- Fleece Jazz
Fleece Jazz at Stoke by Nayland Hotel
GIGS  Fridays, doors open at 7:30pm

Tickets for the full programme at 01787 211865 or at WeGotTickets: buy wegottickets

A chronicle of the Side by Side benefit is available, with lots of pictures.


Ryan Quigley Quintet
Ryan Quigley

Ryan has assembled an all-star line up for his new recording "What Doesn't Kill You" (Whirlwind)

Ryan Quigley trumpet, Paul Booth sax, Geoffrey Keezer piano, Michael Janisch bass, Clarence Penn drums

Ryan Quigley is one of the premier trumpeters in the UK known for his talents as both a world class lead player and virtuosic improvisor. He's been featured with the upper echelon of big bands (Quincey Jones, Robbie Williams), symphonies & orchestras (BBC, Scottish Royal, Metropole), and pop and jazz stars (The Bad Plus, Kurt Elling, Aretha Franklin) around the world. As a composer and small band leader he has won multiple awards in the UK including the Parliamentary Award for band of the year.

He has assembled an all-star line up for his new recording What Doesn't Kill You (Whirlwind) which is touring in September 2016 in support of the release. With Paul Booth (tenor sax), along with one of the most exciting rhythm sections to tour the UK in years: Americans Geoffrey Keezer (piano), Michael Janisch (double bass), and Clarence Penn (drums).
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Alison Rayner Quintet
Alison Rayner

Alison's driving force skilfully guides this stunning band

Alison Rayner bass, Steve Lodder piano, Deirdre Cartwright guitar, Diane McLoughlin saxophone, Buster Birch drums

For the past two years ARQ has built a substantial and wide ranging audience for their *deliciously upbeat, groovy and thoughtful jazz* (Jazz UK). They released their first album "August" to critical acclaim with Arts Council England Grants for the Arts support for their new project "A Magic Life".

Alison Rayner has had a lengthy career as a bass player and composer, touring and recording with Afro-Latin group the Guest Stars in the 80 s; and working with a myriad of jazz stars, with Tal Farlow, Ian Shaw, Jean Toussaint and John Etheridge, to name a few.

Alison is supported by a wonderful band: pianist Steve Lodder guitarist Deirdre Cartwright Diane McLoughlin, saxophone and drummer Buster Birch.

The new album "A Magic Life" will be released in November 2016 and is bursting with melodic and harmonic references. It follows on from the success of their acclaimed debut album August, with it's funky grooves and influences of roots and folk musics.
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23 September, £15 buy Kate Shortt tickets
Kate Shortt
Kate Shortt

"Wacky ebullient cellist with wide ranging vocals" The Stage
"A remarkable cellist - John Fordham
"Wicked and very funny" - JA

Kate Shortt ~ vocals, piano, cello & maybe organ

Kate is a unique talent who sings rap, romantic ballards or high opera, with with her tongue in her cheek! She has great musical ability on piano, organ or cello. She delivers self-penned, keenly observed humorous songs, in a show laced with impressions. She continues to do extraordinary things with the cello from serious classical, through improvised jazz to seriously improvised comedy! Kate also does frighteningly implausible things with her face, contorting it in a way that makes “flexible” sound like a serious understatement.

Think Victoria Wood, think Jim Tavare think Kate Shortt! Same league, without question. If you have seen Kate, you will surely come to this gig, if not, do come and see what you've been missing!
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