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Sat, 18 May


Pump House Theatre

Saturday Night Show: Jean Toussaint Quintet supported by Emile Hinton

SOLD OUT: join us for an exceptional show (and jazz lover's dream), with straight ahead modern tunes & ballads, led by the legendary saxophonist, Jean Toussaint. With support from the Emile Hinton Trio.

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Saturday Night Show: Jean Toussaint Quintet supported by Emile Hinton
Saturday Night Show: Jean Toussaint Quintet supported by Emile Hinton


18 May 2024, 19:30 – 22:00

Pump House Theatre, 5 Local Board Rd, Watford WD17 2JP



SOLD OUT: but you can email in case of any returns.

The Jean Toussaint Quintet play swinging, surging straight-ahead contemporary jazz with a strong emphasis on melody. The main show is supported by The Emile Hinton Trio who won the 2023 Musicians' Company Tina May Young Jazz Artist Award.

About Jean

Originally from St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, saxophonist Jean Toussaint left Berklee College of Music, Boston in 1982 to join Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. It was the beginning of an inspired four and half years spent with musicians including Terence Blanchard, Mulgrew Miller and others. While in New York, Jean also worked with Gil Evans, McCoy Tyner and Wynton Marsalis. In 1987 he left Blakey to come to England for a few months. He stayed. Jean has since toured with many visiting American bands including Max Roach, Cedar Walton and David Murray as well as with his own bands.

Since moving to London, Jean has led his own bands and various projects, released 14 albums as a leader and guested on many more. Collaborations with musicians based in the UK have included Bheki Mseleku, Julian Joseph, Jason Rebello, Cleveland Watkiss and others.

He is also often invited to join tours with US musicians visiting Europe including pianist Cedar Walton and Donald Brown, trumpeter Eddie Henderson and an extensive tour of Europe the Middle East and New York with the great Jeff Watts.

Watch Jean perform

Jean Toussaint Quintet Line-up

Jean Toussaint – saxophone

Joti – trumpet

Emile Hinton – piano

Murray Dare – bass

Mark Mondesir – drums

Emile Hinton Trio Line-up

Emile Hinton – piano

Toby Yapp – bass

Kai MacRae – drums

About the show

This show is in the Theatre at the Pump House, providing 122  allocated seats. There really are no bad views from anywhere in the tiered seating, so book with confidence.

Doors will open from 7.00pm with a full bar available during the evening. The show will commence at 7.30pm with a support act from The Emile Hinton Trio, with the main show from The Jean Toussaint Quintet to follow.


There is parking on site at the venue, with overflow parking next door in Century Retail Park (limited to 3 free hours - although do check on arrival). The venue is just a 3-minute walk from Watford High Street Overground Station.

Access requirements

The venue is disability friendly, and we can accomodate up to 2 wheelchair users. Please email us in advance before booking to or to request any more information about access support.

Age limit

There is no age limit in place for our shows whether you're 9 or 99! Although with our evening concerts do expect a more adult atmosphere.

The Worshipful Company of Musicians

We're very thankful that the performance from The Emile Hinton Trio is sponsored by The Worshipful Company of Musicians, the only livery company dedicated to the performing arts.

Rich in history yet in tune with the modern world and the challenges facing young musicians, they are one of the largest City Liveries, with 750 members including nearly 200 aspiring young artists. They make awards totalling more than £250,000 each year across all musical genres to promote technical and creative excellence and recognise the lifetime achievements of the country’s most distinguished musicians.

The Company’s outreach programme, one of the largest in London, focuses on education and those with special needs who can be helped through musical interaction.


  • General Admission

    Book your Jean Toussaint ticket only. Or book your Jean Toussaint ticket AND pre-order you 2024 festival T-shirt at the same time. T-shirts will be ready for collection in your name when you arrive at the event.

    From £25.00 to £40.00
    Sold Out
    • £25.00
      +£0.63 service fee
    • £40.00
      +£1.00 service fee
    • £40.00
      +£1.00 service fee


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