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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. Art Tatum dazzles at the piano and Barney Kessel glows on guitar. Plus the Skelton-Skinner Septet, another fishy tale from Alan Barnes and the warm tenor of Harry Allen. All this and so much more at 11.00 pm on Saturday, October 14 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.

‘Jazztonic’ is a weekly radio jazz music and magazine programme available on and clicking on ‘listen’.  Every Wednesday at 7pm presented by David Craigie and featuring October birthdays on 18th October.
Future features – 25th October Arnie Somogyi (bass)
– 1st November Dick Jones and Tony Rundle (members of local Dave Barry Band)

On the 21 st November 2017 – THEYDON JAZZ CLUB will be hosting a Big Band Night featuring The 22 piece Marvin Beddows Big Band and Singers  The Venue is Thornwood Common Village Hall, Weald Hall Lane 8 pm -10.30 admission is cash on door @ £12 per head.  There is a bar and tea & coffee available.  We can only admit our members and the first 50 people attending due to space limitations and the need to preserve a dance area.

Following the release of her album ‘STORIES AND LIES’ fantastic singer CATHERINE LIMA will be appearing at the 606 JAZZ CLUB Lots Road Chelsea on Sunday 15th October 1.30pm with Gabriel Keen piano Alex Keen bass and Jason Campbell drums.

Harmony In Harlem the Cambridge-based big band specialising in authentic Duke Ellington, are performing The Nutcracker Suite Ellington’s take on everyone’s favourite seasonal Tchaikovsky. Thursday 30th November, 7:30pm  at Great St Mary’s Church, Senate House Hill, Cambridge CB2 3PQ  in the heart of Cambridge. Tickets £15 on the door on online at

Top International Clarinet star David Horniblow returns to the Arc, Old Harlow on Thursday 26th October at the Arc (St John’s Arts Centre, St John’s Walk, Market St Old Harlow, CM17 0AJ). Starts at 8pm.  Admission £10.  Details from John Petters 01406 365 731

David Horniblow one of London’s most in demand jazz clarinettists has played at many top venues and festivals throughout the UK, Europe and beyond with some of Britain’s best loved jazz names.  He is one of very few to have performed in the bands of all three of the legendary 3B’s of British Jazz: Chris Barber, Kenny Ball, and Acker Bilk.  He has also played and recorded with household names like Jools Holland and Jamie Cullum.  He can currently be seen on TV as a member of the house band of Colliano’s Club in the period drama Mr Selfridge and fronting his highly successful band, the Dime Notes.
David specialises in interpreting the pioneer New Orleans clarinet players, including Johnny Dodds, Barney Bigard and Omer Simeon.
Multi-instrumentalist and entertainer, Colin Bray returns, this time on piano. A favourite amongst regular visitors to the Arc, Colin provides a unique and eccentric approach to his playing, which has been so much a part of the UK jazz scene for many years.
Harlow bass ace, Keith Donald and ex Harlow drummin’ man, John Petters complete this exciting ensemble, which is sure to delight all who attend.

The Headhunters Team present on Saturday 18th November Georgina Jackson performing with the Chris Ingham Trio at Risbygate Sports Club, Westley Rd, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3RR at 7:45 (doors at 7)  £12                 Georgina Jackson – vocal/trumpet     Chris Ingham – piano
Owen Morgan – bass     George Double – drums

Recently singing at the Royal Albert Hall as part of Clare Teal’s 2017 Big Band Prom, Georgina is one of the UK’s most vivacious and sought-after swing vocalists. She has fronted BBC broadcasts saluting Peggy Lee and Irving Berlin and is the featured vocalist with Ronnie Scott’s Big Band.
Talented singer/trumpeter with a sassy, vibrant style” ALL ABOUT JAZZ
The multi-talented Jackson has a vocal presence that is satin, tonally splendid and finger beckoningly seductive” JAZZ TIMES

Frank Griffith‘s next Fancy Workshop will be on 25 October at 8-10PM at the Russell Park Club, 69 Goldington Rd, Bedford MK40 3ND with a new 2 hour slot.  The new fee will be £10.   Frank is planning on running it biweekly on Wednesdays for the time being.

Swanage Jazz Festival under threat –

The Cambridge Riverside Jazzband plays at the Six Bells, Fulbourn, just a couple of miles SE of Cambridge, every first and third Wednesday of the month at 8:30pm.  Admission is £6 and there is a small dance floor, and of course, real ale!   CRJ is the oldest trad band in the area, started by Ted Vousden in 1956 and run  continuously since. We now play mainstream as well as traditional stuff and are happy to do requests if they were written before about 1950 ( and we’ve heard of them!!!).  Come and give us a whirl!

The Southend Jazz Co-op is looking for a new bass player.  They meet every Saturday at  Hadleigh Old Fire Station 10am to 1pm.  See CALENDAR below.

NEW JAZZ CLUB – GC’s Fenland Jazz Club  –  Further to the success of GC’s Jazz Club in Chelmsford, Essex. Graeme starts a second club on Sunday 8th October  ‘GC’s Fenland Jazz Club’   The new jazz club will feature a regular house trio: Simon Brown keyboards, Jose Canha string bass, Graeme Culham on drums with monthly front line guests.  The Woodmans Cottage, 90 High Road, Gorefield, PE13 4NB  Tel 01945 871094.  Also on Facebook.   7.30pm -10pm. Admission Free. Light food will be available.

Sunday 12th November 2017
Andi Hopgood
Vocals with her ‘American Song Book’ featuring classic jazz standards..

Sunday 10th December 2017
Richard Exall
Saxophone with his ‘Swing to Mainstream’.

‘Jazz on Tap’ at the Luna Lounge, 7 Church Lane, Leytonstone E11 1HG on Sunday, October 15th 5 – 7pm.  Jacqueline Pert performs a fun mix of classic and modern jazz to song and tap dance.   Gabriel Keen (keyboard), Phil Antonia (bass), David Hawthorne (drums).  With special guest, Bret Jones (Britain’s Got Talent – Old Men Groovin’).

Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra Album Launch @ Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho on Sun 15th Oct 1pm – £15
and Queens Theatre Hornchurch on Weds 25th Oct 8pm – £10.50   See CALENDAR below

The Indian and Thai fusion restaurant – The Royal Tiger in ChelmsfordSouthend Rd, Rettendon Common CM3 8EE – put on live modern jazz on the last Sunday evening of the month.  They have had renowned musicians likes of Alan Barnes, Derek Nash, Lily Dior, Marc Cecil and many more.    Bookings 01245 403030

Every 1st  and 3rd Thursday of every month Kenny Ball Jr will be doing a live show with special guests below the Brickyard, South Street, Romford Essex, singing with Pete Corrigan bass Pete Jackson on drums Paul Searly on guitar Michael Horner piano Andrew Lidden on sax 7.30 till 1.


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 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.

As from 13th September the Cambridge Jazz Jam will no longer operate at the Carpenters Arms. We are looking at other possible venues. Meanwhile, please consult our Facebook page (“Cambridge Jazz Jam”) for updates.

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 0208 207 045

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

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

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 !

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

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

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:  at the Kings Head, 17 Market Hill, Woodbridge IP12 4LP  For more info e-mail


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. ; Telephone: 07850 607075 or

18th October – The Len Phillips Big Band with top UK vocalists Gary Williams & Eleanor Keenan

We are pleased to present an evening with the Len Phillips Big Band, being an all star 16 piece band whose players have between them worked with Sinatra, Ted Heath, Tony Bennett, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr and Tom Jones to name but a few.  Repertoire is drawn from the best bands from both sides of the Atlantic – bands such as Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Ted Heath, Ken Mackintosh and Benny Goodman plus the songs of Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.“
Thirty years after its inception and now under the leadership of Joe Pettitt, the LPBB can be seen up and down the country playing to packed concert halls, theatres & festivals.
“A marvellous orchestra masterfully directed by Joe Pettitt” – David Jacobs CBE   Admission £20 by prior reservation only 

25th October – The Al Nichols Swing Quartet      Al Nicholls – tenor saxophone   Paul Eldridge – piano   Manuel Alvarez – double bass   Paul Robinson – drums

Top London saxophonist Al Nicholls plays with a ravishing, full rounded sound in the tradition of Coleman Hawkins. From “smoochy” ballads, through to swinging up-tempo numbers, Al’s great sound is perfect in creating that after hours, jazz club atmosphere. His repertoire encompasses literally hundreds of the classic “standards” of the 30s, 40s and 50s, written by masters such as George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Rogers and Hart, and Duke Ellington.

1st November – Salute to Benny Goodman – Pete Long Quartet     Pete Long – clarinet   Richard Pite – drums   Nick Dawson – piano   Anthony Kerr – vibes

We welcome back at Members’ request Pete Long celebrating the music of the first incarnation of the Goodman Quartet, where the bass-less rhythm section is driven by the alliance of bass drum and pianist’s left hand, the Quartet will be playing many of the early Goodman Hits.  Celebrating the music of the first incarnation of the Goodman Quartet, where the bass-less rhythm section is driven by the alliance of bass drum and pianist’s left hand, the Quartet will be playing many of the early Goodman Hits. Expect Avalon, Lady be Good, Dinah, I’ve Got Rhythm, China Boy and many others.

8th November – Salena Jones      Salena Jones – vocals   Martin Shaw – trumpet   Gunther Kurmayr – piano   Jules Jackson – double bass   Pete Cater – drums

Infinitely versatile, Salena Jones iconic world-ranked singer swings from jazz standards to more intimate material. Whether singing Cole Porter, Duke Ellington or Gershwin jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, or more contemporary songs written or popularised by Sting, Lionel Richie, Bacharach or Stevie Wonder, Salena Jones’ set list always showcases her great talent to reach almost any kind of audience.  Salena has sung with Louis Armstrong, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Sarah Vaughan, Maynard Ferguson, Lionel Hampton, Dudley Moore, Roy Budd, and Antonio Carlos Jobim, the BBC Big Band and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Salena is accompanied by a top Quartet  – reservation is recommended.

15th November – “ A Taste of Bechet” – Dave Browning Quartet featuring Pete Allen
Dave Browning – piano     Pete Allen – saxes & clarinet     Martin Guy – drums
Keith Donald – double bass

A fabulous entertaining evening featuring the music of Sidney Bechet by these talented musicians.  Led by the superb stride pianist Dave Browning and brilliant clarinettist-saxophonist  Pete Allen, along with drummer Martin Guy and double bassist Keith Donald.

22nd November – Big Screen Take Two                                     Dave Newton – piano
Tom Farmer – double bass    Matt Skelton – drums

After their highly successful Big Screen Take One, we welcome them back for another melodious evening of classic film hits performed by Big Screen who are an elegant British piano trio conceived by drummer Matt Skelton, whose work with the John Wilson Orchestra has made him well acquainted with jazz now takes on movie music; 13 times British Jazz Award Winner pianist  David Newton and Empirical double bassist Tom Farmer complete this absolute top quality line-up.
The memorable themes given respectfully creative treatments by Dave Newton – a pianist with a sublime touch, a rich harmonic imagination and understated power to surprise – is ripplingly graceful on a whispering ‘Chariots of Fire’, light-stepping and jubilant over Skelton’s crisp brushwork and Farmer’s tuneful double bass. Other tunes performed will include ‘Luck be a Lady,’ ‘Surrey With The Fringe on Top’, ‘Where or When,’ ‘Laura’, ‘Emily’ etc.

29th November – Jo Harrop pays homage to Peggy Lee            Jo Harrop – vocals    Alex Webb – piano    Tony Kofi – sax    Miles Danso – double bass    Joel Prime – drums

Jo Harrop pays tribute to Peggy Lee, (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002) who was one of the great figures of jazz and American popular song, with a career spanning six decades and one of the greatest exponents  of Torch Song – those unforgettable laments for unrequited or lost loves. Creamy voiced Jo Harrop delivers moving renditions of Peggy Lee classics as well as swinging out on other great songs from the canon.  Songs featured include Peggy Lee’s ‘Fever’,  ‘The Folks  Who Live On The Hill’, ‘Why Don’t You Do Right’,  ‘It’s A Good Day’, ‘I Love Being Here With You’ and ‘He’s a Tramp’ (this featuring in the Disney film The Lady And The Tramp)   Jo Harrop guested on the album ‘Call Me Lucky’ by Alex Webb &  The Copasetics, delivering what called ‘a smoothly sumptuous vocal’ on the Webb original ‘End of The Affair’.  The album received four-star reviews in the Guardian and Evening Standard.
‘‘This girl was born to sing jazz!’  – Blues & Soul

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  Please download their current listing at, or

18 Oct:   Ienne Hunter (guitar) + Gabriel Keen (piano) +
Tamas Teszary (vibes) + Wally Shaw (bass)

25 Oct:    Paul Higgs (trumpet/flugelhorn) + Jenny Carr (piano) + Wally Shaw (bass)

with   John Withers     (drums)
and    John Pamenter (double bass) – not 18/25 Oct

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 – Guests £12, Members £10. Children admitted under supervision, free for 12 and unders.  Disabled facillities are available.  Visit or contact Dave & Sheila Dyer – tel: 01945 588325; email:

Oct 17th  –  TJ Johnsons Jazz & Blues Band

Nov 7th  –  The Chosen Men
Nov 21st  –  The Melvin Beddows Big Band 
(22piece)     Big Band Night featuring the-22 piece Marvin Beddows Big Band and Singers.    Admission is cash on door @ £12 per head.  There is a bar and tea & coffee available.  We can only admit our members and the first 50 people attending due to space limitations and the need to preserve a dance area.

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 Old Brentwoods’ Club, Ashwells Road, Brentwood, Essex. CM15 9SE   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 7pm, music from 8 till 10.45pm   Entrance on door  £10.00.   For info. contact Dave Grant 01708 or Richard 07935 441616 or  Website:

Tuesday, 31st October  –    THE DYNAMIC DUO   featuring Dominic Ashworth, guitar and Julian Marc Stringle, clarinet & sax bringing you an evening of unbelievable music bliss that always embraces this duo wherever they appear such is the understanding between them.

Dominic Ashworth, an exceptionally talented Canadian guitarist, who is a regular visitor to the Club for which we are extremely lucky  to have as our guest, with his services being in great demand playing and touring with groups such as, Picante Latin Band, The Dream Band and also guesting with many other star musicians across the country. No matter the tempo, genre, style Dominic ticks all the boxes to ensure his audience is always wanting more.
Julian Marc Stringle, a child clarinet prodigy with a flamboyant air is the other part of this wondrous duo who seamlessly play as if one such is their understanding of each other’s flawless.musical ability,  Julian has many mantels in the music world to all the genres, as well as his composing, arranging, writing, teaching and with his continuous gigging around the country it is little wonder that the late Johnny Dankworth quoted that he is the finest exponent of the clarinet in recent decades.

Tuesday, 28th November   –   PRE CHRISTMAS JAZZ / BUFFET  featuring CARLTON JAZZ comprising Mike Cotton, trumpet & vocals, Paul Higgs, keyboard, Derek Clenshaw,  trombone, Martin Nickless, clarinet, Ted Simkins, bass and Dave Grant, drums, who begin the party sprit with the oncoming Christmas season playing all styles, shades, tempos from Dixie to Mainstream plus our usual Christmas Buffet all for the party entrance cost of £15.00.

Mike Cotton trumpet & vocals played in various trad jazz bands in the late ’50s, and in 1960 formed a group of his own and their sound was pure Dixieland. Known as the Mike Cotton Jazzmen the group played as many as 300 gigs a year. But as music styles  constantly change Mike also changed and became known to play with a variety of entertainers. In the years since, he has remained active as a session musician, and in the ’90s played with the 100 Club All-Stars, while the Mike Cotton Sound’s name periodically surfaces, more thorough the history of British traditional jazz.
Paul Higgs, keyboards, needs no introduction being a regular visitor to the Club in a variety of guises that this multi-instrumentalist performs across the country usually with his preferred instrument, trumpet. He currently is touring with the fantastic Chris Ingham Quartet with the brilliant musical biographies, ‘Hoagy’ and ‘Dudley’ portraying the lives and music of the legends Hoagy Carmichael and Dudley Moore both of which are receiving acclaim by critics across the country. However on this occasion he will be enlightening you to his excellent keyboard skills of a master musician.
Derek Clenshaw trombonist, so often the choice of many top bandleaders, when in need of a freelance jazz musician. Performing  with all UK jazz stars, with a music preference for mainstream and jazz standards, along with having that sweet touch with the warm rounded sound of the trombone. Derek has been seen in many bands, mainstream and traditional, and has played with such well-known names as Humphrey Lyttleton, Freddie Randall, Terry Lightfoot, Janusz Carmello, Bob Kerr, Julian Marc Stringle,  Mike “Magic” Henry, Mike Cotton, Bruce Adams, John Crocker, Enrico Tomasso and Simon Spillett.
Martin Nickless, clarinet, makes clear his first love in music is for the big band and his career includes various genres of music from classical to pop.  He has played for many West End shows, sessions for composer Stanley Myers as well as touring with Jack Jones, Frankie Vaughan & Norman Wisdom. Martin is also known for his writing and arranging and is clearly an outstanding exponent of the clarinet and called upon for many gigs.
Ted ‘the hat’ Simkins, skeletal bass, and a member of the resident trio, is one of the elder statesmen of bass players around. All musicians still wish for the same energy and prowess that he puts in at every gig.  Ted fits into the  groove automatically such is the experience of this much admired musician whose main interest at one time was photography.  If he could bottle what keeps him going, he would make a fortune.
Dave Grant, drums, the leader of the resident trio at Jazz at O B’s primarily in the interest of keeping Jazz live in Brentwood. Dave enjoys the  ‘Dixieland’ style of jazz having played with many musicians of that genre and the many others who have guested at the  Club. Has his own DG Quartet playing local gigs and runs Carlton Jazz.

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

SUNDAY LUNCHTIME SPECIAL ON THE 15TH OCTOBER.  Enjoy a three course lunch with jazz and Thorpe Hall Golf Course as your backdrop.  The First and Third Sunday of every month leading up to Christmas.  To book for Sunday Lunch please telephone the golf club on 01702-582205

An amazing performance at the club earlier in the year. Don’t miss this exciting evening of music from five of the most sought after musicians in the U.K. There are not enough superlatives to describe how seriously good this band are!!!
Led by Derek Nash (of the Jools Holland R&B Orchestra) and featuring Pete Adams  (piano – Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Madonna),  and Nic France (drums – Bill Withers, David Gilmour, Mose Allison), Dave Ital on guitar ( Tom Jones, Anita Baker & Level 42), Jonathan Noyce on bass ( Jethro Tull, Take That ). The Funk Experience brings together five of the best funk musicians in the UK.

Julia Quinn on vocals,Tony Sanderman on Guitar, Dan Banks on Piano, Marc Cecil on Drums & Andy Staples on Bass.  Julia has been performing in different genres of music for a number of years. Her soulful mellow tone lends itself seamlessly to Jazz. A highly regarded singer who has performed with many top names including Iain Shaw. Her quintet offers a wide selection of styles within the Jazz genre.


SPIKE’S PLACE”  AT BRENTWOOD 8.00pm. The Bardswell, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4TJ. Tel: 01245 420475  Top-Class Mainstream Jazz.  email:   Admission £16.00 members £13.00 unless otherwise stated.  Join the Facebook groups

Tuesday 17th October – 8.00pm
Elaine Delmar with the John Pearce trio

Tuesday 24th October – 8.00pm
Vasilis Xenopoulos & Nigel Price Quartet

Tuesday 7th November – 8.00pm
Denise King (singer from the USA) with John Pearce Simon Woolf and Winston Clifford

Tuesday 14th November – 8.00pm
Greg Abate (sax player from the USA) with Gunther Kurmayr Manuel Alvarez Matt Home

Tuesday 21st November – 8.00pm
‘PICANTI’ with Derek Nash – sax Dominic Ashworth – guitar – Neil Angilley – piano Robin Jones – percussion Marc Cecil – drums Andy Staple – bass

 “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: For advance bookings contact: Susan 01245 420475.  join the Facebook groups

Thursday 19th October – 8.30pm
Al Nicholls with the Ted Beament trio    Admission £12.00    Food available

Thursday 16th November – 8.30pm
Vasilis Xenopoulos Nigel Price  Steve Brown  &  Dario De Lecce
Admission £12.00    Food available

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 notice of concerts. There’s a friendly atmosphere, come along. Enq: Larry Newall-Smith 01245 256510.  Adv booking:   01245 606505.  join the Facebook groups

5th November:   Denise King with John Pearce and Simon Woolf and Winston Clifford.
3rd December:    Alan Barnes, Bruce Adams, Robin Aspland, Simon Thorpe and Bobby Worth.

XMAS JAZZ at CRAMPHORN THEATRE CHELMSFORD    The hugely successful XMAS Jazz Specials have now been running for several years, with packed houses treated to stunning musicianship. Lots of fun on stage, the band is always greatly encouraged by the tremendous audience response. Larry and Zak collaborated for many years arranging and performing in em@il special, bringing fresh, unique arrangements of jazz standards to enthusiastic audiences in Chelmsford, London and beyond, in recent years concentrating on the now legendary XMAS Jazz seasons. Don’t miss the XMAS Jazz fun with all the regular mobsters including Adam Mader on everything and Andy Frost – the percussive mouth. After last year’s full houses, an additional date has been added to this year‘s XMAS jazz season at Chelmsford’s Cramphorn Theatre … everyman and his dog welcome …. come in your droves (or even in your cars?) (or sleighs?).   Tickets are already on sale   Be sure not to miss this year’s XMAS JAZZ special – please reserve your places early!    Complimentary mince pies … AND … no silly paper hats.

Larry Berkovitz (piano/vocals) and Zak Barrett (saxes) present:  XMAS JAZZ Special  with Rowan Ward (saxes) Dom Copestick (saxes /vocals) Robert Rickenberg (dbl bass) AND special guests:  virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Adam Mader (flugelhorn/violin/mandolin/melodica/recorders/whistling/face slapping etc.. and vocals) and Andy Frost (beatbox / drums)   Tickets £15 (Sat 3pm tickets £10)   Please note that a £1.50 booking fee applies per transaction for bookings paid by credit card   To book – please call 01245 606505

Thursday 21st December 2017 @ 8pm
Friday 22nd December 2017 @ 8pm
Saturday 23rd December 2017 @ 3pm & 8pm

MUSIC AT MARIGOLDS, Cricket Club, Chippingfield, Old Harlow, Essex CM17 0DJ.  Doors and Licensed Bar 7.30pm, Fridays. 01279 414174 / 421763 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

13th October  –  Rag Mama Rag:

Formed in 1991, the English duo Rag Mama Rag, have consistently built up their reputation as one of Europe’s finest Country Blues acts and return to Marigolds following several fantastic gigs in recent years.  With an interesting, wide range of instruments, (Ashley Dow, Acoustic Guitar, Resonator Bottleneck Guitars, Weissenborn Acoustic Lap Steel, Ukulele and Vocals, plus Deborah Dow, Harmonica, Washboard, Percussion and Backing Vocals), Rag Mama Rag create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound which soon has audience’s feet tapping.
Their repertoire is 20s and 30s Blues based, but extremely varied, encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime sounds, early White Country tunes, Original Compositions, and many other regional styles of the 20s and 30s period.  Touring nonstop in Europe during the last ten years Rag Mama Rag have clocked up well over 2000 concerts and have played at many major festivals in France, Belgium and Germany

27th October –  Simon Spillett – A Tribute to Tubby Hayes:             Simon Spillett  sax, Ted Beament  keyboards    Simon Thorpe  bass    Winston Clifford  drums

This month sees the return of yet another great act. Described as one of the most popular and entertaining of the new wave of young British jazz musicians, Simon Spillett’s driving and energised style has been compared favourably with that of his idol, the late great Tubby Hayes, arguably the most accomplished of the post-war British Bebop generation, and his approach shares a similar love of dare-devil tempos and all-out, no-holds-barred, intensity.
Simon has recorded studio albums but openly admits that he, ‘really can’t handle recording’ and so has not made as many albums that other jazz musicians of his ability have.  Simon has won several jazz awards and in 2016, was appointed as a Patron of the Jazz Centre UK, joining fellow patrons Sir Michael Parkinson, Dame Cleo Laine, Van Morrison, Paul Jones (of Manfred Mann) and Jools Holland.
He is always in demand at jazz venues across the UK and has played at many major festivals including Brecon International Jazz Festival, Swanage Jazz Festival, Wigan International Jazz Festival, Wavendon Jazz Festival, Southport Jazz On A Winters Weekend, Cleethorpes Beachcomber Jazz Festival and others.  As ever the Simon Spillett Quartet is sure to deliver a high energy performance of straight-ahead jazz in tribute to the late, great Tubby Hayes guaranteed to entertain everybody.

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

15th October – The 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.

22nd October – Barry Tyler’s Original Dixieland Jazz Band.  All the way from Saffron Walden, Barry on drums leads his band, including Bill Gyford on banjo, playing the music of Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Fats Waller and, of course, the O.D.J.B. Old-time jazz at its best.

29th October – The 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.

5th  November – The Ken Turner Big Band. Hornchurch’s very own 17-piece big band featuring the vocals of Mark Stratford.  The band plays the fabulous music of Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Glen Miller, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. Arrive early for a good seat, a packed club guaranteed.

12th November – The 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.

19th November – Red Hot and Blue. A popular band playing in the New Orleans style of music. The band is led by Peter Leonard on trumpet and includes Alan Cresswell (clarinet), John Stuart (banjo), Chris Thompson (double bass), and the drumming of Jamie Shaw.

26th November – The 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 8:00pm – 10:30pm.  Free Admission.  Food Available.   Est 2012 Celebrating Five years!

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   Facebook – The Jazz Mix @ The Maritime Room and check out our page on the Cliffs Pavilion website: … go to Special Events tab to find The Jazz Mix page.  On Wednesday nights.

Weds 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  available from the Cliffs Pavilion Box Office

Weds 29th November – Hamish Stuart Band with special guest Molly Duncan

Glasgow-born Hamish Stuart shot to fame in the 1970’s as the falsetto voice and guitarist of the Average White Band (AWB), his distinctive song writing and vocal and guitar style helping pave the way to AWB’s extraordinary worldwide success. After AWB’s split up Hamish spent the rest of the 1980’s touring, writing and recording with a galaxy of soul legends, including Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, George Benson and Chaka Khan. Tenor saxophonist Malcolm “Molly” Duncan was a founding member of the Average White Band from 1971 to 1983. Tickets £19

Wednesday 10th January 2018 – Reach For It – The Genius of George Duke featuring keyboard wizard Carl Hudson and Gina Foster on vocals.

Wednesday 31st January 2018 – Some Kinda Wonderful – The Music of Steve Wonder featuring Noel McCalla on vocals and Derek Nash on saxes.

JAZZ AT THE RHODES ARTS COMPLEXBishop’s Stortford, Herts, CM23 3JG  01279 710 200

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 – keys, Paul Robinson – drums, Steve Cook – 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.

CHICKENSHED THEATRE JAZZ BAR –  290 Chase Side, Southgate, London N14 4PE.
Booking telephone number: 020 8292 9222.  Booking email:


 The Inimitable Liane Carroll
Date:                Saturday 4 November
Time:                7pm support act (45mins) | 8.30pm main act (3hrs)
Price:                £20 adv | £25 on the door

The unrivalled multi-award winning Jazz cabaret entertainer Liane Carroll brings her unique talent back to delight the devoted Chickenshed fan club.  A joyous free spirit, Liane Carroll captivates everyone who sees her perform.  A classically trained pianist since she was three, she possesses a true musicality that lifts her interpretations into the realms of art in their own right and to hear her sing even the best known standard or the most hackneyed pop song is to hear that song afresh.   “Seaside” her last album, won CD of the year at the 2015 British Jazz awards.  She is a unique performer and without a doubt the biggest and hottest solo jazz draw in the country.

Date:                Sunday 5 November
Time:                7.30pm – 10pm
Price:                £10

Chickenshed is delighted to host the new 5 piece Blues Rock sensations JFK.
Their music pays lip service to old masters of the blues and rock, but encompasses their own take, which ambles into Jazz, Latin and even Reggae, no genre is unexplored. They have previously played at the Blues Woodland Stage at Livestock, at St Harmonica’s in October, and at The Black Barn in April.  The band will be playing their Southern Rock influenced style of music which will also feature original tracks from their album, recently promoted at The 100 Club, as well as their versions of lesser known material. The line-up features Chris Elliot (vocals) whose singing many have compared to a cross between Greg Allman and John Mayer, Spanish maestro lead guitarist Iago Banet whose theatrics on slide guitar are to be seen; behind them, and the backbone of the band, are Sol Ezra on drums (ex Talk Talk and Island Record house drummer), Paul Blount (ex Jeff Beck/ Micky Waller Band) on Keyboards, and Leslie Fleischman on bass.
A band that will capture your spirit and then pour chilli sauce all over it – they’re hot!

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

Friday 27th October at 8pm (Doors 7:30pm)  £12 / £6 for u25
BRIGITTE BERAHA:  Love songs of Brazil and America

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 (+ £0.50 booking fee online)    Tickets:  Info:

25th October 2017 – Derek Nash
Derek Nash
(Saxes), Sandra Lambert (Piano), Mick Hutton (Double Bass), Jeff Lardner (Drums)

 Derek is renowned for his energetic, vibrant, passionate and charismatic performances on all four saxophones. At the forefront of the British Jazz movement, Derek has been a member of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since 2004, performing both live and on TV with such greats as Eric Clapton, Amy Winehouse, Chaka Khan, Gregory Porter, Emeli Sande, Jessie J, Sir Paul McCartney, Solomon Burke, Annie Lennox, Eddie Floyd, Sam Moore, Madeleine Peyroux, Roger Daltrey, David Sanborn, Eddi Reader and Tom Jones.

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 .  Keep an eye on the website for any late amendments.

I am sure many of you will be aware of the recent death of Ivor Rosenberg, a popular figure at the club over many years.   The following is a tribute from Dave Smith:

October brings the sad news of the death of Ivor Rosenberg.  Ivor was a vibrant personality on our local jazz scene, his ethereal alto sound recognizable in any musical company. His wit, charm, and encyclopedic knowledge of all things made him such good company.  Ivor was a natural musician with an innate sense of harmony and form.
He was a regular player at our club over the years and was always featured in small groups, playing modern jazz of the classic era.  We send our condolences to his family and all his many friends.

We are planning a celebration of Ivor’s music on Tuesday 5th December to which all are welcome

October 17th  – Kingsclub 7.  Our regular house band led by John Davis, featuring the usual front line of leader on alto/soprano sax with John Mole on tenor sax and John Bridge on trombone aided by Annie Dehany-Steven vocals.

October 24th – Cliff Longhurst’s  ‘Jazz Knights’.   Woody Herman style big band.  An absolutely top class band presented by Cliff on drums.

October 31st – Lou’s Sextet.  We welcome again Louise and her sextet for an evening of Jazz, blues and Latin.

November 7th – Club Dixielanders.   Our popular Traditional jazz band playing all the old favourites from the Crescent City.

November 14th – Conchord Big Band.   A popular band led by Cliff Brown on trumpet (and a few vocals!) Always welcome at the club

November 21st –  Treble Clef.  With John Davis on alto sax / flute / piano , Jonathan Grogan guitar and Chris Hargreaves bass. A drumless quiet laid back trio playing a mixture of latin, swing and bepop. Vocals by Bryony.

November 28th – Hertswing Big Band.  John Davies presents the expected Basie swing and drive with an ever stimulating programme. With star singer Vicky

FLEECEJAZZ – World class Jazz every Friday at Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel CO6 4PZ     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)


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

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.

October 21                    November 18                   December 16

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:

22nd Oct  –  Charlie Wood Band.  Memphis singer/songwriter Charlie’s eclectic musical style incorporates elements of jazz, blues, soul, traditional R&B and popular music. “He’s the essence of soul and blues.” – Paloma Faith.

5th Nov  –  Theatralis presents Monk Misterioso: A Journey into the Silence of Thelonius Monk.  The subtitle is taken from the enigmatic pianist’s last seven years of his at times turbulent life, when he stopped talking and playing, totally isolating himself from the world.

12th Nov  –  Martin Taylor & Alison Burns: Celebrating 100 Years of Ella Fitzgerald.  Focussing on the classic recordings Ella made with Joe Pass.

19th Nov  –  Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock + Michael Spearman Trio.  Two of Scotland’s finest bring appreciative audiences some of the most beautiful, haunting and iconic pieces in the jazz repertoire.

3rd Dec  –  Oxley/Meier Guitar Project.  Expect  a musical melange, including Pat Methenyesque songs, Hot Club swing, Latin cool and Turkish music.

17th Dec  –  Jason Fredericks Cinematic Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas – The Music of Vince Guaraldi.  Paying homage to the genius of composer Vince Guaraldi and creator Charles M. Schulz, the trio perform music from the classic 1965 animated TV special.

“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: Advance bookings: Susan 01245 420475  join the Facebook groups

Thursday  26th October – 8.30pm
Vasilis Xenopoulos & Nigel Price Quintet

Thursday  2nd November  – 8.30pm
Jim Mullen   Alex Garnett   Simon Woolf   Winston Clifford

Thursday  9th November – 8.30pm
Denise King (singer from the USA) with  John Pearce  Simon Woolf  and  Bobby Worth
Admission £15.00  members £12.00

Thursday  23rd November – 8.30pm
Richard Pite  &  Phillip Achille with  Gunther Kurmayr  Charlie Pyne
plus special guest Chinar
Admission £15.00  members £12.00

JAZZNIGHTS @ THE BELL, CLARE The Bell Hotel, Market Hill, Clare, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 8NN. from 7.30 – 10.00pm   £10 Admission.   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 22nd Oct – LOZ SPEYER

Sunday 5th Nov – CHRISTINE TOBIN
Sunday 19th Nov – QUE PASA

Sunday 17th Dec – LAURA ZAKIAN

Sunday 7th Jan – LIANE CARROLL
Sunday 21st Jan – CHRIS ALLARD

FOLKESTONE JAZZ CLUB AT THE TOWER Tower Theatre, North Road, Shorncliffe, Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL. Every Thursday Music Starts 8 00pm To book please call 01303 277175  or  Derick Woodland Beryl Wood.  Gigs start  8pm – Adm £12

October 19th   THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ        Adm  £14
” A FISH TALE ”   THE ALAN BARNES ALL STAR OCTET           This is part of a nationwide tour supported by the arts council of Great Britain

This is the amazing story in music & verse of the bravery of the men & families in the Fishing Industry  in World War 2.  A tribute to the contribution made by those in the fishing industry who were instrumental in feeding the nation and protecting it in war.  At the start of WW2 Grimsby had 400 trawlers – 200 were converted to minesweepers – 200 trawlers carried on fishing in mine infested waters of the North Sea.  In that area of the North Sea there were 16000 mines  —  14500 men lost their lives.

Alan Barnes  saxes  Leader – fisherman & Master of Ceremonies
Gilad Atzmon  saxes  – A massive name in the jazz world making his first visit to The FJC
Dean Masser  saxes –  One of the stalwarts of northern jazz – Great tenor man.
Neil Yates  trumpet  Ditto to above.   works Manchester & the north with Dean
Mark Nightingale  trombone . UK’s number 1 & multi award winner for trombone.
Pat McCarthy  guitar   & great composer — shared the dot’s with Alan on this story.
Dave Green  double bass — 2 words go together Dave Green & World Class
John Perry  percussion. Internationally famed drummer in many genre’s
Josie-Anne Moon  poetry  Listen — Hear & Learn ….

In this band we have six new names to the audience of The FJC.   Most of you will have seen the internationally renowned saxophonist Gilad Atzmon.. Dean Masser & Neil Yates are the Manchester based Jazz Worriers.

October 26th       THE JO FOOKS / AL NICHOLS  QUINTET           Adm £12  //

Two top swinging tenors blowing great standards & some originals.  It’s our kind of music – It’s your kind of music – It’s toe tapping music.  Two great swinging musicians — each have their own bands – come together for this night of swing.  Plus the swinging rhythm section ~ with one of The FJC’s favourite pianists   –  TED BEAMENT  On double bass -the pendulum of –  VAL MANNIX  The professor of drums -  BUSTER BIRCH

Tuesday    October 31st    THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ             Adm £12

Tribute to THE BENNY GOODMAN QUARTET  by THE PETE LONG ALL STAR QUARTET   This All Star Quartet has been selected by award winning big band leader PETE LONG to play the amazing swinging music of the famous BENNY GOODMAN QUARTET

PETE LONG   Clarinet ~ Leader ~ Raconteur & jocular historian
ANTHONY KERR  Vibes -from the BBC Big Band. One of the top Vibes men in the UK.
NICK DAWSON  Piano ~ Great pianist ~ MD at Mama Mia in the West End
RICHARD PITE  Drums ~  Amazing drummer & stick juggler — Must be seen !!!

BASSMENT, 16 Wells Street, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1HZ  have a monthly, live, Thursday night Jazz Funk session.  Last event: 10th Aug.       House band:   James Maltby – Guitar   Dan Banks – Piano   Andy Staples – Bass   Josh Law – Drums   Zak Barrett – Saxophone

THE JAZZ CENTRE (UK)   c/o Beecroft Art Gallery – Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS09 6EX   E-mail:
Tel:  01702 215169     Facebook:

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.

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. at their NEW VENUE – Gnome House, 7 Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, E17 6DS. 07739660449

THE SOUTHEND JAZZ CLUBevery Monday at the EKCO Social & Sports Club, Thornford Gardens, Prittlewell, Southend-on-Sea, Essex. SS2 6PU. 01702 351641 From 7:30pm.  Music  8:00pm – everyone welcome.  Info: Bryan Jones 07801 757912 or 01702 61825.  Facebook –  Twitter @southendjazz;  email 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

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

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 6.00pm 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

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.

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

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.

THE CRYPT, St Giles Church, Camberwell Church St, London SE5 8RB.  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

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 South Gig Listing      Info Listen      View

CAXTON SWING Gigs.   For more detailed info

Advance News – Monday 2oth November at Churchill College Cambridge with guest star Jo Fooks. Part of the Cambridge Jazz Festival.  Tickets £11 & £9

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

13/10 – Billericay
18/10 – Essex County Bowls
21/10 – North Weald (afternoon)
21/10 – The Fold, Billericay (evening)
10/11 – Billericay
15/11 – Essex County Bowls
18/11 – North Weald
08/12 – Billericay
16/12 – North Weald
20/12 – Essex Bowl

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

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.


Orpington Jazz Club  7 Station Road, Orpington, Kent BR6 0RZ.

Hosted at the Orpington Liberal Club, with its CAMRA award winning bar, free parking across the road in Tescos multi story car park and only a 10min walk from Orpington train station and 2min walk from the high street, Orpington Jazz Club presents some of the finest jazz musicians in the country on the last Friday of each month. The bar has a friendly pub atmosphere and a well stocked selection of fine ales. The music takes place in the adjoining small hall, with cabaret style seating. Concerts 8:00-10:30pm with a half hour interval.  Bar open 6:00-11:00pm and seats available in the hall from 7:30pm. No advance tickets, reservations or pre-bookings. Tickets on the door only. Entry £10.00, no concessions.

Friday 27 October – PETE LONG with Jim Treweek-piano, Eric Guy-bass, Buster Birch-drums. One of the most in-demand jazz and session musicians in the UK. Clarinet, sax and oboe player Pete Long is director of The Ronnie Scott’s big band and has also worked with Tom Jones, Norah Jones, Solomon Burke, Dr. John, Lulu, Georgie Fame, Lionel Richie, Sir Paul McCartney, Seth MacFarlane, Will Young, Joss Stone, Dionne Warwick, Humphrey Lytlleton, Sir John Dankworth and is also the featured soloist on the theme tune to “The Office”.

Friday 24 November – ARQ (Alison Rayner Quintet) Alison Rayner-bass, Diane McLaughlin-sax, Deirdre Cartwright-guitar, Steve Lodder-piano, Buster Birch-drums
Terrific grooves, poignant melodies and fluid improvisation… ARQ brings to the stage a musical bond that is expressed in such fun and joyful moments, that it is an absolute pleasure to be in the same room with them” – Colchester Arts. They completed a 30 date UK tour in the spring of 2017 with a sell out concert at Pizza Express Dean St and tonight is part of another new UK wide tour.

Friday 29 December – JOHN ETHERIDGE with Jim Treweek-piano, Eric Guy-bass, Buster Birch-drums.  A true master of guitar in all styles. Simultaneously touring in duo with Stephane Grappelli and as a member of legendary fusion band “Soft Machine” John Etheridge defies boundaries and excels in all musical settings. He has worked with John Williams, Yehudi Menuhin, Dizzie Gillespie, Herb Ellis, Mundell Lowe, Nigel Kennedy, Pat Metheny, Birelli Lagrene, Barney Kessel, Elton Dean and John Williams. “One of the best guitarists in the world” – Pat Metheny… “I never wanted to be a star, just a highly respected musician like John Etheridge” – Sting. 

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.


on October 1st we will be back at the ALBION Rowhedge for our usual Sunday afternoon jazz     2 – 4:30pm

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

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. Good food, reasonably priced available to eat at your table if required.  Further information, upcoming shows, map etc, available at

Tuesday 24th October, we have Migden, Gibson, Simmons – American Roots.  Essentially, the duo of David Migden and Joe Gibson along with fine piano player Richard Simmons.  Migden and Gibson, component of the ‘Twisted Roots’ outfit (although they have been playing together as a duo since their teens).  Whatever the combination, another act driven by the flaming talent that is David Migden and an accompanying guarantee of pure quality.

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 (01903 527075).  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.

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

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

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: ; tel/text: 07870 915682     advances        

WEDNESDAY 18th October – LONDON CITY BIG BAND – Incredibly tight youthful ensemble playing faithful renditions taken from the books of Sinatra, Ella, Basie, Rich & James & led by top young trumpeter BARNEY LOWE. Doors open: 6pm, Music: 8-11pm – £10/£8 advance

WEDNESDAY 25th October – MDX presents CARAVELA + special guests: ELLEN ANDREA WANG TRIO – MDX Jazz Presents” is a collaboration with ‘Spicejazz’ promoter Paul Pace at the Spice of Life in Soho to showcase the work of current and ex-students of the Middlesex course.
The BA Jazz course at London’s Middlesex University has been producing innovative and highly creative musicians ever since its inception in 1993. Hans Koller, Femi Temowo and Stian Westerhus were all Middlesex students, and a new wave of Middlesex composers and improvisers such as Led Bib, Maria Chiara Argirò and Binker Golding have recently had a major impact on the UK jazz scene.
CARAVELA is a London-based world jazz ensemble that explores musical traditions from Portuguese speaking cultures, encapsulating influences from countries like Brazil, Cape Vert in West Africa and Portugal – INÊS LOUBET voice, TELMO SOUSA guitars, JOSEPH COSTI piano, GREG GOTTLIEB bass & BEN BROWN drums
We are also proud to present the acclaimed Norwegian bassist/vocalist ELLEN ANDREA WANG and her trio featuring drummer ERLAND DAHLENand pianist ANDREAS ULVO. Ellen has been most frequently featured with the Oslo indie-jazz quartet Pixel and has toured with world-jazz drumming star Manu Katche. She will be performing tracks from her latest solo album ‘DIVING’ Music: 8-11pm – £10/£8 advance


Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra Album Launch @ Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho on Sun 15th Oct 1pm – £15
and Queens Theatre Hornchurch on Weds 25th Oct 8pm – £10.50

The Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra present their new album ‘Weapons of Mass Distraction’, a collection of original big band compositions penned by their enigmatic leader and baritone saxophonist Andrew Linham. Since the premier of Andrew’s first major work ‘The Linferno Suite’ in 2013, the 17 piece big band have performed a vast collection of his original tunes unfettered by style and convention, genre-swapping their way through swinging cockney two-steps to punk rock Bavarian waltzes! Bringing together a wealth of talented musicians, cherry picked from London, this contemporary big band are sure to leave you grinning from ear to ear.  Andrew has always stated he wants it to be ‘a loud visceral remedy of jazz-based insanity to warm the cockles of your heart.’

The Southend Jazz Co-op is looking for a new bass player.  The co-op meets every Saturday on Hadleigh Old Fire Station from 10 am to 1 pm.  The aim is to help musicians improve their improvisational/comping skills in the context of a (modern) jazz repertoire.  The atmosphere is friendly and supportive and the level ranges from relative beginners to experienced pro/semipro musicians.  There are regular gigs during the year.  (Chalkwell Rooms 25th October)   Website:    If you’re interested please contact Richard Dray 01268 781700 (

The bass slot would suit:
– Existing bass players who want to get into jazz
– Jazz players who would like to get more playing experience
– Students needing to build their repertoire and playing experience
– Anyone wanting to escape Saturday morning shopping!!
We have a tutor nearly every week and regular masterclasses from the top UK players –
– Sue Richardson on Clifford Brown
– Josh Kemp on some originals material
– Alan Barnes on Art Pepper,
– Dominic Ashworth on Kenny Burrell are all planned for the next few months

This year’s annual 1940s charity gala Big Band Blitz will be held on Saturday 4thNovember at the Winning Post, Chertsey Road, Twickenham.   This year we will have the Jon Bennett Big Band with a host of ‘showbiz’ guest vocalists, plus the 1940’s re-enactors, 1940’s memorabilia, the Celebrity Charity Raffle Draw, plus a few surprises.

This is the 18th year of this event, and the Mayor of Richmond will be one of the VIP guests. The event will help benefit the Mayor’s Charity Appeal.  We are also hoping (subject to availability) that Dame Vera Lynn’s legendary musical director will be there with his new Italian vocalist Stefania Salvador to perform a special two song medley dedicated to Dame Vera, which they did for her 100th birthday.
Hope we will have the pleasure of seeing you and your friends at this year’s event.
I can guarantee it will be a most entertaining evening.  The tickets are £23, with concessions for over 65s at £20.   Cheques payable to Aspects Productions.  Or online:

John Petters’ 15th William Shakespeare Jazz’n’Swing Festival on 11-13 November at the 4 star Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth, Warwks.  To book 01406 365 731   Download flyer:
Booking form :

For fans of Trad Jazz out there, may we direct to you Wilf James‘ comprehensive listings —, 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.

Retrospectivejazz, are a trad and Dixieland band based in darkest NE Essex. You can find their website at

John Petters News -

Jazz at St John’s Arts Centre, Old Harlow – full programme for the Spring / Summer :

Tony Jacobs News    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


 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.

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

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


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

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:

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

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


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

Clare: Jazznights in the Cavendish Suite at The Bell, Market Hill, CO10 8NN Reserve seating call 01787 237653.

Saffron Walden: Spike’s Place at The Saffron Hotel, High Street, Essex, CB10 1AZ presents AL NICHOLLS with the TED BEAMENT TRIO on Thursday 19th October. 8.30pm start. £12. Advance booking at 01245 420475.

Saffron Walden: Joanna’s Place at Fairycroft House presents JOANNA EDEN on Saturday 14th October. Book online or in person at the Saffron Walden Tourist Information Office.

Bury St Edmunds: The Apex present Songbook Sundays with SUE RICHARDSON on Sunday 22nd October. 11.30am start. £10 adv, £12 door.

Bishops Stortford: The band QUE PASA are back at the Rhodes Centre on Wednesday 1st November.

Chelmsford: The TED BEAMENT TRIO are at ACanteen, 35 New London Rd, CM2 0ND with “Jazz For Dining” on Saturday 14th October. Around 8pm to 10.30ish. Book a table on 01245 205889.

Colchester: The Arts Centre Jazz Club at Church Street (off Head Street) on Sunday 22nd October present the CHARLIE WOOD BAND. See See for details.

Cambridge: The annual Jazz Festival runs from the 11th to the 26th November with a host of top artists. See for details.

Cambridge: The jazz club at Hidden Rooms Booking: Online at  Phone: 07827 012875. Email:

Cambridge: Every Sunday night the ANDY BOWIE QUARTET are at the Tram Depot, Dover Street. See and

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

Brentwood: Spike’s Place at The Bardswell, Weald Road, CM14 4TJ features USA singer DENISE KING on Tuesday 7th November then USA saxophonist GREG ABATE on Tuesday 14th November.

Rawreth: The Belvedere Jazz & Music Club at The Chichester Hotel, Old Wickford Road, Nr Wickford, SS11 8UE  Adm £12.50. 8pm to 10.30pm. Meals from 6.30pm. Tel: 07850 607075.

Hadleigh: The jazz club at Town Hall presents BRANDON ALLEN on Saturday 28th October. Contact

Ipswich: The jazz club features GILAD ATZMON on Sunday 15th October at the California club, 195, Foxhall Road, IP3 8LB.

Southwold: On Monday 16th October ALAN BARNES is at the Ipswich School Festival of Music.  Details from

Norwich: The Maddermarket Theatre Bar - the FREDDIE GAVITA QUARTET on Tuesday 17th October. See for details.

Lowestoft: Milestones Jazz Club at the Hatfield Hotel, The Esplanade, NR33 0QG presents the PAUL HILL QUARTET on Sunday 5th Nov.

Mill Hill: jazz club

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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.

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