Next season (Jan-Mar 2020)

Sunday January 12, 2020
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Scott Hamilton Quartet

Book early for what always turns out to be a full house to watch one of the UK’s most popular and regular visitors from the States, Scott Hamilton, accompanied by his rhythm section of many years. Since his first visit in the late 1980s, Scott...

Sunday January 19, 2020
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Matt Skelton - Shelly Manne's Live at the Blackhawk

Skelton's project celebrates in particular the 5 volumes of “Live At The Blackhawk” recorded in San Francisco in 1959. Having previously played alongside a range of musicians like Scott Hamilton, Steve Grossman, Jim Mullen and Curtis Stigers, it’s our pleasure to welcome one of the...

Sunday January 26, 2020
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In Common

This new project by Tom Bancroft starts with the bodhran and the tabla and a drone, adds Indian Classical Violin and improvising jazz guitar, and continues adding layers and voices from different traditions, in a creative new project that focuses on the common ground between...

Sunday February 2, 2020
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Dick Pearce with the Clark Tracey Trio

In the 1970s, Dick was a member of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and went on to play with Graham Collier, Chris Biscoe, Mike Westbrook, Keith Tippett, Gil Evans, Al Cohn, and many others. Dick was with the Ronnie Scott Quintet for 14 years from...

Sunday February 9, 2020
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The Raible/Gradischnig Quintet - The Music of Elmo Hope

A welcome return to the club by this quintet which brings together musicians from the UK and Europe, paying tribute to the compositions and arrangements of the late great BeBop pianist, Elmo Hope. The band have just recorded and released their second CD “Mo Is...

Sunday February 16, 2020
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Art Themen/James Wade-Sired Quintet

Our Herts Jazz Patron, age defying Art Themen, makes his seasonal appearance at Herts Jazz once again and this time we’ve pitted him against a highly talented young trombonist, still studying at the Guildhall at the age of 17. These guest spots with Art are...

Sunday February 23, 2020
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Julian Arguelles Quartet

Award-winning saxophonist Julian Argüelles plays a unique mix of exciting contemporary jazz infused with Spanish rhythms, South African grooves and classical nuance. From his beginnings in the 1980s with the legendary UK big band Loose Tubes, Argüelles has always spoken with a unique voice. An...

Sunday March 1, 2020
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Leon Greening Quartet

Always a welcome figure in our Herts Jazz seasons, Leon Greening originally studied piano at Leeds College of Music and the Guildhall. His extraordinary solos, inspired by the likes of Wynton Kelly and Bud Powell, keep the audience on the edge of their seats and...

Sunday March 8, 2020
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Leo Richardson Quartet

Leo is now quite rightly regarded as one of London’s leading tenor players, immersed in the hard bop sound of his heroes, Blakey, Silver, Dexter and Coltrane. Having been thrust into national limelight with the huge success of his first critically acclaimed album, his second...

Sunday March 15, 2020
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Clark Tracey - A Tribute to Miles Davis

A big fan of Miles’ music, Clark presents a showcase of material stemming from the early 50s through 30 years of unforgettable compositions and recordings. Accompanied by the members of his usual quintet, Clark navigates the band through a range of styles and moods in...

Sunday March 22, 2020
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John Etheridge

At long last, we’ve procured the great John Etheridge! This trio came about through John’s love of the perennially attractive combination of electric guitar and organ. The band have a take on this well-known combination in a way that connects with the bluesier, intense side...

Sunday March 29, 2020
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Terry Seabrook Quintet - Celebrating Wayne Shorter

With a wealth of brilliant material to draw from, Terry Seabrook's Quintet perform their particularly favourite compositions by the prolific Wayne Shorter who included the Jazz Messengers and Miles Davis' Quintet as his outlets. In addition, Terry will be performing some originals from "A...