JANUARY 2012


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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

SUN 1st CLOSED


MON 2nd LIANE CARROLL Winner BBC Jazz Awards 2005/6 & Parliamentary Jazz Awards Musician of The year 2008

The first artist ever to win two BBC Jazz Awards in the same year, for ‘Best Vocalist’ and ‘Best of Jazz”, Liane is a multi award winning dynamic vocalist and pianist whose amazing talent has been captivating audiences around the world. She is recognised as one of the finest singer/pianists on the scene, working with the likes of Gerry Rafferty, Ladysmith Black Mombazo and Paul McCartney and has been a featured performer at the Glastonbury Festival. Her albums on Splash Point records have been received with universal acclaim and led to an hour long “special” on BBC TV featuring her performance at the Brecon Jazz Festival. A world class performer her powerful, blues tinged, voice combined with strong piano playing and exciting infectious material, not to mention a wicked sense of humour, make this a truly remarkable gig.

“..swinging like hell one minute, brutally expressive and heartbreakingly tender the next….utterly brilliant” Time Out
  "A jazz force to be reckoned with…the real thing" The Independent
“..world class” Guardian
“..deeply soulful” The Times
“..fizzing with creative energy” The Observer
“…unswerving honesty and molten intensity…burningly expressive” Jazzwise


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TUES 3rd

MARK DONLON is a pianist, composer, conductor and educator who is renowned throughout the UK for his original, highly acclaimed Jazz, Latin and Contemporary Classical crossover work. Musical director of the CUK Big Band and a former Senior Lecturer in Jazz at Leeds College of Music, Mark also includes work with the likes of Roberto Pla, Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker on an impressive cv. His world-class group features American drummer Gene Calderazzo, UK bassist Mick Hutton and award-winning saxophonist Julian Seigel. Tonight Mark will be featuring songs from his recent critically acclaimed CD “Kashasha”.

hard-swinging contemporary jazz with plenty of space for his own knotty keyboard intricacy”Sunday Times
“Donlon is utterly melodious which makes this very listenable music” Jazzwise
“Streaming up-tempo freedom, at times suggestive of the implacable precision of early Paul Bley . . . Donlon’s take on ‘My Foolish Heart’ and ‘Recorda Me’ was a revelation” The Guardian 

John Critchinson
John Critchinson was Ronnie Scott’s pianist for more than 12 years, and his strong, swinging, hard-bop piano playing has graced many a fine gig. One of the most established and highly regarded pianists on the scene, John’s high energy, driving, Jazz trio playing is legendary. His jokes are great too! Also appearing with John this evening will be Tim Wells on bass and Trevor Tomkins on drums.

“John Critchinson...one of Britain's finest jazz pianists” Guardian


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WED 4th REG WEBB

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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THURS 5th THE LATIN UNDERGROUND  

The Latin Underground sextet, led by iconic conguero Robin Jones, play authentic Latin music with a strong Jazz influence. Robin has become something of a regular at the Club in recent times, due very much to public demand. Generally considered to be one of the finest percussion players around, Robin’s shaven head and distinctive earring has been seen in groups from his own “King Salsa” to those of Tito Puente, Elton John  and Sade, to name but a few. Latin Underground play classic Latin jazz tunes as well as great originals from saxophonist Nick Walker producing a truly infectious Latin vibe which is always rhythmic and exciting.

“..world class conguero..” Overload


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FRI 6th TONY O'MALLEY

TONY O’Malley is unquestionably one of the most charismatic vocalists working in the UK. A featured performer since the late 60’s, 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, including one recorded live at Ronnie Scott’s plus a Jazz Standards album, Tony has established himself as one of the most original and powerful performers on the scene today. An established artist throughout Europe Tony’s fan base extends from the likes of Belgium and Holland to Georgia in the East and beyond. 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 7th NIGEL HITCHCOCK

NIGEL HITCHCOCK is unquestionably one of the finest saxophonists of his generation. This multi-award winning musician was lead alto with the NYJO at the age 12, graduating to busy professional session musician by the time he was 16. He has been a featured player with some of the finest musicians in the World, including work with the likes of Ray Charles, Tom Jones and Robbie Williams and Jazz musicians such as Stan Tracey and Claire Martin. In more recent years he has also added composing and arranging to his accomplishments, including works for full-scale orchestra. A fantastic post-bop player his remarkable technique and ferocious attack make him one of the most impressive saxophonists in Europe.

“Nigel Hitchcock…..rich…powerful and individual saxophonist” Independent


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SUN 8th VICTORIA NEWTON

Vicki, a native Australian, has a powerful voice and outgoing personality that have stood her in good stead, not only as a jazz singer but as the former lead singer with the dance/pop group “Strike”. Despite her success in the pop world (records in the charts, numerous TV and radio appearances), her first love is still Jazz and Brazilian music, which has been effectively captured on her Jazz/Latin album “The Song is You”, released on Discovery Records to great acclaim. Now spending more time teaching and performing in her native Australia, it’s with enormous pleasure that we welcome this outstanding artist back to the Club for what is now a rare appearance on these shores. A fabulous gig from a really impressive personality. Also featured tonight will be one of the UK’s finest sax players, Paul Booth and the excellent pianist Tim Lapthorn.

 “..accomplished…deft and supple..a jazz singer a cut above the crowd
The Guardian


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MON 9th DOUGLAS SIDES & PETER KING **LIVE RECORDING**

We are pleased to welcome these two legendary performers and long-time collaborators as they record a new album live from the Club over two nights.

DOUGLAS SIDES started out his musical life as a piano player in California, but after discovering a passion for jazz & percussion, he attended the Berklee School of Music and the Boston Conservatory, and soon started a career as a Jazz percussionist of some note. During his prolific career, Dougl has worked with Lionel Hampton, Jon Hendricks, Chick Corea, Cedar Walton, and many other Jazz greats. A well schooled all-round musician, Doug is not only a versatile Jazz drummer, but also a composer, arranger and leader of his own groups.

“excellent”
Time Out

PETER KING. 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. Peter has always been a great supporter of the Club and it is with enormous pleasure that we welcome this saxophone giant.

“Peter King….plays with...searing authority” Guardian

The gig tonight is guaranteed to be a hard-swinging delight; these players are truly exceptional and the atmosphere at a live recording is always electric.

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TUES 10th DOUGLAS SIDES & PETER KING **LIVE RECORDING**

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WED 11th

RUSS HENDERSON MBE - BIRTHDAY PARTY Russ is a wonderful Afro-Caribbean pianist who celebrated his 80th birthday at the Club some time ago, but who still plays as if he’s 21. Recently awarded an MBE in recognition of the wonderful work Russ has done for the UK music scene over the years he is an accomplished steel pan player as well as pianist and one of the founders of the Notting Hill Carnival. His brand of mainstream piano playing is still truly infectious, and everyone just has fun. He will be celebrating his birthday tonight so expect plenty of guests, a great deal of music and much meriment! 

“..a primary force in jazz, calypso and steel band in England for over half a century” Calypsoworld.  



DILL KATZ’s BIRTHDAY GIG with Special Guests MICK HUTTON, LEON STENNING & HARRISON SMITH
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”. Tonight Dill will also be celebrating his birthday with his many friends and numerous musicians including his regular band members pianist Ugo Delmirani, drummer Nic France, tenor saxist Harrison Smith, guitarist Leon Stenning and the Jazz Steel Pan of Mick Hutton. And look out for Dill’s Special Guests…

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




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THURS 12th JULIAN COSTELLO

Multi-instrumentalist Julian Costello, who plays saxophones, flute, piano and drums, will tonight be featuring his excellent tenor and soprano sax playing. As well as a performer he is also a  composer of note, having written for, amongst other things, Channel 4 documentaries and writing all his group’s original material.  The band he leads have now released four critically acclaimed albums (tracks from which have been played on Radio 3, Radio 2 and Jazzfm) with the group performing a variety of stylish and soulful jazz tunes, all based around Julian’s expressive, melodic playing. It's a rare visit to the Club from this impressive artist and, with a great band featuring Patrick Naylor – guitar, David Beebee – piano, Alex Keen - double bass and Milo Fell- drums, this gig is well worth hearing.

"Costello is an extremely moody player on both saxophones and his compositions cover many musical areas ...an emotive and soulful tenor player"  Jazzwise


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FRI 13th STEFAN REDTENBACHER'S RB FUNKESTRA

Austrian born bass player Stefan Redtenbacher has established himself as the UK’s “groove” bass player of choice for many artists, both live and recorded. The roster of artists with whom he has worked includes Steve Winwood, Sam Brown, Herb Alpert and Danny Gotlieb. His own recordings feature “Jazz/funk” legends Fred Wesley and Elliot Randall (Steely Dan) and he has also established himself as a producer and educator of note. The band that he leads tonight is his 5-piece “Funkestra”, the name of which pretty accurately describes the high energy and style of the music. Boasting some of the best players in Europe, including award-winning saxophonist Jim Hunt (Tom Jones, Mica Paris, Basement Jaxx), this band performs original “groove” music with an authority and style that is hard to beat.

  “The Governor of Bass” BBC Radio2
“..a near perfect slice of jazz-funk bass from one of Europe’s great players.” Bass Guitar magazine.


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SAT 14th GILAD ATZMON

Gilad is a wonderful sax and clarinet player with a powerful sound and unique approach. His fiery, immensely fluent, playing and remarkable technique have established him as one of the most talented saxophonists in World music, performing a mix of classic Jazz standards and originals with an energy and enthusiasm that is hugely infectious. His most recent CDs, along with his recently published books, set him apart as one of the most original and creative players around. Passionate about both his music and his politics Gilad’s gigs are always stimulating both musically and intellectually. Special gig this one.

“A master…a jazz giant with a formidable International reputation”
The Guardian
“Astonishing” Time Out


www.gilad.co.uk

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SUN 15th **SUNDAY LUNCHTIME SPECIAL** (1.30-3.30pm) EVE FERRET AND RODDY MATTHEWS

Singer, actress, and cabaret performer Eve Ferret is famous (or should that be infamous?) for her five-year cabaret residency at London’s Blitz Club during its Punk and New Romantic heyday, as half of renowned duo “Biddie & Eve”. Her performances at the Blitz are as legendary as the diverse audiences she entertained - from the Sex Pistols, to Gilbert & George, via Benny Hill… The Evening Standard described Biddie & Eve as the 'best cabaret in London,' and Tatler as 'lavish entertainment.... outrageous.' Since then she has appeared in many films as well as working as an art director but we’re very pleased that she has now returned to singing.  Accompanied by guitarist Roddy Matthews, she reinterprets jazz and pop standards in her own uniquely warm style of chaotic, nostalgic, mash-up cabaret. Not to be missed.

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SUN 15th CHRISTINE TOBIN “A Thousand Kisses Deep - Christine sings Cohen” 


One of the foremost UK Jazz singers for more than 20 years, Award winning vocalist Christine Tobin just gets better and better. With 9 cds, numerous gigs and a number of high profile interviews to her name she is without question one of the leading lights of the European Jazz scene, a fact emphasised by her BBC Jazz Award for “Best Vocalist”. Tonight’s concert features primarily songs of Leonard Cohen, who is widely considered one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century. Christine is acknowledged both here and on the international scene as one of the finest interpreters of his work, as the Guardian's John L. Walters wrote "Christine is inspiring on her own material. But she is in a class of her own singing Leonard Cohen". Her "24 carat voice" and captivating arrangements are spellbinding, ploughing the depths and expressing the poetry of his lyrics with unalloyed soulfulness. A world-class vocalist she not surprisingly works with a world-class band featuring regular collaborators Award winning guitarist Phil Robson and double bassist Dave Whitford. Lose yourself in the stories of these great songs brought to life by this world class Trio. 

One of the country’s finest musicians” Time Out
“..peerless” Jazzwise
“a jewel of the London jazz scene, streets ahead of the pack” Guardian

www.christine-tobin.com


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MON 16th CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE PARTY

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TUES 17th

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 his medical studies to go to the Berklee School of Music he became even better. He returned to the USA in the early 90’s, 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 is the excellent trumpet of Shanti Paul Jayasinha.

UGO DELMIRANI Originally from Rome, Ugo has been in London for many years now. His modern style has been heard from West End musicals to dance records with the likes of "Basement Jaxx". A great Jazz and Groove player, Ugo is also a highly accomplished Latin pianist who has performed with Brazilian legend Airto Moreira and regularly featured with numerous Brazilian bands on the scene, including "Arakatuba" and "Viramundo".  Currently the featured keyboard player with the brilliant soul singer Ola Onabule, Ugo is probably best known at the Club for his work with the Dill Katz band and the Jazz/Brazilian band “Samara”. This is a great Jazz/Latin piano trio gig from one of the leading lights of the UK Latin scene.

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WED 18th

“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


JIM WATSON ORGAN TRIO An established name on the UK scene, this multi award winning pianist continues to take the scene by storm. He has been featured in a huge variety of bands, including the Jazz/Funk bands “Incognito”, Brand New Heavies and “US3”, worked with artists such as Patti Austin, Nitin Sawney and James Moody, played regularly in the BBC Radio Big Band and the Guy Barker Band and has for some time been the Musical Director for one of Europe’s biggest selling female artists, Katie Melua. To demonstrate his versatility he co-produced an album of jazz standards with Marti Pellow and then co-wrote an album with Chris Difford of “Squeeze”. And while doing all that he somehow finds the time to write music for films such as Oceans 11. His album 'The Loop' was released to great acclaim and he is rightly considered as one of the finest players on the scene. With a fabulous technique combined with good taste and a great choice in classic jazz material, Jim’s playing is quite wonderful. Tonight Jim will be appearing with his Organ Trio, adding yet another string to this remarkably impressive player’s bow. One of the most talented musicians in Europe. 

“…classy Jazz pianist” Time Out
 “Mellifluous pianist” The Sunday Times.


www.jimwatson.org

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THURS 19th BENET McLEAN BAND

Benet is a fine pianist whose powerful, driving piano playing has been heard with the likes of Kevin Haynes and Dennis Rollins’s “Badbone & Co” with whom he has toured and recorded. The music is primarily Benet’s excellent compositions, which are an intriguing mix of Jazz, “groove” and hip-hop as featured on his tremendous CD “Cliches (For Another Day)” and his most recent album “In The Land of Oo-Bla-Dee”. A remarkable performer, playing hip hop one minute and stride piano the next, Benet is one of the very few musicians working on the International scene to have successfully fused diverse styles of Jazz to create a unique and truly exhilarating gig. Also featured with the band is the excellent sax of Jason Yarde. Highly recommended.

“Fast-rising..pianist Benet McLean has a piano technique that seems to bring Art Tatum's music into the 21st century, drawing on classical music, post-bop, hip-hop and beyond” Guardian
“Mclean…concise, witty, solos..” BBC


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FRI 20th THE SUGAR KINGS

Driven by the spirit of 1950’s Cuba the “Sugar Kings” present old school salsa with a fiery modern sound. Band leader Flavio Correa and Musical Director Ray Crespo pave the way for their dynamic and talented team to entertain with the music of Latin America. A hugely experienced eight piece band featuring both timbales and congas as well as violin, flute and of course vocals, this steaming band plays music that brings Cuba to life in the centre of London.  Perfect for all lovers of Latin music and Jazz alike.

“Latin and Cuban sounds from this authentic eight-piece band that bring their exultant vocals to the heart of Chelsea.”
Time Out

www.myspace.com/thelondonsugarkings


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SAT 21ST BOBBY WELLINS with Special Guest ANDREA POZZA

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 and highly enjoyable nights listening.

Bobby’s Special Guest tonight is one of Italy’s leading Jazz pianists, Andrea Pozza. An established player of more than 25 years standing Andrea’s fluent and melodic jazz piano has been heard with the likes of Harry "Sweet" Edison, Chet Baker, Phil Woods, George Coleman, Scott Hamilton and Lee Konitz. He has worked regularly with Sal Nistico, been part of Steve Grossman Quartet and was a member of the Enrico Rava Quintet with whom he recorded for ECM. He has performed in many of the major festivals and concert halls around the World, including England, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, USA, Canada, Brazil, Argentina and Japan. A fine player it is with great pleasure that we welcome Andrea to the Club this evening. The gig tonight will also feature Andy Cleyndert on the bass and a rare appearance at the Club of an old friend, UK born but US resident Mark Taylor on drums. A real treat this. Booking advised.

“..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 22nd SUNDAY LUNCHTIME SPECIAL (1:30pm-3:30pm) with THE ANDY PANAYI BIG BAND

This incredible 16-piece big band is led by one of the country’s finest musicians, Andy Panayi. This enormously gifted, multi-award winning, flute and sax player is one of the most respected musicians on the scene today. His fluent and melodic hard-bop influenced sax playing has been heard in a wide variety of settings, from regular work with the BBC Big Band through the John Dankworth “Generations” Band to performances with artists such as Cleo Lane, Shirley Bassey, Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, & Patty Austin. Not surprisingly his big band consists of some of the finest professional jazz and session players around performing a mix of standards and originals mostly arranged by Andy himself. Big band gigs in the Club are invariably an exciting experience and with such an amazing line-up this lunch promises to be a fantastic big band bonanza. And don’t forget, this is a great gig to bring the whole family to - children are very welcome.

“Panayi is one of the finest and most versatile saxophonists of his generation…makes the flute sing, it is impossible to imagine anyone doing it better” The Observer 




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SUN 22nd DANA GILLESPIE and THE LONDON BLUES BAND

Dana Gillespie has been a major figure on the UK music scene for over 40 years. Starting in the folk scene in the mid 60’s she graduated to pop and glam-rock (fortunately short lived!) before settling on the musical love of her life – the Blues, which she describes as “..my first musical love because it's earthy, spiritual and honest”. Since the late 70’s she has been singing, recording and touring with Blues musicians from all over the World, including a 2 year stint in America working with some of the finest players on the scene. She has recorded over 60 albums for various prestigious labels including Pye, Decca, RCA and her current label, Ace and has performed on every continent. Highly regarded on the World Blues scene she was voted “Top British Female Blues Vocalist” by the British Blues Connection and Blueprint Magazine 5 times and has now been elevated to their Hall Of Fame. And just in case you have any doubts how good she is suffice it to say that Bob Dylan invited her to perform as support on his ’97 UK tour as he has been a fan of hers since the 60’s. Her current backing band, The London Blues Band, is a terrific high energy band featuring the cream of UK blues musicians including Dino Baptiste on piano, Jake Zeitz on guitar and Mike Paice on sax and harmonica and the material is a mix of classic blues covers and Dana’s great originals, which are so good it’s hard to tell them apart! This is fantastic authentic Blues from one of Europe’s finest exponents and not to be missed.

“It’s an index of Gillespie’s empathy with her material that the originals blend so seamlessly with the classic covers…she literally beats the pants off anything done by a British bluesman these last 10 years”
Essential Blue

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MON 23RD HELDER PACK’S “DIPLOMATAZ”

Master drummer/percussionist Helder Pack came to London from Mozambique via Portugal, gathering a wealth of interesting musical influences on the way. He is an highly established figure within the Latin Jazz and African music communities in London and has played at many prestigious venues with artists such as Jocelyn Brown, Antonio Forcione, the Andrea Quintarelli Quartet, Roland Perrin’s Blue Planet Orchestra, Don Laka from South Africa, Mbawula and the Master Drummers of Africa and Airto Moreira.  His lively 6 piece band, also featuring top guitarist Kim Murray, plays dynamic music fusing styles from Africa and Latin America with the sounds of funk, rock, pop and jazz. The unique brand of world/jazz that this powerful yet sophisticated sextet perform is not to be missed!

www.myspace.com/diplomataz

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TUES 24th JV PRODUCTIONS – CABARET/COMEDY NIGHT featuring ABANDOMAN

In a change from our usual entertainment the 606 Club have once again teamed up with J V Productions to present Abandoman, an award-winning act famous for their hip-hop comedy improv (and for being Ireland’s 7th biggest hip-hop crew!). Winners of both Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2010 and The Musical Comedy Awards 2010, Abandoman improvise hilarious musical sketches at lightning speed live in front of their audience, no two gigs are ever the same. They are regular performers on BBC Radio 4, regular contributors to BBC 6 Music and have just sold out their entire 28-day run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (as well as going down a storm atBestival, Latitude and the 2010 Brits After-party). As this is unlike our usual Jazz nights JV will be charging £30 entry, which includes a meal and the performance. For details, or to book, please contact JV on 01892 783775 or comedy@obviously-jv.com

“The most original act we’ve seen in a long time. Go and see them.”
Maxim
“instant good fun” Guardian
“Flight of the Conchords meets 8 Mile. Nothing short of genius.” Chortle.co.uk



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WED 25th

THE JOHN EAST PROJECT feat DAVE LEWIS-sax The John East Project, led by vocalist and Hammond organ player John East, make a welcome return to the Club after their very successful performances over the last two years. John has played the Hammond for many years, working with musicians such as John Etheridge, Katie Kissoon and Phil Robson. His stellar band comprises Mark Fletcher-drums, Neville Malcolm-bass and the remarkable Carl Orr on guitar, together with a powerhouse horn section of Scott Baylis on trumpet and the great Dave Lewis on tenor sax. They will perform a mixed set featuring interpretations of well known standards and some instrumentals, with the emphasis on melodic jazz, driven along by the distinctive Hammond sound.

"Fine band" Time Out
“(East) and the band...brought the house down” City AM.


NADIM TEIMOORI one of the new generation of players making waves on the scene, Nadim is already proving himself to be one of the most exciting saxophone players of his age. Having studied at the Royal Academy of Music with such greats as Courney Pine, John Dankworth, Jean Toussaint and Snake Davis, he has graduated to performing to some acclaim with his own band, winning the (Humphrey Littleton) Humph Trust award last year. Nadim says "playing jazz …gives me a feeling of ecstasy, happiness and excitement", and that certainly comes across in his performance. A chance to hear someone who, we think, will be one of the stars of tomorrow.

www.myspace.com/nadimteimoori

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THURS 26th **CD LAUNCH** JOHN CRAWFORD featuring GUILLE HILL-guitar

John is one of the finest Latin/Jazz pianists on the scene. His unerring musicality and impressive technique have taken him all over the world, including Spain, Denmark, Germany, and the USA. He includes work with the likes of Latin legends Airto Moreira, Giovanni Hidalgo, Eumir Deodato, Frankie Morales (Tito Puentes last singer), Jesus Alemany's Cubanismo, and Danny Silva, as well as UK based artists like Snowboy, Guida da Palma’s Jazzinho, Negrocan, Roberto Pla, Robin Jones, Samara and Viramundo on a glittering cv. In addition to all that his non Latin work includes gigs with the likes of Bjork, Tanita Tikarem, Andy Williams and Kirsty McColl. He is also a founder member of the popular band Grupo X. And just to prove his versatility he is also one of this country’s leading exponents of Spanish music and his set tonight will include his remarkable arrangements for piano of some classic Flamenco pieces. John’s Special Guest tonight will be the excellent Uruguayan guitarist Guille (pronounced “GeeJay”!) Hill who brings his own brand of Latin Jazz to this quite exceptional gig. Highly recommended.

“Glorious…a skilful and imaginative soloist”
Jazzwise
With pianist John Crawford on hand, there is so much style and imagination” Jazz Review.

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FRI 27th SAMARA FEAT JANDIRA SILVA-vocals

“Samara” is 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 is a highly accomplished Latin/Brazilian pianist who has performed with Brazilian legend Airto Moreira as well as classic Brazilian bands "Arakatuba" and "Viramundo". 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 Jandira Silva is considered to be one of the finest Brazilian vocalists currently working in Europe. 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 28th 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. The group performs a mixture of Jazz standards and Ed’s fine originals and is widely considered to be one of the finest bands of its kind in the UK.

“..a formidable saxophonist”
Jazz UK
“One of the most exciting Bands on the circuit” The Independent


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SUN 29th SUNDAY LUNCHTIME SPECIAL (1:30pm-3:30pm) WITH THE GARETH LOCKRANE BIG BAND.

Over the last couple of years Award Winning Jazz flute player Gareth Lockrane has established himself as one of the finest flautists in Europe with a string of high profile appearances alongside the likes of the James Taylor Quartet, Natalie Williams and the late, great, Bheki Mseleku. It is a measure of Gareth’s growing International standing that he was named “Rising Star on Flute” in the prestigious Downbeat Critics Poll (USA). This afternoon Gareth will be fronting his 18 piece big band which will perform mainly his arrangements of a mix of originals and classic Jazz standards. Given Gareth’s standing on the UK scene it’s not surprising that his Big Band attracts some of the finest players around, including the likes of Alex Garnett (Van Morrison), Sam Mayne (BBC Big Band), and Mike Outram (BBC Big Band). A rare gig by this exceptional band and not to be missed.

“Lockrane’s flute work is exceptional, combining a relaxed fluidity with an acute adventurousness…...very special indeed” Jazzwise
“..formidable” Guardian
“..brilliant” Observer
“Flute phenomenon” Evening Standard
“..breathtaking…dazzling..” Allaboutjazz.


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Then in the evening:

SUN 29th FOSTER BEACHILL PROJECT - feat GINA FOSTER-vocals & PETE BEACHILL -trombone

Gina, who is probably best known for her work with “Swing Out Sister”, is an incredibly talented and versatile vocalist. She has worked prolifically in Jazz, soul, groove, pop and dance music and is renowned as one of the most soulful session singers around. Tonight she will perform with her six-piece band featuring Pete Beachill. Currently a professor at the Royal Academy of Music Pete is a fabulous trombone player who has played with the likes of Tom Jones, Sammy Davis Jnr, Jimmy Page, the London Philharmonic Orchestra & London Brass Virtuoso, written/arranged for Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sting and various film and TV projects and currently plays in the highly regarded “Strictly Come Dancing” band. He’s quite a talent! With a world-class line-up including John Paricelli-guitar, Pat Clahar-sax, Rob Barron-piano, Mark Hodgson-bass and Ralph Salmins-drums, this gig promises to be a fantastic night of soul, jazz and groove tunes that will be hard to beat.



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MON 30th DAVIDE GIOVANNINI'S MINAS PROJECT

Drummer/percussionist/singer Davide Giovannini has worked successfully in many genres of music since he moved to England from his native Italy, working with artists as diverse as Steve Winwood, Bjork, Snowboy, Da Lata and Russell Watson on projects covering R&B, Pop, AfroCuban, Brazilian, Jazz, House and Funk. Tonight he brings a new project to the Club that celebrates the music of one of the most famous regions of Brazil, Minas Gerais –- renowned for great artists such as Toninho Horta, Milton Nascimento and Beto Guedes and famous for its beautiful harmony and melodies. After Davide visited Brazil he was inspired to write music influenced by the musical heritage of this culturally rich area and it is his own, beautiful, original songs that the band will be playing tonight. The star-studded line up features Paul Booth (Steve Winwood, Eddie Henderson, Eric Clapton) on sax, bass clarinet, flute and keyboard, Neil Angilley (War of the worlds, Shirley Bassey, Vanessa Mae) on piano, Davide Mantovani (Andy Sheppard, Jean Toussaint, Baaba Maal) on bass and Guille Hill (Airto Moreira, Tom Jones) on guitars, so you know it’s just going to be a fantastic gig.

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TUE 31st

STAN SULZMANN’S NEON QUARTET feat KIT DOWNES-pno, TIM GILES-drms,  JIM HART-vibes. Stan, whose CV reads like a who’s who of jazz, including the likes of Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Marc Copeland, Gil Evans and Michael Brecker, has picked three of the leading young musicians on the scene to make up this wonderful ensemble. With three of the band composing original material for it, they produce richly creative tunes, with fascinating sounds and rhythms. Pianist KIT DOWNES is a Royal Academy graduate and already one of the most talked-about players of his generation. He first came to prominence with the award-winning group Empirical and since with Fraud, the Kit Downes Trio and Troyka, all of which projects have received acclaim way beyond the confines of British jazz. Drummer TIM GILES has been playing professionally since he was 11 years old, backing giants of jazz such as Art Farmer, Charles McPherson and Peter King. One of the most musical drummers on the scene, Tim truly sculptures sound. Award winning Vibist JIM HART is a founder member of London’s LOOP collective and is one of the most exciting performers to emerge on vibes and marimba for many years. A highly recommended gig.

****  “A delightful surprise…. hip and vibrant” Guardian
“Sheer concentration of talent… Serious music vibrating with energy and beauty… Don’t miss it.”
All About Jazz

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JANETTE MASON An ‘inspired and inspiring’ keyboard player, Janette’s work encompasses jazz, pop, indie and world music. This versatility has made her a sort after sideman with artists as diverse as Claire Martin and Ian Shaw to legendary singer/songwriter Robert Wyatt, and top pop acts Oasis, Suzanne Vega and Seal. These days she divides her time between performing and writing music for Film and T.V. Her gig, featuring music from her acclaimed album “Alien Left Hand”, is a mix of great originals and Jazz standards in an acoustic trio line-up.

“…a triumph of elegant themes, catchy hooks, fierce swing, classy execution..” Guardian.


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