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Please note the following:
:: there is a music charge for each event (usually between £10 - £12 per person)
:: we have a supper license, so you must eat a substantial meal if you wish to drink alcohol

SUN 1st - LUNCHTIME SPECIAL: LEE GIBSON

1:30PM Lee Gibson is a wonderful straight-ahead singer who is vastly experienced and highly regarded by her peers, both as a performer and educator. Her credits vary from big band work with the BBC Radio Orchestra and the WDR Orchestra in Cologne, to small group work in Germany, Holland, France and Australia. Her extensive radio credits include over a thousand solo broadcasts for the BBC and she has been featured on numerous CD’s. Her lunchtime set will be comprised of a traditional quartet format with three terrific UK musicians, John Pearce on piano, Paul Morgan on bass and Bobby Worth on drums.

“She is that rarity, a swinging singer who has also reached the highest standards of musicianship..” Time Out
"Jazz vocal sensation" The Independent


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SUN 1st - Theo Jackson

8:30PM Singer-pianist Theo Jackson has gained a reputation on the scene as a composer and performer of strikingly original songs combined with a captivating stage presence. His 2012 album "Jericho" was received with impressive reviews, including All About Jazz who said the album "heads towards a…fascinating musical destination". His signing to publisher Splash Point (who have also promoted the likes of Liane Carroll and Ian Shaw) demonstrates just how talented he is. Recently Theo was recognised for setting lyrics to the late bassist Scott Lafaro’s composition, “Gloria’s Step,” which led to a one-off publishing deal with Concord Jazz, and he has performed at a number of major festivals including Cheltenham, Rye & Love Supreme. In addition, his other projects include an ongoing duo collaboration with award-winning saxophonist Nathaniel Facey (Thu 12th), and “Gentlemen of Jazz”, a programme of standards paying tribute to the great male jazz vocalists. Most recently though, Theo has been focusing on his latest record, “Shoeless & the Girl” to be released through label Dot Time Records in the spring of 2015. For his performance this evening, Theo will preview material from that album, including his adaptations of “Footprints” and “Wild Flower” (which have been personally approved by Wayne Shorter), as well as a selection of standards written by composers including Pat Metheny & Duke Ellington. He will be joined by the exciting young saxophonist Leo Richardson, Australian bassist Huntly Gordon and drummer Marco Quarantotto, each of whom are exciting first call players in their own right. Theo considers the 606 his “home away from home” and we are delighted to welcome him this evening.

"One of the most interesting vocalists and composers to emerge on the British scene in recent years." Daily Telegraph;
"Vocalist Theo Jackson leads his band from the piano, with a confidence and assurance that comes from being a true musician” LondonJazz;
“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
"Listen out for Jackson's beguiling songwriting skills delivered via his strong earthy vocals and alluring charm." Time Out London


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MON 2nd - Latin Underground

8:30PM The Latin Underground sextet, led by iconic conguero Robin Jones, play authentic Latin music with a strong jazz influence. 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 their saxophonist Nick Walker, producing a truly infectious Latin vibe that is always rhythmic and exciting. Robin has a long association with the Club going back decades to the original 606 on Kings Road. He’s very much part of the 606 family so we were especially pleased to have recently hosted the release of Latin Underground‘s latest recording, ‘Seven Stops to Heaven’, their first since 2006‘s ‘Mojito’. Often affectionately referred to as the “Godfather of British Latin music” Robin is truly one of the great performers on the international Latin scene and the whole band is equally as impressive. Recommended.

“..world class conguero..”
Overload


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TUES 3rd - TWO SETS

8:00PM CAROLINE LOFTUS An artist of international standing, Caroline was featured on a number of tracks for the 2009 BBC “Children in Need” album as well as several of her own records including the 2006 release, “Urban Lullabies”. Her CV includes work at prestigious venues around the world, including the Sydney Opera House, Hong Kong Arts Centre and the Nederland Dance Theatre. She currently performs with several groups, including FRED, an homage to “1950’s Havana & the swinging sounds of Hollywood” and has been busy writing music for American TV via her project “Riveraire”. For her 606 show tonight Caroline will lead a stellar modern jazz quartet including Jonathan Gee-piano and Ben Hazleton-bass. A sophisticated and exciting gig from one of the masters of jazz vocals.

“A voice like honey” Sydney Morning Herald

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9:45PM “Skydive” 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. The band features 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 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;
“Steve Rubie…in fine form.” Telegraph


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WED 4th - Liliana Chachian’s “Olumo”

8:30PM Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Liliana Chachian is generally recognized as one of the finest Brazilian singers in Europe. This enormously experienced performer’s work as both singer and composer, has led her to collaborations with the likes of the iconic Brazilian percussionist Airto Moreira and Weather Report’s drummer Dom Um Romao as well as work with artists such as The Pet Shop Boys, Masters at work (N.Y.) and Snow Boy. She co-wrote the 1st “Da Lata” album that took her on an extensive world tour, performing in major festivals and venues from New York’s Central Park to China, Japan, Canada, South Africa and most countries in Europe. With her bass player and co-band member from “Negrocan” Andy Lafone, she co-wrote and performed on three albums culminating in a Billboard nomination for the single ‘Cada Vez’. She delivers a powerful, rhythmic set in her native Brazilian Portuguese, in a way in that only a Brazilian brought up with the music since childhood can achieve. Tonight, Liliana is bringing her brand new project “Olumo” to the Club, which features some of the finest musicians in the UK, the great Neil Angilley on piano, Uruguayan bass player Andy Lafone, Italian drummer Davide Giovannini, Chilean percussionist Carlos Fuentes and the excellent Giuliano Pereira on sax and flute. The music will be primarily Liliana’s originals plus the occasional classic Brazilian song and is both melodic and exciting, being aptly described as “A journey through rich and musically influential cultures”. “Olumo”, incidentally, is the name of a huge rock in Abeokuta, Nigeria, that represents solidarity, strength and reliability. Highly recommended. 

“Liliana Chachian…the melodious and brilliant Brazilian vocalist” Straight no Chaser;
“Liliana has a glorious voice. Sensual, shapely and beguiling…”
Guardian


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THURS 5th  - CLOSED - Private Party


FRI 6th- 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 seven 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). 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


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SAT 7th - Clark Tracey

9:30PM Clark is an excellent, highly experienced and award-winning drummer, bandleader, composer and arranger. Originally featured with the band of his late, great, father Stan, Clark has gone on to establish himself in his own right as one of the country’s leading modern jazz drummers. He has recorded over 90 albums (9 as a leader) and performed in over 50 countries. He has been awarded the "Best Drums" title three times in the British Jazz Awards and Ronnie Scott's Award for “Best Drums” in 2007. As a bandleader he can boast some of the finest musicians in the UK have passed through his ranks, including the likes of Nigel Hitchcock, Dave O'Higgins, Mark Nightingale, Mornington Lockett and Zoe Rahman. As well as composing and arranging for his own group he has composed for the Berkshire Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Appleby Festival Big Band and written string quartet arrangements for vocalists Claire Martin and Joan Viskant. Joining Clark on the stand this evening will be the brilliant horn section of newcomer Chris Maddock on sax and Henry Armburg Jennings on trumpet, along with the talented young rhythm section of Harry Bolt on piano and Dan Casimir on bass. As Clark succinctly puts it, “Finding young guys who can play this music is becoming much easier, but finding young guys who can understand this music in addition is always more of a challenge. I believe with this band I’ve found what I’m looking for.” The driving force behind the night’s entertainment however will of course be Clark himself, bringing a rhythmic diversity, taste and sensitivity that has made him one of the UK’s most respected drummers.

“...one of the most impressive jazz drummers in Britain today” The Times

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SUN 8TH - 606 GOSPEL SPECIAL: FIONA YORKE’S BIRTHDAY GIG

1:30PM Under the auspices of 606 regulars the 606 Gospel Group, we are presenting this afternoon the wonderful multi-award-winning vocalist Fiona Yorke & the Anointed Gospel Musicians. For more than ten years Fiona has been a member of the Divinity Gospel Choir, performing on television, at theatres and at corporate functions across the UK as well as being affiliated with the worship event PHASS (Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs) which present regular gospel music concerts around London. In 2014 Fiona debuted her first EP, “Live to Worship”, an eclectic mix of urban, reggae, traditional and R&B, with one of its tracks, “All That I Need”, being chosen by Mi-Soul Radio as one of its Top 30 Soul Tracks of 2014. Following this Fiona was nominated for the “Black African Women Rock (BAWR) Award, which she won for ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’. Fiona’s gigs are always exciting and full of energy, and as it’s Fiona’s birthday you can expect an afternoon of even more uplifting music and fun than usual! Don’t forget this is our family day, so children are more than welcome.

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SUN 8th - 24 PESOS (CONNIE LUSH HAS CANCELED DUE TO BAND MEMBER ILLNESS)

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. This 606 December gig will preview songs from the band’s upcoming 2015 release, “Do the Right Thing”, their third CD. If the video of the new track “Won’t Lie Down” is anything to go by, these guys are playing with more energy than ever before and have never sounded better! The band’s great line-up features the intense guitar, vocals and harmonica of Julian Burdock, who has worked 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 Bryan McLellan 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” Classic Rock Magazine

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MON 9th - Carl Hudson's Groove Night

8:30PM Since arriving in London in 2006, Lincolnshire-born pianist Carl Hudson has been steadily establishing himself as one of the most interesting and versatile keyboard players in the UK. Equally comfortable playing modern jazz, funk, Brazilian, R&B or soul on piano, keyboard or synthesizer, he has performed with UK jazz saxophone heavyweights such as Peter King and Mornington Lockett as well contributing to live sessions with the Average White Band and Sister Sledge. He has also worked closely with producer/performer Soulpersona, being the featured keyboard player in his Digisoul collective since 2010 and has recorded and performed live with numerous artists including the likes of Jamiroquai drummer Nick Van Gelder, Jocelyn Brown, Leon Ware, Omar and The Valentine Brothers. His live show includes a mixture of straight ahead modern and more contemporary styles interwoven into a diverse and engaging repertoire. We have asked Carl to curate a series of “Groove” nights here for us at the Club and so expect some funk/groove classics, as well as original compositions from this dynamo of a player. Tonight Carl will be featuring compositions from his upcoming album and will be joined by his regular guitarist, the up-coming Bobby Quigley, along with a group of amazing hand-picked musicians, many of whom are outstanding bandleaders in their own right, including Andy Tolman bass, Nick van Gelder (Jamiroquai) drums, Paul Silver keyboards, Jimmy Norden percussion and Neil Waters trumpet plus Carl’s usual array of impressive Special Guests. As Carl commented, keep an eye out for "tasty morsels tucked away in the pantheon of great groove tunes" and get ready to bop unashamedly!

“A true musical genius…Carl Hudson has just …made one of my all time favourite albums” Soulpersona;
“One of the...”baddest”…keyboard players that I have heard for a long, long time. Carl Hudson’s playing just makes me wanna sing!” Jocelyn Brown

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TUES 10th - "Lifestories" FEAT. Jim Mullen-guitar; Julian Mazzariello- piano; Dario Deidda - bass; Enzo Zirilli - drums

8:30PM We are pleased to welcome a world-class quartet of musicians to the club tonight, performing extracts from their fantastic, eponymously named album "Lifestories". Originally recorded in the idyllic hilltop Italian town of Buccino in early 2013, the album consists of each band member's personal choice of three favourite tracks. These interpretations, chosen from an eclectic mixture of artists including Wayne Shorter, Ennio Morricone, Django Reinhardt and Sting, are brought to life with the effortless ease of these four superb players. Jim Mullen is a 606 long-time regular and UK guitar legend who has been entertaining audiences with his mellifluous playing style since the 1970's. A member of the hugely successful "Average White Band" as well as the equally acclaimed “Morrissey/Mullen” band he is a truly iconic UK jazz figure. Julian Mazzariello is a hugely talented young pianist of Italian heritage but born in England, whose graceful and creative playing has already been heard alongside artists including Enrico Rava, Fabrizio Bosso, Andre Ceccarelli and Lucio Dalla. As well as a first call for many well-established European-based jazz artists, Julian is also a highly regarded studio musician. Enzo Zirilli is a much sought after Italian drummer/percussionist whose effortless playing has seen him perform with artists including Hamish Stuart, Dado Moroni, Tom Harrell, Bob Mintzer and Omar. Bass player Dario Deidda has won several awards in his native Italy, including "Best Bass Player" three times in a row and can be considered amongst the finest jazz bassists in the world. This project is really a labour of love from everyone involved, and the intimacy of the 606 Club is undoubtedly the best venue to experience the warmth of the interaction and close musical collaboration between these wonderful musicians.  

“…. the solos are what counts, and Mullen sounds particularly warm and soulful in this tranquil mountain studio” Jack Massarik, Evening Standard;
“What is it that makes Jim Mullen's guitar playing so endlessly attractive? Partly, I suppose, it's that unique soft-edged sound…but there's also his way of turning a tune – any tune – this way and that to reveal unexpected beauties” The Guardian

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WED 11th - Moyses Dos Santos featuring ZALON with Special Guest SOWETO KINCH

8:30PM Born in Sao Paolo, Brazil, bass player Moyses dos Santos showed an aptitude for the instrument from a very early age. His first public performance was at the age of 8, when he appeared with his local church band, and he continued to perform within the church environment right up through to the age of 18. Once in his teens the word soon got out and it wasn’t long before he found himself touring Brazil with established gospel and pop artists. His international career really took off, though, on his move to London in the late 2000’s when he was in his mid 20’s. It didn’t take long for his talent to be recognised, and for the last 3 years or so he has been touring Europe and his native South America with various high profile bands as well as working regularly as a successful studio musician here in London. Co-founder, along with Incognito and Level 42 drummer Pete Ray Biggin, of the impressive band “Lola’s Day Off” (who are releasing a new EP before starting a European tour), Moyses is also in the process of recording his own album with well known instrumentalists from both the UK and the US. Tonight Moyses will be appearing with his own fantastic band that features some remarkable UK-based musicians, including Zhenya Strigalev on saxophone, Mikayl Dawood on guitar, Tomasz Bura on keyboards and Jamie Murray on drums. Moyses has also asked wonderful vocalist Zalon (Thompson), who toured with Amy Winehouse for more than three years, to join the band for some impromptu “soulful grooving”. And if all that wasn’t enough Moyses’s Special Guest will be one of the UK’s finest jazz/rap artists, (as well as old friend of the Club), the brilliant saxophonist Soweto Kinch. This is an amazing line up put together just for this gig and is a fantastic treat for anyone who likes great Latin/Brazilian/Groove. Booking advised.

“Moyses dos Santos…awesome” the jazzmeet;
“Soweto Kinch…an amazing display of verbal and musical virtuosity” Telegraph

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THURS 12th - Nathaniel Facey

8:30PM  Nathaniel Facey, has, over the last few years, established an impressive and well-deserved reputation on the UK jazz scene as the highly talented and creative saxophonist with the MOBO award-winning group “Empirical”. A star of international repute he has won Parliamentary, Jazzwise, MOJO and Peter Whittingham Awards (amongst many others), recorded or performed with a who’s who of international jazz stars including Courtney Pine, Tim Garland, Jack Dejohnette, Jason Moran and Hugh Masekela, and played at prestigious venues and festivals around the world including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Barbican Centre & North Sea Jazz. Nathaniel has also been heard here often at the 606, and continues to collaborate with mega-talented singer/composer/pianist Theo Jackson. His quartet, not surprisingly, is comprised of some of the most admired players on the UK jazz scene: Gareth Williams on piano, Fergus Ireland on bass and Shaney Forbes on drums. A superb, articulate musician of keen intelligence.

“Facey’s tunes showcase his flinty tone and quicksilver improvisations”
Jazz Times

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FRI 13th - Redtenbacher’s Funkestra

9:30PM This incredible London-based 6-piece is led by Austrian bassist Stefan Redtenbacher who draws his inspiration from jazz, funk and soul. Stefan has established himself as the UK’s groove bass player of choice for many artists, with a list of musicians with whom he has worked including Steve Winwood, Sam Brown, Herb Alpert and Danny Gottlieb. Plus his own recordings feature “jazz/funk” legends Fred Wesley (Parliament, James Brown) and Elliot Randall (Steely Dan). The Funkestra’s name pretty accurately describes the high energy feel of the music as this band performs original funky grooves with an authority and style that is hard to beat. With 7 albums already to their name the band are currently working on a new album, ‘Dr Hypenstein’ which will showcase the raw energy and funk-driven bass riffs with which the band are now synonymous. Their shows, which always include a regular Guest Vocalist, will tonight feature the brilliant Brendan Reilly. The band is highly entertaining, with tremendous musicianship applied to some amazing music. A guaranteed good night out!

“The Governor of Bass” BBC Radio2; “…a near perfect slice of jazz-funk bass from one of Europe’s great players.” Bass Guitar Magazine; “Reilly…stunning Soul-Jazz vocalist” Time Out

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SAT 14th - Jim Watson featuring JIM HUNT-sax, FREDDIE GAVITA-trumpet

9:30PM A session and touring musician of formidable repute, Jim has been featured in a huge variety of bands, including the Jazz/Funk bands “Incognito”, Brand New Heavies and “US3”, US artists Lalo Schifrin, Patti Austin and James Moody, the BBC Radio Big Band and most recently Katie Melua (with whom he toured for 5 years) and Manu Katché. His jazz bona fides are just as impressive, having worked with Dave O’Higgins, Julian Argüelles, Jean Toussaint and Peter King among many others. With his fabulous technique combined with good taste and a great choice in classic jazz material he is rightly considered to be one of the most talented pianists in the country. Jim has put together a standout 5 piece band for this 606 gig, including saxophonist Jim Hunt (Tom Jones, Amy Winehouse, Basement Jaxx,), trumpeter Freddie Gavita (Alexander Stewart, Curtis Stigers), bassist Tim Thornton (Jason Rebello, James Torme) and drummer Chris Draper (Ian Shaw, Soweto Kinch). This is an extraordinary line-up, absolutely not to be missed.

“…classy Jazz pianist”
Time Out; “Watson…his McCoy Tyner-like percussive chords & torrential right hand lines were a standout” Guardian

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SUN 15th SUNDAY LUNCHTIME SPECIAL: GUIDA DE PALMA

1:30PM A versatile and impressive singer Guida’s love for music is visible in the energy and joy she instils in every performance. After achieving international recognition for her work with the Latin/Funk band “Da Lata” and with projects at the Club including her own brilliant “Jazzinho” in which she combines classic Brazilian rhythms with more contemporary music, we had to ask her back to perform a special Mother’s Day gig for us. Appearing this afternoon with her quintet, featuring Neil Angilley on piano, Nic France on drums and Davide Mantovani on bass, Guida will be performing a gentler set of jazz and popular Brazilian standards. This is a fantastic band of great players performing wonderful, melodic music so consider booking to treat your Mum to a very special afternoon. And watch out for a Special Guest on flute and sax…

“…captivating (music) featuring de Palma's awesome vocals and swing” MusicaBrasileira

SPECIAL MUM'S DAY OFFER: NO MUSIC CHARGE FOR MUMS! (mention when booking)

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Then in the evening:

SUN 15th - Ugo Delmirani - A CELEBRATION featuring Paul Rumbol’s “Viramundo”; Liliana Chachian; Guida de Palma; Gina Foster; Ola Onabule; Guille Hill; Andy Lafone; Neil Angilley; Nic France; Dill Katz; Sophie Alloway; Steve Rubie + special guests….

8:30PM  Tonight we will be celebrating the life and music of one of the most creative and respected piano players to have worked on the UK scene. Equally at home playing modern jazz, groove-laden R&B and soul or rhythmically complex, powerful Latin rhythms Italian-born but long time UK resident Ugo Delmirani could do it all…and do it brilliantly. Artists that he worked with over a long and distinguished career pay testament to his versatility, from successful West End shows to work with the likes of Carmel, Soul legend Mica Paris, contemporary groups such as "Basement Jaxx" and iconic Latin musicians such as Airto Moreira. On the UK scene he could be seen regularly with the brilliant soul singer Ola Onabule, the Brazilian dance band “Viramundo” and the bands of Brazilian singers Liliana Chachian and Jandira Silva. Then there were appearances with the City Funk Orchestra and contemporary jazz groups of bass player Dill Katz as well, of course, as with his own modern jazz trios and quartets. And here at the Club, as well as regular gigs with all of those artists, for more than 15 years on the last Friday of each month he could be heard as the pianist with the “house” Brazilian band “Samara”. Ugo’s playing was both intense and subtle, swinging and groove laden. His improvisations could be complex but at the same time joyous and accessible and the one thing that it all had in common was the uniqueness of his approach. Constantly working on his music it was always possible to tell within minutes that it was Ugo at the piano. As a person Ugo was quiet and reserved (although very, very funny when you got to know him) and never looked for the limelight, so was perhaps less well known than he should have been. But within musical circles he was enormously respected, very much a “musician’s musician”. He really was one of a kind. Sadly Ugo passed away shortly before Christmas last year and this evening his musical colleagues, friends and family will be gathering together at the Club to celebrate the life and music of one of the great UK players. Appearing this evening to pay tribute to this remarkable musician will be many of the artists and groups that he worked with throughout his career, including Paul Rumbol and his Brazilian dance band “Viramundo”, soul/groove singers Gina Foster and Ola Onabule, Latin musicians Andy Lafone and Guille Hill, Brazilian singers Liliana Chachian and Guida de Palma, jazz and Brazilian bassist Dill Katz and his trio, Ugo’s friend and “alternate” pianist in “Samara” Neil Angilley along, of course, with the band “Samara” itself. And if all that wasn’t enough a large number of Ugo’s musical friends and colleagues have also expressed a desire to be part of the evening, so you can expect plenty of joyous music of the very highest calibre well in to the night…Booking advised.

“a fantastic player and a lovely guy” Jason Lyon; “Great pianist” Michael Mondesir

MUSIC CHARGE £12 (Music money collected on the night will be donated to a Charity of Ugo’s family’s choice).

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MON 16th - **606 Club Special** Morrissey/Mullen Legacy Band

8:30PM Formed by saxophonist Dick Morrissey and guitarist Jim Mullen in the mid 70’s, The Morrissey Mullen Band was one of the first and certainly one of the finest Jazz/Funk Fusion bands ever to work in the UK. Dick and Jim first got together when they were working in the US with another iconic funk band, The Average White Band and they spent the first 8 months or so based out of New York utilizing some of the finest players around at that time. On their return to the UK in 1976 the Morrissey Mullen Band was born and rapidly established itself as the Band to hear for anyone interested in great “Groove” music. Jim’s searing guitar lines played against Dick’s fabulous muscular and hugely inventive sax soloing created a unique sound that is still talked about to this day. The band itself hosted a number of seriously talented young (as was then) musicians and latterly also added a singer to the mix. The band existed as a full-time working entity for over 12 years before finally disbanding in 1988. The following decade saw Dick fighting a battle with serious illness but still managing to carry on playing and to meet up from time to time with Jim for the occasional gig, in his final days performing from a wheelchair. Sadly Dick passed away in November 2000 finally bringing to an end a glittering career that left much great music behind. Tonight will see for the first time in over a decade the reunion of one of the seminal line-ups of the Morrissey Mullen Band, which has been formed to not only honour Dick’s memory but also that of MM keyboard player Pete Jacobsen, a brilliant pianist who undeterred by losing his sight as a child had risen to become one of the UK’s finest keyboard players and, who himself sadly passed away unexpectedly in 2002. Featured with the band tonight, as well as the iconic guitarist Jim Mullen, will be veterans of one of the great Morrissey Mullen line-ups; Noel McCalla on vocals, Trevor Barry on bass, Neal Wilkinson on drums and Chris Fletcher on percussion. Their Special Guests filling the now vacant chairs will be the terrific Dave Lewis on sax and long time Jim Mullen associate Mike Gorman on keyboard. The music promises to be the classic blend of great fusion and jazz-influenced funk and Jim has promised a mix of the old and the new. As he says, this is not intended to be a maudlin look at the past but rather a joyful celebration of two great musicians and one remarkable band. Booking Recommended. 

“Jim Mullen and Dick Morrissey's popularity became so intense they often played to sell-out crowds all-over the U.S. and Great Britain. Even in the 21st century, fans remember the duo's formative years as one of the top fusion jazz bands of their time.” Jazz Review;
“Jim Mullen…one of the great Jazz guitarists working today
” Jazzwise


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TUES 17th - TWO SETS

8:00PM 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 more remarkable. 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 it was great to hear his fluent, classic hard-bop, muscular sax playing again. Also featured tonight will be Shanti Jayasinha on trumpet and Tim Lapthorn on piano. “…impressive hard-bop saxophonist” Time Out

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9:45PM Jazz from The Royal Academy of Music  This gig is being presented in collaboration with The Royal Academy of Music, and is part of the Club’s ongoing policy of providing a platform for younger musicians. Tonight the featured musician will be the terrific violinist Dan Oates with his band.

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WED 18th - Andrew McCormack FEATURING MARK LOCKHEART

8:30PM Andrew McCormack launched his solo career in 2006 with his debut album, 'Telescope', which was greeted with considerable critical acclaim and led to him receiving the BBC Jazz Award for ‘Rising Star’. He has performed with numerous distinguished jazz musicians since then, including Randy Brecker, Courtney Pine, Tony Remy, Jason Yarde and Christine Tobin and has been a pivotal player in both the Jean Toussaint quartet and the Kyle Eastwood Band. Most recently he’s also joined Jamie Cullum for his North American tour! As well as a fluent and exciting pianist Andrew has also established himself as composer and arranger of some note, with works that include a major commission for the London Symphony Orchestra that premiered at the Barbican and contributions to the score and orchestrations of three of Clint Eastwood’s recent films. His new trio album, “First Light”, written and recorded in Brooklyn New York and issued on the Edition Records label, has seen Andrew graduate to the next level of achievement as a pianist, composer and jazz musician of international stature. Mark Lockheart is an award winning tenor sax player who first made his name working with seminal band Loose Tubes in the eighties, and whose mastery of modern jazz has kept him at the forefront of the music ever since. Co-founder of the universally regarded “The Perfect Houseplants” Mark has toured and recorded with Django Bates, Mike Gibbs, Mark Anthony Turnage, his own 11 piece “Scratch Band” as well as Seb Rochford’s highly acclaimed “Polar Bear”. He is also a highly respected educator, writer and arranger. The music is absolutely bursting with energy, ideas and dynamic group interplay. Andrew is now resident for much of the time in New York so it is with great pleasure that we welcome back this impressive musician and his band.

“McCormack…One of the most exciting talents on the UK jazz scene.” Straight No Chaser; “McCormack….impressive…An intrepid pianist….Excitement and economy in hypnotising balance.” MOJO; “…at the pinnacle of his career” BBC Radio 3 “McCormack made the leap from Brixton to Brooklyn and took his playing to a whole new level” Jazzwise "Lockheart is a consummate saxophonist and an original and versatile composer"The Rough Guide to Jazz “inspired and imaginative” The Times “compelling” Guardian

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THURS 19th - ** MUSICIAN'S XCHANGE ** Lajos SarkozI

8:30PM Hungarian violinist Lajos Sarkozi first performed at the 606 Club as part of the Budapest-based East Gipsy Band and he made such an impression that we have now invited him back several times to perform here under his own name. A player who has won numerous awards around Europe, including the Zathureczky Ede National Violin Competition in Hungary and the International Telemann Violin Competition in Poland, he is a fiery and passionate performer, who plays with the flair and abandon characteristic of the Romani tradition. The music is a brilliant mix of classic jazz, Hot Club/Stephane Grappelli-influenced Manouche and Hungarian Gypsy music and when performed with Lajos’s absolutely stunning technique is quite breathtaking. Tonight he will be working with a high class UK rhythm section of Tim Lapthorn-piano, Mark Lewandowski-bass and Gene Calderazzo-drums - quite a pairing. This is a rare opportunity to hear this absolutely brilliant musician.

“Whip-sharp runs, caressing glissandos, and vicious pizzicato notes enlivened his assured and elegant line” San Francisco Classical Voice.

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FRI 20th - Imaani

9:30PM A terrific singer in the Soul/R&B tradition, Imaani’s CV is long and impressive. She first came to prominence as the UK’s 1998 entrant to the Eurovision Song contest (one of the better choices!) where she was runner up, and went on to produce a highly successful single that charted around the world. She then moved on to work with Dub Conspiracy (with whom she again charted). Her worldwide tours, television, live and recorded output includes work with the likes of Gloria Gaynor, Carleen Anderson, Michael Bolton, Lulu and Beverley Knight. She was until recently the lead singer with the iconic band “Incognito”, with whom she has had a long association, and she continues to perform with them whenever “motherhood” duties allow. Her band, not surprisingly, is full of some of the best “Groove” players on the scene, including guitarist Emlyn Francis, keyboardist Carl Hudson and her two wonderful backing singers Jono McNeil and Holly Petrie. Her long anticipated debut album "Standing Tall" was realised at the end of 2014 to considerable acclaim and you can expect to hear a number of originals from that album as well as some classic soul and R&B tunes as well. A powerful and charismatic vocalist this is a rare chance to hear this enormously experienced and highly regarded singer perform with her fantastic band here at the Club.

“the magnificent vocals of Imaani, who weaves her magic over a backdrop of funk guitar and old-school synths” DJ Times; “Imaani’s beautiful vocals are the standout element” JjazzproJect

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SAT 21ST - Derek Nash'S SAX APPEAL QUARTET

9:30PM  An award-winning saxophonist, Derek is perhaps best known as one of the featured saxophonists with the Jools Holland Band, leader of the enormously successful “Sax Appeal” and co-leader of the funk/groove outfit “Protect the Beat”. An experienced musician of many years standing his muscular, fluent, modern jazz playing has been recognised with a number of awards, including “Best Jazz Ensemble” and “Best Jazz CD” as well as being voted one of the top 5 saxophonists in the country. And if all that wasn’t enough he is also highly regarded as a recording engineer, producer and arranger, with a client list that includes Annie Lennox, Alison Moyet, Lulu, Kylie Minogue, David Sanborn, Martha Reeves and many more. The rest of the quartet is made up of Derek’s long time sparring partners, Pete Adams on piano, Phil Scragg on bass and Mike Bradley on drums. Terrific musicians, terrific gig this.

“…bravura display of contemporary saxophoneThe Observer;
“…breathtaking
Sunday Times

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SUN 22nd SUNDAY LUNCHTIME SPECIAL: EILEEN HUNTER

1:30PM Eileen is not only a wonderful vocalist with a lovely, breathy delivery but also a highly accomplished musician, being fluent on both piano and flute. She performs a mix of jazz standards and swinging originals in an assured and fluent style, and has worked at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Regents Park Open Air Theatre and of course the 606, where she was a regular for many years (though not so much lately as she is now also Mrs. Steve Brookstein and a mum). Signed to Jive Records in 2003, just prior to the label’s acquisition by BMG, her first CD “I Miss the Sky” was finally completed and released through radio station Jazz FM in 2009, who received the album as a demo and were so impressed they decided to put it out on their own imprint, Clifford Street Records. Currently, Eileen is most often heard in a duo format with husband Steve, but this afternoon she’s making a rare appearance leading her own band for what will surely be a wonderful gig. A very talented and impressive performer and one we don’t hear enough of! 

“Eileen has it all…” Tina May;
 “This album is fantastic! Eileen not only provides an inspiring vocal performance but she is an amazing musician” Jazz FM

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SUN 22nd - ** 606 Club Special** Hamish Stuart

8:30PM Probably best known for his work as the original lead singer/guitarist with The Average White Band, Hamish has had an illustrious career as both songwriter and performer. He has worked with the likes of Diana Ross, George Benson and Chaka Khan (for whom he wrote the No. 1 chart hit ‘Whatcha Gonna Do For Me’) culminating in six years with the Paul McCartney Band. Although still guesting in other people’s bands since ’94 he has also led his own group, which is a super-group in every sense of the word and very much out of the R&B tradition, although considerably more sophisticated than the 70’s version. For many years Hamish played monthly here at the Club and his performance at our 25th Anniversary Festival in 2013 was a highlight of the celebration for many. He continues to be highly active on the scene, working not only with his own band but making guest appearances with the likes of Ringo Starr and Bill Wyman, and we are truly looking forward to welcoming him back.  Hamish is very much musical “family” to us here and this gig is always a little “special”, not only for the audience but for us too. Highly recommended - booking definitely advised.

“We love Stuart, the funky ex-Average White Band singer and rhythm guitarist with Chaka Khan, George Benson etc. He's still playing a superior blend of soul and jazz with a great band while his voice has that unique smoky soul allure.” Time Out

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MON 23RD - Niamh McNally

8:30PM A terrific success every time she plays here, Niamh (pronounced “Neeve”) returns to the 606 to perform a selection of faultless originals plus a mix of her favourite songs combining jazz and soul grooves. Considered one of the very finest of the 'new' voices on the London scene, Niamh can be seen working regularly with iconic singer Gilbert O’Sullivan as well as being a featured vocalist on the "Weekend Wogan Show" (Radio 2). Niamh is also a songwriter affiliated with Universal Publishing for whom she writes music for film & TV. Tonight she will be showcasing her soulful vocals, piano and songwriting skills with her mix of great “Groove” originals and classic standards, performed impeccably with her powerful and cultured voice and a band of some of the finest musicians around, including the excellent Nial Tompkins on guitar and the (ubiquitous!) Carl Hudson on piano. Suffice it to say that I was so impressed when I first heard her that I also asked her to sing with my band!  Highly recommended.

“A wonderful Soulful singer whose beautiful personality exudes from every note that she sings…Her intonation, timing and tone are flawless and yet her singing is shot through with character and individuality.” Pure Bliss Music; "Niamh McNally ..... Fantastic!" Sir Terry Wogan  

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TUES 24th - TWO SETS

8:00PM Rebecca Hollweg Singer/songwriter Rebecca Hollweg has a real jazz sensibility with the songs that she writes and arranges and, like her great influence James Taylor, is most comfortable working with jazz musicians. She released her first album in 2001, which was critically very well received and led to appearances on various BBC Radio shows and to tours with the likes of Roger McGuinn (The Byrds) and Paul Carrack (Squeeze). After taking some time out to have a baby Rebecca returned to the scene in the 2008 with the completion of her second album “Orange Roses” produced by her husband, bassist Andy Hamill. Since then she has performed extensively both in the UK and abroad, including festivals at Rochfort en Accords in France, Vamos Festival in Crete and 5 and 55 Festival, Wijk an See in Holland plus numerous other gigs in France and Germany as well as the likes of the South Bank Centre, Union Chapel and Latitude Festival in the UK. Her latest CD, “Country Girl” received 8/10 by UNCUT Magazine, calling it “another delightful batch of tunes”, and the record has attracted airplay by Jamie Cullum and Janice Long on BBC Radio 2, as well as a profile of Rebecca on BBC World Service Radio. Playing live, she is open and unpretentious, and as one listener said ‘it feels like she is reaching out and enfolding you in a warm embrace’. The band tonight is made up of some of the finest players on the scene, Phil Peskett-piano; Andy Hamill-bass and Justin Woodward-drums.

“Just a beautiful sound, great vibe…absolutely stunning” BBC Radio 2;
“Carole King couldn’t have come u
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“A gifted tunesmith”
Q Magazine;  “'Exquisite vocal” Guardian 

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9:45PM sam braysher A recent graduate from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama saxophonist Sam Braysher is already impressing with his fluent and incisive style. A highly melodic player of intensity and poise he includes work with the likes of the London Jazz Orchestra and the London City Big Band, as well as appearances with established UK musicians such as pianist Barry Green and fellow saxophonist Pete Hurt. Sam’s own quartet performs a mix of Sam’s originals along with lesser-known compositions from the jazz canon and aims for a modern sound whilst drawing heavily on the classic jazz tradition. His rhythm section this evening features the some of the cream of the younger musicians currently on the scene, Matt Robinson-piano, Calum Gourlay-bass and James Maddren-drums.

“Sam Braysher..excelled” Jazzwise

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WED 25th - **606 Special** Antonio Forcione & special guests - A TRIBUTE TO PINO DANIELE

Update: Italian singer, songwriter and guitarist Pino Daniele was a legend who successfully worked across multiple genres including blues, jazz, rock, pop and salsa. He was also one of the foremost exponents of the music of his home city of Naples. In a career that began with the release of his acclaimed debut record, Terra Mia in 1977, Daniele collaborated and shared stages with artists including Pat Metheny, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea and Eric Clapton. Sadly, Pino passed away at the age of 59 earlier this year, so for this special performance Antonio will celebrate Pino's life and musical legacy with a fantastic band including Benito Madonia (vocals), Maurizio Minardi (piano, saxophone, accordion), Davide Mantovani (bass) and Emiliano Caroselli (drums).

8:30PM Antonio Forcione is considered one of the most charismatic and inventive performers to come out of Europe in recent years. He breaks the mould of conventional, popular guitar sounds in the fields of Jazz, Spanish, African, Brazilian and improvised music and has received critical acclaim worldwide. He has released 16 albums, which have variously hit the top of British and international jazz charts and has shared stages around the globe with some of the world’s most accomplished musicians, including John McLaughlin, John Scofield, Jason Rebello and Martin Taylor. This highly charismatic and impressive musician fuses African, Brazilian, modern jazz and contemporary tunes into a wonderfully unique and enjoyable sound. A rare chance to hear this great performer at the Club, this promises to be an exceptional gig from an incomparable musician. And just to add even more excitement to the gig (if that’s possible!) Antonio has promised to bring along some Special Guests as well. Sounds intriguing…Booking advised.

“Antonio Forcione [is] a performer of world class status ... he takes the guitar to new levels of expression…the results are quite spectacular”. The Stage “[Forcione]...a guitar genius"Three Weeks Magazine

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THURS 26th - Matt Ridley’s "MJQ Celebration" featuring jim hart

8:30PM Tonight bass player Matt Ridley brings to the Club his tribute to one of the iconic Jazz groups of all time, the great Modern Jazz Quartet. Effectively run by pianist/composer John Lewis the MJQ was the epitome of “cool jazz” meeting be-bop and worked for more than 20 years with the same line-up, featuring Milt Jackson on vibes, Percy Heath on bass and Connie Kay on drums. The result was gentle, melodic and extremely accessible music, successfully fusing Lewis’s “cool” classically-influenced jazz with Jackson’s fiery be-bop. Matt’s homage to this remarkable group features the brilliant UK musician Jim Hart in the vibes chair with the material all based on that of the original group, but being given enthralling new renditions whilst still staying true to the original intentions of their composers, John Lewis and Milt Jackson. As well as material from the classic MJQ songbook the group also pay homage to the UK musician and educator who originally founded the band, Michael Garrick, by including two of his finest original compositions as well. Making up the rest of the classic line-up tonight will be pianist Will Bartlett and drummer Steve Brown. The group’s eponymous album was released in April 2014 and has gained universal praise from critics and audiences alike. Cut entirely live in one day, with no fixes or overdubs, the album bears a freshness and excitement that not only champions the original MJQ, but also serves as an example of the world-class jazz coming out of the UK scene these days. A unique project, featuring some of the finest UK musicians around and well worth catching.

“An enormously entertaining project, already leaping on top of an early 'best of…' pile” LondonJazz News

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FRI 27th - Samara featuring liliana chachian

9:30PM “Samara” is a six-piece jazz/Latin group which I lead 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, while the percussionist, Dawson Miller, is generally recognised as one of the most versatile and experienced players on the scene. Singer Liliana Chachian is considered to be one of the finest Brazilian vocalists currently working in Europe, with an unerring gift for melody and phrasing. 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

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SAT 28th - Benn Clatworthy

9:30PM Benn Clatworthy is a truly impressive modern jazz tenor player who was first brought to my attention by the late Ronnie Scott, who rated him as one of the best UK players that he had heard. Although British (very!) Benn is now resident in California where he has established himself as an important talent, although he does return to Britain on a regular basis. Tonight Benn will be supported by three great musicians, John Donaldson on piano, Simon Thorpe on bass and Matt Home on drums. A powerful and impressive player this is a gig not to be missed.

“big toned sax …. (with) deep emotional commitment” Jazz UK

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SUN 29TH - SUNDAY LUNCH SPECIAL: FINI BEARMAN

1:30pm: Fini Bearman is a London based singer, songwriter and composer whose music melds influences as diverse as Brazilian, Western Classical, modern jazz and contemporary music into an arresting and uniquely personal sound. Since releasing her debut album 'Step Up' in 2011, Fini has been a busy presence on the London scene, performing with a variety of ensembles and working on various projects, including sharing the stage with the likes of Bobby McFerrin, Christine Tobin, Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw & Mica Paris. Fini is currently preparing for the imminent release of her second album 'Porgy & Bess Revisited'; exploring fresh and original arrangements of songs from the eponymous Gershwin opera, re-worked in a jazz-infused setting, due out on F-ire Records. For this 606 lunchtime performance Fini will be performing a mix of some swinging classic jazz standards along with her own, evocative, originals supported by a stellar line-up of pianist Matt Robinson, bassist Tom Farmer and drummer Dave Hamblett.

“…An irresistible voice... an expressive singer, and an intriguing composer and lyricist…” AllAboutJazz.com

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SUN 29th - Gwyneth Herbert FEATURING AL CHERRY

8:30PM One of the most creative and striking performers currently working on the UK scene, Gwyn’s soulful, seductive voice is something quite special, bringing sophistication to her singer/songwriter material, and a wonderful “edge” to the occasional cover. Her first CD “Bittersweet and Blue”, released 10 years ago now on Universal, established her as a force to be reckoned with, receiving enormous acclaim in the process. Since then she has gone on to produce an immensely impressive series of CDs, last year gifting us with her sixth recording, “The Sea Cabinet” which yet again garnered universal praise and excitement, being described as “wildly inventive...entirely a law unto itself” (The Metro). And not content with being one of the finest singer/songwriters in the country (really) she has also won two prestigious theatrical awards for her music, had them queuing around the block at the Rochester Jazz Festival in New York (where her show was in the top ten out of over two hundred), seen her cover of Neil Young’s ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’ used in a Hollywood ‘rom com’, written a song-cycle about the sea which debuted at the Aldeburgh Festival, sung a series of 18th Century murder ballads on Radio 4 and composed and performed a specially commissioned soundtrack to the silent film “The Patsy” at the BFI. And just to prove the point, this enormously talented vocalist with the sultry voice and stylish delivery includes the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Kevin Costner and Michael Parkinson (and us!) among her fan base. Tonight Gwyneth will have the sublime guitar playing of Al Cherry to add extra allure to an already special evening of music. Quite brilliant. 

"One of the country’s most exciting talents" Sunday Times;
“…remarkably gifted performer” Guardian;
“…majestic-voiced” Jazz UK;
"Her lyrics are consistently engaging... singing with a rare balance of passion and control...Herbert (is) poised as one of Britain's brightest talents."
The Telegraph

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MON 30th - Gary O’Brien'S LUCHO

8:30PM Gary O'Brien is a versatile singer, songwriter, actor and music director whose career has led him to work on numerous commercial projects with brands including VW, Toyota, Adidas & Levis. As a songwriter, Gary was signed to London Records and Warner Publishing in the late 90’s, recording an album at Abbey Road studios alongside top engineers Mike Hedges & Mark Stent. Later, Gary’s band “Don” toured the UK and America alongside numerous acts from Robbie Williams to Echo and the Bunnymen. Currently, along with writing music for film and collaborating with other songwriters across genres from dance to indie rock, Gary plays with Lucho, a 6-piece band hailing from southwest London influenced by Blues and Americana with echoes of early Tom Waits, Harry Nilsson and Calexico. It’s this group you’ll be hearing at the Club tonight, featuring Gary on vocals and guitars, Nick Rye on piano and percussion, Matt Klose on drums, Glen Bridges on upright bass, Pete Honoré on electric guitar and Frank Walden on tenor sax. The band have 2 albums and 2 EPs available on iTunes, and the their song “Mercy” was used in the short film "2+1" which picked up a number of awards at last year's film festivals. Later this year will see the release of a new EP, consisting of songs put forward for the forthcoming feature film “6 Feet Under". The band’s sound is poignant and melodic, rich in story and atmosphere and anchored around songs both hopeful yet with an underlying tinge of melancholy that you’ll want to listen to again and again. We are very excited to welcome this very talented artist for his first performance here at the 606.

A fantastic live act! Totally entertaining and heart warming” AIM/Music Week;  
Really Enjoyable Soulful songwriting with a powerful yet delicate vocal delivery” Magnolia Music Artist Management

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TUE 31st - JAMIE MCCREDIE

8:30PM JAMIE McCREDIE is a versatile guitarist who is equally adept performing either jazz or rock with unnerving ease and it’s easy to see why he was awarded BBC Radio's "guitarist of the year competition" at the age of 19. As one of the most vibrant younger players on the London scene he has collaborated with artists such as Mica Paris, Ed Drewett and Kid Creole & The Coconuts as well as performing with the internationally famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and London Jazz Orchestras. Recently he has also been increasingly active as an educator, presenting master classes for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the International Guitar Foundation, and many music schools throughout the UK. Jamie will be supported by three brilliant musicians this evening, Jim Watson on piano, Nick Breakspear on bass and Chris Draper on drums. Tonight's show will showcase the "jazzier" side of Jamie's extensive repertoire, combining improvisation of the highest level with accessible acoustic guitar playing. Jamie recently performed with this line up at one of our “showcase” gigs and we were all so impressed that I immediately offered him a night of his own. This promises to be a brilliant night from one of the UK's most talented guitarists so don't miss out!

“McCredie's lead playing is dynamic and perfectly judged…excellent.” AllAboutJazz

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