Request stop for bus crew as Enrico hops on board for Berkhamsted date

Enrico Tomasso
Enrico Tomasso

The popular London Omnibus jazz trio of Keith Nichols, Spats Langham and Richard Pite will be joined on Saturday night by renowned trumpet ace Enrico Tomasso when they make a request stop at Berkhamsted Civic Centre.

Doors open at 7.15pm for the 8pm Berkhamsted Jazz Club gig.

Admission is £10 for members and Dacorum Card holders and £13 for visitors and guests – they are usually available on the door but to make sure of yours, call 01442 824173 (Monday – Friday 9am to 6pm) or visit www.berkhamstedjazz.co.uk/tickets for more box office options.

These four top jazz musicians are firm favourites with Berkhamsted Jazz supporters and guaranteed to provide a delightful evening displaying great musicianship and versatility, all with good humour.

Pianist and singer Keith is an award winning authority on the classic jazz period and his piano styles encompass those of Scott Joplin, James P Johnson, Fats Waller and Duke Ellington.

Keith performs and records prolifically and his musical projects include tributes to Bix Beiderbecke and Fats Waller

Spats Langham (banjo, guitar and vocals) was given a ukelele as soon as his fingers could grasp one then moved on to banjo at the age of ten, which set him off on the road to becoming a favourite at jazz festivals around the world.

Richard Pite is a dazzling drummer in any style of jazz and also plays a wide range of other instruments from the piccolo to the mighty sousaphone, including his own invention, the drum kit coat.

Enrico Tomasso has been playing the trumpet since the age of of five and performed for Louis Armstrong, his first inspiration, when he was just seven years old.

Over the years he has built up his reputation, having played and recorded with a wide range of top combinations and has won the trumpet category in the BBC British Jazz Awards.

He recently released his first CD under his own name and has recorded with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra on The Jazz Age, reworking Roxy Music hits in a 1920s jazz style.