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Jazz at the Chalkwell Park Rooms – (3rd Wednesday of the month)  Wednesday 24th May Interplay featuring John Seeley.  Doors Open @ 7pm.  Bar, good food and Raffle

‘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. Lift the spirits with Fats Waller, “The Harmful Little Armful”; hear Humph at his hottest; plus classic big band swing from Artie Shaw and Woody Herman. All this and so much more at 11.00 pm on Saturday, May 20 on the following BBC stations: Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Kent. Cambridgeshire, Northampton and Three Counties. Also available nationally and internationally on the BBC iPlayer. The Late Paul Barnes – rhythm & rhubarb of the finest kind.

Jazztonic is now available online via our website (www.radionenevalley.co.uk) and is a jazz music and magazine radio programme every Wednesday at 7pm-8pm.  Music from ragtime through swing and fusion to contemporary.  May 24th will feature music and chat with Dave Chard, saxophonist, who has gigged in the local Northampton area for several years.  It would be a pleasure to have your company!

June 7th will feature Alan Barnes live in the studio.
July 12th will feature Tom Syson live in the studio

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.

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

Redbridge Green Fair Music Club guest acts on Friday 19 May at the monthly showcase night include some of their jazz singer and musician friends, featuring bass, keyboard, guitar, sax and drums.  Sue Holliday and Bernice will share vocal duties, accompanied by some of the best jazz musicians around, who will be familiar faces to those of you who have already discovered the delights of the regular Thursday night RAFA Jazz Club which extends a friendly welcome every week from 8.30pm.  Completing the bill on is talented composer and singer Bob Gilbert. Another fantastic evening. RAFA Club 295 Cranbrook Rd Ilford IG1 4UA.  Admission £5

Loz Speyer’s Inner Space with Chris Biscoe – alto sax/alto clarinet, Rachel Musson – ten/sop sax, Olie Brice – double bass, Gary Willcox – drums on Tues 27 June – ‘Life on the Edge’ album launch at the Vortex Jazz Club 11, Gillett Sq, Dalston, London N16 8AZ – 8.30-11pm – £10 adv booking/ £12 on door

Jazz Night at Stanboroughs Conservative Club, Hoddesdon, Herts EN11 8EP   Friday 16th June    (Tribute to Alex Welsh).   Featuring Julian Marc Stringle – clarinet, James Davison – trumpet and vocals, Tom Green – trombone, Will Scott – clarinet, Sam Watts – piano, James Kitchman – guitar, Misha Mullov-Avvado – Bass and Will Glazer – Drums.  This evening of Jazz will be a real treat.  £7.50 for Members £12.50 for non-Members.  Music commences at 8pm.  Food available to purchase from 6pm-8pm.  01992 466247 for info or to book.

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 and other local Rotary causes.   Tickets £14.00 in advance from ticket outlets or £15 at gate, if available.   Accompanied children under 17 admitted 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

Jerry Senfluk @ Old Harlow.  Czech clarinet star, Jerry Senfluk who used to play with Max Collie’s Rhythm Aces and John Petters Swing Band in the 80s will be appearing at St John’s Arts Centre, St John’s Walk, Market St, Old Harlow CM17 0AJ on Thursday 25th May at 8pm with Martin Litton, Keith Donald and John Petters. @ 8pm Admission £10

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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

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

24th May  – Atila sings ‘Nat King Cole’                                   Gabriel Latchin – piano    Colin Oxley  – guitar    Tom Farmer – double  bass     Steve Brown – drums

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

31st May –  Java Jam                                                       Sarah–Jane Hassell – vocals    Bonnie Hassell – vocals    Roger Lewin – piano/keyboard     John Wills – drums/vocals    Tim Robertson – bass/vocals    Phil Brown – tenor saxophone/flute

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

7th June  – The Syd Lawrence Orchestra      SOLD OUT

14th June – Tony Jacob’s Swell Party                             Tony Jacobs – vocals & trumpet     Louise Cookman – vocals     Karen Sharp – saxes     Jim Barry – piano     Paul Morgan - double bass      Len Walker – guitar     Steve Rushton – drums

To celebrate our 4th Anniversary at The Chichester, we welcome “This extraordinary singer and his fabulous band” A fantastic new show celebrating the genius of some of the greatest songwriters and performers of all time: George Gershwin, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Rodgers and Hart, Ella Fitzgerald, Cole Porter, Rosemary Clooney, Irving Berlin, Frank Sinatra, Hoagy Carmichael, Louis Armstrong  and many others
Tony Jacobs is one of the country’s most entertaining performers with an exceptional repertoire of swing and popular music from the 1920s – 1950s. He returns with a brand new, exciting show which celebrates the music and performers of the era with fascinating (sometimes hilarious) anecdotes of the day and includes highlights from his successful shows – The Sinatra Years, The Gershwin Years and Let’s Face the Music.
Music and songs include Alexander’s Ragtime Band, From This Moment On, Sisters, A Foggy Day, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Georgia On My Mind, Tiger Rag, Ugly Duckling, You’re Just In Love, Smile, There’s No Business Like Show Business, Someone To Watch Over Me, Sweet Georgia Brown, Lady Be Good and many, many others.
Tony is accompanied by Jim Barry (piano) and Sue Greenway (saxophone). Special guest is lovely Louise Cookman – a wonderful singer described as having ‘a voice to die for!’
A wonderful heady cocktail of songs and music – a must-see show for all music-lovers – young and old.  Admission £15 on the door – strictly by prior reservation only

21st June – Iain MacKenzie                   Iain MacKenzie – vocals     Alex Garnett – saxes     Rob Barron – piano     Matt Home – drums     Simon Thorpe – double bass

Straight from the ‘Cool School’ of Chet Baker, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra & Mel Tormé comes the swinging voice of Iain Mackenzie. Iain performs classic Jazz & Swing standards with golden era charm, and a contemporary edge! The band features some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians, with credits including Tom Jones, Katie Melua, Van Morrison, Wynton Marsalis, Bryan Ferry, Jools Holland, Stacey Kent and BBC Proms favourites the John Wilson Orchestra.  We welcome back at member’s request Iain Mackenzie who is one of the most in demand jazz and big band singers in the UK, having performed with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, the RTE Concert Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra and the BBC Big Band. Iain is currently the principle male vocalist for the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, and section leader for the Ronnie Scott’s Singers – The iTones.  Iain will have completed singing in his 7th UK tour with Brendan Cole’s (of Strictly Come Dancing) ‘All Night Long’ show – touring  from January – April 2017

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.  Mark Crooks has played in all of London’s top jazz venues and at jazz festivals up and down the country, including a week 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.  Mark was 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 he  was immediately invited back to perform a Benny Goodman programme in April 2007 and to reprise the Artie Shaw with Strings Concert in Sept 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 festivals.
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 he has worked in a wide range of musical settings including classical work and shows but is most at home in the jazz world.  Mark is joined tonight with his handpicked best UK jazz musicians for an evening of melody.

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

17 MayLeszek Kulascewicz (tenor) + Paolo Losi (piano)

24 MayOCTET:
Mark Tydeman
(tpt/flg) + Ayo Akintonwa (gtr) + Mervin Samuels (alto) + Leszek Kulascewicz (tnr) + Errol Woodburn (bari) + Frank Brereton (piano) +  Cosimo Keita (drums) + John Pamenter (bass/arrgts)

31 MayRay Shea (piano) + Sarah Bolter (saxes)

7 JunIenne Hunter (guitar) + Roger Lewin (piano)

14 JunPaul Higgs (tpt/flg) + Jenny Carr (piano)

21 JunCliff Hall (piano)

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

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

THEYDON JAZZ CLUB @ THORNWOOD VILLAGE HALL, Weald Hall Lane, CM16 6NB. 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of every month, 8 pm to 10.30. Traditional/Dixieland/New Orleans Jazz featuring excellent live bands for listening and dancing. Drinks & snacks / tea & coffee / dance floor / plentiful seating / free car park. All are welcome. Admission – Non Members £10, Members £8. Children admitted under supervision, free for 12 and unders.  Disabled facillities are available.  Visit www.theydonjazzclub.org.uk or contact Dave & Sheila Dyer – tel: 01945 588325; email: davedyer24@gmail.com

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

June 20th  –  The Westside Syncopators (Al Nichols)

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

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

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

Aug 15th  –  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  –  T B A

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paul Higgs, a frequent visitor to the Club continues to perform at the highest level blending classical and jazz styles with simple ease. His CD ‘Pavanne’ reached No.1 in One World Charts.   His recent collaboration with the Chris Ingram Quartet on the crafted biography of Hoagy Carmichael created CD’s ‘Hoagy’  and ‘Dudley’  highlighting the delightful music of Dudley Moore 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.

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

TUESDAY  30TH OF MAY.  BARNES, BIRD & A SPRINKLING OF PEPPER.    Alan Barnes on Sax & Clarinet, Ted Beament on piano, Les Circle on drums & Murray Salmon on double-bass.  A classic evening of swinging jazz with one of the UK’s best saxophonists performing from the songbook of Charlie Parker & Art Pepper.

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

Tuesday 23rd May – 8.00pm
Al Nicholls Quartet

Tuesday 6th June – 8.00pm
Olly Wilby with Rob Baron, Simon Woolf & David Dyson

Tuesday 13th June – 8.00pm
From Italy Andrea Pozza with Dave Green & Steve Brown

Tuesday 20th June – 8.00pm
Vasilis Xenopolous with the Nigel Price Trio

“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 15th June - 8.30pm
From Italy Andrea Pozza with Dave Green & Steve Brown
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

4th  June:      Allison Neale

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

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

21st May from 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm. George Dawson. Playing clarinet and soprano sax George leads his small band which is famous for recreating the distinctive sound of Sidney Bechet. This is the first time at the club at the club for this band

28th May from 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm. The Jack Clifford Swingtette.  Another wonderful end to another month of jazz at the club with an evening of traditional and jazz standards from the Swingtette. Jack’s clarinet and alto sax leads his ensemble with guests including, as usual, Tim Huskisson playing the piano.

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 4th June    ‘RENOWN UK JAZZ GUITARIST”
ESMOND SELWYN
 www.esmondselwyn.com   This is Esmond’s first visit to the club. He is one of the top jazz guitarist in the UK. I look forward to his exciting and melodic playing. Checkout his website. Not to be missed.  Sam Edwards – KeyboardsJose CanhaString Bass.  Graeme Culham – Drums

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

NEW TIMES! 8pm  – 10.30pm 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday 3rd December 2017     SIMON SPILLETT  Saxophone

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

e17 JAZZ – The award winning e17 jazz collective presents concerts on the last Wednesday of each month featuring local musicians of national renown plus exciting guest stars in a relaxed jazz club setting. 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 June 8th @ MAUD  Special Guest – Georgia Mancio With the Nick Tomalin Trio 8.30-11pm, £8/£5 (Kids under 15 go free)   www.georgiamancio.com

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

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

The E17 Large Ensemble are a 13-piece contemporary jazz group comprising five saxes, three trumpets, voice, guitar, piano and bass, and are on the forefront of the UK contemporary jazz scene. It was formed ten years ago as the flagship ensemble of the E17 collective, one of the most significant music collectives to emerge in recent years. All members of the ensemble are respected bandleaders in their own right, and many have contributed their own original compositions to the group. Outside of the group, the musicians have collaborated with a huge range of established European jazz artists, including Tim Garland, Han Bennink, Andy Sheppard, Ivo Neame (Phronesis), Jamie Cullum, Django Bates, Zoe Rahman, Gwilym Simcock, Gwyneth Herbert and many others.
The Ensemble curated the first Walthamstow Jazz Festival in 2009 and commissioned a brand new work by the respected composer and pianist Liam Noble with financial assistance from Arts Council England.  It continues to promote ambitious and forward-thinking projects – with the latest commission written by the renowned composer Hans Koller, and inspired by Turkish traditional music seen through the prism of a jazz composer, with inspiration from Gil Evans’s masterpiece, Sketches of Spain.
This gig marks the 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

24 Apr – Pedigree Jazz Band

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

30th April      –  Dave Rance’s  ROCKIN CHAIR BAND

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

COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE JAZZ CLUB.  Church 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

June 4th:  SOLSTICE.  While retaining a uniquely British identity, six-piece Solstice’s music is influenced by the sounds of downtown New York, Latin America, Brazil and France, and jazz musicians such as Chick Corea and Hermeto Pascoal. The end result is lyrical, mellow, invigorating and uplifting music.

June 18th:  TORUS, featuring Mornington Lockett & Andrea Vicari.  Specialising in the kind of exciting acoustic fusion that came out of New York in the 70s and 80s from bands and artists such as Steps Ahead, Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea, Torus’ core repertoire still draws heavily on that legacy. Expect a night full of funky, surprising and familiar tunes.

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

Jazzin’ Jolson on Saturday 17 June

Julian Marc Stringle’s popular ‘Jazzin Jolson’ ensemble will perform legendary Al Jolson’s many hits and dynamic Dixieland arrangements of classic jazz melodies that resonate with memories of the incomparible Louis Armstrong, ‘Wild Bill’ Davison & Muggsy Spanier.
Dixieland Jazz is exciting vibrant music that can only be convincingly performed by masters of this joyous idiom, and, this remarkable band is rich in virtuoso instrumentalists, all gifted exponents of red hot Chicago style jazz.

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

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

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

Wednesday 31st May 2017 – Snake Davis Band

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

You can find us on Facebook; why not join the group page – The Jazz Mix @ The Maritime Room   Cliffs Pavilion website: 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 information: www.ivyroomjazz.co.uk  info@ivyroomjazz.co.uk

31st May 2017 – Atila Sings: Broadway to MGM        Atila (Vocals), Sandra Lambert (Piano), Mick Hutton (Double Bass), Mike Eaves (Guitar), Steve Rushton (Drums)

International singing sensation Atila brings his exciting show “From Broadway to MGM” to the Ivy Room, performing a selection of Broadway hits which made it to MGM and onto the big screen. Join Atila for a trip through the decades of great song writers and forgotten hits featuring songs such as ‘Bewitched’, ‘ On The Street Where You Live’,  ’Someone To Watch Over Me’, ‘Hello Young Lovers’, ‘What Kind of Fool am I’, and many more.
“I was knocked out by Atila. He has the voice and the class to show the world what great music is all about”Buddy Greco

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.

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

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

June 6th Kingsclub 7. Our regular house band led by John Davis, featuring the usual front line of leader on alto/soprano sax and John Mole on tenor sax and John Bridge on trombone and Mike Sherwood vocals.

June 13th Club Dixielanders. Our popular Traditional jazz band playing all the old favourites from the Crescent City.

June 20th Lou’s Sextet. We welcome again Louise and her sextet an evening of Jazz, blues and Latin.

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 at 7.30pm, gig starts 8.00 pm, 2 sets, ends approx 11.00 pm
Ample parking; fully accessible – info 01787 211865
See website for directions to the venue as satnav can get you lost!
Tickets – Box Office: 01787 211865; WeGotTickets (booking fee); On the door (cash/cheque)

31 March 2017  –  John East Project       £18

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

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

May 20                              June 17                             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  25th May – 8.30pm
Al Nicholls Quartet

Thursday  1st June – 8.30pm
Atila with Gabrial Latchin, Conor Chaplin & Matt Home

Thursday  8th June – 8.30pm
Osian Roberts with Graham Harvey Simon Woolf & Winson Clifford

Thursday  22nd June – 8.30pm
Mick Foster Quartet

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

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

JAZZNIGHTS @ THE BELL, CLARE The Bell Hotel, Market Hill, Clare, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 8NN. from. 7.30 – 10.00pm  £10 Admission.  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 21st May – MORNINGTON LOCKETT

Sunday 4th June – CRISSY LEE BAND

Sunday 18th June – DEBBY BRACKNELL

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

May 25th      THE MICK FOSTER SEXTET Play The Authentic GERRY MULLIGAN  www.mickfoster.org.uk

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

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

All gigs start at 8pm  — Adm £12

June 1st        JEFF HOOPER QUARTET       www.jeffhooper.co.uk

Travelling all the way from his home in South Wales for this gig at The FJC.  Jeff Hooper the long term number one vocalist with the famous Syd Lawrence Orchestra.  Now has his own Big Band & also performs regularly with The BBC Big Band & The Royal Philharmonic Orch ~~ Jeff is also a great solo performer with his trio.  He spends a lot of time entertaining on the top end quality cruise ships throughout the world & at all the UK’s famous jazz haunts .. Jeff always produces the goods at The FJC & that is why we have him return with
Robin Aspland  piano  Amazing pianist from the BBC Big Band & many times at The FJC
Paul Morgan double bass ~~Probably the most versatile bassist in The UK
Rod Brown drums  If it’s accompanying a Quality Vocalist — then it has to be Rod Brown

Tuesday   June 6th       BRUCE ADAMS ~ ART THEMEN ~ BRIAN DEE ~ DAVE GREEN ~ SEBASTIAAN DU KROM     www.bruce-adams.co.uk

June 15th  – LOUISE MARSHALL with THE DEREK NASH BAND   www.dereknash.com / www.louiseclaremarshall.org.uk      From The Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

Derek Nash the amazing leader of the sax section of The Jools Holland R & B Orchestra brings back to The FJC Louise Marshall, the amazing blues/funk/brilliant vocalist from that Orchestra.  On her previous visits to the FJC this young lady has had the audience completely mesmerized by her amazing voice & wonderful personality -

Neil Angilley  PianoThe most exciting latin pianist in the country
Alec Dankworth Double Bass — Top bassist — the legacy lives on…
Nic France  Drums One of the great drummers that DN brings to The FJC

June 22nd       THE BEST OF BRITISH JAZZ       Now Booking ~ Not to be missed 

The UK’s Finest Father & son Saxophone Duo  ALEX  &  WILLIE  GARNETT  QUINTET     LEON GREENING ~ ADAM KING ~ SEBASTIAAN DU KROM      www.alexgarnettsax.com

Great return visit of this fantastic modern jazz quintet – plus all the humour of this father & son relationship.

ALEX GARNETT Alto & tenor sax. One of the UK’s finest saxophonists & recognised worldwide for his accomplished playing. He has a long term residency at Ronnie Scotts & The Scott Organisation do a nationwide theatre touring show ” The Ronnie Scott Story ” – in which Alex plays the leading roll.  With Alex we have another legend of the Sax, his dad WILLIE GARNETT ~ this man has played with all the top jazz men throughout the world & also runs his own Big Band, which is very busy in the capital.

What a rhythm section to accompany these guys
LEON GREENING  Piano — One of the UK’s most exciting young pianists.
ADAM KING  Double Bass — Brilliant young bassist, plays with a skill beyond his years…
SEBASTIAAN DU KROM  Drums  This is one of Europe’s top drummers — Amazing

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 very 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  – – Wow ~ what a line up

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
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Jazz in some form has been heard in Britain since 1880!  But there’s never been a flagship centre in the UK.  To rectify this 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 to develop the project.   The JCUK opened its first department on February 6th 2016 in Southend’s Beecroft Art Gallery. Its collections (so far) 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 also celebrates the music with film presentations in our 110-seat cinema and an informal jazz cafe for visitors, with longer-term ambitions.

‘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 to visitors for the following eight weeks.  Full details next week.

The Jazz Centre [UK] Movies   at the Beecroft Art Gallery  2pm  Entrance free

Saturday May 20thKeep On Keepin’ On    Shot over the course of five years, “Keep On keepin’ On” depicts the remarkable story of jazz legend Clark Terry. Part of the film is about him mentoring a young blind jazz pianist Justin Kauflin. Terry is among the few performers ever to have played in both Count Basie’s and Duke Ellington’s bands.

Saturday May 27th - Jazz Legends: Johnny Griffin, Richie Cole   Two 30 minute programs recorded in 1981 at the Village Vanguard. One with the Johnny Griffin Quartet, with Ronnie Matthews, Ray Drummond, and Kenny Washington.The second with the Richie Cole Quintet, featuring pianist Bobby Enriqez and guitarist Bruce Forman.

Saturday June 3rd – High Society    This remake of ‘The Philadelphia Story’ into a star-studded technicolor musical with Cole Porter tunes works splendidly and remains an underrated gem. Starring Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and jazz great Louis Armstrong, the Cole Porter score, and lyrical content is delivered memorably by the charismatic performers.

Saturday June 10th – Brownie Speaks      A native of Wilmington, Delaware, jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown made an outstanding and influential contribution to music. He was killed in a car accident at the age of 25. This  feature-length documentary presents a richly detailed account of Brown’s life, and examines his historical importance in the context of three criteria–innovation, influence, and individuality.

Saturday June 17th – Duke Ellington: The Classic Hollywood Years    Different films of the Duke and his orchestra, including assorted musical sequences from motion pictures. Duke’s debut in the short “Black and Tan”. The short “A Bundle of Blues” with a lenghty rendition of “Stormy Weather” that starred Ivie Anderson. “Symphony in black: A rhapsody of Negro life” with Billie Holiday. And much more.

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.  These can be secured with Southend Borough Council through their Southend Advantage Card scheme.  For more details of how to claim your FREE ticket – 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

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

8 June, 7.30PM. FG Trio with Pete Churchill, piano/vocals and Laurence Evans, bass.Hot Numbers Coffee. Dales Brewery, Gwydir St. Cambridge, CB1 2LJ. 01223 359966. www.hotnumberscoffee.co.uk. Free

18 June, 1-3PM. W/Kevin Fitzsimmons.  Pizza Express. 10 Dean Street, W1D 017. www.pizzaexpresslive.com. £15.

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

14 July, 6.30-7.30PM.
W/Tina May and Martin Litton. Foyles Book Shop. 107 Charing Cross Road, 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 21st May – The Blue Boar, Silver St., Maldon (3pm)
Sun 30th July – Writtle Jazz Festival (all day)

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

09/06 – Billericay
21/06 – Essex County Bowls – Peter Rudeford
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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CHRIS INGHAM QUARTET live in 2016-17

*Sat 10 June – COSSINGTON Village Hall*
Thurs 22 June – CAMBRIDGE Jazz Club
Sun 16 July – IPSWICH Jazz Club
*Sun 23 July – RADLETT Arts Centre*
Sun 3 Sep – RADLETT Arts Centre
Sun 24 Sep – COLCHESTER Arts Centre

THE BOTTLENECK BLUES CLUB meet on the last Tuesday of the month in the Roffen Suite in Rochester – 41 New Road, Rochester ME1 1DX. Normally tickets £12, doors 7.30pm, band on stage 8.45pm. 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 30 May – The Spikedrivers

A long awaited return after 18 months of a forefront club favouriteThey are the epitome of superb musicianship, coupled with showmanship and a delivery that only great experience can bring.  They superbly create their own music and the tunes they cover, they make their own.  Tickets £12.00, pay on the door.  Bookings to me at the return email address.  Doors open 7.30pm, band on stage 8.45pm.  Good food, reasonably priced, available to eat at your table if required.  Further information, upcoming shows, location map etc., available at 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

WEDS 24th May – COCO ‘N’ THE FELLAS + SWING’IT DIXIE BAND. Trad/Swing Party – an unusual show presenting music from the 20s and 30s! New Orleans, French Gypsy Swing and a little bit of jazz-fusion to insure an amazing night!!! Put on your Best Vintage looks and come to the party!  There will be sparkling golden beads, a squeaky clarinet, dancing musicians in hats and heels … even a banjo will appear!!! Who could resist such a crazy night??
COCO ‘N’ THE FELLAS: About to head off to their first European Summer Tour, the band start the journey in Soho! They will be touring England, Scotland, Italy, Switzerland and even Bulgaria this hot season. Playing at renown venues such as Torino Jazz Club, Studio 5 Jazz Club, Be-bop café as well as featuring at radio stations and tv shown within Europe. Coco ‘n’ the Fellas originally started as a Gypsy tribute quartet but soon found love in composing and arranging in their own style. Stretching the boundaries of the Swing traditions Coco will transport you to a sonic landscape of gypsy jazz, bebop, fusion and more…
SWING’IT: Norway’s hottest Dixieband, Swing’it, is coming to Spice of Life to join Coco ‘n’ the Fellas for a night of Trad and Swing. They’re taking their audience on a journey 100 years back in time and across the Atlantic to 1920s New Orleans, promising a swinging evening filled with great music, sweet harmonies, an out-of-tune-banjo, three buckets of charm, boater hats and braces, mesmerizing singers and a vibrant atmosphere you’ won’t find anywhere else in town! Swng It play all over Norway and have lately brought their music to the streets of London where they play at hidden speakeasies, cocktail bars and some of the city’s finest jazz clubs. This is an evening you don’t want to miss! Doors open: 6pm, Music: 8-11pm – £10/£8 advance http://www.wegottickets.com/event/401271

WEDNESDAY 31st May LONDON CITY BIG BAND – Incredibly tight youthful ensemble playing faithful renditions taken from the books of Sinatra, Ella, Basie, Rich & James & led by top young trumpeter BARNEY LOWE. Doors open: 6pm, Music: 8-11pm – £10/£8 advance http://www.wegottickets.com/event/399244

CALENDAR

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

Hadleigh Jazz Club presents The Jazz of Dudley Moore at 8pm on Sat 3rd June 2017  £14
Hadleigh Town Hall, Market Place, Hadleigh, IP7 5DN.  With The Chris Ingham Quartet
CHRIS INGHAM piano   PAUL HIGGS trumpet    MARIANNE WINDHAM bass    GEORGE DOUBLE drums.   Beloved comic actor Dudley Moore (1935-2002) was also one of the UK’s most dazzling, swinging jazz pianists and a composer of wit and depth. Following their acclaimed Hoagy project, the Chris Ingham Quartet revisit Dudley’s fabulous 1960s jazz compositions in an evening packed with music and anecdote.  t: 07941 360890   w: georgedouble.com
e: george.double@hotmail.co.uk

Jazz Night at Stanboroughs Conservative Club, Hoddesdon, Herts EN11 8EP   Friday 16th June    (Tribute to Alex Welsh).   Featuring Julian Marc Stringle – clarinet, James Davison – trumpet and vocals, Tom Green – trombone, Will Scott – clarinet, Sam Watts – piano, James Kitchman – guitar, Misha Mullov-Avvado – Bass and Will Glazer – Drums.

This evening of Jazz will be a real treat, a night not to be missed. It’s £7.50 for Members and £12.50 for non-Members.  Music commences at 8pm.  Food is available to purchase from 6pm-8pm, choose from the following, mains: king prawn linguine – £6.95, chicken wrapped in parma ham with sautéed potatoes – £7.95,  sirloin steak and gourmet chunky chips with all the trimmings – £13.95.  A selection of desserts will be available for £3.50 each.  Please select your food choice if required.  Please phone 01992 466247 for more information or to book.

On June 18 2017 @1 pm Elgoods will run their celebrated Fathers Day Jazz event in their beautiful Brewery Gardens at North Brink Wisbech, The Band will be The Hugely successful band from last year The Theydon Select Six:- Peter Rudeforth Trunpet/Julian Stringle Clt/sax, admission £10 each, accompanied under 12’s free.  The band will play three sets between 1-4.15pm snacks /tea/coffee, and alcohol available …. please bring a garden chair or blanket …. picnics are allowed dogs (except guide dogs) aren’t.  Wheelchair access.  Enquiries, advanced reservations:- davedyer24@gmail.com :  phone 01945 588325

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Workshop dates:
25th May 2017
8th June 2017

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

Workshop dates:
1st, 15th June 2017

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

British and International Vocal (Jazz) Academy (BIVJA) workshop course is a high quality enterprise implementing the skills and experience of a full rhythm section. For those who wish to acquire a greater understanding of the working of that rhythm section plus harmony, aural, jazz music theory and jazz style through practical sessions integrating performance, audience communication, history, safe vocal technique, extending range and improvisation and all ‘tools of the trade’. In Ealing, BIVJA promotes a warm but challenging environment and as the course develops ALL students will have acquired some practical knowledge of piano, bass, kit and percussion playing and band leading skills in addition to vocal and technical skills. The support group created will assist students in self-promotion and performance opportunities. Verona Chard – 020 8992 1571 – leave message, and contact details. 07985 440902 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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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: A very special Jazznights in the Cavendish Suite at The Bell, Market Hill, CO10 8NN on Sunday 21st May featuring the top UK saxophonist MORNINGTON LOCKETT plus JOHN CRITCHINSON (pno) & DAVE GREEN (bs). 7.30-10pm. £10. Reserve seating by reply or call 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. Tickets at £15 https://www.buresmusicfestival.com/product/jazz-night-2017/?doing_wp_cron=1493634831.9230771064758300781250.

Stoke By Nayland: Fleece Jazz at the Stoke By Nayland Hotel, CO6 4PZ have got PARTISANS on Friday 19th May. See http://www.fleecejazz.org.uk/

Saffron Walden: The Saffron Hall, Audley End Road, CB11 4UH present “Jazz In The Foyer” on Friday 19th May with the DAN FORSHAW QUARTET

Saffron Walden: Spike’s Place at The Saffron Hotel, High Street, Essex, CB10 1AZ present the USA guitarist HOWARD ALDEN on Thursday 18th May. 8.30pm start. £13.

Bury St Edmunds: Headhunters Jazz at the Hunter Club, 6, St Andrews Street features ACOUSTIC BEATLES on Friday 19th May and DEREK NASH’S PICANTE on Friday 26th May. Reserve tickets:  headhunterslivemusic@gmail.com or  http://www.headhunterslive.org

Bury St Edmunds: The Apex present CLARE TEAL & HER MINI BIG BAND on Sat 20th May.

Brentwood: Spike’s Place at The Bardswell, Weald Road, Essex, CM14 4TJ features the OLLY WILBY QUARTET on Tuesday 6th June, the ANDREA POZZA TRIO on Tuesday 13th June and the VASILIS XENOPOLOUS/NIGEL PRICE QUARTET on Tuesday 20th June. 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 20th May. Around 8pm to 10.30ish. Book a table on 01245 205889

Colchester: The Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester on 01206 500900 present THE VINYL SESSIONS: KIND OF BLUE. Doors: 12.00pm. Session starts 12.30pm. Admission: £3.  http://www.colchesterartscentre.com/events

Colchester: The Arts Centre Jazz Club at Church Street (off Head Street) on Thursdays  Tickets 01206 500900 or www.colchesterartscentre.com. 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 have got the CHRIS BISCOE QUINTET on Thursday 25th May. Prices:  £15, £12 Students (inc U3A) and Hidden Rooms members. Doors & Bar Open 7:00pm, Jazz from 8:00pm. Booking: Online at 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. See 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.

Hadleigh: The jazz club at Town Hall, Market Place, IP7 5DN present “The Jazz Of Dudley Moore” with the CHRIS INGHAM QUARTET on Saturday 3rd June. £14 tickets from 07941 360890.

Rawreth: The Belvedere Jazz & Music Club at The Chichester Hotel, Old Wickford Road, Nr Wickford, SS11 8UE presents SIMON THORPE’S “JIVIN’ MISS DAISY” on Wednesday 17th May. Adm £12.50. 8pm to 10.30pm. Meals from 6.30pm. Tel: 07850 607075.

Ipswich: The jazz club features the HOWARD ALDEN QUARTET on Sunday 21st May.  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.

Southwold: The jazz club at the Arts Centre, St Edmund’s Hall, Cumberland Road, IP18 6JP present Embraceable Ella with JOANNA EDEN on Saturday 27th May. Tickets £14.50 on 01502 722572.

Norwich: The Maddermarket Theatre Bar features THE REMI HARRIS TRIO on Tuesday 16th May. See http://www.norwichjazzclub.co.uk for details.

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

Lowestoft: Milestones Jazz Club at the Hatfield Hotel, The Esplanade, NR33 0QG present THE BUTTON BAND on Sunday 4th June. See http://www.milestonesjazzclub.co.uk.

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

Mill Hill: The jazz club presents DEELEE DUBE on Wednesday 17th May.

 

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!