Fleece Jazz at Stoke by Nayland Hotel©

Peter Fairman's Pictures from 2015

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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Alan Barnes Quintet - 30 December 2015
What a wonderful way to end a season!
click for hires image The band (sorry, drummer a bit hidden
click for hires image Alan Barnes on alto click for hires image Rob Fowler on Clarinet
click for hires image David Newton on piano click for hires image Dave Green on Bass
click for hires image Matt Home on drums click for hires image Alan on baritone
click for hires image Alan on clarinet click for hires image Rob on clarinet
click for hires image A view of the stage before the show. They gave us the posh chairs for this one A happy, healthy and musical new year to everyone.
Frank Williams' African Jazz Quintet - 18 December 2015
With the township music in their souls, this band enthralled our audience.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Frank Williams click for hires image Cameron Pierre
click for hires image Robert Bailey click for hires image Michael Bailey
click for hires image Richard Bailey click for hires image The band again
Alex Garnett: Jazz Messengers, 11 December 2015
A bunch of fine musicians dealing with new material as if it was in their souls.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Alex Garnett click for hires image Robbie Robson
click for hires image James Gardner-Bateman click for hires image Ross Stanley
click for hires image Sam Burgess click for hires image Chris Higginbottom
Ian Shaw and Sarah Jain Morris - 4 December 2015
And evening of joy and fun with two greats.
click for hires image Ian Shaw and Sarah Jane Morris
click for hires image Ian click for hires image Sarah
click for hires image Sarah and Ian click for hires image Sarah
click for hires image Sarah click for hires image A very happy audience
Simon Spillett Quartet - 27 November 2015
This celebration of Tubby Hayes was a terrific celebration of the great music of the '60s.
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Simon Spillett click for hires image John Critchinson
click for hires image Dave Green click for hires image Spike Wells
click for hires image The band again click for hires image Simon
click for hires image Critch click for hires image Dave
click for hires image Spike Lovely gig. Great to have Peter back to take pictures.
Tina May and Nikki Iles, 20 November 2015
Peter wasn't there, and the pictures I took were not good. The gig was fabulous.
Geoff Mason Sextet: Celebrating Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers
Geoff Mason, John Horler, Simon Spillett, Steve Fishwick, Tim Wells and Trevor Tomkins played a storming gig.
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Geoff Mason click for hires image Steve Fishwick
click for hires image Simon Spillett click for hires image John Horler
click for hires image Tim Wells click for hires image Trevor Tomkins
Maciek Pysz Trio - 6 November 2015
Stunning gig from Maciek, Yuri, Asaf
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Maciek Pysz click for hires image Yuri Goloubev
click for hires image Asaf Sirkis click for hires image The band again
click for hires image Maciek click for hires image Yuri
click for hires image Asaf
Sarah Gillespie - 30 October 2015
An excellent gig from Sarah: powerful and flexible voice, fine quitar playing, excellent band.
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 Eddie Hick
click for hires image The Band again click for hires image Sarah
click for hires image Tom click for hires image Ben
click for hires image Eddie
Phil Meadows' Lifecycle Tour - 23 October 2015
Brilliant music, brilliantly played by this stunning young group.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Phil Meadows on alto click for hires image Laura Jurd
click for hires image Elliot Galvin click for hires image Flo Moore
click for hires image Simon Roth click for hires image The band again
click for hires image Phil on soprano click for hires image Laura
click for hires image Elliot click for hires image Flo
click for hires image Simon click for hires image Phil on flute
Theo Jackson Quartet - 16 October 2015
Theo, Jo Caleb, Giazonne Royes and Marco Quarantotto are new to us. They gave us a truly exciting gig, and will be back.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Theo Jackson click for hires image Jo Caleb
click for hires image Giazonne Royes click for hires image Marco Quarantotto
click for hires image The band again click for hires image Theo
click for hires image Jo click for hires image Giazonne
click for hires image Marco Don't miss a chance to see these wonderful guys.
Gareth Lockrane: Grooveyard Unplugged - 9 October 2015
Gareth and Alex have built a great sound with Grooveyard, and the current incarnation is terrific.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Gareth Lockrane on alto flute click for hires image Alex Garnett on soprano sax
click for hires image Ross Stanley on organ click for hires image Dave Whitford
click for hires image Tim Giles click for hires image The band again
click for hires image Gareth on Flute click for hires image Alex on tenor sax
click for hires image Ross on piano click for hires image Dave
click for hires image Tim click for hires image Gareth on piccolo
Jazz at the Movies - 2 October 2015
A great show from Joanna, Chris, Alan, George and Rev. Andy. Storytelling at its best.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Joanna Eden click for hires image Chris Ingham talking about movie music
click for hires image Alan Barnes in Goodman mode click for hires image Andy Brown
click for hires image George Double click for hires image The quartet
click for hires image Joanna click for hires image Chris
click for hires image Alan click for hires image Andy listening
click for hires image George click for hires image Joanna listening
Peter King Quartet - 25 September 2015
A sensational gig with Peter King, Mike Gorman, Geoff Gascoyne, Mark Fletcher. Our house photographer was away, but audience member Ian Byfield took all of these except the one of Mike. I did that. Not very good. Many thanks to Ian, whose pictures were excellent.
click for hires image Mike, Peter, Geoff, Mark
click for hires image Peter playing "Lush Life" click for hires image Mike Gorman: Dave's picture. Not very good.
click for hires image Geoff Gascoyne click for hires image Mark Fletcher
22 September 2015 - Georgia Mancio
Vocals (and whistler), guitar and bass only. More than enough, lovely gig.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Georgia Mancio click for hires image Nigel Price
click for hires image Julie Walkington click for hires image The band again
click for hires image Georgia click for hires image Nigel
click for hires image Julie click for hires image Julie and Nigel
click for hires image Georgia whistling
Dave's Notes, 12 September 2015 - Big Screen Trio
A wonderful gig with our presidente David Newton on piano, Tom Farmer on bass and the wonderful Steve Brown (as Matt Skelton was on telly) on drums.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image David Newton click for hires image Tom Farmer
click for hires image Steve Brown click for hires image David
click for hires image Tom click for hires image Steve
Dave's Notes, 8 September 2015 - John Critchinson: Remembering Ronnie
A gig that will stand in the memory.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image John Critchinson click for hires image Mornington Lockett on tenor
click for hires image Dick Pearce on trumpet click for hires image Tim Wells on bass
click for hires image Trevor Watkins click for hires image The band again
click for hires image John click for hires image Mornington
click for hires image Dick on Flugel click for hires image Mornington on soprano
click for hires image Dick on Bb Horn click for hires image Tim
click for hires image Trevor I hope they come back to us soon
Basil Hodge Quintet: Ten Pieces of Silver - 21 August 2015
What a band! Great gig loved by a big crowd.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Basil Hodge click for hires image Tony Kofi
click for hires image Steve Fishwick click for hires image Larry Bartley
click for hires image Matt Fishwick click for hires image Band agan
click for hires image Basil announcing click for hires image Tony
click for hires image Steve click for hires image Larry
click for hires image Matt Horace would have been proud of them.
Robert Habermann sings Gershwin
With Bunny Thompson on piano: this was a proper show, great arrangements, and excellent story telling both singing and speaking.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Robert Habermann click for hires image Bunny Thompson
click for hires image The Band again click for hires image Robert
click for hires image Bunny
Kevin Flanagan and David Gordon: RipRap, 24 July 2015
A stunning gig. Next week, Peter Fairman will be back to take pictures. These are Daves.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Kevin Flanagan on tenor click for hires image David Gordon
click for hires image click for hires image Tom Hooper
click for hires image Kevin on soprano Fascinating, exciting gig.
Mark Crooks Quartet - 10 July 2015
Brilliant clarinetist and tenorist Mark with Colin Oxley, Jeremy Brown , Josh Morrison
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Mark Crooks on clarinet click for hires image Colin Oxley
click for hires image Jeremy Brown click for hires image Josh Morrison
click for hires image The band, Mark on sax click for hires image Mark on tenor
click for hires image Colin click for hires image Jeremy
click for hires image Josh Thanks, guys, beautiful gig.
Jacqui Hicks Quintet - 3 July 2015
Great gig with Jacqui Hicks vocals, Martin Shaw trumpet, Chris Ingham piano, Dave Green bass, George Double drums.
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Jacqui Hicks click for hires image Martin Shaw
click for hires image Dave Green click for hires image Chris Ingham
click for hires image George Double click for hires image Jacqui
click for hires image Marting click for hires image Chris
click for hires image Dave click for hires image George
Clare Teal at the New Wolsey Theatre - 19 June 2015
No pictures from Peter, he wasn't there. He missed a fabulous gig by a master singer, musician, compere,, and a wonderful band (Jason Rebello, Simon Little, Matt Skelton).
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The John East Project - 12 June 2015
A sextet that played like a nonet. Great gig.
click for hires image The band. Sorry no piano, too big an audience to get close enough.
click for hires image John East cDave Lewis
click for hires image Scott Baylis click for hires image Carl Orr
click for hires image Steve Pearce click for hires image Mark Fletcher
click for hires image Band from the piano side click for hires image John
click for hires image Dave click for hires image Scott
click for hires image Carl click for hires image Steve
click for hires image Mark Lots of money raised for Edwardstone church.
Will Butterworth Quartet - 5 June 2015
A set of sparkling originals, and a set of great standards. Lovely gig.
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 Chris Nicholls
click for hires image The band again click for hires image Will
click for hires image Seb click for hires image Nick
click for hires image Chris Our photographer, Peter, loved this gig.
BArb Jungr: This Wheel's on Fire
Barb, always great, at her best.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Barb Jungr click for hires image Barry Green
click for hires image Davide Mantovani click for hires image Barb
click for hires image Barry click for hires image Davide
click for hires image Barb A joyous gig.
Jim Hart's Cloudmaker Trio - 8 May 2015
Jim, Michael and James brought both old and new to the table for an excellent gig.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Jim Hart click for hires image Michael Janisch
click for hires image James Maddren click for hires image The band again
click for hires image Jim click for hires image Michael
click for hires image James click for hires image Jim
Ant Law Quintet - 1 May 2015
Contemporary jazz from 5 great young players. Most enjoyable.
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Ant Law click for hires image Michael Chillingworth on alto
click for hires image Sam Leak click for hires image Tom Farmer
click for hires image James Maddren click for hires image Ant
click for hires image Michael on bass clarinet click for hires image Sam
click for hires image Tom click for hires image James
Kyle Eastwood - 24 April 2015
A stunning front line, huge rhythm section and great bass playing.
click for hires image The band: Chris is hidden..
click for hires image Kyle Eastwood on double bass click for hires image Quentin Collins on trumpet
click for hires image Brandon Allen on tenor click for hires image Andrew McCormack hammering an African accompaniment
click for hires image Chris Higginbottom in thought click for hires image The band, Chris still mostly hidden...
click for hires image Kyle on fretless bass guitar click for hires image Quentin on flugel
click for hires image Brandon on soprano click for hires image Andrew soloing.
click for hires image Chris soloing click for hires image Kyle on bass guitar.
Bryan Corbett Quartet- 17 April 2015
A truly great gig.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Bryan Corbett on trumpet click for hires image Al Gurr on piano
click for hires image Ben Markland on fretless bass guitar click for hires image Neil Bullock: full concentration
click for hires image The band from the other side click for hires image Al on keyboards
click for hires image Ben click for hires image Neil soloing
click for hires image Bryan on flugel click for hires image Bryan with Harmon mute
click for hires image Two mics? one dry, one through stomp boxes I'm still floating from that gig.
Chris Ingham Quartet: Celebrating Hoagy - 10 April 2015
Hoagy music, brilliantly played, great history, wonderful evening.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Chris Ingham click for hires image Paul Higgs with cup mute
click for hires image Andy Brown click for hires image George Double
click for hires image The band from another angle click for hires image Chris singing "Baltimore Oriole"
click for hires image Paul Higgs open trumpet click for hires image Chris at the piano
Liane Carroll Solo - 3 April 2015
I was away for this one, but all reports say that Liane excelled herself:
Tom Green Septet - 27 March 2015
Seven young musicians came with Tom's brilliant writing, and blew their asses off. A wonderful gig.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Tom Green click for hires image Matthew Herd on soprano
click for hires image James Davison on flugel click for hires image Sam Miles
click for hires image Sam James click for hires image Misha Mullov Abbado
click for hires image Scott Chapman click for hires image A new angle on the band
click for hires image Tom Green click for hires image Matthew Herd on alto
click for hires image James Davison on trumpet click for hires image Sam Miles
Derek Nash Picante Latin Band - 20 March 2015
A brilliant evening of Latin music written by Derek Nash and Dominic Ashworth that had a very crowded Fleece Jazz dancing.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Derek Nash on tenor click for hires image Dominic Ashworth
click for hires image Neil Anguilly click for hires image Robin Jones
click for hires image Andy Staples click for hires image Mark Cecil
click for hires image The band (with Mark hidden) click for hires image Derek on baritone
click for hires image Dominic click for hires image Neil
click for hires image Derek on alto You could not have asked for a better evening.
Tim Whitehead: Turner and the Thames, 13 March 2015
This brilliant project starts with Tim improvising at the sites of the paintings, and leads to a brilliant quartet evening.
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Tim Whitehead on tenor click for hires image Jonathan Gee
click for hires image Oli Hayhurst click for hires image Eddie Hick
click for hires image The band again click for hires image Tim on soprano
click for hires image Jonathan click for hires image Oli
click for hires image Eddie click for hires image Tim on bass clarinet
click for hires image Tim's instruments click for hires image The house
Christine Tobin: It might as well be spring - 6 March 2015
Christine gave us Cohen, Kern, Strayhorn, Rogers/Hart. Every word had the meaning she intended. Her band was superb.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Phil Robson click for hires image Dave Whitford
click for hires image Gene Calderazzo click for hires image The band, a little frontal
click for hires image Phil
click for hires image Dave click for hires image Gene
Josh Kemp Quartet - 27 February 2015
A lovely gig from this fine quartet.
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image Josh Kemp on Tenor click for hires image Dick Pearce on Trumpet
click for hires image Pete Whittaker on Organ click for hires image Chris Higginbottom on Drums
click for hires image Josh click for hires image Dick on Flugel
click for hires image Pete click for hires image Chris pensive
click for hires image Horn Duet click for hires image Peter loves the look of the instruments (so do I).
Robin Phillips Trio - 20 February 2015
Robin is a consumate entertainer, lover of the verses of songs and of vocalese. The trio gave us an excellent gig.
Note Peter Fairman's interest in black and white.
click for hires image The Trio
click for hires image Robin Phillips click for hires image Joel Humann
click for hires image Alex Best click for hires image This band had lots of angles on jazz tunes.
click for hires image Robin at the piano click for hires image Joel in black and white
click for hires image Alex with a tacit enjoying Robin and Joel click for hires image A colourful performance shown in black and white
Peter Oxley and Nicolas Meier - 13 February 2015
Two guys, 9 guitars, world class technique, world class imagination. What a gig!
click for hires image Peter Oxley and Nicolas Meier: Pete semi-acoustic, Nic nylon strings
click for hires image Peter Oxley: semi-acoustic click for hires image Nicolas Meier
click for hires image Pete and Nic: Pet semi-acoustic, Nic 12 string steel click for hires image Peter: semi-acoustic 12 string
click for hires image Nic: Steel string click for hires image Pete: semi acoustic
click for hires image Nic: 11 string Oud click for hires image Pete and Nick in the sound check
Tammy Weis and Tom Cawley - 6 February 2015
I think our photographer, Peter, has been smitten. It was a wonderful gig, with great singing and playing, composition and lyrics.
click for hires image The Band
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 Tammy and Tom click for hires image Tammy
click for hires image Julie click for hires image Dave
click for hires image Tom click for hires image Peter likes Tammy
click for hires image a lot. Can't wait for the return of this group.
Simon Spillett: Tubby's Anniversary - 30 January 2015
80 years before this great gig, Tubby Hayes was born. An exciting, exhausting and wonderful tribute.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Simon Spillett click for hires image John Critchinson
click for hires image Alec Dankworth click for hires image Clark Tracey
click for hires image Band from another angle click for hires image Simon soloing
click for hires image John driving... click for hires image Alec soloing
click for hires image Clark listening A gig to stand in the memory.
Georgina Jackson - 23 January 2015
With Don Weller and Mick Hutton stranded with a dead car in Cockfosters, George Double and Chris Ingham had to work quickly. They got us a great singer (BBC Big Band, etc.) and excellent bassist Rob Palmer.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Georgina Jackson click for hires image Chris Ingham
click for hires image Rob Palmer click for hires image George Double
click for hires image Georgina on trumpet click for hires image Georgina singing
click for hires image Chris Ingham click for hires image George Double
click for hires image Rob Palmer click for hires image One more of Georgina - great gig.
Oh La La - 16 January 2015
A charming evening of chanson and jazz from this excellent band
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Fifi la Mer click for hires image Kit Massey
click for hires image Colin Oxley click for hires image Julian Bury
click for hires image Fifi click for hires image Colin
click for hires image Kit click for hires image Fifi sans accordion
Alex Garnett Quartet - 9 January 2015
Wonderful gig, wonderful presentation from Ronnie Scott trained Alex.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Alex Barnett click for hires image Liam Noble
click for hires image Michael Janisch click for hires image James Maddren
click for hires image The band again click for hires image Alex doing standup
click for hires image Liam Noble click for hires image Michael Janisch
click for hires image James Maddren click for hires image Alex, full picture of the Cohn sax.
Fletch's Brew - 2 January 2015
A standing ovation much deserved.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Mark Fletcher click for hires image Carl Orr
click for hires image Jim Watson click for hires image Freddie Gavita
click for hires image Steve Pierce click for hires image The band had lots of angles
click for hires image Mark click for hires image Freddie
click for hires image Carl click for hires image Jim
click for hires image Steve A stunning way to start 2015
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