Fleece Jazz at Stoke by Nayland Hotel©

Lists of Interest to Jazzers

We hold lists of

and are delighted to expand them, so give Dave a bell, and he will add to the list (or throw out defunct entries! News of these is most welcome).

Please note that information for musicians is available, and our booking agent Michael can be contacted at mburgess.jazz@googlemail.com.

We would be delighted if webmasters would link to us, and as you can see, we are happy to reciprocate. Contact Dave Lyons, or look at our page of html that you can copy to make linking easier.

One website that is listing local classical music (and we hope jazz very soon) is www.eamaa.org

Venue sites of interest

We will be delighted to link to other UK club and venue pages. Anyone wishing to have us link to them should contact Dave Lyons.

  • Our friends at the Ipswich Jazz Club have released their exciting programme . Contact Dave Rutherford on 01473 231552.

  • The Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club is a great local venue.

  • The Beccles Jazz festival always great. Their website has details at www.becclesfestival.co.uk, or you can phone 01502 716370 or 712317
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  • The amazing Roger and Larraine Odell present jazz in The Cock Inn, 3, Callis Street, Clare, Suffolk, CO10 8PX. Check out their Sunday gig list at their web site. The Odell's are great friends of the club, and deserve your support.

  • Jazz East at The Fludyer Arms Undercliff Road East Felixstowe Suffolk IP11 7LU tel : 01394 691929 has excellent Sunday music.

  • Lowestoft is proud of the Milestones Jazz Club, who have an informative website at www.milestonesjazzclub.co.uk.

  • If you are south of the river some Sundays, Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel Hollingbourne has very interesting gigs. Maidstone
    ME17 1RE
    Main Line:0844 815 9045
    Fax: 01622 735290
    Check out the website at www.mercuremaidstone.co.uk

  • Check out The Cut, a community arts centre in Ipswich. They have a jazz programme. Their website is www.newcut.org

  • In beautiful Bury St. Edmonds, The Fox Inn supports local musicians. Please support this good live jazz every Sunday.

  • East London's favourite and premier jazz club is East Side Jazz Club and Leytonstone is not that far from us.

  • Every year Jazz By the Stour provides us with great entertainment; no exception this year!

  • Look out for the Roman River Music Weekend in Fingringhoe, Essex in October. Information is at www.romanrivermusic.org.uk .

  • The Dickens Restaurant in Halstead has jazz the last Sunday of each month. See all about it at www.dickensrestaurant.com

  • Ronnie Scotts Club is still the home of jazz in the UK.

  • Closer to home, the gigs at The Peterborough Jazz Club are top class.

  • You can live it up at The St. Ives Jazz Club has built a great programme.

  • London's 606 Club keeps its pages nicely up to date, and has good links to other places.

  • The Vortex Jazz Club web site is smoking and cool, as is the music.

  • The Pizza Express Soho site is general, but you can click performances for their jazz listings.

  • The Snape , Aldeburgh , is beautiful beyond words. Go and see kids climbing on the Moors and Hepworths, and particularly the music.

  • The Butley Priory near Woodbridge, at www.butleypriory.co.uk, has monthly great dinner gigs. Just phone 01394 450046

  • The Edinburgh Jazz Projects web site has gone silent, mores the pity.

  • Ascot is the home of JAGS , a jazz and supper club of note with a varied weekly programme.

  • Dave's favourite club in his own home town, the Yardbird Suite, fondly remembered from the early 60's, and still growing strong.

  • Michael is very proud of the teeshirt he got at this obscure club in an American village .

Links to Musician's web sites

So many musicians have given us so much pleasure. We get more magic than we deserve. A small repayment is to link to their web sites, so that we can all follow their interests, careers, and gigs.

  • Tina May has a particularly attractive website (are you surprised?). The biog and education sections are well worth reading.

  • Claire Martin now has a website of her own, and those who love her , and her agent (who must also love her) have provided service.

  • Katya Gorrie and Friends are always welcome at the club. Katya has Moscow Drug Club as one of her bands, and her website.

  • Dave Chamberlain, master guitarist, bassist, composer, educator and amateur photographer has this website with great music and photographs.

  • Speaking of Sheena Davis , Whats on says "... the range of this singer knows no bounds".

  • Clark Tracey has a brilliant site with downloadable music. Follow the links to many other good sites, and more information about drum equipment than you can shake a stick at.

  • And just to keep it in the family, Stan Tracey has a site bulging with wonderful material - poetry, music, articles, links. Spend some time on this one.

  • Brand new! Ian Watt has built a site for the great Bobby Wellins .

  • Peter King has a very good Wikipedia entry.
  • Nigel Hitchcock has a new (2012) website at www.nigelhitchcock.com, and a new label, "Eight Inch Clock" for his amazing sax playing and for others. The puzzle is what the record label means. See the website.

  • Jim Hart plays vibes, drums, leads bands, forms collectives, and has a website at www.jimhart.co.uk/.

  • For an evening of joy and stunning musicianship, you cannot do better than Dennis Rollins' Bad Bone and Co.

  • World music has a great Ipswich champion in Peppery Productions. See their website at www.peppery.co.uk

  • A fabulous evening from Ola

  • Alan Barnes has a good Wikipedia article, but his personal site seems defunct.

  • To have such a star as Lillian Boutté at the Fleece is a real pleasure. You can learn more at her web site.

  • John Etheridge has graced our club with wit and fantastic musicianship many times. Is his main claim to fame that he is a U of Essex grad? Or because of a very useful website?

  • Martin Drew is no longer with us, but his music (on disc) and his website (www.martindrew.co.uk) are still with us.

  • Sophie Garner is a lovely singer, whose website is at www.sophiegarner.com>.

  • Andy Brush is a fine sax player with a great website at www.saxplayer.co.uk.

  • Andy Cleyndert runs the label on which our first recording was made, Trio Records.

  • Mornington Lockett has a site, now, at here .

  • I enjoyed looking at the website of the exciting saxophonist Gilad Atzmon .

  • We had a storming and original evening from the Damon Brown Quintet . He runs a very nice website , too, but it is down at the moment.

  • That magnificent guitarist, Martin Taylor has his own site now.

  • A rising star bursts brightly at the Fleece. Look at Zoe Rahman's site .

  • Marlene VerPlanck will be with us soon, we hope. She is the Queen of the American songbook.
    We were saddened to hear of the death of her amazing husband, the composer and arranger Billy.

  • Jim Ferguson is a terrific American bassist/singer/lyric writer/composer.

  • A visit from the worlds most sought after sideman with a great band rocked the pub. Thanks to Snake Davis

  • John Law has given us some stunning gigs. Learn more. Check out his website.

  • We have had the pleasure of Mike Gorman's company many times. He is a truly original and powerful pianist.

  • Kevin Flanagan sends us his web page. He has great music links, and links to many different beats, including Kerouac material.

  • Remember the smashing piano of Geoff Eales with Marlene VerPlanck? Check out his website.

  • We have found the Lee Gibson site! She has her own, now , very informative about this great singer.

  • From Down Beat Magazine:- "Norma Winstone's instrument: an unfettered intelligence spinning tales with language...or without"

  • When Dave O'Higgins comes to the Fleece the place throbs with originality and fire. Try his website.

  • You just have to love horns, and in quantity and wonderful quality. Sax Appeal are building their new site.

  • One of our favourite visiters is Sarah Jane Morris . Her website is a delight.

  • Antonio Forcione used to have a site here. He knows the Fleece well, when he can find it, playing as he does in Acoustic Mania with Neil Stacey.

  • Dave Jones is a considerable bass player with his own group Affinity. Nice web site, too.

  • Theo Travis , in his various roles as player and composer extraordinaire, displays his wares on his friendly website.

  • Paul Clarvis and friends run Village Life, a listening community worth listening to.

  • One of the most exciting UK-based trios playing contemporary jazz today is lead by the versatile Jonathan Gee , with Winston Clifford and Steve Rose.

  • We are more than lucky that Stacey Kent has appeared at our club. It is a pleasure to hear her, and to link to her web page. And when she appears with...

  • Jim Tomlinson who is an artist with both a webside and a saxophone, the evening is doubly special.

  • We had the most amazing gig when Dana Gillespie came to sing the blues. The web has a wealth of information on her. .

  • They were dancing on the balcony when Cubana Bop came to call. There was no room anywhere else.

  • Nick Weldon was here. Was he a young lion or an old tiger? This great pianist now has his own web pages .

  • pictures. Michael Spearman is a very talented local guitarist with much more than a local reputation.

  • Nuage are a rather special guitar duo with a very good website.

  • Everything about drums is available in a great web ring. Drumatak controlled and hosted by drummer Roger Odell.

  • David Gordon and his trio are featured at the very useful ZahZah Records site.

  • We had the most wonderful gigs with Chris Garrick. "The field of jazz violin, never overcrowded, is blessed with the emergence of a world-class talent in Britain's Christian Garrick", says Ray Comiskey, The Irish Times, on Chris's very good web site

  • A home page for American pianist Joanne Brackeen, who is kind enough to crosslink us.

  • Check out this very useful site for American musicians.

  • The Pete Long Sextet with the wonderful Mrs. Patricia Ariadne Revell gave us a storming gig. Interesting links on this site.

  • Roland Perrin's Blue Planet Orchestra is a Java rich site, but information and music galore along with the jumpy-up-and-down bits.

Other sites of interest

The community of jazzers is growing. Some of the sites below are commercial, but they all provide something of interest to the jazz world.

The Suffolk Tourist guide has an excellent accommodation list at www.suffolktouristguide.com/Suffolk-Accommodation.asp.

A local accommodation list

  • Leavenheath

  • Our excellent venue, Stoke by Nayland Club is a Classic British Hotel.
    From time to time they offer considerable discounts to Fleece Jazz customers.

    Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa
    Keepers Lane
    CO6 4PZ
    Tel: 01206 262836
    Web: www.stokebynaylandclub.co.uk

  • Assington

  • The Case Restaurant with Rooms
    Assington, Sudbury,
    CO10 5LD
    Tel: 01787 210483
    Email: restaurant@thecaserestaurantwithrooms.co.uk
    Web: www.thecaserestaurantwithrooms.co.uk
  • Boxford

  • Red House Farm
    Boxford, Suffolk
    01787 210245 3 miles from the club.

  • Hurells Farm
    Boxford Lane
    Suffolk CO10 5JY
    01787 210215
  • Feering

  • Prested Hall
    CO5 9EE
    Tel: 01376 573399
  • Hadleigh

  • Edge Hall Hotel
    High Street

  • Odd and Ends
    High Street
    01473 822032

  • Tower House Fruit Farm
    Hook Lane
    01473 823260

  • White Hart Inn
    01473 822206
  • Hintlesham

  • Birch Farm
    Silver Hill
    01473 652249

  • Cart Lodge
    Priory Street
    01473 652773

  • College Farm
    01473 652253
  • Kersey

  • Red House Farm
    01787 210245
  • Nayland

  • Hill House
    Gravel Hill
    01206 262782
  • Polstead

  • Polstead Lodge
    Mill Street,
    Polstead, Suffolk
    CO6 5AD
    01206 262196

  • Brewers Arms
    Hadleigh Road
    Polstead, Suffolk
    01787 210441
  • Stoke by Nayland

  • Angel Hotel
    01206 263245

  • Netherhall
    01206 337373

  • Rygate House
    01206 263679

  • Thorington Hall
    Thorington Street
    01206 337329