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.
An unmissable opportunity to hear one of the most distinctive, original and creative jazz singers that the UK has produced.
Fleet Jazz is proud to welcome multi-award winning singer IAN SHAW
Distinctive and creative, Ian Shaw has been cited, along with Mark Murphy and Kurt Elling, as one of the world’s finest male jazz vocalists. Twice winner of the BBC Jazz Awards, he has already amassed a number of highly acclaimed internationally released albums. His talent and technical ability is undeniable, which is coupled with the most engaging personality and an ability to make every song his own.
Described as “the voice of the decade” it is not by chance that he was the first British Jazz vocalist to be signed to American label, Milestone, which resulted in a number of highly acclaimed US recordings. A wry, witty and intelligent showman, Ian has an international reputation, including sell-out tours of the US, Canada and most recently Australia.
Collaborators over the years have included Quincy Jones, Abdullah Ibrahim, Guy Barker, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Iain Ballamy, Mornington Lockett, Barb Jungr, Cleo Laine, John Dankworth, Cedar Walton, Joe Lovano, Joe Beck, Kurt Elling and many more.
Ian will be accompanied this evening by Kate Williams on piano, Dave Ohm on drums, and Marianne on double bass, for what promises to be an evening of rollercoaster musical emotion and non-stop entertainment.
‘…for musical sophistication and emotional intelligence Shaw and his trio leave most of their peers at the starting gate.’ ★★★★ review in The Telegraph
“An eye-watering vocal range and bucketloads of soul” – the BBC
‘Shaw’s ability to…cut to the emotional heart of a song…remains astonishing.” ★★★★ Jazzwise