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Sunday, 11th February 2018

The Chris Ingham Quartet playing The Jazz of Dudley Moore

Doors open 7.00pm
Music starts 7.30pm - Tickets £14

Chris Ingham (piano), Paul Higgs (trumpet), Geoff Gascoyne (bass), George Double (drums)

We are delighted to present the first concert of the new season at our brand new venue, the fabulous Broadway Suite at the Broadway Theatre.

The beloved comic actor Dudley Moore (1935-2002) was also one of the UK’s most dazzling, swinging jazz pianists and a composer of wit and depth. Following their acclaimed Hoagy project, the Chris Ingham Quartet revisit Moore’s music on their new CD Dudley, with sounds from the fabulous 1960s Decca jazz trio albums, the TV show Not Only But Also (1965-70) and the brilliant movie soundtracks for Bedazzled (1967) and 30 Is A Dangerous Age, Cynthia (1968).

"A vibrant and moving homage...Ingham has a warm and generous way with music. " - DOWNBEAT
"Unfailingly tuneful and spiced with gentle harmonic guile...Dudley would have been delighted" - OBSERVER
"Swing, humour and poignancy...a jazz joy" - MOJO
"The emotional range and depth has resulted in an intimate and heartfelt pleasure" - LONDON JAZZ NEWS


Sunday 4th March 2018

Big Band Special - The Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra

Doors open 7.00pm
Music starts 7.30pm - Tickets £14

Saxes: Tommy Andrews, Phil Meadows, Riley Stone Lonergan, Jonny Chung, Andrew Linham
Trumpets: Barney Lowe, Miguel Gorodi, Sam Warner, Matt Roberts
Trombones: Rosie Turton, Tom Green, Chris Saunders, Barney Medland
Rhythm Section: Tom Millar (piano), Rich Perks (guitar), Andrew Robb (bass), Dave Ingamells (drums)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra is an 17 piece contemporary big band playing the music from some of the great big band pads as well as original compositions of bandleader Andrew Linham. The band is packed with great soloists with all the musicians busy working on the London jazz scene. In 2013 was the premier of 'The Linferno Suite' which was Andrew's first major big band work followed by the premier of Andrew's second major work 'The Theme Music of Anarchic Animals' which his big band played to critical acclaim at the London Jazz Festival in 2015. The band released it's first Cd 'Weapons of Mass Distraction' in 2017 which received excellent reviews in the jazz press. With a full and bristling pad of compositions ranging from traditional big band writing to funky tunes and pop power ballads, you can be sure of a fabulous evening of big band jazz.

"As a Basie fan for about 60 years I can honestly say that your sound is the closest to The Count I have ever heard" - London City Big Band @Ronnie Scotts 2014

"The cleverly titled 'Weapons of Mass Distraction' CD firmly establishes the Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra has a signification addition to today's big band scene and a group that deserves wider recognition at the international level." - Ed Enright, Downbeat Review (Editor's Pick) December 2017


Sunday, 15th April 2018

Nat Steele's Portrait of The Modern Jazz Quartet

Doors open 7.00pm
Music starts 7.30pm Tickets £14

Nat Steele (vibraharp), Gabriel Latchin (piano), Dario Di Lecce (bass), Steve Brown (drums)

Nat Steele's new ensemble is a swinging take on the music of one of the most successful and influential small jazz groups of the 20th century, the 'Modern Jazz Quartet ', and the only such band performing this music in the UK. The MJQ gained attention for bringing jazz out of the club and into the concert hall in the 1950s, and for being an early pioneer of the "third stream" fusion, combining classical compositional techniques with jazz improvisation. It featured the contrasting talents of its musical director and pianist, John Lewis, who played with an understated control, with the fiery, boppish stylings of vibes pioneer Milt Jackson.

Since his arrival on the scene, Nat Steele has quickly gained a reputation as a talented musician to watch out for, described by Clark Tracey as "one of the best vibes players this country has ever produced." Following in the style of Milt Jackson and Cal Tjader, Nat takes a two mallet approach to improvisation, focusing on melodic interpretation and a great swing feel.
Joining Nat are the superb young pianist Gabriel Latchin (Christian McBride, Renée Fleming), swinging Italian bassist Dario Di Lecce (George Garzone, Renato D'Aiello) and superlative Steve Brown (Benny Golson, Scott Hamilton) on drums.
The gig will feature tunes from the new album, among them such stellar favourites such as 'Django', 'Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise', 'Bags Groove', and a complete performance of 'La Ronde Suite'.


Sunday, 13th May 2018

Jim Mullen Organ Trio with Stan Sulzmann

Doors open 7.00pm
Music starts 7.30pm Tickets £14

Jim Mullen (guitar), Stan Sulzmann (tenor saxophone), Mike Gorman (organ), Tristan Maillot (drums)

We're delighted to welcome back to the Club the legendary jazz guitarist Jim Mullen, leading his quartet featuring the great saxophonist Stan Sulzmann. Glasgow born Jim Mullen has his own distinctive playing style, similar to Wes Montgomery before him, played with the Average White Band for several years before joining up with Dick Morrissey in the 1980's, finding considerable critical acclaim as joint leader of the pioneering British jazz funk band Morrissey-Mullen. Jim has won the 'best guitar' section in the British Jazz Awards many times, and is without doubt one of the finest jazz guitarists in the world today. Stan Sulzmann has been one of the leading Bristish saxophonists for decades, fronting his own quartet or leading his big band and has also been internationally sought after as a jazz educator. Completing the band are Mike Gorman (organ) and Tristan Maillot (drums), two of the very best on their respective instruments.
Performing a set of standards and originals, you can expect a hard swinging evening of melodic, blues influenced, classic jazz.

'Jim Mullen is without doubt one of the finest jazz guitarists the world has ever seen' - JazzUK