Tonight sees the welcome return of two highly respected musicians and good friends of the club, Chris Batchelor and Julian Siegel. Chris began playing trumpet with Steve Buckley and Django Bates in 1979 and soon after with Dudu Pukwana’s Zila. He was a founder member and composer for Loose Tubes from 1983-1990, touring extensively in Europe and the US, releasing three acclaimed albums. He's a senior lecturer in Jazz at Middlesex University. Julian has become one of the most in-demand saxophonists on the scene today. Winner of "Best Instrumentalist" at the BBC Jazz Awards 2007, amongst his many projects he continues to co-lead the inestimable Partisans with guitarist Phil Robson - himself recently crowned "Jazz Musician of the Year" at the 2009 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.