JUNE 2013

What's On 606 Club Chelsea Live Music Jazz London

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Please note the following:
:: there is a music charge for each event (usually between £8 - £12 per person)
:: we have a supper license, so you must eat a substantial meal if you wish to drink alcohol

Sat 1st


MAY 22 - JUNE 2

25th Anniversary Event Calendar

The 606 Club, which moved from its original basement location at 606 Kings Road to 90 Lots Road Chelsea in 1988, will celebrate its 25th anniversary at its current location with a twelve-day Festival of live performances presenting over 40 bands (yes, that’s 40!) from May 22 to June 2. The anniversary will highlight that rich history by featuring artists that have performed at the Club from 1988 to the present day.


Sun 2nd


MAY 22 - JUNE 2

25th Anniversary Event Calendar


Mon 3rd “The Royal Academy of Music Exam Night

8:30PMThis 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 the development of younger musicians. This is a particularly important gig for the students performing this evening, as their performance will be marked by a panel of experienced professional musicians as part of their degree finals. The playing of these young musicians is of an extraordinarily high level so if you want to spot the next Jazz stars, this is the gig to be at!

Monday night is DOUBLE BASS night, 3 great players all with contrasting and individual approaches playing a 45 min set each -

7.15 - Louis Van Der Westhuizen
8.25 - Sandy Suchodolski
9.35 - Chris Hyson



Tues 4th “The Royal Academy of Music Exam Night

8:30PM See Tues 5th

Piano and Guitar night, another two outstanding players -

8.00 - pianist Sam Watts
9.15 - guitarist Todd Oliver-Fishman


Wed 5th

7:30PM ANDREA VICARI'S “JAZZ EX-TEMPORE" Andrea has established herself in recent years as one of the leading UK contemporary pianists. Highly experienced, she includes many excellent recordings and a host of high profile musicians on her extremely impressive CV. She has worked with the likes of US greats Art Farmer and Eddie Harris as well UK artists such as Tim Garland, Don Weller and Mornington Lockett. Andrea is also a highly respected Jazz educator, holding the positions of Professor of Jazz Piano at London's Trinity College of Music and Musical Director of the Dordogne Jazz Summer School. This is fine, high energy playing of a very impressive standard. Andrea’s band tonight features Elvis Stanic-guitar; Hristo Yotsov-drums and Dorian Lockett-bass, drawing on their combined Croatian, Dutch, Bulgarian and British roots to create a beautiful, folk-infused sound.

"one of the most brilliant jazz musicians in the UK - an outstanding pianist and superbly fertile composer" Penguin Rough Guide to Jazz; "a sharp post-bop piano improviser and prolific composer - breathtakingly eclectic." The Guardian.


10:15PM Martin Speake Martin is a wonderfully gentle and melodic contemporary alto saxophone player who has established himself as both performer and teacher. On the scene for more than 25 years now Martin has collaborated with some of the UK’s finest musicians, including Nikki Iles, Stan Tracey, Bhavani Shankar and Django Bates as well as International musicians such as Paul Motian, Bobo Stenson and Airto Moreira and Flora Purim. His laid back approach to the music has earned him an impressive following, and his gigs are always interesting and enjoyable. The gig tonight features one of the UK’s finest guitarists Mike Outram, and the great US drummer Jeff Williams.

“..a perfect marriage between tradition and modernity ….. played by the swingingest cool-school band I’ve heard in years..” Independent; “..intelligent, sharp and very musical” The Guardian



Thurs 6th ** 606 Club Special** Jack WilkinS

8:30PM We are very excited to welcome to the Club New York based guitarist Jack Wilkins, who has been demonstrating his flawless technique and imaginative approach since he burst on to the international jazz scene in the early 1970's with the album “Windows”, which was critically acclaimed as a dazzling, seminal guitar trio work. Since then his great ear and an impeccable sense of time have lead to musical collaborations with a veritable who’s who of jazz greats, including Chet Baker, Sarah Vaughan, Bob Brookmeyer, and Buddy Rich. Hs recorded output on 10 CD’s under his own name is equally impressive, featuring the likes of the Brecker Brothers, Eddie Gomez, Jack De Johnette, Al Foster, Phil Woods and Kenny Burrell. A consummate accompanist, the list of musicians that he has worked with ably demonstrates the admiration and respect with which his work is held within the International musical community, including work with iconic performers Ray Charles, Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughan, Sammy Davis Jr, Tony Bennett, Manhattan Transfer and Cassandra Wilson. Jack was featured on the first live Internet jazz concert and was awarded an NEA grant in recognition of his work and contribution to the guitar. He now divides his time between teaching at The New School, Manhattan School of Music and performing around NYC while still releasing new material. The gig tonight will also feature fellow guitarist Peter Rubie. This is a unique opportunity to catch this remarkable player in a London venue.

“Wilkins’ fingers were flying at 100 miles an hour all over the guitar, surprising and delighting the audience with his unmatched technique and musicality” Jazz Inside; “A gifted player with a great ear and an impeccable sense of time” Jazz Times



Fri 7th “1 Up” with Dave Lewis FEAT POLLY GIBBONS

9:30PM After studying at the world famous Berklee school of music in Boston, USA, Dave returned to this country to a wealth of work. His robust and melodic tenor playing has been heard with a notable list of artists including John Martyn, Bryan Ferry, Joan Armatrading, John Mayall and Eric Clapton. Currently the featured saxophonist with the “Blockheads”, his own band featured this evening is an impressive array of talent fronted by terrific guest singer Polly Gibbons. Polly is one of the most respected and talked about singers of her generation, a powerful and versatile singer she performs gentle Jazz ballads and rockin’ R&B classics with a uniformly impressive energy and technique. And she has a great personality to match. Tonight the band will be performing material from their latest album “Turn It Round”. Great band, great gig this.

“..spine tingling” Guardian “..brilliant…great music” BBC Radio London “Polly Gibbons…a truly exceptional, once in a generation talent, possessing a voice of such sizzling intensity and raw emotion you could fry an egg on it” Jazzwise



Sat 8TH Gilad Atzmon’s "Big Birthday Gig"

9:30PM 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 on the World Music scene today. Passionate about both his music and his politics Gilad’s gigs are always stimulating both musically and intellectually. Tonight, as well as promoting his latest OH CD, Songs Of The Metropolis featuring his band of Frank Harrison on piano, Yaron Stavi on bass and Eddie Hick on drums he will also be celebrating his birthday! So expect much merriment and no doubt some Surprise Guests.

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




1:30PM Rachel trained at The Welsh College of Music and Drama and her background in theatre adds that extra dimension to her performance. With a rich tone and sense of swing that is both moving and exciting Rachel performs classics from The American Songbook along with her own arrangements of more modern popular songs plus the occasional original. An emerging artist, Rachel has already performed both in the UK and abroad to great acclaim. Her band features the exceptional pianist Roland Perrin, ''guaranteed to get any room dancing'' (All About Jazz) complemented by the contagious grooves of bassist Neville Malcolm and drummer Paul Robinson. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

"Rachel has a powerful, soulful voice and great delivery" John Etheridge; "impossibly glamorous" The Guardian



Then in the evening:

Sun 9th Charlie Wood

8:30PM Award-winning US ex-pat singer/pianist Charlie Woods is a talented and versatile musician whose eclectic musical style incorporates elements of popular music, jazz, blues and traditional r&b. Born and raised in Tennessee, Charlie learnt his trade touring with iconic blues guitarist Albert King before settling back in Memphis. For over fifteen years the Charlie Wood Trio performed nightly at the King's Palace Café on Beale Street, with guests including B.B. King, George Coleman and Joey DeFrancesco. Numerous awards from that time include the N.A.R.A.S. "Premier Player Award" for Keyboards and the Beale St. Merchants' Association "Entertainer of the Year" award. In 2009 Charlie decided to move to the UK and rapidly attracted attention from some of the finest players around, including Robert Plant who joined Charlie on stage to sing some Memphis “classics” and Cleo Laine and the late John Dankworth who asked him to perform at Wavendon with them .Not surprisingly the trio he is working with features some of the finest UK musicians around. A highly charismatic performer and definitely not to be missed. Oh, and watch out for some Surprise Guests…

“Remember the first time you heard Dylan, or Springsteen or Waits? Charlie Wood delivers that same jolt.….brilliant” Jazz Times; “..a born storyteller with a slight drawl and strong old-school Memphis soul/R&B undertone…Charlie Wood embodies hepcat worldliness and barroom empathy…he's got style!” JazzReview



Mon 10th Adriano Adewale Group

8:30PM Widely recognised as one of the finest Brazilian percussionists in World Music, Adriano has established an enviable reputation on the International scene. As a performer Adriano’s cv is hugely impressive, including work with the likes of Antonio Forcione, Seu Jorge, Andy Sheppard, Modeste Hughes and Zoe Rahman. The band fuses African, Brazilian and modern jazz into a wonderfully unique and enjoyable sound, all performed by this highly charismatic and impressive musician and his band. Also featured tonight will be the fine Brazilian sax and flute player Marcelo Andrade.

“Adewale gave an extraordinary performance. Fanatical about music, he sang and handled his instruments with rapture…Superb” Jazzwise



Tues 11th

7:30PM Cecilia Stalin Swedish by birth, since 2004 Cecilia has been working in Sweden, New York and her adopted city, London as a singer, composer, arranger, recording artist, teacher and vocal coach. Blessed with a wonderful, pure tone and great time Cecilia has built an impressive reputation amongst many of the most influential musicians on the UK Jazz scene and her brilliant band tonight is made up of some of the finest players around, Esben Tjalve-piano, Ben Hazleton-bass and Shaney Forbes-drms. Highly recommended.

“wow, what a voice!” Radiovista. “Stalin has impressive range and flexibility and timbre, from sustained vibrato to percussive almost beat boxing sounds” LondonJazz Blog


10:15PM “Skydive” feat JON GEE-piano; STEVE RUBIE-flute/sax; GEOFF MASON-trombone; LARRY BARTLEY-bass; WINSTON CLIFFORD-drums. Named after a Freddie Hubbard tune they played during their first performance, Skydive were brought together for the Chatham Jazz Festival as an all star pickup band and in the tradition of such things enjoyed themselves so much that they decided to do more gigs together. Featuring legendary 606 Club owner and flautist Steve Rubie (Julian Joseph Big Band, Samara), virtuoso trombonist Geoff Mason (Ronnie Scotts Big Band), leading UK pianist Jonathan Gee best known for his work with the likes of Pharoah Sanders, Cleveland Watkiss and Tim Whitehead as well as his own excellent trio, star bassist Larry Bartley (Chris Biscoe, Abdullah Ibrahim) and the brilliant drummer Winston Clifford (Courtney Pine, Monty Alexander). Their musical roots stem from mid 60s Hubbard and Hancock, through Brazilian music of the 80s in to their own contemporary compositions. A world class band.

“[Gee] a performer of flexibility, resourcefulness and technical command to rival any of his generation" The Guardian


Wed 12th

7:30PM Mark Crooks Mark is a very impressive musician, equally fluent on both tenor saxophone and clarinet. A stunning clarinet player Mark was invited to play the part of Artie Shaw in a gala tribute concert in Dublin that was so successful he was immediately invited back to perform the Benny Goodman role the following year! He has since then performed the repertoires of both these great musicians around the UK and Europe. Demonstrating his versatility his flowing, melodic, tenor sax playing is also a real joy and his bands always include some of the best players around. Also featured tonight is the highly experienced piano playing of the excellent John Pearce. A really musical gig from some of the best swinging musicians around.

“Mark Crooks…exceptional” BBC
“Crooks takes on anything from hard bop to straight-ahead jazz as he demonstrates his sizable talents as a leader...”

10:15PM David Preston with Special Guest GARETH LOCKRANE-flute. A rising star of the UK Jazz scene guitarist David Preston performs throughout the UK leading his own projects as well as collaborating with British jazz legends such as Guy Barker, Jim Mullen, Peter King, Jacqui Dankworth and Charlotte Church. He also includes work with International stars Curtis Stigers and Melody Gardot and made quite an impression performing on, co-writing and co-producing singer Ian Shaw’s album “Lifejacket”. Also featured this evening will be the brilliant jazz flautist Gareth Lockrane and a rhythm section featuring two of the most exciting young players on the scene, Kevin Glasgow-bass and Laurie Lowe-drums. The band perform a great mix of Jazz standards and excellent original material and are well worth catching.

“If Preston's name isn't familiar to you, it should be” Jazz Times; “Young guitar heavyweight” TimeOut; “delighted…with their infectious enthusiasm and clear enjoyment of each other’s playing… exemplary throughout” Vortexjazz.co.uk


Thurs 13th Latin Underground

8:30PM 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 amongst many, many others. 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


Fri 14th Hayley Sanderson

9:30PM Haley Sanderson 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, with whom she sang the lead vocal on ‘Down to the River’ that appeared on their album with Mica Paris and Jocelyn Brown. She 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 featuring a mix of classic “Groove standards with some great funky originals, supported by a brilliant band which includes a fiery 3 piece horn section. Highly recommended.

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


Sat 15th Peter King 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




1:30PM This phenomenal big band plays a mixture of swing, funk and fusion, with hip takes on Gil Scott-Heron, Diane Reeves and Beady Belle alongside classics from the likes of Sammy Nestico plus music personally arranged by US sax star Bob Mintzer and of course, Steve Taylor’s own fabulous arrangements. Steve & the big band have headlined Ronnie Scott’s and The London Jazz Festival and released several great CDs and a live Buddy Rich tribute DVD “To Buddy & Beyond”. One of the most exciting big bands around.

“Fresh, exciting, fiery and hard hitting” Time Out; “Awesome” BBC Radio 2 “World Class” Rhythm Magazine



Then in the evening:

Sun 16th **606 Club Special** Joe Stilgoe with Special Guest Claire Martin

8:30PM“Something Old Something New”. One of the UK’s finest Jazz vocalists Claire Martin and the brilliant singer/pianist Joe Stilgoe combine their wealth of musical talent with this brand new duo collaboration. Both award winning vocalists in their own right, this pairing bring together their love of the Great American Songbook with Joe's remarkable song-writing talent. Working in a style reminiscent of the classic Jazz singer/pianists such as Nat King Cole and Harry Connick Jnr, Joe Stilgoe brings with him his own, unique, blend of charm and musicality. Although still in his 20’s he is a highly experienced musician, including appearances at Ronnie Scott's, the Royal Festival Hall, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Barbican, Montreux Jazz Festival as well as in jazz clubs from New York to Berlin. He has had numerous radio appearances, including Parkinson's Sunday Supplement programme and has appeared twice on the Alan Titchmarsh show on ITV. Claire Martin is one of the finest jazz vocalists to have come from this country in the last thirty years. Variously described as “..the outstanding voice of her generation” and “a born musician” this award-winning, internationally acclaimed artist has no less than four British Jazz Awards, 17 albums, including numerous “Best Album” choices, and, with her husky, perfectly controlled voice, flawless time and impeccable taste she never fails to impress. Expect brand new originals alongside stylish re-workings of much loved and lesser known classics. Highly recommended.

“Claire Martin...ranks among the four of five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet” Jazz Times USA; “Claire Martin...a meticulous blend of brilliant material and flawless craftsmanship" New York Observer; “He writes the songs, sings them and creates the arrangements- all with a panache that leaves the rest of us bug-eyed” The Observer; “…a truly remarkable singer songwriter, not to mention outstanding piano player” Sir Michael Parkinson




Mon 17th John Hogg’s “The Pyramid Ship”

8:30PM John is a luminous guitar-playing vocalist who is currently building a fantastic reputation within the UK Rock/Blues scene. Best known here at the Club as the lead singer with the Paul Stacey Band he combines heart pumping guitar rifts with powerful rock/blues vocals reminiscent of the style of Robert Plant/Jimi Hendrix. This promises to be a showcase in original material and some classic covers delivered in a commanding fashion. Playing alongside John will be Charlie Morton who is a great drummer with fantastic rhythmic diversity and completes this pulsating duo. And watch out for some great Special Guests.

“All in all, this band crushes it” In Your Speakers



Tues 18th

7:30PM 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 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

10:15PM Dill Katz 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”. This gig also features the excellent guitar playing of Leon Stenning.

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


Wed 19th Jandira Silva

8:30PM Born in Rio de Janiero, 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 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.



Thurs 20th **606 Club Special** Sheryl Bailey

8:30PM SHERYL BAILEY is one of the most technically gifted jazz guitarists currently active and it’s with enormous pleasure that we welcome her to the Club tonight. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but now based in New York City, she began playing guitar at the age of 13. Originally an aspiring rock star, observing her mothers passion for piano during her teenage years helped her develop a deep harmonic appreciation and opened her up to the influence of more varied musical styles. After developing her craft continually through her teens, the years of dedication were rewarded with 3rd place in the 1995 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Guitar competition following which she was chosen as a Jazz Ambassador for the U.S state department in 2000. Since then Sheryl’s playing and reputation have gone from strength to strength. Currently she maintains live performances alongside a busy teaching schedule including being an associate professor at the Berklee Collage of Music, artist in residence at L.A Music academy and teaching classes at the guitar institute in L.A. To date Sheryl has released five CD’s under her name including the brilliant “Live At The Fat Cat” with was released to critical acclaim and more recently the 2009 album “A New Promise” which is a tribute to American female jazz guitar pioneer Emily Remler, who sadly died in 1990. With a playing style which combines hard bop, Jazz standards and fusion this promises to be a fantastic night which any aspiring jazz guitarist and fans of World class guitar playing in general should not miss! Also appearing with Sheryl tonight will be Ross Stanley-piano, Simon Woolf-bass and Winston Clifford-drums.

“One of the most compelling tones of her generation” Player Magazine “A sizzling guitar goddess” All About Jazz



Fri 21st “Manteca”

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



Sat 22nd Alex Garnett'S “JAZZ AMBASSADORS”

9:30PM A “musician’s musician” Alex has enjoyed a varied musical career as both a pro jazz artist and an in demand session and studio saxophonist. His powerful, flowing, hard bop sax style has been heard with some of Europe's leading big bands and creative jazz ensembles and it is testament to his renown that Alex is also one of the few headlining UK jazz musicians of the current Ronnie Scotts All Stars pool. He is the sideman of choice for many of the finest visiting artists and has himself performed in over 30 countries worldwide with artists such as Sir John Dankworth, Wynton Marsalis, Peter King, Humphrey Littleton, Van Morrison and Jools Holland. A terrific player he is universally admired and respected.. This is a truly exciting and exhilarating gig and highly recommended.

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




1:30PM Under 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. This is always a fun and uplifting gig and highly recommended. And don’t forget this is our family day so children are more than welcome.



Sun 23rd Wayne Hernandez

8:30PM 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 immensely impressive 8 piece band of hand picked musicians, including guitar, sax and backing vocals, 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


Mon 24th Tommy Blaize Band

8:30PM 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 - 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.



Tues 25th

7:30PM 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 jazz and classical fields, 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 CDs 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


10:15PM Lucas Dodd is a highly energetic young saxophonist who is now starting to make serious headway in the UK jazz scene. Beginning his affair with sax from the age of 8, Lucas was soon showcasing his talents with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra demonstrating a great natural ability and gaining attention in jazz circles as a terrific prospect. After graduating from the Trinity College of Music in 2011 he developed his craft by being involved with a large number of jazz ensembles including the Gareth Lockrane Big Band, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra and The Laurence Cottle Big Band. Now performing regularly with his own quartet this gig will feature Henry Armburg-Jennings on Trumpet who is also establishing himself as one of the most impressive of the up and coming young trumpet players.

[Lucas Dodd]…..the audience were transfixed by the poise and assurance of one so young.” Evening Press, York “Agile Trumpeter, Henry Armburg-Jennings , stretched double-time bop lines over hints of the rougher elegance of the earliest jazz trumpeters” John Fordham , The Guardian


Wed 26th ** 606 Club Special** George Garzone with Special Guest CARLO CONTI.

8:30PM A powerful presence on the international Jazz scene since the early seventies, George Garzone has forged a reputation as one of the most versatile and progressive saxophonists of his generation. Originally hailing from Boston his talents were showcased while performing with his family band and were honed at a local music school where his lifelong affiliation with his instrument was kick started. A member of the world renown band The Fringe Trio which was formed in the early 1970’s and includes bassist John Lockwood and drummer Bob Gullotti, this line up still performs regularly in the Boston area as well as touring extensively world wide. A highly respected educator as well as a performing musician George currently teaches at the world famous Berklee College of Music and has pioneered the triadic chromatic approach to harmony, with former students including the likes of Joshua Redman, Branford Marsalis and Mark Turner. His discography includes the highly rated “Alone” (1995) and the more recent “One Two Three Four” (2007) rated 4/5 Stars by All Music. George’s Special Guest tonight will be Carlo Conti, an talented Italian Sax player who is highly regarded in Italy in his own right and who will be adding his own unique flair to proceedings. This 606 special is really going to live up to its name and is not to be missed!

“Garzone reveals a highly skilled tenor saxophonist who can hold his own among the best." All About Jazz; "You know the movie "The Natural?" They named that after George Garzone...” Dave Liebman


The 606 Club would like to thank Match and Fuse for their assistance in organising this gig. M&F is a touring exchange network and annual festival with the primary aim of connecting creative scenes across Europe, with an emphasis on local culture and its transmission across borders.


Thurs 27th **CD Launch** Neil Angilley with Special Guest SNOWBOY.

8:30PM Neil is a brilliant pianist, equally at home playing Jazz, Latin or Classical. He has worked with the acid jazz percussionist Snowboy, is MD for the violin virtuoso Vanessa Mae and was keyboardist and arranger for Jazz chart topping band “Down to the Bone”. He includes work with the likes of Shirley Bassey, Michael Ball, Jazz clarinettist Julian Stringle and Jazz/Rock show “War of The Worlds” on a glittering cv. A great Latin/Brazilian player his remarkable playing is enormously respected throughout the scene. Neil’s debut album “Havana Club”, featuring some of his renowned Latin/jazz original compositions was received with great acclaim and tonight Neil will be launching his second highly impressive album under his own name, “Chango”. It’s a mark of the respect with which Neil is held on the scene that not only is one of Europe’s finest percussionists, Snowboy, heavily featured on the album but he will also be performing with the trio tonight to help his good friend Neil launch this great new album. Also featured tonight will be his storming rhythm section of Davide Giovaninni on drums/vocals and Davide Mantovani on bass and watch out for some Surprise Guests!. Quite brilliant.

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



Fri 28th “SAMARA”

9:30PM "SAMARA" is a six piece jazz/latin group which led by 606 Club boss Steve Rubie on sax and flute and suffice it to say we all 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 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 everyone has 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


Click play to listen to a sample track by Samara


Sat 29th Bobby Wellins

9:30PM 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



1:30PM 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 featured on a Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) video. And if you get lucky Simon may even sing a bit! The rest of the trio is made up of two of the finest exponents of Gypsy swing jazz in the UK, Ducato Pietrowski on Acoustic Guitar and Mark Lewandowski on Double Bass. A great, fun, way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

“Sheer exuberance” Independent; “Virtuosic” Guardian


SUN 30th Liane Carroll

8:30PM **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 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 Glastonbury Festival. Her albums have been received with universal acclaim and led to an hour long special on BBC TV featuring her performance at the Brecon Jazz Festival. Her latest CD “Up and Down” on Quiet Money records, produced by Grammy-nominated trumpeter/producer James McMillan, has garnered impressive reviews, “magical” Guardian, “brilliant” Observer. 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.

“Liane Carroll...she seems in some magical way to be made out of music” The Observer; “..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; “…unswerving honesty and molten intensity…burningly expressive” Jazzwise.


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