• 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

  • JIMMY HASTINGS & MARTIN SHAW QUINTET

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

    JIMMY HASTINGS - Professor of Jazz Saxophone at the London College of Music and back in 1998/2004 was also Professor of Jazz Saxophone to the Royal Marines School of Music.

    He was, of course, famously part of the Humphrey Lyttleton Band and the John Dankworth Generation Band.
    These days Jimmy deputises regularly with many of the big bands of today - including the Don Lusher Big Band, Paul Lacey's Back to Basie Band, the Syd Lawrence Band, The Echoes of Ellington Band and others.

    MARTIN SHAW - one of the country's top trumpet soloists playing with Big Bands to Quartets - from cutting edge jazz to contemporary pop & funk. Martin Shaw is a stunning musician at the top of his game.

    Completing the Quintet this evening will be :

    Ted Beament/keys - Dave Chamberlain/bass - Bobby Worth/drums

    http://www.hastings.co.uk/biography.htm
    http://www.pureblissmusic.com/artist/martin-shaw

  • X P Q - XENOPOULOS/PRICE QUARTET

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

    THE X P Q will be an entirely new and exciting venture for BEXLEY.

    For almost a decade Nigel Price and Vasilis Xenopoulos have established a strong musical partnership thrugh their shared stylistic and artistic connections. (Nigel Price has just been awarded 2017 British Jazz Award with his Organ Trio)

    Their newly formed band pays homage to some of the great guitar/saxophone collaborations - such as
    Jim Hall/Sonny Rollins...Wes Montgomery/Johnny Griffin.....Kenny Burrell/Stanley Turrentine........
    Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd and, from the UK jazz scene, Dave Cliff/Geoff Simkins and the legendary Morrisey/Mullen/

    On Bass will be Dario di Lecce with Steve Brown on drums.

    It promises to be an exciting and innovative evening at BEXLEY.

    http://www.vasilisx.com
    http://www.nigelprice.biz

  • BEXLEY XMAS BASH WITH ALAN BARNES & DEREK NASH

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

    BOOKINGS BEING TAKEN NOW

    Here we go again - it's the BEXLEY CHRISTMAS BASH with, of course, DEREK NASH & ALAN BARNES.
    (Alan has recently been named British Jazz Award winner - Clarinet)

    Derek has been a member of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since 2004 - has led Sax Appeal for over 30 years, fronts the funk/fusion band Protect the Beat, and is a member of the Ronnie Scott's Blues Explosion. He is also an "Honorary Son of Bexley" !

    Alan Barnes also needs no introduction having been a regular broadcaster over a 10 year period with the BBC Big Band and Radio Orchestra. He has toured and recorded with many of the Big Band leaders such as Kenny Baker, Bob Wilber, Don Weller, Stan Tracey, Mike Westbrook - not, of course, forgetting Spike Robinson's Tenor Madness. Together with his work as a session musician, on albums, film and television soundtracks and jingles - Alan is surely one of the busiest and most highly regarded musicians on the British music and jazz scene.

    Supporting Derek and Alan this evening will be a stellar Trio:

    David Newton/keyboard: Geoff Gascoyne/double bass:
    Clark Tracey/drums (2017 British Jazz Award winner - drums)

    Oh - and let's not forget the Christmas Cake and Mince Pies ! .... Oh - and a reminder that we'll be closed on Christmas Day and also New Year's Day. Back again on MONDAY 08 JANUARY 2018.

    http://www.dereknash.com
    http://www.alanbarnesjazz.com
    http://www.geoffgascoyne.com
    http://www.clarktracey.com

  • DEREK NASH WITH HIS ACOUSTIC QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 8th January 2018 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone from all of us at Bexley Jazz Club - WELCOME TO 2018 ! - and, on behalf of all the superb musicians playing for us every week of the year (well almost !), A HUGE THANK YOU
    for your continued - and enthusiastic - support of the Club.

    Well - we finished 2017 on a High - Partystyle - so now let's sit back and revel in DEREK NASH's simply superb ACOUSTIC QUARTET with DEREK - DAVID NEWTON/keys - GEOFF GASCOYNE/double bass and CLARK TRACEY/drums

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

  • THE SCOTT HAMILTON QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 15th January 2018 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £20

    SCOTT HAMILTON QUARTET

    Date:
    Monday 16th January 2017 at 8:00pm
    Venue:
    The Kings Head - Bexley Village
    Ticket Price:
    £20 (Advance Payment Reference 0317)
    THE LEGENDARY SCOTT HAMILTON
    PERFORMING FOR THE SECOND TIME AT BEXLEY JAZZ CLUB ON
    MONDAY 18TH JANUARY 2018
    BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN

    "Following a Scott Hamilton solo is like listening to a great conversationalist in full flow. First comes the

    voice, the inimitable, assured sound of his tenor saxophone, then the informal style and, finally, the amazing fluency and eloquent command of the jazz language"......Dave Gelly

    Scott Hamilton was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1954 and, during his childhood, heard a lot of jazz through his father's extensive record collection - thus becoming acquainted with the jazz greats. The only formal music tuition he ever had was at around 8 years of age on clarinet - taking up saxophone around 8 years later. In his early 20s Scott moved to NY and met his 'champion' Eldridge and was introduced to such as Illinois Jacquet, Vic Dickenson and Jo Jones. In December 1976 Scott joined Benny Goodman for whom he continued to work until the early 80s. A year later he was signed to the Concord label, for whom he still records - now some 40 albums later.

    The 'Ronnie' for International Jazz Saxophonist of the Year in the 2007 inaugural Ronnie Scott's Jazz Awards was awarded to Scott Hamilton.

    SCOTT HAMILTON is in demand the world over - so BOOK TODAY for your place at BEXLEY, 18-01-2018.
    Scott's stellar quartet will be :

    JOHN PEARCE - keyboards..........DAVE GREEN - double bass..........STEVE BROWN - drums

    http://www.scotthamiltonsax.com

  • JOSH KEMP HAMMOND ORGAN QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 22nd January 2018 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    JOSH KEMP is back at Bexley this evening - featuring ROSS STANLEY on the Hammond Organ who, I understand, will be giving us some of the very interesting history of the instrument.

    On Guitar will be MARK RIDOUT and on Drums TRISTAN MAILLOT who has appeared with Scott Hamilton, Stan Tracey, Alan Barnes - to name but a few.

    http://www.joshkemp.com

  • STEVE WATERMAN & JOHN HORLER TRIO

    Date: 
    Monday 29th January 2018 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    STEVE WATERMAN........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 Steve will be supported by :

    JOHN HORLER/keys...TIM WELLS/double bass.........DAVE BARRY/drums

    http://www.stevewaterman.co.uk
    http://www.johnhorler.co.uk

  • CLARK TRACEY QUINTET - 40 YEARS IN JAZZ !!

    Date: 
    Monday 5th February 2018 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    CLARK TRACEY'S QUINTET - CELEBRATING 40 YEARS IN JAZZ

    Since 1980 Clark has run his own Groups - the most successful of which has been his Quintets. In keeping with his approach since 2000 - and that of his mentor Art Blakey - Clark is giving talented young musicians a platform to grow and become more widely recognised. Hence - for this Celebration - Clark has formed a brand new quintet featuring 18 year old trumpeter ALEX RIDOUT (winner of BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year in 2017) and 17 year old wunderkid SEAN PAYNE on alto.

    On keys will be ELLIOTT SANSOM and on double bass it will be JAMES OUSTON.

    The evening promises to be quite some Celebration !

    http://www.clarktracey.com