Sun 09 Feb - LIZ FLETCHER (voc)
"Fletcher has heart, sensitivity and subtle control - she’s the real deal" John Fordham, The Guardian. "Respectfully traditional and excitingly contemporary" Lee Gibson, Music Magazine. "One of the UK's top jazz singers" Ronnie Scott's Magazine. "A very talented jazz singer with that lovely gift of cool restraint" Campbell Burnhap, Jazz FM
Sun 23 Feb - ART THEMEN (sax)
Famously combining the careers of jazz saxophonist and orthopaedic surgeon, Art has been described by critic John Fordham as "an appealing presence on the British jazz circuit for over 40 years. Originally a Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins disciple he has proved himself remarkably attentive to the saxophone styles of subsequent generations".
Sun 08 Mar - VASILIS XENOPOULOS (sax)
Saxophonist Vasilis Xenopoulos is one of the most accomplished Greek jazz musicians of his generation and a genuine representative of straight ahead jazz. London became his permanent home after graduating with honors from the Berklee College of Music in Boston and gradually established himself as one of the UK's up and coming jazz saxophonists.
Sun 22 Mar - PETE NEIGHBOUR (clt)
Pete Neighbour is a highly respected clarinet & sax player; originally from London and now based in the USA. He travels extensively throughout the world performing in his own inimitable style and Jazznights is proud to be part of his annual UK Tour. "Pretty tone, fearless swing and neat melodic embellishment."
Sun 05 Apr - KELVIN CHRISTIANE (sax)
Kelvin Christiane has been leading his own bands for the past fifteen years and has released twelve CD’s of his originals and standards. A graduate from the Leeds College of Music he performs regularly at the major festivals in the UK and Europe which has included Nice and Montauban, France.
Sun 19 Apr - JULIAN COSTELLO (sax)
Julian Costello is a sax lyricist, telling his stories of life’s ups and downs with perfect alteration of tone to impart strength, humour and even frailty at times...where their inner nature springs to the fore. This is a great album, strong, tenacious in its quality and simply makes a great listen" Sammie Stein - Jazz in Europe.
Sun 03 May - LOZ SPEYER (trp)
"Nobody writes world music quite like Loz Speyer, and he’s long deserved a bigger stage" John Fordham, the Guardian. "I liked trumpeter Loz Speyer‘s approach. He managed to get away from all the frantic business card-swapping and took refuge in playing some beautiful-toned crystal-clear bebop lines." Sebastian Scotney, London Jazz News.
Sun 17 May - EMILY SAUNDERS (voc)
Emily balances virtuosity and a captivating presence with musicianship of the highest order establishing her not only as a rhythmically inventive jazz vocalist but also as a supremely talented songwriter. “Absolutely brilliant” – Jamie Cullum BBC Radio2. “Musicality, poise and ingenuity – Saunders is the real deal” – The Guardian.
Sun 31 May - TBA
Watch this space!
Sun 14 Jun - ANDI HOPGOOD (voc)
Andi is a respected vocalist and saxophonist, having graduated with an MMus in Jazz from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2005. Her music crosses jazz, blues, pop, and soul, and she has a passion for improvisation. Andi’s performance work has taken her all over the UK, Europe and USA.