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Britain’s top saxophonist to grace Drill Hall

Jazz strings: British top saxophonist Peter King will perform to audiences at the Lincoln Drill Hall this autumn.

Highly acclaimed British alto saxophonist Peter King will entertain Lincoln jazz enthusiasts at the Drill Hall on Saturday, October 16.

Performing together with his regular quarter, King (60) has worked with musical legends like Bud Powell, Max Roach, Milt Jackson, and Ray Charles.

King’s quartet comprises of Steve Melling, piano, Martin Drew, drums, and Geoff Gascoyne, double bass.

He has recorded with a host of jazz stars as well as appearing in a number of films including The Talented Mr Ripley (1999).

King’s most prolific work is Janus, a 2006 BBC commission, featuring his own quartet and the Lyric String Quartet.

One of King’s most recent awards was a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Moscow Summer Festival.

King not only plays jazz, but he also composes opera, orchestral, and mass music.

The October 16 performance begins at 8pm, and tickets start at £12 (concessions for students), available from the Lincoln Drill Hall Box Office.

Source: Lincoln Drill Hall | Photo: Ronnie Scotts