- Date:Monday 1st August 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12
Peter Vacher says :
"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 :
JOHN PEARCE/keyboard.....DAVE CHAMBERLAIN/double bass.....ROD BROWN/drums
- Date:Monday 8th August 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12
The very lovely JO FOOKS is with us once more with her hard swinging, warm toned Tenor. A delight to hear and an even greater delight to know.
This evening Jo will be playing with :
TED BEAMENT/Keys - VAL MANNIX/Bass - BUSTER BIRCH/drums
- Date:Monday 15th August 2016 at 8:30pmTicket 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 :
JOHN CRITCHINSON/keyboard......DAVE GREEN/double bass.......DAVE BARRY/drums
- Date:Monday 22nd August 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12
We're delighted to welcome BRANDON ALLEN back to BEXLEY again. Orginally from Perth, Western Australia, Brandon has now been based in London for the past 16 years - since when he has worked with many and varied artists, groups and ensembles.
Brandon also works as a session musician, composer and arranger for commercial music and films and his work has been featured in films including "Alfie"(2004) and "The Look of Love" (2013)
Joining Brandon on tenor sax this evening will be:
ROSS STANLEY/piano-organ: ARNIE SOMOGYI/bass: MATT HOME/drums:
- Date:Monday 29th August 2016 at 8:30pmTicket 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.
- Date:Monday 5th September 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12
- Date:Monday 12th September 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12
PAUL HIGGS presents "A Brief History of Jazz"
Paul Higgs is renowned as one of the UK's leading trumpet players and composers.
In this Show Paul presents a musical tour of the history of jazz, playing hits by the legendary greats - Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker and Miles Davis - amongst others. He takes you from the early styles of New Orleans, Swing and Bebop, through to cool jazz, modal and latin.
Paul has performed with Johnny Dankworth, Lulu, Tony Hatch, John Williams, Peggy Lee and Nancy Wilson. He has also performed in many concert venues around the world, including our own Ronnie Scott's, Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room and regularly receives a standing ovation.
His understanding of musical genres and composition, coupled with his exceptional skills as a performer ensure that he is very much in demand.
supporting Paul this evening will be :
SIMON WALLACE - keys
ANDY CLEYNDERT - double bass
JEFF LARDNER - drums
- Date:Monday 19th September 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12
A really great evening in store at BEXLEY JAZZ CLUB this evening with : AYDENNE SIMONE and DEREK NASH
Aydenne is one of London's finest Jazz singers - as many testimonials will tell you. For 26 years Aydenne has wowed audiences with her deep, powerful vocal tones - taking her career to countless prestigious milestone performances. For Aydenne 2016 has been a great year - having released two singles in early 2016, showcasing her song writing ability! Look out for them on sale this evening.
YOU'VE GOT TO DIG IT TO DIG - YOU DIG ! Who else - but "Son of Bexley" - 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. In support this evening will be 3 superb musicians :
IMRA VARGA - Aydenne's great music buddy - on keys
EMILIANO CAROSELLI - drums
DARIO DELECCE - bass
- Date:Monday 26th September 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£14
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.
PAUL MORGAN/double bass