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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

Sat 1st BOBBY WELLINS

9:30 pm Bobby Wellins is considered to be one of the icons of British modern jazz. Originally from Glasgow, Bobby was on one of the biggest selling jazz albums ever produced in this country, Stan Tracey’s “Under Milk Wood”, recorded in the late sixties. After taking a sabbatical from the music for 7 years, Bobby came back in the early eighties to lead the Charlie Watts Big band as well as a number of small groups, which re-established him as one of the finest melodic saxophonists in the world. His gentle sound and approach are unique and make for a fine, highly enjoyable nights listening.

“..impeccable control, combined with a rich, luxuriant, tone” The Scotsman "A masterful display of controlled sensitivity from one of the most original voices in European Jazz " The Sunday Times

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Sun 2nd SUNDAY LUNCHTIME SPECIAL with IRENE SERRA

1:30pm Italian vocalist Irene Serra is a charismatic performer with a beautiful vocal style and assured stage presence who sings a great repertoire of jazz, blues, bossa nova, gospel and soul and can be regularly seen in venues in and around London. A smart and intelligent musician she started studying Jazz at the age of 16 with the renowned Italian Jazz singer Tiziana Ghiglioni at the Academy of Music in Milan and moved to London in 1999 to complete a BA in Performing Arts at the University of Surrey, going on to study at Goldsmiths College and then completing a Masters in Music Performance at the Guildhall School Of Music and Drama. Her poised performances have already earned her much critical acclaim, she was one of the semi-finalists in The Brussels International Young Jazz Singer in 2008 and was a finalist at the Shure Montreux Jazz Competition 2009. Highly recommended. And don’t forget this is our family gig so children are more than welcome. 

“…a charming Italian, singing American popular songs with superb diction and a big voice. And I can say that 'at last' I've heard that song - At Last - sung the way it deserves to be sung! A wonderful afternoon's music, and so unexpected…” Ted Gascoigne (Big Band World columnist).

ireneserra.co.uk

 

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Sun 2nd ANTONIO FORCIONE & GWYNETH HERBERT

8:30pm Hailed as the 'Jimi Hendrix of the acoustic guitar', award-winning Antonio Forcione is considered one of the most charismatic and inventive performers to come out of Europe in recent years. He breaks the mould of conventional, popular guitar sounds in the fields of Jazz, Spanish, African, Brazilian and improvised music and has received critical acclaim worldwide. He has released 16 albums, which have variously hit the top of British and international jazz charts and has shared stages around the globe with some of the world’s most accomplished musicians, including John McLaughlin, John Schoffield, Jason Rebello and Martin Taylor. One of the most creative and striking performers currently working on the UK scene, Gwyneth Herbert’s soulful, seductive, voice is something quite special, bringing sophistication to her singer/songwriter material, and a wonderful “edge” to the occasional cover. Her first CD “Bittersweet and Blue” on Universal received enormous acclaim and the 3 albums she has released since then have garnered universal praise and excitement. She really is quite brilliant. This promises to be an exceptional gig from two incomparable musicians – very highly recommended.

"Her lyrics are consistently engaging... singing with a rare balance of passion and control...Herbert (is) poised as one of Britain's brightest talents." The Telegraph
“Antonio Forcione [is] a performer of world class status ... forceful and with an enviable technique, he takes the guitar to new levels of expression combining its melodic powers with dramatic percussive effects…the results are quite spectacular”.
The Stag
                                          
£15
   

antonioforcione.com

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Mon 3rd JANDIRA SILVA

8:30pm Born in Rio de Janeiro, Jandira is a highly talented singer whose voice beautifully conveys the power of popular Brazilian music. Singing professionally since 1997 her search for wider artistic horizons took her to Portugal, where she became the resident vocalist at the Casino do Estoril in Lisbon. At the same time she combined work in Portugal’s various Jazz Clubs with regular appearances on Portuguese TV. Moving to London in 2007 Jandira quickly became an important part of the UK Latin/Brazilian scene including regular appearances at venues such as Ronnie Scotts, The National Theatre, Guanabara and of course the 606 Club. She performs a wonderful selection of rhythmic, enchanting and seductive songs in her native Brazilian Portuguese, accompanied by her terrific Brazilian band that features wonderful pianist the great Uruguayan guitarist Guille Hill. Tonight Jandira will be performing material from her brilliant debut CD “Festa De Um Sonho Bom!” which she launched here at the Club. One of Europe’s leading exponents of classic Brazilian Music. Highly recommended.

“..outstanding” Soul Tracks.

jandirasilva.com

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Tues 4th

**CD LAUNCH** ANDREW McCORMACK TRIO  7:30pm Andrew launched his solo career in 2006 with his debut album, 'Telescope', which was greeted with considerable critical acclaim and led to him receiving the BBC Jazz Award for ‘Rising Star’. He has performed with numerous distinguished jazz musicians, including Randy Brecker, Courtney Pine, Tony Remy and Christine Tobin and is currently a pivotal player in both the Jean Toussaint quartet and the Kyle Eastwood Band. As well as a fluent and exciting player Andrew has more recently established himself as composer and arranger of some note, with works that include a major commission for the London Symphony Orchestra that premiered at the Barbican and contributions to the score and orchestrations of 3 of Clint Eastwood’s recent films. Tonight he is launching his new album at the Club.

“One of the most exciting talents on the UK jazz scene.” Straight No Chaser
“An impressive representation of modern, tough and rigorous UK jazz. An intrepid pianist on the Herbie side of contemporary. Not a note is wasted. Excitement and economy in hypnotising balance.”
MOJO

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JAZZ FROM THE ACADEMY feat THE TOM GREEN SEPTET 10:15pm This gig is being presented in collaboration with The Royal Academy of Music, and is part of the Club’s ongoing policy of providing a platform for younger musicians. Tonight the featured musician is Tom Green, a trombonist, keyboardist, composer and arranger who has already made a big impression on the scene, working with big names such as Iain Ballamy and Gareth Lockrane and taking his own projects on tour around the world. The playing is of an extraordinary high level and if you want to spot the next Jazz stars, this is the gig to be at! 

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Wed 5th **CD Launch**  featuring the **Yamaha  Jazz Scholars**

8:30pm In 2008 an initiative involving Yamaha UK in partnership with Classic FM, Jazzwise magazine and the All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group, resulted in an acclaimed scholarship programme which offers financial support with performance and recording opportunities to a new generation of young jazz musicians. Six of the major Music Colleges chose one performer to participate in this scheme and the six successful musicians got to record their own groups to be presented on a brand new CD. It is this CD, the “YAMAHA NEW JAZZ SESSIONS”, that we are launching tonight. The scholars, Jonathan Davies (Drums), Matt Robinson (Piano), Ben Mallinder (Tenor Saxophone), Huw Williams (Double Bass), Alec Harper (Tenor Saxophone) and Chris Maddock (Alto Saxophone) 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 expect some surprise guests along the way as well! The CD itself, incidentally, will be cover-mounted on the December/January issue of Jazzwise magazine who are supporting this initiative and have kindly donated some free copies for the evening. This is a unique gig and a wonderful opportunity to catch up on the next generation of young players.

This gig and the Scholar programme it encompasses are part of an ongoing commitment to the UK Jazz scene from all the parties involved, with special mention going to Yamaha UK. Yamaha have done much in recent times to support not only grass roots Jazz, with assistance to venues such as the 606 Club, but have 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 see their web site at www.yamaha-music.co.uk. They’re a good bunch of people.

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Thurs 6th an evening with ray russell, mo foster & gary husband

8:30pm Ray Russell is a guitarist who has led a truly exceptional career so far. He is primarily known for his session work - you will have heard his playing on David Bowie’s Space Oddity, Tina Turner’s Private Dancer and numerous other tunes with artists as diverse as Freddie Mercury, Gil Evans and Andy Williams. You will also have heard some of his vast array of award-winning soundtrack compositions, which include the theme tunes to Bergerac and A Touch of Frost . His gig tonight very much showcases his own jazz and r&b infused style and he is joined by an astonishing array of talent: drummer Gary Husband has played with the likes of Level 42,  Randy Brecker and Al Jarreau, bass player Mo Foster has shared the stage with Jeff Beck, Dr John and the London Symphony Orchestra and keyboardist Jim Watson is currently working with Katie Melua, Guy Barker and Chris Difford from Squeeze. Quite a lineup.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Ray

“Russell is a fearsomely gifted player” bbc.co.uk
“this unusual artist's identity – a fusion of raw R&B, Coltrane-era free jazz and seductive lyricism”
Guardian
“all driven by Husband’s unique mix of rock energy and jazz grooves”
Jazz UK

www.rayrussell.co.uk/

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Fri 7th TONY O’Malley

9:30pm Tony O’Malley is unquestionably one of the most charismatic vocalists working in the UK. A featured performer since the late 60s, his CV is vast and includes stints with the iconic band 10CC and his own seminal Jazz/Funk band Kokomo. His brand of jazz-tinged contemporary soul and blues is really stunning, with his fabulous, smoky, velvety growl of a voice delivering original material and some covers in his inimitable style. With 7 CDs to his name, Tony has established himself as one of the most original and powerful performers on the scene today, with a fan base that reaches around the world. Not surprisingly his regular band features some of the finest Groove musicians around including guitarists Neil Hubbard (Kokomo) and Adam Phillips (Hamish Stuart, Tina Turner) and drummer Ash Soan (Will Young, Robbie Williams).  If you like contemporary R&B vocals with a touch of Jazz in the Blues Brothers style, then this is definitely for you.

“..the velvet gravel throated O’Malley is one of the UK’s most undersung vocal performers...the songs drenched in the deep soulful spirit that characterises everything he touches…one of the UK’s hottest properties” Jazzwise magazine

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Sat 8TH ALEX GARNETT’S JAZZ AMBASSADORS

9:30pm A “musician’s musician” Alex Garnett’s powerful, flowing, hard bop sax style has been heard with some of the finest players around. Best known for his work with Ray Gelato’s Giants, Alex also includes work with the likes of Van Morrison, Jules Holland, Paul Weller and US blues-man Albert King. A terrific player he is universally admired and respected and this is a truly exciting and exhilarating gig. Highly recommended.

“Alex Garnett…one of Great Britain’s most accomplished post bop musicians”
Allaboutjazz

 

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SUN 9th SUNDAY LUNCHTIME SPECIAL DAVE HAMMER’S “LITTLE BIG HORNS” with Louise Jones-vocals and Special Guest ROBERTO PLA-timbales(1:00pm-4:00pm).

This is a fantastic 10 piece band led by vibes player Dave Hammer (who also appears here regularly with the Hot Orange Big Band) performing a highly listenable mix of Jazz standards and swing tunes. As well as a fabulous front line featuring sax, trumpets and trombones the band also features the excellent vocal talents of singer Louise Jones, and if all that wasn’t enough their Special Guest today is the brilliant Latin percussionist Roberto Pla on Timbales. A great way to spend a highly enjoyable Sunday afternoon and don’t forget this is our family day so children are more than welcome.


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Sun 9th OLA ONABULE

8:30pm 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 really brilliant original material alongside classic Soul and R&B songs, captivating his audiences in a show that is full of passion, joy and humour. Having performed 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 as well as appearing at the top of the bill of many festivals around the world, Ola’s reputation on the international stage has been cemented with several live performances which have been widely broadcast on television around Europe, Canada and North America. Ola has written and recorded 9 albums on his own Rugged Ram Record label, the most recent of which “Seven Shades Darker” was released internationally in March to wide acclaim. With beautifully crafted songs shaped by grooves rooted in the Soul and Blues tradition of the late sixties/early Seventies alongside complex African melodic lines, Ola’s song styling is unique. A consummate artist with an incredible voice, 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                                                               
£12

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Mon 10th MIKE LINDUP AND FRIENDS

8:30pm Mike found fame in the early 80’s as a founding member of the iconic band “Level 42”, kick starting a staggeringly successful career as a keyboard player. His incredible achievements as part of Level 42 include 13 albums recorded between 1981 and 1994, worldwide album sales of over 15 million, top ten singles in four continents and an incredible array of live dates at prestigious venues around the world. Since then he has released two great solo albums of his own and performed with numerous world-class musicians including Dominic Miller (Sting), Da Lata and Negrocan. Tonight’s gig will feature music from his latest EP “On The One” plus as he puts it “..a selection from Level 42 and other Soul covers”. Musicians featured in the band tonight include Alex Hutchings on guitar,  Tristan Banks, drums, Johnny Copland, bass  and Sumudua, vocals. A fantastic line-up and with such an incredible A-list musician at the helm, a really special night is guaranteed.

“amazing…first-rate performance…musicianship is brilliant” AllMusic

£12

www.mikelindup.com/

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Tues 11th - DAN REINSTEIN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY

8:30pm 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 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 (www.londonvisionclinic.com) it was great to hear his fluent, classic hard-bop, muscular sax playing again. Also featured tonight will be the fluent and impressive trumpet of Shanti Paul Jayasinha and the excellent piano playing of Tim Lapthorn. 

“…impressive hard-bop saxophonist” Time Out         


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Wed 12th PB UNDERGROUND feat pete biggins, drums

Incredible funk band PB Underground, led by star drummer Pete Ray Biggin, is at the forefront of the current funk revival sweeping the UK. They have gained thousands of fans from their most recent tour with dates at Jazz Café, Pigalle Club, Cargo and Koko as well as rave reviews from critics for their energetic and talented performances. The musicians are a who’s who of the hottest session players on the London scene, the band’s MD and songwriter Pete Biggin has performed with Level 42, Incognito, Amy Winehouse, Chaka Khan and Mark Ronson. The core rhythm section features Matt Cooper (keyboards), Ben Jones (guitar) and Alexei Elfenbein (bass), while Dan Carpenter (trumpet) heads up a stellar horn section together with Sean Freeman & Richard Beesley (saxes), and Alistair White (trombone). The band are widely considered to have held their own with funk legends Tower of Power while supporting them on tour recently and with an album, a nomination in the Jazz FM “Best Live Band” category and some major international dates on the cards, we recommend that you catch this incredible band while you can!

“a slick amalgam of funk and jazz riffing, loose enough to attract people who appreciate improvised music, and funky enough to satisfy a heritage funk audience” Jazzwise “A funk revival is happening and this band should be king” London Jazz  

£15

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Thurs 13th CLOSED FOR PRIVATE PARTY

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Fri 14th MANTECA feat MARTHA ACOSTA

9:30pm This vibrant 8-piece salsa band, formed by famed Colombian singer Martha Acosta, has been “salsa-ing” across the UK and Europe for over 7 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 David Oliver (piano), Shanti Paul Jayasinha (trumpet), Vancho Manoilovich (drums), Satin Singh (percussion), Ben Sommers (sax) and Robin Harris (trombone). Undoubtedly 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

www.manteca.org.uk/

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Sat 15th PeteR King QUINTET with Special Guest MORNINGTON LOCKETT

9:30pm After taking the scene by storm in the early sixties with the Ronnie Scott quintet, Peter has gone on to establish himself unequivocally as one of the finest alto saxophonists in the world. His fabulous technique allied with an unerring sense of harmony has made him one of the greatest players this country has ever produced. The featured saxophonist with the Charlie Watts band his playing has made him famous worldwide. As well as a remarkable improviser Peter has also established himself as a writer and arranger of note with both an Opera and a brilliant series of recordings featuring his own string arrangements for classical and Jazz quartet. Peter has always been a great supporter of the Club and it is with enormous pleasure that we welcome this saxophone giant. Peter’s special guest tonight is the remarkable Mornington Lockett. One of the UK’s leading tenor sax players Mornington worked with the Ronnie Scott quintet before moving on to work with singer Sarah Jane Morris and the Tracey’s, Stan and Clark, as well as being the driving force behind the brilliant “Celebrating the Jazz Couriers” quintet. He has a powerful and hugely impressive sound and approach. This gig is a rare chance to hear two of the finest saxophonists in World Jazz playing together and is an absolute must for anyone interested in great modern Jazz.

“Peter King….plays with...searing authority” Guardian
“Lockett..plays with tremendous fluency and drive”
Evening Standard
“World class”
Jazz Journal
“inspired”
Jazzwise Magazine    

peterkingjazz.com   


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Sun 16th SUNDAY LUNCHTIME WITH THE **606 GOSPEL GROUP** with Special Guests the SOUL SANCTUARY GOSPEL CHOIR

1:30pmUnder the auspices of 606 regulars, keyboardist Miko Giedroyc and bass player Andre Gabriel in association with brilliant Gospel singer and choral director Tracey Campbell, we present our very own 10 piece Gospel ensemble, the “606 Gospel Group”. This is a great group comprising 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. Today’s special guests are the wonderful 14 voice “Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir” with their brilliant Director, Marie Benton. A busy and successful Choir, they appear regularly around the City. As well as churches they also include performances at venues and festivals across London including Leicester Square, Westminster Cathedral, Spirit in the City, and BBC radio. They describe their style as “contemporary gospel with a tinge of jazz, soul, classical, Latin and D.I.S.C.O.!” This is always a fun and uplifting gig, highly recommended. And don’t forget this is our family day so children are more than welcome.

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Sun 16th ANTON DU BEKE’S CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA

8:30pm We are very pleased to welcome TV presenter, Award winning ballroom dancer and 606 regular Anton du Beke to the Club for a glorious night of song (and some chat!). He’ll be joined by some Special Guests including the wonderful “Strictly” singer Lance Ellington, plus other friends from “Strictly” and further afield who will be dropping by to say hello, have a chat and join him in a song or two.  Most famous for his work as a dancer and instructor on TV’s “Strictly Come Dancing”, Anton is a natural entertainer whose wit and sense of humour have made him a popular figure. A prime-time presenter, published author of a book on dancing and 2011’s “Rear of the Year” (don’t ask!), Lesley Garrett CBE said of him "every woman should spend half an hour with Anton Du Beke!" It may surprise some to learn that as well as a brilliant dancer Anton also has an excellent voice and regularly performs Jazz standards and songs from classic musicals in his touring show. One of Anton’s special guests tonight is Lance Ellington, one of the great singers from Strictly, whose charismatic style and sultry tones have entertained millions of people. His elegant vocal style has been in great demand as a session singer for top recording artists such as Sting, Tina Turner and Robbie Williams and he has recorded two great albums of his own.  Accompanied by one of the finest trios around led by pianist Clive Dunstall, Anton, along with his varied Special Guests, will be singing some great songs from the Classic American Songbook and maybe he’ll show us some of his moves (on our very tiny stage!) too! Promises to be a fun evening. Booking recommended.

“Anton du Beke… most appealing” Guardian
“Lance Ellington has a wonderful voice and a smooth style, all of his own”.
Sir Michael Parkinson                                                                                                                             
£12

www.antondubeke.co.uk/

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Mon 17th PETE CHURCHILL & MISHKA ADAMS ORIGINALS PROJECT feat ADRIANO ADEWALE-percussion

8:30pm This is a brand new and beautiful project, with all of the material written by Pete. The songs are an imaginative and lovely mix of jazz and folk, filled with delicious harmonies and performed with subtlety and charm by this brilliant band. Peter Churchill is renowned as a performer, educator and composer of note, he’s professor of jazz composition at the Royal Academy of Music, leads the London Vocal Project and performs regularly with a host of UK  jazz stars including Bobby Wellins, Kenny Wheeler and Norma Winstone.

MISHKA ADAMS. This award winning young Jazz singer/songwriter performs with a clarity and simplicity that is both touching and powerful. Originally Mishka studied the saxophone, fostering a depth of knowledge of instrumental music that can be heard in the powerfully lyrical songs she writes as well as the authentic renditions of the Jazz standards that make up a significant part of her repertoire. Tonight’s gig is something of a farewell as Mishka will shortly be moving to Brazil – a good friend of the Club, we will miss her and her lovely voice, but we wish her all the best for her future!

“Mishka Adams' voice right now is an appealing light, soft, gentle instrument” LondonJazz Blog
“[Churchill’s] voice is gentle, his interpretation plain but thoughtful and his piano playing beautifully poised”
Guardian

www.petechurchill.co.uk/

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Tues 18th HAYLEY SANDERSON'S CHRISTMAS GIG featuring the london horns

Hayley is a terrific singer who performs an impressive mix of Jazz, R&B and originals with a deft ease. A highly experienced performer, she includes work with the likes of Gloria Gaynor and the New Inspirational Gospel Choir and has an impressive amount of “bv” and studio work (including Talk Talk’s “Something In the Air”) along with numerous tours. Her work as one of the featured singers on TV’s “Strictly Come Dancing” combined with regular appearances at Ronnie Scott’s Club has earmarked this talented vocalist as someone to definitely watch out for. Tonight Hayley will be performing with The London Horns a fantastic band with a teriffic three-horn frontline who perform with a stylistic versatility and a “groove” feel that gives them an explosive live impact. Recently returned from the Kylie Minogue world tour the London Horns have established themselves as one of the most formidable musical front lines in the world. This amazing three horn front line create an electrifying, powerful and highly musical sound performing music which is a mix of groove originals and high energy standards. Plus there will be some great festive numbers too tonight… highly recommended.

“Strictly’s unsung resident singer Hayley Sanderson….blew away anything “that…show” has offered us this year” News of The World
“….world class players” BBC Music Magazine

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Wed 19th tommy blaize band

8:30pm Liverpudlian Tommy Blaize is a fantastic, charismatic 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

tommyblaizeband.com

£12

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Thurs 20th paul stacey BAND featuring john hogg, vocals

8:30pm 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 (Noel Gallagher). 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.

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

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Fri 21st paul carmichael's christmas party

9:30pm Paul has been in demand as a bass player since the late 70s, working with Allan Holdsworth on the seminal album “IUO”, Ian Carr's “Nucleus”, Barbara Thomson's “Paraphernalia” and Steve Topping’s “Time and distance" and is now a well-respected producer too. He has often been heard at the Club playing with other people, but tonight we welcome him with his own blistering band for a lively Christmas party gig! The line-up, who’ll be playing some of the finest soul-grooves you’ll hear this year, features ace guitarist/singer Julian Burdock (24 Pesos) and stunning singer Mary Pearce. Mary’s powerful, soulful vocals have been heard with the cream of the Jazz, Soul, R&B and Pop world, including the likes of Lionel Ritchie, Grace Jones, Chaka Khan, Courtney Pine, Mica Paris, Beverley Knight, Culture Club….Plus, some very special Surprise Guests have promised to drop by, so expect plenty of fun and some quite amazing music.

“Paul Carmichael…Great fusion bass player” Time Out 
"an irresistibly uplifting piece of jazz-funk... Carmichael's trademark rock-solid electric bass drives a tight but rumbustious band" LondonJazz

paulcarmichael.com/

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Sat 22nd reg webb

9:30pm Reg is a wonderful pianist with an absolutely brilliant voice. A charismatic musician, his trio perform a mix of Jazz standards and more contemporary material in a unique style. His powerful piano playing and smooth vocal delivery (reminiscent of a cross between Stevie Wonder and the classic Jazz vocalists) drives the trio who count Lenny Kravitz, John McLaughlan, Linda Lewis, Jimmy Witherspoon, Steve Harley, Suzi Quatro, Roland Kirk, and Art Farmer amongst the many artists they have performed with. Resident on the East coast these vastly experienced musicians have been entrancing audiences up and down the country for many years now.

"utterly brilliant…” Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2

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Sun 23rd  606 Club Xmas Jam with Samara featuring a special guest vocalist

8:30pm Well, Xmas is almost upon us, and at this time of the year we really 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 Club boss Steve’s group Samara, a six piece jazz/latin group, and suffice it to say we think the guys in the band are just great! The pianist, Neil Angilley works with Vanessa Mae, Shirley Bassey and “Down to the Bone”, 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 there will be a brilliant singer too. 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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Mon 24th CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY


Tues 25th CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

 

Wed 26th CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY


Thurs 27th CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY


Fri 28th CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

 

Sat 29th CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY


SUN 30th CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY


MON 31st *** New Year’s Eve Party *** WITH "SAMARA & FRIENDS"


Music for dancing from “Samara” & Friends with Special Guest IMAANI (Incognito)-vocals
R&B/Latin 9 Piece Dance Band also feat. Steve Rubie-alto sax/flute
+ guests Mornington Lockett & Tim Whitehead –saxes

plus dinner music from a world-class vocal trio featuring GINA FOSTER (Swing Out Sister)

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