Fleece Jazz at Stoke by Nayland Hotel©

Peter Fairman's Picture Gallery

One of the joys of the club is that customers help. Peter Fairman attends most gigs, and discreetly takes flashless photographs. We have used them on our Facebook page, but we thought that it would be good to start a chronicle of a couple of pictures for each gig.

Click on the pictures below to see a high resolution version. These are all Copyright © Peter Fairman

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Peter has pictures from previous years here.

For Peter Evans excellent photos of some past major events, please see Peter Evans' excellent work here.


Spirit of Trane: Gilad Atzmon and the OHE
As always, a gig to remember, highlighted by some stunning fugal moments.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Gilad on soprano click for hires image Gilad on tenor
click for hires image Frank Harrison click for hires image Yaron Stavi
click for hires image Enzo Zirilli
Josephine Davies: Satori - 1 December 2017
A delightful and varied gig: Josephines music is exciting and thought provoking.
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click for hires image The band. click for hires image The band again
click for hires image Josephine Davies click for hires image Josephine
click for hires image Josephine click for hires image Josephine
click for hires image Dave Whitford click for hires image Paul Clarvis
Quentin Collins Quartet - 24 November 2017
This band just blew us away with their musicianship, communication, power and joy.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image The band again click for hires image Quentin Collins on trumpet
click for hires image Quentin Collis on flugel click for hires image Andrew McCormack
click for hires image Daniel Casimir click for hires image Winston Clifford
Eyal Lovett - 17 November 2017
Superb compositions from an excellent and accessible band.
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Eyal Lovett click for hires image Eran Har Even
click for hires image Mathias Jensen click for hires image Aidan Lowe
Dave O'Higgins Quartet - 3 November 2017
Dave led a fine quartet, with many of the songs composed by him. Great gig.
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Dave on tenor click for hires image Dave on soprano
click for hires image Rob Barron click for hires image Geoff Gascoyne
click for hires image Sebastiaan de Krom
Steve Waterman Quartet - 27 October 2017
With a crew like this, it had to be a great gig ... and it was.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Steve Waterman click for hires image Anthony Kerr
click for hires image Alec Dankworth click for hires image Dave Barry
Sara Dowling and Tommaso Starace: Nancy goes Cannonball - 27 October 2017
click for hires image The Band, view 1
click for hires image The Band, view 2 click for hires image Sara Dowling
click for hires image Sara click for hires image Tommaso Starace
click for hires image Chris Ingham click for hires image Arnie Somogyi
click for hires image George Double
Meier/Budjana Group - 20 October 2017
World music: delightful compositions and stunning playing
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Nicolas Meier click for hires image Dewa Budjana
click for hires image Mohammed Saat Syah click for hires image Saat on another flute
click for hires image Jimmy Haslip click for hires image Asaf Sirkis
Protect the Beat - 6 October 2017
Funk and jazz at its best.
click for hires image Protect the Beat
click for hires image Derek Nash on alto click for hires image Tim Cansfield
click for hires image Arden Hart on keys click for hires image Arden on trumpet
click for hires image Laurence Cottle click for hires image Nic France
click for hires image Derek on soprano Rockin' Rabbit rules
Paper Jam Duo - 29 September 2017
Brilliant violin and piano gig with David Gordon and Chris Garrick
click for hires image David Gordon and Chris Garrick
click for hires image Chris click for hires image David
click for hires image Chris and David click for hires image Chris
click for hires image David
Jam Experiment - 15 September 2017
A young collective of brilliant musicians gave a great evening of their music: proper jazz, accessible and powerful.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Rory Ingham click for hires image Alexander Bone
click for hires image Toby Comeau click for hires image Joe Lee
click for hires image Luke Tomlinson click for hires image The band from a different angle
Brandon Allen's Gene Ammons Project - 8 September 2017
A stunning gig and history of a great saxophonist.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Brandon Allen click for hires image Bas Van Lier
click for hires image Arnie Somogyi click for hires image Matt Home
click for hires image The band from another angle click for hires image Brandon Allen
Dave's Notes, 3 September 2017 - Clark Tracey: tribute to Stan Tracey's Hexad
A wonderful start to the new season. Great band playing the music of Stan Tracey.l
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Clark Tracey click for hires image Steve Melling
click for hires image Daniel Casimir click for hires image The horn chorus
click for hires image Nadeem Teimoori click for hires image Alex Ridout
click for hires image Chris Maddock A group of talented musicians young and young at heart, gave us a brilliant gig.
Kevin Fitzsimmons - 18 August 2017
Fine singer, great band.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Kevin Fitzsimmons click for hires image Kevin scatting
click for hires image Leon Greening click for hires image Jeremy Brown
click for hires image Matt Home click for hires image Leon inhabiting the piano
Tony Kofi and the Organization - 28 July 2017
Playing the bari like an alto, Tony and friends gave us a great gig,
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Tony Kofi click for hires image Pete Whittaker
click for hires image Simon Fensby click for hires image Peter Cater
Sue Richardson: the music of Clifford Brown - 21 July 2017
A really fine exposition of the great man's music and life by an excellent band.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Sue Richardson click for hires image Sue
click for hires image Andy Panayi on tenor click for hires image Andy on flute
click for hires image Neal Richardson click for hires image Andy Cleyndert
click for hires image Rod Youngs
Fletch's Brew, 7 July 2017
All said it was a great gig, sorry I wasn't there.
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Mark Fletcher click for hires image Freddie Gavita on flugel
click for hires image Freddie on trumpet click for hires image Laurence Cottle
click for hires image Jim Watson
Paul Lacey's Back to Basie Big Band - 25 June 2017
Pictures are Dave's , not as good as Peter but I was in Row J with a mobile phone.
click for hires image Stage, ready for the performance
click for hires image The Band click for hires image Jacqui Hicks
click for hires image Paul Lacey click for hires image Sax solo
click for hires image Piano Solo click for hires image Guitar quartet
Sam Eagles Quintet - 16 June 2017
Original music of high standard, beautifully played,
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Sam Eagles click for hires image Duncan Eagles
click for hires image Sam Leak click for hires image Max Luther
click for hires image Dave Hamblett
9 June 2017 - Mark Lewandowski Trio: Tribute to Fats Waller
In tbeir own vibe they celebrated the great man, giving us a great evening
click for hires image The trio
click for hires image Mark Landowski click for hires image Ivo Neame
click for hires image Paul Clarvis
Jonathan Gee Trio - 26 May 2017
A fine piano and vocal trio.
click for hires image The trio, having fun, Rod grinning
click for hires image Jonathan Gee click for hires image Ben Hazelton
click for hires image rod Youngs
Partisans - 19 May 2017
Brilliant tunes, brilliant musicianship and a pile of fun.
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Phil Robson click for hires image Julian Seigal on tenor
click for hires image Thad Kelly click for hires image Gele Calderazzo
click for hires image Julian on soprano (and bass clarinet)
Alex Merritt - 12 May 2017
Brilliant contemporary jazz
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Alex Merritt click for hires image John Turville
click for hires image Calum Gourlay click for hires image Jeff Williams
Pete Oxley and Micolas Meier - 28 April 2017
A wonderful gig from two superb musicians and nine guitars.
Not so wondeful pictures by Dave this time.
click for hires image Pete and Nic
click for hires image Nicolas Meier click for hires image Pete Oxley
Theo Travis: Double Talk - 21 April 2017
Brilliant, driving music, top musicianship.
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Theo Travis on flute click for hires image Mike Outram
click for hires image Pete Whittaker click for hires image Nic France
click for hires image Theo on sax Our photographer Peter though this was a contender for gig of the season.
Solstice - 7 April 2017
A true collective of fine musicians, composers and arrangers entertained us very well indeed.
click for hires image The collective
click for hires image John Turville click for hires image Brigitte Beraha
click for hires image Tori Freestone on flute click for hires image Tori on tenor
click for hires image Jez Franks click for hires image Dave Manington
click for hires image George Simcock
The John East Project - 31 March 2017
A return for this most welcome band.
click for hires image The band (except Neville is hidden).
click for hires image John East click for hires image Daniel Hewson (also on piano)
click for hires image Dave Lewis click for hires image Paul Higgs
click for hires image Carl Orr click for hires image Neville Malcolm
click for hires image Paul Robinson
Sam Crockett Quartet - 14 March 2017
Fresh and excellent writing, great musicianship: a fine gig.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Sam Crockatt click for hires image Ivo Neame
click for hires image Oli Hayhurst click for hires image Jon Scott
click for hires image Sam enjoying his colleagues.
Josh Kemp's Hammond Organ Quartet - 3 March 2017
Josh, Ross, Steve, Tristan gave us a rousing gig, mostly Joshes excellent writing.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Josh Kemp click for hires image Steve Fishwick
click for hires image Ross Stanley click for hires image Tristan Mailliot
click for hires image The band again Always a pleasure to have any of these guys at the club. Ross does amazing things on that beast of a Hammond B3.
Will Butterworth Quartet - 17 February 2017
A beautiful gig. First set, Will's "Nightingale and the Rose" suite from the Oscar Wilde Tale, second standards and a great tune of Will's.
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Will Butterworth click for hires image Seb Pipe
click for hires image Nick Pini click for hires image Pete Ibbetson
click for hires image Will's excellent presentation of the suite. click for hires image The band again
Brandon Allen Sextet - 10 February 2017
People leaving at the end were talking about gig of the season already. It was a smaching gig.
Peter was not pleased with the photography - something about the wrong camera. I diddled them a bit.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Brandon Allen click for hires image Paul Booth (also on Flute)
click for hires image Mark Nightingale click for hires image Tim Lapthorn
click for hires image Dave Whitford click for hires image Matt Home
Damon Brown's International Quintet - 3 February 2017
From England, Scotland, Germany and America (3 by way of Seoul), this lovely fun and bluesy band delighted us.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Damon Brown on flugel click for hires image Damon on Trumpet
click for hires image Christian Brewer on soprano click for hires image Christian on alto
click for hires image Paul Kirby click for hires image Sean Pentland
click for hires image Manuel Weyand click for hires image The band again
Phil Hopkins' Toots Thielemans Tribute - 27 January 2017
click for hires image The band...
click for hires image Phil Hopkins click for hires image John Paricelli
click for hires image Jonathan Gee click for hires image Paul Morgan
click for hires image Martin France click for hires image Phil Hopkins
20 January 2017 - Ben Crosland Quintet plays the Ray Davies Songbook
A joyous evening with top musicians playing great arrangements of terrific tunes.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Ben Crosland click for hires image Dave O'Higgins on soprano
click for hires image Dave on tenor click for hires image John Etheridge
click for hires image Steve Lodder on piano and keyboard click for hires image Sebastiaan de Krom
13 January 2017 - Jim Rattigan's Pavillion
Brilliant 12 piece band. Lighting not terrific, so not all pictures worked.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Jim Rattigan click for hires image Andy Panayi
click for hires image Steve Fishwick click for hires image Martin Speake
click for hires image Mark Nightingale Lovely sounding band with excellent arrangements of Jim's tunes. Sorry that all of the band did not get individual pictures.
Fletch's Brew, 6 January 2017
Fletch's group starts off our year with a bang and a holler and great music and musicianship.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Mark Fletcher click for hires image Mornington Lockett
click for hires image Ross Stanley on the Fender Rhodes click for hires image Laurence Cottle
click for hires image Ross on piano. A joy as always, this lot.
Peter's Pictures from 2016 click for the 2016 pictures
Peter's Pictures from 2015 click for the 2013 pictures
Peter's Pictures from 2014 click for the 2013 pictures
Peter's Pictures from 2013 click for the 2013 pictures