With more than six months to go, the organisers of the Herts Jazz Festival have not let the grass grow under their feet, and have announced this year’s full programme.
On paper it’s looking like the best yet, with the Stan Tracey octet,Tony Kofi, Georgie Fame, the Jason Yarde/Andrew McCormack Duo, Django Bates Beloved Trio, Kenny Wheeler Quintet, Iain Ballamy, Don Weller, and a tribute to JJ Johnson and Kai Winding included in the stellar line-up.
The festival runs from 20-22 September at the Hawthorne Theatre, Campus West, in Welwyn Garden City. SG
Tony Kofi, top; and Georgie Fame, above