Fleece Jazz at Stoke by Nayland Hotel©

Peter Fairman's Pictures from 2014

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 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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Ian Shaw - 19 December 2014 Brilliant as always, Ian was accompanied by Jamie Safirudden. click for hires image Ian and Jamie
click for hires image Ian Shaw click for hires image Jamie Safirudden
click for hires image Listening click for hires image Ian
click for hires image Jamie click for hires image All rigged and ready...
Sarah Jane Morris - 12 December 2014
A force of nature comes to Fleece Jazz
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Sarah Jane Morris click for hires image Tim Cansfield
click for hires image Tony Remy click for hires image Henry Thomas
click for hires image The band from a different angle click for hires image Now in black and white, Sarah Jane Morris
click for hires image Time Cansfield click for hires image Tony Remy
click for hires image Henry Thomas Peter really likes black and white.
Gilad Atzmon's Power Cats - 5 December 2014
Our photographer, Peter Fairman, says "What a gig last night WOW !!! "Power Cats" is certainly the correctly chosen group name.It was a Powerhouse !! Full of energy Gilad s usual energy , driving force and strong personality is always infectious to other members of any group he is playing in or leading.Last night was certainly no exception.Both Ross and Enzo were lifted and came on really strong. Even the Ballads were strong and powerful with depth yet delicate too. Amazing stuff."
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Gilad Atzmon click for hires image Ross Stanley
click for hires image Enzo Zirilli click for hires image A different angle on the band
click for hires image Gilad click for hires image A great shot of the three instruments.
click for hires image Gilad black and white click for hires image Gilad white and black
click for hires image A happy Enzo Zirilli Actually, Enzo always seems happy.
Jim Mullen's Organ Trio - 28 November 2014
Our photographer, Peter Fairman, says, "an exceptional jazz evening with replacement at short notice of Ross Stanley on Organ. How these great musicians just fit in at short notice and play as though they have played together for years always amazes me. What true talent !! Well done Jim , Matt and Ross and thank you for a good evening."
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Jim Mullen click for hires image Ross Stanley
click for hires image Matt Skelton click for hires image The band showing the B3 console
click for hires image Jim's Thumb click for hires image Ross's hands: feet are on the bass bar.
click for hires image Matt soloing click for hires image The band from another angle
click for hires image Jim
Katya Gorrie: The Moscow Drug Club - 21 November 2014
Caberet at its best with Katya and the band. Denny, Andy and Mirek were backing singers as well as instrumentalists, and there were surprise musicians.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Katya Gorrie click for hires image Denny Ilett
click for hires image Mirek Salmon click for hires image Andy Crowdy
click for hires image Jonny Bruce click for hires image Katya having fun
click for hires image Mirek on Bandoneon click for hires image Andy on trombone, Denny on bass. Who knew?
Paul Baxter's EYESHUTIGHT Trio - 14 November 2014
This superb young trio gave us a great gig. Excellent writing and playing.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Paul Baxter click for hires image Johnnie Tomlinson
click for hires image Kristoffer Wright click for hires image The band from another angle
click for hires image Paul enjoying Johnnie's solo click for hires image Concentration while listening
click for hires image Johnnie click for hires image Paul
click for hires image Kris
Tim Richards' Hextet - 7 November 2014
Thoughtful, exciting music from a great sextet
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Tim Richards click for hires image Dick Pearce
click for hires image Ed Jones click for hires image Ralph Wyld
click for hires image Peter Ibbetson click for hires image Dominic Howles
click for hires image The band from a different angle (sorry, Dominic) click for hires image Tim talking
click for hires image Ed Jones click for hires image Dick Pearce
Partisans - 31 October 2014
All reports are of a wonderful gig.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Phil Robson click for hires image Julian Seigal
click for hires image Thaddeus Kelly click for hires image Gene Calderazzo
click for hires image Wish I was there.
Jazz at the Movies - 24 October 2014
A lovely show: some jazz, all good music, great singer, fine band.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Joanna Eden click for hires image Chris Ingham
click for hires image Alan Barnes on tenor click for hires image Andy Brown
click for hires image George Double click for hires image Chris presenting
click for hires image Joanna click for hires image Alan on clarinet
click for hires image The band from a different angle, hiding George. A very popular show. They will be back.
Damon Brown's International Quintet - 17 October 2014

Two great debuts from Fredrik Carlquist and Adam King. A beautiful gig.
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Damon Brown click for hires image Fredrik Carlquist
click for hires image Leon Greening click for hires image Adam King
click for hires image Matt Skelton click for hires image Full frontal band
click for hires image Damon talking to Matt click for hires image Carl soloing
click for hires image Leon listening Everybody played their asses off, as Peter King would say.
Sarah Moule - 10 October 2014
Brilliant evocations of superb lyrics and music.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Sarah Moule click for hires image Simon Wallace
click for hires image Mick Hutton click for hires image Paul Robinson
click for hires image The band Again click for hires image Sarah
Ben Crosland's Threeway - 3 October 2014
Thankfully, Peter Fairman is back to chronicle this wonderful gig. Three masters: Ben Crosland on bass, Steve Lodder on piano and keys, Steve Waterman on trumpet and flugel.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Ben Crosland click for hires image Steve Lodder
click for hires image Steve Waterman click for hires image A view from the other side of the stage
click for hires image Ben, fingers to fast to focus click for hires image Steve on flugel
click for hires image Other Steve on piano click for hires image Just the trumpet
click for hires image Steve Lodder just listening.
Dennis Rollins' Velocity Trio - 26 September 2014
People left this gig with comments like "superb evening", "great gig", and comments about the musicians and the music.

Hopefully, Peter Fairman will be back next week, and we can get better pics than I can make.

click for hires image The band
click for hires image Dennis Rollins with cup mute click for hires image Ross Stanley
click for hires image Pedro Segundo click for hires image Dennis mute free
click for hires image Pedro and Dennis sharing percussion Delightful gig. They will be back.
Sarah Gillespie - 19 September 2014
Peter will be back to take photos next week. Meanwhile, my feable efforts for Sarah's wonderful gig will have to suffice.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Sarah Gillespie click for hires image Tom Cawley
click for hires image Ben Bastin click for hires image Enzo Zirilli
click for hires image The band again
Alec Dankworth's World Spirit - 12 September 2014
Sorry about the poor quality photos (Peter Fairman was not there, so I did it.
A delicious gig. Emily was a surprise, and a delightful one.
click for hires image World Spirit
click for hires image Alec Dankworth click for hires image Emily Dankworth
click for hires image Ben Castle click for hires image Paul Clarvis
click for hires image The World Trio And Peter is away next week too!. I will try to do better.
Dylan Howe's Subterranean featuring Andy Sheppard - 5 September 2014
Stunning gig, with wonderful playing, amazing music which was proper jazz, but true to the spirit of the Bowie material. An excellent start to what should be a hugely successful tour.
click for hires image The band and the visuals
click for hires image Dylan Howe click for hires image Andy Sheppard on tenor
click for hires image Ross Stanley click for hires image Steve Lodder
click for hires image Dave Whitford click for hires image Andy on soprano
click for hires image The band from another angle. A gig to stand in the memory
Loz Speyer's Time Zone
29 August 2014
Wonderfully varied Cuban music combined with stunning contemporary jazz. Great gig.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Los Speyer on trumpet click for hires image Martin Hathaway on sax
click for hires image Stuart Hall click for hires image Dave Mannington
click for hires image Andy Ball click for hires image Maurizio Ravalico
click for hires image Loz Speyer on Flugel click for hires image Martin Hathaway on bass clarinet
The Horn Factory
22 August 2014
How great to be back from our summer break, to the sound of an 18 piece big band. We worked in proscenium style, so Peter Fairman could not get close, so we only have group shots.
click for hires image Jonathan Farnhill trading 4s with the invisible Richard Steward
click for hires image 3/4 of the trumpeters standing. click for hires image The band, view partially blocked by Gerry and Dave on the desk.
click for hires image Dave contemplating the setup.
Will Butterworth Quartet
1 August 2014
Set 1 was extraordinary: a suite set to the Oscar Wilde story "The Nightingale and the Rose". The second set had excellent originals and lovely standards.
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 The band from Will's point of view click for hires image Will introducing...
Gabriel Garrick Quartet
18 July 2014
If the band has fun, we will too. We had a lot of fun. Great music.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Gabriel Garrick click for hires image Terence Collie
click for hires image Andy Hamell click for hires image Paul Cavaciuti
click for hires image Gabriel with the Harmon mute click for hires image Terry Collie again
click for hires image Gabriel pensive... A hot night in all respects.
Frank Williams African Jazz Quintet
11 July 2014
What a joy to hear those rhythms played with such fun and skill. A joyous gig.
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Frank Williams click for hires image Alistair Gavin
click for hires image Pete Oxely click for hires image Ben Havinden
click for hires image Daniel John click for hires image The band from Daniel's side
click for hires image Frank Williams click for hires image Pete again
click for hires image Frank again We wish we had recorded this one. It deserves to be heard over and over again.
Clark Tracey Quintet
4 July 2014
These photographs were taken by Dave Lyons, not Peter Fairman. The gig was ever so much better than the photos!
I don't know why the lads are on their sides: will work it out later.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Clark Tracey click for hires image Henry Armburg Jennings
click for hires image Chris Mattock click for hires image Harry Bolt
click for hires image Dan Casimir It was wonderful to see such talent, invention and tightness in such a young group, in a gig excellently arranged by Clark.
Basil Hodge Quartet
27 June 2014
Thoughtful music, important stories, beautifully played by Basil, Tony, Larry and Winston.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Basil Hodge click for hires image Tony Kofi
click for hires image Larry Bartley click for hires image Winston Clifford
click for hires image The band click for hires image Basil Hodge
click for hires image Tony click for hires image Tony
Derek Nash's Acoustic Quartet
20 June 2014
A stonking gig from 4 great players. It was lively, exciting and beautifully played.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Derek Nash click for hires image David Newton
click for hires image Geoff Gascoyne click for hires image Sebastiaan de Krom
click for hires image The band - a diferent angle. click for hires image Derek
click for hires image David click for hires image Derek and the big one
click for hires image Derek and the little one.
Phil Robson New Organ Trio
13 June 2014
There is nothing like the sound of a real Hammond B3 plus Leslie, and Ross Stanley's playing was wonderful. He, Phil and the effervescent Gene Calderazzo had so much fun up there!
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Phil Robson click for hires image Ross Stanley
click for hires image Gene Calderazzo click for hires image Phil
click for hires image Ross click for hires image Gene
Gabrielle Ducomble Quintet
6 June 2014
Gabrielle sang a bilingual storm at the club. Big dynamic and pitch range, beautiful voice. She really connects to an audience. The instrumentalists were a delight throughout.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Gabrielle Ducomble click for hires image Nicolas Meier
click for hires image Dan Teper click for hires image Nic Kacal
click for hires image Saleem Raman click for hires image Gabrielle
click for hires image Nicolas
Jon Lloyd Quintet
30 May 2014
It is always a pleasure to have this great composer and player with us, as it is with John Law. It was an evening of new music, exciting, interesting and accessible.
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Jon Lloyd click for hires image John Law
click for hires image Rob Palmer click for hires image Tom Farmer
click for hires image Jon Scott click for hires image Jon
click for hires image John I wish I had recorded it.
Gilad Atzmon: The Spirit of Coltrane 23 May 2014
In the true spirit, but in the flesh, Gilad at his best with this wonderful material.
click for hires image Gilad Atzmon
click for hires image Frank Harrison click for hires image Yaron Stavi
click for hires image Asaf Sirkis click for hires image Gilad on soprano
click for hires image Frank click for hires image Yaron
click for hires image Asaf click for hires image The band
Spike Heatley Trio and Art Themen
16 May 2014
We celebrated Spike's 7 decades in the business. A great trio and a stunning guest entertained us.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Spike Heatley click for hires image Art Themen
click for hires image Andy Williams click for hires image Malcolm Mortimore
click for hires image Spike click for hires image Art
Frank Harrison Trio
9 May 2014
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Frank Harrison click for hires image Dave Whitford
click for hires image Enzo Zirilli click for hires image Frank
click for hires image Dave click for hires image Enzo
Karen Sharp Quartet
2 May 2014
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Karen Sharp click for hires image Nikki Iles
click for hires image Dave Green click for hires image Steve Brown
click for hires image Karen and Nikki click for hires image Karen
click for hires image Nikki
Emilia Mårtensson & Trio
25 April 2014
All reports of this gig were excellent. It was an evening of quiet intensity, and beautiful music.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Emilia Mårtensson click for hires image Barry Green
click for hires image Sam Lasserson click for hires image Adriano Adewali
click for hires image Beautiful singing and storytelling click for hires image Excellent pianism
click for hires image Listening carefully to the trio Of all the excellent interpretations, her interpretation of Jacques Brel's "If You Go Away" was special.
Fletch's Brew
18 April 2014
Peter said it. "Loud. Rocking.Swingin.Full on.In your face. Very large crowd (unexpected) and everyone went home totally satisfied. The only regret was that only Carl Orr brought some CDs to sell. SOLD THEM ALL !! That says it all !! One of our best gigs and they gotta come back." BOOK EM DANNO" "
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Mark Fletcher click for hires image Freddy Gavita
click for hires image Carl Orr click for hires image Steve Pearce
click for hires image Our leader in full blast. click for hires image Freddy on flugel
click for hires image Carl And blast it was. Standing ovation at the end as the band rushed to get to a 1am gig at Ronnies. They are nuts.
Barb Jungr and Simon Wallace
11 April 2014
A lovely big crowd witnessed an evening of genius from Barb and Simon. The music of Dylan and Cohen was relevant to today. The lyrics are amazing. Simon's arrangements are rich and fresh. Barb's interpretation is stunning. Dudley Phillips played superb supporting bass.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Barb Jungr click for hires image Simon Wallace
click for hires image Dudley Phillips click for hires image Stephen Foster from BBC Radio Suffolk, who were recording the gig.
click for hires image Barb intense click for hires image Barb gentle
Tony Kofi and the Organisation
4 April 2014

Tony played his 1937 Conn Crossbar Bari. Great band, great night.

click for hires image The band
click for hires image Tony Kofi click for hires image Pete Whittaker, vintage Leslie in the background
click for hires image Peter Cater click for hires image Simon Fernsby
click for hires image Tony soloing click for hires image Tony talking
click for hires image Tony listening Peter Fairman likes taking pictures of Tony.
Renato D'Aiello International Quartet
28 March 2014

Brilliant singer, great band.

click for hires image The band with Hiroshi's back
click for hires image The band with Lionel in view click for hires image Renato D'Aiello
click for hires image Marc enjoying the band click for hires image Hiroshi Muryama
click for hires image Dario De Lecce click for hires image Lionel Boccara
click for hires image Renato in ballad mood click for hires image Marc Thomas
Ian Shaw
24 March 2014
The man sings like an angel, plays piano like one too, and tells wonderful, funny and sometimes a bit rude stories.
click for hires image Ian with Dougy Page's pop-up pianist in the background.
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Tammy Weis and Tom Cawley
14 March 2014
What a brilliant debut for this fine Canadian singer. Tom, Julie Walkington and Dave Ohm were perfect companions.
click for hires image The band in full flow.
click for hires image Tammy Weis click for hires image Tom Cawley
click for hires image Julie Walkington click for hires image Dave Ohm
click for hires image The band in portrait mood click for hires image Tammy
click for hires image Tom She tells a terrific story with voice and face.
RipRap Quartet
7 March 2014
Peter, the photographer, said "Very good gig last night Dave. Sound was Brilliant. Superb musicians. Herewith 8 photos in memory of an excellent gig. Long live live jazz !!"
He was right about the music.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Kevin Flanagan click for hires image David Gordon
click for hires image Andrew Brown click for hires image Russ Morgan
click for hires image Andrew on Standup click for hires image Russ with brushes
click for hires image David grinning click for hires image Kevin on soprano
click for hires image The band again click for hires image Pensive Kevin
click for hires image The final image of a lovely gig.
John Law's Boink!
28 February 2014
The use of projected visuals meant that poor Peter Fairman was photographing under exctremely dark conditions. You can't see the visuals in motion in a still. The music was new, amazing in places, and always interesting, and the visuals held the attention.
click for hires image The band, "Through a Glass Darkly" (one of the numbers)
click for hires image John Law, keyboards click for hires image Rob Palmer
click for hires image Lloyd Haines click for hires image Patrick Dunn, visuals. Pity you cannot see a snap of the projection.
click for hires image John on iPad and iPod New and amazing music, enhanced by the presentation.
Laura Zakian and her Trio
21 February 2014
Fascinating arrangements, great singing and playing - a most enjoyable gig.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Laura Zakian click for hires image Steve Lodder
click for hires image Simon Thorpe click for hires image Nick France
click for hires image Laura click for hires image These beautiful shoes with red soles ended up on the piano.
The Ed Jones Quartet
14 February 2014
On a dark and stormy night, Ed, Tom Cawley, Riaan Vosloo and Tim Giles brought a storm of great music into our club.
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Ed Jones click for hires image Tom Cawley
click for hires image Riaan Vosloo click for hires image Tim Giles
click for hires image Ed again
The Green Quartet - Bryan Corbett and Chris Dodd
7 February 2014
The band played music from the duo album "Green", but in quartet form, with music varying from beautiful ballads to Black Sabbath.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Bryan Corbett click for hires image Chris Dodd
click for hires image Sean Hargraves click for hires image Simon Pearson
click for hires image Bryan on trumpet click for hires image Bryan on flugel
Sue Richardson Quintet
31 January 2014
Sue Richardson told us the story of the life and music of Chet Baker with wonderful trumpetry,flugeling, singing, and just talking us through his story. It was a delightful evening.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Sue on trumpet click for hires image Sue singing
click for hires image Sue on flugel click for hires image Richard Shepherd
click for hires image Neal Richardson click for hires image George Trebar
click for hires image Sam Glasson The audience was delighted by the evening. This group will be back.
Katie Brown Quintet featuring Leon Greening
24 January 2014
An evening of standard delights by this excellent altoist, and magic from Leon Greening.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Katie Brown click for hires image Leon Greening
click for hires image Robbie Harvey click for hires image Katie and Robbie
click for hires image Julian Bury click for hires image Matt Home
Simon Spillett Quintet - "Standard Miles"
The music was standards that Davis played, but with this great band's own take on them. A lovely evening was had by the audience, and patently, by the band.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Simon Spillett click for hires image Henry Lowther
click for hires image John Chritchinson click for hires image Dave Green
click for hires image Trevor Tomkins Great music, beautifully played.
Cubana Bop Octet
10 January 2014

This group of exiting musicians had us moving in our seats with the Latin music, including work from "West Side Story". Terry Seabrook's arrangements are amazing.

click for hires image The instrumental part of the band
click for hires image Terry Seabrook click for hires image Paul Roberts
click for hires image Jo Marshall click for hires image Jo and Paul
click for hires image Shanti Jyasinha click for hires image Ian Price
click for hires image Satin Singh click for hires image David Mantovani
click for hires image Adam Riley There should have been a dance floor.
Jacqui Dankworth and her Trio
3 January 2014

What a brilliant way to start a new year! Jacqui's silk velvet voice, articulation and storytelling, husband Charlie Wood's pianistic, arranging and vocal skills, Ollie Hayhurst solid and exciting on bass, and Sebastiaan de Krom superlative and very funny on the kit.

click for hires image The band
click for hires image Jacqui click for hires image Jacqui
click for hires image Charlie Wood click for hires image Ollie Hayhurst
click for hires image Sebastiaan de Krom click for hires image Jacqui Dankworth
Peter's Pictures from 2013 click for the 2013 pictures