- Date:Monday 30th November 2015 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£15
JOE MUDELE'S "BLUE ROOM SEVEN" led by COLIN HICKMAN
Before Joe died on 7th March 2014 he and Colin talked about setting up this event at Bexley. Colin did so and it'll now be performed regularly in loving remembrance of JOE MUDELE who played bass at this Club for over 20 years - subsequently taking on the running and organisation of the Club 13 years ago - together with his wife, Jan Mudele - who will make certain Bexley Jazz Club remains one of the best in the country.
As always COLIN HICKMAN will lead - having made all of the Arrangements for the following superb lineup.
PAUL MORGAN/double bass
- Date:Monday 7th December 2015 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£11
MICK FOSTER - Composer and Saxophonist - covering all instruments from Soprano to Bass as well as Clarinet. Mick has "played with them all" - from John Dankworth and Cleo Laine - to Guy Barker - Mark Nightingale - the London Philharmonic - the Syd Lawrence Orchestra etc etc.
Mick also teaches at Trinity Laban Conservatoire and at the Guildhall as well as being Tutor for the National Jazz Youth Collective.
This evening Mick has the 5 star support of :
COLIN OXLEY - Jazz Guitar
JULIAN BURY - bass
MATT HOME - drums
- Date:Monday 14th December 2015 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£11
MARK LOCKHEART makes his first appearance at Bexley Jazz Club this evening - one which is long overdue.
Mark first came to prominence in the mid 80s with the influential big band, Loose Tubes - and later Radiohead. Since that time Mark has performed with many, many 'household' names - Django Bates, Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, John Parricelli, Martin France, John Pattitucci, Gwilym Simcock - to name but a few. Along the way Mark has acquired many awards - including Parliamentary Jazz Musician of the Year 2010"
This evening's superb rhythm section is made up of :
SIMON WALLACE - keys
STEVE WATTS - bass
ROD BROWN - drums
- Date:Monday 21st December 2015 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12
COME AND JOIN US !!!
IT'S THE TRADITIONAL "BEXLEY CHRISTMAS BASH" - WITH DEREK NASH ...... and Stellar Cast
DEREK NASH - featured soloist with the JOOLS HOLLAND R&B Band - Leader of SAX APPEAL
co-leader of PROTECT THE BEAT......and a true "Son of Bexley"
ENRICO TOMASSO - rated the best Trumpet player in the UK and winner of THE B J A 2012 & 2013
With DAVE NEWTON - GEOFF GASCOYNE - RICHARD PITE forming the greatest possible rhythm section Bexley is assured of a wonderful Christmas Bash - complete with CAKE & MINCE PIES !
BOOKINGS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN.
- Date:Monday 4th January 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£11
ALAN BARNES plays music that was radical 50 years ago - hard urban post bop - but he infuses it with so much passion and energy you could believe it was minted on the spot - which is always part of the story of jazz (John Walters, The Guardian). Alan is a multi, multi Award Winning Saxophonist - and we're delighted to welcome him once more to Bexley - especially saying ' Hello ' to 2016 !!
BRIAN DEE accompanies on keys this evening - he who has pretty much 'done it all' from Harry Klein & Vic Ash Jazz Five to Bobby Wellins - Tommy Whittle - the bands of Ken MacIntosh, Eric Winstone - touring with Tubby Hayes.
Brian is also a superb accompanist - having worked with Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee and Elaine Delmar.
So - together with SIMON THORPE on Double Bass and MATT HOME on drums - we're off into yet another year of superb JAZZ AT BEXLEY JAZZ CLUB...........do come and join us.
- Date:Monday 11th January 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12
JEFF HOOPER - International Cabaret and Big Band Vocalist and Entertainer - is one of the most talented and best-liked vocalists on the European scene. Bexley's in for a Sumptuous New Year's Treat.
Early in his career Jeff worked with Matt Monroe - sang with Shirley Bassey and Sir Tom Jones - is a great friend of lyricist Hal David of Bacharach David - who says Jeff is one of his favourite singers - and worked with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra.
Claire Martin says "I was totally blown away by this CD - his vocal range is stunning - and he swings too!!"
Jeff's hand-picked Rhythm section this evening is :
JOHN PEARCE - keys
PAUL MORGAN - double bass
NEIL BULLOCK - drums
- Date:Monday 18th January 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£12
Like his own career Marc Cecil's own Quintet play a variety of music loosely based around the Library of Dizzy Gillespie . The band will take you on a journey around the world which includes; the Swing of New York, the salsa of Cuba, the 2nd line of New Orleans, and the samba of Brazil, all linking together with some original arrangements of classic Jazz standards.
It's a stunning and exciting sound - not to be missed.
Introducing the Marc Cecil Quintet ...........
GUNTHER KURMAYER - keyboards & of the Ray Gelato Giants
PAUL JAYASINHA - Trumpet & Flugelhorn
JAMES ARBENT - SAXOPHONE
DOMINIC HOWLES - Double Bass
and, of course, MARC CECIL - drums
- Date:Monday 25th January 2016 at 8:30pmTicket Price:£11
THE "BIG SCREEN" TRIO
A heavyweight of British jazz, pianist Dave Newton is joined for this project by bassist Tom Farmer (from Empirical & Joe Stilgoe), who has a contemporary approach to bass playing - together with Matt Skelton, John Wilson Orchestra, co-leader of Skelton-Skinner All Stars - whose virtuoso drum skills keeps everything moving nicely.
Dave has always thrived on playing material that brings new challenges to his improvisation and he has gone out of his way to do so for this new Trio. There is an emotional and visceral joy when hearing these tunes rendered with the care, intellect, passion and excellence that Big Screen bring to the music - played with a finely-tuned sense of taste and swing.