A wonderful opportunity to catch a rare performance from Art’s New Directions line-up. Together with Steve Fyshwick on trumpet, Gareth Williams on piano and Winston Clifford on drums, New Directions was especially formed to showcase some of jazz’s more lesser known gems from composers such as Thelonius Monk, bringing an accessible musicality to material that one wouldn't normally hear performed live. Art Themen’s desire to bring a fresh examination of some of the music that he loves to play is brilliantly encapsulated in these shows. “One of the tiny handful of undeniably perfect jazz musicians …..” Dave Gelly – The Observer. A huge figure on the British jazz scene since the early 60’s, Art Themen has continued to work at the highest level both in the UK and on the International stage. A previous winner of the tenor saxophone category in the British Jazz Awards, this living legend of a tenor player is still regularly playing to appreciative audiences. “His ideas (are) eclectic in an unpredictable style that has outlasted the Coltrane clones of his generation ……” said Jack Massarick – London Evening Standard Jazz Critic.