Sunday January 20th 2019 ... £18
Rick Estrin + The Nightcats



Wildly fun, musically fearless and bursting with bravado, 2018’s Blues Music Award-winning Band Of The Year Rick Estrin and The Nightcats have created one of the blues’ most instantly recognizable sounds and no-holds-barred styles. Rick and the band serve up sharp and incisive original blues and gritty roadhouse rock ‘n’ roll.



Rick Estrin - Vocals and harmonica

Kid Andersen - Guitar, background vocals

Lorenzo Farrell - Keyboard   Alex Pettersen - Drums


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Sunday February 17th 2019 ... £16
Karen Sharp + Nikki Iles Quartet



Karen has continued to establish herself as a first class tenor and baritone player through working with her own band.


Nikki Iles - ‘Formidably creative’ … Guardian



Karen Sharp - Saxes & clarinet

Nikki Iles - Keyboard

Dave Green - Bass

Steve Brown - Drums

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Sunday March 17th 2019 … £16
The Juliet Kelly Trio presents a tribute to 'Nina Simone’



Becoming a jazz singer an unexpected departure for Juliet who discovered her natural talent for singing at a local music workshop whilst studying for a degree in economics.



Juliet Kelly-vocals

Naadia Sheriff-piano

Amy Baldwin-bass




“Kelly has been a well-kept secret of the UK scene for some time ....” THE GUARDIAN


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Sunday April 28th 2019 … £16
The Kevin Fitzsimmons Quartet



Creative and original mainstream jazz from one of today’s most individual new male jazz voices – charismatic singer/songwriter, Kevin Fitzsimmons – praised by jazz critics for his naturally swinging vocal, elastic phrasing and engaging, highly personable stage presence.




Kevin Fitzsimmons-vocals

Leon Greening-piano

Tim Thornton-bass

Lloyd Haines-drums




"... possesses a voice that can be adapted to both blues and jazz idioms ..." Tim Stenhouse

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Sunday May 19th 2019 … £17
Mark Crooks - ‘Getz – A Musical Portrait’ + The Chris Ingham Trio



A career-wide musical survey from Early Autumn (1949) to People Time (1991), the swinging 1950s, the bossa nova early 1960s and the fruitful, daring collaborations with pianists Chick Corea and Kenny Barron.



Mark Crooks-sax

Chris Ingham-piano

Arnie Somogyi-bass

George Double-drums




"Crooks’ tenor raises the hairs on the back of the neck…” LONDON JAZZ NEWS

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Sunday June 16th 2019 … £18
Derek Nash + The Chris Ingham Trio + The Ipswich School Big Band



Derek Nash leads the Chris Ingham Trio and the Ipswich School Big Band in a helter skelter ride through some of the great jazz tunes.



Derek Nash-sax

Chris Ingham-piano

Geoff Gascoine-bass

George Double-drums



This is a pre Ipswich Jazz Festival gig which runs from the 21st to the 23rd of June

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Sunday July 21st 2019 … £16
Paul Higgs + The Chris Ingham Trio presents ‘A Brief History Of Jazz’



Paul Higgs takes you on a delightful musical tour of the history of jazz, playing hits by the legendary greats – Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, and Miles Davis, amongst others. Taking you through the styles of New Orleans, swing and bebop, through cool jazz, modal and Latin right up to contemporary jazz, Paul and his band give a lively and versatile performance. Paul’s entertaining commentary enhances these classics, creating a truly memorable show.


Paul Higgs-trumpet

Chris Ingham-piano

Joe Pettitt-bass

George Double-drums

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Sunday August 18th 2019 … £16
The Nigel Price Organ Trio



Musically, his blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues sensibility and his mastery of chording continue to delight audiences and fellow musicians alike. Nigel is a regular performer at London’s Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club where he has made more than 500 appearances.



Nigel Price-guitar  Jim Watson-organ  George Double-drums

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Sunday September 15th 2019 ... £16
The Mick Hanson Organ Trio



A local lad made good, Mick Hanson is now one of the major players on the UK jazz guitar scene. Tonight's format of the classic organ trio - guitar + organ + drums - will provide some hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz.


His unique style is a masterful fusion of his early blues roots with the honest swinging jazz of the 50’s and 60’s.


Mick Hanson-guitar   Bill Mudge-hammond organ   Andy Chapman-drums

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Sunday October 20th 2019 … £17
The John Law Quartet



Since his early beginnings as a classical child prodigy, then training as a classical concert pianist, and later changing over to jazz, contemporary composition and creative music in 1983, John Law has gained the reputation as being one of Europe's leading jazz pianist/composers.


'One of the UK’s most imaginative and versatile jazz pianists.' International Piano Magazine


John Law-keyboard  Sam Crockatt-saxes

James Agg-bass  Paolo Adamo-drums




Sunday November 17th 2019 … £16
The John Etheridge Blue Spirits Trio



"Blue Spirits Trio" came about through John’s love of the perennially attractive combination of Electric Guitar and Organ. Blue Spirits have a take on this well known combination in a way that connects with the bluesier, intense side of John’s playing.


There are plenty of typical swing elements and fiery funk outings. The aim is to groove and move!



John Etheridge-guitar  Pete Whittaker-organ  George Double-drums




Sunday December 15th 2019 … £18
A Swinging Christmas with Joanna Eden, Mark Crooks + Chris Ingham Trio
This gig is SOLD OUT!


Contact Dave ~ 01473 231 552 to go on the waiting list or return any unwanted bookings


Last year Jo gave us a cracker of a Christmas show. This year promises a stocking full of toe tapping jazz tunes no doubt with a Christmas thread.


Lincolnshire born Joanna Eden wrote and performed her first song Happy December age seven. Since then, she has released 4 albums, composed over 35 original songs and performed her jazz influenced original music all over the world.


'The UK’s answer to Diana Krall and Norah Jones' Time Out



Joanna Eden-vocals  Mark Crooks-sax & clarinet  Chris Ingham-keyboard

Arnie Somogyi-bass  George Double-drums



Sunday January 19th 2020 … £18 online/£20 on door
Mike Vernon and the Mighty Combo


Following the huge success of our most recent blues night with BBC Radio Suffolk, our compere Stephen Foster has lined up another big name. He's singer Mike Vernon who back in the 1960s was at the forefront of the British blues scene producing classic recordings by Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and Ten Years After among many others. These days Mike fronts his own critically acclaimed blues outfit who just like Rick Estrin and the Nightcats will have The Cali jumping.



Mike Vernon-vocals    Kid Carlos-guitar  Paul Tasker-saxophone

Matt Little-keyboards  Orlando Shearer-bass  Bernie Fox-drums


Sunday February 16th 2020 … £16
'The Music of Elmo Hope'


Pianist Claus Raible (Germany) and tenor saxophonist Herwig Gradischnig (Austrian) explore the music of bop pianist/composer Elmo Hope, with trumpeter Steve Fishwick (UK), bassist Giorgos Antoniou (Greek) and drummer Matt Home (UK). American Elmo Hope (1923-67) has an extensive catalogue of original compositions to his name covering a very broad stylistic palette, that have only recently begun to be explored by jazz musicians today.



Claus Raible-keyboard  Herwig Gradischnig-sax  Steve Fishwick-trumpet

Giorgos Antoniou-bass  Matt Home-drums


Sunday March 15th 2020 … £18
Pete Long ~ 
'The Music of Benny Goodman'


Pete Long, who has played with Jools Holland and Ronnie Scott's Big Band leads this tribute to Goodman by presenting his music as Benny did - only cheaper!




Pete Long-clarinet   Anthony Kerr-vibes   Colin Good-keyboard   Joe Pettitt-bass   George Double-drums


Sunday April 19th 2020 … £17
Sarah Moule ~ 
'The Songs Of Duke Ellington'


The show features some of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's greatest songs and compositions plus a few lesser known gems from across Ellington’s long career.


Sarah Moule has established a reputation as one of Britain’s most exciting jazz vocal talents and was the featured vocalist with the John Wilson Orchestra for many years.


Simon Wallace has had a varied international career as a composer, pianist and musical director. He has performed in 26 countries and appears regularly at Ronnie Scott’s Club.



Sarah Moule-vocals   Simon Wallace-keyboard   Dave Bitelli-saxes & clarinet   Mick Hutton-bass   Paul Robinson-drums


Sunday May 17th 2020 … £17
Joanna Eden ~ 
'Jazz Samba'


Joanna Eden turns her attention to the sounds and rhythms of urban Rio, for an evening of delightful samba and bossa nova party music. Supported by top Latin jazz musicians on percussion, bass, guitar & saxophone.


In a twenty year career, Joanna has shared stages with The Buena Vista Social Club, Jamie Cullum, The Blockheads and Ronan Keating.



Joanna Eden-vocals & keyboard   Didier Sustac-guitar & vocals   Mark Crooks-saxes   Jose Curier-bass   George Double-drums


Sunday June 21st 2020 … £17
Ben Holder ~ 
with the Chris Ingham Trio




Ben Holder is one of the most gifted and exciting young jazz violinists in the UK. Ben now plays all over the UK as well as abroad thanks to his energy, personality and musical mastership. A first call, stand-out jazz violinist for many of the UK's top clubs and studios.


Amazing, Grappelli-style swing excitement with the rising star of jazz fiddle.







Ben Holder-violin   Chris Ingham-keyboard   Owen Morgan-bass   George Double-drums


Sunday July 19th 2020 … £17
The Karen Sharp Trio



The Karen Sharp Trio plays standards and variations and is often able to suggest and amplitude and aural scale out of proportion to their size.


This is an unusual and challenging combination of instruments - should be interesting.










Karen Sharp-tenor & Baritone sax   Colin Oxley-guitar   Simon Thorpe-bass


Sunday August 16th 2020 … £16
Paul Higgs ~ 

'Shades Of Miles'



Paul is renowned for his magical sound and exceptional skill. His great sensitivity, high energy and his own skill as a composer make him a superb proponent of Miles Davis’s music.


Miles Davis, the most revered jazz trumpeter of all time, was at the forefront of several major innovations in jazz from the mid ’40s to the early ’90s – bebop, cool, hard bop, modal, jazz funk and jazz fusion.

This is an unusual and challenging combination of instruments - should be interesting.








Paul Higgs-trumpet   Chris Ingham-keyboard   Owen Morgan-bass   George Double-drums