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Tim Whitehead Quartet

Doors 7:45 PM, Music 8:30 PM – 2 set(s) of music



Tim Whitehead – Saxophones

David Gordon – Piano

Dave Whitford – Double Bass

Tom Hooper – Drums



Tim Whitehead was born in Liverpool , the son of one of the original writers of Dennis the Menace in the children’s comic, The Beano. His first public performance was as solo clarinettist in his school orchestra’s rendition of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, conducted by his fellow pupil, the now knighted, Sir Simon Rattle. From this promising musical beginning, Tim decided to follow a career in Law, but was pulled back to music, and more specifically jazz, soon
after qualifying.

During his career, Tim has played extensively throughout the UK and Europe, and more recently in the USA with American pianist Phil DeGreg.

“Whitehead has a highly personal, always gorgeous sound on tenor and an infinite vocabulary – in a country of fine saxophonists he is one of the finest.” Peter Bacon, Jazz CD of the Week, Birmingham Post *****

“There are many fine tenor players on the current British scene but Tim Whitehead is undoubtedly one of the best we have” Peter Lund – Crescendo

“Whitehead’s music always stands on its own feet.” John Fordham -The Guardian

“He is a prodigious tenor player whose graceful compositions always rise above the mere technicalities of the conservatoire… Amid the crowd of anonymous, garrulous and hard-edged tenor saxophonists, Tim Whitehead’s music is marked by a sense of grace and economy.” Clive Davis – The Times


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