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Sat, 13 May


Halsey Hall

Ruth Fisher's Prosecco Jazz Brunch featuring John Altman

Join us for a very special jazz brunch hosted by Jazz FM's Ruth Fisher featuring acclaimed composer & musician John Altman.

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Ruth Fisher's Prosecco Jazz Brunch featuring John Altman
Ruth Fisher's Prosecco Jazz Brunch featuring John Altman


13 May 2023, 10:00 – 12:30

Halsey Hall, Rickmansworth Rd, Watford WD18 0JE, UK



Jazz FM presenter Ruth Fisher hosts a very special jazz brunch in the beautiful Halsey Hall, just opposite Watford Town Hall.

Ruth will be joined by acclaimed musician & saxophonist John Altman, along with his trio featuring Andrew McCormack (piano), Flo Moore (bass), and Chris Higginbottom (drums).

Together they will be exploring some of John's favourite music, as well as being in conversation with Ruth. What a way to start your Saturday!

Brunch will be served and is included within the ticket price of £35 per person.


  • Prosecco or Bucks Fizz on arrival
  • Bacon, sausage & egg,, and mushroom & hash-brown sandwiches
  • Danish pastry selection (with vegan option available)
  • Fresh fruit platter
  • Yoghurts
  • Unlimited tea, coffee and fruit juice

NB we are automatically accomodating for up to 5 vegan and 10 vegetarian covers. (Of course, if you'd like to let us know ahead of time your preference then please email us at 

A bar will also be running throughout the morning.


Parking is available on site, accessed from Halsey Road, just off Rosslyn Road.

About John

John Altman is a film composer, music arranger, orchestrator, conductor and saxophonist.

Among the 50 plus movies he has composed, arranged and orchestrated for are Titanic (period music), Monty Python’s Life of Brian and Goldeneye, winning a BAFTA Award for Hear My Song and a Golden Globe for orchestrating Sheltering Sky and Léon: The Professional.

He also won an Emmy for his score for RKO281, was nominated for Roman Spring of Mrs Stone and received a nomination for the Golden Reel award for Little Voice.  His recent work includes the last James Bond movie No Time To Die, for which he arranged and conducted at the request of Hans Zimmer.

In addition to writing a 100-minute score for the silent movie Shooting Star for the London Film Festival Gala, John has his name as an arranger on 19 platinum records, including George Michael's album “Faith”, which won several GRAMMYs in 1989 including Album of the Year, and was nominated for the Rutles film All You Need Is Cash. He wrote for Simple Minds, Barry White, Tina Turner, Björk, Diana Ross, Tom Jones, Pretenders, Rod Stewart, Michael Jackson  and has scored over 4,000 commercials worldwide to boot.

As a jazz musician John has led his big band in the UK, USA and Australia and played with Chet Baker, Slim Gaillard, Quincy Jones, Bud Freeman, Les McCann and many others.

He has four Lifetime Achievement Awards and an honorary doctorate in music from the University of  Sussex. His autobiography Hidden Man was published in February 2022  by Equinox Books.


This show will be recorded for future broadcast on Jazz FM.


  • General Admission

    This general admission ticket includes brunch. Brunch includes fresh fruit bacon and sausage sandwiches, pastries and yoghurts.

    +£0.88 service fee
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