25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE 606 CLUB AT LOTS ROAD
OVER 40 BANDS IN TWELVE DAYS
MAY 22 - JUNE 2
...and thanks to OUR EVENT PARTNERS
"Yamaha congratulates the 606 Club on their 25th year in producing some of the best live jazz from across the world. We value our longstanding relationship with the 606 and the opportunity to enable so many great musicians and jazz artists to perform using the club’s cherished Yamaha S6 Grand Piano."
"25 years and still going strong. Another 25 and you will catch up with us!! Good luck and have a great Festival"- Charlie Watts
SARAH MOULE, SIMON WALLACE /
RONNIE SCOTT'S ALLSTARS W/ POLLY GIBBONS/
606CLUB BAND PAST AND PRESENT
meet the band
MONDAY MAY 27| 7:45pm |£12
7:45pm SARAH MOULE with SIMON WALLACE-piano. A wonderful, sophisticated, singer with a smooth and poised style Sarah is without doubt one of the UK’s leading Jazz vocalists. Her set tonight will feature standards alongside originals by the late, great Fran Landesman & Simon Wallace-“one of the finest song-writing partnerships” The Observer. One of the best interpreters of their songs in the World (according to Fran, who should certainly have known) Sarah worked closely with both Fran and Simon for over a decade, recording four highly acclaimed CDs featuring their work. The music Sarah performs is quirky and swinging, thoughtful and joyful. As one would expect she is accompanied by a trio of the highest quality. Pianist Simon Wallace (who is also Sarah's husband) has worked around the world as a jazz performer and composer and in addition to writing songs with Fran Landesman has also written many hours of music for television.
“..subtle and intelligent vocalist… honeyed in sound, smooth in timing and pitch” The Guardian
8:45pm "RONNIE SCOTTS ALLSTARS” directed by JAMES PEARSON-piano with ALEX GARNETT-sax and featuring POLLY GIBBONS-vocals. The 606 Club and Ronnie Scott’s Club have a long history of co-operation, dating back to the time when Ronnie Scott, who was a Chelsea resident, used to frequent the Club on a regular basis. A great supporter and friend of the 606 Club, Ronnie and his band played for the opening night in 1988 and performed at the Club throughout the 90’s. Despite the change in circumstance at Ronnie’s in recent years we still keep in close contact and so it is with great pleasure that we welcome to the Festival the Ronnie Scotts Allstars, directed by Ronnie’s resident pianist, the wonderful James Pearson with the excellent saxophonist Alex Garnett and featuring one of the UK’s finest vocalists and Ronnie Scott regular Polly Gibbons. James Pearson’s playing has been heard with a who’s who of contemporary artists including Dame Cleo Laine, Maria Ewing, Elvin Jones, Wynton Marsalis, Joss Stone, Jeff Beck and Paul McCartney. James is also a composer of note with commissions that include a Clarinet Sonata, Piano Variations, a suite based on Colette’s Madame Alvarez and a jazz symphonic work “Millenium Celebration”. Polly Gibbons is one of the most respected and talked about singers of her generation, a powerful and versatile singer she performs gentle Jazz ballads and rockin’ R&B classics with a uniformly impressive energy and technique. And she has a great personality to match. Also featured tonight will be the terrific sax of Alex Garnett (BBC Big Band).
10:00pm THE 606 CLUB SET Featuring TAMMY WEIS, WILL RODWAY, ESTHER BENNETT, SARAH GILLESPIE, SIMON HARRIS, UGO DELMIRANI and GUESTS..
April of this year marked 2 years since I first started working at the 606, and I’m eternally grateful to Steve for giving me the opportunity to both experience and learn, first hand, the hard-graft and dedication it takes to run a jazz club. There really are no short cuts in this game! As well as learning the business-side of things, Steve has also been incredibly supportive with my musical endeavours, allowing me to make use of the club's space and instrumental resources. I’ve met and (more importantly) heard the cream of British jazz since working here and it gives me a great sense of pride to know, in my own small way, I’m helping keep the flame of UK jazz burning – and that’s thanks to the 606.
The staff are now considered family and I am so proud to call Steve a friend. His commitment to the club has been incredible and his support for musicians must be commended.
In a time of great uncertainty in the music industry, it is so good to know that the 606 Club is still going strong!