Jam Session feat. Tim Whitehead

We are overjoyed and very excited to announce that Highams Park Jazz Club will be hosting one of the most respected and experienced saxophonists in the UK, the fantastic Mr Tim Whitehead. This presents a unique opportunity to share the stage with a master, as well as engage in a conversation to gain valuable tips and advice from his extensive knowledge and experience. It’s a rare chance that you won’t want to miss.

Tickets for this extraordinary event are priced at £10, with a special offer for musicians who wish to join us on stage at just £5 (limited to 10 spots on a first-come, first-served basis). Don’t miss this rare opportunity to perform alongside some of the top jazz artists in London. Secure your tickets now for an unforgettable experience!

Tim Whitehead, a renowned tenor saxophonist, is praised for his highly personal and gorgeous sound, earning him accolades as one of the finest in the UK jazz scene. Born in Liverpool, he initially pursued law but returned to music, marking the beginning of a prolific career.

Whitehead has played extensively across the UK, Europe, and the USA, collaborating with notable musicians like Phil DeGreg and Giovanni Mirabassi. In the 70s, he toured with Ian Carr’s Nucleus and won the Young Jazz Musicians of the Year Award. In the 80s, he joined Loose Tubes and recorded with his own bands. His diverse discography includes albums like “Personal Standards” and collaborations on projects such as “Tides” with the Homemade Orchestra.

Beyond performing, Whitehead co-founded the jazz musicians’ co-operative WayOutWest, chaired it until 2010, and engaged in educational initiatives. Notably, he served as the first musician Artist in Residence at Tate Britain, composing music inspired by JMW Turner’s work.

Whitehead’s impact extends to education, where he taught jazz, improvisation, composition, and saxophone at various institutions.

In the words of Clive Davis from The Times, Whitehead’s music is distinguished by grace and economy, standing out in a crowd of tenor saxophonists.

Line Up:
Soner Ersen:piano
Tom Hewins:bass
Eric Ford:drums

£5 for musicians who will play with us (limited to 10 spots on a first-come, first-served basis)

Date and time:
10 March Sunday
doors open at 4.30pm

County Arms upstairs
420 Hale End Road
E4 9PB
Highams Park

Buses and trains:
The County Arms is located 200 yards along Hale End Road from Highams Park Station. It is accessible by trains from Liverpool Street, Walthamstow, and Chingford via the overground. Additionally, buses 275, W15, and 212 serve the area.