Fleet Jazz Club puts on monthly jazz performances from some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians on the third Tuesday of the month, in a “jazz club” environment at the Harlington Centre in Fleet. The club has an enthusiastic and growing membership since it started in January 2013, and we are always very happy to see new people too. There’s more about who we are and what we do here.
We have a growing gallery of wonderful photos of recent gigs thanks to our friends at Aldershot, Farnham & Fleet Camera Club (AFFCC). Also we have created short profiles of most of the artists who have performed at Fleet Jazz Club.
July 17th – SEASON FINALE: Clark Tracey’s Stan Tracey Legacy Big Band
Pianist Stan Tracey who died in 2013 was an outstanding figure in the Jazz world and was known as the ‘Grandfather of British Jazz’. His music continues to live and develop thanks to the continued enthusiasm and dedication of his son, leading UK drummer and bandleader Clark Tracey. The Stan Tracey Legacy Big Band is crammed with British talent. The band’s line-up for 17th July is:
Trumpets: Nathan Bray, Mark Armstrong, Martin Shaw, Alex Ridout
Trombones: Mark Nightingale, Martin Gladdish, Pete North
Saxes: Dave O’Giins (Tnr), Art Themen (Tnr/sop), Simon Allen (Alt), Sam Mayne – (Alt), Jay Craig (Bari)
Rhythm: Mark Edwards (Piano), Andrew Cleyndert (Bass), Clark Tracey (Drums)
The band will be playing Stan’s compositions and arrangements dating back to 1966 and up to his final masterpiece, Genesis.
There really is no other big band with this sound – Stan’s genius comes shining through. A perfect finale to the summer season. Highly recommended!
Tickets £17 – click here to buy online