Friday 7th £12/9  BOOK ONLINE

hip U.S. guitar hero with funky Hastings saxman

B. D. Lenz Trio + Rob Leake

Rob Leake (tenor sax) B. D. Lenz (guitar) James Rosocha (bass) Joe Falcey (drums)

Even if you've never heard of American jazz guitarist B.D. Lenz it is very possible that you have heard his music, which has featured on hundreds of TV shows around the globe, including the seminal series Breaking Bad. He has released ten CDs of his unique brand of funky jazz fusing virtuoso musicianship with expert songwriting. Joining his regular trio tonight will be special guest Rob Leake (Polar Bear, Bellowhead, Lianne Carroll) who is originally from Newcastle and a graduate of Leeds College of music.  Together, the quartet will keep you surprised with their eclectic mix of jazz standards, original jams and popular classics.

Saturday 8th £10/8  BOOK ONLINE

Brighton wonderboy back from NewYork

Dave Drake Trio

Dave Drake (piano)  Fergus Ireland (bass)  Shane Forbes (drums)
After hearing Wayne Shorter at 6 years old, Dave developed a searching jazz spirit and his personal mentors include Jason Moran, Fred Hersch, Wynton Marsalis and Sophia Rosoff. Now living in Manhattan, he has become an outstanding pianist and is building an impact like those of the greats.

Friday 14th £15/12 BOOK ONLINE

Bonemaster leads super septet in 11 o'clock jump   

Bassey plays Basie with Sassie
Sara Oschlag (vocals) Mark Bassey (trombone) Simon Savage (tenor sax)

Roy Hilton (piano) Jason Henson (guitar) Dan Sheppard (bass)

Alex Eberhard (drums)

Mark writes: "This band is a dream come true for me - a formidable line-up of wonderful swinging musicians. The septet is really two groups joined together, with Dan and myself being the common elements - a megaband featuring tunes made famous by Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie plus other musical delights thrown in for good measure." Jim Mullen writes: "Danish-born Sara Oschlag displays a maturity beyond her years, whether swinging hard or caressing a ballad." John Styles writes: "Mark is one of the finest trombone soloists on the UK scene, and is just as gifted as an arranger and bandleader. His talent is equalled by his irrepressible showmanship."

Friday 21st £10/5 New Generation Jazz WEBSITE presents

“a hip, cooking, super-talented trio... artists to watch”– JazzWise                Zeñel

Laurence Wilkins (trumpet) Noah Stoneman (keys) Zoe Pascal (drums)

Meeting through the young jazz scene in London, this trio formed in 2016 to create original music, applying their jazz improv nature to other more unorthodox influences such as rock, electro, hip hop and folk. Zoe was named best UK young drummer of the year in 2015 & 2016 and was a finalist at BBC Young Jazz Musician awards in 2016. “This band would be of equal interest to a 60-year-old jazzerati and a 6-year-old child and everyone in between. They’re staying true to the tradition of improvised social music while bringing us a fresh sound.” - Matt Pannell


Wednesday 26th £6/5 Safehouse WEBSITE presents


saxes, vibes, percussion – “transformative... a fantastic listen”

Friday 28th £15/12   BOOK ONLINE

tribute to master tenorist by brilliant protégée and sidemen

Josephine Davies plays Bobby Wellins

Josephine Davies (tenor sax)  Mark Edwards (piano) 
Andy Cleyndert (bass)  Spike Wells (drums)
"As a student at Guildhall I often trekked down to the 606 club to see as much live jazz as I could get my ears on. A regular performer at the club, Bobby Wellins became a firm favourite due to his expressive sound and fiery playing. I then discovered Stan Tracey’s Under Milk Wood Suite through a project some other students were doing, and though their performance was enjoyable, when I listened to the original album I was transported – that haunting tone, at once fragile and profound, the rapport between the four musicians, and the continuous unfolding of melody was a listening experience in another realm. The track Starless and Bible Black remains one of my biggest influences, a constant reminder from one of the seminal British jazz combos of the power of true improvisation and the spirit of jazz." - Josephine Davies

The Verdict
159 Edward Street, BN2 0JB
door/food 7.0  music 8.30 - late

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Jazz programme July 2017