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John Petters Dixie Five with Peter Rudeforth, trumpet, Tim Huskisson, clarinet, Martin Litton, piano, Keith Donald, bass on Thursday 27th April at St John’s Arts Centre, St John'[s Walk Market St, Old Harlow, CM17 0AJ at 8PM – Admission: £10. Details Tel: 01406 365 731 – e-mail:   A session of sizzling, hot traditional jazz is promised

Peter Rudeforth was born in Aberystwyth, Wales on 20th March 1963. He began playing the trumpet aged seven. Whilst in school he developed his interest in many types of music, playing for brass bands, orchestras, shows and forming his own jazz band. Aged sixteen he was in demand as concerto soloist, broadcasting live on radio and television. At this time he also made a commercial recording of a Vivaldi Concerto.
A long and colourful career as one of the country’s top trumpeters has seen Peter perform with many of the name jazz outfits, including Acker Bilk’s Paramount Jazzband, Kenny Ball’s Jazzmen and commencing in 2008, his current tenure with the famous Chris Barber band.  Regular favourite, Tim Huskisson returns on clarinet alongside piano professor Martin Litton, recently heard on Radio 3 and Harlow bass ace, Keith Donald.  With the leader’s explosive drumming, this session is sure to raise the roof on the Old St John’s Church where the session takes place.

Wednesday 26th April:  Interplay featuring John Seeley at the Railway Hotel in Southend.  Free admission and the music starts at 8:25pm

‘leven o’clock, Saturday night – make it a date with The Late Paul Barnes for the very best in jazz and swing and classic popular music. A centenary tribute to the vocal genius of Ella Fitzgerald. Ira Gershwin, lyric-writing brother of George, said “I never knew how good our songs were until I heard Ella Fitzgerald sing them.” Other song-writers such as Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hart, Johnny Mercer, could very well have said the same. Hear her tonight in company with Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson and Louis Armstrong. All this and so much more at 11.00 pm on Saturday, April 22 on the following BBC stations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Kent. Cambridgeshire, Northampton and Three Counties. Also available nationally and internationally on the BBC iPlayer. Rhythm & rhubarb at its best.

Breathe Saxophone Group Music Concert  Friday 19th May at 8:00pm at All Saints Church, Church Avenue, Highams Park, E4 9QD.  This newly formed sextet will be debuting original arrangements from an eclectic mix of musical styles and genre’s, from baroque and classical, to film music, gospel and M-BASE inspired contemporary jazz.  Included, will be pieces by Vivaldi, Bach, Bill Evans and Billy Strayhorn.  Tickets £6.50, under 10’s free.  For more information go to

There will be a Veterans of War Charity Music Evening on 12 May, 8.30 – 11pm with  Ian Parker of The Hollies performing with Miss Chrissy Lee (Europe’s finest female drummer) and compère Paul Wood.  There will be a buffet and raffle.  The venue is Grove Social Club, Grove Road, Chadwell Heath, RM6 4AQ – tickets £10 07940 161223

Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle, Small Boat Owners Club House, Guildford Lawn, has the Dave Ware’s Hotshots, 29 April, 12 Noon, Tickets £12.00 including buffet lunch.

Harmony In Harlem the Cambridge-based big band specialising in authentic Duke Ellington, are performing a fresh selection of Ellingtonia from the 1930s to 1950s at St John’s ARC, Harlow, 7:30pm on Saturday 22nd April. Tickets £15/£12 on the door. St John’s Arts and Recreation Centre, St John’s Walk, Old Harlow, CM17 0AJ, Tel:  01279 442447

SOUTHWOLD JAZZ CLUB presents Love Songs from America and Brazil. Brigitte Beraha, Mark Crooks and the Chris Ingham Trio on Sat 22nd April.

Weds April 26th  Live at Zedel – The Crazy Coqs, 20 Sherwood Street, London, W1F 7ED  Tel: 020 7734 4888  By George! It’s Gershwin – Four hands piano with Jocelyn Abbott and Laura O’Gorman    Tickets £15!-its-gershwin-four-hands-piano-with-jocelyn-abbott-and-laura-ogorman.html      The legendary  American composer and musician George Gershwin wrote a wealth of music for the piano and was an involved supporter of the several transcriptions, for four hands,  of his orchestral music.  Two remarkable London based concert pianists, Jocelyn Abbott and Laura O’Gorman, making their Zedel debut, bring to life this wonderful music with a fresh vitality that will enchant lovers of Gershwin’s music and anyone who loves brilliant piano playing.  The programme includes the “I’ve got rhythm impromptu variations”, “Porgy and Bess suite”, a medley of Gershwin songs and concludes with the evergreen “Rhapsody in Blue”
“A superb performance of a delightful piano duo programme,  presented with real virtuosity and panache” – Cambridge Music Festival

Enjoy some cool jazz and hot tap as Jacqueline Pert returns to the Luna Lounge, 7 Church Lane, Leytonstone, E11 1HG. Sunday, April 23, 2017, 4-6pm. Accompanied by Gabriel Keen (keyboard), Phil Antonia (bass) and David Hawthorne (drums).


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.

The Cambridge Jazz Jam  is moving to a new home !  From Monday 20 March we will be located at The Architect pub, 43 Castle St, Cambridge CB3 0AH, 01223 563779. Sessions are now on Mondays, from 7.30 – 10 pm. Free admission. Our policy is inclusive, so whether you’re an accomplished player, or still trying to get it together, you’ll be welcome to play (or sing) with our friendly backing group. Further information from Mike Quigley, 07979 59 22 41

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

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

There is a Thursday night Jazz Session and Jam at Nomad Bar, 58 Old St, EC1V 9AJ. The normal house band is Antonio Marzinotto and his trio but often have special guests and other bands. The aim of the night is for all talented jazz musicians, young and old, to play together in a relaxed atmosphere.

Jazz at the Green Note “jam great atmosphere!” on the 1st Sunday of every month. Music 8:30pm – Band set followed by a jam. 106 Parkway, Camden NW1 7AN.

There is a jazz jam every Saturday with the Nora Bite trio at 9:30pm, original music in the first set followed by a jazz standards jam. Free entrance. Venue: Troyganic, 132 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch E2 8DP. Usual house band is a guitar trio led by Nora Bite. Until 2am .

There is a Jam session on the first Thursday of each month in Colchester at The Bull, Crouch Street. The house band regularly features such great players as Bern Hodgekins (Bass player with Jazznights trio) and Mick Hutton (bass). After short set from house band, stage open for jammers and singers. Running for 5 years now

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

Singers’ Night at Nelson (48 Stanhope Street, London NW1. six min walk from Warren Street station). 2nd Tuesday of each month. Open mic for jazz vocalists. In 18th year. Excellent accompanists. Food available. £8 singers, £7 guests, £5 full time students with student card. Doors, list 6.00pm, music 7.45 – 10.30pm. Chris Legee

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

 26th April – The Colin Bray Swing Quintet

Colin Bray – vibes    Julian Marc Stringle – clarinet/sax    Peter Rudeforth – trumpet/vocals    Tim Huskisson – piano    John Petters – drums/vocals

We welcome the charismatic and humorous vibraphonist Colin Bray who will present an evening reminiscing the 1930’s – 1950’s Swing era.  Expect to hear tunes made popular by those great musicians including Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw such as ‘Someday Sweetheart’, ‘After You’ve Gone’, ‘Sing Sing Sing’, ‘Avalon’, ‘Moonglow’, ‘China Boy’, ‘Runnin’ Wild’, ‘Who’s Sorry Now’, ‘Stompin’ at The Savoy’, Blue Moon & Honeysuckle Rose etc. Accompanying Colin will be the award winning Julian Marc Stringle, Pete Rudeforth from the Chris Barber Band, Master Swing drummer John Petters and pianist Tim Huskisson who for several years was Brian Conley’s musical director.

3rd May – Gordon Campbell’s All Stars Octet 

Gordon Campbell – trombone    Olly Wilby – saxes    Martin  Shaw – trumpet/flugel horn
Claire McInerney – baritone sax    Robin Aspland – piano    Anthony Kerr – vibes
Dave Chamberlain – double bass    Ed Richardson – drums

We welcome The John Wilson Orchestra & BBC Big Band’s lead trombonist Gordon Campbell and his All Star Octet featuring the music of the USA’s Dave Pell Octet, with popular standards arranged by the renowned Americans’ Shorty Rogers, Marty Paich & Bill Homan. Expect to hear tunes such as ‘Cheek to Cheek’, ‘Fly Me to The Moon’, ‘Lulu’s Back in Town’, ‘I’ve Found a New Baby’ & ‘Jazz Me Blues’ etc.  Robin Aspland, Martin Shaw & Anthony Kerr are also fellow BBC Big Band  musicians whilst Dave Chamberlain is in The Back to Basie Orchestra.  Olly Wilby plays in The Pasadena Roof Orchestra. Both Olly and Ed Richardson are members of Ray Gelato & The Giants and The Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra. Claire McInerney has performed with Al Martino and Jamie Cullum

10th May  –  Elaine Delamar- Vocals

John Pearce – piano    Simon Thorpe – double bass    Bobby Worth – drums

“Fashions may change but quality is timeless, which explains how the stylish  Elaine  Delmar has survived the passage of so many vocal trends over the years. A  favourite  with both jazz and cabaret audiences, she continues to set the standard for sophisticated  rich-toned   interpretations of the Great American Songbook.” – London Evening Standard
At members’ request, we  welcome back Elaine who wherever she performs, thrills her audiences with her sublime delivery of gems from The great American Songbook.  Quite simply Elaine is one of the greatest female jazz vocalists to have come from these shores.  Come and enjoy Elaine treat some of the greatest songs ever written with the true respect they deserve.  An incredibly sumptuous evening of world-class music is guaranteed!

17th May  –  ‘Jivin Miss Daisy’

Simon Thorpe – double bass/band leader    Liz Fletcher – vocals    Alex Garnett – saxes
Colin Oxley – guitar    John Pearce – piano    Matt Skelton – drums
Malcolm Earle Smith – trombone and vocals    Simon Finch – trumpet
Luke Annesley – clarinet/saxes

Jivin’ Miss Daisy is one of the UK’s finest 9 piece swing bands, regularly selling-out Ronnie Scott’s and other venues playing all kinds of swing & jazz music, ranging from Duke Ellington and Jimmie Lunceford in the 1920s, through Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman in the 30s and 40s, to Ella and Basie in the 1950s and early 60s. Featuring Liz and Malcolm in vocal numbers, popular instrumentals and solo spots, the band puts on a wonderful evening’s entertainment, with plenty of favourites and lesser-known gems from the great songwriters including Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and many others, with original arrangements by bandleader Simon Thorpe.
The band features some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians, with credits including Tom Jones, Katie Melua, Van Morrison, Wynton Marsalis, Bryan Ferry, Jools Holland, Stacey Kent and BBC Proms favourites the John Wilson Orchestra.

24th May  – Atila sings ‘Nat King Cole’

Gabriel Latchin – piano    Colin Oxley  – guitar    Tom Farmer – double  bass
Steve Brown – drums

We welcome back Atila with his own fabulous quartet who will feature the songs and ballads of Nat King Cole including ‘L-O-V-E’, ‘When I Fall in Love’, ‘Mona Lisa’, ‘Nature Boy’, ‘Smile’ and ‘The Very Thought of You’.  Accompanied by these top musicians, this is one evening not to miss!
The Quartet :-
Gabriel Latchin – piano Gabriel is fast becoming recognised as one of the country’s leading pianists. His hard-swinging, adventurous approach often draws comparisons to his many influences, including Herbie Hancock,  Bill Evans and Phineas Newborn.  Above all, Gabriel plays music that  feels  good, for people, not just musicians.  As the master Art Blakey put it : – “We are here to have a ball !”
Tom Farmer – double bass Tom is a member of Empirical,  a British jazz group, formed in 2007, involving four young British jazz musicians who present  projects, performances and recordings who was featured on Jamie Cullum’s radio show.  Tom last appeared at the Club in January 2016 with his ‘Big Screen Take One’.
Steve Brown – drums Winner of the prestigious 2014 British Jazz Awards for best drummer.  Steve is hugely popular with jazz audiences everywhere and he has become ‘first call’ for an impressive array of jazz stars with his assured swinging drumming.
Colin Oxley is one of the UK’s most respected jazz guitarists. He has toured internationally and recorded extensively as a member of Stacey Kent’s group, and has performed with many top players in the UK and US including Stacey Kent, Scott Hamilton, Michael Garrick and the John Wilson Orchestra.

31st May –  Java Jam

Sarah–Jane Hassell – vocals    Bonnie Hassell – vocals    Roger Lewin – piano/keyboard
John Wills – drums/vocals    Tim Robertson – bass/vocals
Phil Brown – tenor saxophone/flute

Being their sixth appearance at the Club, we welcome Java Jam, a fresh blend of diverse musical backgrounds coming together to create a fusion of jazz, easy listening and modern pop classics, sophisticated vocal harmonies, delivered with warmth, charm and elegance. Java jam with West End songstress Sarah-Jane Hassell, joined by the vocal talent of Bonnie Hassell and the accomplished Roger Levin Quartet, will take you on a musical journey including Burt Bacharach, Cole Porter, Manhattan Transfer & George Gershwin with a few surprises along the way, all played with style, fluidity and depth.

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 or Jazz in London listing. Please download their current listing at, or

26 Apr:   Paul Wood (vocals) + Cliff Hall (piano)

 3 May:   John McGinley (guitar) + Frank Sebastian (tenor) + Paul McGinley (piano)

10 May:  John Withers (vibes) + Gabriel Keen (piano)

17 May:  Leszek Kulascewicz (tenor) + t.b.c.

        with John Withers (drums) + John Pamenter (double bass)

THEYDON JAZZ CLUB @ THORNWOOD VILLAGE HALL, Weald Hall Lane, CM16 6NB. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of every month, 8 pm to 10.30. Traditional/Dixieland/New Orleans Jazz featuring excellent live bands for listening and dancing. Drinks & snacks / tea & coffee / dance floor / plentiful seating / free car park. All are welcome. Admission – Non Members £10, Members £8. Children admitted under supervision, free for 12 and unders.  Disabled facillities are available.  Visit or contact Dave & Sheila Dyer – tel: 01945 588325; email:

May 2nd  –  Jack Free’s Chicagoans
Free tbe/Pete Rudeforth tpt/John Crocker Clt sax/Tim Huskisson Piano/
Murray Salmon Bass /Martin Guy Dms

May 16th  –  Kid Tidiman’s All Stars
Tidiman Tbe/ Denny Islett Tpt/Tim Huskisson Clt/Bob Albutt Banjo

June 6  –  The Tony Pitt All Stars
Pitt Bjo/Gresty tpt/Al nichols Reeds/Dave Hewitt Tbe

June 20th  –  T B A

July 4th –  Julian Stringle & The Chosen Men featuring Enrico Tomasso/Roy Williams
Enrico Tomasso Tpt Julian Stringle Clt/sax/Ldr/Roy Williams Tbe Tim Huskisson Piano Roger Curphy Bass /Les Circklen Drms

July 18th –  The Theydon Select Six
Peter Rudeforth Tpt/Ldr-Julian Stringle Sax ,Clt/Andy Flaxman Tbe/Tim Huskisson Piano.

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

Aug 15th  –  T B A

Sept 5th  –  T B A
Sept 19th  –  Kid Tidimans Allstars

Oct 3rd  –  T B A
Oct 17th  –  TJ Johnsons Jazz & Blues Band

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

Dec 5th  –  T B A
Dec 19th  –  T B A

JAZZ at O Bs’ Welcomes all Jazz Fans to our new venue, Old Brentwoods’ Club, Ashwells Road, Brentwood, Essex. CM15 9SE     Thanks to the management of Old Brentwoods’ Club, since 31st January, 2017, Dave Grant continues to support Live Music on the last Tuesday each month bringing a kaleidoscope of jazz styles by talented professional guest musicians plus the resident trio of Hilary Cameron – keys, Ted Simkins – bass and Dave Grant – drums, in pleasant surroundings, relaxed and friendly atmosphere and a licensed bar with snacks on request. Doors open 7pm, music from 8 till 10.45pm and entrance on door of £10.00.
For info. contact Dave Grant 01708 or Richard 07935 441616 or on e-mail  Website:

Tuesday, 25th April     ‘Ivory & Ebony’  DIVA LEGENDS  featuring the keyboards of Sandra Lambert, Jenny Carr and Hilary Cameron bringing back the memorable hits of legendary female jazz pianists past, such as, Mary Lou Williams, Marion McPartland, Shirley Horn, Nina Simone, the wistful Blossom Dearie and other well known pianists.

Sandra Lambert has enjoyed a massive cosmopolitain musical career providing her with the ability to move freely between genres so distinguishing her from other pianists. She has recorded with a variety of artistes among them are Bette Midler, Cilla Black, Humphrey Littleton and was Helen Shapiro’s MD in the 90’s. She currently leads a quintet aptly named ‘Simply Swing’.
Jenny Carr, a classically trained pianist arrived from Australia in the ’90’s as the keyboard / backing vocalist for Jason Donovan’s world tour playing the Wembley arena. Since then she has worked with Beverley Craven, Billy Ocean and Imelda May. Currently freelancing with numerous jazz groups she accompany’s vocalists Sarah Moule, Nina Ferro and Barb Jungr.
Hilary Cameron, began her career in classical music, then spent two years studying jazz at Manhattan School of Music playing clubs and venues across New York. Back in London she worked with Womack & Womack and then formed her own jazz / latin trio. playing and working with a host of jazz musicians such as Derek Nash, Al Nicholls, Ken Peplowski and Trudy Kerr.

Tuesday, 30th May       GUITAR MASTERS RECALLED  featuring the guitar duo of Andy Watson and Simon Hurley who will be recalling the music and styles of many legendary jazz guitarists over the past century.

Andy Watson, has tutored, arranged and played with just about everyone having toured and playing extensively in television, theatre and radio across the UK and in jazz concerts abroad. Having tutored many guitar stars of the future he is highly sought after by budding young guitarists aiming to reach the highest pinnacles in jazz. Tonight Andy will be playing with one of his earlier highly successful pupils.
Simon Hurley, having studied with Andy is now making his own niche in jazz as well as being competent in many styles, from rock, blues to country and funk and whatever theatre work requires. He also regularly performs with with large and small jazz ensembles around the UK.  His jazz playing is much inspired by that of Joe Pass and the maestro, Martin Taylor, has described his playing as ‘Just Beautiful’.

Tuesday, 27th June    THAT FREE FLOW SWING THING   featuring Al Nicholls, tenor sax. and Jeff Williams, trombone who bring that wonderful swing era of the 40’s and 50’s produced by Ellington, Basie and Dorsey bands.

Al Nicholls is just one of countless jazz musicians who graduated from Leeds College of Music and for twenty or more years made endless appearances across the world. Al’s style is similar to that free flow sound of Illinois Jacquet and Charlie Ventura having developed that laid back effortless style. He currently leads the swing band ‘Blue Harlem’ and is a regular sideman of T.J.Johnson’s band
Jeff Williams has a playing style, full of spirit, exuberance and inventiveness from the collaboration with Al Nicholls over a score or more years. He recalls how they first met, in a pub! now that’s no surprise for a musician. Jeff currently leads the ‘Mississipi Swamp Dogs’ a blues sextet of New Orleans origins performing in such notable London venues as Ronnie Scotts, Bulls Head and Boisdales.

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, 26th September     SINATRA’S SONGBOOK      featuring John Withers, vibraphone, accompanying Paul Wood, vocals, through the vast songbook of Frank Sinatra with which Paul entertained for many years on cruises with his ‘Salute to Sinatra’ tour.
John Withers, a self taught percussionist at home with either drums or vibraphone has played with a number of big bands as well as a host of celebrities. He never fails to entertain, so is it little wonder he is in constant demand gigging around jazz clubs with his eclectic choice of music. Tonight his programme will centre around Sinatra’s Songbook.
Paul Wood, found singing came naturally, soon entertaining publicly at every opportunity. He is a well respected in demand vocalist with his own particular approach to a song whether a delicate ballad or rhythmic swing tune that not many are able to match. He has travelled extensively in Europe and North America appearing with many big bands such as Glenn Miller Memorial Orchestra, Syd Lawrence Orchestra and James Last to name but a few. Listen to him croon his way through the Sinatra Songbook with ease and that cheeky little smile.

ANNIE’S JAZZ @ THORPE BAY GOLF CLUB. Annie’s Jazz is at Thorpe Hall Golf Club, Thorpe Hall Avenue. Thorpe Bay. Southend-on-Sea. SS1-3AT on Tuesdays.  Food served from 7pm until 8pm and the music will start at 8.00pm. Please phone Annie for reservations 07504-232783 or e-mail

TUESDAY  25TH OF APRIL.  THE JAZZ OF DUDLEY MOORE.   The Chris Ingham Quartet perform the music of this popular comedian & accomplished musician. An informative , highly professional quartet who play flawlessly on every project they undertake. The Jazz of Dudley Moore is their latest offering.

TUESDAY  2ND OF MAY.  THE BOATERS PROJECT.  JACQUI HICKS, SIMON CARTER, PHIL MULFORD & FROSTY BEEDLE.   Showcasing the sensational voice of Shakatak’s Jacqui Hicks.  An amazing quartet performing new twists on soul classics  & reworked jazz standards.


TUESDAY  9TH OF MAY.  LOUISE MARSHALL With THE DEREK NASH QUARTET.    PUT THESE TWO TOGETHER & WE HAVE AN EVENING OF MUSICAL MAGIC IS IN STORE FOR US.  Whether performing on tour with Jools Holland or playing piano & performing The American Songbook Louise always delivers a smouldering, smoky performance that spans across the genres.

TUESDAY  16TH OF MAY.  THE FB POCKET ORCHESTRA.   A highly commended multi-instrumental in demand across the U.K.  Blues, Ragtime & Hot jazz that spans 100 years.

TUESDAY  23RD OF MAY.  JOANNA EDEN-JONI and ME.  With Chris Ingham on piano & guitar.  Singer/songwriter Joanna Eden presents a breathtaking show in celebration of the music of Joni Mitchell.


Alan Barnes on Sax & Clarinet, Ted Beament on piano, Les Circle on drums & Murray Salmon on double-bass.  A classic evening of swinging jazz with one of the U.K’s best saxophonists performing from the songbook of Charlie Parker & Art Pepper.

 “SPIKE’S PLACE”  AT BRENTWOOD 8.00pm. The Bardswell, Weald Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4TJ. Tel: 01245 420475  Top-Class Mainstream Jazz.  email:   Admission £15.00 members £12.00 unless otherwise stated.  Join the Facebook groups

Tuesday 9th May – 8.00pm
Howard Alden (guitarist from USA) with Simon Woolf bass and David Dyson drums

Tuesday 16th May -8.00pm
Matt Wates Quartet

Tuesday 23rd May – 8.00pm
Al Nicholls Quartet

“SPIKES PLACE AT SAFFRON WALDEN” - Third Thursday of every month – 8.30pm. Saffron Hotel, High St, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1AZ. Top-Class Mainstream Jazz. E mail: For advance bookings contact: Susan 01245 420475.  join the Facebook groups

Thursday 20th April
Sara Dowling Quartet   Admission £12.00

Thursday 18th May – 8.30pm
Howard Alden (guitarist from USA) with Olly Wilby – sax Simon Woolf – bass and Matt Home – drums   Admission £13.00

CHELMSFORD JAZZ CLUB presents 10 or 11 concerts a year at the Cramphorn Theatre, Fairfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1JG (next to the Civic Theatre), mainly on Sunday lunchtime. The jazz is generally mainstream and modern and the club is justly proud of the quality.  For an annual subscription of £10.00 (£15.00 joint) members are entitled to a £4.00 reduction on normal ticket prices, and early notice of concerts. There’s a friendly atmosphere, so come along. Enq: Larry Newall-Smith 01245 256510.  Advance booking:   01245 606505.  join the Facebook groups

7th May:     Rossano Sportiello with Dave Green & Steve Brown

4th June:      Allison Neale

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

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

30th April from 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm. 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 Admission £9. Call Laurie on 07913 558616 for more details.

GC’s JAZZ CLUB at The Woolpack, 23 Mildmay Road, Chelmsford CM2 0DN 01245 – 259295. First Sunday in Every Month 8.30pm – 11pm. Free Admission. Food Available.   Est 2012 Celebrating Five years!

Sunday 7th May     NEALE RIDDING  Flute/Saxophone
Neale is a active musician on the London scene and guests at various jazz clubs around the UK.  He is possibly the best jazz flutist in the UK and has a big Tubby Hayes Tenor saxophone sound.
Sam Edwards – Keyboards  Jose CanhaString Bass.  Graeme Culham – Drums

ESMOND SELWYN   This is Esmond’s first visit to the club. He is one of the top jazz guitarist in the UK. I look forward to his exciting and melodic playing. Checkout his website. Not to be missed.  Sam Edwards – KeyboardsJose CanhaString Bass.  Graeme Culham – Drums

Sunday 2nd July     REG WEBB  Vocals/Keyboards
One of the innovators of the UK’s Jazz Fusion scene with his own band ‘Fusion’ which became the ‘Reg Webb Band’ featuring Nik Kershaw.  
Ben Hearn – Bass  Graeme Culham – Drums.

NEW TIMES! 8pm  – 10.30pm 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday 3rd December 2017     SIMON SPILLETT  Saxophone

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

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

Thursday May 11th @ MAUD   Preston Glasgow Lowe
8.30-11pm, Price £8/£5 (Kids under 15 go free)

David Preston, Kevin Glasgow & Laurie Lowe are three of London’s most creative young instrumentalists. Their music is a mash-up of relentless rhythmic energy, harmonic dystopia, and virtuosic improvisations.   Expanding the format of the guitar trio with intricate and unique compositions, they draw influence from an expansive array of styles, whilst maintaining a focused original sound.   Set to release their debut album on the internationally acclaimed Whirlwind Recordings, they will embark on an extensive UK tour early 2016.   Tickets
“Dazzling ideas and sophisticated technique“ – Jazzwise
“Young jazz heavy weights…” – Timeout
“The trio thinking and acting as one produces a sound to behold” – The Herald

Thursday June 8th @ MAUD  Special Guest – Georgia Mancio With the Nick Tomalin Trio 8.30-11pm, £8/£5 (Kids under 15 go free)

Georgia Mancio – Vocals           Nick Tomalin – Piano
Dominic Howles – Bass              Matt Fishwick – Drums
“[Mancio] has everything covered – technical mastery, expressive range and a remarkable versatility”   The Observer ****
Award-winning jazz vocalist/lyricist, Georgia Mancio, has proved herself one of the Europe’s most original, adventurous and multi-faceted new artists.    In April Georgia and double Grammy-winning jazz pianist/composer, Alan Broadbent, sold out their debut headline show at Ronnie Scott’s with the launch of their co-written album Songbook.  Georgia’s other performances include: Bobby McFerrin, Sheila Jordan, Ian Shaw, Liane Carroll, Jason Rebello, Gwilym Simcock, Kate Williams, Darius Brubeck and Bobby Wellins among many others. As a lyricist her work has been approved by Pat Metheny.  She has completed several tours and produced, presented and performed in 5 annual editions of ReVoice! – her own universally acclaimed international voice festival.    In 2005 Georgia beat contestants from around the globe to take first prize at the Brussels International Jazz Singers’ Competition and was nominated Best Vocalist in 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Awards and twice nominated in London Jazz’s Musician of the Year 2016.

Thursday July 13th @ MAUD  E17 Large Ensemble  Plus support from “Funk in the Forest”    8.30-11pm, Price £10/£8 (Kids under 15 go free)

The E17 Large Ensemble are a 13-piece contemporary jazz group comprising five saxes, three trumpets, voice, guitar, piano and bass, and are on the forefront of the UK contemporary jazz scene. It was formed ten years ago as the flagship ensemble of the E17 collective, one of the most significant music collectives to emerge in recent years. All members of the ensemble are respected bandleaders in their own right, and many have contributed their own original compositions to the group. Outside of the group, the musicians have collaborated with a huge range of established European jazz artists, including Tim Garland, Han Bennink, Andy Sheppard, Ivo Neame (Phronesis), Jamie Cullum, Django Bates, Zoe Rahman, Gwilym Simcock, Gwyneth Herbert and many others.
The Ensemble curated the first Walthamstow Jazz Festival in 2009 and commissioned a brand new work by the respected composer and pianist Liam Noble with financial assistance from Arts Council England.  It continues to promote ambitious and forward-thinking projects – with the latest commission written by the renowned composer Hans Koller, and inspired by Turkish traditional music seen through the prism of a jazz composer, with inspiration from Gil Evans’s masterpiece, Sketches of Spain.
This gig marks the bands debut at Maud.  They will be supported by a great young band from Waltham Forest Music Service – “Funk in the Forest” will play a short set then join in with the Large Ensemble on a number.
‘There are always surprises… it makes the journey worth taking’ (LondonJazz News)
Carlos Lopez Real, Josh Kemp, Rachel Musson, Tori Freestone, Mick Foster – saxes/flutes Robbie Robson, Tom Allan, Hugh Pascall – trumpets  Brigitte Beraha – voice  John Turville – piano, director  Jez Franks – guitar  Dave Manington – bass  Nick Smalley – drums

Tickets –

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

24 AprPedigree Jazz Band

THE THAMESIDE JAZZ SOCIETY TRADITIONAL  JAZZ AT THE SPRINGHOUSE.  Springhouse Rd, Corringham, Essex, SS17 7QT.  Contact Lionel Manning 01375 641553.   Alternate Sundays, 8pm-10.30pm.  Drinks at club prices.  Admission £10.00 – includes club house fees.

30th April      –  Dave Rance’s  ROCKIN CHAIR BAND

JAZZ IN THE JUNGLE BAR, Fore Street, Hertford SG14 1AX is now on the Second and Last Monday of each Month with the NEIL FRYER QUARTET featuring Neil Fryer (tenor sax) Phil Mead (keyboard) Paul Leader(bass) Luke De La Salle (drums) And Guests

Music at 8.30 p.m.  Admission Free.  For further information please contact Neil Fryer (m) 07504 733892

COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE JAZZ CLUB.  Church St, Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF.  Concerts every 1st SUNDAY of the month.  Tickets £10 to £14.   JAZZ EXPRESS: Book for any three gigs and get tickets for just £8 each! Doors at 7pm, music at 7.30pm. 
 To book, Arts Centre box office 01206 500900.

JAZZ AT SAWBRIDGEWORTH MEMORIAL HALL. The Forebury, Sawbridgeworth, Herts, CM21 9AT.  Licensed bar.  Performances 8.00 – 10.30  Tickets may be purchased at the door or online.

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 on keys, Paul Robinson on drums, Steve Cook on Bass, with Adam Amor on Sax and brilliant trumpet player Paul Higgs. Between them they have worked with acts such as Nina Simone, Grace Jones, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Ginger Baker, Mike Oldfield, The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Shakespeare Company. The best of the genre from the best in the business.

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

26th April 2017 – Georgina Jackson – Tribute To The Divas & Crooners with Special Guest Pete Long (Sax & Clarinet),  Sandra Lambert (Piano), Mick Hutton (Double Bass), Steve Rushton (Drums).   Georgina Jackson is a vivacious, stylish vocalist and trumpeter who has fronted several BBC broadcasts paying tribute to Peggy Lee with both the BBC Big Band and the BBC Concert Orchestra.  She is joined by one of the UK’s top reedmen, leader of the Ronnie Scott Orchestra and all round jazz raconteur Pete Long.
“If you cannot get tickets to see Diana Krall then Georgina Jackson makes a winning substitute”  – Sunday Times

JAZZ AT THE CROWN.  This new Jazz venue at ‘The Crown’, Church Street, Great Ellingham, nr. Attleborough, Norfolk opened on the 11th September. The aim is to create a Sunday evening Jazz scene once a month featuring some of East Anglia’s major Jazz musicians using a regular rhythm section of Nigel Portass, Keyboard – Jeff Burbidge, Bass Gtr. – and Bob Dore, Drums. The music will commence at 6.0pm and finish around 8.30 pm and will be free admission.  The following are the Jazz musicians being featured

JAZZ IN THE CHICKENSHED THEATRE BAR –  290 Chase Side, Southgate, London N14 4PE.  Times: 8.30pm – 11.30pm Support 7pm – 7.45.   Price: £17 on door| £15 in advance
To book: telephone Box Office 020 8292 9222, email or visit

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

Fri 26 May:  !Latin Jazz Night!  Derek Nash’s PICANTE   £15

Led by Derek Nash, the irrepressible star saxophonist of the Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Picante deliver effervescent entertainment full of the life-affirming rhythms and excitement of authentic Latin Jazz. With Neil Angilley (piano), Dominic Ashworth (guitar), Andy Staples (bass), Marc Cecil (drums) and Robin Jones (percussion).
Good vibes and upbeat grooves” ALL ABOUT JAZZ

THE JAZZ MIX @ THE MARITIME ROOM, Cliff’s Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea. Facebook – The Jazz Mix @ The Maritime Room and check out our page on the Cliffs Pavilion website: … go to Special Events tab to find The Jazz Mix page.  On Wednesday nights.

Monday 24th April 2017 – The Alley Cats

The Alley Cats features the punchy sound of Gary Plumley on tenor saxophone and Dennis Rollins on trombone together with a top class local rhythm section. Expect an evening of classic jazz tracks with a funky edge with tunes by well known artists such as Horace Silver, Cannonball Adderley, Grover Washington and Roberta Flack. Tickets £15

Wednesday 31st May 2017 – Snake Davis Band

Saxophonist Snake Davis has played with the likes of James Brown, Smokey Robinson and Chaka Khan, Eurythmics, Lisa Stansfield and M-People. His live show delivers superb dance music with flavours of soul, reggae and dance. With a storming new rhythm section there’ll be lots of new material, and a wonderful mix of soul, world, funk and jazz. Tickets £17

You can find us on Facebook; why not join the group page – The Jazz Mix @ The Maritime Room   Cliffs Pavilion website: for future event details by placing Jazz Mix in the search box.

THURSDAY JAZZ AT THE RAFA CLUB, 295 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, IG1 4UA. A swinging group led by Leszek Kulaszewicz. Come and listen to the music plus every week there is a fantastic vocalist. The club is well serviced by public transport with plenty of buses going to the club or a ten minutes walk from Gants Hill or Ilford stations. The club will be open from 8pm with music from 9 – 11pm.  “Louise Ellen and the Juke Box Band” play audience requests every last Thursday of the month at Rafa Club in Ilford.

JAZZ AT THE 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.

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.

April 25th  Jolly Jazzers a popular local band of long standing who provide entertainment at many functions at everything from 100th birthdays to steam rallies, and much in between! The collection (if there is one!) will go to the St. Francis Hospice, a very worthwhile local organisation which the band supports.

May 2nd 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.

May 9th Cliff Longhurst small group. Cliff runs the acclaimed ‘Jazz Knights’ big band and presents here a perfectly formed small version, with the usual top players and singers. Not to be missed!

May 16th The Jim Phillips Big Band. Presented by Jim on baritone sax, this well known big band in the classic tradition. Driving swing with new and old favourites.

May 23rd Stolen Moments. A 7piece band playing intriguing and varied arrangements of mainstream jazz. Led By Julian Rhys-Williams on saxes,  Graham Pike on trumpet/flugel and harmonica plus vocals from Annie Dehany-Smith.

May 30th Hertswing Big Band. Big, bouncy and Basie style Swing, the very best!  A popular programme of favourites  all aided by Vicky our star vocalist.

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

  • Doors at 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 to the venue as satnav can get you lost!
  • Tickets via Box Office: 01787 211865; WeGotTickets (booking fee applies); On the door (sorry, no debit/credit cards – cash or cheque only)

31 March 2017  –  John East Project       £18

JAZZ AT THE FOLD – The Billericay  Arts Association– 72 Laindon Road, Billericay CM12 9LD.

LIVE JAZZ AT NORTH WEALD VILLAGE HALL  – Usually the 3rd Saturday afternoon in the month.  £8 on the door, start time of 12:30pm.  The Hall is in the High Road, behind the vet’s surgery CM16 6DB.  Licensed bar at village hall prices.  Tea, coffee and snacks at reasonable prices, with parking – but get there early. Please phone Margaret or George on 01992 523535 to book

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.

May 20                              June 17                             July 15
August 26                         September 16                  October 21
November 18                    December 16

SMALLS JAZZ CLUB, Caxton Arms, 36 North Gardens, Brighton BN1 3LB has been running for six years.  Essentially a mainstream venue with top UK and American headliners supported by the Smalls Rhythm Section – guitar, bass, piano with occasional drums. It is an acoustic venue in a basement in The Caxton Arms in the centre of Brighton with seating for 50 max, giving it an intimate atmosphere. The gigs are on Thursdays, fortnightly from October to May. The music is from early jazz to early be-bop and West Coast.  The pub is friendly and offers a Thai tapas menu. Tickets: /

“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 £10.00) unless otherwise stated. 020 8650 2406 / 01245 420475 E mail: Advance bookings contact: Susan 01245 420475  join the Facebook groups

Thursday  27th April – 8.30pm
Alan Barnes with Robin Aspland, Dave Chamberlain and Winston Clifford

Thursday  4th May  – 8.30pm    SYD LAWRENCE ORCHESTRA
A Golden Night of Swing Celebrating 50 glorious years.  Led by Chris Dean
Tickets £19.00 members £16.00

In 1967 Syd Lawrence formed what was to become the UK’s most successful and longest running Big Band, performing in theatres all over Europe and regularly featuring on many TV shows such as Les Dawson, Morecambe and Wise, Pebble Mill, Wheel Tappers and Shunters and a Royal Variety performance.
With Radio 2 broadcasts every week and numerous album recordings, The Orchestra also toured with Tony Bennett, Matt Monro, Frankie Vaughan, Mel Torme and played concerts with Shirley Bassey all adding to the orchestra’s gravitas.
And this wonderful Orchestra hasn’t slowed down!  For the last 20 years the Orchestra has been led by virtuoso trombonist Chris Dean and has continued to fill theatres around the country,  making 14 albums under his baton and recording TV shows in England and Germany. Tours of Brazil and Holland, Belgium and Monaco have kept the band at the top of the big band world .

Thursday  11th May  – 8.30pm
Howard Alden (guitarist from USA) with Simon Woolf bass  Matt Fishwick drums

Thursday  25th May – 8.30pm
Al Nicholls Quartet

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

SUNDAY 7 MAY – THE REG WEBB TRIO.  The return of the charismatic and intensely soulful Reg Webb (vocals/keyboards), a long time favourite at Milestones for his blend of styles that ranges from jazz standards and blues to pop and electric fusion. Supported by the great Andy Staples (bass guitar) and Andrew Dowding (drums) performing with a driving sense of urgency to hold everyone’s attention.  Admission – £7 / £6 (concession)

SUNDAY 4 JUNE – THE BUTTON BAND.  Guitarist and composer Andrew Button returns to Milestones as part of a UK tour, leading his London band through originals that reflect the influence of Bill Frisell, John Scofield and Loose Tubes. Sometimes playful, sometimes melancholy, always quietly grooving – contemporary jazz featuring the great Andy Woolf (tenor sax), Dave Manington (double bass) and Marek Dorcik (drums).  Admission – £7 / £6 (concession)

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 7th May – SIMON SPILLETT


Sunday 7th May – SIMON SPILLETT


Sunday 4th June – CRISSY LEE BAND

Sunday 18th June – DEBBY BRACKNELL

FOLKESTONE JAZZ CLUB AT THE TOWER Tower Theatre, North Road, Shorncliffe, Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL. Every Thursday Music Starts 8 30pm To book seats please call 01303 277175  or email  Derick Woodland Beryl Wood

April 27th    THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ     8pm      £12

From the London Stage — All Star cast playing the music of Al Jolson
JAZZIN’ JOLSON  Produced by Berny Stringle  They were here last year & were so good that we had to have them back    ENRICO  TOMASSO trumpet      CHRIS GOWER  trombone  JULIAN MARC STRINGLE sax & clarinet   NIC DAWSON piano  ANDREW CLEYNDERT double bass     ROD BROWN drums  This is Just too good to miss

May 2nd    THE CHRISTCHURCH UNIVERSITY BIG BAND   Directed by The British Jazz Award Winning Trumpet Star Steve Waterman     Yes that’s right folks ~ a Full 16pc Big Band in the Jazz Club & still only £12

This is another FJC treat –to have a Full Size Big Band in the jazz club.  For this we have to thank the Brit Jazz Award Winning Trumpeter Steve Waterman for bringing this amazing outfit.  In Steve’s other life he is also Professor of Jazz Studies at CCU & all of these musicians are full time students of the CCU music faculty.  Steve is excited as we are to have them returning to the jazz club , following on from their successful visit last year.  This will be a great night of Big Band Classics from the swing era – amazing sound in that room.
Due to the size of the band , the seating will be limited , as the sax section will be sitting where the front tables are normally situated ~~~ SO PLEASE BOOK EARLY

May 11th    THE CLARK TRACEY QUINTET  ( The Young Guns )

Clark Tracey drums & leader   Chris Maddock saxes    James Copus trumpet    Harry Bolt piano   Daniel Casimir double bass

A great combination of the UKs most talented young Jazz musicians led by the very experienced Brit Jazz award winning drummer Clark Tracey.  These are some of the most brilliant young jazz musicians in The UK  &  each one of them play & perform with skills & presentation far beyond their years.  They do play standards as well as some original charts- – Top quality Jazz that swings.  The top performance & discipline of this outstanding unit is all down to the leader  Clark Tracey & we welcome them back to The FJC

Tuesday     May 16th   The Swinging Sound of   THE  XENOPOULOS / PRICE  QUARTET //

Vasilis Xenopoulos tenor sax. This man is not just The Charismatic Greek ~~ He is also One of The Finest Tenor Saxophonists in Europe.  These two make a great team
Nigel Price guitar  Brilliant guitarist ~Brit Jazz Award Winner with over 400 appearances at Ronnie Scotts  ( as well as numerous times at The Coveted FJC !!! )
Dario Di Lecce  double bass Amazing young Italian bassist returning to The FJC ~ plays regularly with Alex Garnett , upstairs at Ronnies
Steve Brown drums — This multi Brit Jazz Award Winner is always welcome ~~ & why not ~~ he is one of the best & a regular member of the Scott Hamilton Qt


Last year we asked Mick Foster to transcribe the charts of the two Gerry Mulligan Quartets, of his time with Chet Baker & his time with Bob Brookmeyer & to combine them into a sextet but remaining a pianoless West Coast outfit of a true Mulligan sound.  Mick also brought in the arranging skills of Adrian Fry & Robert Fowler to this project.  THE RESULT WAS AMAZING & that is why they are back .

Mick Foster baritone & leader. .This man is naturally the closest that I have ever seen anyone play like Mulligan – The tone –easy flow & stance is so much like the legend.
Robert Fowler tenor sax.. One of the UK’s top saxophonist with a mass of Mulligan experience –He is the leader of the UK’s Gerry Mulligan Big Band ~ Great to have him.
Shanti Jayasinha trumpet -Making his third visit to The FJC – Has a great CV & Web site.  This amazing young man will just blow you away – a great asset to any band..
Adrian Fry trombone Brilliant musician & recognised as one of the best big band arrangers in the UK.  He is also the leader of Bone Supremacy !!!
David Chamberlain double bass . Now a well established part of British jazz .  Swings like crazy & ideal for West Coast Jazz
Tristan Maillot drums  – Huge experience with this music & a great asset

MALDON NEW ORLEANS TRADITIONAL JAZZ CLUB 8:30 – 11pm, every First Thursday of the month at The Blue Boar – Silver St, Maldon CM9 4QE. Not to be confused with the slick sound of British Trad Jazz nor the eclectic jazz/blues/swing of the Blackwater Band. This is ensemble music in the style you would hear in Preservation Hall New Orleans. Gerry Hoskin (Bass) Brian Peters (clarinet) Rodger Howlett (banjo) Pete Jezard (Trombone) + occasional guest musicians. Door charge £6

BIG BAND JAZZ AT THE MANOR. London’s Sunday lunchtime show-case for the biggest and best names in British Big Band Jazz, is starting regular concerts at the Ruislip Conservative Club. Performances are SUNDAYS 12:30 to 3:00 pm at the Function Room, Ruislip Conservative Club, 56-58 Ickenham Road (near West Ruislip tube station), Ruislip HA4 7DQ   Admission £10

Jazz Brunch at The Queen Street Brewhouse, 7 Queen St, Colchester, CO1 2PG. Free. Last Sunday of the month, 1pm-5pm. 1pm-3pm Dixieland style with The Goodtimes Jazz Band, 3pm-5pm The East Coast Guitar Trio. Excellent range of real ale and Belgian beers, light  brunch available

BERKHAMSTED JAZZ present live jazz in a relaxed club atmosphere, with reasonably priced licensed bar. £10 – members Dacorum Card holders, £13 – visitors and guests. Concerts normally at the Civic Centre, High Street, Berkhamsted, HP4 3HD. Parking on High Street and in the car park behind the shops opposite. Disabled access.

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

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.

MONDAY NIGHT JAZZ AT THE BEDFORD ARMS, on Bromham Road, No 2 Bronham Road, Bedford, MK40 2QA.

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

21 April, 8.30PM. FG with the Collie/McCuun Collective. POSK Café. 238 King Street, London, W6 ORF, 07415 892436.£8.

24 April, 8PM. FG with Henry Lowther and Brian Knapp Trio. Ruislip Golf Club. Ickenham Road, Ruislip,HA4 7DQ. 01895 632394. £8.

4 May, 8PM. FG w/Adrian Fry and the Hughie Ockendon Trio. Eltham Warren Golf Club. Bexley Road, SE9 2PE.0208 850 4477.£8.

25 May, 8PM. Frank Griffith Nonet. Karamel Klub, 4 Coburg Road, London, N22 6UJ. 0208 829 8962.£8.

18 June, 1-3PM. W/Kevin Fitzsimmons.Pizza Express.10 Dean Street, W1D £15.

19 June, 8PM.w/Alan Barnes, Graham Harvey, Arnie Somogi and Mark Hale.Bedford Arms, 2 Bromham Rd, MK40 2QA.01234 214656.Free

14 July, 6.30-7.30PM.
W/Tina May and Martin Litton. Foyles Book Shop. 107 Charing Cross Road, £10.

2 August, 8PM.
W/Roan Kersey Lawson and Friends. The Roffen,41 New Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1DX. 01634 365 453.£10.

15 August, 8PM. FG with Kevin Fitzsimmons. Annies Jazz Club.Thorpe Hall Golf Club. Thorpe Hall Avenue. Essex, SS1 3AT.£10.

18 August, 7PM.
W/Henry Lowther. Drayton Court Jazz Festival. 2, The Avenue, Ealing, W13.997 10109.£5.

30 August,12.30PM. W/Alex Garnett and Jack Honeybourne Trio. The Spice of Life.6 Moor St, London, W1D 5NA.£6.

6 Sept, 8PM. FG W/Tina May and the Swing Unlimited Big Band. Parley Sports and Social Club. 275 Christchurch Road, West Parley, Ferndown, BH22 8SQ. 07771 267445.£10.

7 Sept, 8PM FG W/Tina May, Jez Brown, Rod Youngs and Gareth Williams. Celebrating Ella’s Centenary- 100 years of Song. Dorchester Corn Exchange, High E Street, Dorchester, DT1 1HF. 01305 819039. £14

10 Oct,8.45PM. The Polo Sticks w/Alan Barnes, Martin Nickless, Charlie Wood, Dave Jenkins, Les Cirkel. The Stables.Wavendon, MK17 8LU.01908 280800. £10.

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.

CAROL BRAITHWAITES’ GIGS LISTING:   (further information : ).

Carol Braithwaite gig listing (more information website:
Friday 14th April – Billericay Const Club 1, High St,  CM12 9BE.
Great way to start the weekend.  Lunchtime menu available + club prices for drinks.
Fun starts at 12.30 – 2.30pm.  £7 door.

Monthly club:  2nd Friday in every month.

Saturday 15th April  – North Weald Village Hall, CM16 6BU
with Jackie Free and the Allstars.  Afternoon monthly jazz club.  12.30 – 3pm
Food available along with tea/coffee and bar. Entry fee payable at door.

Wednesday 19th April – Essex Bowls Club 21, Imperial Avenue,
Westcliff  SS0 8NE.
An evening of easy listening jazz played in a comfortable and friendly club.
Ground level and easy parking.  Club prices for drinks .
Starts at 8 through to 10.30pm.  £7 door.  Guest: Goff Dubber – sax/clarinet.

dairy dates
12/5/17 – Billericay
17/5/17 – Essex County Bowls – Paul Higgs
20/5/17 – North Weald

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

Sun 30th April. The Pool, Little Venice 12.00 – 3.00pm. with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces. FREE ADMISSION.

Mon 1st May   The Pool, Little Venice 1:30 – 4.00pm With Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces. FREE ADMISSION.
Sun. 7th May. The Globe On Morning Lane, Hackney, E9 6NA. 12.30 – 3.30 pm. – with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces. FREE ADMISSION.
Mon. 8th May,  Griffin Park Jazz Club, Brentwood F.C., the Hive, Braemar Road, Brentford, TW8 0NT. 8.00 – 11.00pm. with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.
Wed. 10th May New Reading Jazz Club. Sonning Lane, Reading, RG4 6ST. 8.00 – 10.30pm. with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.
Thurs 11th May. 1066 Jazz Club. Marina, St Leonards-on-Sea, TN38 0BU. 8.00-11.00pm. With Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.
Wed 17th May. Sutton Coldfield Traditional Jazz Club, Warmley Social Club, 4 Fox Hollies Road, B76 2RJ. 8.30-11.00pm. With Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.

Thurs 8th June. Pumphouse, Jazz Club, Local Board Road, Lower High Street, Watford, WD17 2JP. 8.15-11.00pm. With Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.

Sun. 11th Jun. 2017. The Globe On Morning Lane, Hackney, E9 6NA. 12.30 – 3.30 pm. – with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces. FREE ADMISSION.

Thurs. 15th Jun.  Sidcup Jazz Club, Sidcup and Footscray Utd. Services Club, 108, Main Road. Sidcup, DA14 6NE. 8.00-10.30pm.

Wed. 21st June. New Townhouse Jazz Club, Cheshunt & Waltham Cross Conservative Club, Eleanor Cross Road, Waltham Cross, Herts., EN8 7LA. 8.15 -11.oopm. with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.

Sun. 2nd July, 2017. Hornchurch Jazz Club, Conservative Club, 25 North Street, Hornchurch, RM11 1RS. 8.30 – 11.00. with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.

Fri. 14th July.  Farnborough Jazz Club, Farrow Fields, High street, BR6 7BA. 8.00 – 11.00pm.  – with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.

Sun. 16th July. Ramsgate. 8.00 – 10.30pm. with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sun. 12th Nov. Colchester Jazz Club, Marks Tey Parish Hall, Old London Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, CO6 1EJ. 7.45-10.30pm.  – with Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces.

RON SPACK’S JAZZTET at THE OAKWOOD. 564 Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, SS9 5HX. Tel: 01702 512819. Every Monday. Free 8.30 till 11.00pm. Meals served during the evening.  Ron Spack’s Jazztet, Ron leading on bass

RON SPACK’S LUNCHTIME JAZZ at THE WESTCLIFF HOTEL. 18-20, Westcliff Parade, Westcliff on Sea, Esse. SSO 7QW. 01702 345247. Sunday 1pm. Ron on Bass, plus guest.


The Wagon in Wix  from 8:30 – 11pm (and on every 3rd Wednesday of the month) with The Blackwater Band.    In the Wagon in Wix on  Wednesday March 15th 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

This month sees the return of Kevin Harris on drums and special guest  Richard (Trummy) Mayhew on trombone.  The ‘usual suspects’ are also lined up. Mel Cox banjo/guitar,Brian Hart clarinet/sax and Gerry (bass) with myself  vocals.

Oh yes. and one extra special guest with his annual rendition of ‘Doctor Jazz’

CHRIS INGHAM QUARTET live in 2016-17

Fri 5 May – SOUTHPORT The Atkinson
Sun 7 May – LINCOLN Jazz Week
*Sat 10 June – COSSINGTON Village Hall*
Thurs 22 June – CAMBRIDGE Jazz Club
Sun 16 July – IPSWICH Jazz Club
*Sun 23 July – RADLETT Arts Centre*
Sun 3 Sep – RADLETT Arts Centre
Sun 24 Sep – COLCHESTER Arts Centre

THE BOTTLENECK BLUES CLUB meet on the last Tuesday of the month in the Roffen Suite in Rochester – 41 New Road, Rochester ME1 1DX. Normally tickets £12, doors 7.30pm, band on stage 8.45pm. Good food, reasonably priced available to eat at your table if required.  Further information, upcoming shows, available at

Catfish appearing on the upcoming Tuesday 25th April.  A rare opportunity to support a younger band keeping the blues fresh and alive.  Winner of the Blues in Britain 2016 new band of the year award.Tickets £12.00, pay on the door.   Doors 7.30pm, band on stage 8.45pm.  Good food, reasonably priced, available to eat at your table if required.

THE DON STEELE JAZZBAND play at The Woodman, Goathurst Common, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks TN14 6BU every other Wednesday from 8pm. Good food, wine and draft beer to go with the trad jazz. Band Members – Don Steele Trumpet, Richard Brennan Reeds, Johnny McCallum Banjo/Guitar, Mick Scriven Bass, Bill Magee Drums, Jan Bryce Trombone and Eileen Ford Singer  Playing on alternate Wednesdays from 17th February

JAZZ AT BARNEY’S CAFE/BAR 46-56 Portland Rd, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1QN (Tel: 01903 527075). Website:  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

WEDNESDAY 26th April 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


On June 18 2017 @1 pm Elgoods will run their celebrated Fathers Day Jazz event in their beautiful Brewery Gardens at North Brink Wisbech, The Band will be The Hugely successful band from last year The Theydon Select Six:- Peter Rudeforth Trunpet/Julian Stringle Clt/sax, admission £10 each, accompanied under 12’s free.  The band will play three sets between 1-4.15pm snacks /tea/coffee, and alcohol available …. please bring a garden chair or blanket …. picnics are allowed dogs (except guide dogs) aren’t.  Wheelchair access.  Enquiries, advanced reservations:- :  phone 01945 588325

Ipswich Jazz Festival –  A weekend of great musical events is planned for the next Ipswich Jazz Festival to be held from Friday 23rd June to Sunday 25th June.  Tickets are now on sale for most events.

Starting on Friday 23rd June with a South African, Township style jazz concert by trumpeter Claude Deppa and the Clare Hirst Band, the festival also includes performances by jazz guitar supremo John Etheridge and singer Vimala Rowe whom he recently completed an acclaimed album with as well as saxophonist Art Themen and the Chris Ingham Trio and top name big band, Back to Basie. Tickets are available from the New Wolsey Theatre – by phone, in person or online.

There are also workshops for local amateur musicians and even a workshop on music photography.  Young people in Suffolk can join a mini course on jazz music and as well as that, there are gigs by local jazz bands in local pubs, an art show, a Lindy Hop dance workshop and jazz-themed films – Finding Fela about jazz musician Fela Kuti and the remastered version of the 1943 classic Stormy Weather.
Festival organiser Neil Bateman said: “Yet again Ipswich has attracted some top names from the jazz world and as a not-for-profit venture, we have kept ticket prices as low as possible.  There’s a wide range of jazz music on show – something for everyone, as well as films, dance and art.  This is going to be a great weekend and we want to get Ipswich Jazz Festival widely known about in Suffolk and beyond.”
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Headline acts announced for Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival’s tenth anniversary.

The Burton Agnes Jazz & Blues Festival are delighted to announce headlining performances with swinging jazz from Claire Martin OBE and Ray Gelato, and powerful blues from Northern Ireland’s star, Kaz Hawkins. To be held at Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, YO25 4NB from  30th June – July 2nd 2017

They say that good things come in small packages. This may be one of the summer’s smallest gatherings, but it’s also one of the most sophisticated…’ Daily Mail

The festival is uniquely set in one of the UK’s finest Elizabethan stately piles, Burton Agnes Hall, home to the saxophone playing organiser, Simon Cunliffe-Lister. Over twenty five bands provide a weekend of jazz and blues on manicured lawns, and in the ornately carved Great Hall. Civilised camping with hot showers in the adjacent park field, children’s entertainers, and local ale and food inspired The Independent to describe the Festival as ‘Possibly the most enjoyable jazz concert I’ve ever attended’.

‘Now this is a proper music festival’  The Times
One of The Daily Telegraph’s best fifteen festivals for the over 50s.
“This is a very English festival, with a wonderful laid-back atmosphere…superbly organised and efficiently run, which brought together such a wide range of musical styles across a successful weekend…Yes, this is a wonderful English festival.” Fatea Magazine
“Who could have imagined such an idyllic and sublime location for a Jazz and Blues Festival.. .thankfully somebody did…This unique venue and event is a must attend festival….make sure you get your tickets…I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.”  Yorkshire Gig Guide

More artists will be announced over the coming weeks and months -please visit to be kept up to date.

Fifteen generations have filled the Hall with treasures, from magnificent carvings commissioned when the Hall was built in 1598 by Sir Henry Griffith, to French Impressionist paintings, contemporary furniture, tapestries and other modern artwork in recent years. Simon Jenkins, author of ‘England’s Thousand Best Houses’, described Burton Agnes Hall as ‘the perfect English house’ and as one of England’s twenty finest houses alongside Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace and Chatsworth House.

Claire Martin OBE & Ray Gelato, ‘A Swingin’ Affair’

‘Jazz Artistry’ The Observer   Join internationally renowned vocalist and BBC Radio presenter, Claire Martin OBE, and legendary saxophonist and singer, Ray Gelato, for their first show together: ‘A Swingin’ Affair’.  Celebrating the release of their album ‘We’ve Got a World That Swings’, described by The Observer as “Jazz Artistry”, these much celebrated and respected artists take to the stage to explore the Great American Songbook.  Alongside a world-class trio of musicians, Claire and Ray revisit classics such as ‘Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off’, ‘They Can’t Take That Away from Me’, ‘They all Laughed’ and ‘Can’t We Be Friends’.  If you like your music sassy, sharp and swinging, this is the show for you. A swingin’ affair indeed!
Hugely entertaining and beautifully performed’ The Observer
Strikes all the right notes, played and sung with real joie de vivre’ Jazzwise

Claire Martin OBE:   Our finest jazz singer’ The Sunday Times
‘She ranks amongst the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet’ Jazz Times USA    ‘A consummate jazz singer with old-school virtues … she wins plaudits everywhere she works’ The Guardian
Ray Gelato:   ‘Not for nothing is Gelato known as ‘The Godfather of Swing’’ The Telegraph
‘Gelato’s dapper mixture of swing and Louis Prima jumping jive remains as invigorating as ever’ The Times
Kaz Hawkins   ‘…terrific vocal performance’ Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2
Multi award winning Kaz Hawkins is Northern Ireland’s very own blues and soul darling. One of today’s most popular blues artists in the UK and Ireland, Kaz has been compared to Etta James and Janis Joplin, to name but a few. Her powerful, deep, soulful voice combined with her 1950s swing dress and Dr Marten’s boots creates a unique performance not to be missed.  Invited by BBC Radio Ulster to take part in a special Van Morrison 70th birthday broadcast in Northern Ireland August 2015, Best Studio Album 2015 (Blues Matters), Best Emerging Artist (British Blues Awards 2015) and Winner of Female Vocalist Pure M Awards (Northern Ireland Industry Award), Winner of Best Music Video 2016 with Pure M Awards and a nominee for the UK Blues Challenge 2016.

Tickets for the full weekend along with day and evening only tickets:
Also by phoning the estate office weekdays 9am – 5pm on 01262 490 324 or by visiting Burton Agnes Hall and its courtyard shops.


Jazz in the Round, The Cockpit, Gateforth St, Marylebone NW8 8EH. Jazz/contemporary music every last Monday in the month. First band 8pm. Tickets from £8 020 7258 2925. DJ set with Jez in the bar.


Jazz at O B’s  Last Tuesday of every month at Old Brentwood Club, Ashwell Road, Brentwood.  Doors open 7 pm.: music from 8 – 10.30 pm. Admission £10.00. Resident trio – drums, piano, bass plus guests. Great crowd and drinks at club prices. Dave Grant 01708 763723.

Annie’s Jazz @ Thorpe Hall Golf Club . Every Tuesday 8-30-11pm. Annies Jazz @yeoldesmack.

The Bottleneck Blues Club who meet on the last Tuesday of the month in the Roffen Suite in Rochester – 41 New Road, Rochester ME1 1DX. Normally tickets £10, doors 7.30pm, band on stage 8.45pm. Good food, reasonably priced, available to eat at your table.

Jazz at The Kings Langley Club. The very best bands of local musicians every Tuesday at 8.30pm. 3-5 Hempstead Road, Kings Langley, Herts. Tel: 01923 262982. No entry charge, visitors welcome.

A Norfolk gig – The Eddie Seales Big Band perform on the 1st Tuesday of the month is at The William Burt Centre, West Winch (near Kings Lynn).

Jazz every Tuesday at the Cricketers Pub, 47 Shirley Road, Croydon, Surrey CR07ER.  Free Entry.

Humphrey Lyttelton Band will be at the Bull’s Head, Barnes, SW13 9PY, tickets £12 – a regular monthly booking, 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Every Tuesday Evening 7.30 -9.30pm. Music, Improvisation, Meditation & Mindfulness at Samatha House, near Stisted, Essex. Explore & learn relaxing meditation techniques, music improvising workshops & listening to meditative music (Johnty Wilks saxes, synths, flutes, Darnell keyboards & synths,) special guests £5.00 (or £7.50 including food at the earlier time 6.30pm and socialising). Johnty on 0771 359 4543. B&B available.


Every Wednesday evening The Belvedere Jazz and Music Club. Doors open at 6:30pm for meals and lite bites at your table with music commencing at 8:00pm -10.30pm. . Large free car park, bar. At The Chichester’s Tudor Room, Old London Road, Rawreth, Nr. Wickford. SS11 8UE

Every Wednesday evening Mill Hill Jazz Club at the Clubhouse, 100 Barnet Way, Mill Hill, NW7 3AL. From 8:30pm.

Theydon Jazz Club Every Wewds 8-10:30 pm, Traditional/Dixieland/New Orleans Jazz features Excellent Live Bands for listening/Dancing, facilities include: Bar/ Meals/Car Park.

Jazz at the Railway Hotel, Southend. 32 Clifftown Road Town Centre, Southend SS1 1AJ. The best of the local Jazz scene with many special guests! Free admission. Start at 8.30.


At The Little Crown, 12 Short Wyre Street, Colchester CO1 1LN more Trad Jazz with The Dixie Jazz Trio 8:00 – 10:30 On every 2nd Thursday of the month. 8:00 – 10:30pm. – The Dixie Trio + 1.

Googlies Jazz Supper Club at Botany Bay Cricket Club, East Lodge Lane, Enfield, EN2 8AS Live Jazz every Thursday evening. Doors 7.30pm, Performance from 8pm. Licensed Bar, food available & free ample parking. The Colin Peters Quartet support a different guest each week.

The Pump House Jazz Club at Watford continues on Thursdays.

The Cross Keys is an independent pub in Tunbridge Wells with live music at the core. Sonny’s Jazz nights run every Thursday and there is no charge for entry. St Johns Road (A26) just over a mile north of Tunbridge Wells Town Centre. 236/238 St Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9XD Tel: 01892 536 516:

The Sole Bay Jazz Band meets every Thursday at 8pm at the sports/social club – The Maltings Pavilion, Pirnhow Street, Ditchingham, Nr Bungay, Suffolk NR35 2RU with regular members & guests from around the region playing. Free admission, bar & large car park. Weekly update at

The Just Jazz & Blues Band have a regular monthly spot at “The Audley”, Mount Street, London W1. Admission Free – starts from 7.30pm – Food & drink available.


Music at Marigolds, Harlow Cricket Club. A great regular jazz night in Harlow on the last Friday of every month. More at: They also host some great blues nights:

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

Jazz in Waltham Abbey first Friday of every month. Catherine Lima and trio (Paul Higgs on keys, Matt Lowrie on bass and Luke de la Salle on drums) at the Woodbine Inn, Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 3QT. Music from 8.30pm free entry. Tel: 01992 713050.


For Trad Jazz fans there is the long-established Hornchurch Jazz Club, 25 North St (rear), Hornchurch, Essex. Tel: Laurie on 07913 558616. Great atmosphere. Dancing. Drinks at Club Prices.8:30 – 11pm.

Jazz and Tapas, 1st Sunday of the month, 1.00 – 4.00pm, O Picado, 403 London Road, Westcliff on Sea, Essex SS0 7HU, Tel 01702 300540 Sunday lunchtime 1pm to 4pm, at O’Picado, a family run Portugese restaurant. Bookings 01702 300540.

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

The Globe Pub, 20 Morning Lane, Hackney, London, E9 6NA. (Opposite Tesco car park entrance) have Different Trad Jazz bands every Sunday 12:30 – 3:30pm. Free entrance.

John Petters News -

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

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

My recent weekend at South Downs Holiday Village sold out so as well as returning there next Spring and Autumn, I have a third weekend in June ‘FROM DIXIELAND TO SWING’.
Make a note in your diaries of three more weekends  of Swing, Hot Jazz and Cabaret in 2017 at the same great venue: March 10/11/12, July 7/8/9 and October 20/21/22.
Warners Thorseby Hall Hotel in Nottinghamshire have asked me to present a four day music event on May 15th,16th,17th,18th 2017. The line-up will include the Bateman Brothers’ Ultimate Louis Armstrong Show – with guests Enrico Tomasso and ‘Spats’ Langham, the Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra, the Tony Jacobs Big Band, the American and British Songbook Show, the Swing Time Jivers and daytime events which will include a tea-dance, a dance workshop and cabaret.


 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.

Workshop dates:
13th, 27th April 2017
11th, 25th May 2017
8th June 2017

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.

Workshop dates:
6th, 20th April 2017
4th, 18th May 2017
1st, 15th June 2017

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 supportive, inclusive and nurturing group. Through the playing and study of standard jazz repertoire we cover some of the essential requirements for improvising including ear training, rhythmic skills, developing your harmonic understanding, learning transcriptions of some classic recordings and building a jazz vocabulary. By better understanding the process of playing jazz and your role in the group and by using a variety of different practice methods and approaches you can gain confidence in your improvising. Limited numbers. See for more details.

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

If you weren’t aware of it you really should be listening to jazz broadcaster of the year Paul Barnes’s show The Late Paul Barnes. The show is broadcast each Saturday between 11pm and 1am on the following BBC stations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Kent, Cambridgeshire, Northampton and 3CR (Beds, Bucks, Herts). And for those of you who aren’t night owls, thanks to the wonders of modern technology you can “listen again” any time, anywhere by going to:


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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).

For info on more complete music genres Jurgen Reid suggests his Facebook/Twitter page – Music In Essex where he posts information about gigs, bands, venues, etc. Facebook – – for twitter profile search @MusicInEssex. Musicians can post their info and Jurgen will share it across the other accounts.

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 on Sunday 23rd April features Ronnie Scott Club regular singer KEVIN FITZSIMMONS. 7.30-10pm. £10. Reserve seating by reply or call 01787 237653.

Saffron Walden: The Saffron Hall, Audley End Road, CB11 4UH present “Jazz In The Foyer” on Friday 28th April with JULIET KELLY & JENNIFER CARR at 8pm. Box Office 0845 548 7650.

Saffron Walden: Spike’s Place at The Saffron Hotel, High Street, Essex, CB10 1AZ present the SARA DOWLING QUARTET on Thursday 20th April. 8.30pm start. £12.

Stoke By Nayland: Fleece Jazz at the Stoke By Nayland Hotel, CO6 4PZ have got THEO TRAVIS: DOUBLE TALK on Friday 21st April. Box Office 01787 211865. See details

Bishops Stortford: On Wednesday 26th April there’s Latin Jazz with QUE PASA at the Rhodes Hall. Starts at 7.30pm.

Bury St Edmunds: Headhunters Jazz at the Hunter Club, 6, St Andrews Street features ACOUSTIC BEATLES on Friday 19th May and DEREK NASH’S PICANTE on Friday 26th May. Reserve tickets by email to: or see

Bury St Edmunds: Songbook Sundays continues at The Apex with JO HARROP with the CHRIS INGHAM TRIO. Google for date. 11.30 start. £10 advance or £12 on the door.

Bury St Edmunds: The Apex also presents STACEY KENT on Saturday 29th April. Box Office on 01284 758000.

Chelmsford: The TED BEAMENT TRIO are at ACanteen, 35 New London Rd, CM2 0ND with “Jazz For Dining” on Saturday 20th May. Around 8pm to 10.30ish. Book a table on 01245 205889. 

Colchester: The Arts Centre Jazz Club at Church Street (off Head Street) presents PARTIKEL on Sunday 7th May and on Thursday 18th May they have VEIN + support. Doors 7.00pm. Music 7.30pm. Tickets on 01206 500900 or at See for details.

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

Cambridge: The jazz club at Hidden Rooms have got ART THEMEN’S NEW DIRECTIONS QUINTET on Thursday 11th May. Prices:  £15, £12 Students (inc U3A) and Hidden Rooms members. Doors & Bar Open 7:00pm, Jazz from 8:00pm. 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.

Ipswich: The jazz club features THE CADILLAC KINGS on Sunday 23rd April at the California Club, 195, Foxhall Road, IP3 8LB. See for details.

Norwich: The Maddermarket Theatre Bar features JOHN ETHERIDGE’S BLUE SPIRITS on Tuesday 18th April. See for details.

Norwich: The Norfolk & Norwich Festival presents DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER, the BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO and a host of others from Friday 12th to Sunday 28th May. For booking and details check or call 01603 766400.

Lowestoft: Milestones Jazz Club at the Hatfield Hotel, The Esplanade, NR33 0QG present the REG WEBB TRIO on Sunday 7th May. See

Walthamstow: E17 Jazz are at Maud, 186, Hoe Street, E17 4QH on Thursday 11th May with PRESTON GLASGOW LOWE. 8.30-11pm. £8/5. Kids free.

Mill Hill: The jazz club presents the GRAHAM PIKE QUARTET on Wednesday 19th April. £5/£6



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