MAY 2013

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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

WED1st **Musician Xchange** Janos Aved

8:30PM One of the leading saxophonists of his generation, Janos Aved’s muscular and fluent tenor sax playing has been heard extensively not only in his native Hungary but throughout Europe. Although he graduated from the Jazz Department of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in 2009 Janos was already a busy musician, performing extensively with a variety of different groups in and around Hungary since 2006. Since graduating his consummate musicianship and thirst for musical challenges have led to him to perform in a variety of different musical settings, from his Jelen Trio, specialising in “free form” through his Janos Aved trios and quartets which are vehicles for his melodic “Straight ahead” approach to the Blue Bunny Hammond Band which is very much in the Funk/Groove style. He has performed, not surprisingly, with an impressive selection of the best musicians around, including ex Mike Brecker keyboardist Joey Calderazzo and the cream of Hungarian jazz scene (many of whom have already appeared here at the Club), including the likes of Kálmán Oláh, Elemér Balázs, Gábor Gadó and Nikoletta Szőke. He is currently one of the featured saxophonists with the prestigious European Saxophone Ensemble. Tonight Janos will be supported by the brilliant UK rhythm section of Gareth Williams-piano, Steve Watts-bass and Martin France-drums. Highly recommended.

This gig is part of an ongoing “European Exchange” initiative promoted by the 606 Club to provide a platform for some of the finest European musicians, in return for which the Club arranges for UK based musicians to perform in the home country of the guest artists. In this way it is hoped that the music of these fine players can be brought to a wider audience around Europe.This gig is generously supported by the Hungarian Cultural Centre.


THU 2nd Howard Alden with special guest jim mullen

8:30pm Howard Alden is widely regarded as one of the finest jazz guitarists in the US, having worked prolifically as a leader, co-leader, and versatile sideman on numerous recordings and gigs. He has worked with a stellar list of jazz luminaries including the likes of Woody Herman, Benny Carter, Flip Phillips, Bud Freeman, Kenny Davern, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, George Van Eps and Scott Hamilton. Howard has been playing the unusual seven-string guitar since 1992, which has imparted an astonishing range and harmonic richness to his already colourful tonal palette, which explains why he won "Best Emerging Talent-Guitar" in the first annual JazzTimes critics' poll, 1990, and "Talent Deserving Wider Recognition" in the 1992, 1993, 1995 and 1996 Downbeat critics' poll. It was also Howard’s guitar playing that featured in Woody Allen’s classic film (about a jazz guitarist) “Sweet and Lowdown”. Jim Mullen made his name working with a number of seminal bands through the 70’s and 80’s including Brian Auger’s “Trinity” and his own highly acclaimed jazz/funk band “Morrisey Mullen”. A multi award winner, Jim is widely regarded as one of the finest Jazz guitarists in Europe. The gig tonight also features one leading lights of the UK jazz scene, bass player Simon Woolf. If you like your music swinging and unashamedly straight ahead then this gig is definitely for you. "...undoubtedly the master of real jazz guitar playing today." Jazz Journal International "Alden is a deft virtuoso...producing…fleet, seamless improvisations." Daily Telegraph


FRI 3rd Vanessa Haynes

9:30pm Originally from Trinidad, where she worked to great acclaim for some years, Vanessa finally made her way to London, which is definitely our gain. She performs a mix of Soul and R&B standards and originals with some Jazz standards thrown in and with her powerful, cultured, voice and commanding stage presence is quite stunning. Not surprisingly her talent was first recognised by Van Morrison, with whose band she toured and for some time now she has been one of the featured singers with the iconic Soul/Jazz band “Incognito”. Taking a break a break from her busy work schedule it’s an absolute delight to welcome back to the 606 Club one of the UK’s great Soul “Divas”. Not surprisingly she works with a fabulous six piece band that features some of the country’s finest “groove” players so expect plenty of “Groove” tonight. Highly recommended.

“..chic, sultry singing..stylish and overflowing with promise..her future is guaranteed as a fixture in the soul firmament. Star potential” Musician Magazine “excellent…powerful voice and unique sound” Soul Brother



SAT 4th 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 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. Today we have a some very special Special Guests, a full 16 voice choir from Sweden, One Nation, with their director Samuel Ljungblahd. A unique blend of Swedish choral tradition and energetic African- American gospel music, the choir is made up of 24 experienced singers from the southern part of Sweden under the guidance of Jonas Engstrom, conductor and former Musical Director of the Stockholm Gospel Festival. Since its start five years ago, One Nation has been involved in projects that have included concerts with Triple & Touch, Joshua Nelson from New York , and with Mahalia Jackson’s own pianist Eddie Robinson.

Not often you get to hear two Gospel Choirs under one roof so not to be missed, this one. And don’t forget this is our family day so children are more than welcome.



SUN 5th Closed – Private party

Closed for private party

MON 6th Jeff Young’s “More Song Than Dance” featuring PAUL STACEY

8:30pm   Jeff Young is a fantastic American singer/pianist who was a regular at the old Club when he was resident in London in the late 70’s. Since returning to the States he has established himself as a powerful performer, his soulful, lyrical, voice and fluent keyboards being an integral part of Jackson Browne’s band for many years. As a freelance musician of the highest calibre he also includes work with some of the very best performers in the world, including Bonnie Raitt, Donald Fagen, Bruce Springsteen, Al Green, Michael McDonald, Robert Palmer, Curtis Stigers, Randy Crawford, Bo Diddley, Sting and Steely Dan. The music is a soulful mix of R&B and Jazz is quite special. This is a rare chance to hear a great performer in the intimacy of one of his favourite Clubs. The band, unsurprisingly, includes some of the UK’s finest musicians, including Paul Carmichael-bass, Paul Stacey-Guitar, Frank Mead-sax and Geoff Dunn-drums. Booking advised!

“Jeff Young….extremely talented”AllAboutJazz


tues 7th The Dominic Miller Band

8:30pm Guitarist Dominic Miller is probably best known as Sting’s “right hand man” and co-writer of Shape of My Heart, amongst a number of other co-collaborations. In the 20 years that he has worked with Sting he has appeared with him on over 1,000 live gigs, 8 albums and 5 World Tours. But Dominic’s terrific guitar playing has not been exclusive to Sting by any means. In his early career he worked with Julia Fordham, Phil Collins and The Pretenders, which led in 1990 to Sting hearing and hiring him. His massive and impressive cv since then includes work with the likes of Level 42, Tina Turner, Backstreet Boys, Youssou N'Dour and Ronan Keating and his fluent, tasteful and highly creative playing continues to be in demand by musicians at the highest level. As well as a sideman Dominic is also a well established leader in his own right with 4 CDs to his name and tonight Dominic will be appearing with his own band which features Mike Lindup (Level 42, Da Lata) keyboards & piano, Nicolas Fiszman (Joe Zawinul, Sting) bass and Rhani Krija (Don Byron, Sting) percussion. This promises to be a very special night and a rare chance to catch this highly respected musician in the intimate atmosphere of the 606 Club. Booking recommended. £20

“...Guitarist Dominic Miller contributed searing electric fretwork as well as crystalline acoustic chords...” The Washington Times
“...The band was stellar. Guitarist Dominic Miller is a sensitive and polished fill man who can roar when the call comes” The Seattle Times
“...Miller is capable of just about any guitar style. He would tire rockers with edgy, lightning leads, and in the next number he'd delicately pluck a fluid, classical arpeggio from chords that deformed his hand as it stretched on the guitars fretboard” The New York Post


wed 8th

7:30PM  THEO JACKSON Straight from his appearance at Cheltenham Jazz Festival songwriter, vocalist and pianist Theo Jackson opens his first UK tour at the club which gave him his first break - The 606. Rapidly gaining a reputation on the scene as a composer of strikingly original songs with a captivating stage presence, Theo's performances bring a mix of his own original songs which take inspiration from the timeless writing of Duke Ellington and Stevie Wonder, alongside familiar jazz standards from the likes of Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and Charlie Parker. He has recently been picked up by publisher Splash Point, (the home of Liane Carroll and Ian Shaw) which demonstrates just how talented he is. Theo will be joined by the MOBO-award-winning saxophonist Nathaniel Facey (Empirical), along with his regular rhythm section of Shane Allessio on double-bass and Jason Reeve on drums. Expect sizzling swing and great interaction from these exciting young musicians.

"One of the most interesting jazz vocalists and composers to emerge on the British scene in recent years, Jackson can flit between ballads and rapid-fire scatting in the blink of eye." THE TELEGRAPH
"One of Britain's finest jazz musicians and singers." Michael Wilson, JAZZ FM
"Soulful, earthy vocal-led jazz from this impressive young singer with a powerful yet subtle voice, Jackson also has a knack of penning Stevie Wonder-esque originals that avoid the usual crooner clichés . . . one to watch out for." Time Out

10:15pm Gareth Williams feat LAURENCE COTTLE-bass; IAN THOMAS-drums   Gareth has unquestionably established himself as one of the country’s leading modern jazz pianists. A fiery and creative player his remarkable talent has been seen with an impressive array of top level artists, from Jazz/Hip Hop band “US3” through to World class Jazz musicians such as Joe Lovano, George Coleman, Dave Liebman, Iain Ballamy and Jim Mullen. MD for iconic UK vocalist Claire Martin for some years now he is widely regarded as amongst the very best of the European based jazz pianists. As well as being a world class pianist he is also an accomplished guitarist and has a great voice too, so if you’re lucky he may just sing a song or two! Fantastic modern jazz piano playing.

“..dynamite pianist” Evening Standard
“.. fantastic improviser” The Guardian
“..a jewel of a player” Jazziz


THUR 9th Nick Smart’s “Jazz Matanzas”

8:30pm Join us at the 606 club for an exciting new project from trumpeter Nick Smart that has been thrilling audiences around London. Three of the most dynamic performers from the Afro-Cuban and World music scene combine to provide some of the most engaging and innovative jazz music being performed in the UK. The "Jazz Matanzas" project is named after the region of Cuba famed for traditional Afro-Cuban music, and from where bassist Denny and conga player Oresta originally hail. The music brings together the influences from these two musical approaches, fusing jazz harmony with different rhythmic concepts. The band features Nick Smart-Trumpet, Chris Montague-Guitar, Kishon Khan-Piano, Denny "Jimmy" Martinez-Bass, Dave Hamblett-Drums and Oresta Noda-Congas.

“Cuban band shines at Montreal Jazz Festival” Cubaheadlines


fri 10th The Sugar Kings

9:30pm 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



sat 11th Patrick Clahar

9:30pm Patrick Clahar is one of the leading saxophonists of his generation. A powerful, post-Coltrane, tenor player his playing is tempered with a strong sense of melodic improvisation influenced by the great American tenor player Sonny Rollins. A leading light of the Julian Joseph big-band and small group Pat achieved world wide recognition as the sax player with the Bill Bruford Band. An established player on the studio scene Pat also includes work with the likes of Jazz Jamaica and the TV show “Strictly Come Dancing” (it’s a great band, trust me!). Widely respected throughout the Jazz fraternity, Pat’s world class pedigree is undoubted.

“A marvel… inventive and melodic” Jazz review



1:30pm Pete Churchill is highly regarded as both performer and teacher, playing jazz standards in the classic piano trio style, as well as being a marvellous vocalist. In addition to his singing Pete is also a terrific raconteur, making this a wonderfully interesting as well as a hugely musically enjoyable gig. And look out for his CD, on 33 Records, “The Bad and the Beautiful".

“Churchill has a warm, rough-edged, lived-in voice which brings added resonance to the lyrics…”
All About Jazz


Sun 12th Ola Onabule

8:30pm One of the most exciting singers on the Jazz/Soul circuit, Ola Onabule combines the sophistication of modern Soul music with the power of his African roots. A charismatic vocalist, Ola has put together a set of brilliant original material alongside classic Soul and R&B songs, captivating his audiences in a show that is full of passion, joy and humour. Having performed with some of America’s finest soul and jazz artists including Diane Reeves, Gladys Knight, Al Jarreau, Patti Labelle, Roberta Flack, Joe Zawinul, Natalie Cole, and Roy Hargrove as well as appearing at the top of the bill of many festivals around the world, Ola’s reputation on the international stage has been cemented with a number of live performances that have been widely broadcast on television around Europe, Canada and North America. He has written and recorded 9 albums on his own Rugged Ram Record label, the most recent of which “Seven Shades Darker” was released internationally in March to wide acclaim. With beautifully crafted songs shaped by grooves rooted in the Soul and Blues tradition alongside complex African melodic lines, Ola’s song styling is unique. A consummate artist with an incredible voice, this gig is a must for anyone interested in contemporary Soul. £12

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


mon 13th Jandira Silva

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

“..outstanding” Soul Tracks.


tues 14th

7:30pm LIZ FLETCHER featuring ANDY PANAYI A technically deft singer with a wonderful, warm tone Liz Fletcher is held in very high regard, working with numerous high profile artists including the likes of Nina Simone as well as the cream of the UK jazz scene. Her new CD entitled “Liz” is packed with great tunes, most of which she will be singing tonight, including some lovely versions of Jazz standards, some self-penned tunes and one track composed by Phil Phillips. Her great band, not surprisingly, has a terrific line-up including Andy Panayi (Cleo Lane, Shirley Bassey) on flute/sax.

“Fletcher has heart, sensitivity and subtle control” The Guardian;
“both respectfully traditional and excitingly contemporary” Jazz Journal


10:15pm THE JAZZAILLEURS featuring YAZ FANTAZI, OUD JazzAilleurs translates from French as “jazz from elsewhere” and this band’s music certainly embodies that name, playing a breathtaking rootsy mix of jazz, blues, West African Gnawa, North African Chaabi, Andalusian music and a world of other influences. A master of his instrument Yaz Fantazi’s virtuosic playing of the Oud (Arabic Lute) evokes influences from the Middle East and he has performed, recorded and toured with the likes of the Master Drummers of Africa, Robert Plant, Natacha Atlas and Transglobal Underground. The rest of the band bring with them an equally wide range of talent and musical influences. Pianist Chris Jerome has played with countless jazz, R&B and world music stars including Tom Jones, Courtney Pine and Osibisa, drummer Eric Ford has played fusion with Hadrien Feraud, Latin jazz with Irvin Acao and soul with Ruby Turner and bassist Zad Adda mixes cultures including flamenco and North African music in the Beessap band which he leads and writes for. When exceptional players of such diverse genres combine their talents, the result is original and truly exciting music.

“stunning” The Guardian


wed 15th

7:30pm ALEX HUTTON The UK is currently blessed with a team of hugely talented pianists, and Alex Hutton is most certainly at the forefront of these. Trained in the USA he returned to Britain to find work with a host of high profile British musicians, including Jim Mullen, Gilad Atzmon and Art Themen.His fluent, inventive, bop influenced playing has been heard in a variety of settings, from straight ahead trios and quartets to film and theatre. The music has influences from big screen filmscore, ancient folk music and hypnotic dance like grooves, emphasising strong melodic themes and new textures. Lovely gig this.

“A hugely engaging modern jazz pianist…both melodically and technically gifted…” Jazzwise
“Alex Hutton makes vividly intelligent music that stands out head and shoulders in a crowded scene.” Brian Morton

10:15pm KEVIN FIGES Kevin is a talented sax player from the Bristol area who has appeared regularly at the Club, both as a featured player and with his own fine bands. Tonight he will be featuring his quartet performing primarily original material on the more contemporary side of the Jazz spectrum. An excellent, fluent, player with a strong sound and interesting approach, Kevin’s music is both interesting and at the same time highly accessible. The band also includes the acclaimed Bristol based pianist Jim Blomfield and the high class rhythm section of Aiden Thorne on bass and Andy Tween, drums.

“Equally proficient on alto saxophone and flute, he gets a pleasingly warm sound from both while continuing to develop as a composer.” Guardian


Thurs 16th Benet McLean

8:30pm Benet McLean 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 CDs “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 tonight will be one of the UK’s rising saxophonists Duncan Eagles. 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


fri 17th Tony O’Malley

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

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



sat 18th Trudy Kerr / Ingrid James

9:30pm  Trudy Kerr is renowned as one of the UK’s top jazz vocalists, regularly selling out shows at prestigious venues and festivals around Europe and her native Australia. With 10 widely acclaimed albums to her name plus a successful vocal teaching career, Trudy is one of the scene’s busiest singers. Primarily performing gorgeous mainstream jazz with a bias towards bop, her highly skilled, nimble voice is a real pleasure to hear. Trudy’s Special Guest tonight, making a rare visit to the UK, is the wonderful Australian vocalist Ingrid James. Ingrid’s performances at Festivals and Clubs throughout Australia plus various appearances on ABC national television together with numerous gigs in European and US venues have confirmed her reputation as a leading light of the Australian Jazz scene. With such a powerful two vocal frontline and some of the best musicians in the UK, this gig is highly recommended.

“Trudy Kerr has moved to the front rank of UK singers” Musician Magazine;
“engaging performer” The Stage;
"Ingrid James…a fearless and gifted Jazz singer" Sydney Morning Herald;
"The duo rekindle their erstwhile musical partnership with empathy, exuberance and imagination.” Jazzwise



1:30pm Rachel Sutton 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 Brazilian drummer Cosimo Keita Cadore. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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


Sun 19th Tammy Weis feat JAMES BRYAN

8:30pm Tammy Weis is a fine Canadian singer, now resident in London, who has been performing to great acclaim in her native Vancouver for some years now. She sings a mix of classic Jazz standards and beautifully crafted originals which she performs with a wonderful sense of melody and swing. Her debut CD, “Legacy”, was well received and led to appearances on national TV and radio as well as gigs at both the Montreal and Vancouver Jazz Festivals and her latest CD “Where I need To Be”, featuring Tammy’s excellent original material written with Grammy Award winning producer Terry Britten, has been received with considerable critical acclaim. Great singer, great gig this.

“Tammy Weis has a deliciously haunting voice…this is how it’s supposed to be done” John Beaudin 103.1 FM.
“She’s the real deal” Time Out
“..a master of the ballad” BBC Radio 3



Mon 20th “24 Pesos”

8:30pm 24 PESOS is one of the most exciting bands on the blues scene today. With catchy original songs that feature saw-tooth Dobro guitars, searing harmonicas, a funky old school rhythm section and a greasy Hammond B3, the band’s sound is eclectic and infectious. They burst on to the scene in 2008 and it is testament to their talent that they have already gained such popularity that they have played over 150 shows throughout Europe and the UK in the last year, including the Colne Blues Festival, Bluesin@out Festival (France), Maryport Festival, The Jazz Café and Ronnie Scotts as well as live sessions for Jazz FM and the BBC. The band’s great line-up features the intense guitar, vocals and harmonica of Julian Burdock, who has played with Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley, Beverly Knight and Jocelyn Brown as well as Silas Maitland (Imelda May, The Blues Brothers) on bass, Moz Gamble (Paul McCartney, Paloma Faith) on the Hammond organ and Mike Connolly on drums.

“Contemporary blues…laced with greasy funk…never a dull moment” Rootstime
“Four guys in full command of their instruments” ***** Blues in Britain Magazine
“Fast furious and a whole lot of fun” ***** Blues Matters Magazine
“had the crowd fired up, whooping and singing along by the end of the evening” Classicrock Magazine



Tues 21st

7:30pm MICHELE DREES’S “JAZZ TAP PROJECT” feat. JOHN CRAWFORD-piano, JUNIOR LANIYAN-tap, BARBARA SNOW-trumpet. This unique ensemble is led by drummer Michele Drees, who includes work with Kirsty MacColl, Marc Almond, Seal, KD Lang, Susanne Vega and Mica Paris, as well as numerous jazz luminaries, on a star-studded CV. The band plays great jazz and Latin tunes with an original twist - the addition of a tap dancer as percussion! Adding energy, movement and striking percussive sounds through one of the UK’s finest Jazz tap dancers, Junior Laniyan, this line-up manages to perform favourite classic tunes in an entirely novel way. Also featuring terrific pianist John Crawford and trumpeter Barbara Snow this promises to be a gig absolutely not to be missed.

“Former Seal drummer, Michele Drees impressed with her tasty solo..” LondonJazz blog


10:15pm JAKE GOSS’S “INCUS” This is an impressive 5 piece band led by the highly talented saxophonist Jake Goss and featuring Chris Montague on guitar, Rick Simpson on piano, Jon Harvey on bass and Chris Draper on drums. Jake describes the band like this “Appealing to jazz aficionados and mainstream audiences alike, the quintet performs original compositions that are progressive, yet groove based and funky, influenced by the likes of Avishai Cohen, Kenny Garrett and Pat Metheny.”. Sounds like it’s worth staying up a little late for…

“Goss…an ebullient, blazing soloist..” Chris Parker
“Chris Montague…is one of the most imaginatively skilled young axesmith’s on the London scene, standing out from the increasing talented six-stringers with his own angular yet melodic style, and some serious virtuosity.” Jazzwise Magazine




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. Event details to be posted very soon or sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know!

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