All events will be held at the Stadium Leisure Club (unless otherwise stated)
Adrian Cox presents Profoundly Blue
Alex Clarke Hot Five
For the second time in a month we'll be welcoming a band of young, well, comparatively young, musicians to the club. Alex Clarke comes with a huge recommendation and she will lead a five piece group with a strong New Orleans sound. An amazingly versatile reed player, Alex plays, clarinet, tenor sax and flute in a variety of styles but frequent visitor Mike Owen on trombone will keep her in the New Orleans style. The other members of the Hot five are all well known to our members; that superb pianist Tom Kincaid, the driving Jim Swinnerton on bass and the well established New Orleans drummer Jack Cotterill all promise to make this a great evening.
Washington Whirligig (Friday lunchtime after our AGM)
We have put on lunchtime jazz sessions several times and the poor attendances have shown these have limited attraction. However, our members turn out for our AGM in strong numbers and they present a captive audience for a lunchtime do. As we have shown before, Washington Whirligig always give us a happy couple of hours of jazz..Members only for the AGM at 12.00 but the music will start directly after for members and guests alike. Great value for a fiver.
Mike Lovell Six-In-A-Bar Classic Jazz Band
Is it really five years since we had this Classic band at the club? We don't get much in the way of classic jazz so this style of part arranged, part improvised music should give us a rare pleasure. On the front line together with Mike Lovell on trombone will be Phil Lucas on trumpet and that soulful instrument, the flugelhorn and Willy Entwhistle of Temperance Seven fame on reeds. Chris Howse, besides playing banjo and guitar will give us some unusual vocals, Colin Turner as well as providing the bass line on tuba will also be playing bass sax and John Smith will complete the rhythm section on percussion. An evening of back to the 20s and 30s music is in store.
Doc Houlind's New Orleans Revival All Stars
Of the New Orleans revival bands, Doc Houlind's is right up there with the best so we arrange our schedule to make sure they come to us when they visit England. This will be their third visit and the personnel is unlikely to be changed from last year. The Doc, of course directs things from the drum kit and has the exiled British bass player Brian Turnock (how many New Orleans bands has he played with?) and the Alton Purnell styled pianist Lis Kryøer completing the rhythm section. Who needs a banjo? The first time Doc Houlind came to Nottingham he was playing trumpet but now his regular man is Ragnar Gratow. Christian Baroed plays trombone and the superb (George Lewis at his best) Jesper Capion Larsen excels on clarinet. A full house is likely so be there early to get a good seat.
Dart Valley Stompers
On the exact anniversary of their last appearance, we welcome the Dart Valley Stompers back to Nottingham. 79 members and guests will remember the terrific evening of jazz they gave us then and expect nothing less this time. The same musicians as last year are expected with Jeremy Huggett in charge on reeds and vocals supported by Graham Trevarton on trumpet and Kevin Grenfell on trombone completing the front line. The rhythm section will be Howard Williams, Chris Tolley and Chris Stockings on banjo/guitar, bass and drums respectively. A cracking evening in store.
Dave Moorwood’s Rascals of Rhythm
It's a few years since we saw Dave Moorwood with one of his bands in Nottingham, 2012 in fact with his Big Bear Stompers. This was a band very much in the San Francisco style of Lu Watters. The Rascals of Rhythm use a rather different style as you will see. Normally with a two reed front line, the Rascals are augmenting with guest trumpeter Pete Rudeforth, himself no stranger to Nottingham. Mike Wills and Tony Blincowe play the two reed instruments and Dave Moorwood leads the rhythm section on guitar with Perry lock on piano and Mike Bennett on bass. An unusual band with a different repertoire so come and enjoy.
Jeff Barnhart/Enrico Tomasso Armstrong Legacy
Jeff Barnhart has been coming to UK for more years than we can remember and for some time now he has used well known British musicians to give us a programme with a particular musician or style in mind. This time he calls his group his Armstrong Legacy and to portray the master who better to choose than Enrico Tomasso. As this is a five piece band, we should expect at least a smattering of Hot Five numbers but who knows? Jeff always manages to surprise us. Our own Matt Palmer will take on the Johnny Dodds role and trombonist Terry Mcgrath, last seen here with the Phoenix Jazzmen, will play the Kid Ory part. Jeff, of course, will take on the Lil Armstrong role and finally Nick Ward will play drums instead of the Hot Five banjo. As pianist and raconteur, Jeff always delights and amuses us so be there early for the best seats for a great evening.
It's nearly two years since this exciting young, well youngish, band last came to Nottingham and they were received then with great enthusiasm. Blowing things in the front line will be the same as last time with Simon Nelson leading on trumpet (he's been playing this since he was six!), Chris Wrigley on trombone ( he's only been playing since he was eleven!) and Peter Oxborough on reeds (He's blowing since forever!). Veteran John Benson, long time with Acker Bilk is on bass, and, keeping up the youthful appearance of the rest of the band, Kevin West will be plucking various hand held rhythm instruments ands Tony Wilkins will be driving the band with his drum kit. Vocals will be shared around and there is the promise that you won't get bored while these boys are in charge.
Budapest Ragtime Band
Mike Owen’s Scarlett’s Seranders with Sarah Spencer
New Orleans Heat
Eagle Jazz Band
Jeff Barnhart & Tom ‘Spats’ Langham with their Barrelhouse Lads
Kevin Grenfell’s Jazz Giants
Dinner & Dance-Band
Savannah Jazz Band
Baby Jools Jazzaholics
Richard leach’s 7 Stars of Jazz