Blow the Fuse Jazz@Vortex with Jo Fooks & Karen Sharp

Wednesday, 15th December 2010
8:45 pm

Tough tenors night as two great sax players take the stage for a double bill – the first time at the Vortex.

Jo and Karen both played in the last lineup of Humphrey Lyttelton’s band so expect a massive swing, blues and bop evening with two of the UK’s brightest younger players.

Karen Sharp sax Jo Fooks sax with Deirdre Cartwright Alison Rayner and Buster Birch on drums.

Jo Fooks, winner of the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year. subtly echoes her heroes Sonny Rollins and Dexter Gordon
A brilliantly inventive player and composer…”
-Humphrey Lyttelton Radio 2 “Best of Jazz”

Karen Sharp, an accomplished swinging tenor whose warm sound creates bold and clear improvised lines.
“….an extraordinary talent” Phil Collins, BBC Radio 2

With Deirdre Cartwright (guitar)  Alison Rayner (bass) Buster Birch (drums)

The Vortex Jazz Club 11 Gillett Street, London N16 8JH
Doors 8pm First set 8.45 pm £10 concessions available
Bookings: 020 7254 4097
Online: www.vortexjazz.co.uk