JANUARY 2011


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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 closed



Sun 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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Mon 3rd 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 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 debut 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. Highly recommended, booking strongly advised. A fabulous gig from a really impressive personality.

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

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Tues 4th

Theo Jackson’s “Birthday gig” Singer-pianist Theo Jackson is rapidly gaining a reputation on the scene as a composer of strikingly original songs with a captivating stage presence. He has recently been picked up by publisher Splashpoint, (the home of Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw and Claire Martin) which proves just how talented he is!  Tonight, Theo is celebrating his birthday, playing with a great quartet featuring terrific saxophonist (and MOBO award-winner) Nathaniel Facey, best known for his work with Empirical.

“One firecracker of a vocalist! Theo has a unique but incredibly engaging vocal style swapping between hard-bop, edgy crooner, heart rending ballard and foot-tapping swing.”
The Oxford Jazz Festival Review


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Wed 5th



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Thurs 6th Kate Williams’s SEPTET

KATE WILLIAMS is a fine pianist who has been making a name for her self as both performer and composer/arranger. A previous winner of the John Dankworth Award at the British Jazz Awards, she has released four CDs, each one to critical acclaim. Her trio CD “Scenes And Dreams” (2005) was rated in the top ten jazz albums that year by Mojo magazine and her most recent CD, “The Embrace” (2008), was praised for her rich and sonorous quintet writing. Kate has performed with many of the UK’s leading musicians, including John Etheridge, Anita Wardell, Georgia Mancio, Dave Cliff, Chris Biscoe (and many more besides), while also teaching on the jazz degree course at Middlesex University. The gig tonight is with her fantastic new septet, featuring Gareth Lockrane-flute; Steve Fishwick-trumpet; Jeremy Brown-bass; Tristan Maillot-drums and promises to be something really special.

“A worthy addition to the ranks of British Jazz composer pianists…”
The Observer
“Pianist Kate Williams writes robustly and fashions clean, cool improvised lines of cerebral discernment, evoking Tristano and Jarrett… cerebral and quirky imagination in both composition and improvisation.., here is a genuine talent to watch.”
Mojo

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Fri 7th



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Sun 9th Lance Ellington



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Mon 10th Brian Hanlon Band WITH Special Guest Natalie Williams



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Tues 11th

DILL KATZ'S 65TH BIRTHDAY GIG! Dill is appearing 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”.

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

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Wed 12th

gill manly bandGill in recent years has really blossomed as a Jazz and Blues singer of great quality. She has a powerful delivery and unique approach that make her gigs not only highly enjoyable musically, but also great fun. Currently promoting her latest CD “With A Song In My Heart” on Linn records Gill, with support from some of the fine Jazz musicians around, produces a gig to remember.
“Her performance…had an intensity that made the work of many of her younger rivals seem callow by comparison.” The Times
“Manly has…a very feminine, feather-light voice, terrific control and…great taste in repertoire and musicians.” Scotland on Sunday. 

PETE SABERTON Pete Saberton is generally considered to be one of the finest contemporary pianists in Europe. An old friend of the Club, his fluent and highly inventive playing has been a feature since the early eighties (when we were still at the old place). His writing is also highly regarded, and is a particular feature of all his gigs. A sophisticated and impressive gig, if you want to know what’s happening with British Jazz at the moment, check this out.

“..elegance, thoughtfulness and lucidity” The Times

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Thurs 13th ROBIN JONES

Robin Jones 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 can be seen in groups from his own “King Salsa” to Top of the Pops sessions and a huge variety of studio work. The Salsa band that he leads at the Club, which also features arrangements and originals from saxophonist Nick Walker, produces a truly infectious Latin vibe which is always rhythmic and exciting.

“..world class conguero..” Overload


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Fri 14th


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Mon 17th


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Tues 18th

IRENE SERRA

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Wed 19th

DAVE GORDON An assured and versatile pianist Dave is one of the few working jazz musicians who also works regularly in the Classical field. An accomplished harpsichordist as well as pianist Dave includes work with the likes of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and has toured Europe and South America with the European Baroque Orchestra. An award winning composer in both fields (Jazz and Classical) he has had works performed on BBC Radio 3 as well as performances at the Cheltenham Festival and QEH. As a Jazz pianist he has led his own trio since 1995, currently featuring Paul Cavaciuti on drums and Jonty Fisher on bass, with a repertoire that focuses on original material by the band, but also includes items as diverse as folk music from Venezuela, East European dance music and Celtic-tinged melodies. With 4 CD’s to their name the trio has had success worldwide, including impressive sales in Denmark and Japan. A thoughtful and inventive gig.

“..a richly gifted player with a sparkling style and boundless imagination!
” Independent on Sunday
“Outstanding” Crescendo Magazine

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Thurs 20th



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Fri 21st


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Sat 22nd 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 CD’s, along with his recently published novels, 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

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Sun 23rd JESSIE BUCKLEY

Stunning Irish-born vocalist Jessie Buckley first came to the public’s attention during  her appearances on BBC1's “I’d Do Anything”, the search for a new leading lady to play Nancy in the musical Oliver! After coming second in the competition (despite being Andrew Lloyd Weber’s choice to win) and gaining a huge amount of praise for her vocals, she went on to star in the West End musical “A Little Night Music”. A gifted musician (she also plays piano, clarinet and harp), she sings a wide variety of musical genres, but tonight’s gig is with her acclaimed jazz project, expertly backed by pianist Joe Thompson ('The best kept secret in British jazz' - Dave Gelly, The Observer) and bassist Rob Rickenberg. Jessie’s pure, strong soprano voice and bubbling personality help her deliver original versions of favourite jazz-classics with style and charm.

“dynamic musical range and sensitivity…it’s a thrilling performance” The Stage

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Mon 24th


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Tues 25th

MICK HUTTON CD LAUNCH

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Wed 26th

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Thurs 27th CHRIS GARRICK

A Jazz violinist of power and musicality Award-winning violinist Chris Garrick takes a break between guest appearances with Wynton Marsalis and Nigel Kennedy to launch his seventh solo album “Flight Mode” tonight with pianist David Gordon, bassist Mark Hodgson and drummer Tom Hooper.  Taking his lead from Stephane Grappelli, Stuff Smith and Jean Luc Ponty, Chris has revitalised the jazz violin, rejuvenating it for the 21st century, prompting Nigel Kennedy to call him one of the best in Europe. His fluent and inventive playing has been heard with the likes of Dame Cleo Laine, Bireli Lagrene, Dolly Parton & Van Morrison and a string of awards are testament to a thoughtful but at the same time joyous approach to the music Copies of the new album will be available at the show.

..exquisite musician…violin superstar” Guardian

“He could easily emerge as one of the great jazz violinists of all time”  Sir John Dankworth


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Fri 28th “SAMARA”

“SAMARA” is a six piece jazz/latin group which I [Steve Rubie] lead on flute and sax, and suffice it to say I 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 “Loose Tubes” 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 Liliana Chachian, who includes work with iconic dance band “Da Latta” and the influential “Negrocan”, is considered to be one of the finest Brazilian singers currently working in Europe. The music is an infectious blend of Brazilian Samba, jazz/latin and Soul, and we all have a great time!

“Latin-jazz quintet led by 606 proprietor Steve Rubie on flute and alto saxophone, and featuring wonderful funky jazz singer Calladine who uses her distinctive soulful voice to explore these Latin jazz classics in great rhythmic style” Time Out


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Sat 29th


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SUN 30th


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MON 31st


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