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.  

Tickets are available at WeGotTicketscom or by phoning the box office at 01787 211865.

We would like you to wear masks at the gig and in the hotel..


On Wednesday, 22 December 2021: The Alan Barnes Sextet; Ellington/Strayhorn Revisited – £25

Allan barnes,, Ellington and Strayhorn

Alan Barnes Saxophone,

Robert Fowler Saxophone,

Karen Sharp Saxophone,

David Newton Piano,

Simon Thorpe Bass,

Clark Tracey Drums

Alan Barnes is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, bandleader and touring soloist.  He is best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone sax, where he combines a formidable virtuosity with a musical expression and collaborative spirit that have few peers. As a raconteur he has no jazz peer.

His range and brilliance have made him a “first call” for studio and live work since his precocious arrival on the scene more than thirty years ago.

We will be treated to a Christmas reprise of his brilliant Ellington/Strayhorn album.

Here is a link to the band website


On Wednesday, January 12, 8:00pm Sara Dowling: “The Jazz of Judy Garland” – £20

Sara Dowling Vocals

Chris Ingham Piano

Dario De Lecce Bass

George Double Drums

“Her voice has all the qualities that you find in the great singers” - Guy Barker

“How soon before it will become normal to think about her as one of the best jazz singers this country has? “ - Sebastian Scotney – London Jazz News

“Rarely does a jazz singer grace our scene with such breathtaking authenticity and natural flair. Dowling is this thing” - Ian Shaw

We travel back to the Golden Age of Hollywood, with songs like Get Happy and Puttin' on the Ritz from musicals like Meet Me in St Louis, The Harvey Girls, A Star is Born and more.

Sara is now recognised as one of the UK’s leading jazz vocalists. Her distinctive voice owes much to her Irish father and Lebanese mother, surrounded by the records of her father’s jazz collection and the chant like voices of Lebanese singers.

Voted ‘Best Singer’ – British Jazz Awards 

The Chris Ingham Trio is welcome back  to our stage. Chris, Dario and George have given us many a delightful gig.


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.

This is the beginning of yet a new website, and is still a work in progress.

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Updated 5/10/2021