A London band born out of a collective admiration of Django Reinhardt and anything that swings. The word Latchepen is an exclamation of happiness in the Romani language. Acoustic by nature but with a projection and heart beat that can rival any amplifier or drum, this is jazz on a string with influences ranging from Romani music to bebop. MATT HOLBORN violin, KOUROSH KANANI guitar, JEREMIE COULLON guitar, SIMON READ bass.


This evening local pianist PETER GODFREY has gathered together a group of musicians who played over the years with the fondly remembered and hugely missed pianist, Terry Whitney, a catalyst and key musician from the start of The Steyning Jazz Club. Terry played prolifically all over Sussex and beyond, with numerous great musicians and was well known on the jazz scene, also recording and broadcasting. Tonight, those playing tribute to Terry will be GEOFF SIMKINS and ROY LEITH saxes JACK CRYER vocals ANDY WOON cornet GERRY HIGGINS bass JOHN MUXLOW drums and PETER GODFREY piano.


Led by pianist Leon Greening, who epitomises the fluent and assured hard-swinging confidence of the best of the current UK players, accompanied by ALEX GARNETT one of the UK’s leading tenor players, ADAM KING one of our top bassists and with percussionist SEBASTIAAN de KROM, inventive and standout drummer, currently Music Director of the NYJO. These guys are constantly in demand around the UK and we’re delighted to have them play at Steyning.


Making a welcome return featuring MIKE PIGGOTT on violin, SARA OSCHLAG on vocals, JONNY HEPBIR and JASON HENSON on guitars, and DAN SHEPPARD on bass. The band play an eclectic mix of jazz standards, Gypsy Jazz à la Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grapelli all blended into snappy exciting arrangements with more than a dash of musical interplay. They are musicians who love playing together, and it shows.


Jonathan was the pianist with George Melly and John Chilton’s Feetwarmers for 10 years, having toured extensively at home and abroad at the most prestigious jazz festivals throughout the world; he is joined by brilliant swinging bassist STEVE THOMPSON with the amazing drummer BOBBY WORTH and ROBERT FOWLER tenor saxophone, who has played with The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, The BBC Big Band on Echoes of Ellington and with the 24 piece orchestra for The Palladium Show “ Sinatra, The Man and his music” Robert has kindly stepped into the line-up, to replace Peter Rudeforth who has been recalled by Chris Barber to play in his tour of the UK.


Since 2008, Peter has been trumpeter with The Big Chris Barber Band, replacing the legendary Pat Halcox. Peter has played with Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk, The Temperance Seven, The Pasadena Roof Orchestra The Charleston Chasers and Pete Long’s Echoes of Ellington Band. Bands too numerous to list, Peter is hugely respected across the jazz spectrum, having been the lead trumpeter for the Educational Theatre Train for 20 years, and tonight he is joined by the wonderful pianist JONATHAN VINTEN, and swinging bassist STEVE THOMPSON with the amazing drummer BOBBY WORTH.


Due to adverse weather conditions and our concern for members’ safe journeys home, we have decided to cancel this evening’s jazz gig. We hope that you understand, Best to you all, Sue & Denis

After the unmitigated success of this exciting grouping at Felpham Village Hall Jazz Club, the band rides out again! Clarinettist PETE NEIGHBOUR, who lives in USA and visits the UK with food parcels and hot jazz supplies is paired again with MARK CROOKS to form the clarinet duo sharing their great love of Benny Goodman and will be playing the hot numbers in the “hot licks” style in the great company of DAVE NEWTON on piano, with local bassist DAN SHEPPARD and DARREN BECKET on drums. Darren has recently returned to the UK after living in New York for 20 years, and sounds just like you’d expect - very tasteful.


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.