25 July, £15
Kevin Flanagan’s Rebop Sextet
Kevin returns with a stonking, stomping band.
With Kevin Flanagan saxophone, Colin Watling saxophone, Steve Fishwick trumpet, Chris Ingham piano, Andy Brown bass and George Double drums.
The fabulous Rebop sextet specialises in the innovative and exhilarating jazz that flowered in the mid-1940s.
Robert Habermann is ill, and we wish him a speedy recovery. We are grateful to Kevin for bringing his sextet on relatively short notice.
1 August, £15
Will Butterworth Quartet
"effortless poise and crisp, attractive classically-trained sound" - Jazzwise.
With Will Butterworth piano, Pete Ibbetson Drums, Seb Pipe alto saxophone and Nick Pini bass.
We have been lucky at the club to hear Will, and know his prodigious talent.
The band will play Will's music based on Oscar Wilde's children's story 'The Nightingale and the Rose'. It will feature the brilliant Seb Pipe on Alto Saxophone. This suite of music employs beautiful melodies and rich and dark harmony, to retell Wilde's story of love and sacrifice. The quartet uses these melodies as starting points for improvisation, and the result is intense, exhilarating and riveting music making.
8 August, £0
We all need
15 August, £0
We still need
22 August, £15
The Horn Factory
Nineteen musicians will be bringing us the spine tingling sound of the true big band. They blew us away in 2012
East Anglia's Premier Big Band..
If you love the sound of a big, talented band, this will be a joy.
29 August, £16
Loz Speyer - Time Zone
"Imaginative fusions of Cuban dance forms and pungent contemporary jazz" - John Fordham
With Loz Speyer trumpet/flugel, Martin Hathaway alto sax/bass clarinet, Stuart Hall guitar, Dave Mannington bass, Andy Ball drums and Maurizio Ravalico congas.
"Timezone have a deep, organic understanding of Afro-Cuban rhythms and textures, which they fuse cleverly and compellingly with the more improvisatory jazz of the US mainland... All in all, another delicious evening of first-order live music." - Ian Kingsbury
A not to be missed gig to end our season.