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Current Programme

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Just a taste of the May through August 2017 season

when we have an excursion to the Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich with Paul Lacy's Back to Basie big band as part of the . Information and tickets at the Wolsey Theatre
the return of the stunning multisaxophonist Tony Kofi
and Odette sings for us with a wonderful lineup behind her.

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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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16 June, £18
Sam Eagles Sextet
Sam Eagles

Young British alto saxist Samuel Eagles the very fluent contemporary jazz bebop performer, makes a welcome return to Fleece Jazz.

Sam Eagles sax, Duncan Eagles sax, Sam Leak piano, Ralph Wyld vibraphone, Max Luther ~ bass, Dave Hamblett drums

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7:45pm Sunday, 25 June, £20
Paul Lacey's Back to Basie Big Band at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
Back to Basie band

Tickets at various prices available at the New Wolsey Theatre.

Directed by trumpet-player Paul Lacey, Back To Basie features London session musicians and jazz soloists all dedicated to the music of Count Basie's legendary *Swingin' Machine' - straight ahead swing played with dynamics, good humour, and a large dose of the blues!

With Paul Lacey trumpet and conductor, Jacqui Hicks vocals and 17 of the UK's finest instrumentalists.

Launched in 2001 , Back To Basie have since been presenting concerts with accuracy and style throughout Britain and Europe to great reviews.

Back To Basie has been voted Best Big Band in the British Jazz Awards six times - in seven years!

"The music and the magic of Count Basie were back in town!" ~ Sunday Times

This is a community production presented by Fleece Jazz as part of the New Wolsey's annual Open Season, and the Ipswich Jazz Festival.
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7 July, £18
Fletch's Brew
Mark Fletcher

Mark Fletcher will bring his powerful magic to Fleece Jazz.

Mark Fletcher drums, Carl Orr guitar, Freddie Gavita trumpet, Jim Watson organ, Steve Pearce bass

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21 July, £18
Sue Richardson: The Music of Clifford Brown
Sue Richardson

Multi talented Sue "plays swinging trumpet and sings with a musician's phrasing" - The Observer.

Sue Richardson trumpet and vocals, Andy Panayi sax, Neal Richardson piano, Andy Cleyndert bass, Rod Youngs drums

Sue was touring with big bands by the age of 16 and has played in over 50 countries. She has worked in Paris with French singer Mina Agossi and Archie Shepp on a blues project., and also worked with Ian Shaw and The Humphrey Lyttelton Band.

With Andy Panayi playing all the flutes and all the saxophones, Neal Richardson firmly rooted in the acoustic piano jazz and blues, Andy Cleyndert - top bassist and mix/master genius, and Rod Youngs, one of the most expressive and adept of musicians, we are in for a superb gig.

Sue’s gigs are a great combination of her original songs and imaginatively reworked standards. Her tightly-knit band has taken their special brand of modern jazz with a main stream twist to many venues on the national and international circuits.
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28 July, £18
Tony Kofi and the Organization
Tony Kofi

Tony's full bodied sound, clear articulation and committed attack carry immediate impact, with the Hammond Organ, guitar and drums this is unmissable

Toni Kofi saxes, Pete Whittaker hammond organ, Peter Cater drums, Simon Fensbey guitar

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4 August, £18
Odette Adams

Odette is a huge British talent, as smooth, seductive and soulful a voice as you will ever hear! She is a star.

Odette acoustic guitar and vocals, Stefanos Tsourelis guitar and vocals, Eric Ford drums and percussion, Mike Ikwunemesi bass and vocals, Kartik Raghunathan vocals

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18 August, £15
Kevin Fitzsimmons
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Kevin makes his long overdue Fleece Jazz debut with a top drawer band.

Kevin Fitzsimmons vocals, Leon Greening piano, Jeremy Brown bass, Matt Home drums

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