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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,
and a real surprise to be announced soon. Hold your breath.

Doors open 7:30pm on Fridays

19 December, 18 buy Ian Shaw tickets
Ian Shaw
Ian Shaw at Fleece Jazz

The classiest jazz singer in the world comes to Fleece Jazz.

Ian Shaw vocals and piano

It's a trio, really: fine comedian, great pianist and what a singer!

"Best Jazz Vocalist" at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2007 and 2004 , and nominated in the Best UK Vocalist category at the JazzFM awards in 2013 , Ian Shaw has already amassed a number of highly acclaimed intentionally released albums and is a popular performer both in the UK and the US. He has been cited, along with Mark Murphy and Kurt Elling, as one of the world's finest male jazz vocalists.
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Fletch’s Brew
Mark Fletcher

Hard bitten drum led modern jazz exploring fusion led mix of classics

Mark Fletcher drums, Carl Orr guitar, Freddie Gavita trumpet, Jim Watson organ, Steve Pearce bass

A powerful and very jolly way to begin the new season.
Drummer Mark Fletcher's powerhouse jazz fusion quartet with Freddie Gravita on trumpet and Carl Orr on guitar is a regular feature at Ronnie Scott's and greatly impressed Wynton Marsalis: "We haven't had anything like this in New York for over twenty years."
Come and discover the power of funky jazz originals and the music of Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker and Weather Report.
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Alex Garnett
Alex Garnett

Enjoy the dark husky sound of Ronnie Scott's resident reeds man

Alex Garnett sax, Liam Noble piano, Michael Janisch bass, James Maddren drums

The press on Alec's debut album, "Serpent" was excellent, and fans and fellow musicians agreed. Tonight we have the pleasure of Alex's amazing tone and range, and a very starry band: a pleasure to welcome back Liam, Michael and James.

“Alex Garnett…one of Great Britain’s most accomplished post bop musicians” – Allaboutjazz
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16 January, 15
Fifi la Mer

Sophisicated and charming acoustic quartet

Fifi La Mer vocals and accordion, Kit Massey violin, Colin Oxley guitar, Julian Bury bass

The Oh La La! musicians have played across the globe in Europe, North America, Japan, Australasia and the Far East. At home, they have performed at music venues including Ronnie Scott's, the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), Wilton Music Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the National Theatre. They have had several television appearances.

The band has a huge range including classic jazz, chanson and pop, in both English and French.

Don Weller Quartet
Don Weller

The Legendary Don Weller is one of Europe's leading hard bop tenor sax players

Don Weller sax, Chris Ingham piano, Mick Hutton bass, George Double drums

Even a legend needs to start somewhere. Don began learning clarinet at the age of 14, and was classically educated on it for four or five years, soloing in Mozart's Clarinet Concerto at Croydon Town Hall when aged 15.
In the 1970s his jazz-rock group Major Surgery played only Weller's compositions. This was followed by a quartet with drummer Bryan Spring and working with Stan Tracey, and Art Themen. He has played with artists such as Alan Price, Tina May and Charlie Hearnshaw - pretty versatile legend.

Chris, Mick and George are a top class back line.
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Simon Spillett Tubby's Anniversary
Simon Spillett

Described by Humphrey Lyttleton as formidable: here with his line up of Britain's finest

Simon Spillett sax, John Critchinson piano, Alec Dankworth bass, Clark Tracey drums

Simon wins awards all over the place, as do his very starry band. I would come to a gig with any one of these guys, but to have all four is magic.

This gig celebrates one of the British (and world) greats, Tubby Hayes.

"Those of us who have caught him live...have been left blinking in disbelief. It's not just his mastery of the tenor saxophone, phenomenal though that is, but the absolute conviction of his playing that is so impressive" - Dave Gelly
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6 February, 16
Tammy Weis
Tammy Weis

A Fine Canadian singer with a mix of classical jazz standards and beautifully crafted originals
Tammy Weis vocals, Tom Cawley piano, Julie Walkington bass, Dave Ohm drums

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13 February, 15
Pete Oxley and Nicolas Meier
Pete and Nicolas

Sophisicated jazz demonstrating the qualities that make the guitar duo such a rewarding combination
Pete Oxley guitar, Nicolas Meier guitar

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20 February, 15
Robin Phillips Trio
Robin Phillips

One of London's top jazz entertainers: he is a singer and pianist of equal distinction

Robin Phillips vocals and piano, Jay Darwish bass, Alex Best drums

Emerging as one of the UK's leading jazz singer pianists, Robin Phillips’ passionate performances are as informative as they are engaging and entertaining. With Jay Darwish on upright bass and Alex Best on drums, this young and energetic trio definitely hark back to a golden age of jazz, but their arrangements have a distinctly modern edge.

At Robin's Fleece Jazz performance prepare to hear standards you thought you knew with rediscovered lost lyrics, and be dazzled by his lightning-quick vocal delivery.

"Well Done, Well Sung!.. You show great taste and discretion...", Jon Hendricks (jazz singing legend)
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27 February, 15
Josh Kemp Quartet
Josh Kemp

An acclaimed jazz saxophonist and composer known for his inventivness, warm tone and lyrical approach
Josh Kemp sax, Pete Whittaker organ, Dick Pearce trumpet, Chris Higginbottom drums

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6 March, 16
Christine Tobin Quartet
Christine Tobin

An exceptional singer songwriter, Christine specialises in idiosyncratic highly musical poetic vignettes
Christine Tobin vocals, Phil Robson guitar, Dave Whitford bass, drums to be announced

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13 March, 16
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, Winston Clifford drums

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20 March, 18
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.

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27 March, 15
Tom Green Septet
Tom Green

London based trombonist, composer and arranger and winner of The Dankworth prize for composition
Tom Green trombone, Matthew Herd alto and soprano, Sam Miles tenor, James Davison trumpet, Sam James piano, Misha Mullov-Abbado bass, Scott Chapman drums

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3 April, 18
Liane Carroll, Solo
Liane Carroll

A solo performance from this deeply soulful and wonderfully honest singer pianist who we adore!
Liane Carroll vocals and piano

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10 April, 15
Chris Ingham Quartet - Hoagy
Chris Ingham

A fine delectation of Hoagy delights conveyed masterfully by an able foursome
Chris Ingham piano, Paul Higgs trumpet, Andrew Brown bass, George Double drums

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17 April, 15
Phil Meadows Group
Phil Meadows Group

A dynamic ensemble of bright young stars
Phil Meadows sax, Laura Jurd trumpet, Elliot Galvin piano, Simon Roth drums

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24 April, 22
Kyle Eastwood
Kyle Eastwood

With considerable charm and unassuming excellence Kyle (Clint's son) demonstrates his monster bass chops
Kyle Eastwood bass, Andrew McCormack piano, Quentin Collins trumpet, Brandon Allen sax, Chris Higginbottom drums

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