Fleece Jazz at Stoke by Nayland Hotel©

Peter Fairman's Pictures from 2016

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 Octet: A Jazz Christmas Carol 23 December 2016
Alan's terrific band, great compositions, readings from the Dickens and great fun. Not sure how Peter got around the big audience to get the pics.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Alan Barnes click for hires image Karen Sharpe
click for hires image Rob Fowler click for hires image Nathan Bray
click for hires image Mark Nightingale click for hires image David Newton
click for hires image Simon Thorpe click for hires image Clark Tracey
click for hires image The band again click for hires image Alan reading the Dickens.
Sarah Jane Morris - 16 December 2016
Sarah at her best, with a stunning guitar duo.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Sarah Jane Morris click for hires image Tony Remy
click for hires image Tim Cansfield click for hires image The band again
click for hires image Sarah Jane Morris She'l be back next year.
Sarah Gillespie Quartet
Sarah and her band return, and they just keep getting better. Lovely gig.
click for hires image The Band
click for hires image The band again click for hires image Sarah Gillespie
click for hires image Frank Harrison click for hires image Ben Bastin
click for hires image Eddie Hick click for hires image Sarah in solo mode
Jazz at the Movies - 2 December 2016
We have had them before. Always different, always great. We will have them again.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Joanna Eden click for hires image Chris Ingham
click for hires image Mark Crooks on Clarinet click for hires image Arni Somogyi
click for hires image George Double click for hires image The Quartet
click for hires image Joanna smiling click for hires image Mark on tenor
I am missing a couple, sorry. Will fill in soon
Paul Baxter: Seven Pieces of Silver - 18 November 2016
Wonderful sound of the horn chorus and the great music of Horace Silver.
click for hires image The band (with a hidden drummer)
click for hires image The band (with a hidden leader and bass player) click for hires image Paul Baxter
click for hires image James Lancaster click for hires image Brian Archer
click for hires image John McKillup click for hires image Stuart MacDonald (also on alto)
click for hires image Andrzei Baranek click for hires image Paul Smith
Alice Zawadzki Trio - 11 November 2016
Probably the best gig of a brilliant season. Alice is a superstar.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Another angle click for hires image and a further angle
click for hires image Alice Zawadzki click for hires image Alice Zawadski
click for hires image Alice listening click for hires image Phil Peskett
click for hires image Phil and Alice click for hires image Misha Mullov-Abbado
click for hires image Misha Mullov-Abbado Beautiful voice and sensibility, presentation, and stunning violin playing
Jay Phelps Quartet - 4 November 2016
Great playing, great programme, great presentation: a really fine gig.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Jay Phelps click for hires image Rick Simpson
click for hires image Mark Lewandowski click for hires image John Scott
click for hires image The band from another angle click for hires image Jay Phelps
click for hires image Jay Phelps click for hires image Rick Simpson
click for hires image Mark Lewandowski click for hires image John Scott

Missing ones here while Dave got his new knee.

Kate Shortt - 23 September 2016
Pianist, cellist, vocalist, comedienne, all roled up into one woman. Side splitting gig with great musicianship.
click for hires image Singing and bowing
click for hires image Singing and plucking click for hires image Small bass
click for hires image On the Fleece piano with one of her own songs click for hires image Piano patter
click for hires image Guitar click for hires image Carole, Mike, JJ and Kate playing the cello
click for hires image Is it true? click for hires image The cat who wrote "Chicken Soup for the Soul"
click for hires image Sea Gull. You had to be there. And a very good time was had by all.
Alison Rayner Quintet - 16 September 2016
Alison brought her excellent band and a fine varied programme to the club.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Alison Rayner click for hires image Diane McLoughlin on soprano
click for hires image Deirdre Cartright click for hires image Steve Lodder
click for hires image Buster Birch click for hires image Alison in contemplative mood
click for hires image Diane on tenor click for hires image Deirdre rocking
Ryan Quigley Quintet - 9 September 2016
Musicianship of truly world class dimensions coupled with great writing and a band that caught fire. Great gig.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Ryan Quigley sculpting sound. click for hires image Paul Booth in the zone
click for hires image Geoffrey Keezer loving what his colleagues are doing click for hires image Michael Janisch enjoying a Quigley/Keezer duo
click for hires image Just the right accent from Clarence Penn click for hires image Our photographer, Peter, loves black and white. Ryan
click for hires image Paul click for hires image Geoffrey
click for hires image Michael click for hires image Clarence
Derek Nash's Sax Appeal - 26 August 2016
These 8 wonderful musicians caught fire and gave us a night to remember. Stunning music, stunning musicianship.
click for hires image The band, with Pete hidden behind Bob's music stand.
click for hires image Five saxes click for hires image Five saxes on fire
click for hires image Derek Nash on soprano click for hires image Bob Mackay on baritone
click for hires image Brandon Allen on tenor click for hires image Matt Wates on alto
click for hires image Vasilis Xenopoulos on tenor click for hires image Pete Adams on keyboards
click for hires image Alec Dankworth on bass click for hires image Mike Bradley on drums
click for hires image Derek on alto click for hires image Bob on bass flute
click for hires image Bob on piccolo One of the best gigs we have ever had.
Robert Habermann sings Berlin - 12 August 2016
Robert and Trevor gave us a delightful evening of song and story about Irving Berlin.
click for hires image Robert and Trevor (sorry about the mic hiding Trevor)
click for hires image Robert click for hires image Trevor
click for hires image Both without the masking mic
Asaf Sirkis/Sylwia Bialas International Quartet - 29 July 2016
Thanks to a wonderful band of musicians and a singer new to us with a great heart and soul and a fine voice. The photos are mine, as Peter was away. I need to get some camera training.
click for hires image The band (sorry for the mic in front of Sylwia)
click for hires image Sylwia Bialas click for hires image Asaf Sirkis
click for hires image John Turville click for hires image Kevin Glasgow
Nigel Price Quartet - 15 July 2016
Four guys who know each other well, and were playing at the top of their game, and having fun.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Nigel Price click for hires image Ross Stanley
click for hires image Vasilis Xenopoulos click for hires image Matt Home
click for hires image The band again click for hires image Nigel chatting
click for hires image Vasilis click for hires image Ross
click for hires image Matt And a grand time was had by all. Lots of Nigels music, lots of standards, lots of great musicianship, lots of fun.
Side by Side for Refugees Fundraiser - Sunday 10 July 2016
We had a brilliant day, made lots of money for the charity, and had stunning musicians giving of their time and considerable talents. With 31 pictures, 8 sets, 15 musicians, we have made a special page.

Just click on Alice Zawadzki's picture for a chronicle of a wonderful day.
Don Weller - 1 July 2016
A legend comes to Fleece Jazz
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Don Weller click for hires image Chris Ingham
click for hires image Andy Cleyndert click for hires image George Double
Liane Carroll - 24 June 2016
The woman is superb: singer, pianist, storyteller, fun.
click for hires image Liane Carrol
click for hires image She is a stunning pianist, and an amazing singer. click for hires image A delight to be with in an intimate atmosphere
click for hires image Tools of the trade...
John Etheridge and Vimala Rowe - 17 June 2016
Just the two of them, and a stunning gig! John was wonderful as always, and Vimala, on her debut, was a revelation. Beautiful, flexible voice and a love for words in lots of languages.
click for hires image The two of them
click for hires image John Etheridge click for hires image Vimala Rowe
James Pearson - 10 June 2016
To say it was a tour de force is no exaggeration.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image James Pearson giving hilarious musical lecture click for hires image Sam Burgess
click for hires image Dave Ohm click for hires image James Pearson
click for hires image Sam Burgess click for hires image Dave Ohm
Philip Clouts Quartet - 3 June 2016
Music from around the world from an excellent band
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Philip Clout click for hires image Sam Eagles on soprano
click for hires image Tim Fairhall click for hires image Dave Ingamells
click for hires image The band again click for hires image Philip
click for hires image Sam on alto
John Law New Congregation - 27 May 2016
John and his band the best I have heard them. Stunning.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image John click for hires image Sam Crockatt
click for hires image James Agg click for hires image Lloyd Haines
click for hires image The band again click for hires image John deep in the zone
click for hires image Sam on tenor I went home floating from this gig.
Antonio Forcione - 20 May 2016
Stunning and funny gig from a world master. Only two pictures do to crowding and lighting conditions.
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click for hires image Antonio classic technique click for hires image Antonio hammer technique
click for hires image Antonio plectrum technique click for hires image Antonio funny.
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Gilad Atzmon and Alan Barnes: Lowest Common Denominator - 13 May 2016
A gig that exceeded high expectations.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Gilad Atzmon on soprano click for hires image Alan Barnes on baritone
click for hires image Ross Stanley click for hires image Yaron Stavi
click for hires image Chris Higginbottom click for hires image Gilad on bass clarinet
click for hires image Alan on alto click for hires image Gilad on alto
click for hires image Alan on clarinet There were moments that will stand in the memory.
Georgina Jackson - 6 May 2016
Georgina is a brilliant entertainer, trumpeter, flugelist and singer, with a great trio behind her.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Georgina Jackson click for hires image Georgina Jackson on trumpet
click for hires image Chris Ingham click for hires image Dave Green
click for hires image George Double click for hires image The band again
click for hires image Georgina singing click for hires image Georgina on Harmon muted trumpet
Bryan Corbett Quartet - 15 April 2016
Gig of the season, say many. Bryan sculpts the tone and writes beautifully.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Bryan Corbett click for hires image Al Gurr
click for hires image Chris Dodd click for hires image Neil Bullock
Matt Ridley Quartet - 8 April 2016
Everybody floated away from this great gig. Photographic conditions in Devora are crap, Peter did his best, used b+w a lot.
click for hires image The band in blue
click for hires image The band in black and white. click for hires image Matt Ridley pizzicato
click for hires image Jason Yarde click for hires image John Turville
click for hires image George Hart click for hires image Matt Ridley arco
click for hires image Jason Yarde Amazing gig. New, wonderful jazz.
Pete Churchill and Mishka Adams - 1 April 2016
We had the addition of Loz Garratt on bass and vocals. Lovely gig.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Pete Churchill click for hires image Mishka Adams
click for hires image Loz Garratt click for hires image The band again
click for hires image Pete Churchill click for hires image Mishka Adams
click for hires image Loz Garratt
Zoe Rahman - 25 March 2016
Stunning, stunning, pianist with a huge range, great bass and drums.
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click for hires image Zoe Rahman having fun. click for hires image Alec Dankworth
click for hires image Gene Calderazzo click for hires image Zoe
click for hires image Alec click for hires image Gene
click for hires image Amazing hands
Oh La La - 18 March 2016
This charming band gave us an entertaining evening and a few delightful surprises.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Fifi La Mer click for hires image Alex Garnett
click for hires image Colin Oxley click for hires image Julian Bury
click for hires image The band again click for hires image Fifi
click for hires image Alex
Marlene Verplanck - 11 March 2016
This amazing lady just keeps getting better and better: the finest on both the Great American Songbook, and the lesser one too.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Marlene Verplanck click for hires image John Pearce
click for hires image Paul Morgan click for hires image Bobby Worth
click for hires image Marlene A beautiful gig.
Marc Cecil Quintet - 4 March 2016
What a lively lovely gig. Five great players.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Marc Cecil click for hires image James Arben on baritone
click for hires image Paul Jayasinha on flugel click for hires image Gunther Kurmayr
click for hires image Dominic Howles click for hires image The trio
click for hires image James on tenor click for hires image Paul on trumpet
click for hires image James on alto click for hires image Paul on slumpet
Renato D'Aiello Quartet and Deelee Dubé
A great quartet and a debut for a wonderful singer who loves the words.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Renato D'Aiello click for hires image Deelee Dubé
click for hires image Sean Hargreaves click for hires image Simon Little
click for hires image Pier Paolo Pozzi click for hires image Deelee
click for hires image Renato click for hires image Deelee
Mike Paxton Quintet, 19 February 2016
Mike brought his excellent music and a truly stellar band.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Mike Paxton click for hires image Mornington Lockett
click for hires image Martin Shaw click for hires image Robin Aspland
click for hires image Alec Dankworth click for hires image The band again
click for hires image Morny.
Zoe Francis and Jim Mullen - 12 February 2016
Lovely voice, superb trio. Good gig.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Jim mullen16- click for hires image Stan Sulzman
click for hires image Arnie Somogyi
David Gordon's Alex Scriabin Ragtime Band -6 February 2016
Peter says "Good gig last night. Refreshingly different. All three brilliant technicians of their chosen instruments and working totally in tune with one another for the complete unit." Me, I thought it was stunning, hilarious, great jazz.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image David Gordon click for hires image Jonty Fisher
click for hires image Paul Cavacuiti click for hires image
Derek Nash Acoustic Quartet - 29 January 2016
This gig was a huge outpouring of fun from four masters.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Derek Nash on alto click for hires image David Newton
click for hires image Geoff Gascoyne click for hires image Sebastiaan de Krom
click for hires image Derek on soprano click for hires image Derek on tenor
click for hires image Derek on baritone
Alex Merritt Quartet featuring John Turville
Great gig, great pics from Peter Fairman.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Alex Merritt click for hires image John Turville
click for hires image Sam Lasserson click for hires image Jef Williams
click for hires image The band again click for hires image Alex soloing
click for hires image John inventing Peter says "Alex is new to me which is not surprising thinking of his age. technically a very good player and has developed a lovely tone already.The Warne Marsh/ Lee Konitz influence was strong to my ears."
Theo Travis Double Talk Quartet - 15 January 2016
A storming gig from the guys, but photographic lighting conditions were not great.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Theo Travis on tenor click for hires image Pete Whittaker
click for hires image Mike Outram click for hires image Nic France
click for hires image The band again click for hires image Theo on soprano
click for hires image Theo on flute Dave did some colour correction, but not on the black and white ones.
8 January 2016 - Fletch's Brew
Exciting fusion stuff and some real jazz. Great gig.
click for hires image The band
click for hires image Mark Fletcher click for hires image Freddie Gavita
click for hires image Jim Watson click for hires image Laurence Cottle
click for hires image The band again and again - we will have them back.
The Horn Factory - 1 January 2016
Big band music, beautifully played.
click for hires image The whole band
click for hires image Trombones and Trumpets click for hires image Saxes
click for hires image The horns They will be back...
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