The wonderfully original saxophonist Art Themen managed throughout a long and successful career as an orthopaedic surgeon to build a major reputation on the British jazz and blues scene, initially picking up national awards with the Cambridge University Jazz Band, then playing and touring with the likes of Alexis Korner, Mick Jagger and Jack Bruce before lending his Sonny Rollins-influenced tenor sax into many top jazz groups. Since retirement from medicine, Art has gone from strength to strength, with the British Jazz Award for tenor sax coming his way in 2008.
See them during the 2015 Birmingham Jazz Festival:
Friday 3rd july – 13:10 – Barber Institute of Fine Arts – Free Entry
friday 3rd july – 17:00 – Chung Ying Central – free entry