The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Jazz at the Barn

26th July 2024 at 8:00pm

Join us for an evening of Jazz in the main auditorium to round off this season of Jazz at the Barn

Local musician, Matt Ward, invites guests to the final Jazz at the Barn gig of the season, with another Summer spectacular in the main auditorium.

Join us for a full live performance of Miles Davis’s innovative and seminal album, ‘Birth of the Cool’, recreated by some of Hertfordshire’s most prolific jazz musicians. Birth of the Cool is a compilation album released in 1957 by Capitol Records, recorded by Davis and his jazz nonet lineup. The recording featured an unusual instrumentation and its music consisted of original arrangements influenced by classical music techniques. It marked a major development in post-bebop music, ushering in a new period of ‘cool’ jazz.

Musical Director of the award-winning Hertfordshire Big Band, Tom Harker, leads a select line-up for their take on this paradigm-shifting album.




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At the Barn we are committed to promoting equality and challenging discrimination in all its forms. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for all members of the cast and creative team, regardless of their race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity and will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

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