wednesday 8 may
“Sharp loves melody, whether composed or improvised, as reflected in her relaxed and natural phrasing” - Downbeat February 2019
Karen has won the tenor saxophone category of the British Jazz Awards on numerous occasions. She tours regularly with her quartet which features Nikki Iles, Dave Green and Steve Brown and she plays with numerous larger ensembles including Robert Fowler's 'Gerry Mulligan Concert Jazz Band', Steve Waterman's Big Band and the Stan Tracey Big Band.
WEDNESDAY 13TH MARCH
"Trumpeter Henry Lowther has been a creative mainstay of British jazz for half a century and he’s as happy playing mainstream standards as he is duetting with a computer musician in free improvisation” BBC Music Magazine
Bandleader, composer and trumpeter Lowther with Bob Haddrell on keyboards. In 1969 he played at Woodstock with Keef Hartley and told Miles Davis it was ‘okay’ to play jazz trumpet with rock music. His work on the British jazz scene reads like a “Who’s Who”. Amongst many others, he’s played with Gordon Beck, Michael Garrick, Graham Collier, Mike Gibbs, Pete King, Loose Tubes, John Surman, John Taylor, Stan Tracey and Kenny Wheeler.
Wednesday 6th February
"Jim Mullen is one of the great jazz guitarists working today" Jazzwise magazine
WEDNESDAY january 10th
"One of the country's most accomplished...improvisers" Time Out "Saxophonist Mornington Lockett must be one of the most complete masters of the instrument alive today" The Observer “World class” Jazz Journal “Lockett…plays with tremendous fluency and drive” Evening Standard
Be sure to BOOK as tables go fast.
A discretionary £5pp jazz fee will be added to your bill. 100% goes to the musicians. Just ask if you’d like us to remove it.
WEDNESDAY 5th DECEMBER
Multi-award winning British jazz musician
“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 with jazz”. John L. Walters - The Guardian.
WEDNESDAY 7th NOVEMBER
Art Themen on tenor and soprano sax has played with many English luminaries including local star Michael Garrick, Graham Collier and Stan Tracey as well as touring with Nat Adderley, Ian Carr, George Coleman and Al Haig.