• THIS EVENING IS CANCELLED

    Date: 
    Monday 24th July 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket 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.

    With Jo this evening will be TED BEAMENT who 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.

    VAL MANNIX will be on double bass. On Drums will be MARC CECIL

    http://www.jofooks.com
    http://www.marccecil.co.uk/

  • THE GUNTHER KURMAYR QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 31st July 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    GUNTHER KURMAYR - has spent many years touring the world with the Ray Gelato Giants.

    Tonight - together with Shireen Francis - he will lead us on a journey through the Great American Songbook, shining new light through old windows and infusing timeless standards with a uniquely impressionistic classical style.

    Shireen Francis has a stunning, expressive voice and has developed her own unique blend of jazz with flavours of gospel, blues, calypso and reggae. She has performed at Ronnie Scotts, The Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, the 606 Club, Pizza Express in Dean Street, etc.

    On Double Bass this evening will be MANUEL ALVAREZ.

    On drums we welcome back 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
    http://www.shireenfrancis.com

  • ANDREW CLEYNDERT QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 7th August 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    ANDY CLEYNDERT bring his stella quartet to Bexley for the first time.

    The quartet eschews the use of drums in favour of the highly adaptive trio of piano/bass/guitar which, in this company, is no less driving whilst providing many musical permutations as each member of the group moves between soloist and accompanist. Arrangements for the group are drawn from the compositions of the jazz greats such as Billy Strayhorn, Dizzy, Herbie Hancock, Ray Brown et al, oft-neglected tunes from the standard songbook composers, and some choice songs from the pen of Tom Jobim.

    With Andy will be MARTIN SHAW/Trumpet - MARK EDWARDS/Keys - ROB LUFT- Guitar

    http://www.woodvillerecords.com/AndrewCleyndert.com

  • THE DAVE LEWIS QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 14th August 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    DAVE LEWIS is well known for his distinctive tenor sound and feel - which he plays as though from his soul.
    This evening he is supported by ROBIN ASPLAND - one of the best loved and most accomplished jazz pianists to play on a regular basis for us at Bexley. Robin has played with them all including Eddie Henderson, Ronnie Scott, Kenny Wheeler, Van Morrison, Georgie Fame ....

    Also in support are two members of Dave's 1Up Band :

    Bassist NEVILLE MALCOM and Drummer ROD YOUNGS

    http://www.davelewis1up.com/nevillemalcolm/htm
    http://www.rodyoungs.net

  • ALAN BARNES QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 21st August 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket 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 :

    RICHARD BUSIAKIEWICZ/keys - DAVE CHAMBERLAIN/bass - MATT HOME/drums

    http://www.alanbarnesjazz.com
    http://www.davechamberlain.biz
    http://www.matthomedrums.wordpress.com

  • THE SANDY SUCHODOLSKI TRIO

    Date: 
    Monday 28th August 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket 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 ED RICHARDSON drums.

    http://www.sandysuchodolski.co.uk
    http://www,robbarronmusic.com/RB

  • DEREK NASH ACCOUSTIC QUARTET

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

    The charismatic DEREK NASH is back this evening with his superb Accoustic Quartet featuring :

    DAVE NEWTON - GEOFF GASCOYNE - SEBASTIAAN DE KROM

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

  • STEVE WATERMAN QUARTET

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

    STEVE WATERMAN ........Steve 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 he will be supported by a simply great Trio featuring :

    JOHN HORLER/keys......ALEC DANKWORTH/double bass........and CLARK TRACEY/drums

    http://www.stevewaterman.co.uk
    http://www.johnhorler.co.uk
    http://www.alecdankworth.com
    http://www.clarktracey.com

  • DOMINIC ASHWORTH - "OSCAR PETERSON TRIBUTE"

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

    This evening at Bexley DOMINIC ASHWORTH presents an Oscar Peterson Tribute Evening - together with :

    CRAIG MILVERTON/keys..............SANDY SUCHODOLSKI/bass.............NICK MILLWARD/drums

    An evening not to be missed.

    http://www.dominicashworth.eu
    http://www.craigmilverton.co.uk
    http://www.sandysucholdolski.co.uk

  • THE ALLISON NEALE QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 25th September 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    American born altoist ALLISON NEALE'S beautifully crafted lines evoke the spirit of Paul Desmond and
    Art Pepper with whom she has a particular affinity.

    As a strong advocate of the melodic West Coast style she has performed alongside leading international artists such as Adelaide Hall and Bud Shank and more recently tenorist Scott Hamilton as well as featuring in both the John Dankworth ‘Generations‘ Band and the “Back to Basie’ Orchestra.

    This evening Allison presents her Quartet featuring simply superb musicians :

    LEON GREENING - Keys.........DARIO DE LECCE - Bass.........MATT FISHWICK - Drums

    http://www.allisonneale.com
    http://www.mattfishwick.net

  • KEN PEPLOWSKI & JULIAN MARC STRINGLE QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 2nd October 2017 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    “Ken Peplowski is arguably the greatest living jazz clarinetist” Russell Davies, BBC2 August 2013

    After a year of college, Ken joined the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of Buddy Morrow. “Buddy heard me with my quartet at a Cleveland jazz festival along with Teddy Wilson’s trio and the Dorsey band, and made an offer right then and there for me to not only play lead alto, but to have a feature spot on the clarinet with the rhythm section. It was a great ‘road-school’ – we learned the discipline that goes with playing one-nighters every day for 48 weeks out of the year, and Buddy was a great, very generous bandleader.”

    Peplowski met Sonny Stitt while on the road with the Dorsey band, and studied with him. “He was, and is, an inspiration to all of of us who make a living ‘on the road’ – I’ve never heard anybody play with such amazing consistency as Sonny, through all kinds of settings.”

    In 1984, Benny Goodman came out of retirement and put together a new band, hiring Ken on tenor saxophone.

    Ken has certainly achieved his goals, be it in small clubs, the Hollywood Bowl (where he played a sold-out concert), headlining in Las Vegas, the Newport Jazz Festival, pops concerts, European festivals and clubs, or at home in NYC.