• JOSH KEMP Quartet

    Date: 
    Monday 30th May 2016 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    JOSH KEMP is a wonderfully rich-toned Tenorist playing a mix of contemporary and post-bop styles.
    "mature, fully realised jazz of a high order" - says Ian Carr.

    This evening Josh is supported by :

    ROBIN ASPLAND/keys......SIMON THORPE/bass......PAUL CAVACIUTI/drums

    http://www.joshkemp/com
    http://www.paulcav.com

  • MJQ CELEBRATION

    Date: 
    Monday 23rd May 2016 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    It's exciting for us at Bexley Jazz Club to be presenting the reformed MJQ Celebration this evening.

    As ever, the Band brings together some of the best in the younger generation of British Jazz Musicians who give a fresh take on the famous Quartet - but performing very much the recognised repertoire.

    NAT STEELE/vibraphones has recently taken on the mantle of running the band due to Jim Hart's conflicting commitments - added to the fact that Jim is now living in France.

    Hard swinging GABRIEL LATCHIN will replace Barry Green on keyboards.

    As ever - we welcome MATT RIDLEY on bass and STEVE BROWN on drums.

    http://www.natsteele.com
    http://www.gabriellatchin.com
    http://www.mattridley.co.uk

  • DAVE O'HIGGINS QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 16th May 2016 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    Saxophonist DAVE O'HIGGINS is back with us once more and, thankfully, is busier than ever spreading the message of jazz - along with many other wonderful musicians from around the world - Swing, Blues, Harmony and Improvisation - long may it last !

    With Dave this evening will be :
    SIMON WALLACE on keys; DAVIDE MANTOVANI/bass and ROD BROWN/drums

    http://www.daveo'higgins.com
    http://www.simonwallace.org/-

  • ANITA WARDELL & DEREK NASH

    Date: 
    Monday 9th May 2016 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    The wonderful jazz singer - ANITA WARDELL - will, once more, ripple like a sophisticated summers evening
    accompanied by none other than DEREK NASH - leader of SAX APPEAL - featured Saxophonist with Jools Holland and, of course, "YOU'VE GOT TO 'DIG IT' TO DIG IT - YOU DIG ?". Apart from their musicianship - both Anita and Derek are supreme 'Entertainers'.

    This evening they will be wonderfully supported by ROBIN ASPLAND on keys - JEREMY (JEZ) BROWN/bass and EMILIANO CAROSELLI/drums.....Anita says "he swings !"

    http://www.anitawardell.com
    http://www.dereknash.com

  • MARC PARNELL TRIO

    Date: 
    Monday 2nd May 2016 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £11

    MARC PARNELL - son of the legendary Jack Parnell - is an extraordinary musician and renowned for his spectacular playing - who, for some time, was the industry's best kept secret. Marc's Trio includes :

    GUNTHER KURMAYR - Pianist extradordinaire
    and
    CHRIS DODDS - bassist and multi instrumentalist

    http://www.marcparnell.biz/

  • ANDY PANAYI QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 25th April 2016 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    YET ANOTHER STELLAR EVENING AT BEXLEY JAZZ CLUB .... WITH

    ANDY PANAYI - an exceptionally gifted jazz musician - playing all the Flutes and all the Saxophones.
    Andy has performed and recorded with such as Shirley Bassey, Paul McCartney, Salena Jones, Elvis Costello, Elaine Delmar, Helen Shapiro - to name but a very few. Other 'household' names include Scott Hamilton, Kenny Baker, John Dankworth (Andy was a winner of the John Dankworth Solo Award), Don Lusher, Stan Tracey, Ken Peplowski etc etc. We are delighted to welcome him back to Bexley.

    On Keys this evening will be the one and only DAVID NEWTON - so well known and loved by us at Bexley.
    On Double Bass will be PERCY PURSGLOVE - appearing for the first time at Bexley.
    On Drums will be ANDREW BAIN - also with us this evening for the first time.

    http://www.andypanayi.co.uk
    http://www.davidnewton.biz
    http://www.percypursglove.com/about
    http://www.andrewbain.org

  • THE GEOFF EALES QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 18th April 2016 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    "GEOFF EALES is unique - and this event is a part of his 65 Birthday Tour - Congratulations Geoff !

    When you talk to him one word comes up over and over, eclectic. Eclectic is a word he uses to describe some of his influences, for example Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock. It also accurately describes, not only Geoff's playing, but also his life.....any performance by Geoff will refer to the varied influences and experiences of his life so far : a splendid synthesis of all that he knows from Messiaen through Henry Mancini to Bill Evans."

    Jazz critic Dave Gelly, writing in The Observer in 2005, referred to him as "phenomenally accomplished".

    MICHAEL COATES, Canadian born Saxophonist appears with Geoff this evening. Michael took up saxophone at the age of 11 - eventually moving to London in 1992 where, in seemingly no time at all, he had become a familiar face at London's jam sessions in the West End - leading of course to Ronnie Scotts, the Vortex, Dean Street Pizza Express etc....as well as travelling extensively and pursuing a very busy career on the London Session scene. We are delighted to see Michael back at Bexley once more.

    Supporting Geoff and Michael will be SANDY BURNETT on double bass with MARC CECIL on drums.

    http://www.geoffeales.com
    http://www.michaelcoates.co.uk
    http://www.sandyburnett.com
    http://www.marccecil.co.uk

  • MARTIN SPEAKE QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 11th April 2016 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    MARTIN SPEAKE "... is one of the most interesting and rewarding alto saxophonists now playing jazz in any Continent"....Thos Conrad, Jazz Times.

    This evening Martin is supported by RICK SIMPSON on keys - a jazz pianist who in 2008 won a Yamaha Scholarship Prize for outstanding jazz musicians. He also teaches alongside such luminaries as Steve Waterman, Alan Barnes, Mark Hodgson etc.

    On Bass will be CALUM GOURLAY.
    On drums will be JAMES MADDREN - who is also part of the quartet on Julian Arguelles new album 'Tetra'.

    http://www.martinspeake.com
    http://www.ricksimpsonjazz.com
    http://www.whirlwindrecordings.com/james-maddren

  • ALAN BARNES & BRUCE ADAMS Quintet

    Date: 
    Monday 4th April 2016 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    - B J Award Winners All

    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 - and we're delighted to welcome him once more to Bexley.

    BRUCE ADAMS - Trumpet & Flugelhorn - is not only one of the Jazz scene's most dramatic and scintillating performers - he is also a delightful companion - known for creating many a happy & riotous Band Room !

    This evening Alan & Bruce are supported by a truly 5 Star - Jazz Award Winning - Trio :

    DAVE NEWTON - keyboards
    DAVE GREEN - double bass
    STEVE BROWN - drums

    http://www.alanbarnesjazz.com
    http://www.bruce-adams.co.uk/Bruce_Adams/welcome.html
    http://www.davidnewton.biz

  • THE TED BEAMENT TRIO

    Date: 
    Monday 28th March 2016 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £11

    TED BEAMENT is one of the finest pianists that Britain has to offer. As well as being a great band player, Ted is equally at home performing as an innovative soloist or providing an excellent accompaniment for any vocalist. As well as being part of the great Humphrey Lyttleton Band for many years, he has played alongside many fine soloists such as Spike Robinson, Al Cohn, Don Rendell to name but a very few.

    Ted 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.

    Supporting Ted this evening will be MURRAY SALMON on Bass and LES CIRKEL on Drums.

  • THE PETE NEIGHBOUR QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 21st March 2016 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £11

    The wonderful PETE NEIGHBOUR - with his Clarinet - takes a break from Cruising to entertain us at Bexley this evening.

    He'll be joined by - DAVE NEWTON/keyboards - ANDY CLEYNDERT/bass and BOBBY WORTH/drums

    http://www.peteneighbour.com

  • MARLENE VER PLANCK

    Date: 
    Monday 14th March 2016 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £11......PLEASE BOOK TO BE CERTAIN OF A SEAT

    MARLENE VER PLANCK SINGS TO US THIS EVENING BACKED BY HER TRIO :

    JOHN PEARCE/KEYS - PAUL MORGAN/BASS - BOBBY WORTH/DRUMS

    There are songs and singers ..... and then.....there is MARLENE VerPLANCK....who may be the most accomplished interpreter of popular modern material performing today.

    From Big Bands to Studio work, Radio, TV, Clubs and Concerts - Marlene VerPlanck has done it all.
    She has the kind of skill which makes her voice a fourth instrument onstage. Marlene clearly loves what she does and still, after all these years, projects the young, unjaded quality of a performer who still wants to share.

    We are so fortunate to be able to share an evening with MARLENE VerPLANCK - the Ultimate Professional.

    Such talent and skill demands top class backup - and so this evening Marlene's Trio is :

    JOHN PEARCE/keyboards - PAUL MORGAN/bass - BOBBY WORTH/drums

    http://www.marleneverplanck.com

  • ROGER BEAUJOLAIS QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 7th March 2016 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £11

    ROGER BEAUJOLAIS - has emerged as an essential player on the British jazz scene following a long career which has taken in jump/jive and acid jazz along the way and, this evening, we'll revel in his quite masterly technique on the Vibraphones.

    With Roger this evening will be the inestimable ROBIN ASPLAND on keyboard - bassist TBA - and on drums ALESSANDRO PIVI.

    http://www.rogerbeaujolais.com

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  • THE SIMON SPILLETT QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 29th February 2016 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £11

    SIMON SPILLETT - described by the late Humphrey Lyttleton as "Formidable" - is with us this evening leading his own superb Quartet featuring :

    JOHN CRITCHINSON on keyboards
    ALEC DANKWORTH on double bass
    CLARK TRACEY on drums

    Apart from performing as a powerful jazz saxophonist - Simon has also published a definitive biography of the UK Jazz legend TUBBY HAYES - "The Long Shadow of the Little Giant" - together with booklet essays for over 70 albums.

    http://www.spillett.com
    http://www.johncritchinson.com
    http://www.alecdankworth.com
    http://www.clarktracey.com

  • VASILIS XENOPOULOS QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 22nd February 2016 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £11

    VASILIS XENOPOULOS was born in Athens and began to play saxophone at the age of 13. In 1999 he was awarded a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston and by 2002 had moved to London to continue his studies with Eddie Harvey, Stan Sulzman, Jimmy Hastings and Pete Cook - forming his first quartet in 2005.

    Vasilis's explosive style combined with his delightful personality and connection to his audience means he is in great demand both as a jazz saxophonist and a session musician.

    This evening Vasilis is accompanied on keyboards by RICHARD BUSIAKIEWICZ. Richard is firmly established in the UK jazz scene and specialises in repertoire from the Great American Songbook - playing songs spanning no less than 4 decades. Richard was also a member of The Ray Gelato Giants for ten years.

    This stellar Quartet is completed by ANDY CLEYNDERT on double bass and ROD BROWN on drums.

    http://www.vasilisx.com
    http://www.dg.co.uk

  • DEREK NASH QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 15th February 2016 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £11

    DEREK NASH - Son of Bexley - leader of Sax Appeal - featured saxophonist with the Jools Holland R&B band
    comes to us this evening together with :

    GUNTHER KURMAYR on keyboards of the Ray Gelato Giants - GEOFF GASCOYNE and MATT SKELTON of the John Wilson Orchestra.

    What's not to like about that !!

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

  • KELVIN CHRISTIANE QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 8th February 2016 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £11

    Reedman - Kelvin Christiane - has played with most people from Don Weller to Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie
    and this evening has been lured away from his "jazz home" at the Twickenham Jazz Club to entertain us here at Bexley with his great tenor sound - baritone and flute.

    Supporting Kelvin this evening will be ROBIN ASPLAND - PAUL MORGAN and NOEL JOYCE.

    http://www.kcmusic.co.uk

  • DENISE KING SINGS....

    Date: 
    Monday 1st February 2016 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    Artists aren't made - they are born. Denise King is no exception to this rule. She comes to us via top venues in Philadelphia, New York, Paris, Turkey, Brazil, Africa, Germany and Japan - with much of her phrasing borrowed from Sarah Vaughan, Ella, Nat 'King' Cole and Sinatra - from Carmen McCrea and Nina Simone.
    This evening we welcome to Bexley another Great Lady of Jazz.

    Denise is accompanied this evening by John Pearce, keyboards - Simon Woolf, double bass and Bobby Worth, drums.

    http://www.denisekingsings.com
    http://www.woolfnotes.co.uk

  • DAVE NEWTON'S "BIG SCREEN" TRIO

    Date: 
    Monday 25th January 2016 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £11

    THE "BIG SCREEN" TRIO

    A heavyweight of British jazz, pianist Dave Newton is joined for this project by bassist Tom Farmer (from Empirical & Joe Stilgoe), who has a contemporary approach to bass playing - together with Matt Skelton, John Wilson Orchestra, co-leader of Skelton-Skinner All Stars - whose virtuoso drum skills keeps everything moving nicely.

    Dave has always thrived on playing material that brings new challenges to his improvisation and he has gone out of his way to do so for this new Trio. There is an emotional and visceral joy when hearing these tunes rendered with the care, intellect, passion and excellence that Big Screen bring to the music - played with a finely-tuned sense of taste and swing.

    http://www.davidnewton.biz/
    http://www.musicalorbit.com/musicians/matt-skelton

  • THE MARC CECIL QUINTET

    Date: 
    Monday 18th January 2016 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    Like his own career Marc Cecil's own Quintet play a variety of music loosely based around the Library of Dizzy Gillespie . The band will take you on a journey around the world which includes; the Swing of New York, the salsa of Cuba, the 2nd line of New Orleans, and the samba of Brazil, all linking together with some original arrangements of classic Jazz standards.

    It's a stunning and exciting sound - not to be missed.

    Introducing the Marc Cecil Quintet ...........

    GUNTHER KURMAYER - keyboards & of the Ray Gelato Giants
    PAUL JAYASINHA - Trumpet & Flugelhorn
    JAMES ARBENT - SAXOPHONE
    DOMINIC HOWLES - Double Bass

    and, of course, MARC CECIL - drums

    http://www.marccecil.co.uk/-
    http://www.pauljayasinha.shantijazz.com
    http://www.dominichowles.com

  • JEFF HOOPER SINGS AND SWINGS AT BEXLEY

    Date: 
    Monday 11th January 2016 at 8:30pm
    Ticket 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

    http://www.jeffhooper.co.uk
    http://www.neilbullock.com/-

  • ALAN BARNES QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 4th January 2016 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £11

    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 - and we're delighted to welcome him once more to Bexley - especially saying ' Hello ' to 2016 !!

    BRIAN DEE accompanies on keys this evening - he who has pretty much 'done it all' from Harry Klein & Vic Ash Jazz Five to Bobby Wellins - Tommy Whittle - the bands of Ken MacIntosh, Eric Winstone - touring with Tubby Hayes.
    Brian is also a superb accompanist - having worked with Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee and Elaine Delmar.

    So - together with SIMON THORPE on Double Bass and MATT HOME on drums - we're off into yet another year of superb JAZZ AT BEXLEY JAZZ CLUB...........do come and join us.

    http://www.alanbarnesjazz.com
    http://www.henrybebop.co.uk/briandeehtm
    http://www.matthomedrums.wordpress.com/-

  • CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS - REOPENING 04 JANUARY 2016

    Date: 
    Monday 28th December 2015 at (All day)
    Ticket Price: 
    N/A

    JAZZ CLUB CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY AND REOPENING

    MONDAY 04 JANUARY 2016 - WITH ALAN BARNES

  • OUR CHRISTMAS BASH - WITH DEREK NASH

    Date: 
    Monday 21st December 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    SOLD OUT

    IT'S THE TRADITIONAL "BEXLEY CHRISTMAS BASH" - WITH DEREK NASH ...... and Stellar Cast

    DEREK NASH - featured soloist with the JOOLS HOLLAND R&B Band - Leader of SAX APPEAL
    co-leader of PROTECT THE BEAT......and a true "Son of Bexley"

    ENRICO TOMASSO - rated the best Trumpet player in the UK and winner of THE B J A 2012 & 2013

    With DAVE NEWTON - GEOFF GASCOYNE - RICHARD PITE forming the greatest possible rhythm section Bexley is assured of a wonderful Christmas Bash - complete with CAKE & MINCE PIES !

    BOOKINGS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN.

    http://www.dereknash.com
    http://www.davenewton.biz
    http://www.geoffgascoyne.com
    http://www.jazzrep.co.uk/

  • MARK LOCKHEART QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 14th December 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £11

    MARK LOCKHEART makes his first appearance at Bexley Jazz Club this evening - one which is long overdue.

    Mark first came to prominence in the mid 80s with the influential big band, Loose Tubes - and later Radiohead. Since that time Mark has performed with many, many 'household' names - Django Bates, Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, John Parricelli, Martin France, John Pattitucci, Gwilym Simcock - to name but a few. Along the way Mark has acquired many awards - including Parliamentary Jazz Musician of the Year 2010"

    This evening's superb rhythm section is made up of :

    SIMON WALLACE - keys
    STEVE WATTS - bass
    ROD BROWN - drums

    http://www.marklockheart.co.uk/-
    http://www.simonwallace.org/-

  • MICK FOSTER QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 7th December 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £11

    MICK FOSTER - Composer and Saxophonist - covering all instruments from Soprano to Bass as well as Clarinet. Mick has "played with them all" - from John Dankworth and Cleo Laine - to Guy Barker - Mark Nightingale - the London Philharmonic - the Syd Lawrence Orchestra etc etc.

    Mick also teaches at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and at the Guildhall as well as being Tutor for the National Jazz Youth Collective.

    This evening Mick has the 5 star support of :

    COLIN OXLEY - Jazz Guitar
    JULIAN BURY - bass
    MATT HOME - drums

    http://www.mickfoster.org.uk/-
    http://www.matthomedrums.wordpress.com/-

  • THE JOE MUDELE BLUE ROOM SEVEN - led by COLIN HICKMAN

    Date: 
    Monday 30th November 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £15

    JOE MUDELE'S "BLUE ROOM SEVEN" led by COLIN HICKMAN

    Before Joe died on 7th March 2014 he and Colin talked about setting up this event at Bexley. 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 13 years ago - together with his wife, Jan Mudele - who will make 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.

    ENRICO TOMASSO/trumpet
    MICHAEL COATES/alto
    DAVE BLACK/tenor
    COLIN HICKMAN/baritone
    JOHN PEARCE/keys
    PAUL MORGAN/double bass
    BOBBY WORTH/drums

    http://www.purejazz.co.uk/coates/biography-html
    http://www.triorecords.co.uk_morgan.html

  • DAVE O'HIGGINS QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 23rd November 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £11

    DAVE O'HIGGINS - Saxophonist, Composer, Educator and Producer says that he is busier than ever trying to spread the message of jazz and the essence of the great African - American tradition - Swing, Blues, Harmony and Improvisation. Long may this tradition remain vital and alive.
    In 1992 Dave played with Sinatra at The Albert Hall - Sinatra's last appearance in the UK - I remember it so well - what an evening ! - again, in 1996 he recorded and toured with Ray Charles.

    SIMON WALLACE - Accompanies Dave this evening. As Composer, Pianist and Musical Director Simon has, over the years, written and produced music for Shows such as Absolutely Fabulous, French & Saunders, Rub Wax etc etc. In contrast, he has written a 5 Movement Symphony for the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.

    This evening's rhythmn section is completed with Davide Mantovani on bass and Rod Brown on drums.

    http://www.daveohiggins.com
    http://www.simonwallace.org

  • ALAN BARNES and PHIL DE GREG

    Date: 
    Monday 16th November 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £11

    ALAN BARNES - The multi Award Winning Alan Barnes is back with us once more with music that was radical 50 years back - hard, urban post bop - but inspired with so much passion you could believe it was minted on the spot - which is always part of the story with jazz.

    With Alan this evening we are privileged to welcome once more Cincinnati pianist PHIL DE GREG whose main influences have been Bud Powell and Bill Evans - but Phil is equally accomplished and comfortable in a wide range of jazz styles from mainstream to bebop to Brazilian jazz. Among so many others Phil has worked with Scott Hamilton, Greg Abate, Warren Vache, Dizzy Gillespie and Rufus Reid.

    Accompanying Alan and Phil will be the superb DAVE GREEN on bass and STEVE BROWN on drums.

    http://www.alanbarnesjazz.com
    http://www.phildegregg.com/

  • BRUCE ADAMS WITH BRIAN DEE

    Date: 
    Monday 9th November 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £11

    BRUCE ADAMS/Trumpet & Flugelhorn - is one of the most dramatic & stimulating of performeres - and a most affable companion - often creating a happy, riotous band-room with his stream of hilarious jokes, anecdotes and showbiz stories.

    We're delighted to welcome him back to Bexley this evening together with great backup in the form of :

    BRIAN DEE - keys
    ANDY CLEYNDERT - bass
    BOBBY WORTH - drums

    http://www.bruce-adams.co.uk/
    http://www.henrybehop.co.uk/briandee.htm

  • JOSH KEMP QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 2nd November 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £11

    JOSH KEMP is a wonderfully rich-toned tenorist playing a mix of contemporary and post-bop styles.
    "mature, fully realised jazz of a high order" - says Ian Carr.

    This evening Josh is supported by :

    ROBIN ASPLAND on keyboards
    SIMON THORPE - bass
    PAUL CAVACIUTI - drums

    http://www.joshkemp.com
    http://www.paulcav.com/biography.html

  • BEN CLATWORTHY QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 26th October 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £11

    Famously the grandson of the legendary Gertrude Lawrence - Ben was born in England in '55. However, in 1980 - following lessons from Ronnie Scott - he moved to L.A. and studied with Phil Sobel. As a resident in LA, Ben has worked with such as Lionel Hampton, Cedar Watts, Jimmy Cleveland, Horace Silver and has been variously described as a 'master player' - 'sublime' - 'brilliant'.
    However, do be warned, Ben's often outrageous humour can bemuse and disconcert ....!! So - on all counts an evening not to be missed.

    This evening Ben is supported by a superb rhythm section of :

    JOHN DONALDSON - keys
    SIMON THORPE - bass
    MATT HOME - drums

    http://www.benclatworthy.com
    http://www.matthomedrums.wordpress.com

  • ANDY PANAYI QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 19th October 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £11

    ANDY PANAYI is an exceptionally gifted jazz musician and composer who plays all the flutes, all the saxophones and clarinet. To name but a few Andy has worked with Cleo Laine, John Dankworth (receiving The John Dankworth Award), Shirley Bassey, Paul McCartney, Ronnie Scott, Humphrey Lyttleton, the BBC Big Band, Royal Philharmonic, English National Ballet, etc etc.

    We 're delighted to welcome him back to Bexley Jazz Club - together with an all star line up of :

    MARK EDWARDS - keyboard
    ANDY CLEYNDERT - bass
    WINSTON CLIFFORD - drums

    http://www.andypanayi.co.uk/reviews.htm

  • THE TED BEAMENT QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 12th October 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £11

    THE TED BEAMENT QUARTET with - for Bexley at least - three exciting "new" names.

    Ted Beament - as we all know so well - is one of the UKs most revered pianists. Ted was with the Humphrey Lyttleton Band for many years and, before that, with George Melly. In addition, Ted has played with just about every major name on the UK jazz scene - as well as many visiting American jazz stars.

    With Ted this evening we will meet :

    COLIN WATLING - Tenor
    THOMAS PEDERSON - Bass
    JOHN SCOTNEY - Drums

  • ALAN BARNES with MARTIN SHAW

    Date: 
    Monday 5th October 2015 at 8:30pm
    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).

    This evening Alan is joined by the great MARTIN SHAW - on trumpet & flugelhorn and regarded as one of the top jazz soloists in the counftry.

    Alan and Martin will be backed by a truly 5 star rhythm section of :

    ROBIN ASPLAND - PAUL MORGAN - BOBBY WORTH.

    http://www.alanbarnesjazz.com

  • TIM WHITEHEAD QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 28th September 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £11

    TIM WHITEHEAD/tenor is welcomed to Bexley for the first time this evening.

    Dave Gelly says :

    "Those of us who have caught him live have been left in blinking disbelief. It's not just his mastery of the tenor saxophone - phenominal though it is - but the absolute conviction of his playing that is so impressive "

    Tim will be supported by a simply superb trio :

    SIMON WALLACE - keys...ANDY CLEYNDERT - bass....MATT SKELTON - drums

    http://www.timwhitehead.co.uk
    http://www.simonwallace.org

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