jazz for over 40 years, since joining his distinguished father Stan Tracey's bands in 1978. He has led his own groups since the early 1980s, showcasing the considerable talents of young musicians and giving them a platform to explore their own compositions and allowing them to perform to a much wider audience. As a freelance drummer, Clark has had the opportunity to work alongside many jazz greats from America as well as most of the UK's top names. He has recorded more than 100 albums, fifteen under his own name, and worked in more than fifty countries around the world. He runs a weekly jazz venue and annual jazz festival in Hertfordshire, for which he received the British Empire Medal in 2019. As an educator, he is currently Visiting Tutor at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of Music and has released an instructional book, "Exploring Jazz Drums" for Schott Publishing. He has received awards for the Best Drums category in the British Jazz Awards for six years. This year he completed writing the jazz content for the latest Trinity College syllabus in 2020. For this condert, Clark will be presenting his latest line up, including James Copus on trumpet, Sean Payne on alto, Elliott Sansom on piano and James Owston on bass, who will be performing music from their forthcoming CD release.