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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

MONDAY 1st - CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

Tuesday 2nd - LIANE CARROLL **Winner BBC Jazz Awards 2005/6** “Parliamentary Jazz Awards Musician of The year 2008”

Singer PIanist 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.

“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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Wednesday 3rd - JACQUI HICKS BAND

The Boaters Project Jacqui Hicks 606 Club Chelsea live music venue jazz soul groove club restaurant london uk8:30PM 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 4tH - JOHN CRAWFORD

Pianist John Crawford 606 Club Chelsea live music venue Latin Jazz club restaurant london uk8:30PM JOHN CRAWFORD is one of the finest Latin/Jazz pianists on the scene, whose unerring musicality and impressive technique have taken him all over the world, including Spain, Denmark, Germany, and the USA. He includes work with the likes of Latin legends Airto Moreira, Giovanni Hidalgo, Eumir Deodato, Frankie Morales (Tito Puente’s last singer), Jesus Alemany’s Cubanismo, and Danny Silva, as well as UK based artists such as Snowboy, Guida da Palma’s Jazzinho, Negrocan, Roberto Pla, Robin Jones, Samara and Viramundo on a glittering CV. In addition to all that his non-Latin work includes gigs with the likes of Bjork, Tanita Tikaram, Andy Williams and Kirsty McColl. And just to prove his versatility he is also one of this country’s leading exponents of Spanish music, and his set tonight will include his remarkable arrangements for piano of some classic Flamenco pieces. It’s a reflection of the respect with which John’s music is held that his quite brilliant CD “Ulia River of Time” was nominated for ‘Best Jazz Recording’ in the 2013 Independent Music Awards. Tonight John will be performing material from that album, as well as his CD released in summer of 2016, “Times and Tides” which garnered four stars in All About Jazz. Also featured with the band tonight will be Uruguayan guitarist Guille Hill, Spanish percussionist Andres Ticino and Special Guests Eleonora Claps on vocals & Shirley Smart on cello. Impressive players, impressive music.

“Glorious…a skilful and imaginative soloist” Jazzwise; “With pianist John Crawford on hand, there is so much style and imagination” Jazz Review

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Friday 5th - mary pearce (CHANTELLE DUNCAN cancelled due to illness)

Singer Mary Pearce 606 club Chelsea live music venue soul groove club restaurant london uk9:30PM  MARY PEARCE is the “Queen” of studio and backing vocals. You may not know Mary’s name but you will certainly have heard her fantastic voice. Her powerful, soulful vocals have been heard with the cream of the Jazz, Soul, R&B and Pop world, including the likes of Lionel Ritchie, Grace Jones, Chaka Khan, Courtney Pine, Mica Paris, Beverley Knight, Culture Club, Marcella Detroit, Donna Summer, Roy Ayres…..the list goes on. As well as more than 20 years as a studio singer Mary has also featured as a lead vocalist with a number of “Groove” and Dance bands, most notably the band “Up Yer Ronson” (who thought of that name?!). The 2004 release of “Young Hearts” with Kujay Dada once again brought Mary to the forefront of the Dance Music industry, culminating in her show stopping performance at the 2004 House Music Awards. After many years of making other singers sound good Mary has more recently decided to step in to the limelight, much to the delight of those of us who have known and admired her work for so long. Unsurprisingly Mary's band this evening is full of some of the best "Groove" players on the scene, including Alex Bennett-keyboard, Greg Heath-sax, Dave Ital-guitar and Mark Mondesir-drums. Fabulous gig from a fabulous singer, this.

“Signed, Sealed, Delivered” is a tour de force for Pearce, who sings upfront and strong…” Guardian; “Formidable…” IndieLondon

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Saturday 6th - GILAD ATZMON & THE ORIENT HOUSE ENSEMBLE

Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble 606 Club Chelsea live music venue jazz club restaurant london uk9:30PM 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 Spirit of Trane” which pays tribute to one of jazz music’s legendary figures, John Coltrane (who died in 1967 making 2017 the 50th Anniversary of his passing). 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 Enzo Zirilli on drums. Promises to be quite a night...

“A master…a jazz giant with a formidable international reputation”
The Guardian; “Atzmon...Astonishing” Time Out; "Supremely gifted...a tour de force" Bristol 24/7

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

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SUNDAY 7TH: LUNCHTIME SPECIAL: JO HARROP "A TRIBUTE TO THE COOLEST JAZZ ARTISTS"

Singer Jo Harrop 606 club chelsea live music venue jazz standards vocal jazz club restaurant london uk1:30PM A talented singer influenced 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 venues such as 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 gig Jo will be paying tribute to the great straight ahead musicians she holds dear as her personal favourites. As she puts it, she will be performing "a repertoire of swinging songs, inspired by the coolest jazz artists, Anita O’Day, Julie London, Barney Kessel, the Nat King Cole Trio & more….",  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 7th - MARTA CAPPONI

Singer Marta Capponi 606 Club Chelsea live music venue jazz latin club restaurant london uk8:30PM Italian-born jazz vocalist Marta Capponi began her jazz studies in Rome at the prestigious Saint Louis College of Music. Although a student she was already a busy working musician, and it wasn't long before her precocious talent was being heard alongside a wide array of established Italian and US jazz artists. By the time she left college she was already well known on the Italian jazz scene and she could soon be heard at high-profile venues and festivals around Italy, including the likes of Umbria Jazz, Umbria Jazz Winter, Ravello Jazz Festival, Spoleto Festival die Due Mondi, Casa del Jazz, Villa Celimontana and Auditorium Parco della Musica. Looking for musical challenges further afield, in 2012 Marta moved to London, bringing with her an eclectic and remarkable repertoire, from classic jazz standards and pop to folk and Brazilian music.  She was soon immersed in the London scene as both a performer and teacher, working with the likes of Philip Achille (Lionel Richie), Femi Temowo & Robin Banerjee (Amy Winehouse), Ernesto Simpson (Richard Bona), Luca Boscagin (John Abercrombie), Adriano Adewale (Sarah Jane Morris), Antonio Forcione and Marcelo Andrade, who called Marta to be part of his project "African Tree", a band featured regularly here at the Club. Her singing is fluent, powerful and captivating, and she has a stage presence to match - I am so impressed with her that I have asked her to sing with my band Samara on several occasions. Accompanying Marta this evening is the equally impressive internationally acclaimed pianist Andrew McCormack (Kyle Eastwood, Jamie Cullum) and his trio. Highly recommended.

"Capponi...knocked out the crowd...easy to see why she is making waves" LondonJazz News; "Marta Capponi, a sparkle with a beautiful voice...a joy" Antonio Forcione

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Monday 8th - JIM MULLEN ORGAN TRIO

Guitarist Jim Mullen 606 Club Chelsea live music venue jazz bebop club restaurant london uk8:30PM A multi award winner (receiving a special Parliamentary Jazz Award in October of 2017), Jim is widely regarded as one of the finest Jazz guitarists in Europe. Originally from Glasgow he made his name playing with a number of seminal bands through the 70’s and 80’s including Brian Auger’s “Oblivion Express”, The Average White Band and his own highly acclaimed jazz/funk band “Morrissey-Mullen”. A highly prized sideman as well as leader Jim also includes work with the likes of Mose Allison, Jimmy Witherspoon, Georgie Fame and Gene Harris on a stellar CV. The band he leads this evening features the classic Organ trio format, and features leading British pianist/organist Mike Gorman and drummer Tristan Mailliot performing a dynamic set of originals and carefully crafted jazz standards in a Groove-influenced hard-bop style that Jim describes as a mixture of “tradition and transition”. Tonight the Trio will be performing tunes from their CD “Catch My Drift” released on Diving Duck Records. 

One of the great Jazz guitarists working today” Jazzwise; “World Class” Guardian; “The Organ Trio… Each piece gets a unique, often surprising treatment, performed with the understated virtuosity that marks out the best and most mature players.” Guardian

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Tuesday 9th - TARA MINTON TRIO

Singer Harpist Tara Minton 606 Club Chelsea live music venue jazz folk club restaurant london uk8:30PM Well, this is something we don't see at the Club too often, a full size harp and a terrific musician to go with it! Originating from Melbourne, Australia, jazz harpist and vocalist Tara Minton re-located to London in 2011, since when she has become one of the leading figures in UK contemporary harp circles. Tonight Tara is bringing to the Club her swinging trio, featuring bassist Ed Babar and drummer/percussionist Tom Early, along with her Special Guest, the Award winning pianist Phil Merriman. Her recently released album, "The Tides of Love", which she describes as "based on a motif of ocean tides, with themes of love, loneliness, strength and hope woven throughout” was released to no small acclaim with a high profile performance at the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room in April and sparkling reviews. The musical thrust of this evening, however, will primarily be her take on some classic jazz standards which have been specifically arranged for the ensemble, plus some songs from one of her favourite composers, Joni Mitchell. Over to Tara: "I'm currently working with the concept of narrative in music - using jazz harmony to outline, deepen and develop the story - particularly in standards, where the lyrics often come second to the harmony and melody. Phil Merriman has done some lovely re-harmonies that explore these ideas. It would be a wonderful start to our year to present this work". The band itself performs regularly at festivals and clubs at home and abroad, from The Pizza Express, London to The Rockwood Music Hall, New York. Between the three musicians, they have amassed a huge number of festival appearances including The Camac Harp Festival (Switzerland), The Melbourne Cabaret Festival, The World Harp Congress (Sydney), Harpes au Max Festival (France) and the Squinterno Festival (Italy). Highly recommended. 

“...one of the leading contemporary harpists in Europe" Artistic Director, Cambridge Jazz Festival; "I recommend her highly to everyone interested in an artist whose musical expression is equalled only by her warmth and integrity."  Jakez François, Director of Camac Harpes; “We love her soulful mix of great covers and fantastic original songs, which tell stories, and that make you tearful and get you dancing by turns” Le Blog des Harpes Camac

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Wednesday 10th - CD LAUNCH: MARK CHERRIE QUARTET

Mark Cherrie Steel Pan Piano 606 Club Chelsea live music venue jazz world music club restaurant london uk8:30PM With a career spanning over 30 years, Mark has worked as a keyboard player for many varied artists including Jimmy Ruffin, Edwin Starr, The Drifters  and Paul Young. As well as playing, over the last 20 years Mark has also had a parallel career as a professional composer having over 500 published pieces of music used extensively in TV and film, including programmes such as Friends, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, ER and the Fresh Prince. However, as well as an accomplished composer and pianist Mark has followed in his father, pianist and steel pan player Ralph Cherrie's footsteps to also become one of the country's leading steel pan players. Introduced into the UK in the mid 1950's by another great 606 regular, the late Russ Henderson, the steel pan has become a staple instrument in schools and even in the concert hall. However, Mark has been concerned that the instrument is still regarded in many quarters as something of a "novelty", and so was inspired to record his latest CD, “Joining the Dots”, in order to feature the jazz steel pan in a variety of different, jazz based, settings. As he says "I decided to record a jazz album with musicians that are well known on the UK jazz circuit, where the music was deliberately not at all Caribbean. All the band tracks were recorded all together in the studio live room in one day.....I believe that there is no other album out there that attempts to cover the musical area that I have done with this one". And those musicians featured on the CD, John Donaldson-piano, Mick Hutton-bass and Eric Ford-drums will also be accompanying Mark's wonderfully fluent and inventive steel pan playing for the launch here at the Club. And just to help things along, Mark has invited a couple of special guests to join him on the stage this evening, the wonderful singer Chantelle Duncan and saxophonist Greg Heath. This promises to be a unique night of high quality music from an old friend of the Club and well worth booking for.

"A great musician in his own right and a great steel pannist" JazzFM

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THURSDAY 11th - JOHN EAST PROJECT

John East Project 606 club Chelsea live music venue soul groove R&B club restaurant london uk8:30PM JOHN EAST PROJECT is led by vocalist and Hammond organ player John East, becoming a popular and regular feature at the Club since their first appearance here seven years ago. John has played the Hammond for decades, working with musicians such as John Etheridge, Katie Kissoon and Phil Robson. His stellar band comprises Mark Fletcher-drums, Steve Pearce-bass and the wonderful Nigel Price on guitar, together with a powerhouse horn section of Scott Baylis-trumpet, Dan Hewson-trombone and the great Dave Lewis-sax. Tonight the band will be performing material from their latest album, "Mr Businessman", which features a selection of carefully chosen vocal standards along with lesser-known songs from the popular songbook as well as the occasional instrumental tune, with the emphasis on melodic jazz driven along by the distinctive Hammond sound. Both CD's and Vinyl (remember vinyl!) will be available tonight, so come on down and get the latest offering from the JEP. Oh, and Congratulations John on the first seven years!

“(East) and the band...brought the house down” City AM; "Vocalist and Hammond player East leads a fine band" Time Out; "A bit of genius" Fleece Jazz

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Friday 12th - KEVIN LEO

Singer Songwriter Producer Kevin Leo 606 Club Chelsea live music venue soul groove club restaurant london uk9:30PM KEVIN LEO first started singing in public at the age of 13 and by his mid teens already had performances for the BBC and a Royal Command Performance under his belt. At 17 he appeared on TV's Opportunity Knocks (the previous incarnation of "Britain's got Talent"), which led to him working regularly with comedian Michael Barrymore on his live shows. Taking himself off to college to get some solid musical theory behind him, he paid his way by singing backing vocals for the likes of Dionne Warwick, Kool and the Gang, Three Degrees, Joe Longthorne, Meat Loaf and M-People. By his mid 20's he was a well established figure in the London session scene, which led him in to artist development and vocal coaching, working with acts and companies such as David Hasselhoff, Pixie Lott, Olly Murs, Chico, Sugababes, Lemar, Kevin Lyttle, McFly, Sony, BMG, EMI, Virgin, Warner and Universal. More recently he has added songwriting and producing to his impressive talents and if all that wasn't enough he also has 4 solo albums, 4 EP's and 19 singles to his name as well. Although a regular here with other 606 artists, this is a wonderful opportunity to hear this enormously experienced and highly regarded singer perform at the Club with his own fantastic band, featuring Tim Cansfield-guitar, Michael Bailey-bass and Ellie Chi-vocals.

"KevinLeo...fabulous" Skiddle.com

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Saturday 13TH - GIACOMO SMITH & SMITTY'S BIG FOUR + 1

Giacomo Smith Smittys Big Four 606 Club Chelsea live music venue jazz mainstream swing club restaurant london uk9:30PM This swinging band, styled as the "feisty little brother" of the “Kansas Smitty's House Band” is led by expatriate American saxophonist and clarinettist Giacomo Smith. Although relatively new to the UK, Giacomo has already made quite an impact on the swing scene as a fluent and authentic clarinet player, as well as an excellent modern jazz saxophonist. The band tonight will focus on the music showcasing the 30’s and 40’s upbeat swing style of New Orleans and New York, and as well as Giacomo on sax and clarinet the band will also feature Dave Archer on guitar, Geoff Gascoyne on bass and Will Cleasby on drums, plus Special Guests, making this the biggest quartet in the World!  As Giacomo explains, "this streamlined formation allows the band to navigate New Orleans and swing standards with unparalleled energy and tightness while maintaining the melodic integrity of the canon". Although all these predominately young (most are under 30) players are also well known on the modern jazz scene they are extremely enthusiastic about playing this fun, good time music, which they do extremely well – so it’s guaranteed to be a highly entertaining evening.

“a lively, friendly, swinging, civilized new band playing approachable music…Bandleader clarinettist/sax Giacomo Smith, from the upper reaches of the Hudson in New York…[his] sound and presence are a welcome addition to the London scene…definitely a band to watch out for” LondonJazz News; “Kansas Smitty’s: London’s new swing princes” Evening Standard

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SUNDAY 14TH: LUNCHTIME SPECIAL: CATHERINE LIMA

Singer Catherine Lima 606 club Chelsea live music venue jazz club restaurant london uk1:30PM Born in Chiswick, Catherine spent her formative years in the North and then in Spain before returning to London where she spent eight years performing lead roles in musical theatre. Her introduction to jazz singing was at an invitation to perform with the great jazz pianist Pete Churchill and since then she has worked regularly with some of the finest jazz musicians in town, appearing at the Spice of Life, the Vortex, Pizza on the Park, the Pheasantry, Pizza Express Dean Street, the Belvedere Jazz Club, Annie’s Jazz Club and St. Ants Jazz Club. Drawing on influences such as Anita O'Day, Patricia Barber, Barbra Streisand and Peggy Lee with a nod toward Hoagy Carmichael, Catherine is a charismatic singer with a warm expressive tone that she uses to expertly create moods from sultry to joyous. Besides a repertoire that includes jazz classics/blues and Latin, she also writes and performs her own songs and is a featured vocalist with two big bands - the John Ongom Big Band and MOJO. Her latest album, ‘Stories and Lies’, was released at the end of last year and she tells us she will "do some of the songs from my new album plus some better known standards". Accompanying Catherine this afternoon will be Gabriel Keen-piano, Jerome Davies-bass and Jason Campbell-drums.

“versatile talent…entertaining." Phil Church, The Belvedere Jazz Club

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sunday 14th - VANESSA HAYNES' BIRTHDAY GIG

Vanessa Haynes 606 Club Chelsea live music venue soul groove club restaurant london uk8:30PM Originally from Trinidad, where she worked to great acclaim for some years, Vanessa finally made her way to London, which is definitely our gain. She performs a mix of soul, R&B standards and originals with some jazz standards thrown in and with her powerful, cultured voice and commanding stage presence is quite stunning. Not surprisingly her talent was recognised by Van Morrison (with whose band she toured) but she is probably best known these days as one of the featured singers with the iconic soul/jazz band “Incognito”, having toured and recorded with them now for almost ten years. She works with a fabulous five-piece band that features some of the country’s finest “groove” players. Promises to be one of the liveliest gigs of the month!

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

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Monday 15th - RUTH ROYALL

Ruth Royall 606 Club Chelsea live music venue jazz soul singer songwriter club restaurant london uk8:30PM Originally from the South West of England Ruth started singing pretty much as soon as she could talk! As she grew up she lists her early influences as “Billie Holiday, Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, The Beatles, Chuck Berry…” and by the time she was in her teens was performing with a small jazz trio based in Bristol. Since that time she has toured Germany and Holland as well as working all around the UK. Musically Ruth has expanded her repertoire to include impressive originals as well as classic jazz standards, all of which are well served by her distinctive, jazz influenced “honey toned” voice. She describes her music as " a hybrid of old and new.....holding traces of influences encompassing the early soul sounds of Billie Holiday and Etta James, as well as more recent obsessions such as Submotion Orchestra, Jamie Woon, and Nikka Costa". Really good stuff. She will be appearing tonight with her terrific 5 piece band, featuring Paul Quinn-piano, Harry Stoneham on guitar and Andrew Tween-drums along with Special Guests: Nick Robinson-sax and Sam Woollcott-trombone. This wonderfully talented vocalist clearly has an impressive career before her.

“Lithe-larynxed singer, vaulting between folk, blues and jazz–the last of which....is arguably best. She should be shifting units like Norah or Melua” Bristol Post

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Tuesday 16th - TWO SETS

Saxophonist Dan Reinstein 606 Club Chelsea live music venue jazz club restaurant london uk8:00PM DAN REINSTEIN'S "LASER BLENDED VISION BAND" 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. This night marks the debut of Dan's latest project, the "Laser Blended Vision Band" which includes some of the scene's premier jazz & groove musicians: Carl Orr-guitar, Tomasz Bura-keyboards, Etienne MBappe-bass & Mark Mondesir-drums. Dan's monthly shows here have gone from strength to strength and we are eagerly anticipating the first 606 performance of this intriguing lineup!

“…impressive hard-bop saxophonist” Time Out

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 17th - LUNA COHEN

Singer Luna Cohen 606 club Chelsea live music venue jazz latin brazilian club restaurant london uk8:30PM Originally from Belo Horizonte in Brazil, Luna Cohen has been making quite an impact on the UK world music scene of late. Luna initially settled in Spain in the early 2000's where she first studied music, and over the following 10 years or so established herself as a Brazilian singer of considerable note within the Spanish musical community. However, looking to broaden her artistic horizons she relocated to London in 2014, which was definitely our gain. Her classic, smooth but powerful vocals have been heard in a variety of high profile settings, but it is probably her recent work with the "house" Brazilian band Samara that has received most attention here at the Club. An excellent vocalist she has already recorded 3 albums under her own name for the well-respected Spanish label Temps Records, her debut album, "Estrada do Sol" winning the 2013 Enderrock award for Best New Jazz Album, and recently she launched the 4th in that series, “November Sky”, here at the Club. Tonight Luna will be accompanied by her brilliant International band, a combination of some of the finest exponents of Brazilian music in the UK: Sam Watts (UK)-piano, Luiz Morais (Brazil)-guitar and Jansen Santana (Brazil)-percussion.

"One of the most interesting singers and composers among the rising stars of MPB (música popular brasileira)" Time Out Barcelona; "She has a seductive voice and natural talent for singing" El Periodico (Spain)

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thursday 18th - MARCO MARCONI

Pianist Marco Marconi 606 club Chelsea live music venue jazz club restaurant london uk8:30PM Tonight we feature a really impressive pianist who, although still relatively new to the UK scene has already made quite an impact. A native Italian from Umbria, Marco initially studied classical piano before moving on to study Jazz at the Music Conservatory of Perugia, completing two diplomas and a post-grad in jazz, all with honours. Since then he has established himself as one of Italy's leading jazz pianists, performing at both Clubs and national and International festivals throughout Italy, including Umbria Jazz, Arezzo Jazz, The Festival of Nations, the Valmarecchia Jazz Festival and the Festival of the Saracens. His first UK appearance was at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival in 2009, followed by a solo set in 2011 at the Lancaster Music Festival, which prompted his decision in 2012 to move to the UK permanently. Since then he has been working primarily with his own trio, producing their first album "Nordik", recorded live at the Fazioli Concert Hall in Venice and released on the iconic UK label 33Jazz, in 2016. Marco has a truly impressive technique, which allied with his classical knowledge and jazz sensibilities creates a unique sound and approach to both his originals and classic jazz standards as well as informing his jazz interpretations of pieces from the classical piano canon. Tonight the trio, featuring Tom Farmer on bass and Emiliano Caroselli on drums, will be performing material their well-received second CD "Trialogue" (launched here at the Club last year), once again released on Paul Jolly's 33Jazz label. As Paul says, the gig will give an opportunity "…for London audiences to hear one of the most creative and innovative pianists currently working on the contemporary scene". Praise indeed from someone who knows a thing or two about Jazz! The programme, as described by Marco, "will feature music from the CD’s, which is a mix of original compositions plus really well known songs that I have arranged in a jazz setting...including a...medley of music from Star Wars". Now that you can't miss!

"It isn’t often you discover a performer whose creative ability takes your breath away in the first 30 seconds of hearing their music... Marco is a breath of fresh air for…Jazz fans everywhere" JazzBitesRadio.com; "An inspirational feast of stylish...jazz" Stratford Jazz; "a remarkable musician" Cheltenham Jazz Festival

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Friday 19th - RB FUNKESTRA FEATURING HELENA-MAY

RB Funkestra Helena May 606 Club Chelsea live music venue soul funk jazz fusion club restaurant london uk9:30PM 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 20th - PETER KING & MORNINGTON LOCKETT

Peter King 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. Joining Peter on the frontline 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 21ST: LUNCHTIME SPECIAL: RACHEL SUTTON

Singer Rachel Sutton 606 club Chelsea live music venue jazz standards vocal jazz club restaurant london uk1:30PM 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 21st - LIZZIE DEANE BAND "SOUL INSPIRATIONS"

Singer Lizzie Deane 606 club Chelsea live music venue R&B soul club restaurant london uk8:30PM Following classical training in her school and then college years, where she gained a BA (Hons) Music Degree and Advanced Acting Diploma at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Lizzie's professional musical journey began with choirs and musical theatre. However, a spell with some contemporary Soul, Groove and Blues bands soon changed all that. Gaining inspiration from this new musical exposure her voice evolved from a classical soprano into the powerful, show-stopping, instrument she now undoubtedly possesses. These days her deeply soulful voice, warm persona and infectious performance style reflects her many musical influences that include Aretha Franklin, James Brown, The Jacksons, Etta James, Stevie Wonder & Otis Redding. Now a highly regarded and in-demand session singer she includes work with the likes of  Carleen Anderson, Marcella Detroit, Mica Paris, Jocelyn Brown, Pee Wee Ellis, Boy George and Belinda Carlisle on an impressive and extensive CV encompassing stage, TV and radio. Probably best known at the Club as the vocalist with saxophonist Dave Lewis's band "1UP" (ah, that singer...) more recently Lizzie has stepped in to the limelight in her own right. With her own great band and a recently released CD "Set Me Free" she is without doubt starting to make significant waves on the UK scene. Tonight she will performing, in her own inimitable way, a mix of classic Soul standards that have inspired her over the years as well as showcasing some of her own, really excellent, originals. Accompanying her on this musical journey will be her stellar band including Roger Evan-piano/keyboard, Mo Nazam-guitar, Mark Claydon-drums and Johann Ting-percussion/vocals. We love Lizzie here, she really is quite special. Highly recommended.

"Hugely talented...singer...incredible!...Highlights for me...the impossibly good interpretation of Stevie Wonder’s “Have A Talk With God” by Lizzie Deane" Cross Rhythms

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MONDAY 22ND - LOUISE GOLBEY

Singer Songwriter Louise Golbey 606 club Chelsea live music venue soul nu soul club restaurant london uk8:30PM Raised in a musical family Louise moved to London after her University studies and rapidly established for herself a solid reputation on the Soul and singer/songwriter scene. Her first recordings were released in 2008 and in that same year, she was a finalist in the Indy Music Awards while her music video, 'How It Is' (which she also recorded in French) was nominated in the UK Music Video Awards. Not a bad start. Since then her powerful, clear, soulful voice has been heard with the likes of Jessie J, Paloma Faith, Omar, Alexander O'Neal, The Drifters, Loose Ends, Roy Ayers and Ed Sheeran, and she performs regularly under her own name at the likes of Ronnie Scott’s, The Hippodrome and the Jazz Café. She has opened for Roberta Flack at Indigo2, George Benson at Kenwood House, and Earth, Wind and Fire at the Royal Albert Hall and supported the Stylistics on their recent UK tour. Festival appearances include France (Musique Cordiale Festival, Provence) and Germany (Hamburg) as well as The Isle Of Wight and the London Jazz Festivals and, of course, Glastonbury. Producing her first album, “Novel”, in 2015, her music can be heard regularly on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra,  6Music and BBC London, and she is a firm favourite on Jazz FM, Mi-Soul and Capital Xtra. Most recently she was accorded the honour of being Caffè Nero Artist of the Month (November 2017). Louise was introduced to us here by 606 favourite Mo Pleasure, the multi-instrumentalist/producer (and former Music Director of Earth, Wind & Fire), and you get the idea, she's pretty good!  Her music is primarily originals with some classics thrown in to the mix which she likes to describe as "... neo-soul or as I like to call it UK Soul!" Unsurprisingly, she is accompanied by some of the best of the younger neo-soul musicians around, including Adam Rust-keyboard/piano, Matt Waters-guitar, Neil Flynn-bass and Lee Levent-drums. Louise is latest addition to the 606 Club family of impressive singers and highly recommended.

"This...young singer takes it up a notch with...a whole heap of sassy soulfulness...definitely something worthwhile here and her endearing personality should put a smile on most people’s faces!" Blues & Soul

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Tuesday 23RD - TWO SETS

Helena Kay Barry Green 606 club Chelsea live music venue jazz club restaurant london uk8:00PM HELENA KAY/BARRY GREEN Award-winning saxophonist Helena Kay moved to London from Scotland in 2012 to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 2015 she won the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year Competition and on graduation in 2016 was awarded the Anjool Malde Jazz Prize. Since then she has gone on to rapidly establish herself as an impressive force on the UK jazz scene. A Guildhall Artist Fellow for the jazz department at the Guildhall School, she also maintains a freelance career as a performer and teacher, including recent performances at both the Glasgow and London Jazz Festivals. Barry Green is a wonderful modern jazz pianist whose fluent and melodic playing has been making an impact in the UK and beyond for some years now. After studying classical and jazz piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the late 90's, Barry quickly became recognised as a player of poise and creativity. Over the last few years he has performed regularly at the likes of Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express Dean Street, The Wigmore Hall, The Purcell Room and The Vortex, as well of course as appearing many times here at the Club. Internationally he has played at clubs and festivals in Spain, Slovenia, Sweden, Norway, Croatia, Turkey, Italy and France, and has performed with headliners at the Cheltenham, Cork, Berlin and North Sea Jazz festivals. His CV is vast, including work with the likes of Bobby Watson, Charles McPherson, Bobby Wellins, Ian Shaw, Anita Wardell, Richie Cole and Us3, as well as his own trio. Barry is currently a professor of jazz piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Also featured this evening are two of the finest rhythm players around, Jeremy Brown-bass and Matt Skelton-drums. This is a fantastic "inter-generational" quartet featuring two leading musicians of their respective generations performing classic jazz standards in a unique but accessible way and highly recommended.

“…Green’s work can be both intricate and assertive and is constantly inventive.” Jazz UK; “The one who really shone was pianist Barry Green. Watching his imagination unfurl was an engaging experience and turned out to be the keenest musical pleasure of the evening”. Daily Telegraph; ; "It was...the marvellously self-possessed Kay's sheer musicality, sure tone and beautifully expressed flow of ideas that stood out above all in a literally winning performance" Sunday Herald

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>9:45PM JAZZ FROM THE ACADEMY FEATURING GREG SANDERS 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 guitarist Greg Sanders and his quartet. Well worth catching, this gig.

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Wednesday 24th - YURI GOLOUBEV TRIO

Bassist Composer Yuri Goloubev 606 Club Chelsea live music venue jazz club restaurant london uk8:30PM A multi-award winning expat Russian bass player, Yuri Goloubev had, by 1990 at the age of 18, already won first prize in the All-Soviet Union Student Competition. After going on to study at the Central School of Music and the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, from which he graduated with a Masters degree, he moved on to the famed Bolshoi Opera and then Principal Bass with one of the world’s most noted chamber orchestras, the Moscow Soloists, directed by Yuri Bashmet. As a classical double bassist he collaborated with such musicians as James Galway, Shlomo Mintz, Sviatoslav Richter and Mstislav Rostropovich performing at some of the world's most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall (New York), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Barbican (London), Berlin Philharmonie and the Sydney Opera House. Meanwhile, as a composer he was writing jazz and chamber music works as well as bass transcriptions and arrangements, and in 2002 became the youngest bass player ever to be awarded the prestigious title of Honoured Artist of Russia. However, from the late 1990s, Yuri had also become keenly interested in jazz and started performing in clubs and festivals as a jazz bassist. The growth of this interest finally led him to all but abandon his classical career and devote himself to the jazz genre as a performer and composer. In 2004 he moved to Milan, which he used as a base for his worldwide touring and recording for the next decade, joining the Jazz faculty of Centro Professione Musica in Milan in 2007 and becoming Jazz Double Bass Professor at Trento State Conservatory in 2010. In addition, he has lead diverse master classes in the field of both classical and jazz in the United States, England, Ireland, Croatia and Italy. His style, the fluidity of which has often been likened to a wind player, is immediately recognisable and his playing and compositions have been featured on nearly 100 CDs to date, released by such labels as ACT, Universal, Abeat, Red Records and Basho. Some of Yuri's notable jazz collaborations include iconic US pianist Bob James, Kenny Werner, Ralph Towner and Rick Margitza and he is probably best known at the Club for his collaborations with the great UK pianist Gwilym Simcock (Pat Metheny). Now based in the UK, in 2015 he joined the Faculty of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. Tonight this remarkable player will be appearing with his fabulous trio featuring the leading UK jazz pianist John Turville and the internationally acclaimed drummer Asaf Sirkis. The music will be a mix of originals from Yuri and John combined with Yuri’s creative arrangements of classic jazz standards and promises to be something quite special.

"Astonishing playing technique, perfect intonation and the musical taste of a great jazz bassist" Salvatore Mortilla, Libertà; "A truly sensational bassist" Rainlore's World of Music; "Beyond the perfect mastery of his instrument and his deep capacity for writing, is his aesthetic - musical creations deeply-rooted in his experiences from the worlds of classics and jazz" Francisco Cruz, Jazz News

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Thursday 25th - ALICE ZAWADZKI

Singer Composer violinist Alice Zawadzki 606 Club Chelsea live music venue jazz club restaurant london uk8:30PM Although still in her twenties Alice has already developed into a stunning musician in the vanguard of the post-modern contemporary jazz scene, with a list of accomplishments that is long and impressive indeed. First introduced to jazz at twelve years of age when she heard famed New Orleans singer (and former 606 regular) Lillian Boutté – who later became her mentor – Alice earned a BMus (hons) in violin before graduating with an MA in jazz voice and composition from the Royal Academy (performing her final recital here at the Club). Along the way, she’s been the recipient of scholarships from the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Jerwood Foundation and Scottish Arts Council among others and was selected to participate in jazz promoter Serious’ “Take Five” Edition X artist development programme. Her first record, “China Lane”, was released to considerable acclaim through Whirlwind Recordings, one of the UK’s leading boutique jazz labels and a recognised tastemaker amongst those in the know. Her songs are self-described as about “mischief, whimsy, magic, inebriation, loss, exodus, prejudice and above all, love”, while her sound is earthy, organic and satisfying on a visceral level, sophisticated and complex yet accessible to the uninitiated. A uniquely expressive performer and a gifted storyteller, Alice is a breakthrough artist of the highest calibre.

“She is a genuine original with a pure, pealing voice that can darken into brooding low tones, and twist with the flexibility and harmonic awareness of a jazz singer. She is also a composer of gliding, melodically unorthodox tunes....as well as an expressive lyricist.” Guardian;  “Uncategorisable, beautiful – a real force to be reckoned with” Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2; "something of a phenomenon" MOJO Magazine; “A many-splendoured collection that pulls you in a myriad of emotional directions" Jazzwise

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Friday 26th - SAMARA featuring LILIANA CHACHIAN

Steve Rubie Liliana chachian Samara 606 Club Chelsea live music venue jazz latin club restaurant london uk9:30PM “Samara” is a five-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 John Crawford works with the likes of Airto Moreira, Eumir Doedato and Snowboy, 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 27th - CLARK TRACEY

Drummer Bandleader Clark Tracey 606 Club Chelsea live music venue jazz club restaurant london uk9:30PM 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 five times in the British Jazz Awards (most recently in 2016 and 2017) as well as 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 young Award-winning horn section of newcomers Sean Payne on sax and the current BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Alex Ridout on trumpet, along with the equally talented young rhythm section of Elliott Sansom on piano and James Owston on bass. 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 28TH: LUNCHTIME SPECIAL: FLEUR STEVENSON

Singer Fleur Stevenson 606 club Chelsea live music venue jazz club restaurant london uk1:30PM Brought up on Classical and Ecclesiastical music Fleur discovered jazz in her late teens and everything changed! After forming her own band and establishing a reputation on her local scene she went to gain her Associate Trinity College London (ATCL) diploma in jazz singing and performance with distinction. Since then, under the tutelage of one of the queens of British jazz, Claire Martin, she has developed a real grasp of the jazz idiom, a delightful voice and a sparkling presentation. She enjoys collaborations with many wonderful musicians and has performed at numerous high profile venues across the UK, including Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club and Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho. Truly engaged with what makes jazz singing special Fleur takes classic jazz standards and coats them in aural honey. Fleur's band this afternoon comprises long time collaborators Piers Green (tenor sax), Hugh Turner (guitar) and Pete Billington (double bass). Excellent straight ahead jazz from one of the UK’s upcoming jazz singers.

"Fleur Stevenson is a wonderful singer with a great musical ear and natural jazz feel'' Claire Martin OBE

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Sunday 28th - GWYNETH HERBERT

Singer Composer Gwyneth Herbert 606 club Chelsea live music venue jazz folk indie club restaurant london uk8:30PM   One of the most creative and striking performers working on the UK scene, Gwyneth’s remarkable voice is something quite special, bringing sophistication to her singer/songwriter material, and a wonderful “edge” to the occasional cover. Since her first CD “Bittersweet and Blue”, released 10 years ago, she has gone on to produce an immensely impressive series of CDs featuring her brilliant songs, including her last album, “The Sea Cabinet”, which yet again garnered universal praise, 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, written a song-cycle about the sea which debuted at the Aldeburgh Festival and composed and performed a specially commissioned soundtrack to the silent film “The Patsy”. Most recently she provided the music for "The A-Z of Mrs P" and last year alone saw “A Note to the New Government” commissioned by The London Sinfonietta and The Royal Philharmonic Society; two musical collaborations with artist Mel Brimfield, “The Palace that Joan Built” and “Henry and Barbara – the Musical”; a new theatrical Song Cycle "The Rhythm Method" and the release of her debut record production project, Frances Ruffelle's “I Say Ye-Ye’. And just to prove the point, this enormously talented vocalist includes the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Kevin Costner and Michael Parkinson (and us!) among her fan base. Tonight Gwyneth tells us she will be showcasing brand new material to feature on her forthcoming 7th album, "Letters I Haven't Written", alongside music from past projects and will not only be singing but playing mandolin, French horn and as she puts it "everything but the kitchen sink....and possibly the kitchen sink!". Accompanying her on this musical journey will be the intricate piano of Ned Cartwright and the creative and exciting playing of guitarist Al Cherry, just to add some extra allure to an already special evening. Quite brilliant.

"One of the country’s most exciting talents" Sunday Times; “…remarkably gifted performer” Guardian; “Brilliantly original” MOJO; "...consistently engaging...singing with a rare balance of passion and control… one of Britain's brightest talents." The Telegraph

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MONDAY 29TH - TRIO MANOUCHE WITH SPECIAL GUEST QUENTIN COLLINS

Trio Manouche Quentin Collins 606 club Chelsea live music venue jazz swing club restaurant london uk8:30PM Founded by guitarist Simon Harris, Trio Manouche is a world-class gypsy jazz ensemble that perform a mixture of traditional classic “swing” tunes and upbeat “quirky” originals. Simon’s CV includes performances with legends of the gypsy jazz style such as Tchavolo Schmitt as well as work with contemporary artists such as MOBO Award-winner Soweto Kinch. Just to prove his versatility he was also featured on a Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) video. And if you get lucky Simon may even sing and play trumpet (not at the same time, of course…)! The rest of the trio is made up of two of the finest exponents of Gypsy swing jazz in the UK, Ducato Pietrowski on acoustic guitar and Arnie Somogyi on double bass. And look out for their Special Guest, the beautifully melodic and highly regarded trumpeter Quentin Collins (Kyle Eastwood). A really fun way to start the week!

“Sheer exuberance” Independent; “Virtuosic” Guardian

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TUESDAY 30TH - ANOUSHKA LUCAS

Singer Songwriter Anoushka Lucas 606 club Chelsea live music venue indie soul jazz club restaurant london uk8:30PM   One of the most talented singer/songwriters of her generation, there's a great deal more to Anoushka Lucas than just "a girl with a guitar". Hailing from Hammersmith, West London, as this multi-instrumentalist (she also plays very good piano) describes it "...my childhood was mainly hijacked by my dad's attempts to educate me in Jazz, Country, Rock and MGM musicals. All in one go." After graduating from Oxford with a degree in languages (Italian and Russian, which included spending some interesting time in Russia) Anoushka decided to pursue the great love of her life, music. She started with an EP released in 2009 that showcased her terrific, pure and characterful voice and which served as a springboard for a more adventurous second EP, released in 2011, entitled "Left to my Own Devices" what featured her inventive, musical and witty compositions. At the same time she started to collaborate with playwright Che Walker, which has led to her working as a composer on a number of productions with him, as well as artists such as Omar and legendary producer Stephen Rinkoff. She was featured at the first ever Love Supreme Festival in 2013 as the winner of their "Discovery" competition and more recently has been touring and performing both as a solo artist and with her band. She continues to write music for the theatre, contributing all the music to Che's recent piece, “The Etienne Sisters” which premiered at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. Lately, Anoushka was featured on Jo Whiley’s “BBC Introducing” Radio 2 special, where Jamie Cullum described her as ‘a classic voice’. In a style that has been described as "sultry, sensual and sassy" this incredibly talented artist will be performing this evening both solo and with the impressive bass player Rio Kai. She is promising to unveil some brand new material, which should make the evening even more exciting and rewarding. If you want to know what's happening at the cutting edge of the songwriting world, this is unquestionably the gig to be at.

"When first watching her perform, it was clear to all that she had a natural and rich talent and was confident enough in it to just simply... sing! She has a beautiful tone to her voice"Neil Cowley (Love Supreme); “[Anoushka Lucas] you just get the sense there is real creativity going on...she's got it all" Nigel Williams, Jazz FM

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WEDNESDAY 31ST - “THE ENGINE” feat. AL CHERRY, JIM KNIGHT, ANDREW McKINNEY & PAT ILLINGWORTH

8:30PM This is something of a “supergroup” comprised solely of tutors from the highly regarded London-based BIMM music college. Al Cherry is an active freelance guitarist and tutor with many years’ experience in live and studio work and TV appearances. His career began with a scholarship awarded by Fender before going on to gain a first class honours degree in Music from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since then he has established himself as first call guitarist for a wide range of established performers, including the likes of Paul Young, Percy Sledge, Beverley Knight, Paloma Faith, Carleen Anderson, Katherine Jenkins, Marti Pellow and Lisa Stansfield. He's probably best known here at the Club for his fluent and creative playing with the great singer/songwriter Gwyneth Herbert as well as being the Groove engine for Dave Lewis's band "1 UP". A highly skilled and creative musician, saxophonist Jim Knight initially studied at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester before moving on to Berklee College of Music in Boston and the Royal Academy of Music in London. Now doubling as a producer/engineer he has worked with artists including Leona Lewis, The Saturdays, Cee Lo Green, Gary Barlow, Alison Moyet, Olly Murs, Michael Buble and Robbie Williams. James has engineered and performed on tracks for ‘X Factor’ in both the UK and US and is a composer of some note, his writing being featured on numerous TV and films scores, including ‘Love Actually’ and ‘The Life and Death of Peter Sellers’. Andrew McKinney is one of the most respected Funk/Groove bass players on the UK scene. He includes work with the likes of Deodato, The Feeling, Beverley Knight, Omar, Jamelia, the Jungle Brothers, LL Cool J, and Lynden David Hall on an impressive cv. However, it's probably the 10 years that he has spent as featured bassist with UK Acid jazz supremo James Taylor's band JTQ that has gone a long way to establish his credentials as one of the finest groove players around. Drummer Pat Illingworth enjoys international renown working with a cavalcade of stars in the studio and live, including Dave Stewart (Eurythmics), Corinne Bailey Rae, Will Young and the aforementioned James Taylor Quartet. The band describe the music they will be playing as "retro-funk from the JBs, Headhunters, George Benson and Rare Groove.... and some Afrobeat too" which sounds pretty cool to me! This is four fantastic musicians playing the music they love for fun and well worth catching.

"Al Cherry is a genius" The Times; "Al Cherry...outstanding" Financial Times; "superb....Jim Knight's sax solo is very good indeed" Soul Express; "cooking from the get-go...a funky stew of solid bass from McKinney" Jazzwise; "Pat Illingworth performs a truly breathtaking drum solo" The Independent



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