Apr-Jun 2019 season

Sunday April 7, 2019
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John Warren Nonet

The John Warren Nonet comprises some of the top players on the British scene performing John’s exciting, swinging and melodious compositions. Initiated by a commission from the Jazz Nursery in 2016 the group gave the first performance of ‘AwhereAbout’ (a four part suite inspired by...

Sunday April 14, 2019
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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...

Sunday April 21, 2019
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The Clark Tracey Jam Session

Now an established feature of each season, tonight Clark combines friends both young and established and each musician at the top end of their craft. Nightingale is the unrefuted champion of British jazz trombone playing and young Copus is now recognised as a force to...

Sunday April 28, 2019
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Gabriel Latchin Trio

Pianist, composer and bandleader, Gabriel Latchin has made a name for himself as one of the UK’s finest musicians, praised by critics and world renowned musicians alike. Known for his effortlessly swinging feel, deep repertoire and compelling performances, Jazzwise recently described his playing as “impeccable......

Sunday May 5, 2019
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Nat Steele

Drawing its influences from the music of Cedar Walton, Wes Montgomery and Harold Land, this quintet, led by the formidably talented Nat Steele, are about to enter the studio to record the results of what will be an exciting tour of the UK. We’re looking...

Sunday May 12, 2019
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Winston Clifford

A largely underrated drummer, it was good to see Winston awarded Best Drums this year at the British Jazz Awards. Tonight we recreate a wonderful set at the Llandudno Jazz Festival last year when Winston was given the opportunity to display his other huge talent...

Sunday May 19, 2019
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Talinka Quartet

“Talinka is a music-loving adventure. For us, the love of music extends beyond style and genre. We blend folk, early music, jazz, tango and free improvisation. We believe in songs and beauty being vital forces of nature. We adhere to simplicity, harmony and warmth. And...

Sunday May 26, 2019
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Rossano Sportiello Trio

The fabulous Italian-American swing pianist Sportiello joins Green and Brown for an evening of live jazz at The Maltings. Rossano was born in Vigevano, Italy, and graduated in classical piano aged only 16. Having transferred his allegiance to jazz, he became known as an exponent...

Sunday June 9, 2019
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Stan Sulzmann Quartet

A veteran of the UK jazz scene, Stan Sulzmann has a rich and varied career that has included playing with musicians as diverse as Kenny Wheeler, Larry Grenadier and Gwilym Simcock, as well as a prolific output as bandleader. Stan is also a highly respected...

Sunday June 16, 2019
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Art Themen/Jo Fooks Quintet

Our Herts Jazz Patron, the eminent and most distinguished Art Themen locks horns with one of the best tenor players on the circuit, Jo Fooks who is replacing James Gardener Bateman.

Sunday June 23, 2019
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Sean Payne Quartet

Having previously appeared here with Clark Tracey’s Quintet and with Clark’s trio at the Herts Jazz Festival, we are delighted to invite Sean to perform at the club with his own quartet. Still just 18 years of age, Sean is a phenomenon and a rare...

Sunday June 30, 2019
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Alan Barnes Quintet

The guv makes a welcome return to the club with his musical partner of many years, Bruce Adams, performing repertoire drawn from a tried and tested wealth of swinging material. This gig closes our season until the festival in September. There aren’t many better ways...