Stan Tracey

Herne Hill Music Festival gets off to a great start

The Herne Hill Music Festival got under way at Jazz on the HIll last night with a terrific evening from the inimitable Stan Tracey.  For those who wanted some food with their jazz, a set menu was served from 7.30, with the man event coming on at 9.00pm.


I had honey coated chicken on a stick to start, followed by a spectacularly robust Guyanese Beef and Oxtail Stew, with rice and beans.  Wonderful! To finish was a cleansing fruit salad.  Despite having a few teething problems (Jazz on the Hill has only been open three months), one thing you know you're going to get from the team is friendliness, good humour - and a desire to make you happy!


Bandstand & official Sunday Market opening video recap! Ingham Ensemble back in the Market 30 Sept!

After the Keaton silent on the 8th, Herne Hill followed up with a Herne Hill Music Festival Bandstand as part of the official opening of the Sunday Market on the 9th. And part of Herne Hill train station 150 year anniversary celebrations. Here's a video capsule of bands and events on the day ... and don't forget that the Herne Hill Music Festival begins with Stan Tracey at Jazz On The Hill on Oct 11th and will run until the 20th at many other venues in the Herne Hill area - from the Carnegie Library to the Half Moon and many more. Tickets for Stan Tracey are now only available from Jazz On The Hill (if any are left!) but you can find performance, venue and ticket information from:


Stan Tracey 'Godfather of British Jazz' opens Herne Hill Music Festival October 11th


On Thursday the 11th of October, the Godfather of British Jazz, Stan Tracey, will open the Herne Hill Music Festival as part of the Stan Tracey Trio.


Stan is a real South Londoner, born in Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, and raised in Tooting. Since then, his distinguished career has spanned six decades of flourishing creativity, through good times and bad, composing new material and playing with the likes of Ronnie Scott, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Gil Evans, and more recently with his son Clark and Jools Holland. From 'Stan Tracey is an outstanding figure in the jazz world. His distinguished career has spanned six decades of flourishing creativity. He has been a highly influential and stimulating musical voice, not only to his peers, but to each successive generation of musicians with whom he has worked'


Says Stan: "Somewhere deep inside the crusty old cynicism is still the bright-eyed lad thinking, "Hey this is great!"


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