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Jan 15: Arnie Somogyi's Jump Monk -
Arnie Somogyi – Bass, Tony Kofi -
Led by bassist Arnie Somogyi, Jump Monk pays tribute to two of the greatest composers
in jazz: Charles Mingus and Thelonious Monk. Arnie has played on over 50 albums,
including four as a leader, and has worked, recorded and performed with many of the
world’s leading jazz musicians including James Moody, Bobby Hutcherson, Eddie Henderson,
Scott Hamilton, Art Farmer, Herb Ellis and The Mingus Big Band -
Jan 22: Basil Hodge Quintet -
Basil Hodge – Piano, Tony Kofi – Saxes, Quentin Collins – Trumpet, Larry Bartley – Bass, Clark Tracey – Drums
After a great evening featuring the music of Horace Silver last time out, Acclaimed pianist/composer Basil Hodge presents a powerful band to play his original compositions. Described by Chris Parker (Vortex Jazz) as a modern day Blue Note sound combined with 60's Coltrane. Expect some hard swinging and passionate playing from these very fine musicians.
Jan 29: Dave O'Higgins with the Clark Tracey Trio-
Dave O'Higgins -
Dave is a popular & well known figure on the international jazz scene, having recorded 16 albums as leader with various lineups. He cut his teeth with NYJO, Cleo Laine, Roadside Picnic and Mezzoforte and went on to work with Jim Mullen, Ray Charles, Martin Taylor, Itchy Fingers, Frank Sinatra, Salif Keita, Jimmy Smith, Joe Locke, Kyle Eastwood, Jamie Cullum, Stan Tracey, Matthew Herbert, Chico Chagas and the BBC Big Band to name only a few.
Feb 5: Zoe Rahman Trio-
Zoe Rahman – Piano, Mark Lewandowski – Bass, Gene Calderazzo – Drums
The British/Bengali pianist Zoe Rahman, a Mobo winner in 2012 for her rootsy world-
Feb 12: Art Themen/Nadim Teimoori + Clark Tracey Trio-
Art Themen/Nadim Teimoori – Saxes, Robin Aspland -
Our club patron, the legendary Art Themen is joined this season by rising star Nadim Teimoori on tenor. Doncaster born saxophonist, composer and graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Nadim is making a national name for himself, appearing with Stan Tracey, Julian Joseph, Jamie Cullum, James Taylor, Iain Ballamy and many others. First tenor in NYJO for many years, in 2014 he was a finalist at the Riga International Jazz Competition. This will be a knockout gig!
Feb 19: Derek Nash Quartet-
Derek Nash -
Derek has been a member of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since 2004,
led Sax Appeal for over 30 years, fronts the funk/fusion band Protect the Beat, and
is a member of the Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion. Renowned for his energetic, vibrant,
passionate and charismatic performances, he is an award-
Feb 26: Nigel Price Quartet-
Nigel Price – Guitar, Vasilis Xenopoulos -
Recently voted best guitarist in this year's Jazz Awards, Nigel is always welcome
at the club. Following a back-
Mar 5: Laura Jurd's Dinosaur-
Laura Jurd – Trumpet, Elliot Galvin -
Following a successful European tour, in early 2016 Laura signed an exclusive album deal with British label, Edition Records for the release of Dinosaur’s debut album, which was released in September 2016. Blending elements of folk, jazz and rock, the music is formidable and compelling. With the release of ‘Together, As One’, Dinosaur is ready to build a new international audience and profile.
Mar 12: Jim Hart's Cloudmakers Trio plus guests -
Jim Hart -
After a very successful North American tour taking in Rochester, Vancouver, Victoria
and Twin Cities Jazz festivals, Cloudmakers Trio once again open the door to collaboration
by inviting two special guests for a program of new music penned by Hart. Joined
Mar 19: Roman Schwaller Quartet -
Roman Schwaller – Tenor, Gareth Williams – Piano, Arnie Somogyi – Bass, Clark Tracey – Drums
Born in Switzerland, Roman has spent much of his life working in Germany with NDR and the Vienna Art Orchestra. With his own various groups he has played alongside Mel Lewis, Jimmy Cobb, Johnny Griffin and Sal Nistico and, returning to Switzerland in 1996 following a European tour with the Count Basie Orchestra, he continues to pursue his career as a musician, composer and band leader.
Mar 26: Alan Barnes/Gilad Atzmon Quintet -
Alan Barnes/Gilad Atzmon – Reeds, Frank Harrison – Piano, Yaron Stavi – Bass, Chris Higginbottom – Drums
Despite their different backgrounds and approaches, the two men share a passion for performance and a firm belief that a jazz audience is there not to be educated but to be entertained.
They also share a healthy sense of competition. Says Barnes: “I love our gladiatorial, or even Giladiatorial exchanges; the music is lit by shafts of wit, as the Reverend Spooner would have said”. Atzmon concurs: “I like few things better than playing a good set with Alan, and then shaking him warmly by the throat.”
Jan 8: Scott Hamilton Quartet* -
In 1976 he had the good fortune to perform for several weeks alongside the great trumpeter Roy Eldridge. He also played with legendary saxophonist Illinois Jacquet. A native of Providence, Rhode Island where he was born in 1954, Scott Hamilton is one of the great modern swing artists, following in the footsteps of greats such as Ben Webster and Don Byas.
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