- Date:Monday 31st October 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12
SANDY SUCHODOLSKI is a graduate of The Royal Academy of Music. As well as fronting ‘The Sandy Suchodolski Trio’, he is one of the founding members of the ‘John Cervantes Quintet’ which also features Gareth Lockrane. He can be heard at Ronnie Scott’s with ‘The Quentin Collins Quartet’ – and with various other bandleaders. Sandy has also worked with Scott Hamilton, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Big Band and John Wilson Orchestra - to name but a few.
With Sandy this evening will be ROB BARRON/keys and MATT SKELTON/drums.
- Date:Monday 7th November 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12
GREG ABATE from the US is back with us again - a bebopper pure and simple who brings passion and a lovely melodic tone to his playing.
GREG ABATE is a man who has built a career as a powerhouse reed man and a proponent of the mainstream bebop style - earning the nickname "The Prince of Bop". He is a multi instrumentalist - equally at home on alto, tenor, soprano, baritone, flute.....think Charlie Parker, Phil Woods. From an album recorded with Phil Woods - Greg will include in his programme this evening the very lovely WILLOW WEEP FOR ME.
Greg will be supported this evening by the superb CRAIG MILVERTON/keyboards - SANDY SUCHODOLSKI on double bass and NICK MILLWARD on drums.
- Date:Monday 14th November 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12
ROGER BEAUJOLAIS - has emerged as an essential player on the British jazz scene following a long career which has taken in jump/jive and acid jazz along the way and, this evening, we'll revel in his quite masterly technique on the Vibraphones.
With Roger this evening will be the inestimable ROBIN ASPLAND on keyboard - SIMON THORPE on bass - and on drums WINSTON CLIFFORD
- Date:Monday 21st November 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12
Of the great Tenorist - HARRY ALLEN - Gene Lees writes, "Stan Getz was once asked his idea of the perfect tenor saxophone soloist. His answer was, 'My technique, Al Cohn's ideas, and Zoot's time.' The fulfillment of that ideal may well be embodied in thirty-year-old HARRY ALLEN."
Likewise John Pizzarelli says "Harry Allen's playing is nothing less than PERFECT"
So we seem assured of another truly great evening of jazz here at Bexley.
Harry Allen's backing will, of course, be the best - with ANDREA POZZA/keys - SIMON WOOLF/bass and STEVE BROWN on drums.
- Date:Monday 28th November 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12
DAMON BROWN is a superb musician with a unique voice on both Trumpet & Flugelhorn - presenting this evening his KOREAN TRIO.
KANG WOONG and PARK JIN KYO lived and studied together for 3 years in New York with two of the jazz greats on their instruments - Peter Berstein and Ron Carter. Hence, when they returned to Seoul they quickly became two of the busiest rythm section men on the scene.
This Tour with Damon celebrates the release of their new CD "WALKING ON".
Completing this line up will be the superb MATT SKELTON - drummer for the Grammy nominated John Wilson Orchestra.
- Date:Monday 12th December 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12
He's back with us once more - the irrepressible - the superb MR ALAN BARNES together with great pianist and longtime friend of Alan's - MR BRIAN DEE.
On Bass will be MR. SIMON THORPE and on drums MR DAVE BARRY.
Alan promises a "Christmassey" evening - so do come and join us to get into that "25th Mood".
- Date:Monday 19th December 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12
IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN !!! ..... THE BEXLEY CHRISTMAS BASH .... Mince Pies & Christmas Cake.....
YOU'VE GOT TO DIG IT TO DIG - YOU DIG ! Who else - but "Son of Bexley" - MR DEREK NASH.
Leading UK Saxophonist, leader of the award-winning SAX APPEAL, co-leader of funk/groove band PROTECT THE BEAT, featured member of the JOOLS HOLLAND RHYTHM & BLUES ORCHESTRA, producer and engineer at CLOWNS POCKET RECORDING STUDIO.
Front Lining together with Derek this evening will be ENRICO TOMASSO - Trumpet & Vocals. Enrico simply loves, stylistically, to play across the board - Swing, Mainstream, Bop - keeping his music forever fresh - with echoes from the Ken Mackintosh Band, Pasadena Orchestra, Ray Gelato, Acker Bilk, Harry Gold etc etc.
A great rhythm section this evening will be :
GRAHAM HARVEY/keys .... GEOFF GASCOYNE/bass........SEBASTIAAN DE KROM/drums