• ALAN BARNES QUARTET

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

    Well.....it's "That Man" again........who else but......... MR ALAN BARNES..........

    Alan is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, bandleader and touring soloist. He is best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone sax, where he combines a formidable virtuosity with a musical expression and collaborative spirit that have few peers. His range and brilliance have made him a “first call” for studio and live work since his precocious arrival on the scene more than thirty years ago.
    Throughout his career to date Alan has accumulated over 25 British Jazz Awards and twice been nominated as the BBC Jazz Musician of the Year.

    This evening at Bexley Alan will be with BRIAN DEE/keys - DAVE GREEN/bass - CLARK TRACEY/drums

    http://www.alanbarnesjazz.com
    http://www.triorecords.co.uk/dave_green.html
    http://www.clarktracey.com

  • LEON GREENING QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 3rd April 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    LEON GREENING - perhaps the most talented and exciting young pianist on the scene today leads his Quartet this evening with :

    CHRISTIAN BREWER - the most soulful and lyrical of Altoists on the UK scene
    ADAM KING - on double bass and MATT HOME - drums

    http://www.leongreening.co.uk
    http://christianbrewer.com
    http://matthomedrums/wordpress.com

  • VASILIS XENOPOLOUS & CHARIS IOANNOU QUINTET

    Date: 
    Monday 10th April 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    VASILIS XENOPOLOUS is one of the most fiery young saxophonists around as he blazes a path through a hard bop repertoire. He's a great favourite at Bexley - and this time introduces us to yet another tenorist with a rapidly growing reputation.

    CHARIS IOANNOU was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1976. In 1997 he was enrolled at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and won the Woodwind Achievement Award in the last year of his studies in Boston. Charis left the United States in 2005 and moved back to Cyprus.

    Charis is currently teaching the saxophone and the jazz idiom at the University of Nicosia as well as making guest faculty appearances in workshops held in Italy, Lebanon and Greece and continuing to perform and record as a leader as well as a sideman in Cyprus and abroad.
    Charis has also appeared at Ronnie Scott's in London.

    Supporting Vasilis and Charis this evening will be a truly great Trio -
    RICHARD BUSIAKIEWICZ/Keys.....ANDY CLEYNDERT/Bass.......ROD BROWN/Drums

    https://www.vasilisx.com
    https://www.facebook.com/charis.ioannou.1

  • TED BEAMENT TRIO

    Date: 
    Monday 17th April 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    TED BEAMENT is one of the finest pianists that Britain has to offer. As well as being a great band player, Ted is equally at home performing as an innovative soloist or providing an excellent accompaniment for any vocalist. As well as being part of the great Humphrey Lyttleton Band for many years, he has played alongside many fine soloists such as Spike Robinson, Al Cohn, Don Rendell to name but a very few.

    Ted has performed world-wide and yet manages to maintain his superb musicianship around Britain and on the London jazz scene - of which he is such an integral part.

    Supporting Ted this evening will be MURRAY SALMON on Bass and LES CIRKEL on Drums.

  • JAN MESSEDER QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 24th April 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    JAN MESSEDER is a member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra. The Orchestra’s lead vocalist, she has appeared in London at Ronnie Scott’s and at Pizza on the Park. Her stage work includes The Life of Barbara Streisand, and she has toured Canada and Europe with Tony Bennett and Johnny Mathis.

    She has been a brilliant singer for many years, with her ability to hold pitch perfect notes. A genuinely talented singer who should not be missed if you get the chance!

    With Jan this evening will be :

    JOHN PEARCE/keys DAVE GREEN/bass BOBBY WORTH/drums

  • ROGER BEAUJOLAIS QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 1st May 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket 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

    http://www.rogerbeaujolais.com

  • DEREK NASH QUARTET

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

    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.

    Derek is back at Bexley once more together with MARTIN SHAW on Trumpet - who is regarded as one of the top jazz soloists in the country.

    On Double Bass will be GEOFF GASCOYNE and on Drums CLARKE TRACEY.

    http://www.dereknash.com
    http://www.geoffgascoyne.com
    http://www.clarketracey.com

  • CALLUM AU QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 15th May 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    We welcome CALLUM AU to Bexley for the first time. Callum is a professional trombonist, composer, orchestrator, and arranger.
    Based in London, Callum has worked with some of the UK’s top big bands and orchestras, and has fast made a name for himself as one of the UK’s finest young musicians.
    Callum works as a trombonist and principal arranger at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, alongside illustrious bandleader and clarinettist Pete Long. In this post, he has worked with many of the world’s top professional jazz and commercial artists.

    Completing the Quartet this evening will be a Stellar Trio :

    ROB BARRON - keyboard
    JEREMY BROWN - double bass
    MATT SKELTON - drums

    http://www.callumaumusic.com

  • MICK FOSTER QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 22nd May 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    MICK FOSTER - Saxophonist, Clarinettist and Composer has "worked with them all" - including John Dankworth, Stan Sulzmann, Mike Garrick - the Back to Basie Orchestra, The Humphrey Lyttelton Band - Ginger Baker's Air Force - The London Philharmonic - The BBC Concert Orchestra and the Syd Lawrence Orchestra. We're simply delighted to welcome him back to Bexley.

    This evening Mick will present his regular Quartet - with :

    DOMINIC ASHWORTH - guitar........JULIAN BURY - Double Bass..........TRISTAN MAILLOT - Drums

    http://www.mickfoster.org.uk

  • THE GUNTHER KURMAYR TRIO

    Date: 
    Monday 29th May 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    GUNTHER KURMAYR - has spent many years touring the world with the Ray Gelato Giants. Tonight he leads his top notch trio on a journey through the Great American Songbook, shining new light through old windows and infusing timeless standards with a uniquely impressionistic classical style.

    With Gunther this evening is MANUEL ALVAREZ on Double Bass

    RICHARD PITE - a drummer who has made a speciality of vintage drumming techniques during the early days of the 20s and 30s through to the great names of the swing era - Jo Jones, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa. Richard also plays tuba and double bass and, in his spare time, is Director of Music at Boisdale.

    http://www.sounds1.streamlinetrial.co.uk/richard/htm

  • ALAN BARNES QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 5th June 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    ALAN BARNES is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, bandleader and touring soloist. He is best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone sax, where he combines a formidable virtuosity with a musical expression and collaborative spirit that have few peers. His range and brilliance have made him a “first call” for studio and live work since his precocious arrival on the scene more than thirty years ago.
    Throughout his career to date Alan has accumulated over 25 British Jazz Awards and twice been nominated as the BBC Jazz Musician of the Year.

    This evening is a very happy combination of front line and the superb ROB BARRON on keyboard.
    DAVE GREEN will be on Double Bass and JOSH MORRISON will be on drums.

    http://www.alanbarnesjazz.com
    http://www.robbarronmusic.com

  • JOE MUDELE'S BLUE ROOM SEVEN

    Date: 
    Monday 12th June 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £15

    JOE MUDELE'S "BLUE ROOM SEVEN" led by COLIN HICKMAN

    "Mudele's Blue Room" first opened its doors on Garrick Street on 29th November 1952 with Joe's group playing Monday, Friday and Saturday evenings - packed every evening - until eventually taken over by the owner of Studio 51. In the late '40s Joe also played in the Dankworth Seven.

    Hence - before Joe died on 7th March 2014 he and Colin talked about setting up this event at Bexley to commemorate the above. Colin did so and it'll now be performed regularly in loving remembrance of JOE MUDELE who played bass at this Club for over 20 years - subsequently taking on the running and organisation of the Club 14 years ago - together with his wife, Jan Mudele - who makes certain Bexley Jazz Club remains one of the best in the country.

    As always COLIN HICKMAN will lead - having made all of the Arrangements for the following superb lineup.

    ENRICO TOMASSO/trumpet
    MICHAEL COATES/alto
    DAVE BLACK/tenor
    COLIN HICKMAN/baritone
    JOHN PEARCE/keys
    PAUL MORGAN/double bass
    BOBBY WORTH/drums

    http://www.purejazz.co.uk/coates/biography-html
    http://www.triorecords.co.uk_morgan.html

  • MARK CROOKS QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 19th June 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 Mark has worked in a wide range of musical settings he is, undoubtedly, most at home in the jazz world.

    This evening Mark will be accompanied by a superb Trio :

    On Keyboards : RICHARD BUSIAKIEWICZ
    On Bass JEROME DAVIES
    On Drums ROD BROWN

  • JON SHENOY QUARTET "FOUR BY DRAW"

    Date: 
    Monday 26th June 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    Says Pete Long (MD Ronnie Scott's Big Band) -

    "Shenoy is a total master of all his instruments over a bewildering array of idioms. He can hardly contain the force of his own inventiveness when he takes the microphone for his solo"

    Claire Martin says - Jon Shenoy is, without doubt, a hidden gem. A uique multi-instrumentalist - he plays with sophistication, heart and soul - equally eloquent on each.

    Jon Shenoy - Tenor Saxophone
    Will Bartlett - Organ
    Sam Dunn - Guitar
    Chris Draper Drums

    http://www.jonshenoy.com

  • TRUDY KERR QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 3rd July 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    TRUDY KERR is renowned as one of the UK's finest jazz vocalists. Mojo Magazine says of her singing "Trudy Kerr is the genuine article - She is a Joy!" All About Jazz has described her as "100% real jazz musician with fluid phrasing and a mellifluous, warm and sensuous tone."

    This evening Trudy will be with ANDREA VICARI/Keyboards - GEOFF GASCOYNE/bass - SEBASTIAAN DE KROM/drums.

    http://www.trudykerr.com
    http//www.andreavicari.com
    http://www.geoffgascoyne.com

  • GREG ABATE QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 10th July 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket 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.

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

  • ANDY PANAYI - MARK NIGHTINGALE QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 17th July 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    MARK NIGHTINGALE....ANDY PANAYI....SIMON WOOLF......SEBASTIAAN DE KROM

    "It would be impossible to find 4 more polished players on today's London Jazz Scene and, crucially, four who play together with such relaxed empathy" ....Dave Gelly

    This long standing Quartet continue to delight audiences and to push the boundaries of the pianoless quartet. With three strong composers there is a wealth of original material - but the band also draws upon the original Gerry Mulligan Quartet repertoire.

    A superb evening is in store.

    http://www.mark-nightingale.co.uk
    http://www.andypanayi.co.uk
    http://www.woolfnotes.co.uk