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
Leading UK pianist and composer Andrea Vicari visits Fleet Jazz for the first time as part of the launch of her latest album “The Mirror”, a suite commissioned for the Leasowes festival in 2009. The music is based on varied styles and grooves from Flamenco to South African rhythms, and showcase the extraordinary improvisational skills of saxophone virtuoso Mornington Lockett as well as Andrea’s own piano playing, described by JazzUK magazine as ” a constant delight – intense, probing, and generating a seemingly endless succession of ideas”.
Saxophonist, composer, arranger and teacher Mornington Lockett toured widely in the U.K. and internationally with the Ronnie Scott Quintet, and has recorded more than 50 albums with a wide variety of artists, including Ronnie Scott, Jim Mullen, Stan Tracey, Don Grusin, Martin Drew, Claire Martin, Sarah Jane Morris and Ian Shaw and has also played with many international jazz artists including Jimmy Smith, Arturo Sandoval, Franco Ambrosetti, Niels Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Dave Weckl, Bernard Purdie, Phil Upchurch, Jon Faddis, Ulf Wakenius, Béla Szakcsi Lakatos, Gabòr Bolla, Nicolas Meier, Georgie Fame and Jack DeJohnette.
The band, which also features Nic France on drums (Bill Withers, John Taylor, Gordon Beck, Pete Townsend, Thomas Dolby, Annie Lennox , Nigel Kennedy) and Marianne Windham guesting on bass, are appearing at Fleet Jazz and will be playing material from the album alongside jazz standards.
Tickets £12 online or from the Box Office on 01252 811009.