• ALAN BARNES QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 21st August 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    ALAN BARNES plays music that was radical 50 years ago - hard urban post bop - but he infuses it with so much passion and energy you could believe it was minted on the spot - which is always part of the story of jazz (John Walters, The Guardian).

    Alan is a multi, multi Award Winning Saxophonist - having won over 25 British Jazz Awards and twice been made British Jazz Musician of the Year.

    Alan's superb, top class Trio this evening will be :

    RICHARD BUSIAKIEWICZ/keys - DAVE CHAMBERLAIN/bass - MATT HOME/drums

    http://www.alanbarnesjazz.com
    http://www.davechamberlain.biz
    http://www.matthomedrums.wordpress.com

  • THE SANDY SUCHODOLSKI TRIO

    Date: 
    Monday 28th August 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket 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 ED RICHARDSON drums.

    http://www.sandysuchodolski.co.uk
    http://www,robbarronmusic.com/RB

  • DEREK NASH ACCOUSTIC QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 4th September 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    The charismatic DEREK NASH is back this evening with his superb Accoustic Quartet featuring :

    DAVE NEWTON - GEOFF GASCOYNE - SEBASTIAAN DE KROM

    http://www.dereknash.com
    http://www.davidnewton.biz
    http://www.geoffgascoyne.com

  • STEVE WATERMAN QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 11th September 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    STEVE WATERMAN ........Steve is one of the top British jazz trumpet players both at home and on the international scene. He began his career while studying at Trinity College Of Music, and since then has worked regularly on the British and European jazz scene.

    This evening he will be supported by a simply great Trio featuring :

    JOHN HORLER/keys......ALEC DANKWORTH/double bass........and CLARK TRACEY/drums

    http://www.stevewaterman.co.uk
    http://www.johnhorler.co.uk
    http://www.alecdankworth.com
    http://www.clarktracey.com

  • DOMINIC ASHWORTH - "OSCAR PETERSON TRIBUTE"

    Date: 
    Monday 18th September 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    This evening at Bexley DOMINIC ASHWORTH presents an Oscar Peterson Tribute Evening - together with :

    CRAIG MILVERTON/keys..............SANDY SUCHODOLSKI/bass.............NICK MILLWARD/drums

    An evening not to be missed.

    http://www.dominicashworth.eu
    http://www.craigmilverton.co.uk
    http://www.sandysucholdolski.co.uk

  • THE ALLISON NEALE QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 25th September 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    American born altoist ALLISON NEALE'S beautifully crafted lines evoke the spirit of Paul Desmond and
    Art Pepper with whom she has a particular affinity.

    As a strong advocate of the melodic West Coast style she has performed alongside leading international artists such as Adelaide Hall and Bud Shank and more recently tenorist Scott Hamilton as well as featuring in both the John Dankworth ‘Generations‘ Band and the “Back to Basie’ Orchestra.

    This evening Allison presents her Quartet featuring simply superb musicians :

    LEON GREENING - Keys.........DARIO DE LECCE - Bass.........MATT FISHWICK - Drums

    http://www.allisonneale.com
    http://www.mattfishwick.net

  • KEN PEPLOWSKI & JULIAN MARC STRINGLE QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 2nd October 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £15

    “Ken Peplowski is arguably the greatest living jazz clarinetist” Russell Davies, BBC2 August 2013

    After a year of college, Ken joined the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of Buddy Morrow. “Buddy heard me with my quartet at a Cleveland jazz festival along with Teddy Wilson’s trio and the Dorsey band, and made an offer right then and there for me to not only play lead alto, but to have a feature spot on the clarinet with the rhythm section. It was a great ‘road-school’ – we learned the discipline that goes with playing one-nighters every day for 48 weeks out of the year, and Buddy was a great, very generous bandleader.”

    Peplowski met Sonny Stitt while on the road with the Dorsey band, and studied with him. “He was, and is, an inspiration to all of of us who make a living ‘on the road’ – I’ve never heard anybody play with such amazing consistency as Sonny, through all kinds of settings.”

    In 1984, Benny Goodman came out of retirement and put together a new band, hiring Ken on tenor saxophone.

    Ken is joined this evening by JULIAN MARC STRINGLE - Master Clarinettist and said by the late John Dankworth to be the best to emerge in British Jazz for decades.

    The evening is completed by the simply superb CRAIG MILVERTON TRIO

    http://www.kenpeplowski.com
    http://www.julianmarcstringle.com
    http://www.craigmilverton.co.uk/index.htm

  • RON DRAKE QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 9th October 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    It's always a delight to welcome RON DRAKE back to Bexley. Ron began his musical life in the 60s with the Alan Elsdon Band - in which Campbell Burnap also played and during which time the two formed a friendship which lasted until Campbell's death. Ron later worked with Rod Mason and the Alex Welsh Reunion Band. His Jazz style is cultured and impeccable (rather like the man himself) and is a joy to hear. Ron is widely respected in the world of jazz as one of the very finest reed players.

    The evening Ron is supported by TED BEAMENT, JEROME DAVIES and ROD BROWN

    http://www.jeromedavies.com

  • KAREN SHARP & ROBERT FOWLER QUINTET

    Date: 
    Monday 16th October 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    KAREN SHARP - SAXOPHONES & CLARINET - makes a very welcome return to Bexley.

    With remarkably little fuss, Karen rose from newcomer in Humphrey Lyttelton's final band to being voted top tenor saxophonist in 2010's British jazz Awards. Her style is so flexible that she can move effortlessly from an old standard like "Bye Bye Baby" to her own ethereal title track - adjusting the sound through subtle shifts of tone and attack. Humph persuaded her to add baritone to her tenor - and she is equally impressive on that. Karen is indisputedly A-team and her material full of surprises.

    This evening Karen is joined by the superb ROBERT FOWLER on Tenor and Baritone together with JOHN PEARCE/keys, PAUL MORGAN/Double Bass and BOBBY

    http://www.karensharp.net

  • DAMON BROWN QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 23rd October 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    DAMON BROWN is a superb musician with a unique voice on both Trumpet and Flugelhorn.
    This evening Damon will be playing along with :

    LEON GREENING/Keys - ADAM KING/Double Bass - MATT SKELTON on drums.

    http://www.damonbrownjazz.wordpress.com

  • GASCOYNE/O'HIGGINS QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 30th October 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    Saxophonist DAVE O'HIGGINS and Bassist GEOFF GASCOYNE co-lead this group - which is completed by pianist GRAHAM HARVEY and drummer SEBASTIAN DE KROM. It would be hard to find a more experienced or intuitive quartet on the UK jazz scene.

    We're delighted, here at Bexley, to form part of their UK 2017 Tour.

    http://www.daveohiggins.com
    http://www.geoffgascoyne.com

  • DENISE KING QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 6th November 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    Artists aren't made - they are born. DENISE KING is no exception t this rule. She comes to us via top venues in Philadelphia, New York, Paris, Turkey, Briazil, Africa, Germany and Japan - with much of her phrasing borrowed from Sarah Vaughan, Ella, Nat 'King' Cole and Sinatra - from Carmen McCrea and Nina Simone.
    This evening at Bexley we welcome another Great Lady of Jazz.

    Accompanying Denise this evening will be John Pearce, keys - Simon Woolf, Double Bass - Winston Clifford - Drums.

    http://www.denisekingsings.com
    http://www.woolfnotes.co.uk

  • GREG ABATE Quartet

    Date: 
    Monday 13th November 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    GREG ABATE - from the United States - is back with us once more - a Bebopper pure and simple. One 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/keys - SANDY SUCHODOLSKI/double bass and NICK MILLWARD, drums.

    http://www.gregabate.com
    http://www.craigmilverton.co.uk

  • THE MARK CROOKS QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 20th November 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    MARK CROOKS is a star on the Clarinet ........he pops up all over the London scene. Mark is a member of the superb Back to Basie Orchestra and the John Wilson Orchestra - and although he has worked in a wide range of musical settings Mark is, undoubtedly, most at home in the Jazz World.

    This evening Mark will be accompanied by RICHARD BUSIAKIEZICZ/Keys - DAVE CHAMBERLAIN/Bass and ROD BROWN/drums

    http://www.davechamberlain.biz

  • THE CHRIS INGHAM QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 27th November 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    The CHRIS INGHAM Quartet's new CD "DUDLEY" is a vibrant and moving homage to Dudley Moore - one of the British Jazz Piano greats.

    Chris Ingham has a warm and generous way with music with a style based on rhythmic presence and dynamic propulsion.....DOWNBEAT

    With Chris this evening will be PAUL HIGGS/trumpet - MARIANNE WINDHAM/double bass and GEORGE DOUBLE/drums

    http://www.chrisingham.co.uk
    http://www.paulhiggs.co
    http://www.mariannewindham/wordpress.com
    http://www.georgedouble.com