- Date:Monday 4th May 2015 at 8:30pmTicket 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 instruments 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.
- Date:Monday 11th May 2015 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£11
"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
- Date:Monday 18th May 2015 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12
DEREK NASH is back with us once more - Son of Bexley - Multi Saxophonist - 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. With him this evening will be :
MARTIN SHAW - One of this country's top jazz trumpet soloists in an extraordinary range of settings - from Big Band to Quartet - from Cutting Edge Jazz to Pop and Funk.
In 2001 Martin was appointed Professor of Jazz Trumpet at the Birmingham Conservertoire. He is a stunning musician at the top of his game.
DAVE NEWTON - during his Renfrewshire upbringing Dave Newton was immersed in the piano sounds of Peterson, Tatum, Garner. After establishing himself on the Scottish Jazz scene Dave met up with his old room mate from Leeds College of Music - Alan Barnes - who persuaded him to move South and the rest - as they say - is history.
Dave was voted best jazz pianist in the British Jazz Awards for the 13th time in 2014 - and in 2013 was made a Fellow of the Leeds College of Music.
The rythm section is completed by that fat-toned & thoughtful Bassist GEOFF GASCOYNE - also Composer, Arranger and Producer.
SEBASTIAAN DE KROM is quite simply one of the best drummers in the business - his knowledge of jazz is second to none - a stix man extraordinaire !
- Date:Monday 25th May 2015 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£11
TRUDY KERR - Jazz Singer, Lyricist, Voice Coach - and 100% real jazz musician with fluid phrasing and a mellifluous, warm and sensuous tone - entertains us at Bexley this evening.
Hear her musicality wehn singing Chet Baker & Gerry Mulligan lines on her recently released "CONTEMPLATION"
Supporting Trudy this evening will be :
ROBIN ASPLAND - ANDY CLEYNDERT - ROD BROWN
- Date:Monday 1st June 2015 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12
We're delighted to welcome that great Bassist SPIKE HEATLEY back to Bexley once more together with ART THEMEN.
They will be supported by ANDY WILLIAMS/guitar and MALCOLM MORTIMORE/drums.
Needless to say, we're delighted to see Spike and Art back amongst us once more.
- Date:Monday 8th June 2015 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£11
The wonderful ANITA WARDELL will ripple like a sophisticated summers evening as she sings to us this evening - backed by ROBIN ASPLAND/keys - JEREMY BROWN/bass and STEVE BROWN/drums
- Date:Monday 15th June 2015 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12
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.
TONY FISHER - one of the most recorded Trumpet players in the world - joins Alan this evening and we're simply delighted to welcome him to Bexley for the first time.
The stellar Trio this evening is :
JOHN HORLER/keys - PAUL MORGAN/bass - BOBBY WORTH/drums
- Date:Monday 22nd June 2015 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£11
ROGER BEAUJOLAIS - has emerged as an essential player on the British jazz scene following a long career which has taken in jump/jive and acid jazz along the way and, this evening, we'll revel in his quite masterly technique on the Vibraphones.
With Roger this evening will be the inestimable ROBIN ASPLAND on keyboard - bassist SIMON THORPE - and the sublime WINSTON CLIFFORD on drums.
- Date:Monday 29th June 2015 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£11
Bexley is in for a real treat this evening.
Band Leader, Trombonist & Vocalist CHRIS DEAN has done - and is doing - it all - from Boy Soldier with the Household Cavalry to major Session Musician, to lead Trombone in the great Ted Heath Orchestra, to Bandleader with his own Great British Big Band and now with his current Leadership of the Syd Lawrence Orchestra.
We're delighted to welcome Chris back to Bexley this evening - together with JOHN PEARCE on keyboard -
DAVE CHAMBERLAIN - bass and DAVE TANDY on drums (and also with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra)