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.
FREDDIE GAVITA & CHRIS ALLARD Quintet
Freddie Gavita, winner of Best Trumpet in the 2017 British Jazz Awards, and Chris Allard, regarded as one of the UK’s finest contemporary jazz guitarists/composers and first choice of many top artists, bring their quintet to Fleet for an evening of sizzling jazz!
A fearless improviser and virtuoso trumpeter, Freddie Gavita is one of the most in demand and versatile trumpet players in Britain today. His debut album “Transient” was very well received with a 4 star review in the Guardian as well as glowing reports from the online jazz community (read the Jazz Mann’s review here). Freddie currently holds the trumpet chair in the Ronnie Scott’s Quintet and has featured in Mark Fletcher’s “Fletch’s Brew” for the last six years.
Career highlights include appearing as soloist with the BBC Big Band, three performances at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, and bringing Roger Michell’s 2013 film “Le Week-end” to life with his inimitable muted trumpet stylings.
Freddie has played with, among others, Peter Erskine, Joe Locke, John Hendricks, Kenny Wheeler, Stan Sulzmann, Tim Garland, Jon Faddis, Gregory Porter, Curtis Stigers, Paloma Faith, Jess Glynne, Seth McFarlane and Dionne Warwick.
“A talented trumpet prodigy” John Walters, The Guardian
Chris Allard is a freelance guitarist based in London. He has performed at major festivals and venues including the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican, Montreux Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s, The Royal Festival Hall and elsewhere . He has also played live on TV and radio, and appeared on numerous albums.
Chris has performed/recorded with many leading jazz musicians and also leads his own group, which has performed at festivals and respected venues in the UK and Europe and has received critical acclaim including four stars in Guitarist.
“One of the great guitarists in this country” Jamie Cullum