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Fleece Jazz at Stoke by Nayland Hotel
GIGS  Fridays, doors open at 7:30pm,
music 8:00pm (2 sets). The venue is fully accessible.

Tickets for the full programme at 01787 211865, on the door or at WeGotTickets: buy wegottickets

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8:00pm Wednesday, 20 December, £20 buy Ian Shaw and Barry Green tickets
Ian Shaw and Barry Green
Ian and Barry

"Best Jazz Vocalist” at the BBC Jazz Awards in 2007 and 2004, and nominated in the Best UK Vocalist category at the Jazz FM awards in 2013, Ian Shaw, is a popular performer both in the UK and the US. He has been cited, along with Mark Murphy and Kurt Elling, as one of the world’s finest male jazz vocalists.
Ian Shaw vocals, Barry Green piano

Ian Shaw’s career in performance began unusually for a jazz musician on the Alternative Cabaret Circuit, alongside such performers as Julian Clary, Rory Bremner and Jo Brand. During the next few years Shaw moved from the singer-pianist format to working with his new band to an eventual move into jazz. He has also performed regularly in the States including Jazz at the Lincoln Center (New York). Collaborators over the years have been many and include Quincy Jones, Abdullah Ibrahim, Guy Barker, Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Iain Ballamy, Barb Jungr, Cleo Laine, John Dankworth, Cedar Walton and Joe Lovano.
Barry Green Studied classical music and Jazz at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and now plays regularly at jazz venues all over the UK. He has played and recorded with many jazz luminaries. Barry is now a professor of jazz piano at the Guilhall School of Music and Drama. He has also played in clubs and festivals in Germany, Ireland, Spain, Slovenoa, Italy and Spain and elsewhere around Europe.

Ian Shaw was awarded Best Jazz Vocalist at both the 2004 and 2007 BBC Jazz Awards. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest male vocalist. Tonight he is joined by Barry Green, his regular pianist and one of the most highly regarded accompanists on the jazz scene. Sit back and enjoy....

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Derek Nash/Rod Pooley Drawtones
Drawtones and Derek

This Jazz/Funk/Soul organ band with the stunning Derek Nash will be a cracker.

Derek Nash saxes, Rod Pooley organ, Jessica Dann drums, Andy Williams guitar, Simon Brewin bass

Derek Nash is a leading UK saxophonist, leader of the award-winning Sax Appeal, co-leader of funk/groove band Protect the Beat, featured member of the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, producer and engineer at Clowns Pocket Recording Studio. His frequent appearances at the club are loved by our audiences.

With over 4 decades of professional performing experience Rod Pooley has become one of the UK’s top organists. He has been a demonstrator for many leading keyboard manufacturers including Hammond, Roland, Korg and currently demonstrates and writes software for Yamaha. The Drawtones is one of his most satisfying projects to date.

Jessica Dann’s success in drumming began with her local music service which led to her role as percussionist and timpanist for ‘East Sussex Youth Orchestra’. She is experienced across many genres, but is best known for her Jazz and big band drumming and has enjoyed playing regularly for Big Bands across the South of England.Primarily, she is the drummer for the Platinum Award winning Orbi Playa Big Band

Andy Williams has worked with many of Britain’s finest jazz musicians including Martin Taylor, Lianne Carroll and Alan Barnes. He has performed alongside American artists such as Tal Farlow,Barney Kessel and bamboo flautist Deepak Ram.

Simon Brewin was born into a musical family and has played instruments since before he could walk. He took up guitar at 16 and studied at Berklee College of Music at 22. He now does session work, composes and performs regularly in a variety of styles and runs a regular jam night in Brighton.

An evening of top class Hammond Organ Jazz and Funk groove with the stunning Jools Holland saxophonist Derek Nash.
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