Fleece Jazz

Keeping Jazz Live for 27 years

At Stoke by Nayland Hotel CO6 4PZ

We are back! The next two gigs are shown below, and the full programme is here. You can pick up the current leaflet if you want it.

 Please note that we have now moved to a WEDNESDAY  evening and will generally be on the 2nd and 4th week of each month.  

We are so sorry to tell you that our good friend Tina May has passed away. Here is a link to a very good obit.

Tickets for all of our gigs are available at WeGotTickets.com or by phoning the box office at 01787 211865, and at the door.

Here is a clip from our next gig.

On Wednesday, 25th May 2022 – John Law’s Re Creations, £18

John Law Piano

Sam Crockatt Saxes

Hendrik Jensen Bass

Alex Goodyear Drums

“. . . so full of joy that it can renew your faith not just in jazz, but in music itself”

- Independent on Sunday

A prize-winning classical prodigy on piano, John turned away from classical piano studies to pursue jazz and improvised music when he was 23, and has been involved in, and acclaimed for, a wide variety of contemporary jazz and classical projects ever since - from solo piano concerts and albums, trio and quartet tours and recordings, to large scale works for his semi-classical ensemble Cornucopia.

Formed in 2016, as a counterfoil to pianist John Law's group Congregation (which mixed contemporary jazz with electronic sounds and backing tracks), Re-Creations began life as a fun project, with the aim of playing many different tunes from different musical genres. The fact that audiences almost always knew the songs, meant the group’s material was at the same time very accessible.

This quartet's repertoire includes jazz classics by Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis and George Gershwin, plus tunes from pop/rock/indie bands such as Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and Radiohead. Gradually, classical pieces have started appearing in the repertoire, including a version of the Kyrie from Rossini’s Petite Messe Solenelle and Satie’s Gymnopédie.

"Melodic contemporary jazz with a strong rhythmic pulse and some strikingly memorable and original tunes”

–  Sandy Brown Jazz


Here is a link to the band website

Listen to the band's music here

On Wednesday, 8th June 2022: Sara Oschlag/Jonny Hepbir Quartet, £18

Sara Oschlag Vocals

Jonny Hepbir Guitar

Jason Henson Guitar

Dan Sheppard Bass

Sara has a beautiful voice, a natural musician’s ear and a superb sense of swing. Jim Mullen says of her, “She displays a maturity beyond her years in her song selection as well as her interpretation and whether swinging hard or caressing a ballad, Sara takes the listener on a journey, breathing new life into the old standards”.

She says, “Being a musician is teamwork. You gotta listen to each other & support each other musically: be the foundation, guide or give space. But always listen & look around. Without communication there is no jazz. “ And she has a very fine team.

A quote about the band: “”you guys are good... really good!" (Sir Paul McCartney). 

The band offers a vibrant blend of Gypsy Swing, funky Latin tunes and cool Jazz Standards, spanning across the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, all mashed up with some snappy arrangements and played from the heart.


Here is a link to the band website

Listen to the band's music here

Please note that Friends of Fleece Jazz get a £4 discount when purchasing a ticket.
Just see Peter at the merchandize desk to find out about becoming a Friend

Keep your ears attuned to jazz by listening to our very own Gerry England’s Jazz Grooves. on Ipswich Community Radio, Thursday Nights from 8pm to 10pm.

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Updated 17/4/2022