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

 

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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

 

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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’

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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’

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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"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

 

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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
Raible+Gradischnig+Fishwick+Antoniuo+Home
'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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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