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.
TOMMASO STARACE QUINTET
“MICHEL PETRUCCIANI & MORE”
“’An exciting talent, Starace is developing a seriously impressive body of work’ – Bruce Lindsay – (www.allaboutjazz.com)
‘He soars assertively when needed, cajoles and caresses with ‘molto’ lyricism on the ballads and demonstrates unequivocally that it is possible for contemporary jazz to be accessible’. Lance Liddle – ( Bebop Spoken Here)
Born in 1975 in Milano, Italy Tommaso started playing the saxophone and studying music at the age of 18. He moved to the United Kingdom in 1994 where he graduated at Birmingham Conservatoire with a Bmus first class honours and later at the Guildhall School Of Music and Drama with a Postgraduate Degree in jazz studies in the year 2000. He has performed with some of the most respected jazz musicians including Billy Cobham, David Liebman, Kenny Wheeler, Stan Sulzmann, Jim Mullen, Jonathan Gee, Paolo Pellegatti, Gianni Giudici. In 2008 Tommaso was awarded with an Honorary Membership by Birmingham Conservatoire given to him for his significant contributions made across the years within the various branches of the music profession.
‘Celebrating the Music of Michel Petrucciani’, a new CD recorded by Tommaso Starace’s Italian Quartet, is a project dedicated entirely to the music of the great French pianist. Petrucciani was very much respected by the American Jazz Community and around the world for his extraordinary technique, elegance of execution, and his charismatic energy conveyed through his many memorable performances and compositions. Petrucciani led his band over many years recording a total of 32 albums and the quintet will perform some of the most popular tunes from his extensive repertoire, as well as some other well loved jazz standards.
Featuring Tommaso Starace on alto sax, with the UK’s vibraphone virtuoso Roger Beaujolais, pianist Frank Harrison, Chris Nickolls on drums, and Marianne guesting on bass.