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Thanks to all from the hotel, committee, friends and helpers, and not
least the wonderful musicians for a stunning 25th anniversary gig on
Sunday 4 March. Pictures on our Gallery Page.
Please note that Friends of Fleece Jazz get a £4 discount when purchasing a ticket.
Just see Peter at the merchandise desk to find out about becoming a Friend.
Jon Shenoy tenor sax, Will Bartlett organ, Sam Dunn guitar, Chris Draper drums
Jon Shenoy is a saxophonist, clarinettist and composer/arranger living in South London. A talented improviser and creative spirit, he plays a wide range of music and leads a number of celebrated ensembles. A stylistic chameleon, he makes a prolific contribution towards the contemporary sounds of the London jazz scene.
Will Bartlett read music at St. Peter's college, Oxford, specialising in composition and musical analysis as well as directing the Oxford University jazz orchestra. Since then he has worked as a pianist, educator and composer/arranger with names including Stan Sulzmann, Norman Winstone, Claire Martin and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra.
Sam Dunn is a jazz guitarist based in Yorkshire. His playing can be described as 'Contemporary in language and style but strongly influenced by the history of jazz and the guitar. Recent work has seen him playing with fellow guitarist Howard Alden and performing at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London.
Chris Draper grew up as a multi-instrumentalist specialising in both Jazz Trumpet and Classical Percussion studying at The Purcell School of Music and Royal Academy of Music. Known in the UK and abroad as a versatile musician, his credits include The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, Mica Paris, Clare Teal, Kyle Eastwood and Soweto Kinch.
‘A total master of all his instruments ...Shinoy can hardly contain the force of his own inventiveness.’ Pete Long (MD. Ronnie Scotts Big Band). Another new name rocks the Brirish Jazz scene. Don’t miss this one.
AND COMING NEXT
His technical skills are outstanding and is a long standing master of his chosen instrument. His performing style goes far with a deep understanding of the roots of Jazz.
Paul Booth saxophone, Steve Hamilton piano, Dave Whitford bass, Andrew Bain drums
Paul Booth is one of the most in demand saxophonists on the international scene today. He first played tenor saxophone in public at age 11.Still in his teens he was playing with Jazz luminaries such as Spike Robinson. He then studied at the Royal Academy of Music going on to win the award for Most Promising Jazz Player Of The Year Under 21. Since then he has played with many other top Jazz musicians as well as his own groups.
Steve Hamilton studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He then moved to London where he became the most in-demand pianist across the genres performing with legends such as Freddie Hubbard and Gary Burton.
Dave Whitford started playing the bass guitar aged 13. Soon after he held the bass chair in the Cornwall Youth Jazz Orchestra and found himself working in many musical settings and working with many well known Jazz musicians and playing at all the important venues and festivals.
Ronnie Scott has likened saxophonist Paul Booth's style to that of the late Tubby Hayes - and John Fordham to the lyricism of Stan Getz and John Coltrane. A gig not to be missed.