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
April 18th – Multi award winning saxophonist Trish Clowes
Both exceptional musicians, Gareth Williams and Trish Clowes’ “Glow Quartet” brings generations and styles of musicians together, playing arrangements of standards plus originals by the two of them. As Gareth describes it, “…it’s an interactive band, taking risks, and taking the good stuff from both more traditional improvised music and contemporary ideas”.
Gareth Williams has unquestionably established himself as one of the UK’s leading modern jazz pianists. A fiery and creative player, he won the British Jazz Awards in 2013 and his remarkable talent has been seen with an impressive array of world-class artists, from Jazz/Hip Hop band “Us3” through to internationally-renowned jazz musicians such as Joe Lovano, Jerry Bergonzi, George Coleman and Jim Mullen. He has been MD for iconic UK vocalist Claire Martin for many years.
Multi-award winning saxophonist and composer Trish Clowes has made a great impact in the relatively short time she has been on the UK jazz scene. In 2008 she won the Peter Whittingham Development Award that allowed her to form with her first ensemble, Tangent. Two albums and a UK tour later, and her 3rd album, ‘Pocket Compass’, was launched at the EFG London Jazz Festival 2014 alongside the premiere of her first BBC commission “The Fox the Parakeet & The Chestnut”, an event which was the culmination of her two years as a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist. Her commission also won the “Contemporary Jazz Composition” of the 2015 BASCA British Composer Award. She has since been seen performed at Wigmore Hall in a collaboration with Gwilym Simcock, made her TV debut for BBC Proms Extra in 2015, formed a new project “My Iris”, and been appointed professor of jazz saxophone at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Also featured with the quartet will be the exceptional rhythm section of Calum Gourlay on bass and Martin France on drums.
Tickets are £12 from the Box Office online: by phone on 01252 811009 or on the door.
“Gareth Williams…a jewel of a player” Jazziz
“Trish Clowes is a fiercely talented jazz saxophonist” The Telegraph
“Clowes…a great great talent.” Jamie Cullum