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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.

Tickets are available online, by phone (01252 811009) or on the door on the night. For more details on each event join our mailing list and follow us on our Facebook page.

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.

January 16th Scott Hamilton Quartet

Scott Hamilton – tenor sax,  John Pearce – piano, Dave Green – double bass, Steve Brown – drums.

For our 5th anniversary gig, we are delighted to welcome Scott Hamilton, one of the all time great American saxophone players, with his all-star UK rhythm section.

Scott Hamilton, born in Rhode Island, moved to New York in 1976, getting to work with Roy Eldridge, Anita O’Day, Hank Jones, Illinois Jacquet, Vic Dickenson and Jo Jones.

Scott’s first recording date followed. He joined the Benny Goodman orchestra, continuing to work with Goodman until the early 1980s.

In 1977 he formed and recorded with his own quartet and along the way made albums with Tony Bennett, Ruby Braff, John Bunch,Rosemary Clooney, Woody Herman, Dave McKenna, Gerry Mulligan,Buddy Tate & Concord All Stars.

More than fifty albums later he is  still recording having made many under his own leadership, several with his regular Britsh quartet appearing with him tonight

Scott is a masterly ballad player, with a sound that’s all his own, paced by John Pearce’s always elegant piano and the urgings from bassist Dave Green and drummer Steve Brown. An unbeatable combination.

“Following a Scott Hamilton solo is like listening to a great conversationalist in full flow. First comes the voice, the inimitable, assured sound of his tenor saxophone, then the informal style and finally the amazing fluency and eloquent command of the jazz language.”Dave Gelly

More information on the 2017/2018 Programme

January 16 – Scott Hamilton Quartet

February 20th – Chris Ingham Quartet: “The Jazz of Dudley Moore”

March 20th Dave and Judith O’Higgins: “His’n’Hers Quintet”

April 17th Sara Dowling Quintet plays “Nancy Wilson with the George Shearing Quartet”

May 15th Paul Booth with the Janette Mason Trio “The Music of Horace Silver and Herbie Hancock”

June 19th Gordon Campbell All Star Octet

July 17th SEASON FINALE: Clark Tracey’s Stan Tracey Legacy Big Band

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