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Current Programme

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Just a taste of the September through December 2016 season

with the one and only Barb Jungr,
Tony Kofi brings his saxophone genius
and the master drummer Jeff Williams brings his own band.

Our doors open 7:30pm on Fridays

Asaf Sirkis International Quartet
Asaf and Sylwia

Asaf Sirkis is not only an inventive drummer but also a composer of rigour, wit and delicacy. He is one of the worlds premier drummers.
Asaf Sirkis drums, Sylwia Bialas vocals, John Turville piano/keyboards, Kevin Glasgow bass

"There`s an almost devotional intensity to her singing that rarely fails to deliver" says Andy Robson, writing about Sylwia Bialas in Jazzwise.

This band has four people with serious international reputations. Asaf's power and delicacy are in demand all over Europe for his compositions as well as his playing. Sylwia is also a composer. Her distinctive phrasing ans style has made her international star. John returns to us for the third time this year, always a great pleasure. His harmonic adventures and immense technique are a delight. Kevin has worked at top venues in New York as well as at many international festivals.

Expect soulful melodies, aerospheric sounds with strong grooves, a full colour electroacoustic jazz with an ethnic touch and some uncommonly used instruments and sound effects.

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Robert Habermann Sings Berlin
Robert Habermann

Robert Habermann takes his audience on a journey through some of the 20 th Century's greatest love songs and the stories behind them. He has met many of the actual writers! His show is punctuated with anecdotes and stories to make this a fun evening.

Robert Habermann vocals, Trevor Brown piano.

Robert Habermann is an accomplished singer/songwriter of The Great American and British Songbooks. He worked in the U.S.A where he was voted Best International Performer 1994 by the prestigious Manhattan Association of Cabarets of New York, resulting in several major tours.

Robert was the first major British singer to perform a concert to celebrate Frank Sinatra's 80 th Birthday at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Pianist Trevor Brown is known for his versatility and virtuosity. Trevor spent twenty years as pianist with the Joe Loss Orchestra. Nowadays he very much enjoys being part of The Syd Lawrence Orchestra.

Look out for a special guest!

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Derek Nash Sax Appeal
Derek Nash

Derek Nash's brilliant award winning band with 5 (yes five!) saxophones,will be a knock-out!

Derek Nash, Bob McKay, Scott Garland, Brandon Allen, Vasilis Xenopoulos Saxes, Pete Adams Keys, Phil Scragg Bass, Mike Bradley Drums

Derek is a member of the Jooles Holland Band, and often does the Fleece Jazz Christmas - New Year gig, fresh from recording Jooles's New Year's Eve TV show.

He is famed for his "Protect the Beat" and "Acoustic Quartet" line-ups; for "the Picant Latin Band" he bought here in March; as well as for tonight's "Sax Appeal", the "John Dankworth Award" winning line up he has led for 30 years.

Thelonious Monk's advice on jazz is that "You've got to dig it to dig it!". There is nothing better than Derek's music to start digging into Jazz - "You dig?".
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