Art Themen

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.

 

Art appears at Victoria Square at 6pm and at The Drop Forge at 8:30pm on Friday 12th