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Alan Barnes

Primary Instrument: Sax, alto

Born: July 23, 1959    

1977-80 Alan studied saxophone, woodwinds and arranging at the Leeds College of music. In 1980 he moved to London, playing with the Midnight Follies Orchestra and the following year was with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, touring Europe until 1983. In that year he left to join the hard bop band of Tommy Chase where he attracted considerable attention on the UK jazz scene for the first time. He left Chase in 1986 to co-lead The Jazz Renegades with rock drummer Steve White travelling as far afield as Japan and recording four well received albums. In 1988 Alan was asked to fill the chair recently vacated by Bruce Turner in the Humphrey Lyttleton band where he stayed until 1992...
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    The Marbella Jazz Suite

    Big Bear Records
    2005
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Alan Barnes with The BARCODES at The Brook Theatre, Chatham, UK

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Doodle Oodle

Woodville Records (2008)

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