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The Simon Allen Quartet

Winchester Jazz Festival in partnership with Wilkins Kennedy is delighted to present The Simon Allen Quartet at The Green Man.

Enjoy a complementary glass of wine from Danebury Vineyards with every ticket. 

Location: The Green Man, 53 Southgate St, Winchester, SO23 9EH

Date: 23/09/16

Time: 19:30

Tickets: £10


The Simon Allen Quartet

Simon Allen is one of the most exciting saxophonists on the UK jazz scene. Stan Tracey CBE's sideman for 8 years, and a member of Clark Tracey's award winning Quintet for 7 years prior to that, Simon's playing has been described as "joyously uninhibited" (Chris Parker). Simon's playing has also been featured in the bands of Laurence Cottle, Steve Waterman, Don Weller, Alan Barnes, and many more, including pop stars Robbie Williams, Beverley Knight and Katie Melua. Simon is a regular at many UK jazz venues including Ronnie Scotts' and the 606 jazz club, and he has toured the world with acts including Jamie Cullum, Colin Towns, Matthew Herbert and Gloria Gaynor. In 2014 Simon was appointed Head of Jazz at the prestigious Purcell School of Music. 

Simon's band features UK jazz stars Laurence Cottle on bass (Bill Bruford, Claire Martin, Pee Wee Ellis), Tom Cawley on piano (Curious, Gwyneth Herbert, Peter Gabriel), and Mike Bradley on drums (Jim Mullen, Natalie Cole, Sax Appeal).

In 2011 the Quartet released their debut album (with guest Martin Shaw on trumpet) to much acclaim. "Any Minute Now" was voted as a top ten UK jazz album of 2011."


The Venue


Come and join us in our eclectic-retrofurnishedBar and Outhouse, for a great evening of jazz, with a good choice of ale, lager, an impressive gin selection and very wellresearched wine list ( hic!). 

Indulge on our seasonal bar menu, with our trusty staple Green Man Burger, or Pan Fried Fillet of Seabass or one of our tasty Platters which are perfect for tucking into while tapping your toes along to some fab music! 

We look forward to welcoming you to our lovely little pub.


This event is kindly sponsored by Wilkins Kennedy and Danebury Vineyards

Wilkins Kennedy LLP

Wilkins Kennedy LLP Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers provide a full range of accounting and business advisory services to a diverse range of businesses and individuals across the UK and abroad. 

As a fast growing, top 20 UK accountancy firm, Wilkins Kennedy LLP has an excellent reputation for assessing individual and business needs in a changing marketplace and delivering intelligent, practical financial solutions. Services offered by the firm and our business divisions include: Audit & Assurance, Tax, Business & Advisory, Corporate Finance, Restructuring & Recovery, Forensic Accounting, Outsourced Services and Human Resources.

Danebury Vineyards

Danebury Vineyards produce award winning English sparkling and still wines from the vines grown on the chalk and flint soil of Hampshire. The vineyards are based near Stockbridge, Hants, on land that was once the paddocks of a famous 19th Century racehorse training yard. The estate is small and family owned, with the aim of being able to produce top quality boutique wines for a discerning market

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