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.
Our 2016/2017 programme is listed below and tickets are available from the Box Office, by phone (01252 811009) or on the door on the night. For more details on each event click here or visit our Facebook page. Why not join our mailing list
July 18th Season Finale!
Barnes/Waterman/Nightingale Sextet play “The Music of Mancini”
Alan Barnes – saxes, Steve Waterman – trumpet, Mark Nightingale – trombone, Robin Aspland – piano, Matt Skelton – drums, Marianne Windham – bass.
Saxophonist Alan Barnes is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, bandleader and touring soloist. He combines a formidable virtuosity with a musical expression and collaborative spirit that have few peers. His recording and performance catalogue is immense and his unique musicianship, indefatigable touring, and warm rapport with audiences have made him uniquely popular in British jazz. He has received over 25 British Jazz Awards, most recently in 2016, and has twice been made BBC Jazz Musician of the Year.
One of Britain’s top jazz trumpet and flugel horn players, Steve Waterman has worked regularly on the British and European jazz scene with John Surman, Andy Sheppard, Tony Coe, Carla Bley, Don Weller and many others. He has recorded many critically acclaimed CDs under his own name as well as a number of CDs under the ECM label. He has won numerous BBC British jazz awards over the years, including winner of the 2014 British Jazz Awards, and is professor of Jazz Trumpet at Trinity College of Music in London and visiting Jazz Trumpet specialist at The Royal Northern College Of Music and The Welsh College Of Music And Drama.
Mark Nightingale is widely considered to be one of the finest Jazz trombonists in Europe. A world class player, and winner of the 2014 British Jazz Awards, Mark won the coveted Don Lusher award at the age of fifteen and after graduating from Trinity College in the late 80s he rapidly established himself as one the UK’s busiest studio musicians as well as a highly respected Jazz soloist. Highly popular and much in demand, Mark has worked alongside someone of the world’s greatest jazz musicians.
This star-studded sextet, which also features Robin Aspland on piano and Matt Skelton on drums, brings together some of the best jazz musicians in the UK to pay a musical tribute to the great Henry Mancini, considered to be one of the greatest composers in the history of film—winner of 4 Academy Awards, a Golden Globe, and 20 Grammy Awards—and writer of such memorable songs as “The Pink Panther Theme’, “Moon River” and “The Peter Gunn Theme”.
Expect a fresh approach to these classic Mancini tunes, with inventive solos, virtuosic musicianship and a highly entertaining evening!
Not to be missed!
Tickets £15 from the Box Office on 01252 811009, online here, on the door.