Jazz IS alive

Keep in touch for jazz dates and venues in the Swindon area. Please note that the blogger (who set this site up for Dave Knight) receives information second-hand and lives on the other side of the country! More information on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jazz-Knights/544313058974889

Monday, 8 January 2018

Royal Oak - Jazz on the Corner - Jan-April 2018

The ROYAL OAK, 24 DEVIZES ROAD, OLD TOWN, SWINDON

Every Tuesday from 8pm - Free entry


January

9th  KIM CYPHER QUINTET – One of the most popular Jazz groups on the scene, vocalist, saxophonist and Glamour Puss  Kim Cypher returns to Swindon for another night West Coast Jazz, Funk, and a few surprises!

16th – SWING FROM PARIS – This seasons Gypsy Jazz session is brought to you by the very dapper boys of Swing from Paris, Andy Bowen and AC Woods on guitars, Fenner Curtis on violin, and our local boy Steve Laming on Double Bass!

23rd CRAIG MILVERTON TRIO - A TRIBUTE TO OSCAR PETERSON - Award winning pianist Craig Milverton will be joined by Nick Millward on drums and Ashley John-Long on bass for a night of music written, and made famous by, the Jazz legend Oscar Peterson.

30th – ALLISON NEALE QUARTET - American born Alto saxophone player, Allison Neale is one of the most celebrated Jazz artists on the scene. As always, make sure you reserve your seats in advance or get there early to get the best bar spots!

February

6th CHRIS JONES QUARTET - Bass player Chris Jones is well known in the South West for his Funk and Neo Soul style, but tonight he will be leading a Standards and Bebop group of Greg Sterland (saxophone), Toby Boalch (Piano) and Matt Brown (Drums)

13th VALENTINES SPECIAL - THE SOUL EDITION - Something a little different to showcase the Jazz flavour of Classic Soul music! The Soul Strutters are a Bristol quartet of huge talent. Expect classics from Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Gil Scott Heron, and even a few 90s RnB flavours!

20th JONNY HENDERSON ORGAN TRIO - The award winning Organ master is back in Swindon! Jaw dropping solos and stunning music from the Jazz, Blues and Funk world. Always a very popular night, don’t miss it! 

27th STUART HENDERSON QUINTET - Trumpeter Stuart Henderson seems to bring his own Carnival every time he comes to Swindon. A stunning swinging quintet that is so infectious they have never finished their set on time! ENCORE!

March

6th ROBERT FOWLER & THE TOM BERGE TRIO - Saxophonist Robert Fowler has been one of the most in demand players at Jazz Festivals and venues, it has taken a while, but we are very proud to be able to have him at our club! Joined by the ever popular pianist, Tom Berge, plus Clive Morton (Bass) and Terry Howard (Drums)

13th ADAM BIGGS QUARTET- Australian born pianist Adam Biggs is head of Jazz Studies at Bath University, and is a beautifully melodic and swinging player. He will be joined by his fellow Bath based musicians for an evening of Jazz Classics

20th TOM CLARKE-HILL QUARTET – A TRIBUTE TO FREDDIE HUBBARD - Bass player Tom Clarke-Hill (yes, he really is the voice of Tony the Tiger) is joined by trumpeter Bryan Corbett for an evening of music made famous by the legendary trumpeter Freddie Hubbard. Joined by Nick Millward (Drums) and Lee Jones (Guitar)

27th JOHN LAW RE-CREATIONS - How do we describe Maestro John Law’s sessions? Last time we heard stunning Jazz versions of songs by Pink Floyd and Stevie Wonder! One minute goosebumps, one minute lots of hollering at Johns incredible solos. Don’t miss it!

 April

3rd ALAN BARNES & THE DAVID NEWTON TRIO - Multi award winning saxophonist Alan Barnes joins the Piano master David Newton, and those talented naughty boys Clive Morton (Bass) and Terry Howard (Drums)

10th IAN BATEMAN QUARTET - Trombonist Ian Bateman is a  heavyweight of the British Jazz scene having played in so many of the bands headed by UK Jazz legends such as Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball and Terry Lightfoot. This session also features Craig Milverton (Piano), Tom Clarke-Hill (Bass) and Nick Millward (Drums)

17th NAT STEELE & THE DENNY ILETT TRIO - If Clark Tracey tells you that Nat Steele is ‘one of the best Vibes players this country has ever produced’, then you better pay attention! Straight ahead Jazz oozing with swing, don’t miss this incredible session that will also feature Denny Illett Trio (Guitar, Bass, Drums).

24th JAKE McMURCHIE QUARTET - Due to Jake’s hugely successful band ‘Get the Blessing’ (that also features Portishead and Radiohead drummer, Clive Deamer) being all over the world, it has taken us some time to have him back! Don’t miss this saxophone led session of Funk Bop and Blues!



Thursday, 4 January 2018

Jan/Feb dates for Prince of Wales, Shrivenham


Prince of Wales, High Street, Shrivenham SN6 8AF

Alternate Thursdays starting at 8.00pm

JAN  11th  
Nick Langston Trio - Jazz vocalists feat. Clive Morton (Bass) and Tom Berge (Piano) Swing Classics   postponed due to illness. Vocalist Catherine Sykes Trio featuring Clive Morton (Double Bass) & Tom Berge (Piano) 

JAN 25th -
Greg Cordez Trio - Double Bassist feat. Toby Boalch (Piano) and Mark Whitlam (Drums) Swing and Bebop Classics 

FEB 8th -
Tom Berge Trio feat Clive Morton (Bass) and Terry Howard (Drums) - Standards particularly songs from stage and screen 

FEB 22nd -
Toby Boalch & Chris Jones (Piano and Double Bass) - Bebop and Swing 

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Happy New Year

Thanks to those of you who have regularly used the gig guide.

Dave Knight would be delighted to know that his legacy carried on.

There have been nearly 42,000 page views since the blog started.

The Plough and The Sun will take a month or so to get going again as they are making quite a few tweeks plus refurb at The Sun.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017