Oct-Dec 2018 season

Tuesday October 2, 2018
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Derek Nash's Picante

Picante is a hugely enjoyable Latin band fronted by Derek Nash (featured saxophonist with the Jools Holland R&B Orchestra and Sax Appeal) and Dominic Ashworth (British Jazz award-winning guitarist). Taking Latin flavours from Buena Vista Social Club, Sergio Mendes, Stan Getz/Astrid Gilberto, Spyrogyra and the...

Tuesday October 16, 2018
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Clark Tracey Quintet

Tonight we present Clark’s own group, formed in January this year. This is his latest incarnation of superb young talented musicians, deserving of a wider audience and a national platform. The group has just released its debut CD entitled No Doubt and has already received...

Tuesday October 23, 2018
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Jim Mullen Organ Trio

Glasgow born Jim Mullen has his own distinctive playing style, similar to Wes Montgomery before him. He played with the Average White Band for several years before joining up with Dick Morrissey in the 1980s, finding considerable critical acclaim as joint leader of the pioneering...

Tuesday October 30, 2018
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Mo Foster & Friends – Gil Evans In Miniature

In his 50-year career Mo Foster has had the privilege of touring all over the world with major artists such as Jeff Beck, Phil Collins, Gil Evans, and Van Morrison, whilst in the studios he has performed on over 400 albums with the likes of...

Tuesday November 6, 2018
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Brigitte Beraha's Babelfish

Co-led by one of the most versatile and exciting vocalists on the UK jazz scene, Brigitte Beraha and ‘formidably skilled’ UK pianist Barry Green, this all-star 'remarkable quartet' crafts multi-lingual songs into little musical gems. They have been garnering rave reviews since their 2012 debut...

Tuesday November 13 -
Saturday September 8, 2018
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Art Themen with the Clark Tracey Trio

This is becoming a bit of a habit but once again we’ve teamed up our Herts Jazz patron, Art Themen, with members of the new generation. James Owston on bass has already recently been heard at the club with Clark’s quintet and on piano Noah...

Tuesday November 20, 2018
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Jeff Williams Band

Across a career spanning four decades, it would seem easiest to consider the musicians with whom Jeff Williams hasn’t worked. A respected stalwart of the international jazz circuit, the American drummer has most notably accompanied Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker,...

Tuesday November 27, 2018
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Gilad Hekselman Trio

In November 2018 one of the world‘s great jazz guitarists Gilad Hekselman embarks on a European tour celebrating the release of his 6th record as a leader. The new project, ZuperOctave, is a bass-less trio featuring two of the world‘s most in demand jazz musicians,...

Tuesday December 4, 2018
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Gary Willcox Quartet

Gary formed his quartet ten years ago to develop his compositional skills. His compositions are in a contemporary vernacular but take on popular music song forms, big bands, modal and be-bop. The band have their own ‚contemporary straight ahead‘ sound rooted in the tradition but...

Tuesday December 11, 2018
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Danny Moss Jr Quintet featuring Mark Nightingale

Internationally renowned double bassist Danny Moss Jnr is an unashamed disciple of the great Ray Brown! Time, tone, swing, and variation of lines depending on the soloist are the hallmark of his playing. Danny’s propulsive lines and ‘long note’ style have earned him a considerable...

Tuesday December 18, 2018
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Under Milk Wood & A Child's Christmas in Wales

For our last gig of the season we’ve put together a special occasion, celebrating the words of Dylan Thomas and the music of Stan Tracey. Tracey’s Under Milk Wood suite has gone down in British jazz history as being an outstanding recording and a most...