April

Loz Speyer, 13th

Monday 2nd no gig

Friday 6th 8.30 £15/12 JEFF WILLIAMS QUARTET * John O’Gallager (US, alto sax) Josh Arcoleo (tenor sax) Sam Lasserson (bass) Jeff Williams (drums) * US drum maestro  launches new CD Lifelike * Info & book online * @ Smalls, NYC * @ Birmingham

Saturday 7th 8.30 £10/5 Roxanne presents  SWING CARAVAN * “steam train beats and gypsy sass” * Info & book online

Monday 9th 8.30 free admission New Orleans night THE TIDY STREET STRIDERS * Tom Bailey & friends *   Facebook page

Thursday 12th 8.0 £15 Smalls presents ALAN BARNES & TREVOR WHITING  * ace reedmen with Mark Edwards Trio * Smalls website

Friday 13th 8.30 £15/12  LOZ SPEYER’S INNER SPACE * Loz Speyer (trumpet, flugelhorn) Chris Biscoe (alto sax, clarinet) Rachel Musson (tenor & soprano sax) Olie Brice (bass) Gary Willcox (drums) * “one of the happiest evenings I’ve heard in jazz” – Morning Star * Info & book online * Life on the Edge * @ Vortex 

Saturday 14th 8.30 £10/5  CHRIS COULL’S Bluenote Session * featuring Simon Spillett (tenor sax) Oli Howe (piano) George Trebar (bass) Spike Wells (drums) * Info & book online

Monday 16th 8.30 free admission New Orleans night MIKE THE MIC & friends (info coming)

Friday 20th 8.30 £10/5 New Generation Jazz presents  ROB LUFT QUINTET *  brilliant young guitarist won the 2016 Kenny Wheeler prize * Info & book online * NGJ website 

Saturday 21st 8.30 £15/12 MARTIN SPEAKE QUARTET * Martin Speake (alto sax) Ethan Iverson (piano) Fred Thomas (bass) James Maddren (drums) * Absolutely unmissable gig launching Martin’s new CD Intention (Ubuntu) and featuring Bad Plus pianist Ethan * Info & book online

Monday 23rd 8.30 free admission New Orleans night THE TIDY STREET STRIDERS * Tom Bailey & friends *   Facebook page

Wednesday 25th 8.0 £6/5 Safehouse presents SHATNER’S BASSOON + BOLIDE * “Partial to onstage sparks and explosions…” – Jez Nelson, BBC3 * Info & book onlineSafehouse website

Thursday 26th 8.0 £15 Smalls presents JO FOOKS & AL NICHOLLS * two full-steam saxists with Mark Edwards Trio * Smalls website

Friday 27th 8.30 £15/12 LIANE CARROLL TRIO * The Queen of Hastings returns with Roger Carey (bass guitar) and Spike Wells (drums) * Info & book online

Saturday 28th 8.30 £10/5 Roxanne presents WHERE PATHWAYS MEET * Outer Space collides with Southeast London * Info & book online

 Monday 30th 8.30 free admission New Orleans night (last of present series) BEACHED BRASS featuring Jack Kendon