Fleece Jazz at Stoke by Nayland Hotel©

Current Programme

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Just a taste of the September to December 2015 season

with the great Peter King,
Jazz at the Movies returns.
Tina May and Nikki Iles delight us,
and The Phil Meadows Group brings the amazing trumpeter, Laura Jurd

Our doors open 7:30pm on Fridays

Mark Crooks Quartet
Mark Crooks

Mark's flair for phrasing is reminiscent of Stan Getz and his return is eagerly awaited

Mark Crooks clarinet/tenor sax, Colin Oxley guitar, Jeremy Brown bass, Ed Richardson drums

"Mark is brilliant on both instruments (tenor sax and clarinet), but it is on the clarinet that he shines brightest, in our opinion". Quoted from comments in a local paper regarding a previous visit to Fleece Jazz. More shining from this polished quartet is promised tonight.

First rate indeed, with Colin Oxley, Jeremy Brown and Ed Richardson to work and play with.
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Kevin Flannagan: Rip-Rap
Kevin and the band

"Acoustic jazz of the highest order where the musicians solo beautifully and sit in grooves like they've found a new place to live." - Sue Edwards, Royal Festival Hall.

Kevin Flanagan sax, David Gordon piano, Joel Humann bass, Tom Hooper drums

Riprap features quite extraordinary musicians who knit so well together in their modern progressive jazz style.

Kevin and Gordon seem to work as one mind in the RipRap context. The band wowed us at their last visit.

Kevin has made an indelible mark on the British jazz scene, having played with a huge range of top people in a variety of styles.

Gordon is a classically trained pianist and composer with much work for BBC Radio 3 and others, as well as with fellow jazz musicians.

Joel and Tom are the heart of the band: excellent players. You won't want to miss them.

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Robert Habermann Sings Gershwin
Robert Habermann

Robert Habermann takes his audience on a journey through some of the 20th Century's greatest love songs and the stories behind them. He has met many of the actual writers! His show is punctuated with anecdotes and stories to make this a fun evening

Robert Habermann vocals, Trevor Brown piano

Robert Habermann is an accomplished singer/songwriter of The Great American and British Songbooks. He worked in the U.S.A where he was voted Best International Performer 1994 by the prestigious Manhattan Association of Cabarets of New York, resulting in several major tours.

Robert was the first major British singer to perform a concert to celebrate Frank Sinatra's 80th Birthday at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Pianist Trevor Brown is known for his versatility and virtuosity. Trevor spent twenty years as pianist with the Joe Loss Orchestra. Nowadays he very much enjoys being part of The Syd Lawrence Orchestra.
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Basil Hodge Quintet: Celebrating Horace Silver
Basil Hodge

Pianist Basil Hodge and his brilliant band pay homage to the influential American jazz piano player, composer and hard bop pioneer, Horace Silver, who died last year, aged 85.

Basil Hodge piano, Tony Kofi saxes, Quentin Collins trumpet, Larry Bartley bass, Rod Youngs drums

Basil Hodge has played with some of the leading UK players such as Jim Mullen, Dave O'Higgins, Pete Wareham and Renato D'Aiello. He has lead his own band for some years, and has been much admired at Fleece Jazz. Basil's hard swinging, bop-tinged piano perfectly captures Silver's sound.

Multiple award winning Tony Kofi spent four years at Berklee college. He returned to the UK in 1991 and joined the Jazz Warriors. His playing on any sax is passionate.

Quentin Collins is "A trumpeter whose style is a sizzling update of the Morgan/Hubbard approach" - Mojo Magazine.

Passionate is also the word for the playing of Larry Bartley. He has a huge reputation on the UK scene.

Rod Youngs is one of the most expressive and adept musicians in the music arena today.
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