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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

Ant Law Quintet
Ant Law

Come and discover a fine contemporary guitarist who delivers imaginative, essentially acoustic jazz.

Ant Law guitar, Michael Chillingworth reeds, Sam Leak piano, Tom Farmer bass, James Maddren drums

Ant is touring to showcase his second solo C.D. Zero Sum World recorded between a 29 and, this, a 27 date tour! He brings with him the cream of young British jazz.

Their intimate collaborative working will be very evident after so many gigs.

Expect an eclectic mish-mash of influences from around the world, bound together into one uniform statement by Ant's thematic writing and playing.

They "strike that hard-to-find balance between tricky and catchy, and the players he has chosen, are the sort of musicians who willingly embrace the fuzzy logic of improvisation." - Irish Times
Come and enjoy an approachable but stimulating evening.
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Jim Hart's Cloudmaker Trio
Jim Hart

Wonderful vibes playing, somewhere between New York's 'downtown' sound and the modern European tradition, The Cloudmakers Trio is led by "one of the UK's most creative new jazz artists." - The Guardian

Jim Hart vibraphone, Michael Janisch bass, James Maddren drums

As Dave Gelly writes "This vibraphone-led trio display phenomenal musicianship and a knack for getting out of tight corners." Its second release, Abstract Forces which is to be featured at this Fleece gig, "further highlights the group's exceptional vibraphone-bass-drums telepathy"(which) draws from such diverse musical worlds*including free-jazz, funk, electronic experimentation, pure swing and unbridled improvisation" their music is not only impossible to resist, but gets better" - Downbeat Magazine.
Do not resist. You will enjoy Jim's amazing playing and interplay with incredible fellow drummer, James Maddren and the stunning bass of Mike Janich which would enhance any gig.
"Jim Hart's vibraphone work shows why this lonely instrument deserves more ears" - JazzTimes.

Come, enjoy, and bring your ears ... and your friends.
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Barb Jungr and Simon Wallace: This Wheel's On Fire
Barb Jungr

Barb Jungr is one of the very best performers in the world. Broadway agrees! She has been nominated as "Celebrity Artist" in the prestigious MAC Awards (Manhattan Cabaret and Clubs) and invited to sing at the ceremony!

Barb Jungr vocals, Simon Wallace piano

Barb has entertained Fleece audiences for over 15 years and has always been wonderful, but has matured into a phenomenal performer. She takes a lyric, absorbs it, owns it, and presents it as her own, from her own heart and soul, but without betraying any part of the original.

She works brilliantly with Simon Wallace, (who has also collaborated with Fran Landesman) and their arrangements continue blossom with re-playing. His support will undoubtedly lift the evening even higher.

"This Wheel's On Fire" show extends the Dylan/Cohen material from the excellent Hard Rain CD

Simon Wallace, as well as being a superb accompanist, is a sought after composer and arranger. At the end of a gig you may feel seriously wrung out, but also enriched, always enriched.
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Will Butterworth
Will Butterworth

"A precociously talented young modern jazz pianist who plays with spacious and fractious beauty. A rising Brit Jazz piano star" - Time Out.

Will Butterworth piano, Seb Pipe alto sax, Nick Pini bass, Chris Nicholls drums

"His effortless poise and crisp, attractive classically-trained sound is one of his great strengths… Butterworth can capture a sense of atmosphere with well-placed notes and treads artfully between drama and intimacy and romantic sentiment and dry inquisition. Butterworth is a young pianist deserving more attention." - Jazz Review.
"A precociously talented young modern jazz pianist who plays with spacious and fractious beauty. A rising Brit Jazz piano star" - Time Out.

What a talented team! Altoist Seb Pipe, bassist Nick Pini and drummer Chris Nicolls have all been enjoyed at our club.
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The John East Project
John East

John East on Hammond and vocals and his stellar band will make this a gig to remember.

This gig is sponsored by John East with the proceeds going to Edwardstone Church..

John East Hammond organ and vocals, Mark Fletcher drums, Steve Pearce bass, Carl Orr guitar, Scott Bayliss trumpet/flugel/piano, Dave Lewis tenor sax

The John East Project led by vocalist and organ player John East was formed five years ago and is a regular and popular feature tan the 606 Club in Chelsea and elsewhere. John has played the Hammond for many years working with musicians such as John Etheridge, Phil Robson and Katie Kissoon. John’s stellar band of Mark Fletcher (drums) Steve Pearce (bass) Carl Orr (guitar) Scott Bayliss (trumpet) and the great Dave Lewis (tenor sax) are all firm Fleece favourites. Melodic vocal jazz with blistering solos driven on by the distinctive Hammond sound is sure to give us a night to remember.
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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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3 July, £0
Gig to be advised.

Information on this gig will be available soon.
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10 July, £16
Mark Crooks Quartet

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

More information soon...

24 July, £16
Kevin Flannagan: Rip-Rap

From burning neo groove jams and blues to haunting and atmospheric "free jazz"

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

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7 August, £15
Robert Habermann Sings Gershwin

Robert specialises in singing the Great American Songbook having actually met many of the actual writers! His show is punctuated with anecdotes and stories to make this a fun evening

Robert Habermann vocals, piano to be announced

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21 August, £16
Basil Hodge Quintet: Celebrating Horace Silver

A welcome return for this brilliant composer and pianist - what a magnificent line up!

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

More information soon...
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