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
March 21st – Iain Ballamy
Iain Ballamy is recognised internationally as an outstanding and original musician and is one of the UK’s most widely acclaimed saxophonists and jazz composers. His work is eclectic, contemporary and un-encumbered by formality and tradition. Transcending musical genres and forging strong and ongoing relationships with musicians around the globe, notably Scandinavia, Iain has worked with many of the cutting-edge figures of today’s contemporary Jazz scene.
The group Food which he co-formed with Thomas Stronen is signed to ECM records and they celebrated their seventh release in November 2012. Iain also leads the Anorak quartet featuring Gareth Williams on piano and continues to tour and record with the virtuoso Norwegian button accordionist Stian Carstensen as a duo known as The Little Radio. The trio Quercus, which he co-leads with pianist Huw Warren, features the legendary folk singer June Tabor.
Highlights of a career spanning nearly 30 years include working with Loose Tubes, Bill Bruford’s Earthworks, Hermeto Pascoal, Django Bates, Kenny Werner, Gil Evans, George Coleman, The Karnataka college of percussion, John Taylor, Ian Shaw, Claire Martin, The Britten Sinfonia, Gay Dad, Everything but the Girl, Guy Chambers, Mike Gibbs, Carla Bley, John Dankworth, and many more. Iain is also a consultant tutor at The Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.
Not to be missed!
“A major international voice” (Chris Parker, The Times)
“Intensly melodic, eventful and full of surprises… The beauty of tone that Iain Ballamy gets is certainly one of the joys of the current scene, and his concern with creating it echoes Stan Getz’s.” Andy Hamilton, Jazz on CD
Tickets are £12 from the Box Office online: by phone on 01252 811009 or on the door.