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
Andrew Cleyndert – double bass, Martin Shaw – trumpet/flugelhorn , Colin Oxley – guitar, Mark Edwards – piano
Nominated for the British Jazz Awards every year since they started, Andrew Cleyndert has played and toured internationally with the cream of the UK’s musicians, as well a string of international soloists
Invited by Titley Jazz Festival to put a band together for a concert in 2013, the quartet Andrew assembled was so well received that it won an immediate re-booking for the following year. Drawing on the experience of working with a myriad of stellar bands and groups in a career spanning over three decades, Andrew has chosen to utilize the talents of the lyrical trumpetist Martin Shaw, widely recognized as one of the very best jazz soloists on his instrument, guitarist Colin Oxley, equally highly regarded and appreciated by his peers and audiences alike, and the phenomenal pianist Mark Edwards, one of the greatest improvisors on any instrument.
The quartet eschews the use of drums in favour of the highly adaptive trio of piano/bass/guitar which, in this company, is no less driving whilst providing many musical permutations as each member of the group moves between soloist and accompanist. Arrangements for the group are drawn from the compositions of the jazz greats such as Billy Strayhorn, Dizzy, Herbie Hancock, Ray Brown et al, oft-neglected tunes from the standard songbook composers, and some choice songs from the pen of Tom Jobim.
“The music making from this group makes for a hugely enjoyable evening”.
Tickets are £12 from the Box Office online: by phone on 01252 811009 or on the door.