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Current Programme

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Just a taste of the May 2015 into August 2015 season

with the amazing Jim Hart,
the glorious Barb Jungr.
Great news! We are hosting Clare Teal and her band at the New Wolsey Theatre as part of the Ipswich Jazz Festival.

Doors open 7:30pm on Fridays

Christine Tobin: It Might as Well be Spring
Christine Tobin

An exceptional singer songwriter, Christine specialises in idiosyncratic highly musical poetic vignettes

Christine Tobin vocals, Phil Robson guitar, Dave Whitford bass, Gene Calderazzo drums

A wonderful evening of classic songs is in store from the ever popular Great American Songbook by 2014 'Jazz Vocalist of the Year', Parliamentary Jazz Award winner Christine Tobin.

Her programme for this concert marks a return to the classics and includes favourites by Jerome Kern, Ellington, Gershwin, Michel Le Grand and many more.

Christine's stellar band are; A-list jazz guitarist Phil Robson, Dave Whitford double bass & US drummer Gene Calderazzo.

"Gorgeous, affecting and deeply human" The Guardian ****
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Tim Whitehead
Tim Whitehead

Tim has a highly personal and always gorgeous sound on tenor sax and an infinite vocabulary

Tim Whitehead sax, Jonathan Gee piano, Oli Hayhurst bass, Eddie Hick drums

Lawyer turned jazz musician, highly acclaimed Tim Whitehead, is now well known on the British jazz scene. His career goes back forty years when he played with Ian Carr's Nucleus before becoming a member of the prestigious twenty one piece band "Loose Tubes".

Tim brings with him three musicians with their own national reputations, Jonathan Gee, Oli Hayhurst and Eddie Hick who have entertained and enthralled us many times.

“He is a prodigious tenor player whose graceful compositions always rise above the mere technicalities of the conservatoire... amid the crowd of anonymous, garrulous and hard-edged tenor saxophonists, Tim Whitehead's music is marked by a sense of grace and economy.” Clive Davis - The Times
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The Derek Nash Picante Latin Band
Derek Nash

Award winning saxophonist Derek Nash makes a welcome return to the Club bringing his new Latin/Salsa band.

Derek Nash saxes, Dominic Ashworth guitar, Robin Jones percussion, Marc Cecil drums, Neil Anguilly keyboards, Andy Staples bass.

"At the forefront of the British Jazz movement, Derek Nash is 'one of the most versatile saxophonists in the UK today'" (The Guardian) To demonstrate that versatility, he brings to the club his new Latin/Salsa project.

Did I mention that two of his many bands are Fleece favourites? Tonight's band will no doubt join that list. How can it miss with the great Robin Jones, Dominic, Marc, Neil and Andy in attendance?
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Tom Green Septet
Tom Green

London based trombonist, composer and arranger and winner of The Dankworth prize for composition leads this great young band.

Tom Green trombone, Matthew Herd alto and soprano, Sam Miles tenor, James Davison trumpet, Sam James piano, Misha Mullov-Abbado bass, Scott Chapman drums

Having listened to these stunning young musicians on Youtube, I am eager to hear them. They have an lovely accurate big band sound.

John Fordham says, "This medium-sized band manages to sounds like a big one, and Tom Green sounds like an even bigger prospect". This is a tour to promote the band’s new CD, "Skyline"

The music is contemporary, accessible and a delight.
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Liane Carroll, Solo
Liane Carroll

"Deeply soulful, wonderfully honest" The Times.
"Utterly brilliant" Time Out
"Highly recommended ... I love it" Michael Parkinson
"The real thing" Sholto Byrnes, Independent on Sunday


Liane Carroll vocals and piano

What a joy it is to welcome Liane again. It is not just the list of awards she has been given, or the fine and accurate reviews of her work that we love her. She is a true original. And she is great fun.

"Some musicians are talented, some brilliant and a few just seem to be made of music. Liane Carroll is one of these. Every phrase she sings sounds unstudied, fresh and somehow inevitable. It is best to experience her in person" - Dave Gelly
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Chris Ingham Quartet - Celebrating Hoagy
Chris Ingham

A Sophisticated tribute to a master.

Chris Ingham piano, Paul Higgs trumpet, Andrew Brown bass, George Double drums

Sold out at Ronnie Scotts in October 2014 and a top ten album of 2014 in the Sunday Time, Chris Ingham's Celebrating Hoagy is packed with songs and stories of one of America's most enduring and endearing songwriters. Wry, wise, sentimental, down-home and sophisticated,

All four members of tonight's band have graced our modest stage on numerous occasions and it is with great pleasure we welcome them all for what we are sure will be a truly memorable night.

Stardust should settle on Fleece Jazz this night!
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Bryan Corbett Quartet
Bryan Corbett

Highly regarded both nationally and internationally, this multi award winning musician brings his acclaimed quartet back to Fleece Jazz by popular demand.

Bryan Corbett trumpet/flugel, Al Gurr keyboards, Neil Bullock drums and Ben Markland bass.

Bryan made his initial impact in classic hard bop mould but then branched out into a more contemporary sound and feel on his 2003 album “Corbenova” This took jazz to a younger audience, one of Bryan’s biggest aims and one we share, although I must stress Fleece Jazz welcomes young and old alike and our audience has included a nine and a ninety year old!

A striking aspect of Bryan’s playing is his rich trumpet sound which he has kept alive rather than going down the route of heavy electronic manipulation.

Three superb musicians in Al Gurr, Neil Bullock and Ben Markland complete this stellar quartet

We are in for a truly inspiring evening of great jazz from this multi award winning quartet.
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8:30pm Friday, 24 April, £22 buy Kyle Eastwood tickets
Kyle Eastwood
Kyle Eastwood

With considerable charm and unassuming excellence, composer, performer, arranger Kyle demonstrates his monster bass chops

Kyle Eastwood bass, Andrew McCormack piano, Quentin Collins trumpet, Brandon Allen sax, Chris Higginbottom drums

This gig will start at 8:30pm, not our usual 8:00pm.

In demand bassist Kyle Eastwood makes a welcome return to Fleece Jazz. Kyle has very much made his mark as a performer, composer and arranger and his many screen credits as composer include Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino & Invictus and as arranger, Flags of our Fathers and Changeling. Kyle has also appeared onscreen in several Hollywood productions.

He brings a truly starry band who all showcase their equally impressive talents.

This is not a gig to be missed.
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7:45pm Friday, 19 June, £10 to £17 currently
Clare Teal at The New Wolsey Theatre
Clare Teal

Tickets are available from the New Wolsey Theatre.

Clare Teal vocals and compere, Jason Rebello piano, Simon Little bass, Matt Skelton drums

Fleece Jazz are proud to present Clare Teal and her band as part of the Ipswich Jazz Festival.

Clare performs jazz standards, including music by her heroes, Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day and Peggy Lee as well as more contemporary covers and original material. Beautiful melodies, fabulous arrangements and all interspersed with Clare's warm and witty story telling. A night of wonderful music to open the Ipswich Jazz Festival.

Multi-award winning Clare is backed by a superb trio led by Jason Rebello.

You will experience a dazzling evening of exquisite melodies sung by one of the UK's greatest interpreters of song

For musicians, there will be information about a master class by this superb band, to be held before the gig: the link contains information about the Ipswich Jazz Festival as we acquire it.
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