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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.

Our doors open 7:30pm on Fridays

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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Fletch's Brew
Mark Fletcher

Prised away from near residency at Ronnie Scott's to deliver funky jazz originals and Metheny, Brecker and Weather Report classics.

Mark Fletcher drums, Freddie Gavita trumpet, Jim Watson organ, Laurence Cottle bass

A powerful and very jolly way to spend an evening. Drummer Mark Fletcher's powerhouse jazz fusion quartet with Freddie Gravita on trumpet is a regular feature at Ronnie Scott's and greatly impressed Wynton Marsalis: "We haven't had anything like this in New York for over twenty years."
Tonight they will be joined with Jim Watson and Laurence Cottle.

Come and discover the power of funky jazz originals and the music of Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker and Weather Report.
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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
Kevin Fitzsimmons

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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