Fleet Jazz is Open!
We look forward to welcoming you back to Fleet Jazz on Tuesday October 20th for a fantastic evening with the Derek Nash Quintet! Seating will conform to the current social distancing requirements with table service from the bar, and tickets are available in advance only. We look forward to seeing you there!
Jazz saxophonist Derek Nash is a member of Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, has led Sax Appeal for 40 years, is a founder member of the Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion and has been regularly nominated in the British Jazz Awards. He is renowned for his energetic, vibrant, passionate and charismatic performances on all four saxophones – from sonorous baritone to soaring soprano – and is an award-winning performer having received the John Dankworth Award and Best Jazz CD of the Year, regularly appearing in the British Jazz awards nominations and was nominated for Jazz Musician of the Year by the Global Music Foundation.
The band will be performing music from Derek’s latest release, ‘Down on Frenchmen St.’. Named after the new centre of jazz in New Orleans, the album is full of infectious rhythms and lyrical melodies, with nods to Derek’s jazz roots – from Blue Note and samba to Mulliganesque counterpoint.
The rhythm section features Graham Harvey on piano and Steve Brown on drums, with Marianne on double bass, and the band are joined by special guest trumpeter MARTIN SHAW.
Widely considered one of the top jazz trumpet soloists in the country, Martin has worked with most of the leading jazz artists of the last 40 years including Cleo Laine, Sir John Dankworth, Pete King, and Tim Garland as well as the BBC Big Band and the Michelle Legrand Jazz Orchestra and various pop artists including Sting, Jamiroquai, Natalie Cole, Paul Young and the Brand New Heavies.
The evening will start a little earlier than usual, at 7.30pm, so we can finish in good time before 10pm, and the doors will open at 6.45pm. For social distancing, you can book a table for 2, 4 or 6 people (max of 6 people per group), and there will be table service for drinks.
Tickets £16, and are available online here or from the Box Office on 01252 811009 (please note tickets are available for advance bookings only and will NOT will be available on the door).
“Derek Nash is not only a superb player, he has a stage presence that enthuses both his audience and his fellow musicians.” (Jazzin’ Around)
DAVID GORDON & CHRIS GARRICK
PAUL HIGGS “A BRIEF HISTORY OF JAZZ”
JOANNA EDEN QUINTET featuring DIDIER SUSTRAC
JAZZ IN NEW YORK: THE 1930s
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.