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  • Wed
    03
    Jan
    2018

    T J Johnson

    T J Johnson
    T J Johnson

    T J Johnson – piano/vocals

    Al Nichols – tenor sax 

    Tony Pitt – guitar/ banjo

    Simon Read – double bass 

    Wesley Gibbens – drums

     

    TJ Johnson is widely considered to be one of the UK’s most charismatic highly revered jazz and blues singers. Backed by his group of top London based musicians, TJ plays an extraordinary blend of music that transcends the boundaries of jazz, blues, soul and country  and is influenced by some of the greats such as Ray Charles, Dr John, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, BB King, Nina Simone, Alberta Hunter, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Witherspoon and many more. His distinctive voice and unique personal stage manner always brings both the band and the audience together to create an intimate yet exciting atmosphere that is rarely equalled.   TJ and his band have toured extensively both in the UK and overseas for over twenty years and now while still maintaining a high profile at international festivals and venues, he is also very involved in the vibrant London music scene. TJ’s style and mix of music seems to be very popular with the young trendy in-crowd and older jazz and blues fans alike. They have also sold out eight times running at London’s Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.

  • Wed
    10
    Jan
    2018

    Derek Nash Picante Latin Sextet

    Derek Nash Picante
    Derek Nash’s Picante

    Derek Nash – saxes

    Dominic Ashworth – guitar

    Robin Jones – percussion & congas

    Andy Staples – bass

    Neil Angilley – keyboards

    Marc Cecil – drums

     

    We welcome back leading saxophonist Derek Nash, a featured soloist with the Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, and his fabulous Latin/Salsa band to the Belvedere. Co-founded with guitarist Dominic Ashworth, who was awarded Jazz Guitarist of the Year in 2006, they are joined by world-renowned, master percussionist and leader of King Salsa Robin Jones plus Marc Cecil, the drummer with King Salsa and other Latin bands. On the keyboards is Latin-maestro Neil Angilley who has previously appeared at the club with Julian Marc Stringle. This stellar line-up is completed by the bass of Andy Staples who plays and records with several leading UK bands.

  • Wed
    17
    Jan
    2018

    Award Winning International Singing Star Matthew Ford

    Matt Ford
    Matt Ford

    Matthew Ford – vocals

    John Horler – piano

    Ian Laws – guitar

    Joe Pettitt – double bass

    Neil Bullock – drums

    Star vocalist on the 2017 nationwide tour of ‘Celebrate Sinatra’ Matthew has made multiple appearances on the BBC Proms and Friday Night Is Music Night.  Recent appearances include the John Wilson Orchestra, Halle, Ulster Orchestra and BBC Concert Orchestras.

    Broadcasts on Radio 2 & 3, BBC 1, 2, 3 & 4, ITV and Sky Arts’.

    John Horler has for over twenty years performed with Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine. Guitarist Ian Laws has performed with  the BBC Big Band, BBC Concert Orchestra,  Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Jamie Cullum, Barry Manilow and Ray Charles. Double bassist Joe Pettitt is leader of the Len Phillips Big Band and has played in the BBC Big Band.  Drummer Neil Bullock has performed for the Jeff Hooper,  BBC and the Fat Chops Big Bands.

     

     

    Admission £15 

  • Wed
    24
    Jan
    2018

    The Harlem Meer Cats

    Harlem Meer Cats

    Ned Bennett – alto sax & clarinet

    Ben Cummings – trumpet

    Jeff Williams – trombone

    Colin Good – piano

    Jerome Davies – double bass

    Chris Nickolls – drums

    Formed in 2015, the Meer Cats is made up of 6 of the finest early jazz specialists in London, playing the music of Duke Ellington’s bands of the late 1920s and early 1930s, recreating the Cotton Club in New York with growling trumpet and trombone, haunting clarinet, swooping sax and African drum rhythms, with plenty of Swing!

  • Wed
    31
    Jan
    2018

    Atila - From Broadway to MGM

    Atila

    Atila – vocals

    Rob Barron – piano

    Colin Oxley – guitar       

    Tom Farmer – double bass

    Steve Brown (tbc) – drums

    This exciting show presents a selection of Broadway hits especially on those that 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’ ‘The Right Girl For Me’, ‘You My Love’, ‘Hello Young Lovers’, ‘What Kind of Fool am I’ and many, many more… Come along to this great show to relive an era when lyrics were king and melody was a symphonic theme.

  • Thu
    01
    Feb
    2018

    The Jive Aces - The UK's No. 1 Swing Band

    Jive Aces
    Jive Aces

    Ian Clarkson – Vocals & Trumpet

    Ken Smith – Double Bass 

    Vince Hurley – Piano 

    Peter Howell – Drums 

    John Fordham – Saxophone 

    Alex Douglas – Trombone

     

    We welcome back the UK’s No 1 Swing Band The Jive Aces who appear at the Club after returning from their latest tour of the USA. The band combine a mixture of fresh arrangements of swing/Jive/R&B classics – songs made famous by such greats as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, Big Joe Turner and Sammy Davis Jnr – along with a selection of superb swinging originals taken from their studio albums.  Tickets priced at £15 are available to those attending Wednesday Club Night gigs only – please check availability first.

  • Wed
    07
    Feb
    2018

    Rob Barron Quintet

    Rob Barron
    Rob Barron – piano

    Colin Oxley – guitar

    Nat Steele – vibes

    Calum Gourlay – double bass

    Josh Morrison – drums

     

    Rob Barron  regularly appears with the BBC Big Band and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, is one of London’s finest and most dynamic jazz pianists whose quintet will be performing music that feels good to play, full of soul and passion for the American tradition of swing, harmony and feel, that connects with the listening audience. Tonight they will be playing new arrangements of standards as well as the occasional tunes by and Hank Jones, George Shearing etc. Guitarist Colin Oxley has appeared at the Club recently with Atila and Driving Miss Daisy ensemble. Vibraphonist Nat Steele appears with Pete Neighbour.  Double bassist Calum Gourlay from the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.  Drummer Josh Morrison also appeared with Atila last year at the Club.

  • Wed
    14
    Feb
    2018

    The Humphrey Lyttelton Band – Celebrating Humph and his music!

    Humphrey Lyttelton Band

    Tony Fisher – trumpet

    Robert Fowler – tenor/baritone saxes + clarinet

    Ray Wordsworth – trombone

    Ted Beament – piano

    Jimmy Hastings – alto sax + clarinet

    Adrian Macintosh – drums

    John Rees-Jones – double bass

     

    In 2008, Humphrey Lyttelton celebrated sixty years as a bandleader, his hallmark being versatility, reflected in a repertoire which extends from early traditional to modern by way of  Ellington and Basie. Tonight from his Legacy Band you’ll hear Humph’s big hit ‘Bad Penny Blues’ plus some Buck Clayton arrangements. It’s little surprise that the prevailing reaction from audiences is ‘We never thought a jazz concert could have such variety!’ The most important ingredients are, of course, the musicians, all stars in their own right!

    Admission £15 – reservations recommended

  • Wed
    21
    Feb
    2018

    Simply Swing ft. Steve Pert - Sinatra At The Movies

    Simply Swing

    Steve Pert – vocals

    Sandra Lambert – piano 

    Simon Bates – tenor sax/ flute/ clarinet

    Jeff Lardner – drums

    Paul Morgan – double bass

    Sandra Lambert’s Simply Swing Band featuring vocalist Steve Pert bring you ‘Sinatra At The Movies’.  This wonderful show celebrates the songs from the movies in which Sinatra starred including Pal Joey, High Society, Guys & Dolls, The Joker is Wild, On The Town and many more.

    You can expect a vibrant evening with laughter and anecdotes and will hear classic Sinatra movie songs such as Chicago, Young At Heart, Luck Be A Lady, It’s Alright With Me, Lady Is A Tramp, I Could Write A Book, Just One Of Those Things and many more.

    Steve is one of the country’s finest and most versatile singers. He began his career in the internationally acclaimed close harmony vocal group ‘Wall Street Crash’ with whom he appeared in over two hundred TV performances worldwide, including three Royal Variety Shows. He has worked with some of the world’s foremost musicians and singers including Harry Belafonte, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner, Was Not Was and Toots Thieleman.

    Pianist Sandra Lambert has performed and recorded with Bette Midler, Humphrey Lyttleton, Cilla Black, Paul O’Grady, Helen Shapiro and The London Symphony Orchestra. A sought after accompanist and arranger, Sandra is Musical Director of Simply Swing.  

    Drummer Jeff Lardner has recorded and toured with the world’s foremost musicians and singers including Van Morrison, Kylie Minogue, Natalie Cole, Bobby Womack, Gregory Porter, Joss Stone, Mick Hucknall, Georgie Fame, BBC Big Band and Mark Knopfler.

    Saxophonist Simon Bates is known and respected for his stylistic versatility. Simon has worked with musicians including Elvis Costello, Jamie Cullum, Dizzee Rascal, Shane MacGowan, Lulu, Rick Wakeman, D:Ream, Chaka Khan, Emma Bunton, Seal and Carleen Anderson. He was Musical Director for Rick Astley, Bette Midler.

    Joining them for the first time this evening will be Paul Morgan, a bassist with phenomenal technique, intonation and sight reading ability and a player who is equally adept playing pizzicato or arco on the double bass.  

  • Wed
    28
    Feb
    2018

    28th February – CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

    CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS

     

  • Wed
    07
    Mar
    2018

    The Skelton-Skinner All Stars Septet

    Featuring musicians  from the BBC & John Wilson Orchestras 

    Matt Skelton – drums

    Colin Skinner – alto sax/clarinet

    Rob Barron – piano

    Alan Barnes – tenor/baritone sax

    Gordon Campbell – trombone

    Mike Lovatt – trumpet

    Jeremy Brown – double bass

     

    We welcome back at members’ request this top line up of British based Jazz musicians, playing a Swing in the style of the Duke Ellington Small Band and the Count Basie Kansas City 7. The Septet will be featuring material from their new album ‘The Odd Couple’, so expect to hear tunes such as Shiny Stockings, It’s Only A Paper Moon, Cottontail, Emily, Love Walked In, I Remember You, There is No Greater Love, After All and Splanky etc.

    Bespoke arrangements by the former Syd Lawrence Orchestra Deputy Band Leader Colin Skinner, will specially feature each member of this mouth-watering septet.

  • Wed
    14
    Mar
    2018

    Pete Neighbours’ All Stars Quintet

     

    Pete Neighbour
    Pete Neighbour

    Pete Neighbour – clarinet

    John Pearce –  piano

    Nat Steele – vibes

    Dave Green – double bass                                                                                                                                                

    Steve Brown – drums

    Now residing in South Carolina but originally from East London, Pete has performed extensively over Europe, North America, Australia and Asia. In more recent years he has carved a niche for himself being one of very few jazz musicians to reach a wider audience by performing as a Headline Guest Entertainer on luxury cruise ships. His act focuses particularly on the ‘Swing era’ with music and stories from that era never failing to ensure an enthralling evening’s entertainment.  He was recently awarded the ‘Entertainer of the Year’ award by the Italian six star luxury cruise line ‘Silversea’.  Pete has performed at private parties for His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales at Highgrove House and for Sir Michael Caine, Mick Jagger and venues such as London’s The Royal Festival Hall, New York’s Lincoln Centre, The Orient Express, The House of Lords and Scottish Baronial castles.

    One of Britain’s Most Respected and Versatile Musicians John Pearce has
    worked with the BBC Radio Orchestra, Jack Parnell’s Orchestra, Robert
    Farnon, Billy May, and the James Last Orchestra.  He has accompanied many
    singers, including Anita O’Day, Selina Jones, Peggy Lee, & Elaine Delmar.

    Described by Clark Tracey ‘As one of the best vibes players this country has ever produced’ Nat Steele’s Quartet is regularly featured on the Late Show at    London’s’ Ronnie Scott’s and is known for swinging mainstream and bebop jazz.

    Winner in the 2015 British Jazz Awards for Best Bassist, Dave has toured with Charlie Watts  to USA, Brazil and Japan. He’s been part of the Scott Hamilton Quartet for the last sixteen years. It’s easy to see why he has become one of the bass players in the world. Joined the Chris Barber Band in 2007.

    Winner of the 2014 British Jazz Awards for Best Drummer, one of the foremost drummers in the UK Steve Brown quickly established himself on the Jazz scene in London. Hugely popular with jazz audiences everywhere Steve has become ‘first call’ for an impressive array of jazz stars with his assured swinging playing.

  • Wed
    21
    Mar
    2018

    Tina May

    Tina May 2

    Tina May – vocals

    Chris Ingham – piano

    George Double – drums

    Arnie Somogyi – double bass

     

    Real jazz singers flourish in the company of good jazz musicians, and Tina May is a real jazz singer. She can sing a straight melody and make it open like a flower. She can swing effortlessly and invent a wordless scat chorus as tricky as anything her fellow musicians can deliver. Led by pianist Chris Ingham, they are among the best jazz musicians you will find anywhere.

  • Wed
    28
    Mar
    2018

    The Rag & Bone Club

    Rag & Bone

    Hazel Holder – vocals

    Stephen Large – piano

    Ben Cummings – trumpet

    Joe Pettitt – double bass

    Niall Oates – tenor sax

    Andy Jones – drums

    Dominic Ashworth – guitar

     

    ” handles the classics as the gems they still are ”  – The Guardian

     

    This highly entertaining 7 piece band is fronted by the classy singer Hazel Holder who has West End and Broadway shows under her belt and is currently resident director on the West End musical ‘Dream Girls’. The band is led by pianist Stephen Large who has been musical director for Caro Emerald, Rebecca Ferguson and Duffy as well as having been MD/keyboard player for Paul Heaton/Jackie Abbott, Imelda May, Clare Teal, Martha Reeves and Rod Stewart. He has also taken over Jools Holland’s role as keyboard player in the band Squeeze. Describing themselves enigmatically as ‘itinerant dealers in second-hand soundings and muggled melodiousness!’, The Rag and Bone Club deliver an outstanding performance of musical excellence with a keen reference to the music of the 1930s and 40s swing era. The band is influenced by jazz aristocrats such as Peggy Lee, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Ramsey Lewis, Chet Baker and Nat King Cole. They are all experienced musicians having worked with legendary artists including Kenny Ball, The Humphrey Littleton Band, Paul Mc Cartney, Stevie Wonder as well as playing with The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Pee Wee Ellis and Jamie Cullum. Their album entitled ’Take Away Everything’ features original jazz compositions along with innovative takes on old classics.

  • Wed
    04
    Apr
    2018

    The Spirit of Stephane Grappelli & Django Reinhardt

    Mike Piggott
    Mike Piggott – violin

    Nils Solberg – guitar

    Jeff Green – guitar

    Alan Morgan – double bass

     

    Mike Piggott frequently guests  at  festivals  and jazz  clubs  in the  UK  and abroad,  including  an  appearance  as a member of Martin Taylor’s “Spirit  of Django”  at  the  Xabia  Jazz  Festival  in  Spain.  Two shows,   “Grappelli –   A Celebration” and  “Stringing  the  Blues”  have  received  enthusiastic  reviews.

    Mike’s first CD release “Blues for Stuff and Steph”, featuring his quartet, has received excellent reviews from music publications in the UK, the USA, Jazz FM and BBC radio’s “Jazz Notes”. “One of the best Swing Jazz fiddle players anywhere” ~ New York Jazz Times 

    Nils Solberg has been a professional guitarist since the 1970s when he started his career playing Dixieland Jazz in the hotels of the West End of London. He since played with many bands in that genre, notably Dick Charlesworth, Alan Elsdon and Terry Lightfoot, while also performing in the Gypsy Jazz style and was for some time accompanying Nigel Kennedy as well as Bryan Ferry. He is also a singer of great enthusiasm, and an ardent exponent of the “Great American Songbook”.

    Jeff Green over the years Jeff has toured with Nigel Kennedy’s ‘Wasp Factory’ and with Stephane Grappelli’s Quartet, with Martin Taylor. Jeff has recorded albums with diverse musicians such as Ronnie Scott, Mike Osborne and Jim Richardson and has recorded CDs with Brian Dee, Alan Barnes, Tommy Whittle.

    Alan Morgan originally a guitar player, changed to bass in 1960 and has worked with many musicians in all styles of music, Jazz, pop, klezmer  etc. Some of the musicians he has worked with are: Tubby Hayes, Humphrey Lyttelton, Don Rendell, Tommy Whittle, Art Themen and Brian Dee.  Alan also features in our Summer Pianorama every year.

  • Wed
    11
    Apr
    2018

    Jeff Hooper Big Band

    Jeff Hooper big band
    Jeff Hooper is one of the most talented and best liked singers on the European music scene, and developed his talent as a singer with the famous Syd Lawrence Orchestra, tonight brings his 14 piece big band  for the first time to our Club.

    Early in his career Jeff worked with Matt Monro (who taught him how to tie a bow tie!), Morecambe and Wise, and Stephane Grappelli. Jeff came second in the Star Search USA show in Hollywood and was then voted one of the top three rising stars in the world by the Frank Sinatra Music Society.

    Jeff  breathes new life into the music of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat “King” Cole, Vic Damone, Jack Jones, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr,   Matt Monro and Mel Tormé with a relaxed, emotive style.  In a music world dominated by cyber-pop and short-lived wonders, Jeff’s enduring quality  is a breathtaking voice and sheer magnetism that has survived the  changing trends.

    This isn’t only because the songs he sings are time-honoured masters in their own right, it’s down to his unique voice, chestnut warm and chocolate rich, classic, certain and reassuring.  Jeff likes to give really well presented shows with entertaining dialogue and, combined with his magnificent singing, has made him a popular figure on the music scene. Tickets at £20 are on sale Wednesday Club nights only

  • Wed
    18
    Apr
    2018

    Elaine Delmar

    Elaine Delmar
    Elaine Delmar

    Elaine Delmar – vocals

    John Pearce – piano

    Rod Brown – drums

    Simon Thorpe – double bass

     

    “Fashions may change but quality is timeless, which explains how the stylish  Elaine  Delmar has survived the passage of so many vocal trends over the years. A  favourite  with both jazz and cabaret audiences, she continues to set the standard for sophisticated  rich-toned  interpretations of the Great American Songbook.”  — London Evening Standard

    At members’ request, we  welcome back Elaine who wherever she performs, thrills her audiences with her sublime delivery of gems from The great American Songbook.  Quite simply Elaine is one of the greatest female jazz vocalists to have come from these shores.  Come and enjoy Elaine treat some of the greatest songs ever written with the true respect they deserve.

    An incredibly sumptuous evening of world-class music is guaranteed!

  • Wed
    25
    Apr
    2018

    ‘Bennett to Buble’  The American Songbook at its Best – Kevin Fitzsimmons Quintet

     

    Kevin Fitzsimmons 2

    Kevin Fitzsimmons – vocals

    Leon Greening – piano 

    Sam Mayne – saxes

    Lloyd Haines – drums

    Tim Thornton – double bass

     

    Charismatic jazz singer Kevin Fitzsimmons takes a break from starring in the big  band  concert  ‘Sinatra  Sequins  &  Swing  –  The  Capitol  Years  Live!  to  bring  his  brilliant ‘Bennett  – To – Buble’: The American Songbook At Its Best!  show to us following nine sell outs of this very show at Ronnie Scott’s. The show itself is a clever mix of standards covered by Messrs Bennett, Buble & co., so expect songs like: Don’t Get Around Much Any More, Fever, I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face, Steppin’ Out, re-styled with taste and verve.  With Kevin is his unstoppably swinging band, described by JAZZWISE Magazine in review of his album as “the cream of UK’s straight-ahead jazz musicians”.

    Come along and hear what all the fuss is about and enjoy the award winning pianist swinging Leon Greening. 

    Wynton Marsalis says about saxophonist Sam Mayne “We haven’t had anything like this in New York for over twenty years”.

    Bassist Tim Thornton won the 2013 British Jazz Award in the rising star category and is a regular member of the Ronnie Scott’s Quintet.

    Award winning Welsh drummer Lloyd Haines also appears regularly at Ronnie Scott’s.

  • Wed
    02
    May
    2018

    ‘Its Clazzical’ – Julian Marc Stringle’s Dream Band + Sonia Slany’s Solid Strings

    Julian Marc Stringle

     

    Julian Marc Stringle – clarinet

    Neil Angilley – piano

    Dominic Ashworth – guitars

    Chris Dodd – bass

    Mike Bradley – drums

    Marc Cecil – percussion

    The Solid Strings: –

    Sonia Slany – violin

    Steve Tees – violin

    Jonathan Truscott – viola

    Nick Cooper – cello .

     

    A unique fusion of classic melodies and pulsating Latin rhythms featuring a stunning suite from Bernstein’s “West Side Story.”  Sir John Dankworth’s  ‘A Lyric Fantasy’ has become the foundation stone of a new concert that Julian calls  ‘It’s Clazzical’

    You’ll also hear music from Gershwin,  Rimsky-Korsakov, Piazzolla, Jobim,  Mangione, Eddie Daniels, Villa-Lobos and Julian Stringle, performed by this sensational 10 piece ensemble.

    ADDMISSION £17.50 BY PRIOR RESERVATION ONLY

  • Wed
    09
    May
    2018

    Gunther Kurmayr Quartet with Vasilis Xenopoulos

     

    Gunther & Vasilis

    Gunther Kurmayr – piano 

    Vasilis Xenopoulos – tenor sax

    Matt Home – drums

    Manuel Alvarez– double bass

     

    GUNTHER KURMAYR has spent many years touring the world with Ray Gelato & The Giants and Salena Jones. Tonight he leads his top notch quartet on a journey through the Great American Songbook, shining new light through old windows and infusing timeless standards.

    VASILIS XENOPOULOS  was awarded a jazz scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston MA in 1999. In the same year he represented Greece in the European Jazz Youth Orchestra and toured many European countries. By 2005   Vasilis had moved to London establishing himself as one of London’s top saxophonists. Vasilis has worked with some of the best musicians in the British jazz scene with a uniquely impressionistic classical style. MANUEL ALVAREZ has appeared at the Club with Ray Gelato & The Giants and Al Nichols.

    MATT HOME has appeared with Cleo Laine and Curtis Stigers and at our Club with Iain Mackenzie.

  • Wed
    16
    May
    2018

    Gordon Campbell Octet

    Gordon Campbell

    Gordon Campbell – trombone

    Olly Wilby – saxes

    Martin  Shaw – trumpet/flugel horn

    Claire McInerney – baritone sax

    Robin Aspland – piano

    Anthony Kerr – vibes

    Ed Richardson – drums

    Dave Whitford – double bass

     

    Gordon Campbell

    We welcome back The John Wilson Orchestra & BBC Big Band’s lead trombonist Gordon Campbell and his All Star Octet featuring the music of the USA’s Dave Pell Octet, with popular standards arranged by the renowned Americans’ Shorty Rogers, Marty Paich & Bill Holman. Expect to hear tunes such as ‘Cheek to Cheek’, ‘Fly Me to The Moon ’,  ‘Days of Wine & Roses ’, ‘Change Partners ’ & ‘Desafinado ’ & ‘42nd Street ’ etc.  Robin Aspland, Martin Shaw, Anthony Kerr also perform with BBC Big Band  musicians. Olly Wilby plays in The Pasadena Roof Orchestra. Both Olly and Ed Richardson appear at the Club with Ray Gelato & The Giants. Claire McInerney has performed with Al Martino and Jamie Cullum.

  • Thu
    24
    May
    2018
  • Thu
    31
    May
    2018
  • Wed
    06
    Jun
    2018

    The Syd Lawrence Orchestra 

    Syd Lawrence Orch
    Led by vocalist & trombonist Chris Dean

    We welcome back at members’ request Chris Dean’s Syd Lawrence Orchestra, who have recently been voted “Best Big Band in the Land” for the ninth consecutive year.

    This fabulous orchestra has been thrilling audiences in Concert Halls, Theatres, TV Shows and Music Festivals all over Great Britain and Continental Europe for over 40 years. Renowned for its exciting blend of high octane Big Band Swing and Classic Dance Music, the Orchestra’s repertoire ranges from the wartime million sellers of the legendary Glenn Miller through the era of the great Count Basie Orchestra to the hit songs of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. It has recently been voted “Best Big Band in the Land” for the twelfth consecutive year. The Orchestra, directed since 1996 by Chris Dean, has a repertoire of over 1,200 classic Big Band titles including Glenn Miller´s ‘Moonlight Serenade’ and ‘In the Mood’, Tommy Dorsey´s ‘I’m Getting Sentimental Over You’ and ‘Opus One’, Benny Goodman´s ‘Sing, Sing, Sing’, Artie Shaw´s ‘Begin The Beguine’, Woody Herman’s ‘Blues on Parade’, Ray Anthony’s ‘Mr Anthony’s Boogie’, Duke Ellington’s ‘Satin Doll’, Bert Ambrose’s ‘Night Ride’, Count Basie´s ‘April in Paris’ and ‘Splanky’, Charlie Barnet´s ‘Skyliner’, Stan Kenton´s ‘Peanut Vendor’, the ‘Trumpet Blues’ of Harry James, ‘I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm’ of Les Brown, the hits of Billy May and Ted Heath’s ‘Hot Toddy’. Tonight in addition to roaring big band numbers will be vocals from band leader Chris Dean.  Admission £20 on the door via prior reservation only

  • Wed
    13
    Jun
    2018

    Georgina Jackson

    Georgina Jackson

    Georgina Jackson – vocals & trumpet

    Robin Aspland – piano

    Paul Morgan – double bass

    Ed Richardson – drums

     

    “The multi-talented Jackson has a vocal presence that is satin, tonally splendid and finger beckoningly seductive….she instinctively demos how to rhythmically milk the best and most meaningful out of both lyric and melody” –  Jazz Times

    Georgina Jackson began her musical career working as a professional trumpet player almost everywhere up, down, left and right of the country. She has worked with many famous faces, such as Frank Sinatra Junior, Nancy Sinatra and Seal, and eventually as resident singer with the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra. Georgina also appears with the BBC Big Band.

    Robin Aspland, a much in demand pianist, attended Colchester Institute where he attained a degree in music. He has worked with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Iain Ballamy, John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, and was last here with the Gordon Campbell All Stars.

    Paul Morgan worked with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and was the Principal Bass with the BBC Radio Orchestra. Paul was last at the Club with Tony Jacobs and Simply Swing. 

    Ed Richardson is an established young drummer on the UK music scene both at home and abroad. He can be seen most often at Ronnie Scott’s, performing with Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra & All-Stars + Ray Gelato & The Giants and Gordon Campbell’s All Stars at our Club.   

  • Wed
    20
    Jun
    2018

    The Dutch No1 Jive & Swing Band: Jazz Connection

    Jazzconnection
    Jurgen Feskens – trumpet, flugelhorn & vocals

     

    Peter van Steen – trombone

     

    Rob Henneveld – tenor & alto saxes, clarinet

     

    Bart Wouters – double bass & vocals

     

    Bart Maassen – piano

     

    Ad Hoendervangers – drums

     

    Following their knock out gig last year, we welcome back Jazz Connection is a true follower of the Jump Jive/Blues and early Rhythm ‘n Blues style that hit America’s black post war population. With songs from Louis Prima, Wynonie Harris, King Curtis, Louis Jordan and Teddy Brannon, they bring a revival of the best and brightest star performers from these exciting years.

     

    Founded 27 years ago in ‘jazzy’ hometown Breda, Jazz Connection is running like a train, swinging and rolling through Europe with their Jazz & Jive show. They have performed at major festivals and clubs in Holland, toured in Belgium, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Scandinavia, France, Bulgaria and Poland as well as in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Together with lots of humour, Jazz Connection produces their remarkable sound, transparent, sophisticated, catchy and groovy. Whether it’s a festive jive, tantalizing boogie or heartbreaking blues, you’ll recognise without doubt the sound of this unique sextet. Admission £15 Reservations recommended

  • Wed
    27
    Jun
    2018

    Summer Pianorama

    Pianorama

     

    Dave Browning – piano

     

    Ted Beament – piano

     

    Jonathan Vinten – piano

     

    Alan Morgan- double bass

     

    Cyril Bevan – drums

     

    A super three piano extravaganza plus rhythm section with  Alan Morgan – double bass & Paul Budd – drums.  Enjoy a variety of jazz piano styles including Fats Waller, Errol Garner, Hank Jones, Bill Evans, Duke Ellington, Horace Silver, Thelonious Monk, George Shearing, Oscar Peterson, Monty Alexander and many more in one great night out!

     

    Includes ‘Piano Madness’ with all three pianists playing simultaneously plus some boogie woogie!

  • Wed
    04
    Jul
    2018

    Iain Mackenzie + Graham Harvey Quartet

    Iain Mackenzie

    Iain Mackenzie – vocals

    Graham Harvey – piano

    Mike Coates – tenor sax

    Simon Thorpe – double bass

    Matt Home – drums

    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!

    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 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 8th UK tour with Brendan Cole’s (of Strictly Come Dancing)‘All Night Long’  show – which toured from January – March 2018

    Graham Harvey has been the principle pianist on several London West End Shows including Witches of Eastwick, The Full Monty, Ragtime, and Thoroughly Modern Millie. 

     In 2006 Graham became the pianist with for Stacey Kent and more recently he’s worked with Aretha Franklin and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

  • Wed
    11
    Jul
    2018

    Kenny Ball's Greatest Hits

    Admission £15

    Kenny Ball

    Ian Bateman – trombone

    Alan Bateman – trumpet & vocals

    Tom ‘Spats’ Langham – banjo

    Craig Milverton – piano

    Trevor Whiting -clarinet

     Nick Millward – drums

    John Day – double bass

     

    In the 1960’s the great bands of Ball, Barber and Bilk packed out theatres, dance halls and jazz clubs all over the world and enjoyed chart success in Britain and the USA.  One of the most successful was Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen. Kenny’s band was frequently in the charts with songs such as Samantha, I Wanna Be Like You and his biggest hit Midnight In Moscow, which reached number 2 in both the UK and US charts, not to mention the residencies on the Morecambe & Wise Show and Saturday Night At The Mill. It was one of the great bands and with these top jazz musicians, you will be transported back to the that time.  Ian Bateman, himself a part of this scene as a member of the bands of Acker Bilk and Terry Lightfoot (not to mention frequently deputising in the bands of Kenny Ball and Humphrey Lyttelton), has made the bold decision to keep the flag flying for British jazz. Hot on the heels of his very successful Louis Armstrong tribute shows with the Bateman Brothers Jazz Band, he has put this exciting new show together to celebrate one of the most exciting British jazz bands of all time.

     

    Ian’s band is the only one out there capable of performing my Father’s music with the power and excitement of the original band. Kenny loved the Bateman Brothers Jazz Band and I’m sure he would be pleased that through this show, his hit songs will endure in the best possible way

  • Wed
    18
    Jul
    2018

    A Touch Of Class

    Helen Keating – vocals

    Ben Cummings – trumpet

    Art Themen – sax

    Roy Williams – trombone

    Alan Berry – piano

    Roger Curphey – double bass

    John Field – drums

     

    We welcome back Helen Keating with her star studded line up after their sell out show at the renowned London’s Spice of Life last December.

    You will hear instrumentals and songs from the songbooks of Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Count Basie, Dorothy Fields, Johnny Mercer, Irvine Berlin and many more being performed by this fabulous septet.

  • Wed
    25
    Jul
    2018

    Mississippi Swamp Dogs

    Swamp DogsJeff Williams – vocals/trombone

    Ned Bennett – saxes

    Paul Miller – vocals/piano

    Paul Urwin – percussion & congas

    Manuel Alvarez – bass

    Dan Redding – guitar

    Jono Lee – drums

     

    Following their sell out performances at Ronnie Scott’s, The Mississippi Swamp Dogs seven piece band present ‘A Night In New Orleans’ being a celebration of the rich variety of music from the Crescent City. Stroll through New Orleans’ legendary French Quarter and you’ll be entranced by some of the most joyous, most danceable, most irresistible sounds heard anywhere on the planet.  The Mississippi Swamp Dogs take the best of these much loved songs and present them in a tuneful, high – energy show that will draw you in and keep everyone smiling.

    If you love the music of Fats Domino, the Neville Brothers, Dr John, Louis Prima, Professor Longhair and the great Louis Armstrong, you’ll go crazy for this band. The Swamp Dogs offer a riotous mixture of Samba and Rhumba Latin rhythms, Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Blues and old style shuffles.

  • Wed
    01
    Aug
    2018

    Jo Harrop sings the Anita O’Day Songbook

    Jo Harrop – vocals

    Harry Sankey – guitar

    Steve Brown – drums

    Adam King – double bass

    Alex Hitchcock – tenor saxophone

     

    Stunning jazz vocalist Jo Harrop sings material from the great American Anita O’Day, choosing songs from her recordings on Verve.  Songs have been selected from Anita’s albums such as ‘Anita Sings the Winners’, ‘Pick Yourself Up’ and ‘Anita Swings Cole Porter and Rogers & Hart’ which featured arrangements from jazz royalty Oscar Peterson, Barney Kessel and the Billy May Orchestra, so expect to hear classics such as ‘Taking A Chance On Love’, ‘I’ve Got The World On A String’ and ‘We’ll Be Together Again’.

     

    Jo says ‘A self confessed song stylist Anita O’Day was one of the coolest jazz vocalists on the jazz singers scene, but also had a warmth and intimacy to her voice, which reflected her often turbulent journey through life. The story of Anita O’Day and how her life and musical career intertwined, is what draws me to her as an artist, music was her only constant throughout her life. I have selected some of the finest songs from Anita’s repertoire, capturing the gutsy spirit, and tender side, of the one also known as The Jezebel Of Jazz’.

    With Jo’s music described as retro soul and a voice that’s been variously likened to dark velvet and honeyed chocolate, all matched to a sunny, upbeat personality, she will make it an evening not to be missed. 

    Jo Harrop is joined by some of the UK’s finest Jazz musicians, as they swing their way through the songbook of, Anita O’Day.

     

  • Wed
    08
    Aug
    2018

    Stephen Triffitt - The World's No. 1 Tribute to Frank Sinatra

    Admission £17.50
    Stephen Triffitt
    Stephen Triffitt

    Stephen Triffitt – vocals

    Nigel Hailwood – saxes

    Bunny Thompson – piano 

    Tom Mark – double bass

    Steve Rushton – drums

     

    Nobody does Frank Sinatra better than Stephen Triffitt. His voice, his moves, his style, even his looks – Stephen has made the great man his own. 

    As one journalist put it “You’d swear you’re listening to the original.”

    Stephen created the role of Frank Sinatra in the original West End cast of The Rat Pack – Live from Las Vegas as well as opening USA, Canadian and European productions.

    He has sold out the London Palladium twice and the Royal Festival Hall as well as performed as Frank at the legendary Sands Casino in Vegas.

    Admission £17.50 – reservation recommended

  • Wed
    15
    Aug
    2018

    Jivin' Miss Daisy

    Admission £15 

    Jivin' Miss Daisy

    Simon Thorpe – double bass/bandleader

    Liz Fletcher – vocals

    Malcolm Earle Smith – trombone & vocals

    Karen Sharp – saxes

    Colin Oxley – guitar

    John Pearce – piano

    Matt Skelton – drums, 

    Mark Crooks – clarinet/saxes

    Simon Finch – trumpet

    Jivin’ Miss Daisy is one of the UK’s finest 9 piece swing bands, regularly selling-out Ronnie Scott’s and other venues playing all kinds of swing & jazz music, ranging from Duke Ellington and Jimmie Lunceford in the 1920s, through Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman in the 30s and 40s, to Ella and Basie in the 1950s and early 60s. Featuring Liz and Malcolm in vocal numbers, popular instrumentals and solo spots, the band puts on a wonderful evening’s entertainment, with plenty of favourites and lesser-known gems from the great songwriters including Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and many others, with original arrangements by bandleader Simon Thorpe.

    The band features some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians, with credits including Tom Jones, Katie Melua, Van Morrison, Wynton Marsalis, Bryan Ferry, Jools Holland, Stacey Kent and BBC Proms favourites the John Wilson Orchestra.

     Admission £15 

  • Wed
    22
    Aug
    2018

    Ben Holder Quartet

    Ben Holder
    Ben Holder

    Ben Holder – violin, piano & vocals

    Jez cook – guitar

    Paul Jefferies – double bass

    Malcolm Garrett – drums

     

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

  • Wed
    29
    Aug
    2018

    Swing Time!  The Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra +  Vocalist Mark Stratford

    £15 Admission
    Andrew Linham
    Andrew Linham Orchestra

    We welcome back The Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra which is a seventeen piece ensemble founded in 2013 by Essex saxophonist and composer Andrew Linham and includes many of London’s  top jazz musicians.

    Andrew’s Orchestra will include a guest appearance by vocalist Mark Stratford alongside a traditional selection of standard big band repertoire, featuring classics from Glenn Miller to Duke Ellington and Count Basie, with popular numbers from the iconic 1958 ‘The Atomic Mr Basie’ album. Admission £15 – reservations essential

  • Wed
    05
    Sep
    2018

    Paul Wood & Friends

    Paul Wood – vocals

    Brian Dee – piano

    Dominic Metz – drums

    Simon Thorpe – double bass

    Robert Fowler – tenor saxophone/clarinet

    John Withers – vibes

     

    Paul Wood is a vocalist who’s appeared with the Glenn Miller Memorial Orchestra, Syd Lawrence Orchestra, BBC Big Band, Tommy Dorsey Tribute Orchestra & The Len Phillips Big Band.

    We welcome back this popular Ilford crooner Paul Wood, who tonight will sing your favourite songs along with several instrumentals by the quintet.

    Brian Dee is one of the most respected pianist accompanists on the British jazz scene, working as effectively with vocalists as with instrumentalists and has recorded with Bing Crosby, Johnny Mercer, Peggy Lee & Fred Astaire to name but a few.

    Robert Fowler regularly performs on tenor sax and clarinet, in the John Wilson and BBC Big Bands. Simon Thorpe on double bass leads Jivin’ Miss Daisy and also regularly appears at Ronnie Scott’s.  John Withers is a man of many talents not only being an excellent vibe player, but also a superb percussionist and plays in several big bands as well as smaller ones.  Dominic Metz tours internationally with French Artist Charles Aznavour, as well as with the Glenn Miller Memorial Orchestra.

  • Wed
    12
    Sep
    2018

    Ray Gelato & The Giants

    Ray Gelato

    Ray Gelato – tenor sax & vocals

    Gunther Kurmayr – piano

    Andy Rogers – trombone

    Danny Marsden  – trumpet

    Olly Wilby – saxes

    Manuel Alvarez – double bass

    Ed Richardson – drums

    After numerous successive sold out shows at Ronnie Scott’s we welcome back Ray Gelato and The Giants.  Constantly the fabulous Ray Gelato, and his amazing swing band The Giants, blow the lid off Ronnie Scott’s Club in awesome fashion.  Ray, a wonderful sax player and superb front man, is a London boy heavily influenced by the likes of Louis Prima, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Louis Jordan and Coleman Hawkins. The Giants’ brilliant horn section is made up of Andy Rogers – trombone, Danny Marsden – trumpet and Olly Wilby – saxophone, who’s joint talent goes beyond the brass, supplying some playful call and response backing vocals.  The double bass player Manuel Alvarez and amazing drummer Ed Richardson are always on fire together creating smoking hot rhythms and are the driving energy of the band.  Completing  the seven piece line-up is the talented ever smiling jazz pianist Gunther Kurmayr tickling the ivories with great gusto. Tickets priced £17.50 are on sale Club nights (Wednesdays) only

  • Wed
    19
    Sep
    2018

    Jonathan Vinten Jazz Band

    Jonathan Vinten
    Jonathan Vinten

    Jonathan Vinten – piano & vocals

    Andy Dickens – trumpet & vocals

    Rob Brown – drums

    Andy Lawrence – double bass

    Goff Dubber – saxes, clarinets

    Graham Hughes – trombone

    Jonathan Vinten As pianist with George Melly and John Chilton’s Feetwarmers for over 10 years, Jonathan toured  extensively, both at home and abroad, playing over 250 theatre concerts a year and making numerous TV and radio appearances. He also performed month-long Christmas seasons at Ronnie Scott’s every year during this time and has worked with Terry Lightfoot, Aker Bilk and Kenny Ball.  Jonathan has been a featured guest on tours in Europe. He has performed at the Los Angeles Jazz Festival, the prestigious Nice Jazz Festival and with many visiting American musicians.  Jonathan has a Masters degree in Composition for Film and Television and has had his works performed at London ’s Festival Hall. Regularly appears in our Club’s Summer Pianorama.

    “The best clarinettist to emerge in British jazz for decades” – Sir John Dankworth.

    Andy Dickens lively trumpet and flugelhorn playing evokes the warmth and exuberance of Mardi Gras New Orleans; the heat of Chicago club land and the excitement of small-band New York swing. A frequent guest at European jazz festivals, he has played with many English and American notables including Slim Gaillard; Ken Peplowski; Humphrey Littleton; Terry Lightfoot; Judith Durham; Clark Tracey; Bruce Turner; Jools Holland;  Duncan Lamont; David Newton & Pete Allen.

    Andy Lawrence double bass – Andy is very experienced, having been Terry Lightfoot’s bass man for many years, as well as being in demand as a deputy for most professional Jazz bands. Andy has been doing most of the Max Collie Rhythm Aces gigs during the last few years travelling from Liverpool.

     

    Rod Brown  worked on the cabaret  scene before touring with the Herb Miller Orchestra, abroad and in England, and worked with such diverse artists as Matt Monro, Tina May and Tommy Cooper! He played in West End Shows including ‘Me and My Girl’ and with Elaine Delmar (‘Thank you Mr. Gershwin’ and ‘Let’s Do It’ – Cole Porter). Rod’s recording credits include folk-rock bands ‘Renaissance’ and  ‘Caravan’ and the debut album for Chicago born vocalist Joan Viskant. He also recorded the first three albums on the Candid label for Clare Teal, with whom he toured extensively.

     

    Goff Dubber (Clarinet & Saxes): Goff learned his jazz, after a classical beginning at school, playing in the West End of London during the New Orleans revival of the 1950s and 60s, when he recorded and took part in several BBC Jazz Club broadcasts. His swinging style has earned him guest appearances throughout Britain, as well as regular work with Neville Dickie, the Gresty/White Ragtimers, and Ray Terry Band, and spells with George Webb, Ken Colyer and the Temperance Seven, as well as running his own “Dixieland Express”. With some of these he has been featured on several CDs, and has played at Jazz Festivals and concerts as far afield as Toronto, Palm Springs, Sacramento, Nice, and the Middle East.

    Trombonist Graham Hughes is a freelance jazz musician living in North London, playing the trombone, sousaphone, double bass, singing and on occasions also chromatic harmonica.

    He has built a reputation internationally, most notably as a performer of the many styles of jazz that come under the umbrella of “Traditional Jazz” – the early New Orleans music of Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington through the decades, hot 20’s bands, West Coast revival bands (Turk Murphy and such), British trad revival, Chicago jazz (Eddie Condon and his cohorts), ‘Mainstream’ swing jazz etc. etc.

    He performs with many of the leading exponents of these styles – Keith Nichols, Enrico Tomasso, Martin Litton, Michael McQuaid, Spats Langham, Josh Duffee, Andy Schumm, Tony Jacobs and others, and as a name in his own right at clubs and festivals far and wide.

     

  • Wed
    26
    Sep
    2018

    ‘Embraceable Ella’ - Joanna Eden

    Joanna EdenJoanna Eden – vocals

    Chris Ingham – piano

    George Double – drums

    Alan Barnes – saxes

    Owen Morgan – double bass

     

    Arguably the UK’s answer to Diana Krall and Norah Jones, Joanna Eden – accompanied by the Chris Ingham Quartet – perform from the throw-away ‘A Tisket A Tasket’ which brought Ella to fame in the forties with the Chick Webb Orchestra to later songbook album classics like Cole Porter’s ‘Every Time We Say Goodbye’ and Gershwin’s ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’, mime the rich seam of Ella Fitzgerald’s unrivalled canon with humility, style and deep affection.

    Joanna launched ‘Embraceable Ella’ to much acclaim at the London Jazz Festival in 2016 and has toured the UK with this heart-warming collection of songs and anecdotes.  

  • Wed
    03
    Oct
    2018

    Len Phillips Big Band with top UK vocalists Gary Williams & Eleanor Keenan

    Admission £20 by prior reservation only

    Len PhillipsWe welcome back the Len Phillips Big Band – an all star 16 piece band whose players have between them worked with Frank Sinatra, Ted Heath, Tony Bennett, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr and Tom Jones to name but a few.  Repertoire is drawn from the best bands from both sides of the Atlantic – bands such as Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Ted Heath, Ken Mackintosh and Benny Goodman plus the songs of Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.“

     

    Thirty years after its inception and now under the leadership of Joe Pettitt, the LPBB can be seen up and down the country playing to packed concert halls, theatres & festivals.

    “A marvellous orchestra masterfully directed by Joe Pettitt” – David Jacobs CBE  

  • Wed
    10
    Oct
    2018

    T J Johnson

    T J Johnson
    T J Johnson

    T J Johnson – piano/vocals

    Al Nichols – tenor sax 

    Tony Pitt – guitar/ banjo

    Simon Read – double bass 

    Wesley Gibbens – drums

     

    At members’ request, we welcome back TJ Johnson, who is widely considered to be one of the UK’s most charismatic highly revered jazz and blues singers. Backed by his group of top London based musicians, TJ plays an extraordinary blend of music that transcends the boundaries of jazz, blues, soul and country  and is influenced by some of the greats such as Ray Charles, Dr John, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, BB King, Nina Simone, Alberta Hunter, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Witherspoon and many more. His distinctive voice and unique personal stage manner always brings both the band and the audience together to create an intimate yet exciting atmosphere that is rarely equalled.   TJ and his band have toured extensively both in the UK and overseas for over twenty years and now while still maintaining a high profile at international festivals and venues, he is also very involved in the vibrant London music scene. TJ’s style and mix of music seems to be very popular with the young trendy in-crowd and older jazz and blues fans alike. They have also sold out eight times running at London’s Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.

  • Wed
    17
    Oct
    2018

    Julian Marc Stringle Quintet

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    Julian Marc Stringle  – vocals, clarinet & sax

    Dominic Ashworth – guitar

    Tim Huskisson – piano

    Andrew Cleyndert – bass

    Rod Brown – drums

     

    These two Award Winning jazz musicians come together for an evening of top quality melodic music including many tunes which you know and love so well.  Accompanied by a talented rhythm section, this is one evening not to miss!

    The highly talented pianist  Tim Huskisson was MD for Brian Conley and also for ‘Jolson’ at  London’s  Victoria Palace. Tim was often required to  play  for  guest  entertainers including Larry  Grayson,  Little & Large & Michael Barrymore.

    Andrew  Cleyndert  was a member of  the  late Ronnie Scott’s Sextet/Quartet and  featured in  Stan Tracey’s bands for nearly  20  years.   He runs Trio  Records  plus  his own Quartet.  Andrew has been nominated  for  the  British Jazz Awards  every  year since  they  started!

    Rod Brown  toured with  Herb Miller’s Orchestra, working with Matt Monro, Clair Teal & Tommy Cooper!  He played in West End Shows  ‘Me and My Girl’  and ‘Thank you Mr. Gershwin’. 

  • Wed
    24
    Oct
    2018

    Blue Harlem

    Al Nicholls & Sophie
    Al Nicholls & Sophie

     

    Al Nichols – tenor sax

    Sophie Shaw – vocals

    Neil Casey – piano

    Gethin Liddington – trumpet

    Horace Cardew – baritone sax

    Paul Robinson – drums

    Sandy Burnett – double bass

     

    Led by London saxophonist Al Nichols and the fabulous singer Sophie Shaw following their recent sell out gig at Ronnie Scott’s, this seven piece band will be performing a mixture of Swing & Blues with a superb brass front line and  foot tapping rhythm section for a great energetic night !

  • Wed
    31
    Oct
    2018

    Tony Jacobs' Swell Party

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    Tony Jacobs – vocals & trumpet

    Louise Cookman – vocals

    Sue Greenway – saxes

    Jim Barry – piano

    Paul Morgan –  double bass

    Len Walker – guitar

    Dominic Sales – drums

     

    “This extraordinary singer and his fabulous band” A fantastic new show celebrating the genius of the greatest songwriters and performers of all time: George Gershwin, Fred Astaire, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Frank Sinatra & Hoagy Carmichael etc.                                

    Admission £17.50 Reservations recommended

  • Wed
    07
    Nov
    2018

    Pete Allen's Hot Four

    Pete Allen

    Pete Allen  – clarinet/saxes & vocals

    Dave Browning – piano

    Keith Donald – double bass

    John Petters – drums

     

    A  fabulous  entertaining  evening of swing from this talented Quartet led by the brilliant clarinettist/saxophonist Pete Allen, also featuring the superb popular stride  pianist Dave Browning, double bassist Keith Donald and the master swing drummer John Petters.

  • Wed
    14
    Nov
    2018

    Atila Sings His Favourite Songs

    Atila – vocals

    Colin Oxley -guitar

    Rob Barron – piano 

    Matt Home – drums

    Conner Chaplin – double bass

     

    Following Atila’s sell out shows at the Club ‘Broadway to MGM’ and ‘Atila Sings Nat King Cole’, tonight he will be singing a selection of his all time favourites.

     

  • Wed
    21
    Nov
    2018

    Susana Sheiman + Gunther Kurmayr Quartet

     

     

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    Susana Sheiman – vocals

    Vasilis Xenopoulos – tenor sax

    Gunther Kurmayr – piano

    Manuel Alvarez –  double bass

    Matt Home – drums 

     

    Susana Sheiman is one of the most personal and acclaimed voices of contemporary Spanish jazz

    Warm and rich tone, wide register, intense and powerful expressiveness are just few of Susana Sheiman’s singing features. Born in Madrid where she initiated her career mainly as a soul singer, Susana moved later to Barcelona, Spain’s main jazz scene. She quickly started touring and recording with some of the most acclaimed musicians and bands either locally and internationally. Susana Sheiman has worked with the Barcelona Jazz Orchestra, Jesse Davis, Frank Wess, Nicholas Payton, Ignasi Terraza and Brad Leali among many others.

    A fervent admirer of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, Anita O’Day, Judy Garland, Kay Starr and Nancy Wilson, singers who have inspired Susana to create her own personal style. 

  • Wed
    28
    Nov
    2018

    ‘Salute to Benny Goodman’ – Pete Long Quartet

    Salute to Benny Goodman

     

    Pete Long – clarinet

    Nick Dawson – piano

    Richard Pite – drums

    Anthony Kerr – vibes

     

    We welcome back at Members’ request Pete Long celebrating the music of the first incarnation of the Goodman Quartet, where the bass-less rhythm section is driven by the alliance of bass drum and pianist’s left hand. The Quartet will be playing the early Goodman hits such as  Avalon, Lady be Good, Dinah, I’ve Got Rhythm, Airmail Special, China Boy, After You’ve Gone, Moonglow and many others. 

  • Wed
    05
    Dec
    2018

    End of year Gala Night with the fabulous Pasadena Roof Orchestra

    SOLD OUT

    Since 1969 the Pasadena Roof Orchestra has been faithfully re-creating the glories of a show of full of humour and hot dance music from the 1920’s, 30’s & 40’s.

    The fun-packed show features timeless classics from the great American songbook – those wonderful songs that miraculously lifted people’s spirits during the depression era, and which made household names of singers such as Bing Crosby, Al Bowlly, and Fred Astaire. The musicians master the arrangements and sound of the fabled American orchestras such as Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson, whilst also paying tribute to the great British dance bands like Ray Noble and Benjamin Ambrose. 

    Presenting the show, and putting on the top hat white tie and tails, is the suave singer and band leader Duncan Galloway. So pack up your troubles, come on get happy, and experience an evening of superlative live music, with more than a dash of wit and humour.

    Tickets at £22.50 are available on Wednesday Club nights only