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, 19 March 2018

New website

A new web site has been created by Evie to keep you informed about events in the Swindon area.

Please bookmark this site for future information.

This blog will not be updated any longer.

Thanks for your support.

Jean

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

JAZZ - March 2018

List incomplete. Prince of Wales, Shrivenham to come. Should be something on 8 & 22 March starting at 8pm.


4th - KIM CYPHER TRIO

The Plough Inn, 26 Devizes Road, Swindon, SN1 2BQ

          3.00-5.30pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE LAST JAZZ SESSION AT THE PLOUGH. LIVE MUSIC (BLUES) WILL CONTINUE ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH.



6th - ROBERT FOWLER & TOM BERGE TRIO

The Royal Oak, 24 Devizes Road, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BQ.

          8.00-10.30pm



13th - ADAM BIGGS QUARTET

The Royal Oak, 24 Devizes Road, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BQ.

          8.00-10.30pm



20th - TOM CLARKE-HILL QUARTET. A Tribute to Freddie Hubbard.

The Royal Oak, 24 Devizes Road, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BQ.

          8.00-10.30pm



27th - JOHN LAW RE-CREATIONS

The Royal Oak, 24 Devizes Road, Old Town, Swindon SN1 4BQ.

          8.00-10.30pm




Thursday, 25 January 2018

John Critchinson

Sad to learn that John Critchinson died on 15 December 2017, just a few days before his 83rd birthday.

There is a splendid tribute to him by saxophonist Simon Spillett at http://www.londonjazznews.com/2017/12/tribute-critch-john-critchinson-1934.html

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 STEVE WATERMAN & REBECCA NASH TRIO 

Steve Waterman - Trumpet, Rebecca Nash - Piano, Will Harris - Double Bass, Andrew Bain - 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!



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.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017