- Fleece Jazz
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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Temporarily, please call 01787 210796 for tickets


Georgina Jackson
Georgina Jackson

*Beautiful tone and phrasing, very special, the real thing* - Seal
Georgina Jackson vocals/trumpet, with Robin Aspland piano, Paul Morgan bass and Ed Richardson drums

Georgina Jackson began her musical career working as a professional trumpet player almost everywhere up, down, left and right of the country. She has worked with many famous faces, such as Frank Sinatra Junior, Nancy Sinatra and Seal, and eventually as resident singer with the Ronnie Scotts Jazz Orchestra.

Robin Aspand, a much in demand pianist, attended Colchester Institute where he attained a degree in music. He has worked with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Iain Ballamy, John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, Pete King, and many others.

Paul Morgan worked with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and became the Principal Bass with the BBC Radio Orchestra. He has worked with all types of groups and big bands and with many visiting American and other international artists.

Ed Richardson has established himself as a regular face on the UK music scene both at home and abroad. He can be seen most often at Ronnie Scott’s, performing with Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra & All-Stars.

“The multi-talented Jackson has a vocal presence that is satin, tonally splendid and finger beckoningly seductive....she instinctively demos how to rhythmically milk the best and most meaningful out of both lyric and melody" Jazz Times

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Bryan Corbett
Bryan Corbett

"Corbett's playing is rousing and fierily expressive and his band are right on top of it." - Jazzwise

Bryan Corbett trumpet/flugel, Al Gurr keys, Ben Markland bass, Neil Bullock drums

Renowned trumpet and flugelhorn player Bryan Corbett returns to Fleece Jazz with his quartet of leading members of the Midlands jazz scene. Known for his lyrical tone and powerful stage presence, Bryan is not only a great performer of the jazz standards repertoire, but he is also an artist who pushes the boundaries. He has toured with Ben E King, US3, The Brand New Heavies, Tony Christie and Ruby Turner as well as with his own bands.

Al Gurr is an outstanding musician, arranging and producing as well as playing piano and bass. He has worked on a tribute to Stephane Grappelli.

Ben Markland is widely known and much admired, not only for his playing, but for his writing and arranging. He has a career that has seen him working with a wide range of well-known musicians.

Neil Bullock’s early career was in the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra and other local big bands, where he won many awards. Neil studied under Dave Brubeck's world-renowned drummer, Joe Morello. He has since played with an array of top performers and bands.

"Bryan is one of the chosen few. Class, pure class, plays from the heart, every note has a reason to live. Truly someone who can sing through his instrument." - Andy Taylor – Taylor Trumpets
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Charlie Wood Band
Charlie Wood

"*the growl and moan of Eric Burdon, the otherworldly lilt of Donald Fagen, and the scorched majesty of Kurt Elling." - Jazz Times
Charlie Wood piano/vocals, Chris Allard guitar, Dudley Phillips bass, Nic France drums

Charlie Wood is a musician whose eclectic musical style incorporates elements of jazz, blues, soul, traditional R&B and popular music. In his early 20s, Charlie toured with legendary blues guitarist Albert King, before securing a long-term residency on Beale Street with his Hammond organ trio. He so impressed touring musicians such as B.B. King, Georgie Fame, Joey DeFrancesco and Mulgrew Miller, that they asked to sit in with him. Charlie’s albums have received stellar reviews. R2 Magazine opined that his well-honed, literate lyrics are "written with the technical precision and linguistic flair of a classic from the Great American Songbook."

Chris Allard has an international reputation, having performed at and festivals, including the Royal Festival Hall and the Montreux Jazz Festival. He has worked and recorded with Jacqui Dankworth, Alison Balsom and Jamie Cullum. Jazz Views described Chris as "a non-clichéed linear improviser of great originality and talent".

Playing both double and electric bass, Dudley Phillips is a creative musician and composer based in London. Working in the fields of contemporary songwriting, jazz and folk/world music, he has played and recorded with Robert Wyatt, Bill Withers, June Tabor and Cedar Walton.

Nic France has been at the top of his game since arriving in London in 1980 when he began working as a session musician. Within the first three years, he played with a "Who's Who" of British and international artists including Ian Carr's Nucleus, Ronnie Scott, Kenny Wheeler, David 'Fathead' Newman and Mose Allison.

"Every jazz fan likes to have a best-kept secret but if there’s any musical justice, we should see a lot more of Charlie Wood." - Mark Gilbert, Jazz Journal

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