Category Archives: Artists 2017

Paul Towndrow Quartet

Paul Towndrow (as) Steve  Hamilton (p) Euan Burton (b) Alyn Cosker (d) Paul is and his quartet features some of the leading rhythm section musicians north of the border. As well as leading his own bands, he is also a member of the four horn Brass Jaw and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. Saxophonist Paul […]

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Zoe Rahman

Zoe is a vibrant and highly individual pianist and composer, as Courtney Pine recognised in choosing her for his recent duo recording and tour.  Her style is deeply rooted in the jazz tradition, but also reflects her British-Bengali heritage and classical training. Zoe will play a solo set. Described in The Observer as “a remarkable […]

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Pedigree Jazz Band play a Salute to Trad Jazz

Chris Walker (reeds) Andy Chislett (t) Tony Mann (tr) John Noddings (bjo, g) Ken Ames (b) Colin Larn (d)  Led by Chris Walker, who’s played at most of our festivals, this is a first class New Orleans-style band, with a very experienced line-up, great for dancing. The “SALUTE TO TRAD JAZZ 2017” show is the […]

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Ivo Neame Quartet

Ivo Neame (p) George Crowley (sax) Tom Farmer (b) James Maddren (d) Ivo is developing a reputation as one of the most exciting and original pianists to emerge in some time. Well known as the pianist with Phronesis and with Norwegian saxophonist Marius Neset, his most release CD release Strata saw him reach new heights […]

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Mountbatten School Big Band

This band from Mountbatten School in Romsey was formed in 1997 by its current Musical Director, Stu Marchant. The band uses the standard Big Band format, but its repertoire is wide-ranging, from classic tunes by Basie and Ellington, to contemporary works by cutting-edge composers such as Vijay Iyer. The Band has played at Montreux Jazz […]

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Tina May Quartet

Tina May (voc) Robin Aspland (p) Simon Thorpe (b) Winston Clifford (d) Tina is generally considered to be one of the finest jazz vocalists the U.K. has ever produced, and has been recognized for her vocal art on more than one occasion. She was selected as Number One Vocalist and the Critic’s Choice at the […]

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Sinead McCabe

Sinead is a young singer from Bristol, a very recent arrival on the jazz scene. She’s equally at home singing a soulful blues and a lightning-paced number. John Maddocks worked with her and was impressed! At 24 she was working in a coffee shop and had never before sung in public. Then Quentin Williams, a […]

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Remi Harris Trio

Remi Harris (g) Caley Groves (g) Mike Green (b) Remi Harris is regarded by many as one of the UK’s Top Up and Coming Young Jazz Guitarists and has toured the UK, Australia, France, Norway and Italy as well as performing at Buckingham Palace, the Royal Albert Hall, Live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3. His unique […]

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Harlem Meer Cats

Ben Cummings (t) Ned Bennett (reeds) Jeff Williams (tr) Colin Good (p) Jerome Davies (b) Matt Skelton (d) The Harlem Meer Cats was formed in response to a commission from the 2014 Dulwich Festival, London. Incorporating some of London’s finest specialists in early jazz, the band aims to play music from the repertoire of the […]

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Andy Hague Silverado

Andy Hague (t) Ben Waghorn, Kevin Figes (sax) Jim Blomfield (p) Rican Vosloo (b) Simon Gore (d) Andy has been one of the leading figures on the thriving Bristol jazz scene for the past twenty five years. Since his first appearance in Swanage at the third festival, he’s led several bands for which he’s composed […]

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