- Date:Monday 12th December 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12
He's back with us once more - the irrepressible - the superb MR ALAN BARNES together with great pianist and longtime friend of Alan's - MR BRIAN DEE.
On Bass will be MR. SIMON THORPE and on drums MR DAVE BARRY.
Alan promises a "Christmassey" evening - so do come and join us to get into that "25th Mood".
- Date:Monday 19th December 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12
IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN !!! ..... THE BEXLEY CHRISTMAS BASH .... Mince Pies & Christmas Cake.....
YOU'VE GOT TO DIG IT TO DIG - YOU DIG ! Who else - but "Son of Bexley" - MR 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.
Front Lining together with Derek this evening will be ENRICO TOMASSO - Trumpet & Vocals. Enrico simply loves, stylistically, to play across the board - Swing, Mainstream, Bop - keeping his music forever fresh - with echoes from the Ken Mackintosh Band, Pasadena Orchestra, Ray Gelato, Acker Bilk, Harry Gold etc etc.
A great rhythm section this evening will be :
GRAHAM HARVEY/keys .... GEOFF GASCOYNE/bass........SEBASTIAAN DE KROM/drums
- Date:Monday 9th January 2017 at 8:00pmTicket Price:£12
FIRST OF ALL - DO PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW START TIME AT BEXLEY OF 8PM - FINISHING 10.30PM.
It is always a delight to welcome AL NICHOLLS back to Bexley - both as a person and musician. Through the bands of Ray Gelato, The Big Town Playboys, Kings Pleasure etc Al comes to us now as Leader and musical driving force of London's jump jive and swing band - Blue Harlem.
With Al this evening will be IMRE VARGA/keyboards - SANDY BURNETT/double bass - and
EMILIANO CAROSELI/ drums.
- Date:Monday 16th January 2017 at 8:00pmTicket Price:£20 - ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED
THE LEGENDARY SCOTT HAMILTON
PERFORMING FOR THE FIRST TIME AT BEXLEY JAZZ CLUB ON
MONDAY 16TH JANUARY 2017
"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, 16-01-2017.
Scott's stellar quartet will be :
JOHN PEARCE - keyboards..........DAVE GREEN - double bass..........STEVE BROWN - drums
- Date:Monday 23rd January 2017 at 8:00pmTicket Price:£12....RESERVATIONS NOW BEING TAKEN
PLEASE DO NOTE OUR EARLIER START TIME OF 8PM - FINISHING 1030PM
On November 20 2016 - DEELEE DUBE was one of only 5 Finalists (out of 153) to be selected to take part in the Finals of the Sarah Vaughan International Competition in the US.
SHE HAS WON THE CONTEST !!! - SO - as we said before..... THIS LADY CAN SING !!!
Come along to BEXLEY JAZZ CLUB this evening and judge for yourself.
Since January 2015, Deelee has been resident singer at Renato D’Aiello’s Late, Late Show at Ronnie Scott's. also teaming up with the Renato D’Aiello Sextet, and performing to a full house at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Sreet for two nights in February 2015.
Born in London, Deelee studied at the Brit School of performing Arts and pursued an academic path in music - graduating with a BA honours degree.
Deelee possesses a voice quality that is wonderfully versatile, ranging from a sonorous vibrant tone to a stunningly mature and sophisticated one, yet all encapsulated within a wide vocal range that remains pure across her entire vocal register.
Deelee especially captures the attention of audiences with her swooping glissandi and variation of melody, and, most notably, her unique expression of emotion and intonation through song.
Accompanying Deelee will be her own Trio :
Alex Bryson - keyboards: Jay Dervish - Double Bass: Andrea Trillo - drums:
- Date:Monday 30th January 2017 at 8:00pmTicket Price:£12
PLEASE DO NOTE OUR EARLIER START TIME OF 2000 HRS - FINISHING 2030PM
"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 :
RICHARD BUSHIAKEVITZ/keyboards - DAVE CHAMBERLAIN/double bass - ROD BROWN/drums
- Date:Monday 6th February 2017 at 8:00pmTicket Price:£12
JEFF HOOPER - International Cabaret and Big Band Vocalist and Entertainer - is one of the most talented and best-liked vocalists on the European scene. Bexley's in for a Sumptuous New Year's Treat.
Early in his career Jeff worked with Matt Monroe - sang with Shirley Bassey and Sir Tom Jones - has been a great friend of lyricist Hal David of Bacharach David - who says Jeff is one of his favourite singers - and worked with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra.
Claire Martin says "I was totally blown away by this CD - his vocal range is stunning - and he swings too!!"
Jeff's hand-picked Rhythm section this evening is :
JOHN PEARCE - keys
PAUL MORGAN - double bass
NEIL BULLOCK - drums
- Date:Monday 27th February 2017 at 8:00pmTicket Price:£12
The wonderful jazz singer - ANITA WARDELL - will, once more, ripple like a sophisticated summers evening
This evening they will be wonderfully supported by ROBIN ASPLAND on keys - JEREMY (JEZ) BROWN/bass and STEVE BROWN/drums