Formed by Art to showcase some of jazz’s lesser known gems from composers such as Thelonious Monk, bringing musicality to music you wouldn’t normally hear. It reflects his desire for fresh, though accessible examination, of this music with the additional firepower of compositions by pianist GARETH WILLIAMS, bassist ARNIE SOMOGYI, and drummer/ percussionist WINSTON CLIFFORD. They are four of the undisputed lions of jazz: all leaders, and front line teachers at the leading Musical Academies. ART: a previous winner in the tenor sax category of The British Jazz Awards, has toured the world fronting Stan Tracey’s Quartet for 20 years and has been featured with virtually everyone on the UK Jazz Scene. Outside this circle, Art has accompanied such diverse artists as Mick Jagger, George Harrison, Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker, Chuck Berry, Alexis Corner and even Bing Crosby! This is the first time Art and the quartet have played together at the Club, but word has got out. Come early to secure a seat.

 

A concert celebrating the music of Louisiana born clarinettist Edmond Hall. The show features leading UK clarinet star ADRIAN COX along with his fine band featuring JOE WEBB piano, SIMON READ double bass and GETHIN JONES drums. The title “Profoundly Blue” comes from the album featuring Edmond Hall with Meade Lux Lewis and Charlie Christian. Adrian leads the quartet and continues through a program of lesser known tunes from the album, including “Rumpus in Rampart” and “Petite Fleur” A fantastic tribute to one of the great jazz legends.

 

A welcome return to the “in serious demand” & popular guitarist DAVE CHAMBERLAIN, who has played with John Dankworth, Buddy Greco, Mark Murphy, The BBC Concert Orchestra, and The Hallé Orchestra. Tonight he returns to Steyning with International bassist DANNY MOSS Jnr, son of the much loved tenor player, and local man, Danny Moss. With critically acclaimed pianist LEON GREENING and drummer MATT HOME they play a wonderful programme touring the UK, with a homage to the great bassists Ray Brown, Oscar Pettiford, Charles Mingus and Sam Jones.