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.
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.
January 16th Scott Hamilton Quartet
Scott Hamilton – tenor sax, John Pearce – piano, Dave Green – double bass, Steve Brown – drums.
For our 5th anniversary gig, we are delighted to welcome Scott Hamilton, one of the all time great American saxophone players, with his all-star UK rhythm section.
Scott’s first recording date followed. He joined the Benny Goodman orchestra, continuing to work with Goodman until the early 1980s.
In 1977 he formed and recorded with his own quartet and along the way made albums with Tony Bennett, Ruby Braff, John Bunch,Rosemary Clooney, Woody Herman, Dave McKenna, Gerry Mulligan,Buddy Tate & Concord All Stars.
More than fifty albums later he is still recording having made many under his own leadership, several with his regular Britsh quartet appearing with him tonight
Scott is a masterly ballad player, with a sound that’s all his own, paced by John Pearce’s always elegant piano and the urgings from bassist Dave Green and drummer Steve Brown. An unbeatable combination.
“Following a Scott Hamilton solo is like listening to a great conversationalist in full flow. First comes the voice, the inimitable, assured sound of his tenor saxophone, then the informal style and finally the amazing fluency and eloquent command of the jazz language.”– Dave Gelly