Sept - Dec 2017 season

Sunday September 17, 2017
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Matt Wates Sextet

Matt was born in London in 1964 and graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1988. He has appeared with Bucky Pizzarelli, John Colianni, Humphrey Lyttelton, Don Weller, Bobby Wellins, Dusko Goykovich, Norma Winstone and Peter King. He has recorded with Paz, Roadside Picnic, Itchy...

Sunday September 24, 2017
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Tom Millar Quartet

Tom Millar is a London-based pianist, composer and bandleader. He was born in Sydney, Australia and grew up in London. After reading Music at King?s College, Cambridge, he studied Jazz Piano and Composition for a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music, London, and with...

Sunday October 1, 2017
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Karen Sharp & Artie Zaitz with the Clark Tracey Trio

The first of several gigs this season where I've paired up established musicians with those guys deserving wider recognition. Karen and Dave are of course familiar award winning faces on the jazz scene. Artie and Rupert can often be found at the Ronnie Scott's Club...

Sunday October 8, 2017
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Damon Brown Quintet

A trumpet player and composer whose ?Killer Shrimp? group won a Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Jazz Ensemble in 2007 (not to mention a nomination for Best CD), Damon Brown has spent years living abroad, exploring his craft. The journey has yielded more than musical...

Friday October 13 -
Sunday October 15, 2017
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Herts Jazz Festival

"Herts Jazz Festival is everything a weekend jazz festival should be. The venue is excellent and it?s customer-friendly, with decent food and plenty of relaxed chatting space."
Peter Vacher, London Jazz News.

Sunday October 22, 2017
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Paul Booth Quartet

Having released four solo albums to date, Paul Booth has firmly established himself as an in demand solo artist, as well as a ?first call? sideman for many big names in both jazz and popular music worlds. In his early years, whilst studying at the...

Sunday October 29, 2017
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Art Themen + Konrad Wiszniewski with the Clark Tracey Trio

The return of our esteemed HJ Patron, Art Themen, this time with an exceptional tenor player from Glasgow, Konrad Wiszniewski. We're flying Konrad down for this one performance so do make a point of catching this rare event. A recipient of a Parliamentary Jazz Award...

Sunday November 5, 2017
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Alan Barnes, Mark Nightingale & Nadim Teimoori

Another great line up on its first gig featuring jazz masters, Messrs. Barnes, Nightingale and Hodgson, alongside the younger generation of Teimoori and Tandy. Nadim and Sarah are both making great strides in the jazz world, Sarah being a former winner of the piano final...

Sunday November 12, 2017
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Double Bill

XPQ & Gilad Atzmon House Ensemble ? Spirit Of Trane

Tonight we present two groups for the price of one! A truly international feast of musicians in the UK, both groups are on tour separately at the moment so we thought we'd provide both bands. Vasilis is making his debut at the club as a...

Sunday November 19, 2017
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Mark Armstrong & Simon Allen with the Clark Tracey Trio

Mark and Simon were both members of Clark?s quintet 17 years ago. Both were later picked up by Stan Tracey, joining his quintet, sextet, octet and big band to reach a wider audience. Both outstanding performers, they are both heavily involved in jazz education. Mark...

Sunday November 26, 2017
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Hans Koller Trio ? Monk Tribute

Making his debut at the club is Bavarian born Hans Koller. Hans arrived in the UK in 1991 to study composition. His involvement with the London jazz scene, working with and writing for Stan Sulzmann, Steve Lacy, Kenny Wheeler, Bob Brookmeyer and many others, has...

Sunday December 3, 2017
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Steve Waterman & Dave O'Higgins with the Clark Tracey Trio

"A galaxy of talent" as Ronnie Scott used to wittily refer to such line ups. Tonight is an impromptu session featuring two of the country's most respected and talented jazz artists, both also great composers and band leaders in their own right ? O'Higgins and...

Sunday December 10, 2017
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Two Of A Mind

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 of these classic recordings while giving free reign...

Sunday December 17, 2017
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Rob Barron Quintet

Mostly to be found leading his trio, freelancing or accompanying the biggest name jazz vocalists, Rob is featured in his own quintet tonight to close our season. Rob has chosen a superb group to showcase his material, as you can see. Having performed with the...

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