- Fleece Jazz
Fleece Jazz at Stoke by Nayland Hotel
GIGS  Fridays, doors open at 7:30pm

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


22 September, £0
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The Paper Jam Duo
David and Christian

No duo works better than this. They have a quality that fills space and keeps you tapping your toes to a bright shimmering sound

Christian Garrick violin, David Gordon piano.

Christian Garrick is an improvising violinist, a composer and a bandleader. He is active on the international concert circuit and on the London studio session scene. He is a professor of jazz and non-classical violin at three of London’s major music conservatoires. Tonight he will show us his quality and range of playing both in styles and in instruments played.

David Gordon started piano lessons at age 4, composing at 6, and discovered jazz for himself at the keyboard one day at 10. The house where he grew up was always full of baroque music, and contained a harpsichord. Jazz and baroque music have remained equally irresistible forces on him ever since. He is now based in London and continues to play with a variety of performers in a range of styles and formats, some of which we will no doubt hear tonight.

What we are guaranteed is an evening of exciting music from two virtuosos, each with a huge sense of fun.
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Derek Nash: Protect the Beat
Derek Nash

Derek is at the forefront of the British jazz movement, book early for this unmissable gig
Derek Nash saxes, Tim Cansfield guitar, Arden Hart ~ trumpet/keys, Winston Blisset bass, Darby Todd ~ drums

It was 2010 when we last saw this energy funk filled jazz group, and the room still retains the beat. We have five guys on a mission to mix up styles and drive audiences into happy submission. Derek wears many hats, all successfully. He is a Jools Holland saxophonist, runs a recording studio, and leads many bands. He is always engaging as a performer, but in this fiery company he really stretches out.

“Guitar is in the hands of Tim Cansfield. Looks of an actuary, sound of a Larry Carlton holed up in Chicago on a tour with Curtis Mayfield.” – Pete Sargeant. Arden has a Milesian tone and is a superb keyboardist and composer.

Winston, who tours with Massive Attack, is a powerhouse lownote bandit. He will burst into Chic riffs then stalk Hart's Rhodes like a man on a vengeance mission.

And Darby on drums: he uses every part of the kit to drive what is flowing and tumbling around him. The band will throw him into solo's and see what bursts out of him: seven varieties of magic.

Definitely NOT dinner jazz!
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