Courtney Pine tours Bechet

Courtney Pine starts a tour of Transition In Tradition, his homage to Sidney Bechet, this month, with support from Cuban violin virtuoso Omar Puente (featured in JJ October 2009). The show calls at Assembly Theatre, Leamington Spa (4 February, tel 01926 523 001), Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal (5, tel 01539 725 133), Theatre Royal, Winchester (6, tel 01962 840 440), Opera House, Buxton (16, tel 0845 127 2190), Corn Exchange, Brighton (18, tel 01273 709 709), Alban Arena, St Albans (19, tel 01727 844 488), Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea (20, tel 01792 602 060), Wyeside Arts Centre, Powys (21, tel 01982 552 555), The Globe, Cardiff (22, tel 029 2045 2151), Guild Hall, Gloucester (25, tel 01452 503 050), Chapel Arts Centre, Bath (26, tel 01225 463 362), Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington (27, tel 01805 624 624), Town Hall, Birmingham (3 March, tel 0121 780 3333), Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells (5, tel 01892 678 678), Union Chapel, London (6, tel 020 7226 1686), Pacific Arts, The Wirral (11, tel 0151 666 0000), Picture Dome, Holmfirth (12, tel 01484 689 759) and Assembly Rooms, Ludlow (13, tel 01584 878141).