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Mark Crooks Quintet: The best of American Jazz and Swing – Outdoor Courtyard Concert

The stellar Mark Crooks Quintet pay homage to the glorious era of jazz & swing shaped by great American masters, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington & Artie Shaw.

  • 8th July 2023 - 8th July 2023
  • 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Mark Crooks, clarinet & saxophone | Colin Oxley, guitar | John Pearce, piano | Jeremy Brown, bass | Matt Home, drums


Saxophonist and clarinettist Mark Crooks is a member of the superb Back To Basie Orchestra and the celebrated John Wilson Orchestra with whom he regularly performs at the BBC Proms. He was the featured clarinet soloist in the TV special A Swingin’ Christmas and on the John Wilson Orchestra Gershwin in Hollywood album, recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall in 2016. He has performed with artists ranging from Tony Bennett to Sir Simon Rattle, Lady Gaga to Dame Cleo Laine and at venues including Ronnie Scotts in London and the Lincoln Center in New York.


This concert featuring Mark’s stellar quintet features repertoire from the glorious era of jazz and swing shaped by great American masters such as Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and Duke Ellington. This is a homage to a much-loved era, preserving the musical heritage of this unforgettable music through original arrangements.


  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • On site parking
  • WI-FI

Accessibility Facilities

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Blue Badge Parking
  • Designated wheelchair public toilet
  • Staff available to assist
  • Wheel chair accessible

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