Gethin Liddington Quintet
11/03/2015
Trumpeter Gethin Liddington has performed with amongst others, The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Back2Basie and the Rat Pack. His band includes some of Wales’ finest jazz musicians.

Doors open at 7:30pm - Performance starts approx. 8:30pm - Members £7 - Non-Members £10

Marlene VerPlanck
With the Dave Cottle Trio
18/03/2015
Marlene VerPlanck started out as a very young vocalist with Charlie Spivak and Tex Beneke. During a brief stint with the last Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, she met her fu-ture husband, musician-arranger Billy VerPlanck. In time, Marlene became one of the nation's busiest studio singers, backing up vocalists ranging from Frank Sinatra and MelTorme to Kiss. Today, Marlene performs across North America and much of Western Europe, while a growing roster of solo CDs continues to win critical acclaim.

www.marleneverplanck.com

Doors open at 7:30pm - Performance starts approx. 8:30pm - Members £7 - Non-Members £10

Monthly sitters in Night
24/03/2015
Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!!

Free Admission

Doors open at 7:30pm - Performance starts approx. 8:30pm - Members FREE - Non-Members FREE

Clark Tracey Quintet
25/03/2015
Clark Tracey has worn many musical hats over his thirty-five year career. Having long been regarded as the UK’s most accomplished straight-ahead jazz drummer, alongside that considerable achievement he’s also a composer, arranger, educator and talent-spotter par excellence. All of these skills come together in another of his passions: band leading. The catalyst for the new group’s formation was Clark’s in-house tenure as a tutor at Birmingham Conservatoire. Of the many students he’s heard there over the past few years, three in particular piqued the drummer’s interest: saxophonist Chris Maddock, pianist Harry Bolt and bassist Daniel Casimir. Around this nucleus the new Clark Tracey quintet began to take shape in 2013.

Chris Maddock – Sax
Henry Armburg Jennings – Trumpet/Flugel
Harry Bolt– Piano
Daniel Casimir – Bass
Clark Tracey – Drums

www.clarktracey.com

Doors open at 7:30pm - Performance starts approx. 8:30pm - Members £10 - Non-Members £13

Pete Oxley Nicolas Meier Quartet
01/04/2015
Pete Oxley and Nicolas Meier are both experienced and gifted players who combine fluidity and power. Eminently listenable separately, together they form a rhythmically swinging and melodically inventive duo. Meier, Swiss-born and now resident in the UK, performs with his own jazz groups and is in the heavy metal band Seven7 and tours with Jeff Beck.

www.peteoxley.com
www.meiergroup.com

Doors open at 7:30pm - Performance starts approx. 8:30pm - Members £7 - Non-Members £10

Christine Tobin Quartet
08/04/2015
Irish-born vocalist and composer Christine Tobin style is rooted in jazz, and draws on a broad range of influences from Ireland to West Africa to Brazil (Oumou Sangare, Elis Regina etc). Her sound is rich, authentic and deeply expressive and was de-scribed by the Guardian as “Tobin’s 24 carat voice” while praising her both for the poetry of her compositions and her golden voice. In 2008 she was named Best Vo-calist at the BBC Jazz Awards.

Christine Tobin - Voclas (click here for website)
Phil Robson - Guitar (click here for website)
Dave Whitford - Bass (click here for website)
Adrian Adowale - Drums (click here for website)

Doors open at 7:30pm - Performance starts approx. 8:30pm - Members £7 - Non-Members £10

Dave O’Higgins With The Dave Cottle Trio
15/04/2015
Saxophonist Dave is a composer, arranger and educator. Whilst studying at the City University in London he started his own jazz quartet and began gigging with NYJO, John Dankworth & Cleo Laine, & Icelandic jazz-funk band, Mezzoforte.

Over the years Dave has won various accolades from the British Jazz Awards in-cluding Best Tenor Sax. Dave has played over the years with “everyone and their auntie” from Martin Taylor to Ray Charles, Matthew Herbert to Salif Keita. He composes & arranges for jazz ensembles of all sizes, and teaches saxophone & harmony at the London Centre for Contemporary Music and Goldsmiths College.

www.daveohiggins.com


Doors open at 7:30pm - Performance starts approx. 8:30pm - Members £7 - Non-Members £10

Dan Messore ‘Attributed Quartet’
22/04/2015
Performing Messores’ arrangements of tunes written by the great compos-ers/players of jazz for their piers and counterparts. Fresh new workings of tunes such as: Bud Powell by Chick Corea (for Bud Powell), Woody N You by Dizzie Gil-lespie (for Woody Shaw)Big Nick by John Coltrane, Jaco by Pat Methany and many more.

Dan Messore - Guitar (click here for website)
Steve Waterman - Trumpet (click here for website)
Joe Webb - Organ (click here for website)
Gethin Jones - Drums (click here for website)

Doors open at 7:30pm - Performance starts approx. 8:30pm - Members £7 - Non-Members £10

Monthly sitters in Night
28/04/2015
Come along from 8pm onwards and join in playing some jazz!!

Free Admission

Doors open at 7:30pm - Performance starts approx. 8:30pm - Members FREE - Non-Members FREE

Sarah Smith Gypsy Quartet
29/04/2015
The Sarah Smith Quartet plays gypsy jazz with authentic passion, fire and virtu-osity. This band is keeping the spirit of the music of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli alive. As well as making many television and radio appear-ances, Violinist Sarah has been a session musician for the BBC. She has toured Europe extensively, as well as Canada.

Sarah was awarded “Best Young Performer” by N/C Magazine. As a member of Inspector Gadjo, she won first place at an International Gypsy Jazz Festival in 2009. Sarah has performed with some of the world’s top Gypsy and Swing jazz musicians, including Gary Potter, Frank Vignola, and Martin Limberger.

www.sarahsmithtrio.co.uk

Doors open at 7:30pm - Performance starts approx. 8:30pm - Members £7 - Non-Members £10


 

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