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A Jazz Christmas Carol with Alan Barnes

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Where: The Alexander Centre, Preston Street, Faversham
When: 8pm
Contact: / 01795 594460

The Alan Barnes Octet presents A Jazz Christmas Carol.  Like the Dickens classic itself, Alan Barnes’s Christmas Carol  has something for everyone as a family night out to delight anyone who loves music or literature – or Christmas! 

This new suite of pieces, touring for the first time this year, takes the audience through the characters and scenes of A Christmas Carol. Readings from the original Dickens tell the story, and after each scene eight virtuoso musicians bring the characters and scenes to life.

A gruff baritone sax plays Scrooge, his lost love Belle is a lyrical alto, his clerk Bob Cratchit a cheery clarinet and Marley’s Ghost walks in the person of a swinging trombone. 

Playing are: Alan Barnes (saxophone, clarinet and bass clarinet), Bruce Adams (trumpet), Mark Nightingale (trombone), Robert Fowler (saxophones and clarinet), Karen Sharp (saxophones and clarinet), David Newton (piano), Simon Thorpe (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums). 

For tickets, contact the Alexander Centre on 01795 594460 /

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