- Date:Monday 3rd October 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12
- Date:Monday 10th October 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12 ... ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED
This evening will be very special - presented by CHRIS HARE who instigated and directed the Lewisham Jazz Festival throughout the 80s - sponsored by Citibank - with an 800 seater theatre staging such as Buddy Rich, George Shearing, Peggy Lee, Wynton Marsalis, Sarah Vaughan, Roberta Flack etc. The Festival won 4 major Awards and was broadcast around the world.
This evening Chris will present vocalist VERONA CHARD - together with his unique memories and anecdotes gathered throughout his 40 years in jazz and entertainment.
VERONA met Humphrey Lyttleton in 2005 through jazz pianist Ted Beament - when Humph asked Verona to feature on the "Jail Break" track for his "Sad Sweet Songs & Crazy Rhythms" album.
Accompanying Verona this evening will be an all-star Trio :
JOHN HORLER/keyboard - ALEC DANKWORTH/double bass and WINSTON CLIFFORD/drums
- Date:Monday 17th October 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£15
Rumour has it that someone at Bexley will be celebrating a Birthday this evening - so let's combine great British jazz with a large dose of North Wales good humour.
DEAN MASSER/sax and NEIL YATES/trumpet have decided to STOP worrying about the state of the world in general and play some uplifting jazz to raise their spirits.
So -they're ready - together with ALAN BARNES - to share the good vibes with all of us this evening.
By bringing back a simple combination of witty banter and musical seriousness that Britain became famous for in the 1960s, through the genius of national treasures such as Humphrey Lyttelton and Ronnie Scott, THE JAZZ WORRIERS are inviting us back in to enjoy the creativity of swing and jazz, with a twist of 21st century innovation..... DO JOIN US - for some great music and a lots of fun !
Backing Dean, Neil and Alan this evening will be :
ROBIN ASPLAND/keys - ANDY CLEYNDERT/bass - BOBBY WORTH/drums
- Date:Monday 24th October 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12
T W O T R O M B O N E S....................One Great Evening
GORDON CAMPBELL is one of this country's leading Trombone players - leading for the John Wilson Orchestra and the BBC Big Band.
Gordon holds the post as Trombone Professor at the Royal Marine School of Music, Portsmouth and the Royal Academy as well as having been appointed - in 2015 - Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for Jazz Trombone.
ROBBIE HARVEY has performed across Europe and further afield with groups such as the BBC Big Band, Guy Barker Orchestra, Laurence Cottle Big Band, Gordon Campbell Big Band, Ronnie Scotts Jazz Orchestra, Cleo Laine and the late John Dankworth, amongst many others.
Superb backing this evening will be with ROBIN ASPLAND/keys - DAVE CHAMBERLAIN/bass and STEVE BROWN/drums.
- 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.