Thursday 21st September

Online tickets off-sale as from 7pm. There will be a very limited number of tickets on the door priced at £20.

Doors: 7:30pm
Unreserved seated show
Age requirements: 18+

Altered State Jazz presents …

Vaughan Hawthorne-Nelson

Featuring …

Vaughan Hawthorne-Nelson – Saxophone
Robert Mitchell – Piano
Lorenzo Morabito – Bass
Alfonso Vitale – Drums

Home-grown Kent talent, saxophonist and composer Vaughan Hawthorne-Nelson has led bands including some of the leading lights of jazz including Julian Joseph, Jason Rebello, Bheki Mseleku, Mark Mondesir and Gary Husband. He has also performed with legends of jazz including Kenny Kirkland, Branford Marsalis, Bobby Watson, Courtney Pine and many others.

He released a suite of albums in the mid-nineties, the aptly titled ‘Emergence’ being the first. It has been described as “an accomplished, powerful and spiritually uplifting album”. ‘The Gift’ followed a year later and is imbued with a spirit of joy and release. In 1999 Vaughan released ‘See You There’, featuring the great South African pianist Bheki Mseleku, Mark Mondesir on drums and Jeremy Brown on acoustic bass. The album and subsequent tour cemented Vaughan’s reputation as a world class performer and was followed in 2001 by the live release of the band in fiery form ‘Live at The Wardrobe’. In 2005 Vaughan wrote ‘The Freedom Suite’ which receiving its premier performance at The Purcell Room in London featuring Julian Joseph on piano and Gary Husband on drums.

In 2019 Vaughan premiered his first string quartet and saxophone quintet with the Leon String Quartet at St Augustine’s Church, Ramsgate. This rare Kent appearance is a definite date for your diary.

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