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Friday, 18th January 2013

Vincent Herring-Eric Alexander Quintet - "In the Spirit of Coltrane and Cannonball"

Doors open 7.30pm
Music starts 8.00pm Tickets £15 - can be ordered in advance by telephone or email

Vincent Herring (alto saxophone), Eric Alexander (tenor saxophone), Harold Mabern (piano), Milan Nikolic (double bass), Joris Dudli (drums)

The first concert of the new 2013 season features a superb band led by three of the top jazz musicians from the USA - Vincent Herring (alto sax), Eric Alexander (tenor sax) and Harold Mabern (piano) who have come together to celebrate the music of Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane. The quintet are on a very short tour of the UK and we are delighted to be one of the four venues they are playing. This concert promises to be one of the most exciting the Club have promoted in recent years so don't miss this rare opportunity to hear this truly great band.

Vincent Herring - Undoubtedly, one of today’s most important voices of the jazz saxophone, Vincent has recorded over 17 CD’s as a leader and over 200 as a sideman. His long list of credits includes: The Freddie Hubbard Quintet, Nat Adderley Quintet, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver Quintet, Cedar Walton, Jack De Johnette’s Special Edition, Nancy Wilson and many others.

Eric Alexander - Eric is known for his sophisticated hard bop and post bop style. He started out as a classical musician at the University of Indiana, soon switched to jazz and the tenor sax and studied with Harold Mabern, Rufus Reid, Joe Lovano, Steve Turre and many others at the William Paterson University. Eric achieved fame after finishing 2nd after Joshua Redman at the 1991 Thelonious Monk Interna-tional Jazz Saxophone Competition. In 2004, he signed an exclu-sive contract with High Note Records and continues to tour the world.

Harold Mabern - Eric is known for his sophisticated hard bop and post bop style. He started out as a classical musician at the University of Indiana, soon switched to jazz and the tenor sax and studied with Harold Mabern, Rufus Reid, Joe Lovano, Steve Turre and many others at the William Paterson University. Eric achieved fame after finishing 2nd after Joshua Redman at the 1991 Thelonious Monk Interna-tional Jazz Saxophone Competition. In 2004, he signed an exclu-sive contract with High Note Records and continues to tour the world.

Milan Nikolic - Born 1973 in Krusevac, Serbia, Bassist Milan Nikolic began playing "Rhythm&Blues" on electric bass at age 17. In 1993 he moved to Belgrad and established himself on the jazz scene. After 3 years he switched to playing upright bass and finished his master at the Graz Jazz College in 2003. Since then he has been working with Benny Golson, Sheila Jordan, Fritz Pauer, Ed Neumeister, Don Menza, Renato Chicco, Seamus Blake, Billy Harper, Johnathan Blake, Stjepko Gut and Dusko Gojkovic.

Joris Dudli - Joris has been a steady member of the Vienna Art Orchestra and the Art Farmer Quintet from 1979 to 1985. After moving to the US in 1986, he has performed and recorded with many of the great jazz musicians of the world: The Zawinul Syndicate, Benny Gol-son, Curtis Fuller, Johnny Griffin, Mullgrew Miller, Clifford Jordan, Joe Lovano, Joe Henderson, Chico Freeman, George Garzone and many more.

This concert has been made possible thanks to generous sponsorship from Alan Philpott

Friday, 15th February 2013

Derek Nash's Picante Latin Band

Doors open 7.30pm
Music starts 8.000pm Tickets £13

Derek Nash (saxophone), Dominic Ashworth (guitar), Robin Jones (congas & percussion), Andy Baron (keyboards), Andy Staples (bass), Marc Cecil (drums)

We are delighted to welcome back award-winning saxophonist Derek Nash, who brings to the Club for the first time hisLatin/Salsa Band which he formed with guitarist Dominic Ashworth. The band features percussionist Robin Jones who is rated one of the finest exponents of the Afro-Cuban jazz idiom and has led his own salsa bands for many years. With the brilliant Derek Nash at the helm and a great band, you're guaranteed an evening of top quality latin/salsa jazz music. Recently at the British Jazz Awards 2012, Derek took the top spot for Best CD, for his acclaimed album 'Joyriding'.

 

 



Friday, 8th March 2013

Rebop

Doors open 7.30pm
Music starts 8.000pm Tickets £13

Kevin Flanagan (alto saxophone), Colin Watling (tenor saxophone), Paul Higgs (trumpet), Chris Ingham (piano), Rev. Andrew Brown (double-bass), Roger Odell (drums)

Making their first visit to the Club, REBOP is a barn-storming band with a fabulous front line and rhythm section. If you enjoy the music of the Bebop era, this band is just for you, recreating the sound of Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Bud Powell, Joe Henderson and many others. We haven't heard the superb Kevin Flanagan and Colin Watling for some time, so it will be great to welcome them back, with debuts for trumpeter Paul Higgs and drummer Rogel Odell. Completing the line up are great pianist and top arranger Chris Ingham with highly regarded double-bassist Rev. Andrew Brown.

 

 

 


Friday, 26th April 2013

Howard Alden Quartet - featuring Karen Sharp

Doors open 7.30pm
Music starts 8.000pm Tickets £13

Howard Alden (guitar), Karen Sharp (tenor saxophone), Simon Woolf (double bass), Clark Tracey (drums)

Top American guitarist Howard Alden makes his first appearance at the Club, as part of a short UK tour. Howard has been a Concord Jazz recording artist since the late '80s where his prolific recorded output as leader, co-leader and sideman, has captured an artist of consistently astonishing virtuosity and originality. He has won many accolades from critics and musicians alike, adding Benny Carter, Flip Phillips, Mel Powell, Bud Freeman, Kenny Davern, Clark Terry and Dizzy Gillespie as well as notable contemporaries such as Scott Hamilton and Ken Peplowski to his list of impressive credits. Completing the line-up are top saxophonist Karen Sharp, master double-bassist Simon Woolf and one of the very best drummers, Clark Tracey. With his "encyclopaedic knowledge of songs and styles" (Leonard Feather) and his "cool, acoustic guitar sound, alternating quick chords and wonderfully liquid single note runs, recalling Joe Pass in its elegant sureness" (Los Angeles Times), you will not want to miss this rare opportunity to hear Howard Alden with his great quartet.

 

 


Friday, 10th May 2013

Jazz at the Movies with Joanna Eden and Frank Griffith

Doors open 7.30pm
Music starts 8.000pm Tickets £13

Joanna Eden (vocals), Frank Griffith (tenor saxophone/clarinet), Chris Ingham (piano), Mick Hutton (double-bass), George Double (drums)

Jazz at the Movies is a unique jazz group formed specifically to interpret movie themes and soundtrack songs taken from a wide range of silver screen sources. With an emphasis on swing and accessibility, the band presents an evocative and entertaining evening, playing a fascinating selection of songs and music from a variety of film sources, fronted by the lovely Joanna Eden, one of the best vocalists around, with Frank Griffith providing superb accompaniment on saxophone and clarinet. The quintet is completed by one of the best rhythm sections around.