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Fleece Jazz at Stoke by Nayland Hotel
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We will be presenting the Back to Basie big band at the New Wolsey Theatre in June as part of the Ipswich Jazz Festival


Jonathan Gee Trio
Jonathan Gee

"One of European jazz's most celebrated musicians 0 0 0 precise, lucid and original, and at times breathtakingly lyrical." - Visions of Britain

Jonathan Gee piano, Rod Youngs drums, Ben Hazelton bass

Jonathan Gee has performed around the world at some of the biggest festivals and clubs in jazz. His facility and imagination at the piano put him in the very highest company, and it is not coincidental that in the last few years, he has been playing at some of the most prestigious venues in New York and the Eastern seaboard of the States.

Ben Hazleton is best known through his collaboration with Tony Kofi, together with Jonathan Gee, who has described him as *Ben the Zen* for his calm persona during performances.

Rod Youngs, originally from Washington, D.C. and now based in London, is one of the most expressive and adept musicians in Jazz today.

"Gee doesn't disappoint ... a really knotty, Monkish flavour at times." - Properganda magazine

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Mark Lewandowski Trio: Tribute to Fats Waller
Mark Lewandowski Trio

"With Lewandowski’s sonorous, fluent delivery, Noble's vibrant piano and Clarvis's deft brush work, the numbers jump out at the listener" - All About Jazz

Mark Lewandowski bass, Liam Noble piano, Paul Clarvis percussion

Fats Waller was a masterful stride pianist, a playful vocalist and one of the greatest and most enduring songwriters of the early Jazz age. This new trio finds ways of bringing such a strong musical identity into the 21st century while retaining the core values that his music stands for - swing, romance, humour and social relevance.

Mark Lewandowski has been described as having “a huge vibrant, singing tone” and “soloing with the agility and articulation of a horn player”

Liam Noble has been described as "a brilliant pianist who hardly plays a solo without at least one turn of phrase that brings you to the edge of your seat" (John Fordham, The Guardian).

Paul Clarvis is a very talented percussionist, who displays remarkable technical gifts, enthusiasm and flair. His clear awareness of the past traditions of jazz drumming helps bring depth to his playing, although he also works in folk and classical forms where, again, his work is exceptional.

"Three musicians known for their intricate dialogues and humour, paying tribute to another musician who had these attributes." - The List
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