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Alan Barnes: Compere
Alan Barnes has been the festival compère since our first event in 2003. Alan is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, bandleader and touring soloist. He is best known for his work on clarinet, and alto and baritone sax. He has received over 25 British Jazz Awards, most recently in 2016 for clarinet, and has twice been made BBC Jazz Musician of the Year. He is renowned for his off-the-cuff sharp wit on the microphone.