14 March, £16
Tammy Weis & Tom Cawley
"Isn't she great! Now there's a vocalist!" (Michael Bublé). An evening of Canadian cool "with a luscious sound full of feeling" (Julian Joseph).
With Tammy Weis vocals, Tom Cawley piano, Julie Walkington bass and Dave Ohm drums.
"Not many people reduce me to tears, but Tammy's song about her mother was the most touching I've ever heard, and her voice is beautiful." (Jenni Murray, BBC).
"An engaging live performer with a Peggy Lee-like sense of cool" (Clive Davis, The Times).
At last a chance to hear this classy Canadian along with one of our favourite pianists, and a great engine room with Julie and Dave.
We are recording this gig, so do come and be part of this special night.
21 March, £18
Unmissable, unmistakeable, (sometimes un-repeatable), a master singer! "A profoundly sophisticated artist with a broad grasp of music ... as well as an affecting, emotional and sometimes very funny singer" The Guardian.
With Ian Shaw on vocals and piano.
Ian Shaw has been named, along with Mark Murphy and Kurt Elling, as one of the world's finest male jazz vocalists. He is a stunningly good pianist too. At this gig we get both of him. If we are lucky, Ian might give us some of his third persona as a standup comedian!
Twice winner of the BBC Jazz Awards Best Vocalist, people say of him "Our finest jazz singer" (Time Out) and "The contemporary scene's class act" (The Guardian).
28 March, £16
Renato D’Aiello International Quintet
Tenorist Renato's "weighty, behind-the-beat sound shows how a poetic imagination can rekindle a long-gone style without nostalgia". (John Fordham). Joined by vocalist Marc Thomas, tonight Renato provides a chance to wallow in something rather special.
With Renato d'Aiello sax, Hiroshi Murayama piano. Marc Thomas vocals, Dario Di Lecce bass and Lionel Boccara drums.
"His solos tell a story. Their lines unfold with a natural flow, especially on the ballads" (Jack Massarick)
"D'Aiello's weighty, behind-the-beat sound shows how a poetic imagination can rekindle a long-gone style without nostalgia" (John Fordham)
Renato's playing is intense, but at the same time warm and poignant. He showcases one of the most attractive and affecting tenor saxophonist sounds in contemporary jazz.
His excellent companions are pianist Hiroshi Murayama, singer Marc Thomas is a French version of American crooners like Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole, and Lionel is a classically trained percussionist swiftly gaining a world-wide jazz reputation. Dario has made a reputation for himself, playing with the best in New York and London.
4 April, £18
Tony Kofi Quartet
Just about the most inspiring saxophonist in Britain today, on any sax you care to name, Tony takes the music of Monk and others to new heights. Tonight he plays with Hammond organ, guitar and drums to prove he is no longer "just" good, but truly great.
With Tony Kofi baritone sax, Simon Fensby guitar, Peter Whittaker Hammond organ and Pete Cater drums.
It is always a pleasure to see and hear Tony play, soprano, alto, tenor or beautiful baritone. "The Organisation" that he brings with him is ideally suited to his musical style.
11 April, £20
Barb Jungr with Simon Wallace
No one gets inside a song like Barb. She inhabits a song and brings out profound intensity, and never more so than when delivering Bob Dylan numbers. Moreover she is hugely entertaining. Do not miss a lady who is fast becoming a world super star.
With Barb Jungr vocals and Simon Wallace piano.
No-one but Barb can turn deep thought and study into dynamic passion and joy like she can.
If you have yet to discover Barb, here is the perfect chance, in a delightfully intimate setting.
And to have the company of that fabulous composer/pianist Simon Wallace: what an evening we have in store.
18 April, £15
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.
With Mark Fletcher drums, Freddie Gavita trumpet, Carl Orr guitar and Steve Pearce bass.
Fletch brings a tankful of energy to anything that he does. Even watching his teaching videos is a revelation.
This band will blow you away with great jazz.
25 April, £16
Emilia Mårtensson & Trio
This eclectically folksy, graceful, ethereal and intimate Swedish singer brings her new albumn to Fleece Jazz. If you ever liked anything by Norah Jones, you will surely love this delightful blurring of folk and jazz. A truly fine emerging talent.
With Emilia Mårtensson vocals, Barry Green piano, Sam Lasserson bass and Adriano Adewale percussion.
"Martensson invests every sound with a skimming, rapturous lightness and clarity" (John Fordham)
This band delighted us last February. This band delighted us last February. Come and enjoy again, or discover this singer on her way up.