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‘leven o’clock, Saturday night – make it a date with The Late Paul Barnes for the very best in jazz, swing and classic popular music. It’s bossa nova weather, so chill with Latin-American rhythms from Karrin Allyson, Gerry Mulligan, Astrud Gilberto, Derek Nash, Jim Tomlinson, among others. Plus Georgie Fame with Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings and the BBC Big Band. All this and so much more at 11.00 pm on Saturday, June 24 on the following BBC stations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Kent. Cambridgeshire, Northampton and Three Counties. Also available nationally and internationally on the BBC iPlayer. The Late Paul Barnes – rhythm & rhubarb of the finest kind.

Redbridge Music Lounge and the Green Fair Music Club invite you to join their 15th Midsummer Music Fest takes place on Saturday 24 June at Ken Aston Square in Barkingside High Street outside the swimming pool at Fulwell Cross from 10.30am to 6pm.  The Music Fest continues in Valentines Park on Sunday 25 June from 10.30am to 8pm beside the cafe, near the children’s playground and the boating lake. The entertainment is entirely free.

The weekend features almost 30 different acts offering a wide range of musical styles and genres from folk, pop, blues and soul to jazz, choral, rock and classical – something for all tastes and performed by all musicians ‘for free, for fun, for everyone’. The whole event is an entirely voluntary-run celebration of live music featuring many of the best and brightest talent from Redbridge and the surrounding area.  Bring family and friends, bring a picnic or enjoy lunch and other refreshments from the cafe.   Redbridge look forward to seeing many of you there for all or part of the weekend

Chelmsford based DW JazzQuartet are embarking on a ‘tour’ of local Essex villages this summer. The DW JazzQuartet play groove based jazz from the 1960s including tunes by the likes of Lou Donaldson, Grant Green, Gabor Szabo and Gene Ammons. The band are Dave Warren (guitar), Tony Pethen (saxes), Ian Fair (bass) and Mick Foster (drums). All gigs are free entrance.

Sun 2nd July        –  1pm,  Hurdlemakers Arms Beer Festival, Danbury
Sun 23rd July       –  2pm,  Ingatestone Hall Classic Car Show, Ingatestone
Wed 26th July      – 8pm,  The Three Elms, Chignal St James
Sat 29th July        – 1pm,  Dog And Partridge, Gt Leighs
Sat 5th August    – 3pm,  Bandstand, Priory Park, Southend
Sun 20th August – 1pm,  Green Café, Little Canfield
Wed 23rd August – 8pm,  The Three Elms, Chignal St James

Saturday 24 June at 12 Noon.  The Ramsgate Seaside Shuffle, Small Boat Owners Club House, 4 Guildford Lawn, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9AY with THE STEAMBOAT JAZZ BAND, Tickets £12 including buffet lunch

Gypsy jazz group Trio Manouche, with Quentin Collins on trumpet, play a fund-raising concert for the National Jazz Archive on Saturday 24 June at Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 1RB, close to the Archive’s home in Loughton Library.  The concert starts at 2.30pm tickets – £15.  This concert is one of a series in 2017 to support the work of the National Jazz Archive.  To book www.nationaljazzarchive.org.uk/events, email events@nationaljazzarchive.org.uk or phone 020 8502 4701.

Jazz at the Chalkwell View Rooms (Chalkwell Park London Road, A13, Westcliff-on-Sea. SSO 8NB)  on the third Wednesday of the Month.  Doors open from 7pm.  Free admission, bar, good food and a raffle.  Easy on-street parking

Wednesday 19th July – Interplay featuring John Seeley

Paul Higgs presents ‘CULT TV JAZZ THEMES’ on Thursday 6th JULY at The Table Café, 83 Southwark Street, London SE1 0HX.  Music: 8pm till 10.30pm.  Food and drink: nibbles, bar snacks, dinner, cocktails  Tickets: £20, welcome drink included.  Call The Table on 020 7401 2760 to book, or online – http://www.thetablecafe.com/whats-on   See Calendar

The next Jazz Evening at the RSL is on TUESDAY 27th June Featuring Special Guest Drummer Harold  Fisher with Brian Dee. Keyboard Paul Morgan  Bass John Withers. Vibes Paul Wood. Vocals Fran’s Raffle great prizes!!!!!  Hope YOU can make it.

THE LEN PHILLIPS BIG BAND - www.lenphillipsbigband.co.uk, 01342 523 003

25th June 8pm  Concert with Pete Long & Glenn Macnamara – United Services Club, Main Road, Sidcup, DA14 6NE. 01322 521 515. £11
10th-13th July  Big Band Break with Stephen Triffitt, Eleanor Keenan, Matthew Ford – Warner’s Bodelwyddan Castle, Denbighshire, N. Wales, LL18 5YA. 0330 100 9774 / www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk

“Larkin About (Honey & Broken Glass)” featuring Martin Vander Weyer – Business Editor of the Spectator, Broadcaster, Actor & Playwright –  in  an exciting show combining the poetry and prose of Phillip Larkin with John Petters and his Hot Jazz @ The ARC, (St John’s Arts Centre, St John’s Walk, Market St, Old Harlow, CM17 0AJ) on Thursday 29th June @ 8PM – adm: £10 – details: 01406 365 731 – tjpost@traditional-jazz.com   www.traditional-jazz.com  John Petters and his Hot Jazz will feature Essex clarinetist, Tim Huskisson, piano professor, Martin Litton and Harlow’s bass ace, Keith Donald.

DixieMix – East Anglia’s hottest Dixieland Jazz band is coming to Essex  –  Saturday June 24th Barnards Farm, West Horndon, CM13 3LX, an Essex National Garden Scheme Musical Evening .  Admission £25 Children £10.  Gates open at 5pm to give time to admire the gardens. Concert starts at 6.15pm   Pre-booking essential via Barnards farm website: www.barnardsfarm.eu       See Calendar

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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 music@indigoshades.com 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

Jazz Gig and Jam with  The Michael Connolly Quartet –  Every last Sunday of the month at 5.00-8.30 at The Spread Eagle, Queen’s Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4HD.   Free Entry.  Guests welcome just bring your instrument.  Also there is a Jazz Gig and Jam on the first Sunday of every month at The Kings Arms, 2 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J 7QAT from 6.30pm – 10.00pm

A new Jazz Jam night at the Forester’s Arms, Colchester. Held on the last Thursday of every month. Members of the band of the parachute regiment Big Band are hosting an evening of Jazz where they will play a short set of music until they open up the floor to anyone who wants to Jam, any ability. The house band consists of: Pianist, Drummer, Bass, Trombone and Trumpet.

There is a Jazz Jam session on alternate Tuesday lunch times at The Battle of Britain Club, Hillingdon Road, Hillingdon (Nr Uxbridge) UB10 0RY from 12 midday until 2.00pm.  Good players welcome as is anyone who enjoys listening to good jazz. We have a bar and food is also available.   It’s all very informal and friendly.

Mascara Bar, 72 Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington N16 6XS. Every Tuesday: House trio + jam. 8.30. (F). info: 07905 151894

Mill Hill Jazz Club host a regular end of month, Wednesday, open stage for quality musicians. Val’s House band provides the professional rhythm section that binds it all together. The Golf Clubhouse, 100 Barnet Way, London NW7 3AL www.millhilljazzclub.co.uk valgorjazz@gmail.com 0208 207 045

There is a Thursday night Jazz Session and Jam at Nomad Bar, 58 Old St, EC1V 9AJ. www.nomadjazz.com. 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 simonhurley@madasafish.com

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: info@mapmusic.net  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 jazzzone@waitrose.com.

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 http://www.ipswichjazzcollective.blogspot.co.uk

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 chris.bassdiva@bigfoot.com

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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1503416799918503/?fref=ts  at the Kings Head, 17 Market Hill, Woodbridge IP12 4LP  http://www.kingsheadwoodbridge.co.uk  For more info e-mail ben.watson.cmg@gmail.com

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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. www.belvederejazz.co.uk ; Telephone: 07850 607075 or Email:mailto::belvederejazz@gmail.co

28th June – The Mark Crooks Quintet

Mark Crook – clarinet, tenor sax    John Pearce – piano    Colin Oxley  – guitar
Dave Chamberlain – double  bass    Steve Brown – drums
If you like Scott Hamilton, Zoot Sims or Lester Young, you will love Mark’s playing.  He has played in all of London’s top jazz venues and at many jazz festivals, including a week’s engagement at Ronnie Scott’s with the John Critchinson Quartet.  Mark regularly plays with the John Wilson and Back To Basie Orchestras, and was invited to be the feature clarinettist with an otherwise all-American band at the Lincoln Centre in New York.  He was also invited to play the part of Artie Shaw in a gala tribute concert in Dublin in featuring The Solid Senders Orchestra with strings. The sold-out concert featured Mark performing classic Shaw repertoire including Stardust, Begin The Beguine and Nightmare, along with the infamous Interlude in Bb for clarinet and string quartet and the virtuoso Concerto for Clarinet. The concert was such a  success that Mark was immediately invited to perform a Benny Goodman programme in April 2007 and to reprise the Artie Shaw with Strings Concert in September 2008
Mark has worked in a wide range of musical settings including classical work and shows but is most at home in the jazz world. He has played in all of London’s top jazz venues and at jazz festivals up and down the country.  Mark began his musical training by earning a degree in music performance at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music. He moved to London to study on the postgraduate jazz course at the Guildhall School of Music after winning the Young Jazz Player of the Year Competition in 1991. Since leaving college Mark has worked in a wide range of musical settings including classical work and shows but is most at home in the jazz world. He has played in all of London’s top jazz venues and at jazz festivals up and down the country. Mark is joined tonight with his handpicked best UK jazz musicians for an evening of melodical music.

5th July  – Helen’s Palm Court Jazz Quintet

Helen Keating – vocals   Paul Higgs – trumpet     Bill Yeoman – saxes/clarinet/flute
Alan Berry – piano      Roger Curphey – double bass     John Field – drums
Guest Vocalist – Bob E. Dymon
Join Helen Keating for an entertaining evening of Palm Court music with a mixture of jazz standards, instrumentals and tastefully arranged songs with a jazzy flavour from this superb quintet led by Paul Higgs

12th July – Summer Pianorama

Dave Browning – piano   Ted Beament – piano   Jonathan Vinten – piano   Alan Morgan – Double bass    Paul Budd – drums
A super three piano extravaganza plus rhythm section with  Alan Morgan – double bass & Paul Budd – drums.  Enjoy a variety of jazz piano styles including Fats Waller, Errol Garner, Hank Jones, Bill Evans, Duke Ellington, Horace Silver, Thelonious Monk, George Shearing, Oscar Peterson, Monty Alexander and many more in one great night out!
Includes ‘Piano Madness’ with all three pianists playing simultaneously plus some boogie woogie!

19th July –  The World’s No 1 tribute to Frank Sinatra!  Stephen Triffitt

Stephen Triffitt – vocals   Nigel Hailwood – saxes    Bunny Thompson – piano
Tom Mark – double bass   Steve Rushton – drums
Nobody does Frank Sinatra better than Stephen Triffitt. His voice, his moves, his style, even his looks – Stephen has made the great man his own.   As one journalist put it “You’d swear you’re listening to the original.”
Stephen created the role of Frank Sinatra in the original West End cast of The Rat Pack – Live from Las Vegas as well as opening USA, Canadian and European productions.  He has sold out the London Palladium twice and the Royal Festival Hall as well as performed as Frank at the legendary Sands Casino in Vegas.  Admission £17.50 – reservation essential

26th July – Blue Harlem  

Sophie Shaw – vocals     Al Nichols – tenor sax                Loren Hignell – baritone sax
Neil Casey – piano         Sandy Burnett – double bass    Paul Robinson – drums
Led by saxophonist Al Nichols and the fabulous singer Sophie Shaw following their recent sell out gig at Ronnie Scott’s, this seven piece band will be performing a mixture of Swing & Blues with a superb brass front line and  foot tapping rhythm section for a great energetic night !

2nd August – Cool Heat – Burning Beat!

Louise Cookman  – vocals    Steve Rushton – drums    Alex Garnett – tenor sax    Ross Stanley – piano    Paul Morgan – double bass
Percussion maestro Steve Rushton along with jazz and big band vocalist Louise Cookman, present a new show celebrating the music of  jazz legends Anita O’Day and drummer  Gene Krupa.  A five piece band features in this dynamic show to celebrate their latest album entitled “Cool Heat, Burnin’ Beat”.
Louise Cookman started as a dance band and big band vocalist and was the vocalist with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra plus a regular guest singer on Big Band Special on BBC Radio 2.  She as toured as guest vocalist for Ken Peplowski with the BBC Big Band, The Glenn Miller & Piccadilly Dance Orchestras and crooner Tony Jacobs. She has sung on Radio 2, 3 and 4, appeared in Period TV Drama, performed at Ronnie Scott’s, Cadogan Hall, the Queen Elizabeth and Royal Festival Halls and made countless concert and cabaret appearances throughout the UK and Europe. Louise also featured on  “Len Goodman’s Dancing Feet & Dance Band Days”, for BBC4 television . Steve Rushton has become one of the UK’s busiest and most in-demand drummers, with an impressive list of credits to his name. A flamboyant and stylish performer, he is perhaps best known currently for his work with Imelda May, touring the world. Steve appears at our Club with Tony Jacobs & Stephen Triffitt.  Alex Garnett comperes and plays at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club Mondays and Tuesdays. Ross Stanley is one of the UK’s top jazz pianists – constantly in demand for his flowing creative and lyrical playing. Paul Morgan has appeared at the Club with Tony Jacobs, Simon Bates & Marlene VerPlanck.

9th August – Derek Nash Acoustic Quintet

Derek Nash – saxes        Dave Newton – piano     Martin Shaw – trumpet & flugel horn
Geoff Gascoyne – double bass       Sebastiaan de Krom – drums
We welcome back this brilliant quintet featuring Jools Holland  Rhythm & Blues Orchestra member Derek Nash – saxes who has had two sell out appearances at our Club with his Picante Latin. Accompanying is Best British Jazz Pianist 13 times Dave Newton – piano, Martin Shaw from the BBC Big Band on trumpet & flugel horn.  Geoff Gascoyne – double bass and from Ray Gelato & the Giants, Sebastian de Krom – drums.  A truly star studied quintet!

16th August – Charity Night with Paul Wood & Friends    

Paul Wood – vocals                   John Withers – vibes          Brian Dee – piano
Paul Morgan – double bass    Harold Fisher – drums
Special Guest Appearance:   Bruce Adams – trumpet & flugelhorn
Glenn Miller Memorial Orchestra’s vocalist Paul Wood will perform your favourite  vocals  accompanied  by  these  highly  talented musicians. In addition to Paul singing, you will also hear several instrumentals.   The evening will feature a special ‘Bumper Raffle’ with all proceeds donated  to the Veterans of War Charity, Registration Number 1150039, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life of veterans of war who have served in the British armed forces. Paul Wood is the Chairman of this charity so please come along to support it.

23rd August  – T J Johnson Quintet

T J Johnson – piano/vocals      Al Nichols – tenor sax        Tony Pitt – guitar/ banjo
Simon Read – double bass     Wesley Gibbens – drums
TJ Johnson is considered to be one of the UK’s most charismatic highly revered jazz and blues singers. Backed by his group of top London based musicians, TJ plays an extraordinary blend of music that transcends the boundaries of jazz, blues, soul and country  and is influenced by some of the greats such as Ray Charles, Dr John, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, BB King, Nina Simone, Alberta Hunter, Frank Sinatra and many more. His distinctive voice and unique stage manner always brings the band and the audience together to create an intimate yet exciting atmosphere that is rarely equalled.   They have toured extensively both in the UK and overseas for over twenty years and while still maintaining a high profile at international festivals and venues, TJ is also very involved in the vibrant London music scene. TJ’s style and mix of music seems to be very popular with the young trendy in-crowd and older jazz and blues fans alike. They have also sold out eight times running at London’s Ronnie Scott’s.

30th August – Ben Holder Quartet

Ben Holder – violin, piano & vocals       Jez Cook – guitar
Paul Jefferies – double bass                  Malcolm Garrett – drums
Award winning Ben Holder is one of the finest swing jazz violinists in the UK, he also sings and plays piano. Ben’s passion is his quartet, a truly fabulous ensemble, delighting audiences with all styles of jazz, blues and swing.  Ben has taken the time and energy to develop his own original style of music, resulting in some breathtaking, inventive compositions. During his classical studies at the Birmingham Conservatoire, Ben began listening to Jazz – classic masters such as Benny Goodman and Oscar Peterson and the great jazz violinists including Grappelli, Joe Venuti and the awe inspiring Stuff Smith. Ben’s innate sense of swing rhythm (something which often eludes classical players) stems from those early listening sessions – and his various awards bear testimony to his abilities. A first call jazz violinist for many of the country’s top bands and studios. Led by Ben on violin, piano and vocals, this group features the melodic Jez Cook on guitar, the great Paul Jefferies on double bass and the incredible drummer Malcolm Garrett

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 www.essexjazz.co.uk/ants.  Please download their current listing at www.jazzjam.co.uk/downloads/stants.pdf, or www.essexjazz.co.uk/ants

28 JunJAVA JAM: Roger Lewin (piano) + Phil Brown (tenor) + Sarah Jane Hassell
(vocals) + Wally Shaw (double bass)

   5 Jul:  Jez Franks (guitar) + T.B.C.

12 Jul:   Paul Wood (vocals) + Cliff Hall (piano)

19 Jul:   NOT JUST SAXRay Shea (piano) + Sarah Bolter (saxes)

26 Jul:   Graham Pike (trumpet/harmonica/vocals) + Phil Mead (piano)

 2 Aug:  Karl Charity (trumpet/vocals) + Roger Lewin (piano)

with John Withers (drums) & John Pamenter (double bass) – not 21 & 28 June

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 www.theydonjazzclub.org.uk or contact Dave & Sheila Dyer – tel: 01945 588325; email: davedyer24@gmail.com

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 Hugget Reeds -vocs -Ldr     Graham Trevarton Tpt-vocs
Ron Milford Tbe -vocs     Howard Williams Bjo- Gtr  Tony Man Bass
Chris Stocking Drums      (£1 Surcharge for this event)

Aug 15th  –  Carol Braithwaite’s Jazz Crew  Goff Dubber/ Tim Huskisson

Sept 5th  – The Gary Wood Swing Quintet  (Gary Wood Tpt/Voc’s)
Sept 19th  –  Kid Tidimans AllstarsOct 3rd  –  T B A

Oct 17th  –  TJ Johnsons Jazz & Blues Band

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

Dec 5th  –  T B A
Dec 19th  –  THE THEYDON SELECT SIX   Peter Rudeforth tpt    Julian Marc Stringle Reeds   And Flaxman Tbe   Tim Huskisson Pno    Roger Curphey bass    Alan Clark Dms

JAZZ at O Bs’ Welcomes all Jazz Fans to 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 grntj@aol.com.  Website: www.jazzatobs.co.uk

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 is bringing great acclaim. Paul’s own show titled ‘A Brief History of Jazz’ is a fantastic tour of jazz history as recorded by past trumpeters.
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 always entertains, 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 boneswithtones@gmail.com.

June  – Martin McNeill’s Bottleneck Blues

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

Tuesday 4th July – 8.00pm
Derek Nash with Richard Busiakiewicz  Mick Hutton & Sebastiaan de Krom

Tuesday 11th July -8.00pm
Sara Dowling with Gabriel Latchin  Dave Green & Matt Home

Tuesday 18th July -8.00pm
Richard Pite with Phillip Achille Charlie Pyne & Gunther Kurmayr

 “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: susan_may@btinternet.com www.myspace.com/spikesplacejazzclub. For advance bookings contact: Susan 01245 420475.  join the Facebook groups

Thursday 20th July – 8.30pm
Atila with  Gabriel Latchin  Jeremy Brown  Matt Home
Admission £12.00

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

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

30th June  –  Gilad Atzmon ‘A Tribute to John Coltrane’: http://www.gilad.co.uk/

Gilad Atzmon sax, Frank Harrison keyboards, Yaron Stavi bass and Enzo Zirilli drums.
Gilad, born in Israel in 1963, trained at the Rubin Academy of Music is a multi-instrumentalist playing sax, clarinet and ethnic woodwind instruments. His album Exile won BBC jazz album of the year in 2003. Touring the world extensively he has been described as the “hardest-gigging man in British jazz.” His albums – 15 to date, often explore political themes and the music of the Middle East.  As a member of the Blockheads, Gilad has also recorded and performed with Ian Dury, Robbie Williams, Sinead O’Connor and Paul McCartney and also recorded with Robert Wyatt, the Water Boys. In 2014 he recorded with Pink Floyd and is featured on their last album The Endless River (Anisina).
In 2000 Gilad founded the Orient House Ensemble in London and started re-defining his roots in the light of his emerging ethical awareness. The Ensemble includes Chris Higginbottom  on Drums, Yaron Stavi on Bass and Frank Harrison on piano & electronics.
Gilad’s music has moved toward a cultural hybrid. As a bandleader and reed player he’s been amazing his listeners with his powerful style combining bebop artistry and Middle-Eastern roots in a sophisticated, sometimes ironical manner. Influenced by Coltrane’s powerful approach on the sax, Gilad’s  performances are overwhelming.
His work is highly praised by the musical press; a formidable improvisational array; a jazz giant steadily drawing himself up to his full height; it’s striking how similar Gilad’s sweet, open-throated sound is to Parker’s; the best musician living in the world today.

14th July  –  Doc K Blues Band

Tim Hill provides harmonica and vocals with long standing member Dave Barnes on slide guitar and vocals (Blues Movie, Mad Dog), lead guitarist Malcolm Hine (S.A.L.T, Brett Marvin, Southside, Blues Twins et al) Mick Parker on drums and Simon Powe on bass.
Doc K’s are the real deal. Arguably one of the finest purveyors of Chicago Blues anywhere in the capital and certainly one of the most popular bands we have the privilege of putting on. Dr K’s Bluesband play authentic exciting Blues and rocking R&B and have toured widely in Britain and Europe over many years.
Founded by Fairport’s Ashley Hutchings in 1967, Dr K’s have been stalwarts of the British Blues and R&B scene ever since. Dr K’s extensive Family Tree includes Geoff Bradford (Blues By 6, Cyril Davis All Stars) Geoff Krivitt ( John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers) Eric Peachey (East of Eden, Mick Taylor Band), with historical links to many other prominent players.
This is truly an outstanding band. It has been said that they play, ‘quite simply North London’s best Chicago Blues.’ Don’t miss them

28th July  –  Trudy Kerr and the Brian Dee Trio: www.trudykerr.com

Trudy Kerr is renowned as one of the UK’s finest jazz vocalists. Mojo Magazine says  “Trudy Kerr is the genuine article – She is a Joy!” All About Jazz described her as “100% real jazz musician with fluid phrasing and a mellifluous, warm and sensuous tone.”
Born in Australia, Trudy moved to the UK in the early 1990’s to pursue a career in Jazz. She got her big break when Ronnie Scott asked her to perform at his Club. She has performed at many major venues and festivals in the UK as well as engagements in Europe, her homeland Australia and the Far East.
Trudy has released ten albums on the Jazzizit Record Label and has collaborated both live and in the studio with world class musicians including Mulgrew Miller, Jan Lundgren, Georgie Fame, Bob Dorough, Michael Garrick, Acker Bilk, Jamie Cullum, Geoff Gascoyne (her husband), Tom Cawley, Seb de Krom, Jim Mullen plus many more.
To mark her extensive discography reaching double figures, Jazzizit Records have issued to a Trudy Kerr Compilation called Contemplation.

11th August  –  Jimmy C and the Blues Dragons: http://www.bluesdragons.com

Canadian-born singer, guitarist Jimmy C moved to Britain via Vancouver, San Francisco and Japan since when Jimmy and the band are earning a deserved reputation as one of the most entertaining and hard-working bands on the London circuit.
Playing a repertoire which includes blues classics from Robert Johnson and T-bone Walker, various Kings of the blues, that is Albert, Freddie and BB, they follow through to the music which the British Blues Invasion of North America left in its wake, from the Rolling Stones to Cream, from Jimi Hendrix to the Doors and even Steppenwolf They freely admit they are not blues purists but as they point out neither were the blues greats – their mission is to do what Muddy Waters did, and what Rufus Thomas did, to entertain and get you dancing.

25th August – The Humphrey Lyttleton Band

Tony Fisher trumpet, Jimmy Hastings alto sax, clarinet & flute, Robert Fowler tenor sax, baritone sax & clarinet, Ray Wordsworth trombone, Adrian Macintosh drums, Ted Beament piano and John Rees-Jones bass. 
In January 2008, Humphrey Lyttelton celebrated sixty years as a bandleader, leading a band which he ranked as one of the very best of his career. It’s hallmark is versatility, reflected in a repertoire which extends from early traditional to modern by way of Ellington and Basie.
Members of the late Humphrey Lyttelton’s band continue to fly the flag. The band is now joined by trumpeter Tony Fisher who joined after Humph’s death in 2008. The hallmark of the band is versatility. Not to be forgotten are Humph’s compositions, of which he recorded over two hundred, including Bad Penny Blues.  Unsurprisingly the prevailing reaction from audiences is ‘We never thought a jazz concert could have such variety’.

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

Sunday, 25th June 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 a differing line-up of guests each month.

2nd  JulyBob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces. Bob Dwyer blowing trombone leads his popular band with Max Emmons trumpet and blues harmonica, and Bernie Holden reeds, playing mainly in the style of the legendry Bix Beiderbecke. Listen out for John Bayne’s bass saxophone.

 9th JulyKit Packham’s One Jump Ahead. Kit’s alto sax and vocals leads this popular band featuring the tenor sax of Tracey Mendham. They play the swinging tempos of Louis Jordan as well as Rhythm & Blues and classic Rock’n’Roll.

16th JulyJackie Free’s Chicagoans.  Jackie has played for us many times with other bands but tonight he brings his own famous band with Jackie on trombone the band is usually Pete Rudeforth (trumpet), John Crocker (clarinet and saxes), Murray Salmon (bass) and Martin Guy (drums).

23rd JulyRed Hot and Blue. A popular band playing in the New Orleans music, led by Peter Leonard on trumpet and includes Alan Cresswell (clarinet), John Stuart (banjo), Chris Thompson (double bass), and Jamie Shaw (drums).

30th JulyThe 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.

 6th AugustThe Downhome Jazz Band. This popular Essex band is led by bassist Ken ‘Slow Drag’ Collins with Hugh Rainey trumpet. Listen and strut your stuff to traditional and jazz standards from a great band. Another fantastic evening.

13th AugustThe Nick Charles Quintet. A 5-piece band led by Nick Charles playing clarinet recreates the sound of Benny Goodman, Sidney Bechet and stars from the 1930’s. Another visit this year from a fantastic band of musicians for an evening of classic small band jazz.

20th AugustThe Frog Island Jazz Band. This famous traditional jazz band with the front line of Jim Hurd clarinet, John Whitehead trumpet and John Jeans trombone. Behind them are Brian Lawrence banjo, Chris Marchant drums and Rob Fullalove brass bass. The Frogs play 1920s and 1930’s New Orleans jazz. Bring your dancing shoes!

27th AugustThe Jack Clifford Swingtette. Another wonderful end to another month of jazz at the club with an evening of traditional and jazz standards from the Swingtette. Jack’s clarinet and alto sax leads his ensemble with guests including, as usual, Tim Huskisson playing the piano.

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

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. www.e17jazz.com/whatson/ at their NEW VENUE – Gnome House, 7 Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, E17 6DS. www.gnomehouse.org.uk 07739660449  www.e17jazz.com/whatson/

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, 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 are respected bandleaders in their own right, and many have contributed their own original compositions to the group. Many of 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 new work by respected composer and pianist Liam Noble with financial assistance from Arts Council England.  It promotes ambitious and forward-thinking projects – the latest commission written by the renowned composer Hans Koller, inspired by Turkish traditional music.  This gig marks the band’s 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.
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 – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/399436

THE SOUTHEND JAZZ CLUBevery Monday at the EKCO Social & Sports Club, Thornford Gardens, Prittlewell, Southend-on-Sea, Essex. SS2 6PU. 01702 351641 www.ekcoclub.co.uk From 7:30pm.  Music  8:00pm – everyone welcome.  Info: Bryan Jones 07801 757912 or 01702 61825.  Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Southend-Jazz-Club/133240693427561  Twitter @southendjazz;  email jazz@greenad.co.uk to join mailing list.  Entrance £10

JAZZ IN THE JUNGLE BAR, Fore Street, Hertford SG14 1AX is now on the Second and Last Monday of each Month with the NEIL FRYER QUARTET featuring Neil Fryer (tenor sax) Phil Mead (keyboard) Paul Leader(bass) Luke De La Salle (drums) And Guests.  Music at 8.30 p.m.  Admission Free.  For further information please contact Neil Fryer (m) 07504 733892

COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE JAZZ CLUB.  Church Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1NF.  Concerts usually every 1st SUNDAY of the month, plus the odd extra event.  Tickets £12 to £18.   JAZZ EXPRESS: Book for any three concerts and get tickets for just £10 each. Students 2-for-1 admission!! Doors: 7pm. 1st Set: 7.30pm. 
 Arts Centre box office: 01206 500900. Online: www.colchesterartscentre.com   www.colchesterartscentrejazzclub.com

July 2nd:  DARIUS BRUBECK QUARTET.  Darius grew up in the artistic milieu of his famous father Dave, and his lyrical, yet emotive delivery is offset by his focussed rhythmic incisiveness. A quartet whose chemistry has to be seen live to be appreciated and who never fail to delight audiences, this is their only date in the Eastern region!

JAZZ AT THE RHODES ARTS COMPLEXBishop’s Stortford, Herts, CM23 3JG  01279 710 200  www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk

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 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 bookings@chickenshed.org.uk or visit www.chickenshed.org.uk

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

Fri 14 July:    PAUL HIGGS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF JAZZ
Fri 18 Aug:    MARK CROOKS plays JOHNNY MANDEL

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: www.southendtheatres.org.uk … go to Special Events tab to find The Jazz Mix page.  On Wednesday nights.

You can find us on Facebook; why not join the group page – The Jazz Mix @ The Maritime Room   Cliffs Pavilion website: www.southendtheatres.org.uk 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 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: https://www.wegottickets.com/ivyroomjazz  More info: www.ivyroomjazz.co.uk  info@ivyroomjazz.co.uk

28th June 2017Andy Dickens & Al Nicholls “Echoes of Harlem”
Andy Dickens
(Trumpet & Vocals), Al Nicholls (Saxophone), Sandra Lambert (Piano), Mick Hutton (Double Bass), Jeff Lardner (Drums)

Trumpeter & Vocalist Andy Dickens joins forces with renowned Saxophonist Al Nicholls to bring you their “Echoes of Harlem” Show featuring swing, mainstream, Dixieland and New Orleans Jazz.  Expect an evening of lively songs and off-beat observations in a programme that is fun and entertaining and draws from the finest traditions in jazz.

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.

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    www.rowfanthouse.co.uk

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 . www.kingslangleyjazz.co.uk  Keep an eye on the website for any late amendments.

June 27th The Jim Phillips Band. Fronted by Jim on baritone sax, with many recently acquired combo arrangements from his extensive music library.

FLEECEJAZZ – World class Jazz every Friday at Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel CO6 4PZ www.fleecejazz.org.uk     Doors 7.30pm, gig starts 8.00 pm, 2 sets, ends approx 11.00 pm   Ample parking; fully accessible – info 01787 211865    See website for directions as satnav can get you lost!   Tickets – Box Office: 01787 211865; WeGotTickets (booking fee); On the door (cash/cheque)

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  northwealdvillagehall.org

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.

July 15
August 26                         September 16                  October 21
November 18                    December 16

“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: susan_may@btinternet.com www.myspace.com/spikesplacejazzclub Advance bookings contact: Susan 01245 420475  join the Facebook groups

Thursday  22nd June – 8.30pm
Mick Foster Quartet

Thursday  6th July – 8.30pm
Richard Pite with Phillip Achille Dave Chamberlain & Gunther Kurmayr

Thursday  13th July – 8.30pm
Jo Fooks Quartet

Thursday  27th July – 8.30pm
Jan Messeder Quartet

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

Sunday 2 JULY – Red Shadow Quartet

A return for one of the most thoughtful and distinctive units to emerge from the local scene in recent years – a band that combine the jagged influence and swing of Thelonious Monk with contemplative grooves on original songs and standards. Featuring Trevor Rowland (tenor/soprano sax), Peter Hayes (piano), Dave Pullin (double bass) and Rob Masters (drums).     You Tube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=red+shadow+quartet   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.  www.jazz-nights.com. 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 2nd July – JO FOOKS
Sunday 16th July – PETE KING
Sunday 30th July – DEELEE DUBE

 FOLKESTONE JAZZ CLUB AT THE TOWER Tower Theatre, North Road, Shorncliffe, Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL. Every Thursday Music Starts 8 00pm To book seats please call 01303 277175  or email  twinklewood@btinternet.com  Derick Woodland Beryl Wood.  All gigs start at 8pm  — Adm £12

Tuesday   June 27th         THE  NEW  MJQ  CELEBRATION  – NAT STEELE   GABRIEL LATCHIN   DARIO DI LECCE   STEVE BROWN                         www.natsteele.com

Yes it is the wonderful music of The MJQ ~~ That unique sound being brought up to date by some of The UK’s most talented musicians… The original MJQ Celebration was formed by the late Michael Garrick MBE to portray the great MJQ of ( John Lewis ~ Percy Heath ~ Milt Jackson & Connie Kay ). After Michael’s death it was run by Matt Ridley & Jim Hart — Now it is in the very capable hands of the brilliant vibes playing of NAT STEEL — with  the Herbie Hancock influenced & much sought after GABRIEL LATCHIN on piano. ~~ On double bass the amazing  young Italian bassist DARIO DI LECCE ~~ All backed up with original MJQ Celebration drummer , Brit Jazz Winner STEVE BROWN  – -

Tuesday  July 4th   8pm  £12   THE  THEO  TRAVIS  QUARTET  www.theotravis.co.uk

Absolute stormer here for the last two years  –
Theo Travis  Tenor Sax & Flute.. Outstanding in every way..
John Donaldson Piano .. One of the UK’s top jazz pianists
Alex Keen Double Bass ..A great favourit at The FJC..
Marc Parnell Drums ~ Son of Jack , but an amazing unique style of his own..

July 13th    8pm    £12  THE  MARC  CECIL  QUINTET   www.marccecil.co.uk ;

Marc Cecil - Leader & Drums ~ Brilliant drummer / Arranger & composer & like his own career The Marc Cecil Quintet will take you on a journey around the world of jazz – – which includes The Swing of New York ~ The Salsa of Cuba & The Samba of Brazil.  All linked together with some original arrangements & some classic jazz standards that are loosely based around the library of Dizzy Gillespie — which is excitement in itself !!!

Shanti Jayasinha Trumpet – Brilliant young musician – & very much sought after
James Arben  Saxes .. First visit — A great chance to see this amazing young musician
Neil Angilley Piano — This man is rated as the finest latin pianist in the UK
Dominic Howells  Double Bass ~ Great British Bassist that swings like the pendulum

July 20th     8pm     £12   PETE LONG / CHRIS DEAN  QUINTET  5  Big Band Leaders Are Back at The FJC !!      www.plong.co.uk // www.syd_lawrence_orchestra.co.uk

Pete Long – Saxes – Clarinet & brilliant raconteur. Plus one of the UK’s most successful Big Band leaders --His Echoes of Ellington has just won The Brit Jazz Award for Best Big Band.  He also is the leader of The Ronnie Scott Orchestra & Pocket Basie & a Benny Goodman Quartet that will be here at the end of October.
Chris Dean Trombone & vocals -One of our longest serving Big Band leaders ~  Chris has led The Syd Lawrence Orchestra since 1996 & they’re still one of the busiest.
Nic Dawson Piano — Great pianist & superb entertainer — So lucky to have him on this gig.  He is the MD for Mama Mia in London’s West End ~ This is his night off !!!
Joe Pettitt Double Bass  Amazing bassist, leader of the successful Len Phillips Big Band
Richard Pite
Drums..The Ultimate Big Band drummer.  Fantastic Showman & a promoter in his own right- Amazing stick juggler !!!

July 27th  8pm       £12   Two Top Aussies Return to The FJC    ANITA WARDELL  &  TRUDY KERR     www.anitawardell.com // www.trudykerr.com

” Mad about The Boys ” Songs made famous by Sinatra ~ Jobim ~ Torme’ & many more..
Tom Cawley  Piano – Amazing young pianist with a jazz cv to die for …
Geoff Gascoyne  Double Bass — One of the UK’s finest bassist’s in all forms of music …
Sebastiaan du Krom Drums – -Always welcome at The FJC – this Top Quality…

THE JAZZ CENTRE (UK)     www.thejazzcentreuk.co.uk   c/o Beecroft Art Gallery – Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS09 6EX   E-mail:  enquiries@thejazzcentre.co.uk
Tel:  01702 215169     Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/TheJazzCentreUK/
Twitter:    https://twitter.com/thejazzcentreuk
Soundcloud:   https://soundcloud.com/user-767909473

Digby Fairweather and six Trustees planned a project to create ‘The Jazz Centre UK’.  On Jun 2nd 2016 TJCUK was registered as a Charitable Organization and has since signed a ten-year Service Level Agreement with Southend Borough Council.   The JCUK opened its first department in Southend’s Beecroft Art Gallery. Its collections include a research facility of books and journals; a small museum and an extensive library of jazz on film. The department enjoys full internet facilities for extended research and celebrates the music with film presentations in our 110-seat cinema and an informal jazz cafe.

The Jazz Centre (UK)’ will be opening its very own JAZZ CAFE to celebrate the Village Green Festival on Saturday 8 July 2017.   Hosted inside Chalkwell Hall, Chalkwell Ave, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 8NB – the beautiful Georgian house at the heart of the Festival site – the  Cafe will be bringing you live jazz all day as well as a fantastic exhibition of jazz memorabilia from the Centre’s collections. The exhibition will open at 11am and be on view for the following eight weeks.  Our exhibition – drawn from the collections of ‘The Jazz Centre UK’ –  will bring to life legendary jazz players, venues and music in and beyond the UK via unseen photographs, rare posters, vinyl record-sleeves, journals (from l926 to the present), exciting memorabilia and the instruments of celebrated jazz performers.

Programme for 8 July – Live jazz sessions will begin at mid-day on the 8th and will feature a whole range of performances from some of the UK’s biggest jazz stars!  Tickets for Village Green are now on sale from www.villagegreenfestival.com     FREE for 10 years and under; £10 for 11-17 year olds; £15.00 for an adult ticket.  On festival day (8 July) adult tickets will be £20 and Teen Tickets will be £15.   Any issues, there is a customer helpline at Skiddle on 0333 3010101 (open Mon-Fri 9am-6pm;  Sat 10am-5pm; Closed Sunday).
Metal have set aside FREE tickets for low income families and individuals in Southend, which can be secured with Southend Council through their Southend Advantage Card scheme.  For details – call Metal on 01702 470700 / chalkwell@metalculture.com

12.00-12.45:  The DOMINIC ASHWORTH DUO

Poll winning guitarist Dominic established a national reputation as a classical guitarist in his homeland Canada before moving to Britain in the l990s. Thereafter he has worked and recorded prolifically both as a soloist and with Carol Kidd, Michael Garrick’s Orchestra, clarinettist Julian Marc Stringle’s ‘Dream Band’ Derek Nash’s ‘Picante’ and Digby Fairweather’s Half Dozen. A hugely talented and multi-stylistic guitarist his style encompasses everyone from Eddie Lang to Jimi Hendrix and with world-class bassist ROGER CURPHEY he also supplies the rhythm section for our visiting stars!

1.15-2.30:  STEVE FISHWICK (trumpet)

The essence of cool! Since winning the ‘Rising star’ British Jazz Award in 2002 Steve has now gained global recognition as a soloist. His latest album ‘In the Empire State’ recorded in New York (where else?) in 2016 achieved five-star reviews and American trumpet icon Wynton Marsalis has said of Steve: ‘I can’t think of another trumpeter who can do what he does!’. The supreme compliment!

3.15-4.00  KAREN SHARP (tenor)

Karen’s career began with the legendary Humphrey Lyttelton band from 2000-2004 and since then she has recorded numerous solo albums as well as leading her own poll winning quartet with pianist Nikki Iles, bassist Dave Green and drummer Steve Brown. Karen has also starred at international jazz festivals including Tokyo, Singapore and Cape Town and toured with American equals including tenorist Harry Allen and premier cornetist Warren Vache.

4.45-5.30:  MICK FOSTER (Saxophones)

Mick’s formidable CV includes everyone from The London Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Concert Orchestra to Dame Cleo Laine, Jacqui Dankworth and ‘Swing Out Sister’. As a respected composer his music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3; as an educator he teaches jazz at Trinity Laban and Guildhall School of Music and Drama and you may also have spotted him in recent editions of ‘Downton Abbey’! Jazz critic Art Napoleon dubs Mick: ’The greatest all-round saxophonist in the UK’.

6.00-6.45 (ish): CLARE FOSTER (vocal) / SHANTI JAYASINHA (trumpet)

Clare has arrived in Southend via New Orleans, New York and London and her cool-voiced interpretation of standards (and the art of ‘Vocalese’ which adds words to classic jazz solos) will be enhanced by the trumpet and flugelhorn of Shanti who has played with the Brand New Heavies, Mike Westbrook’s Orchestra and John Mayer’s ground-breaking ‘Indo-Jazz Fusions’. A great way to end the day!

GET INVOLVED IN VILLAGE GREEN

There are lots of other opportunities to get involved in Village Green.  To apply to perform, creatively participate, or volunteer and help with the back stage running please visit www.villagegreenfestival.com and go to the CONTACT tab.

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

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.

KiX Jazz Orchestra. 17 piece band plus Kate Daniels on vocals. Repertoire includes a wide variety of Latin, Swing Standards, Fusion and Originals. To see when and where they are on next visit their new website at https://www.kixjazzorchestra.co.uk/schedule

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. https://soundcloud.com/andy-bowie

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. www.jazzlive.co.uk  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 www.frankgriffith.co.uk

14 July, 6.30-7.30PM. W/Tina May and Martin Litton. Foyles Book Shop. 107 Charing Cross Road, WC2H.www.foyles.co.uk. £10.
20 July, 8PM. W/Tad Newton and Friends.Bedford Golf Club.Camoustie Drive, Great Denham, Bedford, MK40 4FH. £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. www.thorpehall.co.uk
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 www.dorchesterarts.org.uk

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. www.stables.org. £10.
18 Oct, 12.30PM. W/Tad Newton. The Spice of Life. 6 Moor St, London, W1D 5NA. £6.

7 Nov, 8PM. w/Tad Newton. Olney Jazz Club. Carlton House Club.38 Hi St, Olney, MK46 4BB. £10. 01234 711348
25 Nov, 7.30PM. w/Tina May, Nick Weldon, Dave Olney, Richard Pite. Celebrating Ella and Fats. Pavenham Village Hall. Pavenham, Beds, MK43 7PE.£12.

HEADS UP!  GIGS LISTING:

Sun 30th July – Writtle Jazz Festival (all day)

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

14/07 – Billericay
15/07 – North Weald
19/07 – Essex County Bowls
11/08 – Billericay
15/08 – Theydon Boise Jazz Club
16/08 – Essex County Bowls
26/08 – North Weald
08/09 – Billericay
16/09 – North Weald
20/09 – Essex County Bowls
13/10 – Billericay
18/10 – Essex County Bowls
21/10 – North Weald (afternoon)
21/10 – The Fold, Billericay (evening)

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

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.

PETER JEZARD FORTHCOMING GIGS

The Wagon in Wix  from 8:30 – 11pm (and on every 3rd Wednesday of the month) with The Blackwater Band from 8:30  to 11 pm  and on the 3rd Wednesday of every month during 2017  There will be happy jazz provided The Blackwater Band

Sun June 25Wivenhoe Annual Jazz on the Quay.  Outside the Rose & Crown 1pm – 4pm

CHRIS INGHAM QUARTET live in 2016-17

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. www.bottleneckblues.com. Good food, reasonably priced available to eat at your table if required.  Further information, upcoming shows, available at www.bottleneckblues.com.

Tuesday 27 June – Steve Morrison

For this month, the debut at the club of a guitarist vocalist called Steve Morrison who is  highly recommended by one of our long standing regulars.  I have checked out his website  where there is a video of superstar guitarist George Benson, no less, singing his praises.  We also have a short support from a surprise artist, who I do know very well and is a class act. Due the support we will starting slightly earlier at 8.30pm.
Tickets £12.00, pay on the door.  Bookings to me.  Doors 7.30pm, band 8.30pm.  Good food, reasonably priced, available to eat at your table if required.  Further www.bottleneckblues.com.

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: http://www.barneysworthing.co.uk  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. www.hotnumberscoffee.co.uk

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

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  www.thesparrowsofparis.com

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: www.wegottickets.com info@spicejazz.co.uk ; tel/text: 07870 915682 www.spicejazz.co.uk http://www.facebook.com/spicejazz     advances http://www.wegottickets.com/event/        

Weds 28th June – JUSTIN THURGUR’S AFRO-JAZZ PROJECT

Trombonist for Bellowhead, Lokkhi Terra and Dele Sosimi’s Afro-Beat Orchestra, promotes his debut Afro-Jazz album ‘No Confusion’.  JUSTIN THURGUR trombone, GRAEME FLOWERS trumpet, KISHON KHAN piano/Rhodes/organ, SUMAN JOSHI double bass, ORESTE NODA congas & TANSAY OMAR drums – Justin Thurgur is most known as the trombonist from the seminal folk group Bellowhead, for over twenty years he has also been at the heart of the world music scene in Britain, particularly as the right hand man of former Fela and Femi Kuti keyboardist Dele Sosimi and with his long term collaboration with Kishon Khan. A defining feature of Thurgur’s career has been a commitment to sharing and shared musical communication, breaking down borders and creating music that celebrates commonality.
‘No Confusion’ is Thurgur’s first release under his name and is a true representation of this ideal. It combines his early love for the jazz of Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Coltrane, Lee Morgan, et al with his own musical journey. That journey has seen Thurgur working with the cream of the world music community both in London and further afield, alongside his work with Sosimi and Khan, Thurgur has worked with the likes of Tony Allen, Damon Albarn’s Africa Express project, Giraldo Piloto, Julito Padron, Changuito, Tony Kofi, Bukky Leo, Wara, Osvaldo Chacon, Baby Akhtar, Rob Fakir, The Selecter and The Levellers.  “Border breaking communication…….deftly celebrates our commonality.” 4/5 – Jane Cornwell, Evening Standard
“Perfection does not exist, but with this album Justin Thurgur and his mates are coming dangerously close to it.” Philippe de Cleen – damusic.be.
https://soundcloud.com/justin-thurgur https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ1g0rcg6r0
Doors: 6pm, Music: 8-11pm – £10/£8  adv  /403456

CALENDAR

National Jazz Archive fundraising concert – Trio Manouche featuring Quentin Collins on Saturday 24 June at 2:30 Loughton Methodist Church, 260 High Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 1RB.  £15.  Founded by guitarist Simon Harris, Trio Manouche is a world-class gypsy jazz ensemble playing classic tunes of ’Hot Club of France’ legends, Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, plus Simon’s upbeat originals. The trio features two of the UK’s finest exponents of gypsy swing jazz, Ducato Piotrowski on acoustic guitar and Mark Lewandowski on bass. The Trio is joined by one of Europe’s top jazz trumpet players, Quentin Collins.   TICKETS : www.nationaljazzarchive.org.uk/events T: 020 8502 4701 events@nationaljazzarchive.org.uk

DixieMix – East Anglia’s hottest Dixieland Jazz band is coming to Essex  –  Saturday June 24th Barnards Farm, West Horndon, CM13 3LX.  Admission £25 Children £10.  Gates open at 5pm to give time to admire the gardens. Concert starts at 6.15pm   Pre-booking essential via Barnards farm website: www.barnardsfarm.eu

DixieMix were the supporting band for Rod Stewarts 2014 UK tour and are recognised to be one of the best UK jazz ensembles. Book your tickets early for a great evening of entertainment and fun at the 2017 Essex National Garden Scheme Musical Evening.  This exciting event is taking place in the wonderful grounds of Barnards Farm, courtesy of Bernard and Sylvia Holmes, and The Christabella Charitable Trust, owners of Barnards Farm. Its a superb 22-hectare garden and sculpture park, with woodland, fountains and lake.  It promises to be a fantastic way to spend a summer’s evening. Bring a picnic!  Admission includes a glass of wine, strawberries and cream. Champagne and wine bars and light refreshments available.

Saturday 1st July 2017 – Featuring The Frog Island Jazz Band and The Salty Town Six
Summer Evening Jazz – Rotary Fundraiser for Charity.  Now in its 21st year, the Rotary Club of Ingatestone is holding this popular Open Air Jazz Concert in the gardens of Ingatestone Hall, Hall Lane, Ingatestone.   Sat.Nav:  CM4 9NS    Gates – 5.45 pm.  Concert – 6.15 pm.  In aid of Farleigh and Saint Francis Hospices.   Tickets £14.00 in advance from ticket outlets or £15 at gate, if available.   Accompanied children under 17 free.  Make up a party – bring your own table & chairs.  Enjoy your own picnic and drinks.  Food and drinks will be available:-  Jus ‘Cool Caribbean Food cooking hot dishes and burgers.   Brentwood Brewing Company with Real Ales – Wines – Soft Drinks & Mineral Waters.  Available: Coffee – Tea – Ice-cream  Umbrella parade – prizes for the best decorated brollies.  Raffle.  Ticket Hotline: 01277 350800   To book www.summereveningjazz.co.uk

Paul Higgs presents ‘CULT TV JAZZ THEMES’ on Thursday 6th JULY at The Table Café, 83 Southwark Street, London SE1 0HX.  Music: 8pm till 10.30pm.  Food and drink: nibbles, bar snacks, dinner, cocktails  Tickets: £20, welcome drink included.  Call The Table on 020 7401 2760 to book, or online – http://www.thetablecafe.com/whats-on   See Calendar

Paul Higgs presents an evening of cult TV jazz themes, including Spider-Man, Star Trek, Pink Panther and Doctor Who. Some of the world’s best jazz composers were commissioned to write these memorable and much loved themes: Neal Hefti, Henry Mancini, Johnny Dankworth, Alexander Courage, and Ron Grainer. Paul and his band will be playing these all-time cult classics, with some narrative background from Paul.
Paul was a Musical Director at the National Theatre and the RSC, and has performed with Sir Peter Maxwell Davis, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Johnny Dankworth, Lulu, Tony Hatch, John Williams, and Nancy Wilson. He has performed in major concert venues around the world, such as the Royal Festival Hall, the Berlin Concert Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scott’s and the Culford Room, Cadogan Hall. Paul’s performances regularly receive a standing ovation.  He is renowned for his magical sound and exceptional skill.

Clare Teal and her Trio will be at Thaxted Festival, 10 Watling Street, Thaxted, CM6 2PE on Saturday 8 July, at 7.30pm  http://www.thaxtedfestival.org.uk/clare-teal.html
Tickets £27 / £21 / £15 / £12 per ticket   Box Office – 01371 831421.
First Ladies of Swing Ella, Peggy, Doris and beyond

As much as she loves fronting her Big Band or her Hollywood Orchestra, award winning vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal still revels in performing in more intimate venues.   These concerts are renowned for their fabulous arrangements interspersed with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling.   The rich, jazz infused repertoire explores timeless classics penned by the legendary musical storytellers of the last 100 years, and celebrates giants of the Great American and British Songbooks through to the work of more contemporary writers plus Clare’s own original compositions.   The eclectic song list will include music from Cole Porter, Billy Strayhorn, Rodgers and Hammerstein, honouring the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, Nina Simone, Nancy Wilson and Peggy Lee.   As one of the UK’s greatest interpreters of song and much loved performers, Clare and her Trio promise a sparkling night of inspired music and unbridled entertainment, performed by the very best.

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 available from the New Wolsey Theatre – by phone, in person or online. www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

There are workshops for local amateur musicians and even one 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.”
You can find out more at www.ipswichjazzfestival.org.uk or by liking our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ipswichjazzfestival/

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   www.burtonagnes.com

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 http://www.burtonagnes.com/Jazz_Festival/Line_Up.html to be kept up to date.

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

Ellabration!    Frank Griffith sax    Tina May – vocals   With the Swing Unlimited Big Band, Celebrating the Centenary of Ella Fitzgerald’s sound and song on 6 September at 8PM at Parley Sports and Social Club. 275 Christchurch  Road. West Parley, Ferndown, BH8 8SQ. 07771 267445. £10 admission. www.subb.co.uk

Monday

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

Tuesday

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. www.anniesjazz.co.uk Annies Jazz @yeoldesmack. anniesjazz@googlemail.com

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. www.bottleneckblues.com. 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). www.eddiesealesbigband.co.uk

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. www.humphreylyttelton.com/live

Theydon Jazz Club Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday 8-10:30 pm, Traditional/Dixieland/New Orleans Jazz features Excellent Live Bands for listening/Dancing, facilities include: Bar/ Meals/Car Park.   www.theydonjazzclub.org.uk

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.

Wednesday

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. www.belvederejazz.co.uk 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.

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.

Thursday

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 www.cakesandal.blogspot.co.uk

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.

Friday

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

World class Jazz every Friday at Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel CO6 4PZ www.fleecejazz.org.uk

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.

Sunday

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 — http://bit.ly/r0lcY2, 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. www.jazzbanduk.com

Retrospectivejazz, are a trad and Dixieland band based in darkest NE Essex. You can find their website at http://.retrospectivejazz.cticloud.co.uk

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 : http://traditional-jazz.com/mainpages/documents/stjohnsa5.pdf

Tony Jacobs News

www.tonyjacobs.net 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 tj@tonyjacobs.net

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: July 7/8/9 and October 20/21/22.

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 John Seeley’s Jazz and Saxophone Group
If playing as part of a group appeals to you, why not join John Seeley’s Jazz and Saxophone Group?  I run my own Jazz Workshop and Saxophone Workshop on alternative Thursday evenings, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at St Michael and All Angels Church in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.  £7 Entry.   All ability levels and instruments are welcome, there is no need to book, just come along and join in!   We are a relaxed, friendly, welcoming group and are always looking for more members to join our Jazz family!

Jazz Workshop
The aim of this workshop is to provide a creative and relaxed atmosphere for musicians of all levels, to learn theory aspects of music, and gain practical knowledge of performing.  The music used will range from Hard Bop, Modern to Contemporary Jazz, and will be arranged to a high level.

Saxophone Workshop
The workshop aims to develop saxophone technique and performance in a friendly creative environment.  Each class explores saxophone and musicianship skills that will enhance the individual and group performer.  This includes music theory, methods of practice, sight reading, improvisation, aural work, and specific concepts to increase your knowledge on the saxophone.  This is worked concurrently with a repertoire of saxophone music from different genres of music with a focus on Classical and Jazz.

Weekly Saturday Jazz Workshops in Orpington (SE London) for anyone, any age, on any instrument, interested in developing their improvising skills and musicianship. It is a practical, performance based approach to learning in a nurturing group. Through the playing and study of standard jazz repertoire we cover some of the requirements for improvising including ear training, rhythmic skills, developing your harmonic understanding, learning transcriptions of some classic recordings and building a jazz vocabulary. By better understanding the process of playing jazz and your role in the group you can gain confidence in your improvising. Limited numbers.   www.saturdayjazzworkshop.com

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 www.veronachard.com/bivja vox@veronachard.com

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 beverley.lockyer@essex.gov.uk

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: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002mhdx

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‘Jazztonic’ is a jazz music and magazine radio programme every Weds at 7pm – 8pm presented by David Craigie and is now available online via  (www.radionenevalley.co.uk)
I present music from ragtime through sing and fusion to contemporary from Northamptonshire UK to the world!  It would be a pleasure to have your company!
July 12th Tom Syson          July 19th Joel Barford          August 2nd Corrie Dick
Dominic Galea and Georgina Jackson dates to be confirmed.

tune to www.1940sukradio.co.uk

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: http://www.phoenixfm.com/2014/01/21/all-that-jazz/, helping to build a following for jazz among younger people. Adam teachs jazz piano/composition in Billericay (MA Guildhall School of Music and Drama). http://www.reverbnation.com/adamdyerjazz

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: http://jazzupdate.co.uk/downloads/kentjazzspring14.pdf

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 http://radiotime.com/station/s_6837/Blast_1386.aspx.

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

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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. 7.30-10pm. £10. Reserve seating 01787 237653.

Bures: On Thursday 6th July it’s “Jazznights @ The Bures Festival” with SUE RICHARDSON’S “Too Cool – the Music of Chet Baker”, the ex-Humphrey Lytelton saxophonist KAREN SHARP plus LARRAINE ODELL & the Jazznights Trio with the great CLARK TRACEY on drums! Tickets at £15 https://www.buresmusicfestival.com/product/jazz-night-2017/?doing_wp_cron=1493634831.9230771064758300781250.

Haverhill: On Sunday 25th June the SNAKE DAVIS BAND are at the Arts Centre. 8.00pm. Tickets £18.50.

Stoke By Nayland: Fleece Jazz at the Stoke By Nayland Hotel, CO6 4PZ  See http://www.fleecejazz.org.uk/

Saffron Walden: The Saffron Hall, Audley End Road, CB11 4UH present “Jazz In The Foyer” on Friday 23rd June with HENRY SPENCER & JUNCTURE

Bury St Edmunds: Headhunters Jazz at the Hunter Club, 6, St Andrews Street headhunterslivemusic@gmail.com or see http://www.headhunterslive.org

Brentwood: Spike’s Place at The Bardswell, Weald Road, Essex, CM14 4TJ  Tel: 01245 420475 for details.

Chelmsford: The TED BEAMENT TRIO are at ACanteen, 35 New London Rd, CM2 0ND with “Jazz For Dining” on Saturday 24th June. Around 8pm to 10.30ish. Book a table on 01245 205889.

Colchester: The Arts Centre Jazz Club at Church Street (off Head Street) www.colchesterartscentre.com. See www.colchesterartscentrejazzclub.com

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  Doors & Bar Open 7:00pm, Jazz from 8:00pm. Booking: www.cambridgejazz.org.  Phone: 07827 012875. Email: info@cambridgejazz.org.

Cambridge: Every Sunday night the ANDY BOWIE QUARTET are at the Tram Depot, Dover Street. http://www.tramdepotcambridge.co.uk and https://soundcloud.com/andy-bowie.

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

Rawreth: The Belvedere Jazz & Music Club at The Chichester Hotel, Old Wickford Road, Nr Wickford, SS11 8UE

Ipswich:  California club, 195, Foxhall Road, IP3 8LB. http://ipswichjazzclub.co.uk/gigs.html#Gig4

Ipswich: There’s a Jazz Ensemble Playing Workshop with JOHN SEELEY on Saturday 24th June from 2pm to 4pm at St Peter’s by the Waterfront, College Street, IP1 1XF. Tel: 01473 295900.

Norwich: The Maddermarket Theatre Bar    http://www.norwichjazzclub.co.uk

Norwich: The singer/pianist JOANNA EDEN is doing a series of gigs in the region. Check www.joannaeden.net for info.

Lowestoft: Milestones Jazz Club at the Hatfield Hotel, The Esplanade, NR33 0QG present the RED SHADOW QUARTET on Sunday 2nd July. http://www.milestonesjazzclub.co.uk.

Walthamstow: E17 Jazz are at Maud, 186, Hoe Street, E17 4QH on Thursday 13th July with the E17 LARGE ENSEMBLE. 8.30-11pm. £10/8. Kids free.

 

And finally … NAG TIME! PLEASE NOTE:

1. As mentioned above, please do NOT just send us posters or flyers or a link to a website. We will not include anything which we cannot copy and paste the text from. Word etc documents are fine, as is just typing the information in the body of an email. If someone does your artwork for you they would normally be happy to email you the text to save you re-typing it.

2. Please send all items for inclusion in the newsletter to listings<at>jazzupdate.co.uk

3. We have had a couple of instances lately where people unconnected with the night have contacted us to let us know that details of the night have changed or that it has ceased. If you are including your events PLEASE let us know of any changes etc. (you only have to click “reply” when you receive the weekly newsletter). And of course if you are aware of a change or an inaccuracy please let us know – we really do appreciate your input.

4. Please include full address in including postcode for the venue. Most people these days use SatNav, so please make it easier for them.

5. We always try (when life doesn’t get in the way!) to send the newsletter on Friday morning. Can you get your information to us by 4pm Thursday evening at the latest to guarantee inclusion please.

Many thanks!