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FULLY AIR-CONDITIONED

Please note that every night there is a music charge (usually between £8 - £12 per person)
Please note that we have a supper license, so you must eat a substantial meal if you wish to drink alcohol

thu 1st NICOLAS MEIER

Multi-award winning Swiss guitarist Nicolas Meier is one of the rising stars of the UK jazz scene. Following his scholarship to Berklee in Boston, USA, he returned to Switzerland in 1998 but a few years later decided to settle in London. He has toured extensively in Europe, sharing the bill with the likes of Elvin Jones, Brad Meldau, Trilok Gurtu and Bill Evans and in 2006 his band won the prestigious Grand Prize of The Jury and 1st Prize Jazz Guitar at Jazz a Juan Revelations.

Nicolas draws on a multitude of influences, jazz, flamenco, Latin and middle-eastern music and his trademark sound, as heard on his Naim albums, is a mixture of Pat Metheny influenced jazz & spicy Turkish & world music rhythms. Nicolas plays acoustic, fretted and fretless nylon and steel stings guitar, glissentar and baglama, crossing the borders of jazz, flamenco and oriental music to create a sound that is at once flowing and beautiful, powerful and unique. The quartet tonight features Demi Garcia on percussion and Pat Bettison on harmonica and bass.

“Meier's technique is phenomenal. Dextrous and vigorous, favoring giddily-fast fingered, serpentine single note runs, it is musicianly in the best sense of the word” All About Jazz

“…compositionally, technically and artistically in a league of its own” Jazz UK

“no one quite mixes sounds and styles like Meier” The Times

 


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fri 2nd PAUL BOOTH's oxala

Oxala is a six-piece group who play lively Latin music combined with “some funk, drum and bass, chill out and Jazz”. The group is led by Paul Booth - a powerful and lyrical player, who is without doubt one of the leading saxophonists of his generation. A multi-award winner he includes a number of prestigious awards on his cv, including “Most promising young Jazz player”, “Best modern Jazz player” and the American “Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Award”. More recently he has toured the world as the featured saxophonist with the “Riverdance” show, worked with the likes of Eric Clapton, Matt Bianco and Steve Winwood.
This vivacious gig is highly recommended!

“Blistering saxist” Independent
“Exceptional talent” Sunday Times

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sat 3rd DAVE O’HIGGINS

DAVE O’HIGGINS is undoubtedly one of this country’s finest modern jazz sax players who has worked with the likes of Cleo Lane, John Dankworth, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Jimmy Smith and Annie Lennox during his career. A multi-award winner he has produced nine albums to date of his own work and appeared on numerous sessions and festivals around the world.

Currently he is working with his own terrific quartet, a storming 10 piece band (the “Biggish” Band) for which he also writes and arranges, an organ-based 'groove' band (“Organic Grooves”) and with one of New York’s leading sax players, Eric Alexander, in a classic two sax 'hard bop' quintet performing on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to all that he finds time for playing, writing and recording with the “Jazzcotech Dancers” and has recently formed an Anglo-Scandinavian band, which has performed at venues around the world. Dave is also a respected jazz educator including work at Leeds College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music and the Universities of Natal and Cape Town.

The music is a mixture of jazz standards and great originals and is powerful yet always lyrical and accessible. The line-up is great too, featuring world-class players Andrew McCormack (piano), Arnie Somogyi (bass) and Tristan Maillot (drums).

“…exceptional fluency. ..one of Britain’s finest musicians” Observer

“….virtuoso jazz/fusion saxophonist”
Time Out

“….world class player” BBC Music Magazine

“…Dazzling” The Guardian

 

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SUN 4th LUNCHTIME SPECIAL (1:15-3:30PM) GILAD ATZMON BOOK DISCUSSION and PERFORMANCE - **POSTPONED**

Due to unforseen circumstances we have unfortunately had to postpone this performance. Gilad will now be appearing to discuss his book early in the New Year. Please watch the web site or call the Club for details. Thank you.





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SUN 4th CONNIE LUSH

This charismatic, powerhouse, Blues singer has established herself over recent years as one of the leading UK performers. Hugely respected on the Blues scene it is little surprise that she has been voted “Best UK Female Blues Vocalist” seven years in a row. Supported by a classic blues band this Liverpool based performer has an enviable reputation not just in the UK but all around Europe. It is a reflection of the high esteem with which she is held that she was chosen as one of the featured artists to launch Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture (just before Ringo Starr!). The Times report of that performance: “Connie Lush belted out I Put a Spell on You with a voice like a 3am whisky and enough electricity to power the national grid.” The Scotsman described her as “….a battle scarred sandpaper edged cross between Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin, attacking barenuckle R&B and slow burn torch songs with equal power and passion”. Now that you can’t miss! 

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mon 5th PETER IND feat KIT DOWNES-piano

Bass player Peter Ind’s playing is universally admired and respected throughout the International Jazz scene. One of the most charismatic musicians on the scene today Peter emigrated to the USA in the early 50’s where his phenomenal technique and impressive musical ability led to work with Jazz greats such as Buddy Rich, Coleman Hawkins and Billie Holliday. He returned to the UK in the mid 60’s where he established himself as a performer and teacher of great distinction, adding a record label (Wave) to his achievements, and then, in the mid 80’s he also opened the internationally renowned “Bass Clef” Jazz Club in London, which he ran for more than 10 years. A very special gig this one, featuring pianist Kit Downes and David Preston on guitar.

“..full of wit and vigour… Ind's solos exploit his ever-resourceful technique and resonant tone” Evening Standard.  


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Tues 6th

dan reinstein American born but British educated, I first met Dan at the old Club when he was a medical undergraduate. Even then he was an impressive player, and after taking time off from his medical studies to go to the Berklee School of Music he became even better. He returned to the USA in the early 90s, where he became one of the world’s leading experts in laser eye surgery (he’s now officially Professor Reinstein). But he never stopped playing, and when he returned to London to live and work it was great to hear his fluent, classic hard-bop, sax playing again.

Also featured tonight are terrific musicians Shanti Paul Jayasinha - trumpet and Tim Lapthorne - piano.

“Impressive hard-bop saxophonist” Time Out.


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DILL KATZ Dill Katz makes an appearance later with his regular quartet, playing the more contemporary side of the spectrum. Dill, frequently referred to as a “bass legend”, is one of the most experienced players on the scene today, having pioneered the use of the fretless bass in the mid sixties, and whose work includes stints with Ian Carr’s “Nucleus”, Barbara Thompson’s band “Paraphernalia” and Afro/Jazz band “District Six”. This gig also features the excellent saxophone playing of Harrison Smith.

“Superior jazz-rock quartet led by ex-Nucleus electric bassist Katz”
Time Out


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Wed 7th**CD LAUNCH** FEATURING THE **YAMAHA JAZZ SCHOLARS**

Tonight is a special night showcasing the culumination of a very exciting three-year project. In 2008, Yamaha UK in partnership with Classic FM, supported by Jazzwise magazine and the All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group set up a three-year scholarship programme. The scholars recieve financial support with performance and recording opportunities, and so are helped on their way to becoming the next generation of jazz musicians. Six major UK music colleges chose one performer each from their jazz course to enrol on the programme, and as part of their scholarship the six successful musicians each got to record for a brand new CD. It is this CD, “YAMAHA NEW JAZZ SESSIONS”, that we are launching tonight.

The six musicians will perform a mix of original material and classic jazz standards, with their own bands as well as with each other, in a programme that promises to be both innovative and exciting. And we can expect some surprise guests along the wayl! The CD itself will be cover-mounted on the December/January issue of Jazzwise magazine, which in support of the project has kindly donated some free copies for the evening.

This is a unique gig and a wonderful opportunity for a first glimpse of the next generation of young players - not to be missed. This gig and the scholar programme that created it are part of an ongoing commitment to the UK jazz scene from all the parties involved, with special mention going to Yamaha UK. Yamaha has done much in recent times to support not only grass roots jazz, with assistance to venues such as the 606 Club, but has also instituted an impressive support programme for the teaching of jazz across the spectrum of ages and abilities. For more information on Yamaha’s various programmes take a look at their web site. They’re a good bunch of people.

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Thur 8th NEIL ANGILLEY

NEIL ANGILLEY is a brilliant pianist, equally at home playing Jazz, Latin or Classical. He has worked with the acid jazz percussionist Snowboy, violin virtuoso Vanessa Mae and was keyboardist and arranger for Jazz chart topping band “Down to the Bone” and includes work with the likes of Shirley Bassey, Michael Ball and “War of The Worlds” on a glittering cv. A great Latin/Brazilian player his remarkable playing is enormously respected throughout the scene. Look out for Neil’s debut album “Havana Club” featuring some of his renowned Latin/jazz original compositions. Also featured tonight will be his storming rhythm section of Davide Giovaninni on drums/timbales/vocals and Davide Mantovani on bass. Quite brilliant.

“Inventive”
Observer
“Lyrical…impressively fluid” The Times
“rhapsodic..with shrewd use of space and restraint” Guardian

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fri 9th MANTECA feat MARTHA ACOSTA

This 7 piece salsa band, formed by famed Colombian singer Martha Acosta, has been “salsa-ing” across the UK and Europe for almost 5 years now. Martha, best known for her work with her all woman Latin band “Candela” and Roberto Pla’s “Latin Ensemble”, drives the band along with her searing Latin vocals and powerhouse personality. And she is ably supported by some of the finest Latin musicians on the scene, including Don Fiora (bass), Satin Singh (percussion) and Paul Jayasinha (trumpet). One of the best salsa bands working the scene today.

"Ripping funky Salsa from the finest Latin musicians of London, guaranteed to induce all manner of heel-stamping and handclapping”
Fact Magazine   



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sat 10th matt wates sextet

Matt is a lovely, melodic, alto saxophonist who performs in the classic be-bop style. One of those players who studied in America his impressive technique and liquid sound are testament to a fine talent. His writing is also superlative and this great six piece band, boasting a 3 horn front line, is quite brilliant. The music is a wonderfully melodic mix of classic jazz standards and beautifully arranged originals performed by some of the finest players on the scene. As well as Matt on sax the line up also includes fellow saxophonist Steve Main, UK trumpet star Martin Shaw and highly regarded pianist Leon Greening. A terrific jazz gig from some really great players. 

“Elegant and affectionately crafted… the soloing is very high class”
The Guardian



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SUN 11th SUNDAY LUNCHTIME SPECIAL(1:30pm-4:30pm). SUNDAY AFTERNOON GOSPEL BRUNCH WITH THE **606 GOSPEL GROUP**

After two years of hosting some of the finest Gospel performers around we decided that it was time that we formed our very own Gospel Group! So, under the auspices of 606 regulars, keyboardist Miko Giedroyc and bass player Andre Gabriel in association with the brilliant Gospel singer and choral director Tracey Campbell, we present our very own Gospel ensemble, the “606 Gospel Group”. This is a great group comprising of a 4 piece band accompanying a 6 voice Gospel choir under Tracey’s direction. The choir is drawn from a pool of some of the finest Gospel singers on the scene with some really terrific singers signed up to work with us. Don’t forget this is our family day so children are more than welcome.


 


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Then in the evening:


evening SET ON Sun 11th ian shaw PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS!

One of Europe’s great male jazz vocalists. Named Best Vocalist of the year twice(!) at the BBC Jazz Awards, multi Award Winning Ian Shaw is a huge talent with the most engaging personality and an ability to make every song his own. At the same time nobody slips more happily into rattling bebop with warmth, intelligence and swing. Described as “the voice of the decade” it is not by chance that he was the first British Jazz vocalist to be signed to American label, Milestone, which resulted in a number of highly acclaimed US recordings. Watch out for his latest release on Splash Point Records  “The Abbey Road Sessions”, a fabulous collection showcasing his beautiful, uniquely crafted versions of favourite songs. Booking advised 

“One of the scene's class acts..”
The Guardian
“..our finest Jazz singer” Time Out
“an eye-watering vocal range and bucketloads of soul” BBC
  “an artist on top of his game” Jazzwise.

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mon 12th 24pesos

24PESOS is one of the most exciting bands on the blues scene today. With catchy original songs that feature saw-tooth Dobro guitars, searing harmonicas, a funky old school rhythm section and a greasy Hammond B3, the band’s sound is eclectic and infectious. They burst on to the scene in 2008 and it is testament to their talent that they have already gained such popularity that they have played over 150 shows throughout Europe and the UK in the last year, including the Colne Blues Festival, Bluesin@out Festival (France), Maryport Festival, The Jazz Café and Ronnie Scotts as well as live sessions for Jazz FM and the BBC. The band’s great line-up features the intense guitar, vocals and harmonica of Julian Burdock, who has played with Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley, Beverly Knight and Jocelyn Brown as well as Silas Maitland (Imelda May, The Blues Brothers) on bass, Moz Gamble (Paul McCartney, Paloma Faith) on the Hammond and Mike Connolly on drums.

“Contemporary blues…laced with greasy funk…never a dull moment” Rootstime
“Four guys in full command of their instruments” *****
Blues in Britain Magazine
“Fast furious and a whole lot of fun” *****
Blues Matters Magazine

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Tue 13th

TRIO MANOUCHE with Special Guests MARTIN WINNING-clarinet, DUCATO PIETROWSKI-gtr. Founded by guitarist Simon Harris, Trio Manouche are a world-class gypsy jazz ensemble who perform a mix of traditional classic “swing” tunes and up-beat “quirky” originals. Simon includes performances with legends of the gypsy jazz style such as Tchavalo Schmitt as well as work with more contemporary artists such as Mobo Award Winner Soweto Kinch. And just to prove his versatility he was also recently featured on a Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) video. The rest of the trio is made up of Frank Moon on Acoustic Guitar and Colin Somervell on Double Bass, plus tonight’s special guests Martin Winning on clarinet and Ducato Pietrowski on guitar. Simon is a former barman here at the Club (in his student days) which makes this a particularly special gig for us, so expect plenty of fun as well as some great music.



“PANCADA” “Pancada” is the brainchild of two fine Uruguayan musicians here in London, bass player Andy Lafone and guitarist Guille (pronounced Gee-jay) Hill. Both excellent musicians in their own right, they include Airto Moreira, Mica Paris, Jazzinho, Negrocan (Andy’s own band), Snowboy and Da Latta on impressive CVs. They describe the music as “a different kind of Latin music, inspired by the music of Uruguay but blending Candombe, with jazz and funk”. Pancada also features two of the finest UK based Latin players on the scene, pianist John Crawford and drummer Marius Rodrigues. A fresh and exciting Latin sound.

Guillermo Hil… tasteful guitarLatinmusic.co.uk

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wed 14th kai hoffman

Crowned ‘The Queen of Swing’ by Ian Shaw, stylish American jazz diva Kai Hoffman is appearing with her great quartet tonight, so you can expect hot, swinging tunes from the golden age of 1950s Las Vegas, fiery Latin numbers, witty repartee and plenty of her trademark vintage style. With venues ranging from the Sheraton Hotel in Bangladesh to Ronnie Scotts and the Royal Albert Hall under her fabulously retro belt, Kai is sure to get your toes tapping! Kai is accompanied by a brilliant, swinging rhythm section featuring Gunther
Kurmayr
-piano, Geoff Gascoyne-bass and Sebastiaan de Krom-drums

'Kai is one of the most authentic sounding vocalists on the scene today – and puts her music across with great swing, talent and entertainment.' – Ray Gelato

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thur 15th Closed for a private party

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fri 16th JEREMY STACEY and friends

Jeremy is a powerful and highly impressive drummer, who is equally at home playing pop, rock, funk or straight ahead jazz. His credentials are vast, having worked extensively in the recording studios as well as on many live gigs. Jeremy’s cv is vast, including work with the likes of Robbie Williams, Joe Cocker, Echo & the Bunnymen, The Waterboys, Aztec Camera, Jason Rebello, Amy Winehouse, Roachford, Beverly Knight, Eurythmics (w/Stevie Wonder), Tori Amos, Tina Turner….you get the idea! The regular drummer with American icon Sheryl Crow for over 5 years Jeremy is currently touring with Noel Gallagher. One of the most respected drummers of his generation this gig always attracts the best players around. Tonight’s gig promises to feature an incredible line-up, so expect some of the best grooves you have ever heard!

“..a fine…drummer with an infectious feel. His gigs are ..invariably enlivened by some top class guests” Time Out

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sat 17th TRUDY KERR BAND feat. TOM CAWLEY-piano and Special Guest ED JONES-sax.

Trudy is renowned as one of the UK’s top jazz vocalists, regularly selling out shows at prestigious venues and festivals around Europe and her native Australia. With 9 widely acclaimed albums to her name (and a 10th soon to be released) and a successful vocal teaching career, she is one of the scene’s busiest singers. Primarily performing gorgeous mainstream jazz with a bias towards bop, her highly skilled, nimble voice is a real pleasure to hear. Trudy’s Special Guest this evening is the Internationally acclaimed saxophonist Ed Jones. . Over the last 20 years or so Award winning saxophonist Ed Jones has established himself as one of the most innovative and sought after sax players on the scene. His muscular and highly accomplished bop influenced tenor playing has been featured in a wide variety of contexts, most notably with the Jazz crossover groups “Us 3” and “Incognito”. But his Jazz credentials are just as solid, with work alongside artists such as George Benson, Dianne Reeves, Horace Silver and Claire Martin. With an incredible band featuring the excellent Tom Cawley on piano this gig is highly recommended.

“Trudy Kerr has moved to the front rank of UK singers” Musician Magazine
“engaging performer” The Stage
“Ed Jones..a formidable saxophonist” Jazz UK

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Sun 18th OLA

One of the most exciting singers on the Jazz/Soul circuit, Ola combines the sophistication of modern Soul music with the power of his African roots. A charismatic vocalist, Ola has put together a set of his brilliant original material plus some classic Soul and R&B songs that captivate his audiences with their sheer range and power in a show that is full of passion, joy and humour. He has guested with some of America's  finest soul and jazz artists including Diane Reeves, Gladys Knight, Al Jarreau, Patti Labelle, Roberta Flack, Joe Zawinul, Natalie Cole, and Roy Hargrove. A well established artist in Europe as well as the UK Ola’s 2008 show for the Leverkusen Jazz Festival was broadcast on WDR Television and his 2009 Jazz Festival show was also broadcast on the same channel, one of the few artists ever to be broadcast twice on WDR from the same festival. Other festival appearances in 2008 included the Edinburgh Festival, Ingolstadt and Aalener Jazz Festivals as well as a show with the WDR Big Band of Cologne at the Cologne Philharmonic Concert Hall. Ola’s remarkable talent is also becoming increasingly recognised in North America with his visits there becoming ever more frequent. He has already performed at the Kennedy Centre, Washington, Joe’s Public Theatre in New York as well as several appearances at the Blue Note in Manhatten and his filmed 2007 concert in Syracuse has received numerous broadcasts on PBS. Ola’s 2009 tour of Canada was so successful they invited him back in 2010, including an appearance on the main stage of the Montreal Jazz Festival which was filmed for broadcast by Canadian TV. He currently has 7 albums released under his own name, the last 6 on his own label, Rugged Ram Records. A consummate artist, this gig is a must for anyone interested in contemporary Soul

“…one of the UK's most powerful voices”
Blues and Soul
a voice that is beautifully clear and appealingly textured....with a range and smoothness that recalls singers such as Luther Vandross Guardian
“compelling” Independent
“a killer voice…. Ola is a class act” Jazzwise
“Ola Onabule has a stunning voice of enormous range and emotional clout.” Proper Music magazine                

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Mon 19th paul stacey band featuring john hogg-vocals

Paul’s fluent and impressive guitar playing has been featured with such Jazz artists as Claire Martin and Jason Rebello, however, demonstrating his impressive versatility he has also toured with Oasis, The Black Crowes and the Finn Brothers. A powerful performer in the Rock/Blues idiom, there is no doubt that his playing is held in very high regard by all who have worked with him. This high energy Rock/blues band also features the searing vocals of John Hogg and the fiery drumming of Jeremy Stacey (Sheryl Crow). One of the liveliest gigs at the club, it is also one of the most requested and we are very pleased to welcome back this incredible band after a lengthy break.

“Stacey’s…brilliant guitar work”
Concertlivewire
“John Hogg is a charismatic singer…who carries the band with poise” LA Weekly

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Tue 20th wayne hernandez

WAYNE HERNANDEZ is one of those fantastic singers who has been using his considerable talents for many years to make others sound good. Hugely successful within the music “business” he has worked with Tina Turner, Tori Amos, Blur, Grover Washington, Roberta Flack and Madonna. He has also toured extensively with Kool and the Gang, Regina Bell and most recently Billy Ocean and is one of the lead singers with the band “Gorillaz,” (oh, that guy!). With an Afro Cuban heritage which includes work to this day with the London Community Gospel Choir, along with living in New York for a number of years, Wayne describes his music as “…a living fusion of music styles from the Black music scene”. This multi-talented artist, he is also a well established songwriter and producer, produces a brilliant set of powerful groove music with his 7 piece band of hand picked musicians that defines the word “Soul”. A rare talent and absolutely not to be missed.

“..it was clear that Wayne had a very special talent, his voice, it was simply breathtaking”
Livemusic.fm

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Wed 21st JOE STILGOE’S CHRISTMAS PARTY

Joe is a highly talented singer/pianist who is currently attracting a lot of attention on the UK music scene. Working in a style reminiscent of the classic Jazz singer/pianists such as Nat King Cole and Harry Connick Jnr Joe brings his own, unique, blend of charm and musicality to his set of Jazz standards and excellent originals. Although still in his 20’s he is a highly experienced musician, including appearances at Ronnie Scott’s, the Royal Festival Hall and the Groucho Club as well as live broadcast from The Stables, Wavendon with the John Dankworth Band. His recent work in New York was also met with universal praise. A sophisticated, swinging, gig.

“Many a musician twice his age might listen with a mixture of envy and admiration”
  Cabaret Scenes, New York
“Great” John Dankworth.
 


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Thur 22nd tommy blaize band

Liverpudlian Tommy Blaize is a fantastic singer/keyboardist who is widely admired and respected throughout the music “business”. Although for many years an unseen figure “behind the scenes” his voice is familiar to millions from work with the likes of Tina Turner, Craig David, Brand New Heavies, Joe Cocker, Gary Barlow, Marti Pellow and Lulu and from TV ads such as Coca Cola, Levis, British Gas & British Airways. Considered one of the most in-demand session singers on the scene, he has been featured on numerous film and TV soundtracks, Tommy has been heard here at the Club with, amongst others, Madeline Bell and Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams). However, more recently Tommy has been finally achieving some hugely deserved recognition as a brilliant singer in his own right after his appearances as the resident singer on BBC TV’s “Strictly Come Dancing” (oh, that singer!). A great guy and a fantastic performer it is with enormous pleasure that we welcome Tommy to the Club this evening with his own fantastic band, featuring fellow “Strictly” band members Dave Arch-piano, Trevor Barry-bass, Andy Caine-guitar/vocals, Paul Dunne-guitar and Ian Thomas-drums playing a selection of classic “Groove” and R&B standards with possibly the odd Jazz tune thrown in for good measure. Tommy and the Band will be featuring music from their first album as a band “Don’t Ya Love Life” so expect plenty of fireworks and some very Special Surprise Guests. With several hundred years experience between them at the very top level this brilliant gig from the Tommy Blaize Band is an absolute must – trust me!

“Tommy Blaize…oozes Soul and class” Jazz n Jazz.


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fri 23rd “606 Club Xmas Jam” with “Samara” featuring polly gibbons

Well, Xmas is almost upon us, and at this time of the year we decide to get in to the spirit of it all! This is the last night for us before we close for the holidays and we traditionally invite all the musicians who have performed at the Club through the year to come down for a “jam”. The band featured tonight is my team, Samara, a six piece jazz/latin group which I lead, and suffice it to say I think the guys in the band are just great! The pianist, Ugo Delmirani  works with Ola Onabule, Airto Moreira and “Arakatuba”, Dill Katz, the bass player is visiting professor at the Guildhall, Nic France the drummer has worked with just about everyone, including Dave Gilmore (Pink Floyd) and Bill Withers, the percussionist, Dawson Miller is generally recognised as one of the most versatile and experienced players on the scene, and the singer, Polly Gibbons, is just incredible. The music is an infectious blend of Brazilian Samba, jazz/latin and Soul, and we all have a great time!

“Cracking Latin-jazz quintet led by 606 proprietor Steve Rubie on flute and alto saxophone…explores these Latin jazz classics in great rhythmic style” Time Out    

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Sat 24th - Fri 30th Closed for a holiday.

 

SATURDAY 31ST DECEMBER 2011 *** NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY *** WITH “SAMARA” & FRIENDS


*** New Year’s Eve Party ***
WITH “SAMARA” & FRIENDS
FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST: IMAANI
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS: MORNINGTON LOCKETT & TIM WHITEHEAD-SAXES
&
THE POLLY GIBBONS TRIO

With a collective of NINE World Class musicians performing an infectious blend of R&B/Latin and Jazz for dancing - and our wonderful Chef JP’s exclusive NYE 606 Club menu – this is guaranteed to be a spectacular night! We are very pleased to have secured the services of one of the finest Soul/R&B singers in the country, the fantastic IMAANI. A terrific singer in the Soul/R&B tradition Imaani’s cv is long and impressive. She first came to prominence as the UK’s 1998 entrant to the Eurovision Song contest (one of the better choices!) where she was runner up and went on to produce a highly successful single that charted around the World. More recently she has completed 5 World tours as lead singer with the iconic band “Incognito” with whom she has had a long association. A powerful and charismatic vocalist this is a rare chance to hear this brilliant singer perform at the Club.

“the magnificent vocals of Imaani” DJ Times
“Imaani’s beautiful vocals are the standout element” JJazzproJect

So if you want to see in 2011 with a unique combination of gastronomic delights and compulsory grooving – look no further!

£120 – click here for full details and menu. Bookings only!  

  

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