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.
Sun 28 Jun - CHRIS RAND (sax)
London based Saxophonist Chris Rand grew up on the south coast of Dorset. He moved to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music. Chris quickly became one of the UK’s top saxophone side men playing and recording throughout the world with many of UK’s top Jazz and Blues artists.
Sun 12 Jul - LIZ FLETCHER (voc)
Born in Kingston Upon Thames into a musical family (her parents were singers, her stepfather a saxophonist), Liz has performed all over Europe, the Far East and USA. Influenced by Peggy Lee and Julie London with a love for Ella and Chet Bakers’ phrasing and a passion for Marvin Gaye & Donny Hathaway from whom Liz developed her own style.