On Thursday June 30th our guest star is Britain’s national jazz treasure ALAN BARNES. Alan has received so many British Jazz Awards (more than twenty so far!) as best saxophonist, clarinettist and composer that he says ‘I’ve lost count!’ – but adds that that he also won the BBC ‘Best Instrumentalist’ (2001/6) as well as (in his words!) ‘ a bronze skiing badge from 1975 and my life-saving swimming certificate from 1972’. So for once it’s perfectly safe to go back into the waters of the Thames adjoining our beautiful Jazz at the Sands restaurant! Joining Alan will be our Resident Rat-Pack Trio (Tim Huskisson (piano) Roger Curphey (double bass) and Alan Clarke (drums) and your host will be tooting a few tunes too. So come along to dine, to dance – or just to listen! Address is ‘Sands by the Sea’, Icon Building, Adventure Island, Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1EE and the music is FREE. Dining from 7.15 and the music starts at 8.30. For bookings please call (01702) 468123. Watch this site for more star concerts every last Thursday of the month at SANDS BY THE SEA!