Fleece Jazz at Stoke by Nayland Hotel©

Peter Fairman's Pictures from 2016 September/December

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