Jan - Mar 2018 season

Sunday January 14, 2018
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Gareth Williams? Glow Quartet

Gareth has unquestionably established himself as one of the country?s leading modern jazz pianists. A fiery and creative player, his remarkable talent has been seen with an impressive array of world-class artists, from Jazz/Hip Hop band ?Us3? through to internationally-renowned jazz musicians such as Joe...

Sunday January 21, 2018
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Leon Greening Trio

Pianist Leon Greening's hard swinging style has made him a favourite on the jazz scene for over a decade, and makes no apologies for his adoration of the great bebop pianists, with Wynton Kelly, Bobby Timmons and Bud Powell among his primary influences. Bassist Conor...

Sunday January 28, 2018
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Clark Tracey Quintet

Clark says "To celebrate my fortieth year in jazz, I've assembled my latest troupe of outstanding young musicians for 2018. Despite their apparent youth, their maturity on their instruments is what has encouraged me to put this particular group together. Sean and Alex have become...

Sunday February 4, 2018
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Nigel Hitchcock/Mark Nightingale

We are delighted to have the great saxophonist Nigel Hitchcock back in the country and finding time to visit us. Nigel has been involved in a variety of styles, rising to the top of his game at a very early age. Tonight he reunites with...

Sunday February 11, 2018
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Nikki Iles/Nadim Teimoori

Tonight Clark has thrown together some of my favourite musicians to see what happens! This year's winner of Best Piano in the British Jazz Awards, Nikki made a great impression in duet with Stan Sulzmann at our festival. Nadim has appeared at the Herts Jazz...

Sunday February 18, 2018
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Nigel Price Quartet

Nigel Price is one of the busiest musicians on the UK jazz circuit today and rightly so. His ongoing drive, knowledge of the language and innate ability to swing mark him as one of the best guitarists this country has ever produced. Tonight he has...

Sunday February 25, 2018
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Jazz Samba - Tribute To Jobim

Featuring leading saxophonist Mark Crooks and much in-demand pianist Rob Barron, ?Jazz Samba? spotlights Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd?s groundbreaking 1962 recording, the first ever fully fledged bossa nova album recorded by American jazz musicians. A commercial success, it topped the LP charts on its...

Sunday March 4, 2018
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Daniel Casimir Trio

Award winning bassist and composer Dan Casimir has become a regular fixture within the UK jazz scene providing his heavy weight upright sound for the likes of Julian Joseph, Jason Rebello, Jean Toussaint, Lonnie Liston Smith, Ashley Henry, Camilla George and Nubya Garcia. The Musicians?...

Sunday March 11, 2018
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The Compositions of Stan Tracey

Following a highly successful performance in London for the book launch of Stan Tracey's biography, Clark has decided to give this band another outing. Headed by our Herts Jazz patron and long time musical colleague of Stan, Art Themen, on piano is Bruce Boardman and...

Sunday March 18, 2018
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The Gradischnig/Raible Quintet - Searching For Hope

This group has been working together since 2014, completing this, its 5th tour, in March 2018. This gig marks the first visit to the UK for a series of concerts from this UK/European band. The programme features the music of the great American pianist and...

Sunday March 25, 2018
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Two Of A Mind

This is the gig postponed from last December. Exploring afresh the freewheeling, wonderfully melodic interpretations of standard material recorded 50 years ago by Gerry Mulligan and Paul Desmond on Blues in Time and Two of a Mind, this new band promises to evoke the spirit...

* Photos by Melody Maclaren and available here with their kind permission.