Sunday June 18th 2017 ... Osian Roberts - Mark Nightingale ... £14.00

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“The Music of Cole Porter” ... This is an opportunity to hear Mark Nightingale and Osian Roberts celebrate the music of Cole Porter with a selection of his classic songs which have been given new arrangements by members of the band.


The band is co-led by Osian Roberts who is a big toned tenor saxophonist based in Cardiff who is influenced by Sonny Rollins. Since graduating from The Royal Academy of Music Osian has played with Sir John Dankworth and American pianist Cedar Walton.


The other co-leader is trombonist Mark Nightingale. A graduate of Trinity College of Music, Mark progressed via Bone Supremacy to appear with Cleo Laine, Clark Terry and Stan Tracey. Mark has appeared on over 60 CDs with his latest being “The Sound of Jay and Kai” with Alistair White on Woodville Records.


Taking the stage at The Club will be Osian Roberts on tenor Saxophone, Mark Nightingale on trombone, Jim Watson on keyboards, Simon Woolf on bass and Sebastiaan De Krom on drums.


Classic interpretations of Cole Porter Songs.

Sunday July 16th 2017 ... Chris Ingham Quartet ... £14.00

o “The Music of Dudley Moore" ... After a very successful gig at The Club playing the music of Horace Silver in February this year we welcome back Chris Ingham this time with his Quartet. On this occasion Chris will be playing the music of Dudley Moore who is one of his British Jazz heroes.

 

It is often forgotten that after Oxford University and the success with the Oxford Review and “Beyond the Fringe” Dudley Moore became one of the UK’s leading jazz pianists, first with John Dankworth and then leading his own trio in the tradition of Oscar Peterson. Chris Ingham was born in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and moved to Bury St Edmunds when he was ten. It is our good fortune that he has chosen to live in our area and grown into a major jazz producer and band leader.

 

Taking the stage at The Club will be Paul Higgs on trumpet, Chris Ingham on keyboards, Geoff Gascoyne on bass and George Double on drums.

 

“Classic British Jazz from a golden era”

Sunday August 20th 2017 ... Karen Sharp Quintet ... £15.00

o It is always good to welcome Karen back to the Club. This time it is with her established Quintet which features long term associate Robert Fowler also on tenor saxophone and clarinet. This is the same front line which produced the superb CD “Brandy and Beer” celebrating the two tenor saxophone band and records of Zoot Sims and Al Cohn.

 

Karen last played for us in October 2015 and before that with Georgina Jackson which was an enjoyable demonstration of another aspect of her talented playing in a variety of settings. Karen’s playing goes from strength to strength and she has now added the baritone saxophone to her armoury. Needless to say Karen has won British Jazz awards for both her tenor saxophone playing and in the rising star category.

 

On the night the quintet will be Karen Sharp tenor saxophone and clarinet, Robert Fowler tenor saxophone and clarinet, Robin Aspland on keyboards, Jeremy Brown on bass and Matt Home drums.

 

“Karen is a class A player” Humphrey Lyttleton.

Sunday September 17th 2017 ... Andy Panayi Quartet ... £13.00

o Andy has pursued careers as a jazz musician, educator and composer in both jazz and classical music and has now developed an additional talent as a woodwind instrument repairer. Andy is a professor at The Royal College of Music and The Royal Academy of Music in London and Birmingham. Andy has also won awards for his arranging skills as well as The British Jazz Awards for his jazz flute playing.

 

He plays with a range of bands including his own Quartet featuring Mark Nightingale on trombone which is featured at The Club.

 

The quartet has produced four well received CDs being “Blown Away”, “WHOOeeee!” “News From Blueport” which is a tribute to the pianoless quartets of Gerry Mulligan and ”The Solar Cats” a Journey to the Planets Suite.

 

At The Club the musicians playing will be Andy Panayi on tenor saxophone and flute, Mark Nightingale on Trombone, Simon Woolf on bass and Steve Brown on drums.

 

“His work is a sheer delight” John Dankworth.

Sunday October 15th 2017 ... Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble ... £15.00

o “The Music of John Coltrane” ... Gilad’s various bands have always been well received at the Club. This time it is the turn of The Orient House Ensemble to play their brand of exciting music.

 

The origin of this band dates back to 2000 when it was founded by Gilad in London with Asif Sirkus on drums, Frank Harrison on piano and Oli Hayhurst on bass. Inevitably there have been personnel changes along the way and the band has produced nine CDs recording their progress.

 

This evening they will play the music of John Coltrane who has probably become the most influential tenor saxophonist in jazz history. Expect the “full sheets of sound” pioneered by Coltrane combined with intense interpretations of classic modern jazz. This latest version of the group to play at the Club will be Gilad Atzmon on saxophones, Frank Harrison on keyboards, Yaron Stavi on bass and recent recruit Enzo Zirilli on drums.

 

“Best Musician living in the world today” Robert Wyatt The Guardian.

Coming Soon ...

Sunday November 19th 2017

Georgina Jackson Quartet

 

Sunday December 17th 2017

Horn Factory

 

Sunday January 14th 2018

Scott Hamilton Quartet

 

Sunday February 25th 2018

The Blue Spirits Trio ... John Etheridge Guitar, Pete Whittaker Hammond Organ and George Double on Drums.