Initially inspired by the work of Arthur Blythe the jazz trio Arthur play rare tunes, original compositions and improvisations with verve and passion.

The band members….

Simon Youngman on alto sax,

Ben Higham on tuba and

Geoff Charlton on drums

…..have been involved in various creative collaborations over the last 30 years. In particular they seek to explore how the work of significant artists in jazz – such as Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Herbie Nichols, Archie Shepp, Arthur Blythe and other iconoclasts – have influenced an evolutionary art form.

In December 2016 Arthur, along with Norwich bands The Brass Monkeys and some things, undertook a successful 5 date Triple Bill UK tour with financial support from Arts Council England.