February

RoxanneattheVerdictMenu Page • What’s On & Book (zero commission) • door/food 7.0 pm, music 8.30 or *8.0

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Saturday 1st £12/7 Roxanne presents Adrian Cox: Now is Spring • Parliamentary nominee launches CD • Adrian Cox (clarinet/vocals) Joe Webb (piano) Simon Read (double bass) Gethin Jones (drums) • Selling out – book now to avoid disappointment • Book via Rox

 

Friday 7th £13/8 Verdict Jazz presents Lewis Wright/Kit Downes Duo • Empirical vibesman and pianist recreate “loveliness and bravado” • Tokyo ’81Ono no KomachiInfo & book via WGT

 

Saturday 8th £10/5 Roxanne presents Talinka 2 • haunting emotion from Tali Atzmon (vocals) Gilad Atzmon (reeds) Jenny Bliss (‘cello) Yaron Stavi (bass) • Book via Rox

 

Thursday 13th* £16 Smalls presents Alan Barnes & Trevor Whiting • legendary reedman and Chris Barber saxist turn sixty, with Mark Edwards (piano) Piers Clark (guitar) Steve Thompson (bass) • Smalls site

 

Friday 14th £15/9 Verdict Jazz presents Xhosa Cole/Jay Phelps Quartet • Parliamentary award winning saxist and superb, genre-fluid trumpeter, with James Owston (bass) Jim Bashford (drums) • Xhosa’s Quintet 1080  • Jay: Everyone’s EthnicInfo & book via WGT

 

Saturday 15th £10/5 Roxanne presents Joy Ellis Trio: Dwell • exciting  singer-songwriter-poet-pianist on CD launch tour, with Henrik Jensen (bass) Adam Osmianski (drums) • Book via Rox

 

Friday 21st £15/7 Roxanne presents Pete Cater’s Ministry of Jazz • ace drummer leads all-star septet featuring Vasilis Xenopoulos (tenor sax) Adrian Fry (trombone) George Hogg (trumpet) Richard Shepherd (alto sax) Pete Whittaker (hammond organ) Simon Thorpe (bass) • Book via Rox

 

Saturday 22nd £15/9 Verdict Jazz presents Martin Speake – Ethan Iverson International Quartet • US Bad Plus pianist teams with UK sax virtuoso plus Calum Gourlay (bass) Jeff Williams (drums) • “He (Iverson) now makes music that innovates from the inside out” – Wall Street Journal • BlackwellDancing in the DarkInfo & book via WGT

 

Wednesday 26th £7/4 SafeHouse presents Trevor Watts & Jamie Harris plus new quartet: Ron Caines (saxes) Alice Eldridge (‘cello) Gus Garside (bass) James Parsons (drums) • Info & book

 

Friday 28th £10/5 New Generation Jazz presents Zeñel • Laurence Wilkins (trumpet) Noah Stoneman (keys) Zoe Pascal (drums) • hot young trio lead “bared-teeth cavalry charge” – LondonJazzNews Info & book

 

Saturday 29th £10/5 Roxanne presents David Angol Quartet • Peaky Blinders tenor saxist makes Verdict debut with Leon Daniel (piano) Neville Malcom (bass)  Winston Clifford (drums) • Book via Rox