Fleet Jazz Club


Chris Garrick with the David Gordon Trio
Date: Tuesday 21st April
Doors: 7:15pm / Bar: 7:15pm / Show: 8:00pm
Tickets: £14 Cabaret Unreserved

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A Jazz violinist of considerable power and musicality, Chris Garrick is also highly regarded for his work with the likes of The Brand New Heavies, Van Morrison and Brian Ferry, as well as appearing on a significant number of film and TV soundtracks. He is also no stranger to the classical concert halls, but it is his Jazz violin for which he is best known. A fluent and inventive player with a string of awards to his name, his subtle yet driving playing is a testament to a thoughtful but at the same time joyous approach to the music.

David Gordon studied mathematics and logic before embarking on a career as jazz pianist, harpsichordist and composer. Regularly commissioned by festivals and fellow musicians to compose, he also tours and records with his own international jazz trio, whilst finding the time to grace concert halls around the world in his capacity as harpsichordist with top orchestras and soloists.

‘Garrick and Gordon have established a genuine rapport, and this, allied technical skill on display, ensures that these musical exchanges are consistently full of interest. There’s always something exciting going on’ thejazzmann.com

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Joanna Eden Quintet featuring Didier Sustrac
Date: Tuesday 19th May
Doors: 7:15pm / Bar: 7:15pm / Show: 8:00pm
Tickets: £14 Cabaret Unreserved

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UK singer-pianist and a favourite with Fleet Jazz, Joanna Eden joins forces with French singer/guitarist Didier Sustrac to lovingly recreate the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz and Joao & Astrud Gilberto. A successful songwriter and performer of his own original music, Sustrac has always found inspiration in the music of Brazil ‘ I have two countries in me, two cultures that mix and talk to each other. That of France, the land of my language, and that of Brazil, my musical homeland. ’

Says Joanna ‘ It's been a thrill performing and recording with Didier in France and I can't wait to introduce him to UK audiences! He approaches the work of Gilberto and Jobim so lovingly, it's contagious!’

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Derek Nash Acoustic Quartet with special guest Martin Shaw
Date: Tuesday 16th June
Doors: 7:15pm / Bar: 7:15pm / Show: 8:00pm
Tickets: £14 Cabaret Unreserved

Jazz saxophonist Derek Nash is a member of Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, has led Sax Appeal for 40 years, is a founder member of the Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion and has been regularly nominated in the British Jazz Awards. He is renowned for his energetic, vibrant, passionate and charismatic performances on all four saxophones - from sonorous baritone to soaring soprano - and is an award-winning performer having received the John Dankworth Award and Best Jazz CD of the Year, regularly appearing in the British Jazz awards nominations and was nominated for Jazz Musician of the Year by the Global Music Foundation. Derek’s Quartet’s 2012 CD ‘Joyriding’ was awarded Best CD of the Year in the British Jazz Awards.

The band will be performing music from their latest release, ‘Down on Frenchmen St.’. Named after the new centre of jazz in New Orleans, the album is full of infectious rhythms and lyrical melodies, with nods to Derek's jazz roots – from Blue Note and samba to Mulliganesque counterpoint. The band also features multi award-winning pianist, David Newton, and Sebastiaan de Krom on drums, who has been the bedrock of performances from Michel Legrand to Jamie Cullum. Joining them will be star trumpeter, Martin Shaw (Incognito, BBC Big Band) who also features on the quartet’s latest album.

‘Derek Nash is not only a superb player, he has stage presence that enthuses both his audience and his fellow musicians’ - Jazzin Around

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Jazz in New York: The 1930s
Date: Tuesday 21st July
Doors: 7:15pm / Bar: 7:15pm / Show: 8:00pm
Tickets: £17 Cabaret Unreserved

End of season Finale Concert!

In 1930s New York jazz was the pop of its day and the music emanating from Manhattan’s radio stations, nightclubs, bars and dance halls was at its most swinging and exciting. Recreating the music of stars such as Fats Waller, Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday are some of the greatest names on today’s classic jazz scene, pianist Nick Dawson, trumpeter/singers Enrico Tomasso and Georgina Jackson, reedman Pete Long, bassist/guitarist Dave Chamberlain and drummer Richard Pite.

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