Fri 27 March **CANCELLED**
Superb, straight ahead quartet co-led by ever inventive drummer MARC CECIL and swinging saxophonist ZAK BARRETT, with music from their acclaimed CD Freedom To Speak Jazz Volume 1. With CHRIS INGHAM (piano) and MATT RIDLEY (bass).
Sat 25 April
A swing celebration with tenor sax masters Ray Gelato (UK) and Enric Peidro (Spain) saluting the classic heroes of the tenor sax including Coleman Hawkins, Illinois Jacquet, Charlie Ventura and many more swing-to-bop era giants. With Chris Ingham (piano), Owen Morgan (bass) and Luke Tomlinson (drums).
Sun 26 April (12.30pm) **CANCELLED**
A Softpower Education Fundraiser
DIGBY FAIRWEATHER & FRIENDS: VAL WISEMAN, KAREN SHARP and ROBERT FOWLER.
For more info contact Jim Bayne: 01284 762508
Fri 15 May **CANCELLED**
Foot-tapping, finger-poppin’ Hot Club swing excitement on classics from the 1920s and 1930s with the incredible BEN HOLDER, genius of Stephane Grappelli-style jazz fiddle, with SIMON HURLEY (guitar), CHRIS INGHAM (piano) and OWEN MORGAN (bass).
“Holder is an extraordinary talent” FESTJAZZ (France)
Wed 20 May **CANCELLED**
Following 2019’s Apex lunchtime session, an extended cherry-picked selection of the more subtle, refined and surprising examples of the songwriter’s art from a much misunderstood decade. Featuring singer JOANNA EDEN (vocals/piano) - long-time mentor to pop superstar Sam Smith - and CHRIS INGHAM (piano/guitar/vocals) rated as “among the cream of UK pianists” (JAZZ JOURNAL).
“Sophisticated, stylish vocals…performance and production quality remain high throughout” JAZZ JOURNAL
Fri 22 May **CANCELLED**
An acclaimed celebration of the great lyrical genius of the saxophone. Featuring John Wilson Orchestra star MARK CROOKS (saxophone), CHRIS INGHAM (piano), OWEN MORGAN (bass) and GEORGE DOUBLE (drums).
“The band is everything you could wish for” JAZZ JOURNAL
“Crooks’ tenor raises the hairs on the back of the neck…” LONDON JAZZ NEWS