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  • Wed
    19
    May
    2021

    Essex Hot Five

    SOLD OUT

    Mick Foster

    Paul Higgs – trumpet/flugelhorn/vocals

    Mick Foster – saxes

    Ted Beament – piano

    Marc Cecil – drums

    Andy Staples – double bass

     

    Led by the renowned trumpeter Paul Higgs (BBC Philharmonic Orchestra) the Essex Hot Five will perform your favourite standards featuring Mick Foster (Pasadena Roof Orchestra) Andy Staples and Marc Cecil (Derek Nash’s Picante Latin) and star of our Summer Pianorama Ted Beament.

    Come along and support our Essex musicians for a great fun night of top quality jazz and entertainment.

  • Wed
    02
    Jun
    2021

    SAMBA & SWING!

    £19.50 prior reservation only

     

    SAMBA & SWING!

    Chris Dean – vocals & trombone

    Miranda Wilford – vocals

    Toby Morgan – guitar

    Trevor Brown – piano

    Chris Snead – trumpet

    Tom Mark – double bass

    Dave Tandy – drums

     

    Led by the Syd Lawrence Orchestra’s leader Chris Dean, this fabulous mini big band will be performing favourites including Copacabana, Girl from Ipanema, Sambou Sambou, Night & Day, I Wanna Be Around to name just a few.

    Admission £19.50 via prior reservation only

  • Wed
    16
    Jun
    2021

    NO HOLIDAY ABROAD THIS SUMMER?

    No red or amber lights here but green lights all the way as we bring Rio de Janeiro to your Club!

    DEREK NASH’S PICANTE LATIN

    Derek Nash – saxes

    Dominic Ashworth – guitar

    Satin Singh – 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 Music & Supper Club. Co-founded with guitarist Dominic Ashworth, who was awarded Jazz Guitarist of the Year in 2006, they are joined by master percussionist Satin Singh and the brilliant drummer Marc Cecil. 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. Both Marc & Andy recently appeared at the Club in the much enjoyed Essex Hot Five’s gig.   

    Admission £19.50 by prior reservation only.

  • Wed
    30
    Jun
    2021

    Sixteen Tons! The Cosimo Matassa Project

    £17.50

     

    YOU GAVE THEM A STANDING OVATION AT LAST YEAR’S GIG! Yes, we know this seldom happens at the Club. Therefore it gives great pleasure in welcoming back the amazing Cosimo Matassa Project, who are a collection of London musicians working to conjure up the unique rhythm ‘n’ blues flavours that emerged from New Orleans in the late 1940s and early 1950s. At the core of the band are pianist and arranger Al ‘Dente’ Dunn (Loudon Wainwright / Richard Thompson), singer and double bassist Dai Price (Dai & The Ramblers) and drummer Roy Pfeffer (The Big Smoke Family). They’re often joined by guest musicians from London’s Rhythm & Blues scene, and members of their collective have played with the likes of Allen Toussaint, James Hunter and Van Morrison. Over recent years the band have become regulars on the Rhythm & Blues and Jazz circuit, gigging around the top London clubs including Ronnie Scott’s in Soho.

    The entire project is born out of respect for the artists who passed through Cosimo Matassa’s studios, a real love for the music and a desire to summon up the sheer joy that pervades all of Cosimo’s recordings. Playing tunes by well-known artists from that era such as Fats Domino and Big Joe Turner, Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, Tennessee Ford including his big hit ‘Sixteen Tons’ and Tami Lynn.

    Admission £17.50 via prior reservation only

  • Wed
    14
    Jul
    2021

    Dave Browning’s Jazz Cats

    £18.50

    A SALUTE TO ‘WILD’ BILL DAVIDSON!  – HOT SWINGING DIXIELAND JAZZ AT ITS BEST!

    Dave Browning – Stride pianist

    John Petters – Master Swing drummer

    Allen Beechey – Cornet

    Richard Exall – Clarinet & saxes

    Graham Hughes – Trombone

    Keith Donald – Double bass

     

    A SALUTE TO ‘WILD’ BILL!  – HOT SWINGING DIXIELAND JAZZ AT ITS BEST!

    ‘Wild’ Bill Davison – An American cornet player best remembered for his association with bandleader Eddie Condon with whom he worked and recorded. Tonight, we re-create the feel of this swinging Dixieland jazz style with these handpicked Jazz Cats by pianist Dave Browning.

    On cornet is the brilliant Allen Beechey leader of the Bright Stars of Jazz band.

    Excelling on reeds is the very much in demand talent of Richard Exall who is a virtuoso of the clarinet and saxes and past member of the Chris Barber Jazz Band.

    On trombone is Graham Hughes who has appeared at our Club with the popular Cosimo Matassa Project band.

    Master Swing drummer is John Petters who worked with ‘Wild Bill’ Davison when he organised a sell out UK toured The Legends of American Jazz with Art Hodes and Kenny Davern back in the 1980’s.

    On double bass is Keith Donald who also toured with ‘Wild’ Bill Davison in the 1980’s. He frequently appears at the Club in Pete Allen’s Hot Four.

    Leading the band from the piano is our Pianorama star Dave Browning, described by Digby Fairweather as ‘an accomplished pianist in the style of Ralph Sutton and one of the nicest people you could ever meet’.

    Admission £18.50 via prior reservation only

  • Wed
    28
    Jul
    2021

    'Guilty Pleasures' Louise Cookman + Pete Long’s Quintet

    Louise Cookman – vocals

    Pete Long – clarinet/sax

    Denny Ilett – guitar

    Chris Ingham – piano

    Dave Chamberlain – double bass

    George Double – drums                       

     

    The vocalist with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra for over five years, Louise has been a regular special guest singer on Big Band Special on BBC Radio 2 and over the past few years has had the pleasure of touring the UK with the BBC Big Band, as well as with The Glenn Miller Orchestra UK and Michael Law’s Piccadilly Dance Orchestra. Including a full set of freshly commissioned arrangements by Peter Long, ‘Guilty Pleasures’ sets Louise and her favourite songs in a variety of contexts designed to at once excite, entertain, and bring a warm glow of nostalgia for the jazz infused, glitzy world of TV showbiz which accompanied her early years. Not only does Louise take us on a whistle-stop tour of the world of song, but we are also given a huge variety of musical colour, taking in the very brightest ShowTime swing, the brooding ballads and lush Bossa novas. She also featured recently on “Len Goodman’s Dancing Feet” and “Len Goodman’s Dance Band Days”, both for BBC4 television.

    Pete Long the leader of the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra and Echo’s of Ellington Orchestra

    “Girl singers simply do not sound or look like this anymore, which is why she is every big band leader’s dream!”  Jay Craig, BBC Big Band, Syd Lawrence Orchestra

    Admission is £19.50 via prior reservation only

  • Wed
    11
    Aug
    2021

    T J Johnson

    Admission £18.50 via prior reservation only

    T J Johnson – vocals & piano

    Alex Clarke – tenor sax

    James Kitchen – guitar

    Simon Read – double bass

    Rod Brown – drums

     

    We welcome back the hugely popular 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, Willie Nelson 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 five 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 over fifteen times running at London’s Ronnie Scott’s.

    Admission £18.50 via prior reservation only

  • Wed
    25
    Aug
    2021

    Tina May

    Tina May – vocals

    Simon Spillett – tenor sax

    Ted Beament  – piano

    Oli Hayhurst – double bass

    Winston Clifford – drums

     

    Tina May has long been hailed as one the UK’s premier vocalists. With a list of accolades as long as your arm, plus an impressive discography, Tina has toured and recorded with some of the top names in British and European jazz. Led by pianist Ted Beament with the multi award winning tenor saxophonist Simon Spillett, these are among the best musicians you’ll find anywhere for a happy swinging night!

    Admission £17.50 via prior reservation only

  • Wed
    08
    Sep
    2021

    The Music of Nat ‘King’ Cole ~ Atila

     

    Atila Graham Harvey

    Atila – vocals

    Graham Harvey – piano

    Lewis Wright  – vibes

    Tom Farmer– double bass/vocal harmony

    Josh Morrison – drums

    Tonight we welcome Atila who’s been on TV all over the world and frequently appears with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra.

    He’ll be performing all your favourite   Nat ‘King’ Cole songs so expect to hear Unforgettable, Mona Lisa, Pretend, When I Fall in Love and Nature Boy to name just a few.

    Accompanied by a quartet of top musicians led by brilliant virtuoso pianist Graham Harvey, this is one night not to miss!

    Admission £18.50 via prior reservation only

  • Wed
    22
    Sep
    2021

    Enrico Tomasso 1920’s, 30’s & 40’s

    The Multi British Award Winner Enrico Tomasso with a top quintet

    Enrico Tomasso – trumpet & vocals

    John Pearce – piano

    Oliver Wilby  – tenor sax & clarinet

    Paul Morgan– double bass

    Bobby Worth – drums

    An entertaining evening featuring your favourite songs and instrumentals from the 1920’s, 30’s & 40’s made popular by artists and bands such as Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway etc.

    This brilliant quintet is led by the charismatic 5 times British Jazz Award winner Enrico Tomasso along with big band saxophonist and clarinettist Olly Wilby from the Pasadena Roof orchestra, BBC Big Band pianist John Pearce plus the principal double bassist and drummer from the BBC Radio Orchestra Paul Morgan and Bobby Worth respectively.

    Individual dining tables for 1 to 6 persons available

  • Wed
    06
    Oct
    2021

    ‘The Allure of Peggy Lee’ Catherine Lima & Paul Higgs Quartet

    Catherine Lima –vocals

    Paul Higgs – piano/trumpet

    Alex Field  – guitar

    Alex Keen – double bass

    Jason Campbell – drums

    Jazz vocalist Catherine Lima and her quintet bring you an evening of songs of jazz icon Peggy Lee. With stories about the life of this troubled performer, Catherine explores Peggy Lee’s rise from humble beginnings in North Dakota, to her first break as a big band singer with Benny Goodman through to her successful solo career as a singer-song writer and one-time Hollywood actress.

    Classic material includes Fever, I’m a Woman, Black Coffee, He’s a Tramp, Johnny Guitar, I’ll Be Seeing You and Why Don’t You Do Right?  along with some of Peggy Lee’s back catalogue, Catherine brings a fabulous mix of songs that explain how this talented singer maintained her prominence on the popular music scene for so many years. Each song is introduced with information about Peggy Lee’s life and where it sits in her 60 year career.

    Admission £17.50 via prior reservation only