News update November 2020
After a wonderful evening with Derek Nash in October, we’re sadly back in lockdown for November, but are keeping our fingers crossed for December 15th, when we look forward to welcoming violinist Christian Garrick (“swings like a hotel roof in a hurricane“!) for his postponed performance from this month. Seating will conform to the current social distancing requirements with table service from the bar, and tickets are available in advance only. Keep safe in the meantime, and we very much hope to see you soon!
CHRISTIAN GARRICK with the
DAVID GORDON TRIO
“If you know Christian Garrick as an elegant Hot Club de France violinist in the Thirties style of Stephane Grappelli, prepare to be amazed. His new double album, ‘firewire’, with keyboarder Dave Gordon leading an exceptional rhythm section, not only sounds totally 21st century but also swings like a hotel roof in a hurricane.”
London Evening Standard
A Jazz violinist of considerable power and musicality, Christian Garrick is active on the international concert circuit and on the London studio session scene. He is a professor of jazz and non-classical violin at three of London’s major music conservatoires.
Chris Garrick is also highly regarded for his work with the likes of The Brand New Heavies, Van Morrison and Brian Ferry, as well as appearing on a significant number of film and TV soundtracks. He is also no stranger to the classical concert halls, but it is his Jazz violin for which he is best known.
A fluent and inventive player with a string of awards to his name, his subtle yet driving playing is a testament to a thoughtful but at the same time joyous approach to the music.
It’s a great joy to also welcome pianist David Gordon to Fleet Jazz. David studied mathematics and logic before embarking on a career as jazz pianist, harpsichordist and composer. Regularly commissioned by festivals and fellow musicians to compose, he also tours and records with his own international jazz trio, whilst finding the time to grace concert halls around the world in his capacity as harpsichordist with top orchestras and soloists.
With the wonderful Tom Hooper on drums (Grace Jones, Simple Minds, Aynsley Lister,. Jackie Graham, Sir John Dankworth, Brian McFadden…) and Marianne Windham on bass.
‘Garrick and Gordon have established a genuine rapport, and this, allied to the immense technical skill on display, ensures that these musical exchanges are consistently full of interest. There’s always something exciting going on.’ thejazzmann.com
The evening will start a little earlier than usual, at 7.30pm, so we can finish in good time before 10pm, and the doors will open at 6.45pm. For social distancing, you can book a table for 2, 4 or 6 people (max of 6 people per group), and there will be table service for drinks.
Tickets £18, and are available online here or from the Box Office on 01252 811009 (please note tickets are available for advance bookings only and will NOT will be available on the door). Please get in touch if you have any questions, otherwise we look forward to seeing you there!
Fleet Jazz Club holds monthly jazz performances from some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians on the 3rd 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.