Fleece Jazz at Stoke by Nayland Hotel©

Peter Fairman's Pictures from 2014 January/April

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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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