Karen Sharp in Session
Claire Martin presents saxophonist Karen Sharp in a session performed with her quartet at the 2012 Music in the Garden series, held at the Dankworth residence.
Claire Martin presents UK saxophonist Karen Sharp in session at this year's "Music in the Garden" Series.
Karen took up the tenor saxophone whilst studying composition at the Royal Northern College of Music. After an introduction to a recording of Dexter Gordon, she was instantly hooked, quickly joined the college jazz band and found regular work in a busy soul band based in Liverpool. Since relocating to London in 1999 Karen has become a busy freelance musician working alongside many top class British and American musicians
In this set her quartet consists of: Karen Sharp, Saxophone; Nikki IIes, Piano; Dave Green, Bass and Steve Brown, Drums.
Also on the show, Claire talks to Christine Tobin about her new album, "Sailing to Byzantium", and also to Colin Mills, Baritone Sax player, taking part in this year's European Jazz Orchestra tour.