Art Themen's "New Directions" @ The Everyman Studio Theatre, Regent Street Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ.

It’s always a treat to welcome back Art Theman, his blowing will drive away any March blues!

This time it will be an even bigger treat because we have one of our favourites on piano, Gareth Williams. Not only Gareth, but Arnie Somogyi on bass. Not only Arnie, but Winston Clifford on drums.

So much for our favourites, as we have to welcome a name new to us, Steve Fishwick on trumpet. Steve was brought up in Manchester surrounded by the sounds of big bands, then bop started to filter through. To formalise all this enthusiasm Steve spent a useful time at the Royal Academy of Music. After which he hit the London Scene, playing with the who’s who in jazz and I am amazed we haven’t heard him at Cheltenham.

WE obviously lead a very sheltered life here in the West Country!

Tickets are £16.00 from the box office: 01242 572573 or on line: www.everymantheatre.org.uk