The great saxophonist Mornington Lockett appears at High Barn, The Bardfield Centre, CM7 4SL with the Jazznights Trio & Larraine Odell. Check www.high-barn.com.
Tenor saxophonist Mornington Lockett studied at Dartington College Of Arts before moving to London to attend the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
As a member of the Ronnie Scott Sextet, Mornington worked extensively in Britain and abroad. He has recorded albums with Ronnie Scott, guitarist Jim Mullen, drummer Martin Drew, pianist Stan Tracey, and jazz singers Sarah Jane Morris, Claire Martin, Ian Shaw, and Lea Delaria.
In 1995 Mornington performed at the Barbican with Cuban trumpet supremo Arturo Sandoval and was subsequently asked to appear with the group at the Cork Jazz Festival. Mornington has also toured internationally with Oscar Peterson's long time sidemen, drummer Martin Drew and bassist Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen, and toured Europe in the summer of 2004 with the legendary hammond organist Jimmy Smith.
Mornington is currently involved with an extensive UK tour with the Stan Tracey Octet. He has worked in a number of different combinations with Stan over the last ten years, including the memorable 'Continental Drift' Band formed to celebrate Stan's 75th birthday, and the 'Ellingtonia' sextet. Other Tracey collaborations include the 'Under Milk Wood Suite', and Big Band concerts celebrating the centenary of the birth of Duke Ellington and Ellington's 'Sacred Music', recently performed at a packed Saint Paul's Cathedral in honour of Stan's own 80th Birthday.
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