• 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......MATT HOME

    "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

  • THE JO FOOKS QUARTET

    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