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The ARC, St John's Arts Centre,

St John's Walk, Market St, Old Harlow,

CM17 0AJ

Adm: £10

Contact: John Petters: 01406 365 731


Sarah Spencer - Traditional New Orleans Jazz - Hot and Dirty 


Thursday 30 March


St John's Arts Centre, St John's Walk Market St, Old Harlow, CM17 0AJ

8PM - Admission: £10. Details Tel: 01406 365 731


Sarah Spencer, described as "one of the exciting, new, young breed of traditional jazz players and the hottest tenor saxophonist on the Jazz scene today,"  makes her debut appearance at St John's Arts Centre (St John's Arts Centre, St John's Walk Market St, Old Harlow, CM17 0AJ) at 8pm on Thursday 30th March.


Sarah's creed has always been to "play it Hot and Dirty." She started playing clarinet at the age of 8 and tenor sax at 15, later taking up the baritone, alto and soprano saxophones.


Arriving on the British traditional jazz scene at 18;  Sarah quickly spread her wings -  was the youngest visitor to play in Preservation Hall, New Orleans at 19; and formed the first of her own bands at 20.

A move to the USA brought her global fame appearing at numerous top festivals with many legendary figures from the New Orleans jazz world.  She has regularly returned to the UK playing triumphant concerts including the prestigious Purcell Room, one of London's premier serious music venues.

A poll winner in the cradle of jazz, New Orleans, Sarah has been recognised in several categories, including "Favourite New Artiste", "Favourite Tenor Saxophonist".


New Orleans record producer, George H Buck Jr. of Jazzology Records said, "Sarah plays tenor sax in the true New Orleans style of that instrument.... It is nice to hear a lady who has assimilated so much of the New Orleans feeling and tradition."


In addition to her instrumental skills, Sarah is a fine blues vocalist.


Completing the line-up will be top Essex piano man, Tim Huskisson, a popular visitor to the venue, Harlow bassist, Keith Donald and ex Harlow drummin' man, John Petters.

The concert starts at 8PM and admission is £10.

A High Resolution Jpeg is available upon request.




The session starts at 8pm and admission is only £10.


Details from 01406 365 731

















Admission is only £10. Details from 01406 365 731 and




Drawing from a repertoire ranging from Ragtime to New Orleans Jazz, Dixieland, Swing and the American Songbook, this show is guaranteed to delight all present.


Admission is only £10 and the session starts at 8PM.

Further details Tel: 01406 365 731





Jpeg photos available upon request.





Ticket info - call 800-555-1212

The Arc -St John's, Harlow

St John's Arts Centre
St John's Walk
Market Street
Old Harlow
CM17 0AJ

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Thursday 30 March - Sarah Spencer, Tim Huskisson, Keith Donmald & John Petters

St John's Arts Centre