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Rhythm & rhubarb   Tune to the Sound of Surprise at 11.00 pm on Saturday, January 14 when  The Late Paul Barnes presents a banquet of the best in swing.

Hear a centenary celebration of Billy Butterfield, great trumpet player and bandleader; the anniversary of Benny Goodman’s famous Carnegie Hall concert; and a birthday salute to Gene Krupa.   There are tributes to Buddy and Buddy who died this week: Buddy Greco, fine singer and jazz pianist; and Buddy Bregman, bandleader and arranger who backed Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Anita O’Day and many others.
All these and so much more  on the following BBC stations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Kent. Cambridgeshire, Northampton and Three Counties – and on the BBC iPlayer.

Fund-raiser for the National Jazz Archive at 2:30pm on Saturday 11 February.

The Simon Spillett Quartet is playing a fund-raising concert, details above.  Simon Spillett is a highly respected tenor saxophonist who plays in a wide range of groups, and leads his own quartet. He has researched and written extensively about the great British tenor sax player Tubby Hayes, including a widely praised biography ‘The Long Shadow of the Little Giant’. He has recently received the British Jazz Award for ‘Services to British Jazz’.
Simon’s all-star quartet features three other wonderful musicians – John Critchinson, piano, Alec Dankworth, double bass, and Clark Tracey, drums. Both Alec and Clark were also award winners in the 2016 British Jazz Awards in their respective categories. John Critchinson has had a distinguished career playing with leading jazz groups and now leads the Ronnie Scott Legacy band.
This concert is one of a series during 2017 to raise funds to support the work of the Loughton-based National Jazz Archive.  Simon said: “It’s a pleasure to bring my quartet to play at Loughton to help raise funds for the National Jazz Archive. It’s a wonderful resource for everyone interested in the history and development of jazz in this country.”
The venue for the concert is Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 1RB, close to the Archive’s home in Loughton Library, where there is extensive parking, 1 km from Loughton Station on the Central Line, and served by numerous bus routes.
Tickets cost £15. For details and to book   www.nationaljazzarchive.org.uk/events, email events@nationaljazzarchive.org.uk or phone 020 8502 4701.

Jackie Free’s Chicagoans @ St John’s Arts Centre, St John’s Walk, Market St, Old Harlow on Thursday 26th January at 8pm – Adm: £10.  Details 01406 365 731

A feast of Dixieland jazz is sure to delight fans when Epping based veteran trombonist, Jackie Free brings his Chicagoans to the Arc.  This all star line-up will present an evening of traditional jazz classics routed in the days of prohibition in gangster controlled Chicago during the roaring 20s.  Jackie Free, now 84 years old and blowing strong, is one of the few surviving musicians who played with Louis Armstrong in the 1950s.  During the Trad boom, which lasted until the Beatles hit the scene, Jack could be heard with the famous Freddy Randall Jazz Band.
During the ’80s, he appeared and recorded with legendary American stars, Yank Lawson, Wild Bill Davison, Art Hodes and Billy Butterfield.  Joining Jackie will be start trumpeter, Rico Tomasso, who met Louis Armstrong as young boy and was inspired to play like him. Rico is one of the leading trumpeters in Europe and this will be his first visit to St John’s.
Former Chris Barber star, John Crocker, always a popular visitor to St John’s will play clarinet and tenor saxophone, whilst Tim Huskisson returns on piano.  The line-up is completed by Murray Salmon on double bass and John Petters on drums.

On Wednesday January 18 Heads South Latin Jazz will be at St Martin in the Fields in Trafalgar Square 8 to 10pm  Jazz in the Crypt, London WC2N 4JJ

To Book tel 020 7766 1100 Tkts £8/15   Steve Waterman trumpet, John Harriman piano & organ, Venezuelan bass player Adolfredo Pulido, Cuban percussionist Chino Martell Morgan, Buster Birch drums. ‘Very talented..dazzling solos….a Band that is well worth seeing’ The Jazzmann  You tube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omhD3zFtEp8  More info at www.headssouth.com

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The Robert Bell Trio on the First and Third Thursday of the Month at The Speakeasy Bar, 175 Epping High Street, Epping CM16 4BL Superb Jazz trio featuring vocalist Robert Bell (Hendricks, Sinatra, Bennett, Torme ect)  Graham Cuttill drums, Mike Baker guitar and Stuart Walker on keys. Free admission

First Friday of the Month at 8.00. Dodgy Jammers at Broxbourne Sailing Club, Meadgate Road, Nazeing. Usual house band Wally Shaw on keyboard, Paul Leader on bass and Lester Bennett on drums. Very reasonable bar, home-cooked food, beautiful rural setting. £3. Annie music@indigoshades.com or 07885480329.

little bread BIG JAM at The Royal Inn on The Park (111 Lauriston Road, E9 7HJ) returns to Wednesdays. Join Annie, Peter and the band in the Garden Bar at the back of this beautiful park-side pub. All instrumental and vocal jazz jammers and jazz-loving listeners, clappers and whoopers and their friends, families and lovers welcome. £4 for jammers. Contributions from grateful listeners welcome. Contact Annie on 07885480329 for more details.

A new Jazz Jam night at the Forester’s Arms, Colchester. Held on the last Thursday of every month. Members of the band of the parachute regiment Big Band are hosting an evening of Jazz where they will play a short set of music until they open up the floor to anyone who wants to Jam, any ability. The house band consists of: Pianist, Drummer, Bass, Trombone and Trumpet.

There is a Jazz Jam session on alternate Tuesday lunch times at The Battle of Britain Club, Hillingdon Road, Hillingdon (Nr Uxbridge) UB10 0RY from 12 midday until 2.00pm.  Good players welcome as is anyone who enjoys listening to good jazz. We have a bar and food is also available.   It’s all very informal and friendly.

Mascara Bar, 72 Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington N16 6XS. Every Tuesday: House trio + jam. 8.30. (F). info: 07905 151894

Mill Hill Jazz Club host a regular end of month, Wednesday, open stage for quality musicians. Val’s House band provides the professional rhythm section that binds it all together. The Golf Clubhouse, 100 Barnet Way, London NW7 3AL www.millhilljazzclub.co.uk valgorjazz@gmail.com 0208 207 045

The Cambridge Jazz Jam is now firmly established in its new home, the Burleigh Arms pub, 9 – 11 Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8EG, tel: 01223 301 547.  This new venue has been praised for providing a good performance space, for its beers (choice of real ales) and its food. We operate every Tuesday, 8.15 – 11 pm. Admission is free, and guest musicians, guest singers, and audience are all welcome. Our policy is inclusive, so whether you’re an accomplished performer, or someone still trying to get it together, you’ll be equally welcome. Our backing group of experienced musicians will give all the support you need.  Further information from Mike Quigley, mobile: 07979 59 22 41.

There is a Thursday night Jazz Session and Jam at Nomad Bar, 58 Old St, EC1V 9AJ. www.nomadjazz.com. The normal house band is Antonio Marzinotto and his trio but often have special guests and other bands. The aim of the night is for all talented jazz musicians, young and old, to play together in a relaxed atmosphere.

Jazz at the Green Note “jam great atmosphere!” on the 1st Sunday of every month. Music 8:30pm – Band set followed by a jam. 106 Parkway, Camden NW1 7AN.

There is a jazz jam every Saturday with the Nora Bite trio at 9:30pm, original music in the first set followed by a jazz standards jam. Free entrance. Venue: Troyganic, 132 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch E2 8DP. Usual house band is a guitar trio led by Nora Bite. Until 2am .

There is a Jam session on the first Thursday of each month in Colchester at The Bull, Crouch Street. The house band regularly features such great players as Bern Hodgekins (Bass player with Jazznights trio) and Mick Hutton (bass). After short set from house band, stage open for jammers and singers. Running for 5 years now simonhurley@madasafish.com

Singers’ Night at Nelson (48 Stanhope Street, London NW1. six min walk from Warren Street station). 2nd Tuesday of each month. Open mic for jazz vocalists. In 18th year. Excellent accompanists. Food available. £8 singers, £7 guests, £5 full time students with student card. Doors, list 6.00pm, music 7.45 – 10.30pm. Chris Legee jazzzone@waitrose.com.

There is a LondonBluesJams Yahoo! Group – blues rock n roll soul jam every Wednesday 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm . The Crown Inn, Roneo Corner, 360 Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch ,Essex RM12 4TW. info Bob Marks 07503 16 45 72 Full back line. P.A. Keys, Saxes and Brass. Mainly blues but all tastes catered for. All musos welcome – beginners to pros and bands. Vocalists especially welcome.

The Ipswich Jazz Collective meet on the 2nd Friday in the month to hold a jam session at the Golden Hind Pub on Nacton Road Ipswich. Set up 7.30 for 8pm start. Bass amp & drums set up, PA on request. Guitarists to bring their own amps. No entrance fee and all levels of player catered for. Further details/contact at http://www.ipswichjazzcollective.blogspot.co.uk

The Norwich Jazz Jam is at the Fat Cat and Canary  every Monday featuring Mark Jolley (violin), Lee Vasey (guitar), Ian Hireson (bass) & Matt Furness (drums)

Open Jazz Jam, “Who Pays The Piper” at The White Horse’ Pub, Mill Rd, Husborne Crawley, Beds MK43 0XE, 1 mile from M1 Jn 13, A507 between Ridgmont and Woburn. Fortnightly session on Tuesdays from 8–11.00pm. FREE ENTRY – though we ask for donations toward back line, occasional raffle. Pub food, Chris 07804140606 chris.bassdiva@bigfoot.com

There is a new jazz jam in Suffolk, in the picturesque market town of Woodbridge – it happens on Thursday evenings once a month, there is a facebook group people can join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1503416799918503/?fref=ts  at the Kings Head, 17 Market Hill, Woodbridge IP12 4LP  http://www.kingsheadwoodbridge.co.uk  For more info e-mail ben.watson.cmg@gmail.com

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BELVEDERE JAZZ & MUSIC CLUB, every Wednesday evening is at The Chichester Hotel, Old London Road, Rawreth, Nr. Wickford SS11 8UE (Off A129, 800 yards Wickford side of The Carpenters Arms roundabout). Meals available from 6:30pm whilst you sit at a candlelit table, either before or whilst enjoying the top quality jazz which commences at 8:00pm until 10.30pm. Top International, Regional Bands and Artists, including Big Bands, Swing and Mainstream, all tuneful easy listening foot tapping music with something for everyone! Friendly welcoming atmosphere ~ Admission is from £12.50 on the door ~ Large free car park ~ Drinks at pub prices ~ Newcomers most welcome. www.belvederejazz.co.uk ; Telephone: 07850 607075 or Email:mailto::belvederejazz@gmail.co

18th January  – Top UK Vocalist Matthew Ford         Matt Ford  – vocals, John Horler –  keyboard, Neil Bullock – drums, & Jeremy Brown – double bass

We welcome back the Award Winning International Singing star Matthew Ford who has appeared with BBC Concert Orchestra, and recently at BBC 2 TV’s 2016 live broadcast of  Prom 38 with The  John Wilson Orchestra ‘Performing Gershwin’. Accompanied by the fabulous John Horler Trio – this is one evening definitely not to miss!

25th January – Skelton-Skinner All Stars Septet

At member’s request, we welcome back this great line-up of British based Jazz musicians, playing a repertoire based mostly on the Duke Ellington small band and Count Basie’s Kansas City 7. Starring drummer   Matt Skelton with arrangements by Colin Skinner clarinet/alto sax, deputy bandleader for the Syd Lawrence Orchestra. Graham Harvey – piano, Alan Barnes – tenor sax, Gordon Campbell – trombone, George Hogg – trumpet & Jeremy Brown – double bass.

JAZZ@ST ANT’S A great weekly jazz night – now in its 12th year! St Anthony’s Club, The Red House, 13 Upton Ave, (corner of Upton Lane), Forest Gate E7 9PN. Every Weds 8.30 pm. Admission £3. Please support the raffle from which all proceeds go to the band. For latest listings visit www.essexjazz.co.uk/ants or Jazz in London listing. Please download their current listing at www.jazzjam.co.uk/downloads/stants.pdf, or www.essexjazz.co.uk/ants

18 JanCliff Hall (piano)

25 JanPaul Higgs (trumpet/flugelhorn) + Jenny Carr) piano)

 with John Withers (drums) + John Pamenter (double bass)

THEYDON JAZZ CLUB @ THORNWOOD VILLAGE HALL, Weald Hall Lane, CM16 6NB. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of every month, 8 pm to 10.30. Traditional/Dixieland/New Orleans Jazz featuring excellent live bands for listening and dancing. Drinks & snacks / dance floor / plentiful seating / free car park. All are welcome. Visitors £10, Members £8. Visit www.theydonjazzclub.org.uk or contact Dave & Sheila Dyer – tel: 01945 588325; email: davedyer24@gmail.com

TUESDAY 17th January 2017 – JULIAN MARC STRINGLE – clarinet & tenor sax, & THE CHOSEN MEN:  Enrico Tomasso – trumpet; Roy Williams – trombone; Tim Huskisson – piano; Roger Curphey – bass; Les Cirkel – drums £10/£8 Large free car park, good seating.

JAZZ AT O B’s  Jazz at the Bardswell is moving and will be named JAZZ at O B’s.   All Jazz Fans are welcome at our new venue, Old Brentwoods’ Club, Ashwells Road, Brentwood, Essex. CM15 9SE.  Thanks to the management of Old Brentwoods’ Club, from 31st January, 2017, Dave Grant will continue to support Live Music on the last Tuesday each month bringing a kaleidoscope of jazz styles by talented professional guest musicians plus the resident trio of Hilary Cameron, keys, Ted Simkins, bass and Dave Grant, drums, in pleasant surroundings, relaxed and friendly atmosphere and a licensed bar.  Doors open 7pm with music from 8 till 10.45pm and with entrance on the door of £10.00.  For info. contact Dave Grant 01708 763723 or Richard 07935 441616 or on e-mail grntj@aol.com

Tuesday, 31st January, 2017

Extremely versatile and impressive vocalist, Catherine Lima, makes her first appearance at our new venue, in the company of Paul Higgs, trumpet, the multi instrumentalist and frequent visitor, along with the resident trio, who will be singing and playing tunes with influences of Anita O’Day, Peggy Lee, Hoagy Carmichael, Patricia Barber, and Barbara Streisand and some magical sounds from trumpeters of the past.
Catherine has performed on the London circuit since 2001 having an engaging charismatic stage presence along with a crystal clear and incredibly sexy voice. She has an expressive tone, perfect pitch, and impeccable timing that accompanying musicians admire, creating moods, from sultry to joyous, shining through each tune be it a ballad, Latin, blues or swing classic standard.
Paul needs little introduction and is a maestro of music be it playing, composing, arranging, accompanying and is a much sought after Musical Director. His collaboration with Chris Ingram on recent shows, as “Hoagy” and the latest “Jazz of Dudley Moore”, is winning much acclaim in music circles.  Do not miss this class act!

Tuesday, 28th February, 2017

His musical career began with classical piano, flugelhorn and trumpet, eventually leading Graham Pike into theatre, TV and studio arranging until he encountered the chromatic jazz harmonica which is now his main favoured instrument.  Spending a lot of time in studio production, he has since inception, worked on the BBC’s children’s programme, ‘The Tweenies’  that is now showing in more than 68 countries and has penned arrangements for ‘Crimewatch’ and ‘Hearts of Gold’ with excursions into other TV productions.  As Musical Director he has arranged music for such theatre shows as ‘Chicago’, ‘Guys & Dolls’ and ‘Jungle Book’ and several pantomimes as well.   Graham often rejuvenates neglected tunes in his sets but with the recent passing of the Belgium legend Toots Thielemans, be not surprised if some of his compositions are not aired.

Tuesday, 28th March, 2017

Award winning saxophonist and composer, Andy Linham, plays along with his mystery guest.  Now who could that be!   They will be exploring the work of two legendary silky, cool and smooth jazz alto saxophonists, Lee Konitz and Paul Desmond who bought forth a wealth of beautiful compositions and recordings through the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s
Andy, an extremely busy young man, regularly performs around London and the UK, is also a composer and arranger having written several large scale works for a full length musical as well as for his own original big band, sextet and quartet and has created a vast catalogue of educational music for schools.
We will, for sure, hear more about this young man in the future.
His diverse compositional approach make him a musician to watch. Indeed, the International Jazz Conference of Britain , said of him ‘Very Impressive’ – Jazz UK

ANNIE’S JAZZ @ THORPE BAY GOLF CLUB. Annie’s Jazz is at Thorpe Hall Golf Club, Thorpe Hall Avenue. Thorpe Bay. Southend-on-Sea. SS1-3AT on Tuesdays.  Food served from 7pm until 8pm and the music will start at 8.00pm. Please phone Annie for reservations 07504-232783 or e-mail boneswithtones@gmail.com.

Tuesday 17th of January  –  JORDAN MARSH & HIS GIGOLOS.

Swing, Boogie-Woogie & foot stomping piano playing from this exciting quartet of Jordan Marsh on piano, Zak Barrett & Roberto Manzin on sax & Josh Law on drums & vocals.

Tuesday  24th of January  –  THE JEREMY SASSOON QUARTET.

This Manchester based jazz & blues singer/pianist headlines sell-out shows at Ronnie Scott’s, The Pizza Express, Boisdales & in Berlin & New York. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Jeremy outside of the top London & International venues.

Tuesday  31st of January  –  SWING N’ SINATRA With FIVE STAR SWING.

Celebrating 100 years of Sinatra N’ Swing. This multi-instrumental quintet led by Chris Smith sold-out in the summer…So be quick if you love Sinatra, Basie Ellington & that big swing sound!

Tuesday  7th of February  –  THE NIGEL PRICE ORGAN TRIO.

 In 2010 they won the Parliamentary Jazz Award for “best jazz ensemble”. Commended by all including many other top performers. Join us for the hottest show on the Jazz circuit!!!

Tuesday 14th of February  –  WINTER SINGS STREISAND…SINGS JAZZ.

A special event for Valentine’s day. J.R Winter has an incredible voice and presence with the depth, range & emotion of Streisand. Simon Campbell on piano, Alex Lowe on bass & Jason Campbell on drums. Sensitive ballads, joyous swing, show-stopping hits coupled with anecdotes and reflections on Streisand & her life.

Tuesday  21st of February  –  JULIE JIVE & THE BIGSHOTS.

Swinging, rocking & jiving music from this 5-piece Essex based band. Slick, visual entertainment taking us back to all the favourite singers of the 50’s.

Tuesday 28th of February  – THE DEREK NASH FUNK EXPERIENCE.

Derek & the members of his band have played with the who’s who of soul, jazz & funk music including Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Bill Withers & M People. This is their opportunity to unleash their versions of the classic hits from the legendary Bill Withers, The Crusaders, The Average White Band, Herbie Hancock & Grover Washington Jnr & many more.

SPIKE’S PLACE”  AT BRENTWOOD 8.00pm. The Bardswell, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4TJ. Tel: 01245 420475  Top-Class Mainstream Jazz.  email: susan_may@btinternet.com www.myspace.com/spikesplacejazzclub   Admission £15.00 members £12.00 unless otherwise stated

Tuesday 17th January  – 8.00pm
Sara Dowling and Vasilis Xenopoulos with the Graham Harvey Trio

Tuesday 24th January – 8.00pm
2 piano’s with Ted Beament & Tim Huskisson, Dave Chamberlain – bass & Winston Clifford

“SPIKES PLACE AT SAFFRON WALDEN” - Third Thursday of every month – 8.30pm. Saffron Hotel, High St, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1AZ. Top-Class Mainstream Jazz. E mail: susan_may@btinternet.com www.myspace.com/spikesplacejazzclub. For advance bookings contact: Susan 01245 420475

Thursday 19th January – 8.30pm
Mark Crooks Quartet     Admission £12.00

CHELMSFORD JAZZ CLUB presents 10 or 11 concerts a year at the Cramphorn Theatre, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1JG (next to the Civic Theatre), mainly on Sunday lunchtime. The jazz is generally mainstream and modern and the club is justly proud of the quality.  For an annual subscription of £10.00 (£15.00 joint) members are entitled to a £4.00 reduction on normal ticket prices, and early notice of concerts. There’s a friendly atmosphere, so come along. Enq: Larry Newall-Smith 01245 256510.  Advance booking:   01245 606505

29th Jan:      Clark Tracey Quintet with Daniel Casimir, Chris Maddock, James Copus and Harry Bolt

5th March:  Pete Neighbour with the Ted Beament Trio

2nd April:    Picante featuring Derek Nash (saxes) Dominic Ashworth (guitar) Neil Angilley (piano) Andy Staples (bass) Marc Cecil (drums) Robin Jones (percussion)

7th May:     Rossano Sportiello with Dave Green & Steve Brown

4th June:      Allison Neale

MUSIC AT MARIGOLDS, Cricket Club, Chippingfield, Old Harlow, Essex CM17 0DJ. Doors and Licensed Bar 7.30pm, Fridays. 01279 414174 / 421763 musicatmarigolds@ntlworld.com www.myspace.com/musicatmarigolds. Car Parking On Site and there are two Public Car Parks, on the FIND US page of the website, within easy walking distance and can be accessed via a well lit footpath a little way up Chippingfield on the right when leaving – a dotted line on the map between Chippingfield and Wayre Street, Spicers Lane. £8 on the Door

HORNCHURCH JAZZ CLUB, 25 North St (rear), Hornchurch, Essex RM11 1RS. The Hornchurch Conservative Club is a comfortable air-conditioned venue with a dance floor, drinks at club prices, wheel-chair access and car parking, Members £7, non-members £8. Call Laurie on 07913 558616 for more details. Sundays  8:30 – 11pm

15th – The Hugh Rainey Jazz Band.    Hugh on trumpet leads his own band including Tim Huskisson on piano and a galaxy of other special guests. The band plays the music of Bechet, Ellington, Beiderbecke, Morton, Oliver and Basie.

22nd – Red Hot and Blue.    A band playing in the New Orleans music. The band is led by Peter Leonard on trumpet and includes Alan Cresswell (clarinet), John Stuart (banjo), Chris Thompson (double bass), and Jamie Shaw (drums).

29th – The Jack Clifford Swingtette.    A wonderful end to the month with an evening of traditional and jazz standards from the Swingtette. Jack’s clarinet and alto sax leads his ensemble with guests including Tim Huskisson on piano.

GC’s JAZZ CLUB at The Woolpack, 23 Mildmay Road, Chelmsford CM2 0DN 01245 – 259295. First Sunday in Every Month 8.30pm – 11pm. Free Admission. Food Available.   Est 2012 Celebrating entering it’s fifth year!

Sunday 5th February 2017  ‘GREAT JAZZ STANDARDS’

TIM HUSKISSON  Clarinet/Keyboard   One of the most in demand musicians on the Jazz club circuit on piano and clarinet, he has worked with Roy Williams, Betty Smith, Enrico Tomasso, George Melly, to name a few.  Mike Sagrot – Guitar  Roger Curphey – String Bass  Graeme Culham – Drums.

Sunday 5th March 2017   ‘TORME TO BUBLE’  

PAUL WOODS  Vocals  I am pleased to have the talented  Paul Wood return to the club with his usual vibrant and swinging style. He is always in great demand on the jazz and theatre circuit as well with various big bands.  Paul Higgs - Keyboard. Roger Curphey – String Bass. Graeme Culham – Drums.

Sunday 2nd April 2017   ‘CULT TV JAZZ’  

PAUL HIGGS  Trumpet  Paul returns to the club, this time performing familiar themes from TV & Film.  Titles will include:  Tomorrows World, Star Trek, Bewitched to name a few.  Gabriel Keen - Keyboard. - Alex Keen Bass. Graeme Culham – Drums.

 Sunday 7th May 2017    NEALE RIDDING  Flute/Saxophone   Neale is a active musician on the London scene and guests at various jazz clubs around the UK.  He is possibly the best jazz flutist in the UK and has a big Tubby Hayes Tenor saxophone sound.  Sam Edwards – Keyboards – Jose Canha String Bass.  Graeme Culham – Drums

Sunday 4th June 2017   ‘RENOWN UK JAZZ GUITARIST”

ESMOND SELWYN  www.esmondselwyn.com   This is Esmond’s first visit to the club. He is one of the top jazz guitarist in the UK. I look forward to his exciting and melodic playing. Checkout his website. Not to be missed.  Sam Edwards – KeyboardsJose CanhaString Bass.  Graeme Culham – Drums

Sunday 2nd July 2017    REG WEBB  Vocals/Keyboards

One of the innovators of the UK’s Jazz Fusion scene with his own band ‘Fusion’ which later became the ‘Reg Webb Band’ featuring Nik Kershaw.   Ben Hearn – Bass  Graeme Culham – Drums.

e17 JAZZ – The award winning e17 jazz collective presents concerts on the last Wednesday of each month featuring local musicians of national renown plus exciting guest stars in a relaxed jazz club setting. www.e17jazz.com/whatson/ at their NEW VENUE – Gnome House, 7 Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, E17 6DS. www.gnomehouse.org.uk 07739660449  www.e17jazz.com/whatson/

Tuesday 28th Feb @ MAUD
Venue – Maud (Mirth, Marvel & Maud) - 186 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 4QH

Josephine Davies – Tenor Sax
Dave Whitford – Double Bass
Paul Clarvis – Drums

Perrier Award winning saxophonist and composer Josephine Davies works at the forefront of the contemporary British jazz scene. Graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she is now resident composer and tenorist for the London Jazz Orchestra and is featured on the recent, highly acclaimed big band album from veteran saxophonist Pete Hurt. Josephine’s new trio project, Satori, features the huge talent of drummer and percussionist Paul Clarvis (Liam Noble, Steve Swallow), and bassist Dave Whitford (Christine Tobin, Bill Frisell).
Influenced by the great live trio recordings of Joe Henderson and Julian Arguelles, Satori were inspired to create a similar feeling of freedom and exploration whilst also bringing a fresh and unique sound through original compositions. They have just released their debut live album on Whirlwind Recordings.

“A fluid, sumptuous sound” (Jazzwise)        “A high class ballad performance with assured and highly skilled tenor sax” (The Jazz Mann)

 Buy Tickets – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/387314

THE SOUTHEND JAZZ CLUBevery Monday at the EKCO Social & Sports Club, Thornford Gardens, Prittlewell, Southend-on-Sea, Essex. SS2 6PU. 01702 351641 www.ekcoclub.co.uk From 7:30pm.  Music  8:00pm – everyone welcome.  Info: Bryan Jones 07801 757912 or 01702 61825.  Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Southend-Jazz-Club/133240693427561  Twitter @southendjazz;  email jazz@greenad.co.uk to join mailing list.  Entrance £10

16 Jan – Mike Barry’s Uptown Gang

23 Jan – Jazz Club Quartet (Tim Huskisson, Eddie Johnson, Alan Clarke Ollie Benson) with Eileen Ford

30 Jan – The Frog Island Jazz Band

  6 Feb – Jackie Free’s Chicagoans

13 Feb – Red Hot & Blue

20 Feb – Mahogany Hall Stompers

27 Feb – National Youth Jazz Collective

COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE JAZZ CLUB.  Church St, Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF.  Concerts every 1st SUNDAY of the month.  Tickets £10 to £14.   JAZZ EXPRESS: Book for any three gigs and get tickets for just £8 each! Doors at 7pm, music at 7.30pm. 
 To book, Arts Centre box office 01206 500900. www.colchesterartscentre.com   www.colchesterartscentrejazzclub.com

JAZZ AT SAWBRIDGEWORTH MEMORIAL HALL. The Forebury, Sawbridgeworth, Herts, CM21 9AT.  Licensed bar.  Performances 8.00 – 10.30  Tickets may be purchased at the door or online.

JAZZ AT THE RHODES ARTS COMPLEXBishop’s Stortford, Herts, CM23 3JG  01279 710 200  www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk

FORTNIGHTLY FREE Live Midweek Music in our Theatre Lounge on Wednesdays

7:30 pm  Relax on a Wednesday evening at Rhodes while listening to the very best from the vibrant local music scene.  Our Midweek Live Music events are now established as a ‘must see’ night for music fans of all ages so unwind, kick back and relax.

Our resident Jazz Quintet Que Pasa are now established on the second Wednesday of every month. Featuring internationally renowned players Pete Lemer on keys, Paul Robinson on drums, Steve Cook on Bass, with Adam Amor on Sax and brilliant trumpet player Paul Higgs. Between them they have worked with acts such as Nina Simone, Grace Jones, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Ginger Baker, Mike Oldfield, The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Shakespeare Company. The best of the genre from the best in the business.

JAZZ AT THE CROWN.  This new Jazz venue at ‘The Crown’, Church Street, Great Ellingham, nr. Attleborough, Norfolk opened on the 11th September. The aim is to create a Sunday evening Jazz scene once a month featuring some of East Anglia’s major Jazz musicians using a regular rhythm section of Nigel Portass, Keyboard – Jeff Burbidge, Bass Gtr. – and Bob Dore, Drums. The music will commence at 6.0pm and finish around 8.30 pm and will be free admission.  The following are the Jazz musicians being featured

JAZZ IN THE CHICKENSHED THEATRE BAR –  290 Chase Side, Southgate, London N14 4PE.  Times: 8.30pm – 11.30pm Support 7pm – 7.45.   Price: £17 on door| £15 in advance
To book: telephone Box Office 020 8292 9222, email bookings@chickenshed.org.uk or visit www.chickenshed.org.uk

Julian Marc Stringle presents ‘It’s Clazzical’ on Saturday 28 January.  Support 7pm-7.45pm.  Main performance 8.30pm-11.15pm.    £25 on door or £20 in advance  To book telephone Box Office 020 8292 9222, email bookings@chickenshed.org.uk or visit www.chickenshed.org.uk
British Jazz Award winner Julian Marc Stringle and his Dream Band  join forces with Sonia Slany’s solid strings perform their brilliant and original fusion of classic melodies and pulsating Latin rhythms.
‘It’s Clazzical’ appeals to a wide audience; lovers of Latin influenced jazz; lovers of classical music & lovers of musical theatre. This  unique show features works by: Aznavour, Bernstein, Bechet, Bonfa, Dankworth, Gershwin, Jobim, Mangione, Piazzola, Rimsky Korsakov, Rodgers & Hart, Stringle, Villa-lobos & Vito.

“Julian is a rare talent and leads a great band.  I am a big fan!” Sir Michael Parkinson
“The best clarinettist to emerge in British jazz for decades”  Sir John Dankworth

JAZZ AT THE HUNTER CLUB, 6, St Andrews Street South, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3PH. 1st class jazz in Bury St Edmunds   headhunterslivemusic@gmail.com    www.headhunterslive.org 07799 650009   Doors 7.30,   Music   8pm

THE JAZZ MIX @ THE MARITIME ROOM, Cliff’s Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea. Facebook – The Jazz Mix @ The Maritime Room and check out our page on the Cliffs Pavilion website: www.southendtheatres.org.uk … go to Special Events tab to find The Jazz Mix page.  On Wednesday nights.

Weds 25th January 2017 – Tristan

Netherlands-based, UK Soul Chart toppers Tristan have been wowing groove-loving audiences with their unique, feel-good, vintage, Acid Jazz music which has led them to large airplay on UK’s Jazz FM. Modern arrangements performed by some of today’s best contemporary European pop/jazz musicians, funky rhythm-guitars, Hammond, Fender Rhodes and synths and a rhythm section that has been playing together for decades are the perfect foil for lead singer Evelyn Kallansee’s beautiful vocals. Tickets £16

Weds 22nd February 2017 – Chris Standring

Smooth groove guitarist Chris Standring, English born but residing in California for over 20 years, Chris Standring has firmly established himself as a popular mainstay in the contemporary urban jazz genre with his infectious R&B driven hits. Chris will be making his annual pilgrimage back to his homeland to play tunes from his tenth solo recording “Ten” with a dazzling soul infused groove-laden jazz set. Digging even deeper into creative territory, Standring continues to stand out from the herd and blaze new trails in the contemporary jazz world. Tickets £15

Wednesday 29th March 2017 – Peter White 

International award winning smooth jazz guitarist Peter White is one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists in the contemporary jazz landscape. Armed with an unparalleled combination of lyricism and energy, he combines elements of pop, jazz and classical guitar to create a sound that’s singular and yet accessible to a broad audience. On the night Peter will be debuting tunes from his new recording “Groovin” Tickets £17

Monday 24th April 2017 – The Alley Cats

The Alley Cats features the punchy sound of Gary Plumley on tenor saxophone and Dennis Rollins on trombone together with a top class local rhythm section. Expect an evening of classic jazz tracks with a funky edge with tunes by well known artists such as Horace Silver, Cannonball Adderley, Grover Washington and Roberta Flack. Tickets £15

Wednesday 31st May 2017 – Snake Davis Band

Saxophonist Snake Davis has played with the likes of James Brown, Smokey Robinson and Chaka Khan, Eurythmics, Lisa Stansfield and M-People. His live show delivers superb dance music with flavours of soul, reggae and dance. With a storming new rhythm section there’ll be lots of new material, and a wonderful mix of soul, world, funk and jazz. Tickets £17

You can find us on Facebook; why not join the group page – The Jazz Mix @ The Maritime Room   Cliffs Pavilion website: www.southendtheatres.org.uk for future event details by placing Jazz Mix in the search box.

THURSDAY JAZZ AT THE RAFA CLUB, 295 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, IG1 4UA. A swinging group led by Leszek Kulaszewicz. Come and listen to the music plus every week there is a fantastic vocalist. The club is well serviced by public transport with plenty of buses going to the club or a ten minutes walk from Gants Hill or Ilford stations. The club will be open from 8pm with music from 9 – 11pm.

JAZZ AT THE ROWFANT. Rowfant House, Wallage Lane, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 4NG.  On 2nd Thursday of each month.  £8.00 on the door.  01342 714869    www.rowfanthouse.co.uk

MILL HILL JAZZ CLUB – The Mill Hill Jazz Club has been providing live jazz of the highest standard to North West London for many years and is for everyone with a passion for live jazz, blues and soul. If you like jazz, the Mill Hill Jazz Club is the place to hang out. Every Wednesday from 8.30pm. The Golf Clubhouse, 100 Barnet Way, London NW7 3AL www.millhilljazzclub. Admission £8 members, £9 guests unless stated otherwise.

JAZZ AT THE KINGS LANGLEY CLUB – The very best bands of local musicians every Tuesday at 8.30pm, 3-5 Hempstead Road, Kings Langley, Herts. Tel: 01923 262982. No entry charge, Visitors welcome . www.kingslangleyjazz.co.uk  Keep an eye on the website for any late amendments.

January 17th   Kingsclub 7. Our regular house band led by John Davis, featuring the usual front line of leader on alto/soprano  sax with John Mole on tenor sax John Bridge on trombone and Mike Sherwood on vocals.

January 24th   Tiger Swing Recreating Django and hot club of Paris style with Felicity’s accomplished violin. A very refreshing  evening.

January 31st   Hertswing with their usual classic big band sound aided by Vicky their star vocalist.  An evening not to be missed!

BIG BAND JAZZ AT THE MANOR. London’s Sunday lunchtime show-case for the biggest and best names in British Big Band Jazz, is starting regular concerts at the Ruislip Conservative Club. Performances are SUNDAYS 12:30 to 3:00 pm at the Function Room, Ruislip Conservative Club, 56-58 Ickenham Road (near West Ruislip tube station), Ruislip HA4 7DQ
http://www.jazzupstairs.comxa.com/ruislip.html   Admission £10

HERTS JAZZ – Screen2, Hawthorne Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Herts AL8 6BX.  Gigs feature the very best jazz talent in the country every Sunday (7:30pm – 10pm) at the Hawthorne Studio. Free parking (after 7pm),  disabled access.  Tickets for just £5 to students and under-21s. www.hertsjazz.co.uk  £13 on the night/ £11 advance, £12 concessions / £10 advance, £9 members/ £8 advance, £5 students & U-21s/ £3 advance

BERKHAMSTED JAZZ present live jazz in a relaxed club atmosphere, with reasonably priced licensed bar. £10 – members Dacorum Card holders, £13 – visitors and guests. Concerts normally at the Civic Centre, High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 3HD. Parking on High Street and in the car park behind the shops opposite. Disabled access.

FLEECEJAZZ – World class Jazz every Friday at Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel CO6 4PZ www.fleecejazz.org.uk

  • Doors at 7.30pm, gig starts 8.00 pm, 2 sets, ends approx 11.00 pm
  • Ample parking; fully accessible – for information call 01787 211865
  • See website for directions to the venue as satnav can get you lost!
  • Tickets via Box Office: 01787 211865; WeGotTickets (booking fee applies); On the door (sorry, no debit/credit cards – cash or cheque only)

JAZZ AT THE FOLD – The Billericay  Arts Association– 72 Laindon Road, Billericay CM12 9LD.

LIVE JAZZ AT NORTH WEALD VILLAGE HALL  – Usually the 3rd Saturday afternoon in the month.  £8 on the door, start time of 12:30pm.  The Hall is in the High Road, behind the vet’s surgery CM16 6DB.  Licensed bar at village hall prices.  Tea, coffee and snacks at reasonable prices, with parking – but get there early.  01992 522621  northwealdvillagehall.org

The Jack Free Allstars.  The legendary trombonist appears with regulars Pete Rudeforth, John Crocker, Tim Huskisson, Murray Salmon, Martin Guy, Colin Bray, Carol Braithwaite.  Paul Higgs, Colin Good, Gary Wood, Julian Stringle, Trevor Whiting, JJ Vinten among recent guests.

January 21
February 18
March 18
April 15
May 20
June 17
July 15
August 26
September 16
October 21
November 18
December 16

SMALLS JAZZ CLUB, Caxton Arms, 36 North Gardens, Brighton BN1 3LB has been running for six years.  Essentially a mainstream venue with top UK and American headliners supported by the Smalls Rhythm Section – guitar, bass, piano with occasional drums. It is an acoustic venue in a basement in The Caxton Arms in the centre of Brighton with seating for 50 max, giving it an intimate atmosphere. The gigs are on Thursdays, fortnightly from October to May. The music is from early jazz to early be-bop and West Coast.  The pub is friendly and offers a Thai tapas menu. Tickets: www.smallsjazzbrighton.com / dennis.simpson@virgin.net

“SPIKE’S PLACE” AT BECKENHAM – 8:30pm. Club Langley, 2 Hawksbrook Lane, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3SR (Off South Eden Park Road). Admission £13.00 (members £10.00) unless otherwise stated. 020 8650 2406 / 01245 420475 E mail: susan_may@btinternet.com www.myspace.com/spikesplacejazzclub Advance bookings contact: Susan 01245 420475

Thursday  26th  January  – 8.30pm
Lee Gibson Quartet

MILESTONES JAZZ CLUB Is held every first Sunday of the month at Hotel Hatfield, The Esplanade, Lowestoft, NR33 0QP

JAZZNIGHTS @ THE BELL, CLARE The Bell Hotel, Market Hill, Clare, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 8NN. from. 7.30 – 10.00pm £10 Admission. www.jazz-nights.com. Reserve seating on 01787 237653 or email reply – pay on the door. With Simon Brown (keys), Bernie Hodgkins (bs) & Roger Odell (drs) + LARRAINE ODELL (voc). Downstairs in the Tudor Room.

Sunday 15th January – ADAM GLASSER

Award-winning Jazz harmonica player Adam Glasser grew up in South Africa and is currently London-based. He won the 2010 SAMA Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album and his recent album Mzansi was also nominated Best Jazz Album at the 2012 SAMA Awards. Tonight he pays tribute to the recently departed Toots Thielemans.      Doors 7.00pm. Music 7.30-10.00pm.  Adm £10.

Sunday 29th January – MATT WATES

Sunday 12th February – MARK NIGHTINGALE
Sunday 26th February – JACQUI HICKS

Sunday 12th March – ROBERT FOWLER

FOLKESTONE JAZZ CLUB AT THE TOWER Tower Theatre, North Road, Shorncliffe, Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL. Every Thursday Music Starts 8 30pm To book seats please call 01303 277175  or email  twinklewood@btinternet.com  Derick Woodland Beryl Wood

JANUARY  2017      NEW music start time — now 8pm    All gigs this month £12 !!!

Jan 19th    8pm     £12      THE SCOTT HAMILTON QUARTET     
From the USA the worlds most famous Tenor Saxophonist  www.scotthamiltonsax.com

The FJC is proud to welcome back Scott Hamilton to The Tower along with his fantastic rhythm section.  The first American jazz man of 2017 to the FJC – -This has now become an annual event to have The Scott Hamilton Quartet with us in January.  As in previous visits we do expect a totally full house for the man who is currently The Worlds Most Famous Tenor Saxophonist & i think probably the most recorded – – as well as the many recordings in his own name he has accompanied every famous vocalist on the planet.  With him, will be his own superb recorded rhythm section

JOHN PEARCE  piano  –  The Guvnor & one of UKs finest
DAVE GREEN    double bass  –  Multi Brit Jazz Award Winner
STEVE BROWN  drums  –  Multi Brit Jazz Award Winner

Jan 26th   8pm     £12      ” THE BLUE NOTE PROJECT “

The Blue Note Project was formed in Leeds 12 years ago by trombonist Nick Mills. The aim was to keep alive the great music of the 60s Blue Note era.  The vibrant music of The Blue Note Project recalls the 1960s Blue Note as immortalised by the ground breaking musicians like Art Blakey, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubberd, Joe Henderson & Horace Silver.  Performed by a sextet of some of The UKs finest musicians

NICK MILLS  trombone – leader & arranger
DAVE O’HIGGINS  tenor sax.  Brit Jazz award winner & a  leader in UK Jazz
MARTIN SHAW  trumpet.  From The BBC Big Band & The John Wilson Orch
LEON GREENING  piano – One of The UKs most talented young pianists
JEREMY BROWN  double bass – Great bassist & always welcome at The FJC
MATT HOME  drums In the top echelon of Brit drummers

MALDON NEW ORLEANS TRADITIONAL JAZZ CLUB 8:30 – 11pm, every First Thursday of the month at The Blue Boar – Silver St, Maldon CM9 4QE. Not to be confused with the slick sound of British Trad Jazz nor the eclectic jazz/blues/swing of the Blackwater Band. This is ensemble music in the style you would hear in Preservation Hall New Orleans. Gerry Hoskin (Bass) Brian Peters (clarinet) Rodger Howlett (banjo) Pete Jezard (Trombone) + occasional guest musicians. Door charge £6

MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ AT THE BEDFORD ARMS, on Bromham Road, No 2 Bronham Road, Bedford, MK40 2QA.

THE CRYPT, St Giles Church, Camberwell Church St, London SE5 8RB. www.jazzlive.co.uk  Doors 8.00 pm £8 / £5

FRANK GRIFFITH GIGLIST- Frank Griffith, Director of Performance, School of Arts, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH 01895 266572. 07976 313224 www.frankgriffith.co.uk

6 February, 8.30PM. FG with Trevor Tomkins, Alec Dankworth,and Robbie Robson. Red Lion,92 Linkfield Rd, Isleworth,TW7 6QJ. 0208 560 1457. Free

26 February, 3PM. Musical Director for singer, Kevin Fitzsimmons “Sinatra and Sequins” Show. Corn Exchange Theatre, Broad Street, Stamford, PE9 1PX. 01780 766455. www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk £19.

1 March, 8.30PM. FG with the Soulfunk 4. Richard Exall, sax, Pete Whittaker, organ and Mark Hale drums. Mill Hill Golf Club.100 Barnet Way, NW7 3AL. 0208 0451. www.millhilljazzclub.co.uk. £9.

11 March 8PM. w/Tina May. Old Town Hall, High Street, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3AE. 01442 228 091. £15.

12 March, 7.30PM. Guildhall Theatre,Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AE. 01332 01332 255529.www.derbylive.co.uk. £13.

25 May,8PM. Frank Griffith Nonet. Karamel Klub, 4 Coburg Road, London, N22 6UJ. 0208 829 8962. www.karamelrestaurant.com. £8.

CAROL BRAITHWAITES’ GIGS LISTING:   (further information : carolbraithwaite.com website).

Carol Braithwaites’ Gig listing….more information: carolbraithwaite.com

Friday 13th Jan  – Billericay Const Club 1, High St,  CM12 9BE.  PLEASE CHECK

Lunchtime menu available + club prices for drinks. Guest: Goff Dubber
Fun starts at 12.30 – 2.30pm.  £5 door.
Monthly club:  2nd Friday in every month.

Wednesday 18st Jan –   Essex County Bowls Club   PLEASE CHECK
21, Imperial Avenue, Westcliff SS0 8NE.

Monthly Jazz Night. Starts at 8 – 10.30pm £5 door.
Monthly club: 3rd Wednesday of every month.

Diary dates(more information)

13/1/17  – Billericay
18/1/17 – Essex Bowls Club PCRF Charity Night

10/2/17  – Billericay
15/2/17  – Essex Bowls Club – Guest: Mick Foster

07/3/17 – Theydon Jazz Club
10/3/17  – Billericay
15/3/17  – Essex Bowls Club

17/3/17 – Sawbridgeworth with Jackie Free & Band

DAVID PRICE (banjo, guitar, vocal) will be appearing at the following:

Frid 13th Jan 2017. Farnborough Jazz Club, Farnborough Sports Club, Farrow Field, High Street, Farnborough, Kent, BR6 7BA. 8.00-11.00pm.
Sun 15th Jan 2017. Colchester Jazz Club.  Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Rd, Marks Tey, Colchester CO6 1EJ. 7.45 – 10.30pm. With Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.
Thurs 19th Jan 2017. 1066 Jazz Club. Marina, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0BU. 8.00-11.00pm. With Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.
Sun 22nd Jan 2017. The Globe, Morning Lane, Hackney, E9. 12.30-3.30pm. Free Admission. With Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.ion.

Wed 19th April 2017. Amersham Jazz Club. Beaconsfield Sycob F.C., Hall Barn,  Holloway Park,  Windsor Road,  Beaconsfield,  Bucks  HP9 2SE. 8.30-11.00pm. With Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.
Sun 30th April 2017. Little Venice t.b.a afternoon. With Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.

Mon 1st May 2017.  Little Venice t.b.a afternoon. With Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.
Thurs 11th May 2017. 1066 Jazz Club. Marina, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0BU. 8.00-11.00pm. With Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.
Wed 17th May 2017. Sutton Coldfield Traditional Jazz Club, Warmley Social Club, 4 Fox Hollies Road, B76 2RJ. 8.30-11.00pm. With Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.

Thurs 8th June 2017. Pumphouse, Jazz Club, Local Board Road, Lower High Street, Watford, WD17 2JP. 8.15-11.00pm. With Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.

Fri 18th Aug 2017. Runnymede Jazz Club. Heriot Rd, Chertsey KT16 9BU.8.00-10.30pm. With Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.

Thurs 28th Sept 2017. 1066 Jazz Club. Marina, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0BU. 8.00-11.00pm. With Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces

RON SPACK’S JAZZTET at THE OAKWOOD. 564 Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, SS9 5HX. Tel: 01702 512819. Every Monday. Free 8.30 till 11.00pm. Meals served during the evening.  Ron Spack’s Jazztet, Ron leading on bass

RON SPACK’S LUNCHTIME JAZZ at THE WESTCLIFF HOTEL. 18-20, Westcliff Parade, Westcliff on Sea, Esse. SSO 7QW. 01702 345247. Sunday 1pm. Ron on Bass, plus guest.

PETER JEZARD FORTHCOMING GIGS

The Wagon in Wix  8:30 – 11pm (every 3rd Wednesday of the month) with The Blackwater Band – Brian Hart (Clarinet/Sax) Mel Cox (Banjo) Paul Budd (drums) Gerry Hoskin (Bass) Pete Jezard (Trombone/Vocals). Playing happy jazz blues and ballads.

The Maldon New Orleans Traditional Jazz Club 8:30 – 11pm, every First Thursday of the month. At The Blue Boar – Silver St, Maldon CM9 4QE. Not to be confused with the slick sound of British Trad Jazz nor the eclectic jazz/blues/swing of the Blackwater Band
This is ensemble music in the style you would hear in Preservation Hall New Orleans.  Gerry Hoskin (Bass) Brian Peters (clarinet) Rodger Howlett (banjo) Pete Jezard (Trombone) + occasional guest musicians. Door charge £6

CHRIS INGHAM QUARTET live in 2016-17

Thurs 19 Jan – DISS Jazz Club
Sun 22 Jan – LONDON Pizza Jazz Club, Soho
*Wed 1 Feb – LONDON Crazy Coqs (trio)* 
Wed 8 Feb – EASTLEIGH Concord Club
Tues 14 Feb – GUILDFORD Electric Theatre
Tues 7 March – OLNEY Jazz Club
Wed 8 March – BELVEDERE Jazz Club
Mon 10 April – LONDON Reform Club
Fri 5 May – SOUTHPORT The Atkinson
Sun 7 May – LINCOLN Jazz Week
*Sat 10 June – COSSINGTON Village Hall*
Thurs 22 June – CAMBRIDGE Jazz Club
Sun 16 July – IPSWICH Jazz Club
*Sun 23 July – RADLETT Arts Centre*
Sun 3 Sep – RADLETT Arts Centre
Sun 24 Sep – COLCHESTER Arts Centre

THE BOTTLENECK BLUES CLUB meet on the last Tuesday of the month in the Roffen Suite in Rochester – 41 New Road, Rochester ME1 1DX. Normally tickets £12, doors 7.30pm, band on stage 8.45pm. www.bottleneckblues.com. Good food, reasonably priced available to eat at your table if required.

THE DON STEELE JAZZBAND play at The Woodman, Goathurst Common, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks TN14 6BU every other Wednesday from 8pm. Good food, wine and draft beer to go with the trad jazz. Band Members – Don Steele Trumpet, Richard Brennan Reeds, Johnny McCallum Banjo/Guitar, Mick Scriven Bass, Bill Magee Drums, Jan Bryce Trombone and Eileen Ford Singer  Playing on alternate Wednesdays from 17th February

JAZZ AT BARNEY’S CAFE/BAR 46-56 Portland Rd, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1QN (Tel: 01903 527075). Website: http://www.barneysworthing.co.uk  A few minutes drive from Worthing train station, in the centre of town.

Every Saturday 8.30pm – 11pm, join local tenor saxophonist Mike Pappenheim with  guest artists for two sets of standards-led jazz with some easy-listening pop thrown in. Free Entry!   01903 527075.

Live Saxophone led Jazz Trio featured every Sunday along with Sunday Roast from 4 – 6pm Free Entry.   Bedford Tavern 160 Seven Sisters Road London N7 7 PT

For Live Music in Cambridge – Hot Numbers Coffee with Nick Hill plus guests every Thursday evening within the gallery space from 7pm – 10:30pm. Units 5/6 Dales Brewery, Gwydir Street, Cambridge CB1 2LJ. Some fantastic recent guests include Gillad Atzmon, Frank Harrison, John Turville, Josh Kemp. www.hotnumberscoffee.co.uk

JAZZ NIGHTS AT HAVERHILL ARTS CENTRE, High St, Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 8AR. To book 01440 714140 or go to www.haverhillartscentre.co.uk

The JUST JAZZ & BLUES BAND appear once a month at The Victoria, 28 North Hill, Highgate London N6 4QA. Admission free – starts 8.30 pm. Band are Barry Rosen, sax/ Peter Cundall, gtr/ Tom Cundall, gtr/ Harry Mackie, bass & Alan Webb, drums.

THE SPARROWS OF PARIS – Vintage French Chansons and Gypsy Jazz.  Quartet headed by singer Carolyn Saint-Pé with accordion, guitar & double bass  www.thesparrowsofparis.com

SPICE OF LIFE – 6 Moor Street, Soho, London W1D 5NA Nominated for Jazz Venue of the Year Award – Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2010 & 2015. Pre-bookings: www.wegottickets.com info@spicejazz.co.uk ; tel/text: 07870 915682 www.spicejazz.co.uk http://www.facebook.com/spicejazz

WEDS 18th January – ALAN BARNES & GILAD ATZMON - return of their new band ‘THE LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR’ Fun and musical virtuosity combined in equal measure from two outspoken saxophone and clarinet masters bringing Entertainment with a capital ‘E’ back to the jazz scene. GILAD ATZMON saxes/clarinet, ALAN BARNES saxes/clarinet, FRANK HARRISON piano, YARON STAVI bass & CHRIS HIGGINBOTTOM drums – Doors: 6pm, Music: 8-11pm – £10/£8

THURS 19th January – TriForce & FRIENDS – An exciting bi-monthy music residency hosted by London-based hip-hop and fusion jazz quartet TriForce: DOMINIC CANNING keys, MANSUR BROWN guitar, RICCO KOMOLAFE bass & BENJAMIN APPIAH drums  TriForce is a 4 piece band coming out of south London comprised of Middle University jazz students Dominic Canning, Ricco Komolafe and Benjamin Appiah and Royal Academy guitarist Mansur Brown. Taking what they learn from their university lectures and everyday life, ie. music they like, they have created TriForce, which takes all elements from jazz, hip hop, gospel. Having only formed in January they have grabbed the interest of labels and festivals. The band is looking to make a significant impact on the scene. Doors: 6pm, Music: 8-11pm – £10/£8

WEDS 25th January – LONDON CITY BIG BAND – Incredibly tight youthful ensemble playing faithful renditions taken from the books of Sinatra, Ella, Basie, Rich & James & led by top young trumpeter BARNEY LOWE. Doors: 6pm, Music: 8-11pm – £10/£8

WEDS 15th February – TÉREZ MONTCALM & HER TRIO “Quand on s’aime” – TÉREZ MONTCALM vocals, JEAN-MARIE ECAY guitar, CAMELIA BEN NACEUR piano & YARON STAVI double bass With her remarkable style and singular voice, the Montreal born jazz singer and guitarist  Térez Montcalm will be presenting her work for the first time in London. Best known for her highly acclaimed tribute album to Shirley Horn “Here’s to you ” she will be performing jazz standards from the Great American Songbook and some classic French Jazz songs by the likes of Michel Legrand, Serge Gainsbourg, Charles Aznavour, and Charles Trenet, from her latest release “Quand on s’aime” – Doors: 6pm, Music: 8-11pm – £12/£10

WEDS 22nd March – HARALD LASSEN NEW QUARTET – ‘Top Norwegian saxophonist’ – After many years of building up strong and young band concepts such as the indie jazz quartet Pixel, avant-hiphop sextet Mopti & Bendik Baksaas and the innovative duo DUPLEX, saxophone player Harald Lassen decided to track his jazz roots and write music for a really conventional jazz line up; the piano quartet. Earlier this year Lassen invited the renowned Belgian band LABtrio for a one-time Norway tour after discovering them in Norrlandsoperan in Umeå (Sweden). To continue the development of this music he has put together a group of musicians ideally suited for this music – a mixture of the past with rising European star BRAM DE LOOZE piano and a new explosive Norwegian rhythm section consisting of STIAN ANDERSEN bass & TORE FLATJORD drums. The quartet plays Lassen original music inspired by impressionism, the 70s and life so far. https://www.facebook.com/harald.lassen  Doors: 6pm, Music: 8-11pm – £10/£8

WEDS 19th April – PIXEL – Leading Norwegian powerhouse indie-jazz ensemble featuring ELLEN ANDREA WANG double bass/vocals, JONAS KILMORK VEMØY trumpet, HARALD LASSEN tenor sax/vocals & JON AUDUN BAAR drums “It’s rare for a group so young to emerge with such a fully formed and distinctive concept, but Pixel seems to have accomplished just that” of the overwhelming review John Kelman from All About Jazz

Combining indie-rock energy with the improvisational flexibility of jazz, Pixel is earthy and ethereal, wistful and aggressive, sensuous and pummelling. The group stands at the forefront of a rising generation of jazz players who are remaking jazz in their own image, and doing so for an audience that is hungry for something new and reflects modern day sounds in creative music.  Regarded widely as one of the most exciting jazz bands of our time, their second album ‘WE ARE ALL SMALL PIXELS’ received 4 stars in DownBeat Jazz Magazine. The track ‘CALL ME’ has received extensive radio airplay. The band will be performing music from their third recently released critically acclaimed album ‘GOLDEN YEARS’. http://www.pixelband.no/ https://www.facebook.com/pixelnorway/ Doors: 6pm, Music: 8-11pm – £12/£10

 

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Becca Toft presents her Album Launch Tour with a full performance of her debut album “Searching” with her octet. They will be at the Brentwood Theatre, 15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood CM15 8AG on Friday, 3rd February at 8pm.  Tickets from box office 01277 200305 (Mon-Fri 10-4) at £12 with concessions £10.  Searching is a concept album Becca wrote about the search of love, friendship and happiness. It is inspired by the love songs from the jazz standards of the 20th century and music from the MGM era that brought us Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

On June 18 2017 @1 pm Elgoods will run their celebrated Fathers Day Jazz event in their beautiful Brewery Gardens at North Brink Wisbech, The Band will be The Hugely successful band from last year The Theydon Select Six:- Peter Rudeforth Trunpet/Julian Stringle Clt/sax, admission £10 each, accompanied under 12’s free.  The band will play three sets between 1-4.15pm snacks /tea/coffee, and alcohol available …. please bring a garden chair or blanket …. picnics are allowed dogs (except guide dogs) aren’t.  Wheelchair access.  Enquiries, advanced reservations:- davedyer24@gmail.com :  phone 01945 588325

Monday

Jazz in the Round, The Cockpit, Gateforth St, Marylebone NW8 8EH. Jazz/contemporary music every last Monday in the month. www.thecockpit.org.uk/jazz First band 8pm. Tickets from £8 020 7258 2925. DJ set with Jez in the bar.

Tuesday

Jazz at O B’s  Last Tuesday of every month at Old Brentwood Club, Ashwell Road, Brentwood.  Doors open 7 pm.: music from 8 – 10.30 pm. Admission £7.00. Resident trio – drums, piano, bass plus guests. Great crowd and drinks at club prices. Dave Grant 01708 763723.

Annie’s Jazz @ Thorpe Hall Golf Club . Every Tuesday 8-30-11pm. www.anniesjazz.co.uk Annies Jazz @yeoldesmack. anniesjazz@googlemail.com

The Bottleneck Blues Club who meet on the last Tuesday of the month in the Roffen Suite in Rochester – 41 New Road, Rochester ME1 1DX. Normally tickets £10, doors 7.30pm, band on stage 8.45pm. www.bottleneckblues.com. Good food, reasonably priced, available to eat at your table.

Jazz at The Kings Langley Club. The very best bands of local musicians every Tuesday at 8.30pm. 3-5 Hempstead Road, Kings Langley, Herts. Tel: 01923 262982. No entry charge, visitors welcome.

A Norfolk gig – The Eddie Seales Big Band perform on the 1st Tuesday of the month is at The William Burt Centre, West Winch (near Kings Lynn). www.eddiesealesbigband.co.uk

Jazz every Tuesday at the Cricketers Pub, 47 Shirley Road, Croydon, Surrey CR07ER.  Free Entry.

Humphrey Lyttelton Band will be at the Bull’s Head, Barnes, SW13 9PY, tickets £12 – a regular monthly booking, 2nd Tuesday of every month. www.humphreylyttelton.com/live

Every Tuesday Evening 7.30 -9.30pm. Music, Improvisation, Meditation & Mindfulness at Samatha House, near Stisted, Essex. Explore & learn relaxing meditation techniques, music improvising workshops & listening to meditative music (Johnty Wilks saxes, synths, flutes, Darnell keyboards & synths,) special guests £5.00 (or £7.50 including food at the earlier time 6.30pm and socialising). Johnty on 0771 359 4543. B&B available.

Wednesday

Every Wednesday evening The Belvedere Jazz and Music Club. Doors open at 6:30pm for meals and lite bites at your table with music commencing at 8:00pm -10.30pm. . Large free car park, bar. www.belvederejazz.co.uk At The Chichester’s Tudor Room, Old London Road, Rawreth, Nr. Wickford. SS11 8UE

Every Wednesday evening Mill Hill Jazz Club at the Clubhouse, 100 Barnet Way, Mill Hill, NW7 3AL. From 8:30pm.

Theydon Jazz Club Every Wewds 8-10:30 pm, Traditional/Dixieland/New Orleans Jazz features Excellent Live Bands for listening/Dancing, facilities include: Bar/ Meals/Car Park.   www.theydonjazzclub.org.uk

Jazz at the Railway Hotel, Southend. 32 Clifftown Road Town Centre, Southend SS1 1AJ. The best of the local Jazz scene with many special guests! Free admission. Start at 8.30.

Thursday

At The Little Crown, 12 Short Wyre Street, Colchester CO1 1LN more Trad Jazz with The Dixie Jazz Trio 8:00 – 10:30 On every 2nd Thursday of the month. 8:00 – 10:30pm. – The Dixie Trio + 1.

Googlies Jazz Supper Club at Botany Bay Cricket Club, East Lodge Lane, Enfield, EN2 8AS Live Jazz every Thursday evening. Doors 7.30pm, Performance from 8pm. Licensed Bar, food available & free ample parking. The Colin Peters Quartet support a different guest each week.

The Pump House Jazz Club at Watford continues on Thursdays.

The Cross Keys is an independent pub in Tunbridge Wells with live music at the core. Sonny’s Jazz nights run every Thursday and there is no charge for entry. St Johns Road (A26) just over a mile north of Tunbridge Wells Town Centre. 236/238 St Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9XD Tel: 01892 536 516:

The Sole Bay Jazz Band meets every Thursday at 8pm at the sports/social club – The Maltings Pavilion, Pirnhow Street, Ditchingham, Nr Bungay, Suffolk NR35 2RU with regular members & guests from around the region playing. Free admission, bar & large car park. Weekly update at www.cakesandal.blogspot.co.uk

The Just Jazz & Blues Band have a regular monthly spot at “The Audley”, Mount Street, London W1. Admission Free – starts from 7.30pm – Food & drink available.

Friday

Music at Marigolds, Harlow Cricket Club. A great regular jazz night in Harlow on the last Friday of every month. More at: www.musicatmarigolds.co.uk. They also host some great blues nights:

World class Jazz every Friday at Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel CO6 4PZ www.fleecejazz.org.uk

Jazz in Leytonstone last Friday of every month. Catherine Lima and trio (Gabriel Keen on keys, Gareth Hughes on bass and Marek Dorjik on drums) at the Plough and Harrow (main bar) 419 High Road, Leytonstone, London E11 4JU from 9-11pm Tel: 020 8558 2660. Free entry.

Jazz in Waltham Abbey first Friday of every month. Catherine Lima and trio (Paul Higgs on keys, Matt Lowrie on bass and Jason Campbell on drums) at the Woodbine Inn, Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 3QT. Music from 8.30pm free entry. Tel: 01992 713050.

Sunday

For Trad Jazz fans there is the long-established Hornchurch Jazz Club, 25 North St (rear), Hornchurch, Essex. Tel: Laurie on 07913 558616. Great atmosphere. Dancing. Drinks at Club Prices.8:30 – 11pm.

Jazz and Tapas, 1st Sunday of the month, 1.00 – 4.00pm, O Picado, 403 London Road, Westcliff on Sea, Essex SS0 7HU, Tel 01702 300540 Sunday lunchtime 1pm to 4pm, at O’Picado, a family run Portugese restaurant. Bookings 01702 300540.

For fans of Trad Jazz out there, may we direct to you Wilf James‘ comprehensive listings — http://bit.ly/r0lcY2, or just Google Wilf’s Jazz!!

News & Forthcoming Events at Exchange House Music Club, Exchange House, Blackmore, Essex, CM4 0QY. Tel. 01277 824 616 or 07885 423 393. David Price. www.jazzbanduk.com

Retrospectivejazz, are a trad and Dixieland band based in darkest NE Essex. You can find their website at http://.retrospectivejazz.cticloud.co.uk

The Globe Pub, 20 Morning Lane, Hackney, London, E9 6NA. (Opposite Tesco car park entrance) have Different Trad Jazz bands every Sunday 12:30 – 3:30pm. Free entrance.

John Petters News -

Jazz at St John’s Arts Centre, Old Harlow – full programme for the Spring / Summer : http://traditional-jazz.com/mainpages/documents/stjohnsa5.pdf

Tony Jacobs News

My recent weekend at South Downs Holiday Village sold out so as well as returning there next Spring and Autumn, I have a third weekend in June ‘FROM DIXIELAND TO SWING’.
Make a note in your diaries of three more weekends  of Swing, Hot Jazz and Cabaret in 2017 at the same great venue: March 10/11/12, July 7/8/9 and October 20/21/22.
Warners Thorseby Hall Hotel in Nottinghamshire have asked me to present a four day music event on May 15th,16th,17th,18th 2017. The line-up will include the Bateman Brothers’ Ultimate Louis Armstrong Show – with guests Enrico Tomasso and ‘Spats’ Langham, the Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra, the Tony Jacobs Big Band, the American and British Songbook Show, the Swing Time Jivers and daytime events which will include a tea-dance, a dance workshop and cabaret. More details to follow

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 John Seeley’s Jazz and Saxophone Group
If playing as part of a group appeals to you, why not join John Seeley’s Jazz and Saxophone Group?  I run my own Jazz Workshop and Saxophone Workshop on alternative Thursday evenings, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at St Michael and All Angels Church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.  £7 Entry.   All ability levels and instruments are welcome, there is no need to book, just come along and join in!   We are a relaxed, friendly, welcoming group and are always looking for more members to join our Jazz family!

Jazz Workshop
The aim of this workshop is to provide a creative and relaxed atmosphere for musicians of all levels, to learn theory aspects of music, and gain practical knowledge of performing.  The music used will range from Hard Bop, Modern to Contemporary Jazz, and will be arranged to a high level.

Workshop dates:
5th, 19th January 2017
2nd, 16th February 2017
2nd, 16th, 30th March 2017
13th, 27th April 2017
11th, 25th May 2017
8th June 2017

Saxophone Workshop
The workshop aims to develop saxophone technique and performance in a friendly creative environment.  Each class explores saxophone and musicianship skills that will enhance the individual and group performer.  This includes music theory, methods of practice, sight reading, improvisation, aural work, and specific concepts to increase your knowledge on the saxophone.  This is worked concurrently with a repertoire of saxophone music from different genres of music with a focus on Classical and Jazz.

Workshop dates:
12th, 26th January 2017
9th, 23rd February 2017
9th, 23rd March 2017
6th, 20th April 2017
4th, 18th May 2017
1st, 15th June 2017

Weekly Saturday Jazz Workshops in Orpington (SE London) for anyone, any age, on any instrument, interested in developing their improvising skills and musicianship. It is a practical, performance based approach to learning in a supportive, inclusive and nurturing group. Through the playing and study of standard jazz repertoire we cover some of the essential requirements for improvising including ear training, rhythmic skills, developing your harmonic understanding, learning transcriptions of some classic recordings and building a jazz vocabulary. By better understanding the process of playing jazz and your role in the group and by using a variety of different practice methods and approaches you can gain confidence in your improvising. Limited numbers. See www.saturdayjazzworkshop.com for more details.

British and International Vocal (Jazz) Academy (BIVJA) workshop course is a high quality enterprise implementing the skills and experience of a full rhythm section. For those who wish to acquire a greater understanding of the working of that rhythm section plus harmony, aural, jazz music theory and jazz style through practical sessions integrating performance, audience communication, history, safe vocal technique, extending range and improvisation and all ‘tools of the trade’. In Ealing, BIVJA promotes a warm but challenging environment and as the course develops ALL students will have acquired some practical knowledge of piano, bass, kit and percussion playing and band leading skills in addition to vocal and technical skills. The support group created will assist students in self-promotion and performance opportunities. Verona Chard – 020 8992 1571 – leave message, and contact details. 07985 440902 www.veronachard.com/bivja vox@veronachard.com

The Julian Joseph Jazz Academy runs weekly in Hackney on Saturday afternoons, under the artistic direction of internationally renowned jazz pianist and composer Julian Joseph, offering talented young instrumentalists and vocalists aged 11-24, the opportunity to work with acclaimed jazz artists to develop their skills through a curriculum underpinned by an introduction to the American roots of jazz.

The Hertfordshire Music Service and North Herts Youth Jazz run the North Herts Youth Jazz Big Band rehearse Tues evenings, term time, at The North Herts Music School, Highbury House, Highbury Road, Hitchin SG4 9RU 01462 434052. Up to age 19.  Improvisers welcome but guidance and instruction will be given to all who wish it. They will perform at least once in public each term to promote the playing of jazz amoung youth. There is a termly fee.

Essex Music Services, part of Essex County Council provide ” Quality instrumental tuition and workshops .. , covering all major orchestral and band instruments and musical styles”. One of the youth orchestras is The Essex Youth Jazz Orchestra (EYJO) for young musicians with a love for jazz with a min of grade 5 – audition entry. Meet monthly for rehearsals and also go on tour. Musical Director since ’91 Martin Hathaway, is one of the country’s leading jazz musicians. He is also the resident conductor of Young Essex Jazz and Essex Junior Jazz. Tickets for their’ Jazz concerts 01206 798788 or email beverley.lockyer@essex.gov.uk

If you weren’t aware of it you really should be listening to jazz broadcaster of the year Paul Barnes’s show The Late Paul Barnes. The show is broadcast each Saturday between 11pm and 1am on the following BBC stations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Kent, Cambridgeshire, Northampton and 3CR (Beds, Bucks, Herts). And for those of you who aren’t night owls, thanks to the wonders of modern technology you can “listen again” any time, anywhere by going to: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002mhdx

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Adam Dyer presents a radio show on Phoenix FM, every Monday night 6pm – 8pm, playing jazz from the swing era to the present on 98FM in the Brentwood/Billericay area, available on app-stores and online: http://www.phoenixfm.com/2014/01/21/all-that-jazz/, helping to build a following for jazz among younger people. Adam teachs jazz piano/composition in Billericay (MA Guildhall School of Music and Drama). http://www.reverbnation.com/adamdyerjazz

For info on more complete music genres Jurgen Reid suggests his Facebook/Twitter page – Music In Essex where he posts information about gigs, bands, venues, etc. Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/MusicInEssex – for twitter profile search @MusicInEssex. Musicians can post their info and Jurgen will share it across the other accounts.

Our friends at MEDWAY JAZZ publish a great newsletter covering a lot of what is going on in Kent. You can download their latest newsletter by clicking here: http://jazzupdate.co.uk/downloads/kentjazzspring14.pdf

Dave Self is a lifelong jazz fan, performer and DJ. He is a presenter of a jazz show for Blast 1386 – Tuesdays midday to CARL ORR on guitar [yes the guitarist with the billy cobham band] and ANDY NOBLE on keyboards . Carl and andy are both from Australia and are both top class exellent musicians 1pm, repeated on Fridays 8pm to 9pm. You can listen in at http://radiotime.com/station/s_6837/Blast_1386.aspx.

A really good website, kindly pointed out to us by Steve Duke. www.jazzonthetube.com. Basically it is a directory of all the great jazz videos which can be found on YouTube sorted by artist … highly addictive!

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Courtesy of our friends at J A Z Z N I G H T S

Clare: Jazznights at The Bell, Market Hill, CO10 8NN on Sunday 15th January presents the world-class harmonica player ADAM GLASSER with his “Tribute to Toots Thielemans” presentation. 7.30-10pm. £10. Reserve seating by reply or call 01787 237653.

Haverhill: The All That Jazz Club features IAN SHAW with the HANNAH HORTON QUARTET on Saturday 25th February at 8pm. £10.  Box Office on 01440 714140.

Stoke By Nayland: Fleece Jazz at the Stoke By Nayland Hotel, CO6 4PZ have got PAVILLON on Friday 13th January. Box Office 01787 211865. See details http://www.fleecejazz.org.uk/

Bishops Stortford: On Wednesday 11th January there’s Latin Jazz with QUE PASA at the Rhodes Hall. Starts at 7.30pm. http://www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk/events/live-midweek-music/.

Bury St Edmunds: Headhunters Jazz at the Hunter Club, 6, St Andrews Street features NEALE & STEELE on Saturday 28th January. Reserve tickets by email to:  headhunterslivemusic@gmail.com or see http://www.headhunterslive.org.

Colchester: The Arts Centre Jazz Club at Church Street (off Head Street) presents the TORI FREESTONE TRIO on Sunday 5th February. Doors 7.00pm. Music 7.30pm. Tickets on 01206 500900 or at www.colchesterartscentre.comwww.colchesterartscentrejazzclub.com

Chelmsford: ACanteen, 35 New London Rd, Chelmsford CM2 0ND presents jazz for dining with the TED BEAMENT TRIO on Saturday 18th February.

Cambridge: Every Sunday night the ANDY BOWIE QUARTET are at the Tram Depot, Dover Street. See http://www.tramdepotcambridge.co.uk and https://soundcloud.com/andy-bowie.

Cambridge: Hot Numbers Coffee Bar at Units 5-6, Dales Brewery, Gwydir St, CB1 2LJ feature jazz from time to time. See www.hotnumberscoffee.co.uk for details.

Hadleigh: The Jazz Club at the Town Hall presents SARA DOWLING & TOMMASO STARACE on Saturday 11th February at 8pm. Tickets £14. Tel: 07941 360890.

Ipswich: The jazz club features the SCOTT HAMILTON QUARTET on Sunday 15th January at the California Club, 195, Foxhall Road, IP3 8LB. http://www.ipswichjazzclub.co.uk/gigs.htm

Norwich: The jazz club at the Maddermarket Theatre Bar features the DAN BANKS QUINTET on Tuesday 17th January. http://www.norwichjazzclub.co.uk

Lowestoft: Milestones Jazz Club at the Hatfield Hotel, The Esplanade, NR33 0QG presents PETE OXLEY & NICIOLAS MEIER on Sun 5th February. http://www.milestonesjazzclub.co.uk.

MARLENE VERPLANCK

Sunday, February 26  –  Cosmic Surf Club, Berkelselaan 51a, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Maxim Baguis, piano, Eric Albjerg, bass. Music begins at 4:30, tickets 20 euros

Wednesday, March 1  –  Marlene returns to Chichester Hotel, Old London Road, Rawreth, Nr Wickford, SS11 8UE. Tel: 07850 607075 Everyone LOVES this venue. Advance reservations a must! Food is served from 6.30 p.m. with music from 8 p.m.

Friday, March 3  –  Marlene returns to The Verdict, a lovely intimate venue with terrific food! 159 Edward St., Brighton BN2 OJB Tel: 01273 674 847

Sunday, March 5  –  Marlene returns to the world famous, Ronnie Scott’s lunchtime with, John Pearce, Paul Morgan, Bobby Worth and very special guest, UK’s star trombonist, Mark Nightingale. 47 Frith St, Soho, London Reservations a must! 020 7439 0747

Wednesday, March 8  –  The Concord Club, Stoneham Ln, Eastleigh. SO50 9HQ One of my long-time favorite venues where everything is first rate. Reservations: 023 8061 3989

Saturday, March 11  –  Essendon Village Hall, School Lane, Essendon, AL9 6HD at 08.00 PM.

Tuesday, March 14  –  Marlene returns to Wales at The Treorchy Rugby Club, Treorchy, CF42 6PPN with The Dave Cottle Trio Tel: 01443 436 813

Wednesday, March 15  –  This is a new venue and we know from last year how great the band is. Come join us! Marlene with The Capital City Jazz Orchestra, SWBBS Whitehead Sports & Social Club, Pye Corner, Park View, Bassaleg, Newport. NP10 8LA  Start 8pm Pay at Door £8 Wednesday, March 15  www.facebook.com/southwalesbigbandsociety

Thursday, March 16  –  The Folkestone Jazz Club at The Tower, Tower Theatre,North Road. Shorncliffe. Folkestone, Kent.  Ct20 3hl. Very excited about this new venue, Seat bookings 01303 277175 Email: twinklewood@btinternet.comInfo:01303 260330 Email: dwoodland05@aol.com   Web site: www.towertheatrefolkestone.co.uk

Sunday, March 19  –  Marlene with John Ruddick’s award-winning MYJO Big Band. Details forthcoming.

Monday, March 20  –  The Kings Head, Bexley High St., Bexley, Kent. DA5 1AA Sold out last year…reserve early! Tel: 0208 467 1350 or contact by e mail: JANETMUDELE@aol.com.

Tuesday, March 21  –  New venue. Marlow Jazz Club, Christ Church URC, Oxford Road, Marlow SL7 2NL. For reservations, tel: 01628 486227. Or via Michael Eagleton, 01628 486571. or michael@jazzfans.co. Music starts 8:30, Tickets 10 pounds.

Wednesday, March 22  –  Bonington Theatre, Arnold Leisure Centre, Love this venue! Gorgeous theatre! Always an SRO crowd. Book early. High St., Nottingham NG5 7EE I LOVE this theatre! Tel: 0115 956 0733

Tuesday, March 28  –  New venue. Annie’s Jazz Club at Thorpe Hall Golf Club, Thorp Hall Ave., Southend on Sea SS1 3AT

Wednesday, March 29  –  Brand new venue. JW3, 341-351 Finchley Rd, London NW3 6ET Very excited!  My last gig in the UK, please join us for a happy ending. Reservations: 020 7433 8988

 

 

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