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Please note the following:
:: there is a music charge for each event (usually between £10 - £14
per person)
:: we have a supper license, so you must eat a substantial meal if you wish to drink alcohol

Friday 1st - REDTENBACHER'S FUNKESTRA WITH HELENA-MAY

RB Funkestra featuring Helena-May 606 club chelsea live music venue soul groove funk club restaurant london9:30PM This incredible London-based 7-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, while 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, with its fiery two-horn frontline and slinky guitar, perform original funky grooves with an authority and style that is hard to beat. With 9 albums already to their name, tonight the band will be featuring music from their latest effort, “The Time Thief” which builds upon their patented sonic brand but raises the ante, referencing influences from old-school New Orleans blues to scale patterns reminiscent of Weather Report and enriched further by an intriguing mix of effects and filters, conjuring up memories of retro sounds from the 1960’s & 70’s. It’s a heady brew indeed and, as with their previous recordings, wonderfully showcases 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 wonderful Helena May (Afro Cluster). The band is highly entertaining, with tremendous musicianship applied to some amazing music. A guaranteed great 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; “four-minutes of pedal-to-the-floor doo-wop funk…topped off by a sultry vocal turn from Miss May which elevates the track to another level of sophisticated sass”AfterDark

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Saturday 2nd - ALEX GARNETT'S JAZZ AMBASSADORS

Saxophonist Alex Garnett 606 club chelsea live music venue jazz club restaurant london9:30PM 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 bands and creative jazz ensembles, and it is testament to his reputation that Alex is also one of the few headlining UK jazz musicians in the current Ronnie Scott’s 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 Lyttelton, Van Morrison and Jools Holland. His most recent album, "Andromeda" released on the greatly respected Whirlwind Recordings label was launched at the Club in 2015 to considerable acclaim. Tonight, Alex is bringing his straight ahead jazz quintet, The Jazz Ambassadors, to the Club aiming to bring the hard grooving swing tradition of days gone by into a more contemporary 21st century setting. The gig features the outstanding guitarist Ofer Landsberg (formerly based in New York where he studied with bebop legend, pianist Barry Harris) and the impressive rhythm section of Alex Bryson-piano, Dario de Lecce-bass and Matt Skelton-drums. Brilliant, swinging jazz.

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

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SUNDAY 3RD - LUNCHTIME SPECIAL: JO HARROP "WITH RESPECT TO NAT KING COLE"

Singer Jo Harrop 606 club chelsea live music venue jazz club restaurant london1:30PM A talented singer inspired by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Billie Holiday, Jo Harrop performs a beautiful, straight-ahead set of classic jazz standards, perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Already highly experienced she includes performances at the likes of the Jazz Cafe, Pizza On The Park, St. Martins In The Fields and Momo's and has been featured on Courtney Pines' Radio 2 show 'Jazz Crusade'. For this, our first Sunday jazz lunch concert in our Autumn/Winter season, Jo will be paying tribute to the great Nat King Cole, accompanied by the classic Nat Cole trio line up featuring Harry Sankey-guitar, Will Barry-piano and Henry Gilbert-bass. Promises to be a wonderful afternoon for anyone who likes their jazz swinging and heartfelt.

"Jo Harrop held the audience in the palm of her hand from the first note, a sign that we were listening to something special... another ***** star evening" bebopspokenhere

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Sunday 3rd - ANITA WARDELL **Winner BBC Jazz Awards 2006/7, “Best Jazz Vocalist” British Jazz Awards 2013**

Singer Anita Wardell 606 club chelsea live music venue jazz club restaurant london8:30PM This award-winning Australian vocalist is another of those powerful and impressive singers who hail from “down under”. An established and experienced musician, Anita not only performs jazz standards in her own inimitable style but she is also universally recognised as one of the best “scat” singers on the international jazz scene. Invited to appear in New York, she was such a success that she was immediately invited back. Her three CD’s (“Noted” and “Kinda Blues” on the Proper label and “The Road” on Specific) have each received glowing praise, and are a showcase for her interpretative skills and vocal agility. Live, she’s even better, with a winning rapport that further adds to the charm of her performance. For this 606 show Anita will be performing songs from her upcoming album, “A Strange New Street”, featuring re-workings of classic standards as well as contemporary arrangements of songs such as Stevie Wonder’s “I Never Dreamed You’d Leave In Summer”. A much-vaunted teacher and educationalist as well as performer, Anita is undoubtedly one of the most highly regarded jazz vocalists in Europe. Accompanying Anita tonight will be her fantastic band of Sam Leak-piano, Jeremy Brown-bass and Steve Brown-drums. This is really good, hard-driving jazz from one of the great masters of bebop vocals.

“...the most creative Jazz singer in London” Evening Standard; “…one of the country’s leading...jazz singers” Jazz UK; “First and foremost, it’s the innate musicality of Wardell’s interpretations that impresses” The Jazz Rag

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Monday 4th - THE SUGAR KINGS QUARTET

Sugar Kings 606 club chelsea live music venue jazz salsa latin club restaurant london8:30PM If you're a fan of Latin music (and even if you're not!) you will probably know that the 10 piece Latin band The Sugar Kings, led by the brilliant Cuban percussionist Flavio Correa, is unquestionably one of the finest, and most authentic, Salsa/Son groups in Europe. However, you may not know that they also have a smaller cousin, The Sugar Kings Quartet. Also led by Flav this version features just four of the band but is still one of the most dynamic and exciting Latin groups to play here at the Club. Flav's description of the band really does sum it up best: "From the gambling dens of pre-revolution Havana, where the sweet smell of cigars hung thick in the air and the aged rum flowed, "The Sugar Kings" Cuban quartet present traditional Son, vintage mambo and Cha Cha Cha…with vocal harmonies and much frivolity..."!  The Sugar Kings quartet are: Flavio Correa (Percussion), Elpidio Alegria (Baby Bass/vocals), Daniel Carnago (tres guitar) and Rolando Domingo (Trumpet). An excellent opportunity to hear this particular line up at the Club, definitely one for the diaries.

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

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Tuesday 5th - TWO SETS:

RMG Collective 606 club chelsea live music venue jazz club restaurant london uk8:00PM RMG COLLECTIVE Originally named “Skydive” after a Freddie Hubbard tune they played during their first performance, RMG Collective were brought together for the Chatham Jazz Festival as an all star band and in the tradition of such things, enjoyed themselves so much that they decided to make the line up permanent. The band features 606 Club owner and flautist Steve Rubie (Julian Joseph Big Band, Samara), virtuoso trombonist Geoff Mason (Ronnie Scott’s Big Band) and 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).  Their musical roots stem from mid-60s Hubbard and Hancock, through Brazilian music to their own varied compositions, all performed with the highly unusual, but extremely effective, frontline of trombone and flute. Completing the quintet tonight will be RMG's regular rhythm section of Flo Moore-bass and Winston Clifford-drums. A world-class band performing classic contemporary compositions.

“[Gee] a performer of flexibility, resourcefulness and technical command to rival any of his generation" The Guardian; “Steve Rubie…in fine form.” Telegraph

9:45PM 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

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Wednesday 6th - PURDY

Singer songwriter Purdy 606 club chelsea live music venue jazz singer songwriter jazz vocal pop noir club restaurant london8:30PM We welcome Purdy back to the Club once again with what promises to be yet another fantastic night of masterful pop/jazz-influenced originals, with a smattering of standards thrown in for good measure. This outstanding singer oozes charisma, which combined with her sultry style and surefooted vocal delivery makes for a masterful evening of highly accessible music. With influences ranging from Nina Simone to Nancy Sinatra, her vocal prowess is stunning and her live performances demonstrate a strong connection with any audience lucky enough to see her live. She has impressed at a number of major events recently, including a 90,000 strong crowd at Wembley Stadium, Formula One events around Europe, The London Lifestyle Awards 2016 and has just made quite an impact as support on Jools Holland's most recent tour. Her 2015 album “Diamond in the Dust” affirmed her as a significant solo artist, and her recent EP “Both Sides of the Clown” (which we’ll be hearing songs from tonight) will continue that upward momentum. The music is a mix of originals and some covers in a style that Purdy herself likes to describe as "jazz influenced pop-noir singer/songwriter". The night wouldn't be complete without her brilliant supporting band, featuring the talents of Tim Sentance on piano, Jamie McCredie on guitar and a rhythm section of Tom Moore on bass and Dan Western on drums. Worth booking for this one.

"Purdy is a consummate artist...old soul, young heart, witty and alluring. A musical feast of emotions" Time Out; "So slinky, it shouldn't be allowed" BBC 6 Music

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Thursday 7th - BRANDON ALLEN'S TRIBUTE TO GENE AMMONS

Saxophonist Brandon Allen 606 club chelsea live music venue jazz club restaurant london8:30PM Brandon is an expat Australian saxophonist who has made quite an impression on the scene since taking up residence in London. A leading soloist in several jazz orchestras back home he also led his own successful group before decamping to Europe in 2002. His wonderfully fluent and incisive sax playing has been heard in prestigious venues all over Europe and at numerous festivals around the world, including the Womad World Music Festival, Reading Festival, Brecon Jazz Festival, The Vittoria and Terrassa Jazz Festivals in Spain, Manly Jazz Festival in Australia and the London Jazz Festival. In London alone he has performed with the likes of Eric Clapton, Mica Paris, Jools Holland, BBC Big Band and Omar, regularly hosts the Late Late Show at Ronnie Scott’s and is currently the featured saxophonist with the Kyle Eastwood Band, which gives you an idea of just how good he is. Tonight, for the first time, Brandon will be bringing his really exciting Gene Ammons Project to the Club. This is a quartet dedicated to the US master saxophonist Gene Ammons, one of the founders of the Chicago style of tenor sax playing and an artist whom Brandon holds in the highest of regard. From the early 1950's Ammons led his own bands, featuring artists such as John Coltrane, Donald Byrd and Kenny Burrell, but it was probably his two tenor sax "duels" with sax star Sonny Stitt that brought him to wider public attention. His broad and distinctive sound and strongly melodic, hard bop-influenced approach helped him to cross genres, and his unique use in the 1960's of the Hammond B3 organ in the trio format helped establish him as one of the founders of the "Soul/Jazz" style that was to become so prevalent in later years. The Project tonight will focus on music that he either wrote and/or recorded, spanning the whole of Ammons's career, from his early bebop beginnings in the late 1940's to the Groove tracks of the 1970's. In addition to Brandon on sax, the line-up for this 606 show features Arnie Somogyi on bass, Matt Home on drums and Brandon's Special Guest, the fantastic Dutch musician Bas Van Lier on piano/keyboards and, of course Hammond organ. Absolutely not to be missed, this one.

“Brandon Allen is arguably the most exciting tenor player in Britain today” Jazzwise; "His four-octave range and flawless command...offer something for fans of the entire history of the instrument" London Jazz News

£12

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Friday 8th - IMAANI

Imaani 606 club Chelsea live music venue jazz soul groove club restaurant london9:30PM 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. One of the featured singers for many years with the iconic band “Incognito”, with whom she has had a long association, she took a break for several years to perform “motherhood” duties, but is now back performing with them on a regular basis. Her band, not surprisingly, is full of some of the best “Groove” players on the scene, including guitarist Gianluca Chiarella, keyboardist Lex Cameron, bassist Michael Bailey and her wonderful backing singers Holly Petrie and Zion. 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. A powerful and charismatic vocalist this is a wonderful opportunity 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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Saturday 9th - GILAD ATZMON

Saxophonist Gilad Atzmon 606 club chelsea live music venue jazz club restaurant london9:30PM 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 artists on the scene today. Passionate about both his music and his politics, Gilad’s gigs are always stimulating both musically and intellectually. Tonight he will showcase material from his latest studio recording, “The Whistle Blower” (his eighth) which was released through Gilad’s own Fanfare Records. And watch out for the new documentary on Gilad, premiered recently in New York. Gilad will be ably accompanied by his extraordinary band, The Orient House Ensemble: Frank Harrison on piano, Yaron Stavi on bass and Chris Higginbottom on drums. Promises to be quite a night...

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

Gilad has well documented views on the Middle East conflict that may provoke and challenge the listener.

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SUNDAY 10th - LUNCHTIME SPECIAL: 606 GOSPEL GROUP

606 Gospel Group 606 club chelsea live music venue soul gospel venue restaurant london uk1:30PM Under the auspices of bass player/guitarist Andre Gabriel we present our very own 10-piece gospel ensemble, the “606 Gospel Group”. This is a great group comprising a four-piece band accompanying a six-voice gospel choir. The choir is drawn from a pool of some of the finest gospel singers on the scene and they have been featured as part of the London Jazz Festival as well as on BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service. 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.

“Uplifting gospel sounds” Time Out

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Sunday 10th - 606 CLUB SPECIAL: SALENA JONES

Singer Salena Jones 606 club chelsea live music venue jazz vocal jazz standards club restaurant london8:30PM A descendant of Crazy Horse, the famous Sioux Indian warrior chief, Joan Shaw was born in Newport News, Virginia. She began singing in church and by the age of fifteen was performing on the professional circuit, producing 156 singles (the first being released at the age of eleven), many of which can still be heard on YouTube today. After winning the talent contest at Harlem’s famous Apollo Theatre in New York, following in the footsteps of the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday and Gladys Knight, from the early 1950s she was touring widely across the U.S. with her own “Blues Express Orchestra,” featuring virtuoso saxophonist “King” Curtis Ousley, as well as working regularly at famous Manhattan jazz venues such as the Village Vanguard and Minton’s Playhouse. At this time Leonard Feather, the noted jazz critic, named Joan as one of his choices as “most promising newcomer”, together with Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Tormé. Not bad company. Glamorous and beautiful with a distinctive voice and relaxed style she received her first recording contract with Savoy in 1949 and the array of jazz greats she played and recorded with was vast, including Betty Carter, Cab Calloway, Billy Eckstine, Vic Damone and Lena Horne. However, by the early 1960s Joan felt she needed to expand her horizons and so she bought a one-way ticket to Madrid. She sang one song at the “Whiskey and Jazz Club” the same night she arrived in Spain and was immediately engaged to sing nightly with Dexter Gordon. But London called, and she arrived to stay in 1965. The first thing her management recommended was a name-change - and so Salena Jones was born! She was soon booked to appear for two weeks at Ronnie Scott`s new club in Frith Street, but was such a hit that she was eventually held over for a total of seven consecutive weeks – still a record after all this time. Over the last five decades, Salena has been a central figure on the British jazz scene and from her base here has set out to conquer the world. She has played everywhere, from Canada, throughout Europe, South Africa, South America, to the U.S. and Asia, where she is a well-loved artiste (appearing in Japan at least annually since 1978). She has performed with the likes of Louis Armstrong, Ray Brown, Sarah Vaughan, Maynard Ferguson, Mark Murphy, Lionel Hampton, Dudley Moore, Tom Jones, Antonio Carlos Jobim, the BBC Big Band and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Similarly, her recording career has reflected her ability to choose a varied repertoire, moving beyond just jazz boundaries, with a total of 43 solo albums and 22 singles produced over a period of 50 years, establishing an enviable international reputation in the process. Salena’s band for this 606 date, her first here at the Club, includes famed soloists Alan Barnes on sax and Martin Shaw on trumpet along with Gabriel Latchin-piano, Jules Jackson-bass and Pete Cater-drums. A special night from a remarkable artist and highly recommended.

“Stunning British-based US singer Jones has a touch of Sarah Vaughan in her technique and a great feel for working intimate jazz venues. She’s on fine form, packing a soulful and emotional punch live” Time Out; “New Jersey’s world-travelled charmer is one of the best...singers in the business. Disciples who hung on her every sound at Ronnie Scott’s for years will know just what the velvet voice can do to jazz, blues, ballads and pop” Evening Standard; “Salena Jones...infinitely versatile she can swing from jazz standards to more intimate material. Her delivery is wonderfully free from artifice...a storyteller who allows the words..to speak for themselves…Jones is pure class” The Times

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Monday 11th - TONY O'MALLEY

Tony O'Malley 606 club chelsea live music venue jazz soul groove club restaurant london uk8:30PM 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 eight CDs to his name including his latest, “Back at the Bag” released in the summer of 2015, 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 Tony’s latest recruits, the up-and-coming guitarist Richie Aikman, bass player Sonny Winslow and young drum talent Ally McDougal. 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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Tuesday 12th - **606 Club Special** – Wine Tasting + vocal-led Latin jazz featuring ROSANNA BRANDI-VOCALS; John Crawford-piano

£50/head including 3 courses and selected wines

Wine More Wine and Song 606 Club Chelsea live music venue jazz latin club restaurant wine tasting UK8:30PM Well, this is a very interesting and, if the last ones are anything to go by, a really quite special experience. Tonight the 606 presents an evening we're calling "Wine, More Wine & Song" which will showcase wines from Spain's famed Rioja region, along with a bespoke three-course menu and music by Italian singer Rosanna Brandi, pianist John Crawford and their quartet. The wines featured this evening will be supplied by the multi Award-Winning Spanish winemaker Marqués de Riscal, named “European Winery of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast, who will be providing and talking about three of its finest wines, the 2016 Rueda Verdejo, the 2015 1860 Riscal Tempranillo and finally the now, very rare, last available stocks of its 2010 Finca Torrea, widely considered to be one of its most successful Riojas and a standard bearer for the brand. Each wine has its own distinctive character and the food served has been chosen and carefully prepared by our wonderful chefs to mirror its particular taste, personality and history. Our team have come up with some wonderful, homemade, dishes for each section of the evening and we will, naturally, have suitable vegetarian options for each course as well. And being the 606 Club there will, of course, be plenty of music too. Featured this evening will be the terrific singer Rosanna Brandi who will be performing a mix of classic jazz standards, Brazilian music and the occasional melodic original. And alongside her will be 606 regular, pianist John Crawford. Not only is John a fantastic Jazz and Latin pianist but, being half Spanish, he is also the perfect person for this evening's entertainment. So, as well as Rosanna's vocals we have also asked John to perform some music especially for the night with a "Jazz/Spanish" flavour, which should add even more sparkle to an already exciting programme. Accompanying Rosanna and John will be a rhythm section of 606 regulars Richard Sadler (bass) and Simon Pearson (drums). Although it may all sound a little "highbrow" that's certainly not the intention, in true 606 style the idea of the evening is just to have some fun, learn a bit about the winery, get to hear some good music, drink some great wine and eat some terrific food - very much like any other night...just with a bit of a twist. For further information please feel free to give us a call. Booking advised.

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Starter:
SOPA DE MEJILLONES & GAMBAS (Mussel & Prawn soup served with olive bread)
Vegetarian Option: Carrot, Orange & Ginger Soup served with ciabatta

Wine: 2016 Rueda Verdejo

Second course:
VIEIRA FRESCAS EN BRANDY, LIME & JENGIBRE (Chicken marinated in lime, brandy & ginger served with rocket salad & orange sauce)
Vegetarian option -Queso de cabra a la plancha con ensalada de melón y aderezo de nueces (Grilled goat cheese served with melon salad & pecan dressing)

Wine: 2015 Riscal Tempranillo 1860

Main course:
CARNE ASADA DE CORDERO SIRVEN CON CAZUELA DE FRIJOL BLANCO, ASADO DE VEGETALES Y MIEL DE ESMALTE DE ZANAHORIA (roast rump of lamb served with white bean casserole , roast vegetable & honey glaze carrots)
Vegetarian option -Queso crema y espinacas envuelto en panqueque servido con ensalada griega (Cream cheese & spinach wrapped in pancake served with greek salad)

Wine: 2010 Finca Torrea

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Wednesday 13th - **606 CLUB SPECIAL** HAMISH STUART FEATURING MOLLY DUNCAN

Hamish Stuart by Tatiana Gorilovsky 606 Club Chelsea live music venue jazz groove soul club restaurant london8:30PM   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 supergroup 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 40th Anniversary Festival last year 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 was seen at the Club most recently with the band "360", featuring his old AWB sparring partners Molly Duncan and Steve Ferrone.  Saxophonist Molly will also join Hamish for this 606 gig as part of a three-horn front line, bringing that trademark AWB sound to the Club for this very special show. 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 and we are truly looking forward to welcoming him back. 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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DUE TO AN UNFORESEEN SCHEDULING CONFLICT, ALL FIRED UP IS UNABLE TO PERFORM ON WEDNESDAY 13TH. APOLOGIES TO ALL FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

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Thursday 14th - NATALIE WILLIAMS

Singer Natalie Williams 606 Club Chelsea live music venue soul groove jazz club restaurant london8:30PM  The wonderful Natalie Williams has been strutting her stuff here at the Club for over 10 years, going from a young upcoming Soul/R&B singer to established artist. With an 8 year Residency at Ronnie Scott’s leading her “Soul Family” Sundays through appearances at International festivals such as Montreux, Rochester (New York), Jakarta and the Blue Note Tokyo Nat has established herself as one of the finest singers on the UK scene. Her two-year stint as a lead vocalist in Incognito brought her worldwide acclaim and as a lead artist in her own right, Natalie has in recent years performed at the Cheltenham, Manchester, Love Supreme and London Jazz Festivals. As well as Jazz and Groove she also includes work with the likes of drum and bass icons Goldie and Nu:Tone and her own output of soul and R&B tracks resulted in her receiving a MOBO nomination. As well as classic jazz and groove standards the music this evening will also focus on her own originals from her latest album “Kaleidoscope”. As Nat describes it "The writing draws from all of my musical influences over the years; Jazz, soul, classic singer-songwriter with a touch of blues and country. Co-written, produced and mixed by my bassist and incredibly talented other half, Robin Mullarkey...It feels like a new dress I never want to take off". And ably assisting her tonight will be her fantastic band, featuring the aforementioned Rob Mullarkey-bass, Phil Peskett-piano, Al Cherry-guitar and James Maddren-drums. Special singer, special gig.

“One of the UK’s hottest singers…she effortlessly moves from soul-diva to sensual and sophisticated jazz.” Time Out; “a commanding...presence”Telegraph; "incredible...a truly real, beautiful star, worthy of everyone’s attention” Jamie Cullum

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Friday 15th - DAVE LEWIS FEATURING CHANTELLE DUNCAN, VOCALS

Dave Lewis saxophone 606 club chelsea live music venue jazz soul groove R&B club restaurant london9:30PM Dave Lewis's robust and melodic tenor playing has been heard with a notable list of artists including John Martyn, Bryan Ferry, Joan Armatrading, John Mayall, Eric Clapton and The Blockheads (as well as his own project, which plays regularly at the Club, 1Up). The band Dave leads tonight features an impressive array of talent, fronted by his special guest, Scottish jazz, blues & soul vocalist Chantelle Duncan, whose diverse credits include gigs and recordings with artists including Ronnie Wood, KT Tunstall, Melanie C, Camilla Kerslake, Dr John, Nerina Pallot, Sharon Corr, Brian May, ABC, Alexander O’Neil and Maceo Parker. The rest of the lineup for this special gig is also absolutely superb, featuring groove powerhouses Carl Hudson (keyboards), Bobby Quigley (guitar), Neville Malcolm (bass) & Frank Tontoh (drums). Dave has got some of his funkiest friends together for a 'one night only' experience of soul, funk and deep groove that you are sure to enjoy. Great band, great gig this.

“...spine tingling” Guardian; “...brilliant…great music” BBC Radio London; "...It's a real treat…tight chunky grooves and very exciting and funky sax...this is an absolute breath of fresh air. Dave Lewis...sets a standard of powerful, fiery solos that will be hard to surpass this year” Blues and Soul

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Saturday 16th - CLARK TRACEY

606 Club Chelsea live music venue jazz club restaurant london9:30PM  Clark is an excellent, highly experienced, 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 newcomers Chris Maddock on sax and the Award-winning Mark Armstrong (current musical director of NYJO) 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 musicians.

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

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SUNDAY 17TH - LUNCHTIME SPECIAL: SHIREEN FRANCIS

606 Club Chelsea live music venue jazz club restaurant london1:30PM Born in London of Jamaican and Goan heritage, Shireen learned her craft in Afro-Caribbean music but in recent years has also expanded her influences to include classic jazz singers such as Marlena Shaw, Dianne Reeves and Nancy Wilson. This afternoon Shireen will be teaming up with pianist Gunther Kuermayr and his quartet to perform a mixed set of jazz, blues, latin, gospel, soul and a touch of Caribbean, aided and abetted by the wonderfully melodic sax of Josh Kemp. Also featuring Manuel Alvarez-bass and Gary Williams-drums, this promises to be a fun filled afternoon of music.

"Quite simply Shireen is one of the best British Jazz vocalists of this generation" BBC Radio; "A brilliant vocalist whose beguiling performance left me wanting more" Jazzwise

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SUNDAY 17th - BARB JUNGR

Singer Barb Jungr 606 club chelsea live music venue jazz club restaurant london8:30PM Described as “Britain’s most gifted song stylist” and “one of Europe’s most intriguing and intelligent interpreters of the contemporary song” multi-award-winning vocalist Barb Jungr has successfully combined the intricacies of cabaret with the power of jazz to create a unique concept of popular music. It is little surprise that her recordings have been chosen “Album of the Year” by The Sunday Times, The Telegraph and The Washington Post. A regular performer these days in the US as well as the UK, Barb was the recipient of the “Best International Artist” in New York's “Backstage Awards for Excellence in Cabaret” and is currently short-listed for recognition as “Best Singer” by both Broadway World & London Cabaret, adding further to her burgeoning reputation as a singer whose unique voice and imaginative arrangements are internationally acclaimed. She's been a guest on Start The Week, Saturday Live and A Good Read on BBC Radio 4, appeared on BBC4 TV in a programme celebrating the lives of the great jazz divas, was profiled in the Independent on Sunday magazine and has written for The New Statesman. For this 606 gig, Barb is featuring her programme of songs by Bob Dylan, originally recorded on the 2014 album “Hard Rain”, considered to be one of the definitive interpretations of Dylan’s work. Barb’s association with the songs of Bob Dylan has been as successful as it is long and she is frequently cited as one of the best Dylan interpreters in the world, as this review from the Wall Street Journal states:  “... “Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan: Every Grain of Sand”…is, as far as I’m concerned, the most significant vocal album of the 21st century thus far”.  Dubbed “the female voice of Bob Dylan”, Jazz critic and authority Will Friedwald (Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Village Voice, Newsday, New York Observer et al) has since singled out Barb’s Dylan canon as worthy of an entire chapter in his upcoming book “The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums” to be published this October. One New York critic wrote of her show "Jungr is so supernatural at what she does that she transcends any sort of easy categorizing and rises to a uniquely higher plane. Part of the explanation is her ability to delve into songs and find things in them even their manufacturers hadn’t realized were there." Her astonishingly powerful performances wow audiences and critics alike: Time Out New York said her concerts are like religious experiences, naming her as one of the "ten things you need to see in your life”. It’s a very special gig this one. 

"Élan, intelligence and passionate engagement: British chansonnier Barb Jungr brings all of it to her exemplary performance" World Music Report; “The only word to describe her dramatic interpretations is revelatory...I was open mouthed with astonishment.” New York Times; “genius” Time Out London; “One of the very best nightclub singers in the World” Time Out, New York; “A genuine jazz marvel" The Telegraph

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Monday 18th - GORDON HASKELL

Singer Songwriter Gordon Haskell 606 club chelsea live music venue jazz folk club restaurant london8:30PM An old friend of the Club, Gordon Haskell is amongst that rare breed of popular artist who are actually more concerned about the quality and integrity of their music than its commercial potential. A musician and singer/songwriter for 50 years his experience is vast and impressive. He first started writing songs for other artists in the late 60's before completing his first album as a singer/songwriter in 1969. In 1970 he spent a brief time (9 months) in his friend Robert Fripp's iconic rock band "King Crimson" before returning to his solo career. He produced several solo albums through the 70's whilst at the same time playing bass with a variety of artists, including Cliff Richard, Alvin Lee and Tim Hardin. By the mid 80's his career as a solo artist was slowly taking shape with work in Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden and it was at this time he started to truly develop his smooth, worldly-wise voice and signature guitar style. He started his own label in the late 80's which saw a number of releases through the 90's, and at the same time he began to build a reputation on the singer/songwriter circuit in the UK as a special talent to watch out for. In 2001, he released the single ‘How Wonderful You Are’, which was to be a major turning point in his career. It became one of the most requested records on BBC Radio Two and reached No.2 in the 2001 Christmas chart. That was followed by the album and single of the same name, “Harry’s Bar”, both of which charted and went platinum in Europe. He followed this up with two more successful albums before taking a break from songwriting to write his autobiography, 'The Road to Harry’s Bar' followed by a move in 2007 to the Greek island of Skopelos. And there he stayed until 2016 when he decided to return to the UK to pick up creatively where he had left off, which is quite definitely our good fortune. Tonight Gordon will be performing with long time associate Paul Yeung on saxophone, so expect to hear songs from 'Harry's Bar' alongside others both old and new, many of which are featured on Gordon's newly-recorded album 'More Than That', due for release shortly. Back in the 2000's Gordon was a regular here and it's a real pleasure to welcome this special talent back to the Club this evening.

“One of the great unsung heroes of popular music”
Independent

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Tuesday 19th - TWO SETS

Saxophonist Samuel Eagels 606 club chelsea live music venue jazz club restaurant london8:00PM  SAMUEL EAGLES QUARTET Saxophonist Samuel Eagles (younger brother of fellow sax player Duncan Eagles), was tutored by sax great Mornington Lockett and RAM tutor Nick Smart before studying at Trinity College of Music with Grammy Award-winning, US-born saxophonist and former Jazz Messenger, Jean Toussaint, eventually graduating with a BMus (Hons) in Jazz Performance. Samuel recorded his first album, “Next Beginning” in 2014, which was hailed as a promising and engaging debut by Jazzwise and The Guardian (“His deftly swerving post-bop inventiveness illuminates”). Since then, Samuel has worked with Moses Boyd, Ant Law, Ollie Howell, Derek Nash, Eric Ford, Chris Draper, Theon Cross, Ed Riches & Laurie Lowe among many others. He has appeared at London, Marlborough, Lancaster, Thames, Barga and Oldenburg jazz festivals and continues to perform at UK jazz clubs and major venues including The Vortex, Southbank Centre, Kings Place and The Spice of Life. His current project “Spirit”, whose debut album of original material, “Ask Seek Knock”, was just released on the prestigious Whirlwind label in June 2017, features some of British jazz’s finest young musicians. The quartet he is leading this evening is a fascinating combination of excellent younger players - Ralph Wyld-vibes, Max Luthert-bass and Chris Draper-drums - and promises to be quite special.

“Not only is Eagles a saxophone player to be reckoned with but a top notch composer …” Bebop Spoken Here; “An extraordinarily accomplished debut from alto saxophonist, Eagles, that is full of vitality and individual enough to ensure that he stands out from the crowd.” Jazz Views

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9:45PM JAZZ FROM THE ACADEMY FEATURING TOM SMITH 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 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year finalist 2014 and 2016 saxophonist Tom Smith, with his excellent quartet.

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Wednesday 20th - STEVE BROOKSTEIN'S SOUL JOURNEY WITH SPECIAL GUEST EILEEN HUNTER

Singer Steve Brookstein 606 club chelsea live music venue soul groove club restaurant london8:30PM Soul singer Steve Brookstein has had an enviable twenty-plus year career in the music industry at the very highest level. He’s recorded for major labels including MCA and Sony BMG and his 2005 recording “Heart & Soul” was a UK #1 selling album.  Steve has duetted with multi-Grammy winner Bebe Winans and toured with the Olivier award-winning musical “Our House” as well as co-writing/producing Eileen Hunter’s debut album, signed to Jazz FM in 2010. His 606 concert tonight features tunes from his first album in 7 years via Pledge Music, “Forgotten Man”, a collection of superlative soul covers of songs popularised by the likes of Al Green, Sam Cooke and their contemporaries, Steve's “Soul Journey”.  Appearing with Steve this evening will be his great band of Gordon Hulbert on piano/keyboard, Oroh Angiama on bass and David Dyson on drums - plus expect some brilliant Guest vocals from the wonderful singer/pianist Eileen Hunter (Mrs Brookstein!). Great songs, wonderful band and fine singer.

“Steve, totally mind blowing... any big name comparisons, he is right up there with them.”Liane Carroll; “His short-noted delivery recalled the late Otis Redding.” The Evening Standard   

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Thursday 21st - NIC MEIER

Guitarist Nic Meier 606 Club Chelsea live music venue jazz club restaurant london8:30PM In just a few short years UK-based guitarist Meier has carved out a reputation as a uniquely talented guitarist. Mixing jazz, heavy metal, Turkish-influenced music, Flamenco, Tango and inspired by guitarists like John McLaughlin, Meier is a fast rising star on the British jazz scene. His versatility and musical fluency drew the attention of guitar legends Steve Vai, who signed him to his record label, and Jeff Beck who for two world tours during the last several years has made Nicolas a mainstay of The Jeff Beck Group. Born in 1973 in Switzerland, Nicolas has embraced a number of different cultures and studied their music forms, nuances and idiosyncrasies. In the tradition, if not the style, of Django Reinhardt he is a true gypsy spirit with a maestro's touch. Nicolas’s approach is rooted in his love of playing jazz on an acoustic guitar, creating a sound that lends itself especially well to his flamenco and middle-eastern influenced music. He also plays a fretless acoustic guitar, the Saz or baglama (a traditional Turkish stringed instrument), electric guitar, and a glissentar (an 11-stringed fretless Lute-like instrument). Nicolas is one of those unusual musicians who is equally at home playing both rock and jazz and has written books on both: "Heavy Metal, Part I: Rhythm Guitar," and; "Jazz, Part I: Chord Tones." He says: “I deeply love both styles. There is [a] magic in each…that the other…doesn’t have. I just love metal’s power and energy, and at the same time I love jazz’s deep emotion." A recipient of numerous awards, he pursued advanced studies at Switzerland's prestigious Conservatoire de Fribourg, and earned a scholarship to Boston's illustrious Berklee College of Music. After graduating from Berklee, Nicolas returned to Switzerland in 1998 and formed the Meier Group, a band that quickly became popular as a European festival regular where he performed alongside the likes of George Duke and Macy Gray. He settled on London as the perfect destination for combining the energy of the US with a happening European music scene and shortly after arriving he met drummer Asaf Sirkis, whom he credits with helping open his ears to Middle Eastern music, as well as helping him find his feet in London. In 2009, Nicolas founded his own record label, MGP Records. To date, he has produced ten albums as a solo artist, in various group formats (The Meier Group; Nicolas Meier Trio; Eclectica!) and in a duo format with UK jazz maestro guitarist, Pete Oxley. Steve Vai's Favored Nations Records label is set to release Nicolas' latest solo album, "Infinity," featuring fellow virtuosos Jimmy Haslip on bass and Vinnie Colaiuta on drums. Tonight Nic is bringing in his fantastic band featuring Dan Oates-violin, Kevin Glasgow-bass, Laurence Lowe-drums and Demi Garcia-percussion performing a mix of classic jazz standards and Nic’s own, highly impressive originals. Highly recommended.

Meier… resourceful maestro” Guardian; “If you have not heard Nicolas Meier before, I do urge you to…a tour de force that you will not be disappointed with…highly recommended”. Unfretted; “Meier...reflects a highly-tuned, sensitive and joyously creative mind” Jazzwise; “Meier and his group offer a wide range of moods, colours and textures...the writing is imaginative and colourful…and the playing from an exceptionally talented band is magnificent throughout” The Jazz Mann

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Friday 22nd - WAYNE HERNANDEZ

Singer Wayne Hernandez 606 club chelsea live music venue soul groove club restaurant london9:30PM 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 singers with the band Gorillaz (oh, that guy!). With an Afro-Cuban heritage that 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”. Also a well-established songwriter and producer, this multi-talented artist delivers a simply brilliant set of powerful groove music with an impressive eight-piece band of hand-picked musicians, including guitar, sax and backing vocals, that define the word “soul”.

“...it was clear that Wayne had a very special talent, his voice, it was simply breathtaking” Livemusic.fm      

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Saturday 23rd - PETER KING & MORNINGTON LOCKETT

Peter King and Mornington Lockett 606 club chelsea live music venue jazz club restaurant 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 the world 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

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SUNDAY 24TH - LUNCHTIME SPECIAL: RACHEL SUTTON

Singer Rachel Sutton 606 club chelsea live music venue vocal jazz standards club restaurant london1:30PM 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. Her winning onstage persona will charm any audience, and Rachel has already performed both in the UK and abroad to great acclaim. Her band features the exceptional pianist Roland Perrin along with bass player Curtis Ruiz and drummer Paul Robinson (Nina Simone). A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. 

“impossibly glamorous” The Guardian; “Rachel Sutton mixed 50s American swing with contemporary composition to great effect... soaring vocals” Jazz Journal; "immaculate vocals and bursting-with-life stage presence...a must see" Cabaret Scenes

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Sunday 24th - LIANE CARROLL **Winner BBC Jazz Awards 2005/6** “Parliamentary Jazz Awards Musician of the Year 2008”

LIane Carroll 606 club chelsea live music venue jazz club restaurant london8:30PM 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 Mambazo 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 CDs “Up and Down” and “Ballads” on Quiet Money records, produced by Grammy-nominated trumpeter/producer James McMillan, garnered impressive reviews, “magical” (Guardian), “brilliant” (Observer), "Seaside" on Linn Records, which received a Parliamentary Jazz Award nomination for “Jazz Album of the Year”, has been variously described as "gorgeous" and "heartfelt" and her just released CD "The Right To Love", also produced by James on Quiet Money Records, has been equally rapturously received, "…elegant vocal improvisations eking new truths from familiar lyrics" (Guardian). 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. Featured with Liane tonight will be the wonderful Roger Carey on bass and Russell Field on drums.

“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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Monday 25th - BQ BAND FEATURING NOEL MCCALLA

Singer Noel McCalla 606 club chelsea live music venue jazz soul groove club restaurant london8:30PM This fantastic "Groove" gig features the band of guitarist Bobby Quigley (co-leader of the Carl Hudson Groove Nights), a formidable young musician who includes work with the likes of Pete Ray Biggin, Imaani and Katie Leone on an impressive cv. The music will be an infectious blend of Groove and Jazz featuring a selection of classic groove standards with the occasional original thrown in for good measure. As would be expected, the rest of the band is made up of some of the finest musicians on the scene, the remarkable Ross Stanley (Deodato, Simply Red) on keyboards, groove powerhouse Neville Malcolm on bass and the terrific Rod Youngs (Gil Scott-Heron, Natalie Cole) on drums. Bobby's special guest this evening will be the wonderful singer Noel McCalla. A regular here at the Club Noel is probably best known for his groundbreaking work with the iconic band Morrissey Mullen before becoming the voice of internationally acclaimed organist Manfred Mann's Earth Band for more than 19 years. These days he can be heard with a wide variety of musicians, including 606 regulars Derek Nash and the 606 Gospel Group, as well as with his own Trio, Quartet and larger Groove band. Be sure to attend what promises to be a “Groove” extravaganza.

“McCalla…spine tingling”
Guardian;  “McCalla…a confident, individual voice, graceful and dynamic." Independent on Sunday

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Tuesday 26th - DAN REINSTEIN'S BIRTHDAY GIG

Dan Reinstein 606 Club Chelsea Live Music Jazz London UK8:30PM 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 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. Tonight Dan will be celebrating his birthday in style, so expect some very Special Guests and a great deal of fun. Also featured tonight will be Shanti Jayasinha on trumpet and Tim Lapthorn on piano.

“…impressive hard-bop saxophonist”
Time Out

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Wednesday 27th - JACQUI HICKS BAND

Jacqui Hicks Boaters Project 606 club chelsea live music venue jazz soul groove club restaurant london8:30PM Take four great 606 Club regulars, a collection of classic songs from their favourite artists, add some jazz and soul grooves and you have..."The Jacqui Hicks Band". Showcasing the sensational voice of Shakatak’s Jacqui Hicks along with former Jamiroquai keyboard player Simon Carter, ace session musician Phil Mulford on bass and original Cutting Crew drummer Frosty Beedle this is a band that delivers new twists on soul classics and reworked jazz standards in real style. Born out of a regular gig in Kingston (London, not Jamaica!), this band have actually been playing together for more than 10 years, but it was only when they decided to record an album that they suddenly realised they had something they could actually take "on the road". And so not only was the album, "The Boaters Project", released to some serious critical acclaim but at the same time a gigging Band was created! And what a band, whose combined cv's include work with the likes of Lionel Ritchie, Matt Bianco, Beyonce, Jamiroquai, Craig David, 10CC, Corinne Bailey Rae, Ronny Jordan, Annie Lennox, Ronan Keating, Westlife, Beverley Knight, Take That, Will Young, The Bee Gees and Gloria Gaynor. The music, which encompasses songs from the likes of Chaka Khan, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder and James Taylor, is beautifully crafted and quite wonderfully performed. This is a terrific band (and album!) performed by some of our favourite musicians and highly recommended.

"Jacqui Hicks...a singer of warmth, poise and intelligence whose smoky voice is a pleasure to listen to." Yorkshire Post

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Thursday 28th - MUSICIAN'S XCHANGE PROGRAMME: SANDOR MOLNAR

Saxophonist Sandor Molnar 606 club Chelsea live music venue jazz club restaurant london8:30PM Now in his late 20's this outstanding Hungarian saxophonist has been making quite an impression on the European jazz scene of late. After commencing his studies as a teenager at the Béla Bartók Conservatory in Miskolc, Sandor went on to specialise in Jazz studies at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest. Graduating in 2011 he then went on to get his masters degree in music from the University of Graz, finally graduating in 2014. Since then his incisive, fluent and melodic sax playing has been heard with a host of established names on the European jazz scene, including the likes of the iconic pianist Béla Szakcsi Lakatos, Robert Lakatos, Gábor Bolla, Kálmán Oláh and György Orbán. The music, a mix of contemporary jazz standards and originals, will be an exhilarating example of pan-European collaboration at the very highest level of virtuosity featuring a world-class rhythm section of Gareth Williams (Claire Martin, Pee Wee Ellis) piano, Yuri Goloubev (Gwilym Simcock, Bob James) bass and the award-winning UK drummer Martin France (Yellowjackets, Kenny Wheeler). 

The 606 Club’s “Musician’s XChange Programme” was founded to facilitate artistic dialogue as well as performance opportunities for British jazz musicians in Europe and European jazz musicians in the UK. 

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Friday 29th - SAMARA FEATURING LILIANA CHACHIAN

Steve Rubie Liliana Chachian Samara 606 club chelsea live music venue jazz latin club restaurant london9:30PM SAMARA is a six-piece jazz/Latin group that I lead on sax and flute, and suffice it to say we all think the guys in the band are just great! The award-winning pianist Sam Watts (Jason Marsalis) is one of the leading musicians of his generation, Dill Katz, the bass player is visiting professor at the Guildhall, while Nic France the drummer has worked with just about everyone, including Dave Gilmore (Pink Floyd) and Bill Withers. 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; “Liliana has a glorious voice. Sensual, shapely and beguiling...”Guardian

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SATURDAY 30th - DEREK NASH'S SAX APPEAL QUARTET

Saxophonist Derek Nash 606 club chelsea live music venue jazz R&B club restaurant london9:30PM Saxophonist Derek Nash 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 numerous awards, including “Best Jazz Ensemble” and “Best Jazz CD” as well as being voted one of the top 5 saxophonists in the country. Derek’s latest recording with his Acoustic Quartet, “You’ve Got to Dig it to Dig it, you Dig?” (named after a quote by Thelonious Monk) is garnering avid, five-star reviews, as well as airplay on Jamie Cullum’s BBC Radio 2 programme. 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. Tonight Derek is bringing his great, swinging, rhythm section to the Club that features Pete Adams (Tom Jones, Sister Sledge) piano, Phil Scragg (Robert Plant) bass and Mike Bradley (Claire Martin) drums. Terrific musician, terrific band, terrific gig this.

“…bravura display of contemporary saxophone” The Observer; “...breathtaking” Sunday Times; “From smooth cool to groovy funk, to ingeniously recast standards…the music fizzes with energy…*****” Observer

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