• JO HARROP QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 22nd April 2019 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    "A RISING STAR"......."BORN TO SING"...."SINGING SENSATION" "Bebop Spoken Here"...

    JO HARROP - a talented young jazz singer inspired by the likes of Ella, Billy Holiday,
    Aretha Franklyn, Nina Simone........with a refined and mellow tone.

    Jo is already highly experienced having performed at such as Jazz Cafe, Zedel, St Martin in the Field,
    Royal Albert Hall etc. However, it will be Jo's first appearance at Bexley which we look forward to
    with huge enthusiasm. Jo will be backed by JOHN PEARCE on keys, DAVE CHAMBERLAIN, bass and MATT HOME, drums.

    http://www.pureblissmusic.com/artistjohn-pearce
    http://www.davechamberlain.biz
    http://www.matthomebass.worldpress.com

  • MARC CECIL QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 29th April 2019 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    As a Jazz and Latin Drummer MARC CECIL has a substantial list of credits - including Art Themen,
    John Bunch, Dominic Ashworth, Paul Booth, Geoff Gascoyne, Alan Barnes, Steve Waterman, Pete Long,
    Karen Sharp, Derek Nash etc etc - SWING, SALSA, SAMBA - all linked together with some original arrangements of classic Jazz Standards.

    On Tenor Saxophone - ZAK BARRETT who studied at The Royal Northern College of Music where he both attended and performed at Master Classes featuring such as Ed Thigpen, Victor Mendoza, Phil Woods etc. As a performer Zac has worked with artistes ranging from Mick Hucknell to Narada Michael Walden.

    The Trio is completed by two simply superb musicians - on keys RICHARD BUSIAKIEWICZ and on Double Bass NEVILLE MALCOLM.

    http://www.marccecil.co.uk

  • AL NICHOLLS QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 6th May 2019 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    For the pastt 20 years AL NICHOLLS - a very fine Tenorist - has played at virtually all major Clubs and Festivals up and down the country - as well as running swing band "BLUE HARLEM" for many years.
    Al favours the Big Open Tenor sound - the free flowing style of the Texas Tenors of yore

    With Al this evening will be IMRE VARGA/keys - MANUEL ALVAREZ/bass - CHRIS NICHOLLS/drums

    http://www.imrevargajazz.com
    http://www.manuelalvarez@hotmail.com

  • TOMMASO STARACE QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 13th May 2019 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    TOMMASO STARACE - Alto and Tenor - stunning saxophonist - think bebop - very much in the style of Cannonball Adderley - with a bleusy swagger - and lots of Passion ! Tommaso has played at all of the top Clubs and Festivals including London Jazz Festival, Brecon Jazz Festival, Pizza Express Soho, Blue Note Milano, Oxford Jazz Festival etc etc.

    This evening Tommaso is supported by BRUNO D'AMBRA, Keys - FRANCESCO FLO CASTRO, Guitar and the great ROD YOUNGS on drums.

    http://www.tommasostarace.com
    http://www.francescoflocastro.com
    http://www.rodyoungs.com

  • THE CLARK TRACEY QUINTET

    Date: 
    Monday 20th May 2019 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    /£12

    In 2018 - having celebrated 40 years in Jazz - Clark Tracey assembled his latest lineup of gifted young musicians. We are delighted to welcome Clark's Quintet back to Bexley - as follows :

    On Trumpet ALEXANDRIA RIDOUT - who won the 2018 BBC Young Musician Of The Year Award
    On Alto Sax - SEAN PAYNE - who was runner up to Alexandria in 2018
    On Keys - ELLIOTT SANSOM -whose Piano Trio backed Greg Abate in Birmingham 2018
    On Double Bass - JAMES OUSTON
    On Drums - of course - CLARK TRACEY
    This young Band has astonished audiences around the country at Clubs and Festivals with a maturity beyond their years.

    http://www.clarktracey.com
    http://www.alexandriaridout.wordpress.com
    http://www.elliottsansom.co.uk

  • CHRISTIAN BREWER QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 27th May 2019 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    CHRISTIAN BREWER is a passionate, gutsy, hard bop Alto Saxophonist. His glowing, lyrical sound is infused with abrasive pep.
    On Keys LEON GREENING is the perfect foil to Christian - capable of both sparkling runs in up tempo pieces as well as delicacy in the occasional ballad.

    The line up is completed with CONOR CHAPLIN on Bass and MATT SKELTON on drums

    http://www.christianbrewer.com

  • DAVE LEWIS QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 3rd June 2019 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    This evening at Bexley let's welcome once more The Dave Lewis Quartet.
    DAVE LEWIS provides a passionate, hard kicking jazz sound - embodying
    the very spirit and soul of Jazz.

    This evening Dave is jointed by CARL HUDSON on keys;
    NEVILLE MALCOLM double bass and ROD YOUNGS on drums

    http://www.davelewis1up.com

  • DAVE O'HIGGINS QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 10th June 2019 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    Tenorist DAVE O'HIGGINS makes a very welcome return to Bexley this evening - together
    with superb backing in the form of GRAHAM HARVEY on Keys - JEREMY BROWN Double Bass and
    JOSH MORRISON Drums.

    http://www.daveohiggins.com

  • DEREK NASH QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 17th June 2019 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    DEREK NASH - "Son of Bexley !" - that multi award winning Saxophonist - especially well known
    as a featured Saxophonist with the Jools Holland Band, Leader of the hugely successful Sax Appeal, Picante and co-leader of Protect The Beat - is back with us at Bexley.

    We are also delighted to welcome back DAVE NEWTON.
    Dave specialised in piano at Leeds College he also played Clarinet and Bassoon !
    In 2003 Dave became a Fellow of Leeds College of Music
    where he is a Principal Lecturer in Jazz Piano.
    In 2014 Dave was voted Best Jazz Pianist in the British Jazz Awards for the 13th time

    We are also pleased to welcome GEOFF GASCOYNE on bass and SEBASTIAAN DE KROM on drums

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

  • SHIREEN FRANCIS QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 24th June 2019 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    We are truly delighted to welcome SHIREEN FRANCIS for her first performance at Bexley Jazz Club.

    Born in London of Jamaican and Goan heritage - Shireen has honed her craft in Afro Caribbean music.
    However, inspired later by such as Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Dianne Rooks, Carmen Lundy - she
    has since moved to jazz.

    This evening Shireen is supported by GUNTHER KURMAYR on Keys - MANUEL ALVAREZ, Bass and
    RICHARD PITE on drums.

    This truly is one not to be missed !

    http://www.shireenfrancis.com

  • THE ROBERT FOWLER QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 1st July 2019 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    THE ROBERT FOWLER QUARTET will be with us at Bexley this evening.

    Robert's broad toned mellow sound is reminiscent of the great saxophonists of the 40s and 50s - with a swinging vibrancy to complete with the very best. Robert is also remembered as a former member of the Pasadena Roof Orchestra.

    Joining Robert will be JOHN PEARCE/Keys - DAVE GREEN/double bass - STEVE BROWN/drums

    http://www.woodvillerecords.com/robertfowler htm

  • GREG ABATE & THE CRAIG MILVERTON TRIO

    Date: 
    Monday 8th July 2019 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £15

    From the USA - GREG ABATE visits us again this evening - bringing to Bexley his passion and melodic tone. Greg is outstanding - a Bebopper pure and simple and multi-instrumentalist - equally at home on Alto, Soprano, Baritone and Flute ......... think Charlie Parker - Phil Woods.

    Supporting Greg will be the superb Craig Milverton Trio - Craig/Keys - Sandy Suchodolski/Bass and Nick Millward/drums.

    In all respects - a very, very special evening.

  • FROM NEW YORK - THE ROBERT CASTELLI QUINTET

    Date: 
    Monday 15th July 2019 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    From New York we're delighted to welcome Drummer/Bandleader - ROBERT CASTELLI - whose Quintet receives reviews such as .... "one of the happiest and greatest jazz events I've been to in years " .... "Castelli is a rythm machine" .... "Castelli is a rare drummer .." "funky, gutsy jazz ... Jazzwise London".

    The Quintet is completed with NIC MEIER/Guitar - GILLES ESTOPPEY/Keys - GREG HEATH/Sax - and DAVIDE MANTOVANNI/double bass.

    This promises to be a very, very special evening.

    http://www.batteristo@gmail.com

  • THE ROGER BEAUJOLAIS QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 22nd July 2019 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    As a UK Vibraphone player - Roger co-founded the Chevalier Brothers in the 1980s and was an Acid Jazz Artist in the 90s with his band - The Beaujolais Band - Vibraphonic. Roger's Quartet released their album "SUNSET" in 2017.

    This evening's very special quartet is completed with ROBIN ASPLAND/keys - SIMON THORPE/double bass and WINSTON CLIFFORD/drums.

    http://www.rogerbeaujolais.com

  • JOSH KEMP QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 29th July 2019 at 8:00pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    JOSH KEMP - Saxophonist - embodies the very spirit that sustains jazz - a musician at the coal-face of jazz - one hundred percent Full Range Swing.

    GUNTHER KURMAYR - on Keys - formerly of the Roy Gelato Giants.
    MANUEL ALVAREZ on Double Bass of whom Richard Scarr says - "I haven't heard a Bassist whose playing made me smile so much as Alvarez has in a long time"
    DAVID INGAMELLS on Drums - " one of the most versatile jazz drummers of his generation" - John Fordham - The Guardian.

    http://www.joshkemp.com
    http://www.mannelalvarez.blogspot.co.uk
    http://www.davidingamells.co.uk