On Friday 7th September we have another opportunity to commemorate the late Albert Skinner, much-loved former postmaster and newsagent, who was not only a friend to everyone in Lower Sunbury and a pillar of the community but also a great jazz fan. The 3rd of our occasional Albert Skinner Jazz Nights is being held, once again featuring Lower Sunbury's own jazz celebrity Tony Kinsey with his Quintet at Sunbury Cricket Club.
Tony is, of course, one of the major figures of British post-war modern jazz, ranking alongside the likes of John Dankworth, Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes, with a reputation not only for being one of the classiest drummers in the business but also a highly-respected bandleader. For this performance he has brought together some of the top names on the contemporary jazz scene: John Horler (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass), Jimmy Hastings (tenor sax & flute) and Andy Panayi (alto sax & flute). We can guarantee a thoroughly entertaining evening of top class and very accessibly jazz - even if you're not a dyed-in-the-wool jazz fan, this is very easy music to enjoy and an opportunity to see one of the godfathers of the genre working with a hand-picked ensemble.
This Tony Kinsey Albert Skinner Jazz Night is now part of the regular series of Music Nights held at Sunbury Cricket Club, which we know local people have supported so well over the last year or so.