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‘leven o’clock, Saturday night – make it a date with The Late Paul Barnes for the very best in jazz, swing and classic popular music, including this week a centenary celebration of Robert Farnon, composer, arranger and conductor who accompanied such as Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett and Lena Horne. We hear from singers Trudy Kerr and Anita Wardell, and pianist Sonny Clark. All this and so much more at 11.00 pm on Saturday, July 22 on the following BBC stations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Kent. Cambridgeshire, Northampton and Three Counties. Also available nationally and internationally on the BBC iPlayer. The Late Paul Barnes – rhythm & rhubarb of the finest kind.

Bassment, 16 Wells Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1HZ  have a monthly, live, Thursday night Jazz Funk session.  The next event: 10th August 2017.       The house band consists of :   James Maltby – Guitar   Dan Banks – Piano   Andy Staples – Bass   Josh Law – Drums   Zak Barrett – Saxophone

The buzz around this band and their guests is growing all the time so make sure you make it down early to grab yourself a seat and enjoy the action!    Each session will feature special guest players and surprises and of course, lashings of Funk and Jazz, played by some of the best in the game.
Previous guests include: Jason Rebello (Piano), Laurence Cottle (Bass), Yazz Ahmed (Trumpet), Paul Higgs (Trumpet), Reg Webb (Piano), Gareth Lockrane (Flute), Vasilis Xenopoulos (Saxophone), Roberto Manzin (Saxophone), Tony Sandeman (Guitar), The Hearn Brothers (Bass, Guitar).

Every Thursday – The Acton Jazz Jam hosted by Bobby Allen & Andrew McKay at The George & Dragon 183 High Street W3 9DJ (opposite  Morrisons) 8pm until 11pm.  On street parking from 7pm.  Food available.  Micro brewery.  Fun atmosphere & all levels welcome.  Google DRAGONFLY BREWERY for all info.  See you there!

Jazz jam sessions at the Fox and Firkin pub, 316 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6JZ. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.  House band play a set from 8.30, jam session from 9.30-11pm.  Come and sing, play or listen. Free entry & a good pizza menu !

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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.

The Cambridge Jazz Jam  is now located at The Architect pub, 43 Castle St, Cambridge CB3 0AH, 01223 563779. Sessions are now on Mondays, from 7.30 – 10 pm. Free admission. Our policy is inclusive, so whether you’re an accomplished player, or still trying to get it together, you’ll be welcome to play (or sing) with our friendly backing group. Further information from Mike Quigley, 07979 59 22 41

There is a new Jazz Jam at the Burleigh Arms, Newmarket Road, Cambridge, on Tuesdays 8 to 11, starting 21st March. Musicians and singers welcome

Jazz Gig and Jam with  The Michael Connolly Quartet –  Every last Sunday of the month at 5.00-8.30 at The Spread Eagle, Queen’s Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4HD.   Free Entry.  Guests welcome just bring your instrument.  Also there is a Jazz Gig and Jam on the first Sunday of every month at The Kings Arms, 2 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J 7QAT from 6.30pm – 10.00pm

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

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

The original long running Silver Bullet Jazz Jam hosted by the legendary Bukky Leo has found a new home at Map Studio Café, Kentish TownOne of the most successful Jams in London, running for over 5 years right up to the demise of the venue. Now you can enjoy the same high calibre of entertainment provided by the excellent saxophone led rhythm section. Emerging from his Afrobeat roots Bukky Leo brings an immense knowledge of Bebop through his close association with Joe Henderson and legendary US drummer Bob Moses. Expect to hear some great tunes from the American Song Book. All Instrumentalists and Jazz Vocalists welcome.   Admission £5   email: info@mapmusic.net  Or tickets– 0207 916 0545 

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)

Tendring Jazz Collective – Come and jam with our house band. Bring your instrument, voice, friends & family and enjoy a night of good music and good fun!   Hosted by local musicians, including guitar, bass and drums.  Facebook page “Tendring Jazz Collective”   Last Wednedsday of each month from 8pm till 10:30pm. The New Bell Inn, Outpart Eastward, Harwich, Essex CO12 3EN.

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

26th July – Blue Harlem  

Sophie Shaw – vocals     Al Nichols – tenor sax                Loren Hignell – baritone sax
Neil Casey – piano         Sandy Burnett – double bass    Paul Robinson – drums
Led by saxophonist Al Nichols and the fabulous singer Sophie Shaw following their recent sell out gig at Ronnie Scott’s, this seven piece band will be performing a mixture of Swing & Blues with a superb brass front line and  foot tapping rhythm section for a great energetic night !

2nd August – Cool Heat – Burning Beat!

Louise Cookman  – vocals    Steve Rushton – drums    Alex Garnett – tenor sax    Ross Stanley – piano    Paul Morgan – double bass
Percussion maestro Steve Rushton along with jazz and big band vocalist Louise Cookman, present a new show celebrating the music of  jazz legends Anita O’Day and drummer  Gene Krupa.  A five piece band features in this dynamic show to celebrate their latest album “Cool Heat, Burnin’ Beat”.
Louise Cookman started as a dance band and big band vocalist and was the vocalist with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra plus a regular guest singer on Big Band Special on BBC Radio 2.  She has toured as guest vocalist for Ken Peplowski with the BBC Big Band, The Glenn Miller & Piccadilly Dance Orchestras and crooner Tony Jacobs. She has sung on Radio 2, 3 and 4, appeared in Period TV Drama, performed at Ronnie Scott’s, Cadogan Hall, the Queen Elizabeth and Royal Festival Halls and made countless concert and cabaret appearances throughout the UK and Europe. Louise also featured on  “Len Goodman’s Dancing Feet & Dance Band Days”, for BBC4 television . Steve Rushton has become one of the UK’s busiest and most in-demand drummers, with an impressive list of credits. A flamboyant and stylish performer, he is perhaps best known currently for his work with Imelda May, touring the world. Steve appears at our Club with Tony Jacobs & Stephen Triffitt.  Alex Garnett comperes and plays at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club Mondays and Tuesdays. Ross Stanley is one of the UK’s top jazz pianists – in demand for his flowing creative and lyrical playing. Paul Morgan has appeared at the Club with Tony Jacobs, Simon Bates & Marlene VerPlanck.

9th August – Derek Nash Acoustic Quintet

Derek Nash – saxes        Dave Newton – piano     Martin Shaw – trumpet & flugel horn
Geoff Gascoyne – double bass       Sebastiaan de Krom – drums
We welcome back this brilliant quintet featuring Jools Holland  Rhythm & Blues Orchestra member Derek Nash – saxes who has had two sell out appearances at our Club with his Picante Latin. Accompanying is Best British Jazz Pianist 13 times Dave Newton – piano, Martin Shaw from the BBC Big Band on trumpet & flugel horn.  Geoff Gascoyne – double bass and from Ray Gelato & the Giants, Sebastian de Krom – drums.  A truly star studied quintet!

16th August – Charity Night with Paul Wood & Friends    

Paul Wood – vocals                   John Withers – vibes          Brian Dee – piano
Paul Morgan – double bass    Harold Fisher – drums
Special Guest Appearance:   Bruce Adams – trumpet & flugelhorn
Glenn Miller Memorial Orchestra’s vocalist Paul Wood will perform your favourite  vocals  accompanied  by  these  highly  talented musicians. In addition to Paul singing, you will also hear several instrumentals.   The evening will feature a special ‘Bumper Raffle’ with all proceeds donated  to the Veterans of War Charity, Registration Number 1150039, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life of veterans of war who have served in the British armed forces. Paul Wood is the Chairman of this charity so please come along to support it.

23rd August  – T J Johnson Quintet

T J Johnson – piano/vocals      Al Nichols – tenor sax        Tony Pitt – guitar/ banjo
Simon Read – double bass     Wesley Gibbens – drums
TJ Johnson is considered to be one of the UK’s most charismatic highly revered jazz and blues singers. Backed by his group of top London based musicians, TJ plays an extraordinary blend of music that transcends the boundaries of jazz, blues, soul and country  and is influenced by some of the greats such as Ray Charles, Dr John, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, BB King, Nina Simone, Alberta Hunter, Frank Sinatra and many more. His distinctive voice and unique stage manner always brings the band and the audience together to create an intimate yet exciting atmosphere that is rarely equalled.   They have toured extensively both in the UK and overseas for over twenty years and while still maintaining a high profile at international festivals and venues, TJ is also very involved in the vibrant London music scene. TJ’s style and mix of music seems to be very popular with the young trendy in-crowd and older jazz and blues fans alike. They have also sold out eight times running at London’s Ronnie Scott’s.

30th August – Ben Holder Quartet

Ben Holder – violin, piano & vocals       Jez Cook – guitar
Paul Jefferies – double bass                  Malcolm Garrett – drums
Award winning Ben Holder is one of the finest swing jazz violinists in the UK, he also sings and plays piano. Ben’s passion is his quartet, a truly fabulous ensemble, delighting audiences with all styles of jazz, blues and swing.  Ben has taken the time and energy to develop his own original style of music, resulting in some breathtaking, inventive compositions. During his classical studies at the Birmingham Conservatoire, Ben began listening to Jazz – classic masters such as Benny Goodman and Oscar Peterson and the great jazz violinists including Grappelli, Joe Venuti and the awe inspiring Stuff Smith. Ben’s innate sense of swing rhythm (something which often eludes classical players) stems from those early listening sessions – and his various awards bear testimony to his abilities. A first call jazz violinist for many of the country’s top bands and studios. Led by Ben on violin, piano and vocals, this group features the melodic Jez Cook on guitar, the great Paul Jefferies on double bass and the incredible drummer Malcolm Garrett

JAZZ@ST ANT’S A great weekly jazz night – now in its 13th 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.  Please download their current listing at www.jazzjam.co.uk/downloads/stants.pdf, or www.essexjazz.co.uk/ants

26 July:   Graham Pike (trumpet/harmonica/vocals) + Phil Mead (piano)

 2 Aug:  Karl Charity (trumpet/vocals) + Roger Lewin (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 / tea & coffee / dance floor / plentiful seating / free car park. All are welcome. Admission – Non Members £10, Members £8. Children admitted under supervision, free for 12 and unders.  Disabled facillities are available.  Visit www.theydonjazzclub.org.uk or contact Dave & Sheila Dyer – tel: 01945 588325; email: davedyer24@gmail.com

Aug 1st  –  The Dart Valley Stompers
Jeremy Hugget Reeds -vocs -Ldr     Graham Trevarton Tpt-vocs
Ron Milford Tbe -vocs     Howard Williams Bjo- Gtr  Tony Man Bass
Chris Stocking Drums      (£1 Surcharge for this event)

Aug 15th  –  Carol Braithwaite’s Jazz Crew  Goff Dubber/ Tim Huskisson

Sept 5th  – The Gary Wood Swing Quintet  (Gary Wood Tpt/Voc’s)
Sept 19th  –  Kid Tidimans AllstarsOct 3rd  –  T B A

Oct 17th  –  TJ Johnsons Jazz & Blues Band

Nov 7th  –  The Chosen Men
Nov 21st  –  The Melvin Beddows Big Band 
(22piece)

Dec 5th  –  T B A
Dec 19th  –  THE THEYDON SELECT SIX   Peter Rudeforth tpt    Julian Marc Stringle Reeds   And Flaxman Tbe   Tim Huskisson Pno    Roger Curphey bass    Alan Clark Dms

JAZZ at O Bs’ Welcomes all Jazz Fans to our new venue, Old Brentwoods’ Club, Ashwells Road, Brentwood, Essex. CM15 9SE     Thanks to the management of Old Brentwoods’ Club, since 31st January, 2017, Dave Grant continues 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 with snacks on request. Doors open 7pm, music from 8 till 10.45pm and entrance on door of £10.00.
For info. contact Dave Grant 01708 or Richard 07935 441616 or on e-mail grntj@aol.com.  Website: www.jazzatobs.co.uk

Tuesday, 25th July     STRINGS & SONGBIRD   featuring Mike Sagrott, guitar and Sharon Scott, vocals, accompanied by the resident trio, will be recalling her favourite tunes.

Mike Sagrott began strumming a guitar in his teens that inevitably led him into rock and blues sounds until he bought a Wes Montgomery LP by mistake!  A long journey ensued into his discovery of jazz as he learnt with local bands. Suddenly family business commitments took over his life which lasted for almost thirty years until his retirement when he began picking up the threads once again and plays with the Kenny Baxter Quintet and co-leads his own group Timeline.
Sharon Scott, a frequent visitor to the Club is a rare breed of singer particularly with ballads, that may have come from singing in the church since the age of three in her home town of Glasgow. By 1986 she became domiciled in the South with music remaining her greatest love and singing at every opportunity in recalling her favourite female vocalists, from the hits of Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Peggy Lee, Lena Horne and Sassy Sarah Vaughan.

Tuesday, 29th August     HORNS OUT FRONT     featuring the multi-instrumentalist, Paul Higgs, trumpet, and Kevin Mcmahon, tenor sax, a very smooth musician, both of whom will be Horns Out Front accompanied by the resident trio.

Paul Higgs, a frequent visitor to the Club continues to perform at the highest level blending classical and jazz styles with simple ease. His CD ‘Pavanne’ reached No.1 in One World Charts.   His recent collaboration with the Chris Ingram Quartet on the crafted biography of Hoagy Carmichael created CD’s ‘Hoagy’  and ‘Dudley’  highlighting the delightful music of Dudley Moore is bringing great acclaim. Paul’s own show titled ‘A Brief History of Jazz’ is a fantastic tour of jazz history as recorded by past trumpeters.
Kevin Mcmahon hails from Dublin, in the emerald isles and currently leads his group ‘Swing Odyssey’ and plays at top London venues. His influences have been the great tenor players of Stan Getz, Lester Young and Dexter Gordon with a sound that veers between mainstream to swing with ballads and blues. He has recorded three of CD’s with  ‘Sometimes I’m Happy’, ’Stardust’ and his latest ‘Your Choice’.  Welcome back Kevin with those ballads and blues reflecting classic looks and taste.

Tuesday, 26th September     SINATRA’S SONGBOOK      featuring John Withers, vibraphone, accompanying Paul Wood, vocals, through the vast songbook of Frank Sinatra with which Paul entertained for many years on cruises with his ‘Salute to Sinatra’ tour.
John Withers, a self taught percussionist at home with either drums or vibraphone has played with a number of big bands as well as a host of celebrities. He always entertains, so is it little wonder he is in constant demand gigging around jazz clubs with his eclectic choice of music. Tonight his programme will centre around Sinatra’s Songbook.
Paul Wood, found singing came naturally, soon entertaining publicly at every opportunity. He is a well respected in demand vocalist with his own particular approach to a song whether a delicate ballad or rhythmic swing tune that not many are able to match. He has travelled extensively in Europe and North America appearing with many big bands such as Glenn Miller Memorial Orchestra, Syd Lawrence Orchestra and James Last to name but a few. Listen to him croon his way through the Sinatra Songbook with ease and that cheeky little smile.

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.

TUES 25TH JULY –  AN EVENING OF CULT TV JAZZ THEMES.  Paul Higgs & trio perform some of the most popular TV themes.   Members £24  Non-members £16

TUES 1ST AUGUST –  ROBIN PHILLIPS TRIO PRESENT THE MUSIC OF NAT KING COLE.  Singer/pianist Robin Phillips recreates the classic songs we all know and love.

TUES 8TH AUGUST –  T.B.A.

TUES 15TH AUGUST –  KEVIN FITZSIMMONS QUINTET PRESENTS HIS SELL-OUT SHOW.  ‘BENNETT TO BUBLE’.

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.  Join the Facebook groups

Tuesday 1st August – 8.00pm
Atila with Gabriel Latchin,  Tom Farmer & Steve Brown

Tuesday 8th August -8.00pm
Imre Varga with Simon Thorpe & Winston Clifford

Tuesday 15th August -8.00pm
Alan Barrnes with Robin Aspland Simon Thorpe & Clark Tracey

Tuesday 22nd August -8.00pm
Josh Kemp Quartet

 “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.  join the Facebook groups

Thursday 17th August – 8.30pm
Alan Barnes with Richard Busiakiewicz trio
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.  join the Facebook groups

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.  We are now in the new Clubhouse which has been built between the Cricket Club’s two grounds.  Carry on a bit further round Chippingfield and its on your left still.  £8 Door

28th July  –  Trudy Kerr and the Brian Dee Trio: www.trudykerr.com

Trudy Kerr is renowned as one of the UK’s finest jazz vocalists. Mojo Magazine says  “Trudy Kerr is the genuine article – She is a Joy!” All About Jazz described her as “100% real jazz musician with fluid phrasing and a mellifluous, warm and sensuous tone.”
Born in Australia, Trudy moved to the UK in the early 1990’s to pursue a career in Jazz. She got her big break when Ronnie Scott asked her to perform at his Club. She has performed at many major venues and festivals in the UK as well as engagements in Europe, her homeland Australia and the Far East.
Trudy has released ten albums on the Jazzizit Record Label and has collaborated both live and in the studio with world class musicians including Mulgrew Miller, Jan Lundgren, Georgie Fame, Bob Dorough, Michael Garrick, Acker Bilk, Jamie Cullum, Geoff Gascoyne (her husband), Tom Cawley, Seb de Krom, Jim Mullen plus many more.
To mark her extensive discography reaching double figures, Jazzizit Records have issued to a Trudy Kerr Compilation called Contemplation.

11th August  –  Jimmy C and the Blues Dragons: http://www.bluesdragons.com

Canadian-born singer, guitarist Jimmy C moved to Britain via Vancouver, San Francisco and Japan since when Jimmy and the band are earning a deserved reputation as one of the most entertaining and hard-working bands on the London circuit.
Playing a repertoire which includes blues classics from Robert Johnson and T-bone Walker, various Kings of the blues, that is Albert, Freddie and BB, they follow through to the music which the British Blues Invasion of North America left in its wake, from the Rolling Stones to Cream, from Jimi Hendrix to the Doors and even Steppenwolf They freely admit they are not blues purists but as they point out neither were the blues greats – their mission is to do what Muddy Waters did, and what Rufus Thomas did, to entertain and get you dancing.

25th August – The Humphrey Lyttleton Band

Tony Fisher trumpet, Jimmy Hastings alto sax, clarinet & flute, Robert Fowler tenor sax, baritone sax & clarinet, Ray Wordsworth trombone, Adrian Macintosh drums, Ted Beament piano and John Rees-Jones bass. 
In January 2008, Humphrey Lyttelton celebrated sixty years as a bandleader, leading a band which he ranked as one of the very best of his career. It’s hallmark is versatility, reflected in a repertoire which extends from early traditional to modern by way of Ellington and Basie.
Members of the late Humphrey Lyttelton’s band continue to fly the flag. The band is now joined by trumpeter Tony Fisher who joined after Humph’s death. The hallmark of the band is versatility. Not to be forgotten are Humph’s compositions, of which he recorded over two hundred, including Bad Penny Blues.  Unsurprisingly the prevailing reaction from audiences is ‘We never thought a jazz concert could have such variety’.

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, Normally Members £7, non-members £8. Call Laurie on 07913 558616 for more details. Sundays  8:30 – 11pm

23rd JulyRed Hot and Blue. A popular band playing in the New Orleans music, led by Peter Leonard on trumpet and includes Alan Cresswell (clarinet), John Stuart (banjo), Chris Thompson (double bass), and Jamie Shaw (drums).

30th JulyThe Jack Clifford Swingtette. Another wonderful end to another month of jazz at the club with an evening of traditional and jazz standards from the Swingtette. Jack’s clarinet and alto sax leads his ensemble with guests including, as usual, Tim Huskisson playing the piano.

 6th AugustThe Downhome Jazz Band. This popular Essex band is led by bassist Ken ‘Slow Drag’ Collins with Hugh Rainey trumpet. Listen and strut your stuff to traditional and jazz standards from a great band. Another fantastic evening.

13th AugustThe Nick Charles Quintet. A 5-piece band led by Nick Charles playing clarinet recreates the sound of Benny Goodman, Sidney Bechet and stars from the 1930’s. Another visit this year from a fantastic band of musicians for an evening of classic small band jazz.

20th AugustThe Frog Island Jazz Band. This famous traditional jazz band with the front line of Jim Hurd clarinet, John Whitehead trumpet and John Jeans trombone. Behind them are Brian Lawrence banjo, Chris Marchant drums and Rob Fullalove brass bass. The Frogs play 1920s and 1930’s New Orleans jazz. Bring your dancing shoes!

27th AugustThe Jack Clifford Swingtette. Another wonderful end to another month of jazz at the club with an evening of traditional and jazz standards from the Swingtette. Jack’s clarinet and alto sax leads his ensemble with guests including, as usual, Tim Huskisson playing the 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 Five years!     www.graemeculham.com

NEW TIMES!   8pm  – 10.30pm 

Sunday 6th August 2017     MICK FOSTER  Saxophone~
Mick has played and recorded with a wide range of bands and musicians including  ‘The London Jazz Orchestra’ , ‘Back To Basie Orchestra’ John Dankworth & Cleo Laine, Guy Barker and Ginger Baker.

Gabriel Keen – Keyboard  Alex Keen – String Bass  Graeme Culham – Drums.

Sunday 3rd September 2017      JOHN WITHERS  Vibraphone
John is a multi talented musician playing drums as well as vibraphone. He has been in great demand on the London scene for many years and was a long time member of the Ken Turner big band.

Neale Ridding - Keyboard. Roger Curphey – String Bass. Martin Guy – Drums.

Sunday 1st October 2017      RICHARD EXALL  Saxophone
Richard Has worked with big bands such as the Glen Miller Orchestra UK, Nelson Riddle Orchestra UK and bands such as Robin Jones King Salsa. A regular member of the Chris Barber band since 2004.
Tim Huskisson - Keyboard. - Roger Curphey String Bass. Graeme Culham – Drums.

Sunday 5th November 2017      SIMON HURLEY  Guitar
His playing is much inspired by Joe Pass and Martin Taylor who is quoted as saying that “Simon’s playing is just beautiful”.

Sam Edwards – KeyboardsJose CanhaString Bass.  Graeme Culham – Drums.

Sunday 3rd December 2017     SIMON SPILLETT  Saxophone

British jazz award winner, Author, Band leader, Patron of the Jazz Centre UK, Tubby Hayes prodigy.  Simon returns with his powerful and driving style with the Peter Lemer trio. Peter is a regular member of the Barbara Thompson band ‘Paraphernalia’ and has played with bands such as UK Drummer Ginger Baker’s ‘Gurvitz Army’.
Peter Lemer – KeyboardsJose CanhaString Bass.  Graeme Culham – Drums.

The Jazz Mix @ The Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wednesday 30th August 2017 – Sunchaser

Led by local drummer Neil Robinson, a professional touring and recording artist for more than 20 years. As well as once being a core member of the James Taylor Quartet he has performed alongside artists such as Tom Jones, Mica Paris and Tony Hadley to name but a few. Neil is joined on stage for the evening by a superb band of local musicians featuring Zak Barrett on saxophone, Sam Edwards on keyboards, Andy Staples on bass and Graham Cuttill on percussion. On the night expect jazz funk fusion fireworks!   Tickets £12 available from the Cliffs Pavilion Box Office. Doors 8pm, music from 8.30 to 11pm.

Wednesday 27th September 2017 – Louise Marshall & Derek Nash

With a smoky voice that crackles and pops, Louise Marshall is an established star with Jools Holland, David Gilmour and Roxy Music. She brings a fiery passion in singing the blues, soul and contemporary takes on the Great American Songbook. Saxophonist Derek Nash is at the forefront of the British jazz movement, he has been a member of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since 2004, has led Sax Appeal for over thirty years, fronts the funk/fusion band Protect the Beat, and is a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion. Tickets £16

Wednesday 25th October 2017 – Dave Lewis’ 1UP

Dave Lewis’s robust and melodic tenor playing has been heard with a notable list of artists including Bryan Ferry, John Mayall, Eric Clapton and The Blockheads. His own band features an impressive array of talent fronted by fantastic vocalist Lizzie Deane, Lizzie’s warm persona and infectious performance style calls to mind the great soul divas such as Aretha Franklin and Dusty Springfield, but at the same time she brings her own unique energy and approach to every song. With a strong emphasis on groove, improvisation and spontaneous melodic interplay, 1UP is one of the tightest, funkiest bands on the scene. Expect to hear on the night tunes from their new album “Under the Same Sun”  Tickets £16

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/

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

JAZZ IN THE JUNGLE BAR, Fore Street, Hertford SG14 1AX is now on the Second and Last Monday of each Month with the NEIL FRYER QUARTET featuring Neil Fryer (tenor sax) Phil Mead (keyboard) Paul Leader(bass) Luke De La Salle (drums) And Guests.  Music at 8.30 p.m.  Admission Free.  For further information please contact Neil Fryer (m) 07504 733892

COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE JAZZ CLUB.  Church Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF.  Concerts usually every 1st SUNDAY of the month, plus the odd extra event.  Tickets £12 to £18.   JAZZ EXPRESS: Book for any three concerts and get tickets for just £10 each. Students 2-for-1 admission!! Doors: 7pm. 1st Set: 7.30pm. 
 Arts Centre box office: 01206 500900. Online: www.colchesterartscentre.com   www.colchesterartscentrejazzclub.com

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 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

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

Fri 18 Aug:    MARK CROOKS plays JOHNNY MANDEL     £12 / £6 u25
Fri 1 Sep:       CHRIS INGHAM QUARTET: THE SONGS OF MOSE ALLISON

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.

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.  “Louise Ellen and the Juke Box Band” play audience requests every last Thursday of the month at Rafa Club in Ilford.

JAZZ AT THE IVY ROOM – Farnham Conservative Club, Ivy House, Ivy Lane, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PQ. Last Wednesday of the month. The Farnham Conservative Club is a hidden gem of a venue in the centre of town with drinks at club prices, wheel-chair access and free parking.  Curry available from 7 pm. Show 7.45pm – 10.15 pm. All welcome.   Admission £12 (online bookings + booking fee)   Online Tickets: https://www.wegottickets.com/ivyroomjazz  More info: www.ivyroomjazz.co.uk  info@ivyroomjazz.co.uk

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.

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.

FLEECEJAZZ – World class Jazz every Friday at Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel CO6 4PZ www.fleecejazz.org.uk     Doors 7.30pm, gig starts 8.00 pm, 2 sets, ends approx 11.00 pm   Ample parking; fully accessible – info 01787 211865    See website for directions as satnav can get you lost!   Tickets – Box Office: 01787 211865; WeGotTickets (booking fee); On the door (cash/cheque)

21st July    £18    Sue Richardson – Jazz Immortal: the music of Clifford Brown

Sue Richardson – trumpet and vocals     Andy Panayi – sax     Neal Richardson – piano
Andy Cleyndert – bass     Rod Youngs – drums

Multi talented Sue “plays swinging trumpet and sings with a musician’s phrasing” – The Observer.   Sue was touring with big bands by the age of 16 and has played in over 50 countries. She has worked in Paris with French singer Mina Agossi and Archie Shepp on a blues project, and also worked with Ian Shaw and The Humphrey Lyttelton Band.
With Andy Panayi playing all the flutes and all the saxophones, Neal Richardson firmly rooted in the acoustic piano jazz and blues, Andy Cleyndert – top bassist and mix/master genius, and Rod Youngs, one of the most expressive and adept of musicians, we are in for a superb gig.
Sue’s gigs are a great combination of her original songs and imaginatively reworked standards. Her tightly-knit band has taken their special brand of modern jazz with a main stream twist to many venues on the national and international circuits.

28th July      £18      Tony Kofi and the Organization

Toni Kofi – saxes     Pete Whittaker – Hammond organ     Peter Cater – drums     Simon Fensby – guitar

Fleece Jazz favourite, Tony Kofi, is back with the same line-up he had at last October’s gig, remembered for the his outstanding baritone solo in Cannonball Adderley’s “Work Song”.  Tony and the Organisation perform a hard-hitting selection of tunes in blues, jazz and funk idioms, including many under-acknowledged classics. Tony’s full bodied sound, clear articulation and committed attack carry immediate impact, with the Hammond Organ, guitar and drums, this is unmissable.

4th August      £15      Odette

Odette – acoustic guitar and vocals     Stefanos Tsourelis – guitar and vocals     Eric Ford – drums and percussion     Mike Ikwunemesi – bass and vocals     Kartik Raghunathan – vocals

 “Odette unleashes a chain of sun-kissed original numbers with the verve of R&B, but none of its bombast or cliches”
“Definitely one for the summer playlist” Clive Davis, The Sunday Times
“Odette is a huge British talent. If you haven’t ‘discovered’ her yet, you are missing a treat…… as smooth, seductive, and soulful a voice as you’ll hear anywhere, minus the cliches. Highly recommended.”  Chris Cowey – Music TV Producer and Director (Brit Awards, Glastonbury, Top Of The Pops etc)
“The songs are beautifully recorded and are a lovely distillation of myriad influences. Brilliant harmonies. In short, really impressive.”  Ed Piller – Acid Jazz Records
‘A Shake Of The Hand’ is her debut album; listen at http://www.musicbyodette.co.uk/

18th August      £15      Kevin Fitzsimmons

Kevin Fitzsimmons – vocals     Leon Greening – piano     Jeremy Brown – bass     Matt Home – drums

From regular sell-out appearances at Ronnie Scott’s, Kevin makes his long overdue Fleece Jazz debut with a top drawer band.
“talent, originality and sheer musical skill … a confident but unassuming  performer who has that rare vocal skill of total control of all he does and a supremely mature mastery of the audience… He has an outstanding voice of great depth and clarity, with echoes of Mel Torme, and a sheer polish to his tone and diction that might only have been matched by Sinatra at a similar age. He sings in a clear yet dramatic way that makes every word of the lyrics both clear and packed with the emotional emphasis” Roger Haywood
“Singer Kevin Fitzsimmons has the most unenviable job in jazz: sounding original in the male-jazz-vocalist mould that defies being broken or reconstituted. But he’s his own man” Jazz Journal

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. Please phone Margaret or George on 01992 523535 to book  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.

August 26                         September 16                  October 21
November 18                    December 16

“SPIKE’S PLACE” AT BECKENHAM – 8:30pm. Club Langley, 2 Hawksbrook Lane, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3SR (Off South Eden Park Road). Admission £14.00  members £11.00  unless otherwise stated. 020 8650 2406 / 01245 420475 E mail: susan_may@btinternet.com www.myspace.com/spikesplacejazzclub Advance bookings contact: Susan 01245 420475  join the Facebook groups

Thursday  27th July – 8.30pm
Jan Messeder Quartet

Thursday  3rd August – 8.30pm
Imre Varga with Simon Thorpe & Richard Pite

Thursday  10th August – 8.30pm
Anita Wardell with Robin Aspland Jeremy Brown Steve Brown

Thursday  24th August – 8.30pm
Sara Dowling & Chris Dean with Trevor Brown Jeremy Brown & Dave Tandy
Admission £15.00 members £12.00

MILESTONES JAZZ CLUB is held on the first Sunday of every month at Hatfield Hotel, The Esplanade, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0QG

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 30th July – DEELEE DUBE

Sunday 10th Sept – ADAM GLASSER
Sunday 24th Sept – JOSH KEMP

 FOLKESTONE JAZZ CLUB AT THE TOWER Tower Theatre, North Road, Shorncliffe, Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL. Every Thursday Music Starts 8 00pm To book seats please call 01303 277175  or email  twinklewood@btinternet.com  Derick Woodland Beryl Wood.  All gigs start at 8pm  — Adm £12

July 27th  8pm       £12   Two Top Aussies Return to The FJC    ANITA WARDELL  &  TRUDY KERR     www.anitawardell.com // www.trudykerr.com

“Mad about The Boys” Songs made famous by Sinatra ~ Jobim ~ Torme’ & many more..
Tom Cawley  Piano – Amazing young pianist with a jazz cv to die for …
Geoff Gascoyne  Double Bass — One of the UK’s finest bassist’s in all forms of music …
Sebastiaan du Krom Drums – -Always welcome at The FJC – this Top Quality…

August 3rd    THE CLARK TRACEY SEXTET.  www.clarktracey.com  Clark Tracey celebrates the music of his late father with a 90th anniversary tour.  British Jazz Legend~Musician~ Pianist~Arranger~Composer~Bandleader ..   Stan Tracey CBE 1926-2013.  “Stan Tracey CBE would have been 90 this year.  To celebrate the work of his father, Clark has assembled the group Hexad with five outstanding young musicians, much along the lines that Stan would have done.  Led from the drum chair by Clark,  the music is drawn from compositions by the maestro dating back to 1980 from a selection of the many suites written for this group.

CLARK TRACEY  drums & leader.  Clark has just won Best Drummer in the British Jazz Awards for the 2nd year in a row & for the sixth time. He will be featured strongly in this heavy duty line up of exceptional award winning rising stars ”
CHRIS MADDOCK tenor sax  – Brilliant young tenor –  in Clark’s Young Guns
ALEX RIDOUT trumpet – Winner BBC Young Musician of The Year  17 yrs old
SEAN PAYNE  alto sax – Runner up BBC Young Musician of The Year  17 yrs old
ASHLEY HENRY  piano This young man is a natural ~ also a giant~ could have been in basketball.
DANIEL CASIMIR  – double bass . Also part of The Young Guns – Audience rave, whenever at FJC

Aug 10th        THE ROGER BEAUJOLAIS QUARTET       www.rogerbeaujolais.com

This Vibes led swinging quartet is always welcome back to The FJC.  These four guys have been together with this music for many years ~ hence the swing  & interplaying is just pure magic — they know each others heart beat !!!

ROGER BEAUJOLAIS   vibes & leader – Often referred to as Europe’s number One
ROBIN ASPLAND  piano Top man – Great accompanist & another favourit at The FJC
SIMON THORPE double bass – One of the UK’s finest ~ Always welcome.
WINSTON CLIFFORD drums – The driver of this brilliant quartet

Aug 17th          MISS TINA MAY & Her Trio   www.tinamay.com

Fantastic award winning jazz vocalist ~ The Blond Bombshell of British Jazz

TINA  MAY is always welcome back at The FJC. Her charm & vocal approach to jazz numbers has put her in the top echelon of British Jazz vocalists.  Tina is in demand worldwide & is often in Paris or Singapore – just a few of her gig list.  With her tonight we have a trio that would be the envy of any jazz vocalist ~ they swing like crazzzzy ..

ROBIN ASPLAND  piano ~~ One of the most respected of UK jazz pianists
MICK HUTTON  double bass ..Great bassist — has accompanied all the top vocalist’s
ROD BROWN  drums — The vocalist’s drummer ~~ None better

Aug 24th    THE SCOTT HAMILTON QUARTET    www.scotthamiltonsax.com

The Most Famous Jazz Tenor Saxophonist in The World … Back to The FJC                      From The USA … SCOTT HAMILTON

The most famous tenor saxophonist in the world is back at The FJC for his second visit this year.  We had a full house for his annual visit with us in January & yes folks he will be with us next January…  Scott Hamilton travels the world, & originally for this UK visit he was only booked in for a four day gig at Pizza Express Jazz Room in London’s Soho – but he kindly agreed to come a day early & fit in The FJC before he starts the Pizza gig ~~ Wow ~ & we are so pleased to have this quartet back again.

JOHN PEARCE piano  One of the finest pianists on the UK jazz scene
DAVE GREEN double bass — When you mention this mans name~~ Just say World Class
STEVE BROWN drums ~ Multi British Jazz Award Winner ~~ It’s all here !!!

Aug 31st       RONNIE  SCOTT  REMEMBERED                 www.johncritchinson.com

 Five of Ronnie Scott’s mates celebrate the legend.  The Legacy of the late Ronnie Scott lives on with the musicians that were a big part of his music & played alongside the man whose name has become synonymous with British Jazz.  This is modern jazz as it should be ~~~ as played at Ronnies in 50’s & 60’s ~ Brilliant

MORNINGTON LOCKETT  tenor sax. Stood alongside “the man” for many years.  This man is a one off  – Unique full on style, but never loses the rhythm & the feel. Magic
HENRY LOWTHER trumpet – flugel  One of the legends of British jazz returning to the FJC~ Pure Class
JOHN CRITCHINSON  piano ~ Yes another RS band member – Brilliant pianist plus the Scott jokes…
TIM WELLS  double bass. From the USA keeping the beat & reminding us of those great days.
TREVOR TOMKINS drums. The Professor … The architect of modern drumming …

THE JAZZ CENTRE (UK)     www.thejazzcentreuk.co.uk   c/o Beecroft Art Gallery – Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS09 6EX   E-mail:  enquiries@thejazzcentre.co.uk
Tel:  01702 215169     Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/TheJazzCentreUK/
Twitter:    https://twitter.com/thejazzcentreuk
Soundcloud:   https://soundcloud.com/user-767909473

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

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.

LOUISE ELLEN AND THE JUKE BOX BAND” play audience requests every last Sunday of the month at Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec in Kennington and every last Thursday of the month at Rafa Club in Ilford.

KiX Jazz Orchestra. 17 piece band plus Kate Daniels on vocals. Repertoire includes a wide variety of Latin, Swing Standards, Fusion and Originals. To see when and where they are on next visit their new website at https://www.kixjazzorchestra.co.uk/schedule

The Andy Bowie Quartet plays modern jazz every Sunday 8 to 11 at the Tram Depot, Dover Street, Cambridge, as we have for the last 4 years. https://soundcloud.com/andy-bowie

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

Cuffley Jazz Workshop meets most Monday evenings at Cuffley Youth & Community Centre, Station Road, Cuffley, EN6 4EY 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm New members always welcome.  Contact Les 07941183004

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

2 August, 8PM. W/Roan Kersey Lawson and Friends. The Roffen,41 New Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1DX. 01634 365 453.£10.
15 August, 8PM. FG with Kevin Fitzsimmons. Annies Jazz Club.Thorpe Hall Golf Club. Thorpe Hall Avenue. Essex, SS1 3AT.£10. www.thorpehall.co.uk
18 August, 7PM. W/Henry Lowther. Drayton Court Jazz Festival. 2, The Avenue, Ealing, W13.997 10109.£5.
30 August,12.30PM. W/Alex Garnett and Jack Honeybourne Trio. The Spice of Life.6 Moor St, London, W1D 5NA.£6.

6 Sept, 8PM. FG W/Tina May and the Swing Unlimited Big Band. Parley Sports and Social Club. 275 Christchurch Road, West Parley, Ferndown, BH22 8SQ. 07771 267445.£10.
7 Sept, 8PM FG W/Tina May, Jez Brown, Rod Youngs and Gareth Williams. Celebrating Ella’s Centenary- 100 years of Song. Dorchester Corn Exchange, High E Street, Dorchester, DT1 1HF. 01305 819039. £14 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

10 Oct, 8.45PM. The Polo Sticks w/Alan Barnes, Martin Nickless, Charlie Wood, Dave Jenkins, Les Cirkel. The Stables.Wavendon, MK17 8LU.  01908 280800. www.stables.org. £10.
18 Oct, 12.30PM. W/Tad Newton. The Spice of Life. 6 Moor St, London, W1D 5NA. £6.

7 Nov, 8PM. w/Tad Newton. Olney Jazz Club. Carlton House Club.38 Hi St, Olney, MK46 4BB. £10. 01234 711348
25 Nov, 7.30PM. w/Tina May, Nick Weldon, Dave Olney, Richard Pite. Celebrating Ella and Fats. Pavenham Village Hall. Pavenham, Beds, MK43 7PE.£12.

HEADS UP!  GIGS LISTING:

Sun 30th July – Writtle Jazz Festival (all day)
Wed 16th August – The Railway, Clifftown Road, Southend (8.30pm Free)

CAROL BRAITHWAITES’ JAZZ NIGHTS:   (further information : carolbraithwaite.com ).

11/08 – Billericay
15/08 – Theydon Boise Jazz Club
16/08 – Essex County Bowls
26/08 – North Weald
08/09 – Billericay
16/09 – North Weald
20/09 – Essex County Bowls
13/10 – Billericay
18/10 – Essex County Bowls
21/10 – North Weald (afternoon)
21/10 – The Fold, Billericay (evening)

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

Sun. 23rd July. The Globe On Morning Lane, Hackney, E9 6NA. 12.30 – 3.30 pm. – with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces. FREE ADMISSION.

Sun. 30th July. Colchester Jazz Club, Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, CO6 1EJ. 7.45-10.30pm.  – with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.

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

Sun. 17th Sept. Half Moon, 31 North Street, Bishops Stortford, CM23 2LD. 8.00-10.30pm – with Bill Cornell Jazz Band.

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

Sun. 1st Oct. 2017. The Globe On Morning Lane, Hackney, E9 6NA. 12.30 – 3.30 pm. – with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces. FREE ADMISSION.

Thurs. 5th Oct. The Swan, High Street, Chaddesley Corbett, Nr Kiddderminster, DY10 4SD.  – with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.
Fri. 6th Oct. Newbold Verdon Jazz Club, Social Club, Main street, Newbold Verdon, Leicester, LE9 9NP. 8.00 – 10.30pm.  – with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.
Sun. 8th Oct. Hornchurch Jazz Club, Conservative Club, 25 North Street, Hornchurch, RM11 1RS. 8.30 – 11.00. with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.
Fri. 13th Oct. Farnborough Jazz Club, Farrow Fields, High street, BR6 7BA. 8.00 – 11.00pm.  – with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.

Sun. 12th Nov. Colchester Jazz Club, Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, CO6 1EJ. 7.45-10.30pm.  – 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, Essex. SSO 7QW. 01702 345247. Sunday 1pm. Ron on Bass, plus guest.

PETER JEZARD FORTHCOMING GIGS

The Wagon in Wix  from 8:30 – 11pm (and on every 3rd Wednesday of the month) with The Blackwater Band from 8:30  to 11 pm  and on the 3rd Wednesday of every month during 2017  There will be happy jazz provided The Blackwater Band

CHRIS INGHAM QUARTET live in 2016-17

*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.  Further information, upcoming shows, available at www.bottleneckblues.com.

On Tuesday 25th July, the return to the club of Errol Linton and the Blues Vibe.  I was fortunate to be at Errol’s previous show a few years ago and he absolutely blew me away.  In my mind, one of the best acts to be seen anywhere in this style of the blues and the experience that Errol has, really tells.  A superb evening in store, without question.

Tickets £12.00, pay on the door.  Bookings to email address.  Doors open 7.30pm, band on stage 8.45pm.  Good food, reasonably priced, available to eat at your table if required.  Further information, upcoming shows, location map etc, at www.bottleneckblues.com.

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     advances http://www.wegottickets.com/event/        

WEDS 26th July – EDDIE PARKER’S ‘AIRBORN’ – EDDIE PARKER flute/keys, ROB LUFT guitar, STEVE WATTS bass & TIM GILES drums – Top jazz flautist and founder member of the highly influential 80s big band LOOSE TUBES, Parker has toured with notable musicians Bheki Mseleku,Marvin Smith and John Parricelli. He currently tours with his present band Mister Vertigo, also featuring guitarist Parricelli and conducts various jazz workshops and performances involving young musicians across the country. He was a lecturer in jazz at Middlesex University, where he lectured, among other, musicians from Led Bib.
Doors: 6pm, Music: 8-11pm – £10/£8 adv

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Chelmsford based DW JazzQuartet are embarking on a ‘tour’ of local Essex villages this summer. The DW JazzQuartet play groove based jazz from the 1960s including tunes by the likes of Lou Donaldson, Grant Green, Gabor Szabo and Gene Ammons. The band are Dave Warren (guitar), Tony Pethen (saxes), Ian Fair (bass) and Mick Foster (drums). All gigs are free entrance.

Sun 23rd July       –  2pm,  Ingatestone Hall Classic Car Show, Ingatestone
Wed 26th July      – 8pm,  The Three Elms, Chignal St James
Sat 29th July        – 1pm,  Dog And Partridge, Gt Leighs
Sat 5th August    – 3pm,  Bandstand, Priory Park, Southend
Sun 20th August – 1pm,  Green Café, Little Canfield
Wed 23rd August – 8pm,  The Three Elms, Chignal St James

Ellabration!    Frank Griffith sax    Tina May – vocals   With the Swing Unlimited Big Band, Celebrating the Centenary of Ella Fitzgerald’s sound and song on 6 September at 8PM at Parley Sports and Social Club. 275 Christchurch  Road. West Parley, Ferndown, BH8 8SQ. 07771 267445. £10 admission. www.subb.co.uk

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 £10.00. 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

Theydon Jazz Club Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday 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

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.

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 Waltham Abbeyfirst Friday of every month. Catherine Lima and trio (Paul Higgs on keys, Matt Lowrie on bass and Luke de la Salle 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

www.tonyjacobs.net You’ll see on the home page that I am on Facebook so if you’d like to connect that way, click on the link. I am also struggling with Twitter!!! Of course you can always email me at tj@tonyjacobs.net

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: July 7/8/9 and October 20/21/22.

*** MUSIC COURSES ***

 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.

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.

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 nurturing group. Through the playing and study of standard jazz repertoire we cover some of the requirements for improvising including ear training, rhythmic skills, developing your harmonic understanding, learning transcriptions of some classic recordings and building a jazz vocabulary. Limited numbers.   www.saturdayjazzworkshop.com

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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‘Jazztonic’ is a jazz music and magazine radio programme every Weds at 7pm – 8pm presented by David Craigie and is now available online via  (www.radionenevalley.co.uk)
I present music from ragtime through sing and fusion to contemporary from Northamptonshire UK to the world!  It would be a pleasure to have your company!
July 19th Joel Barford          August 2nd Corrie Dick
Dominic Galea and Georgina Jackson dates to be confirmed.

tune to www.1940sukradio.co.uk

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

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

 

Stoke By Nayland: Fleece Jazz at the Stoke By Nayland Hotel, CO6 4PZ have SUE RICHARDSON with “The Music Of Clifford Brown” on Friday 21st July. http://www.fleecejazz.org.uk/.

Bury St Edmunds: The Apex present Songbook Sundays with ANITA WARDELL on Sunday 23rd July. 11.30am start. £10 adv, £12 door.

Colchester: The Arts Centre Jazz Club at Church Street (off Head Street) on Sunday 6th August present VINYL SESSIONS. Doors mid-day! Records at 12.30pm. www.colchesterartscentre.comwww.colchesterartscentrejazzclub.com for details.

Colchester: On the last Sunday in the month at the Queen Street Brewhouse in Queen Street THE GOODTIMES JAZZ BAND and the EAST COAST GUITAR TRIO appear between 1pm and 5pm. Free.

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 features jazz from time to time. See www.hotnumberscoffee.co.uk for details.

Lowestoft: Milestones Jazz Club at the Hatfield Hotel, The Esplanade, NR33 0QG present the JAZZ UNLIMITED on Sunday 6th August. See http://www.milestonesjazzclub.co.uk.

 

And finally … NAG TIME! PLEASE NOTE:

1. As mentioned above, please do NOT just send us posters or flyers or a link to a website. We will not include anything which we cannot copy and paste the text from. Word etc documents are fine, as is just typing the information in the body of an email. If someone does your artwork for you they would normally be happy to email you the text to save you re-typing it.

2. Please send all items for inclusion in the newsletter to listings<at>jazzupdate.co.uk

3. We have had a couple of instances lately where people unconnected with the night have contacted us to let us know that details of the night have changed or that it has ceased. If you are including your events PLEASE let us know of any changes etc. (you only have to click “reply” when you receive the weekly newsletter). And of course if you are aware of a change or an inaccuracy please let us know – we really do appreciate your input.

4. Please include full address in including postcode for the venue. Most people these days use SatNav, so please make it easier for them.

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Many thanks!