Pavilion Cafe Bar, Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3PX
Tel: 01903 218250
Wednesday, March 27, 8pm
TENOR saxophonist Jo Fooks is the artist in the next session of the regular Jazz Cafe at Worthing Pavilion’s Cafe Bar.
Jo, who was born in Edinburgh, began learning the saxophone at 15 and in 1992 she won The Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year. Inspired and encouraged by local Edinburgh musicians, Jo went on to study saxophone at the Guildhall School of music in London.
After recording her debut album Here and Now!, the legendary British trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton invited her to join his eight-piece band. She toured and performed with him in some of the most amazing theatres and venues in Britain.
Humph’s fun-filled and melodic approach to music was to be a huge influence. And through performing in his band Jo also recorded and worked with Acker Bilk and played alongside Tina May, Joe Temperley, Scott Hamilton, Elkie Brooks, and many others. Jo’s other influences include Illinois Jacquet, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gorden, Cannonball Adderley and Bill Evans. She gigs in and around the London area and her teaching positions have included tutoring the RAF bandsmen.