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Current Programme

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Just a taste of the May through August 2020 season...

The Gaz Messengers with Gaz Hughes and Alan Barnes
A night of Gypsy Swing and Jazz Manouche with Sara Oschlag and The Jonny Hepbir Trio
and the Dave Lewis 1Up band returns .

Our doors open 7:30pm on Fridays

Derek Nash's PICANTE
Derek Nash

A vibrant sextet led by DEREK NASH, the irrepressible star saxophonist of the Jools Holland Orchestra, the virtuoso musicians of Picante deliver effervescent entertainment full of the life-affirming rhythms and excitement of authentic Latin Jazz

Derek Nash Saxes, Dominic Ashworth Guitars, Neil Angilley Piano, Andy Staples Bass, Marc Cecil Drums, Satin Singh Percussion

. Derek read electro-acoustics at Salford University, and became a sound engineer at the BBC. He left in 2002 to become a full-time musician and to set up a Recording Studio.

Dominic studied Guitar in Toronto and is now settled in Greenwich playing, wring music and teaching at Guildhall. He has been influenced by Bach, Ellington, Charlie Parker and Paco de Lucia. Neil, from Cornwall studied at the Royal College of Music. He works in both classical music and Jazz. He has his own Latin Trio and has worked with Gypsy Kings.

Andy, player, tutor and composer often works with Derek. As well as Jazz he plays electric bass in rock bands. Marc is a local jazz and Latin drummer and educator who has appeared here with many top musicians. He runs the Essex Easter Jazz School

Satin is a leading Latin percussionist who as toured with Wynton Marsalis

"At the forefront of the British Jazz movement, Derek Nash is 'one of the most versatile saxophonists in the UK today'" - The Guardian
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17 April, £0
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24 April, £22
Antonio Forcione "SOLO"
Antonio Forcione

"Thrilling voyage around the world ... passion, grace and fire" - The Times

Antonio Forcione Guitars

Italian acoustic guitar virtuoso Antonio Forcione, described as "the Hendrix of the acoustic guitar", returns to Fleece Jazz for a solo performance.

Antonio was born in Southern Italy where he started performing in a band with his brother at the age of 13, having taught himself, with the help of the local barber and plenty of practice, to play the guitar. He moved to London in 1983 where he initially busked on the streets of Covent Gardenand withintwo monthshad wonan awardwhich ledto a BBCTV appearanceand amajor Europeantour. Since thenhe has collaborated with many artists, touring the world and performing both solo and with other artists in duo, trio or quartet. He has performed and recorded with artists such as Andy Sheppard, Charlie Haden, John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell, Martin Taylor, John Etheridge, Eduardo Niebla and Sarah-Jane Morris amongst others. Antonio is alsoacomposer;mostofthepiecesthatheperformsarehisown. His compositions draw on jazz, folk and popular music traditions from Europe,Africa and Latin America, interwovenwith classical,flamenco and Indian rhythms.

Be prepared for an eclectic range of songs, given the Forcione treatment, as he produces an amazing range of sounds from just one instrument, sounding like guitar, bass and percussion all in one. He fuses many traditions into his own unique style, and while he plays with great passionand intensity, betweensongs he chats with laconic humour. As he says, "If you know the words, and you want to sing along…. Don't."

"By turns lyrical, funky, ethereal, haunting, and playful, his one-man show is a delight, and his playing, simply breathtaking." - Tim Maguire, Edinburgh Festival
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