• DEREK NASH QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 2nd February 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £10

    D E R E K N A S H -
    Leading UK Saxophonist - Leader of award winning Sax Appeal - co-leader of funk groove band Protect The Beat - and featured member of the Jools Holland Rythm & Blues Orchestra. Derek's a great musician and all round Showman who brings in the crowd wherever he plays. This evening Derek's Quartet is with :

    RICHARD BUSIAKIEWICZ - Outstanding pianist who has played with Scott Hamilton, Warre Vache, Bob Wilder, Art Farmer, Spike Robinson - as well as having spent 10 years with the Ray Gelato Giants.

    ALEC DANKWORTH on bass
    MATT SKELTON on drums

    http://www.dereknash.com
    http://www.alecdankworth.com

  • THE DAVE LEWIS QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 9th February 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £10

    THE DAVE LEWIS QUARTET -

    DAVE LEWIS is well known for his distinctive tenor sound and feel - which he plays as though from his soul.
    This evening he is supported by ROBIN ASPLAND - one of the best loved and most accomplished jazz pianists to play on a regular basis for us at Bexley. Robin has played with them all including Eddie Henderson, Ronnie Scott, Kenny Wheeler, Van Morrison, Georgie Fame ....

    Also in support are two members of Dave's 1Up Band :

    Bassist NEVILLE MALCOM and Drummer ROD YOUNGS

    http://www.davelewis1up.com/nevillemalcolm/htm
    http://www.rodyoungs.net

  • THE CLARK TRACEY QUINTET

    Date: 
    Monday 16th February 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    THE CLARK TRACEY QUINTET WITH -

    HARRY BOLT/KEYS - CHRIS MADDOCK/SAXES - MARK ARMSTRONG/TRUMPET - DANIEL CASIMIR/BASS AND, OF COURSE, CLARK TRACEY ON DRUMS

    A huge welcome to Clark Tracey on his first visit to Bexley Jazz Club. Son of renowned pianist, composer and arranger Stan Tracey CBE - Clark began playing regularly in his Father's bands as far back as 1978.
    In 1981 he formed the first of his own groups with Djano Bates & Iain Bellamy - going on to become a leader, composer and freelance drummer alongside such as Johnny Griffin, Pharaoh Saunders, Scott Hamilton, Alan Skidmore, Alan Barnes, Kenny Wheeler, Don Weller, Tommy Smith. Clark has won three British Jazz Awards - together with Ronnie Scott's award for Best Drummer in 2007.

    http://www.clarktracey.com
    http://www.markarmstrongmusic.com
    http://www.danielcasimir.com

  • JO FOOKS QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 23rd February 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £10

    WE ARE DELIGHTED TO BE ABLE TO WELCOME JO FOOKS BACK AGAIN !! What courage she has shown to fight through such a debilitating period of time - so that ..............

    The very lovely JO FOOKS is with us once more with her hard swinging, warm toned Tenor. A delight to hear and an even greater delight to know.

    JOINING HER WILL BE :

    TED BEAMENT/KEYS - PETE RINGROSE/BASS - BUSTER BIRCH/DRUMS

    http://www.jofooks.com

  • ALAN BARNES QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 2nd March 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £10

    ALAN BARNES - The multi Award Winning Alan Barnes is back with us once more with music that was radical 50 years back - hard, urban post bop - but inspired with so much passion you could believe it was minted on the spot - which is always part of the story with jazz.

    His stellar lineup this evening is :

    The superb SIMON WALLACE on keyboards worked closely with Simon Brint for some 30 years - composing for film and TV. Simon can now be seen and heard regularly at Ronnie Scotts, The 606 and the Vortex.

    on Bass - ANDY CLEYNDERT
    on Drums - MATT SKELTON

    http://www.alanbarnesjazz.com
    http://www.simonwallace.org/

  • MARLENE VER PLANCK & HER TRIO

    Date: 
    Monday 9th March 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £10

    MARLENE VER PLANCK SINGS TO US THIS EVENING BACKED BY HER TRIO :

    JOHN PEARCE/KEYS - PAUL MORGAN/BASS - BOBBY WORTH/DRUMS

    There are songs and singers ..... and then.....there is MARLENE VerPLANCK

    From Big Bands to Studio work, Radio, TV, Clubs and Concerts - Marlene VerPlanck has done it all.
    She has the kind of skill which makes her voice a fourth instrument onstage. Marlene clearly loves what she does and still, after all these years, projects the young, unjaded quality of a performer who still wants to share.

    We are so fortunate to be able to share an evening with MARLENE VerPLANCK - the Ultimate Professional.

    Such talent and skill demands top class backup - and so this evening Marlene's Trio is :

    JOHN PEARCE/keyboards - PAUL MORGAN/bass - BOBBY WORTH/drums

    HTTP://www.marleneverplanck.com

  • PETE LONG & HIS BENNY GOODMAN QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 16th March 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £12

    PETE LONG PRESENTS HIS BENNY GOODMAN QUARTET WITH :
    Colin Good/Keys - Anthony Kerr/Vibes - Richard Pite/Drums
    With such a line up - Bexley is guaranteed something very special this evening.

    PETE LONG has worked with them all - from Jules Holland to Dizzie Gillespie - and. as Clive Davis of The Times says - "He's a National Treasure" ! - a great musician and simply superlative entertainer.

    COLIN GOOD - is an internationally acknowledged authority on the jazz piano styles of the 20s & 30s - having played with such as The Ink Spots. He is currently MD & pianist in the Brian Ferry Orchestra - music featured on the soundtrack to the Great Gatsby.

    ANTHONY KERR is regarded by many as the most enchanting, exciting and original vibrophone player in the jazz idiom today - performing with the likes of Georgie Fame, BBC Big Band, George Shearing, Charlie Watts.

    RICHARD PITE is a drummer who has made a speciality of vintage drumming techniques during the early days of the 20s and 30s and his heroes range from Buddy Rich to Gene Krupa andd from Ringo Starr to Charlie Watts - specialising in the visual tricks of the era. As well as drums, Richard also plays double bass and tuba/sousaphone and - in his spare time - is Director of Music for Boisdale.

    http://www.plong.co.uk
    http://www.anthonykerr.co.uk
    http://www.jazzrep.co.uk/#!jazz-repertory-company/c786

  • MODERN JAZZ QUARTET CELEBRATION

    Date: 
    Monday 23rd March 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £10

    BASSIST MATT RIDLEY PRESENTS HIS "MODERN JAZZ QUARTET"

    The Group lend an exciting sensibility to the well known and loved repertoire of the MJQ - further propelled by Matt's ebullient swing.

    Says Peter Vacher - "Ridley and Brown are like Masters of the Metronome"

    Completing the line up will be :

    BARRY GREEN/keys - British Jazz multi award winner
    JIM HART/vibrophone - British Jazz award winner
    STEVE BROWN/drums - Multi award winner

    http://www.mattridleybass.com
    http://www.molestone.com/reviews
    http://www.jimhart.co.uk

  • GRAHAM HARVEY TRIO

    Date: 
    Monday 30th March 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £10

    THE GRAHAM HARVEY TRIO will entertain us this evening and Graham is joined by :

    DAVE CHAMBERLAIN on double bass - who says his principal interest is in making a clean, straight ahead blues edged sound with some modern elements. Dave is also currently involved with the Back to Basie Orchestra and 100 Years of Jazz in 99 Minutes.
    It is surely music to our ears when he says "For me a musical performance is mainly about communication and entertainment"

    MATT SKELTON - drummer for the John Wilson Orchestra and regularly appearing with the Halle and BBC Concert Orchestras - as well as accompanying soloists such as Maria Ewing and Claire Martin.

    http://www.davechamberlain.biz

  • T B A

    Date: 
    Monday 6th April 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 

    TO BE ADVISED

  • VASILIS XENOPOULOS QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 13th April 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £10

    VASILIS XENOPOULOS/TENOR SAX - QUARTET

    VASILIS XENOPOULOS - is one of the most fiery young saxophonists around as he blazes a path through a hard bop repertoire. This evening he's wonderfully supprted by :
    http://www.vasilisx.com

    LEON GREENING/KEYBOARD
    ADAM KING/BASS
    STEVE BROWN/DRUMS

    http://www.adamkingbass.com

  • ANDY CLEYNDERT QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 13th April 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £10

    This evening ANDY CLEYNDERT presents a Quartet featuring HENRY ARMBURG JENNING - together with two new names for BEXLEY JAZZ CLUB - FRANK HARRISON AND TIM GILES - whom we warmly welcome.

    ANDY CLEYNDERT - since moving to London in 1982 - has worked with the cream of UK and visiting musicians - Bobby Wellings, Don Weller, Red Rodney, Bud S hank, Lee Konitz - as well as Benny Green and drumming legend Ed Thigpen. He also toured extensively with Ronnie Scott and Stan Tracey.

    HENRY ARMBURG-JENNINGS on Trumpet has a ferocious technique coupled with a true passion for jazz - which have made him one of the most sought after trumpet players in the country - and one who plays with such grace and maturity.

    FRANK HARRISON - despite his young years is often almost frighteningly reminiscent of Art Tatum at the height of his powers !

    TIM GILES - is one of Britain's most eclectic and creative young drummers working across a multitude of styles and genres. He has performed/recorded with Django Bates - Stan Sulzman - Iain Bellamy - Julian Arguelles and Gareth Lockrane.

    http://www.andycleyndertjazzservices.org.uk
    http://www.henryarmburgjennings.com
    http://www.bashorecords.com/harrison
    http://www.timgilesdrums.com

  • JOE MUDELE'S "BLUE ROOM SEVEN"

    Date: 
    Monday 27th April 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £11

    JOE MUDELE'S "BLUE ROOM SEVEN" led by COLIN HICKMAN

    Before Joe died on 7th March 2014 he had asked Colin to set up this event at Bexley. Colin has now done so and it'll be performed regularly in loving rememberance of Joe Mudele who played bass at this Club for over 20 years - subsequently taking on the running and organisation of the Club 12 years ago - together with his wife, Jan Mudele, who will make certain Bexley Jazz Club remains one of the best in the country.

    The line up this evening - led by COLIN HICKMAN - will be :

    PETE COOPER/trumpet-MICHAEL COATES/alto-DAVE BLACK/tenor-COLIN HICKMAN/baritone
    HUGH OCKENDEN/keys - PAUL MORGAN/double bass - DAVID PACK/drums

  • ROBIN ASPLAND TRIO

    Date: 
    Monday 4th May 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £10

    ROBIN ASPLAND is an outstandingly accomplished jazz pianist who has played with - among others - Steve Grossman, Bobby Watson, Eddie Henderson, the Dankworth Generation Band, Cleon Laine, Ronnie Scott, Pete King, Kenny Wheeler, Dave O'Higgins, Georgie Fame as well as in the film "The Talented mr Ripley".

    DAVE CHAMBERLAIN on double bass - who says his principal interest is in making a clean, straight ahead blues edged sound with some modern elements. Dave is also currently involved with the Back to Basie Orchestra and 100 Years of Jazz in 99 Minutes.
    It is surely music to our ears when he says "For me a musical performance is mainly about communication and entertainment"

    WINSTON CLIFFORD - Drummer and (when he feels like it) scat singer is one of the greatest exponents of his isntruments on the jazz scene. He plays with elegance and refinement - but can really fire up those drums whenever needed. It is a real experience to watch and hear him.

    http://www.associatedstudios.co.uk/robin-aspland/
    http://www.davechamberlain.biz

  • AL NICHOLLS QUARTET

    Date: 
    Monday 11th May 2015 at 8:30pm
    Ticket Price: 
    £10

    THAT SWING THING' at Bexley ...............

    AL NICHOLLS - with that Big Open Tenor Sound - and his superb Quartet featuring

    PAUL ELDRIDGE on the keys - think Ramsey Lewis & Gene Harris

    MANUEL ALVAREZ on bass - a native of Barcelona and devotee of the great Ray Brown

    PAUL ROBINSON on drums - who toured the world for 19 years with Nina Simone

    HTTP://www.alnicholls.co.uk
    HTTP://www.pauleldridgemusic.com
    HTTP://www.paulrobinsondrummeronline.com