Jan - Mar 2019 season

Tuesday January 8, 2019
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David Newton Trio

Multi award winning pianist, Newton is in a class of his own. We’re delighted to have him back at the club in any format being such a requested performer by our audience.

Tuesday January 15, 2019
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Alan Barnes Quintet

Aside from being a great entertainer and firm public favourite, Alan is also a formidable musician and composer. Tonight he brings with him top trumpeter Mark Armstrong and a sound rhythm section to breathe fresh energy into some classic material. A great night is guaranteed!

Tuesday January 22, 2019
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Neil Angilley Trio

Following an electrifying performance with Picante last year, we’ve invited piano maestro Neil Angilley back again, this time with his own trio. They will be performing Neil’s latest original suite “The Lake District” from their newly released CD.

Tuesday January 29, 2019
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Jam Experiment

The return of a young band who made a lasting impression on our audience at their previous visit and have since been touring extensively. A band with a difference, the Ingham brothers have found a successful niche in jazz, the unusual instrumentation forming the basis...

Tuesday February 5, 2019
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Clark Tracey Birthday Gig

One way of spending your 58th birthday is to put on a gig with some old chums and play some great tunes to a room packed with jazz lovers. It would be lovely to see you there and, don’t forget, if you have any requests,...

Tuesday February 12, 2019
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Ari Hoenig Trio

Ari Hoenig (born on November 13, 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), is a jazz drummer, composer and educator known for his unusual and intense approach to drumming emphasizing complex rhythms in direct harmony with other group members. Ari is widely noted particularly for his drumming not...

Tuesday February 19, 2019
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Art Themen/Xhosa Cole Sextet

Another mix’n’match gig by Clark featuring HJ Patron, Art Themen, alongside the winner of this year’s BBC Young Jazz Musician, Xhosa Cole. Joining them is guitar wizard Rob Luft and pianist Sarah Tandy who played a great gig here last year, with Arnie & Clark...

Tuesday February 26, 2019
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John Turville Quintet featuring Julian Arguelles

John Turville has received an Arts Council grant for this ambitious 20 date tour, showcasing his own music and performed by some great jazz musicians including Arguelles, now living overseas, and Robson, a once overlooked young star on trumpet.

Tuesday March 5, 2019
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Misha Mullov-Abbado Sextet

Probably receiving the highest praise at last year’s Herts Jazz Festival, we had to have this band back. Joyous music performed with ease and great spirit, Misha has formed a group of talented and sensitive young musicians, guaranteed to put you in a good mood!

Tuesday March 12, 2019
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Nikki Iles/Karen Sharp Quartet

By heavy request, we present two superb musicians who have made an impact at Herts Jazz previously as a duet at our festival. Both award winners, Nikki and Karen are joined by the ubiquitous Arnie Somogyi on bass with our resident host Clark on drums.

Tuesday March 19, 2019
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Alex Garnett/Steve Fishwick Quartet

This quartet rekindles a project begun 15 years ago. The group is chord-less a la Kenny Dorham and Ernie Henry... plus many others like Mulligan and co, and is revisiting hard bop flavoured original tunes written for the group plus a few tunes adapted especially...

Tuesday March 26, 2019
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Sonny Side Up

This trio, led by DeKrom on drums, has been celebrating the music of the pianoless trios by Sonny Rollins. Rollins found a wide scope of musical opportunities in this format and these world class musicians share the possibilities available in this setting. The material is...