Mick Hanson made a very welcome return to Jazz Nights to play with the Roger Odell Trio at the Bell Hotel, Clare on Sunday 13th July 2016

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Jazznights Mick Hanson 170716 (58)Formerly from the local area, Mick moved on to establish himself as one of the major players on the UK jazz guitar scene with his duo performances with Dave Newton and in the trio Organic Matters. His forte is hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz with a contemporaryJazznights Mick Hanson 170716 (42) Blue Note school approach.

Mick Hanson is one of the UK’s leading exponents of jazz guitar. His unique style is a masterful fusion of his early blues roots with the honest swinging jazz of the 50’s and 60’s. Mick has worked and recorded with many of the worlds best known performers including Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis, Dick Morrissey, Brian Dee, Gordon Beck and Dave Newton, and recorded two critically acclaimed albums as a leader.

“Fantastic” is a litotes for his beautiful style and tone left the Jazz Nights crowd in no doubt that this was a night to remember.

From Mick’s last visit to Jazz Nights “This was a superb finale to a fantastic evening from Mick Hanson and the Roger Odell Jazz Nights Trio.”

Mick played with the Jazz Nights Trio who were:

Roger Odell – Drums

Roger was one of the founder members and drummer with the jazz-funk group Shakatak and the forerunner band Tracks. Roger has toured internationally and recorded numerous CDs, which he continues to do on a regular basis to this day.

Peter Lemer – Keyboards

Peter studied at the Royal Academy of Music. He remained a fixture of In Cahoots – he can be heard on Parallel (1996), Out Of The Blue (2001), – as well as playing one-off gigs with old friends Steve Cook (bass) and Roger Odell (drums), recording an album with them in Israel

 

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Bernie Hodgkins – Electric Bass

Bernie grew up in a Jazz-oriented family and has toured in Europe and further afield with a wide variety of artists and  honed his skills and adding to his prodigious repertoire. Spending much of his time in the recording   studios, he is equally at home and in demand as an enthusiastic “live” rhythm section player.

Larraine Odell – Vocals

Larraine began her professional singing career with the group CMU with whom she recorded two albums, Larraine performed at numerous venues throughout the UK and Europe, including the Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall. Boxford Fleece & Ronnie Scott’s

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Master of Ceremonies for the evening was the erudite Gareth Williams-James

Larraine Odell opened the first set with some great Jazz standards which included:

Lullaby Of Birdland is a tune written by George Shearing in 1952 in honour of Charlie Parker and “Birdland” the jazz club named after him. Lyrics were written by George David Weiss.


Dindi
(Portuguese which sounds like Gin-Gee in English) is a song composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, with lyrics by Aloysio de Oliveira. English lyrics were added by Ray Gilbert. It is a world famous bossa nova standard.

Artie Shaw;s lovely tune – Moonray


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Close Enough for Love
” was the theme song from the 1979 film “Agatha” starring Dustin Hoffman and Vanessa Redgrave. The song has since become a jazz standard. It was composed by Johnny Mandel with lyrics by Paul Williams.

I Only Have Eyes for You
” is a popular romantic love song by composer Harry Warren and lyricist Al Dubin, written in 1934 for the film Dames where it was introduced by Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler.

Mick Hanson the joined the trio to play extended improvised versions of:

Mick opened with a superb solo version of The Things We Did Last Summer” is a popular song from 1946. The words were written by Sammy Cahn, with the composition by Jule Styne.

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Days of Wine and Roses
” is a popular song, from the 1962 movie of the same name.
The music was written by Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer.

As a tribute to James Stanley Hall (Jim Hall) (December 4, 1930 – December 10, 2013) who was  an American jazz guitarist, composer and arranger. Mick Hanson wrote Jim’s Hall of Fame.

Willard Robison wrote Old Folks a lovely plaintive tune played sensitively and beautifully by Mick Hanson. This was requested by Larraine Odell who had heard Mick play this previously.

Following the Jazznights raffle of 3 jazz cd’s we had the traditional Jazznights sitting in spot which is open to all musicians who have an  opportunity to play  with the band. Tonight we had the pleasure of vocalist Carol Bleiker singing Stars Fell On Alabama and Geoff Harriman playing Lullaby Of Birdland on his harmonica.

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Mick Hanson
then returned to play with the Roger Odell Jazznights Trio numbers that included.

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Another Mick Hanson composition Cahn But Not Forgotten (not “Gone but Not Forgotten”
A tribute to Steve Cahn an American jazz guitarist. He is the son of lyricist Sammy Cahn.

How Little we know
, recorded famously by Frank Sinatra and written by written by Hoagy Carmichael and Johnny Mercer for the 1944 film To Have and Have Not,.

Body and Soul
is a popular song and jazz standard written in 1930 with lyrics by Edward Heyman,Robert Sour and Frank Eyton; and music by Johnny Green.

It Ain’t Necessarily So
This song comes from the Gershwin brothers’ 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. Ira Gershwin’s bible-doubting lyrics are sung by the sleazy dope-dealing character Sportin’ Life.

A superb blues medley based on Things Ain’t What They Used to Be a 1942 jazz standard with music by Mercer Ellington and lyrics by Ted Persons. Jazz musician and historian Chris Tyle argues that most likely Mercer Ellington came up with the melody and his father then arranged the song for the band. The song is most often played as an instrumental.

This was an outstanding finale to a truly wonderful gig of jazz on the guitar

Sun 31 Jul – EMILY SAUNDERS (voc) will be at Jazz Nights on Sunday 31st July 2016

Emily Saunders Live

A skilful, rhythmically inventive vocalist, Emily balances her virtuosity and adventurous musicianship of the highest order with a catchy pop sensibility that sees her breathy voice dance around infectious melodies that worm their way into your brain and stay there. “Fast rising Brit Jazz Talent” – Metro. “Next big thing” – Evening Standard

THE BEST IN BRITISH MODERN JAZZ is at Jazznights, The Bell Hotel. Clare, Suffolk.

Admission £10. Doors open 7.00 pm. Music 7.30 – 10.00 pm.

Reserve seating on 01787 237653 or email info@jazz-nights.com
Pay on the night.

You can join us at facebook, read reviews of previous performances on more opinions blog or tweet at twitter.com/jazznightsuk

Pictures from past gigs can also be seen HERE

For further information on future gigs go to www.jazz-nights.com

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Andy Panyai returned to Jazz Nights at the Bell Hotel, Clare to play with the Roger Odell Jazz Nights Trio with vocals from Larraine Odell on Sunday 3rd July 2016

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Andy Panayi is an exceptionally gifted jazz musician, skilled in performance, composition Jazznights Andy Panyai 030716 (61)and arranging.

He plays all the flutes and all the saxophones and currently leads his own groups, both jazz and classical. He also writes commissioned works and compositions & arrangements for his own ensembles.

Andy has performed and recorded with singers like Shirley Bassey, Jessye Norman, Paul McCartney, Patty Austin to name a few. He has also worked alongside or supported Abdulla Ibrahim (Dollar Brand), Freddie Hubbard, Louis Belson Octet and Big Band, Ed Thigpen, Phil Woods, Roy Hargrove, Ronnie Scott, Billy Cobham, Indo-Jazz Fusions run by Johnny Mayer, John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, Humphrey Lyttelton, Pepper Adams, the BBC Big Band with many guests, the Vale of Glamorgan Contemporary Music Festival, the Moscow City Ballet, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the English National Ballet and many more. He was recently a guest player with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra at the Barbican.Jazznights Andy Panyai 030716 (65)

He’s also worked alongside or supported Abdulla Ibrahim (Dollar Brand), Freddie Hubbard, Phil Woods, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra, Joe Lovano, Roy Hargrove, Louie Bellson Octet & Big Band, Ed Thigpen, Jiggs Whigham, Billy Cobham, Indo-Jazz Fusions run by Johnny Mayer, Vale of Glamorgan Contemporary Music Festival, RPO, BBC Concert Orchestra, LSSO, The Moscow City Ballet, Ronnie Scott & his Side-men, Scott Hamilton, Ken Peplowski, Pepper Adams, Kenny Baker, Ted Heath/ Don Lusher Big Band, BBC Radio Big Band, Bert Kaemphert Orchestra, Stan Tracey Big Band -Septet – Octet, John Dankworth & Cleo Laine, The John & Alec Dankworth Generation Big Band, Humphrey Lyttelton and many more.

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) & Trinity College London Exam Boards: Andy works as a consultant/composer/arranger for the ABRSM & Trinity College London specialising in developing the Jazz & Classical syllabuses for future examinations. He is a professor at The Royal College of Music and The Royal Academy of Music in London and the Birmingham Conservatoire.

Jazznights Andy Panyai 030716 (86)Andy has received The Marty Paich Arranging Award, The John Dankworth Soloist Award, The Worshipful Company of Musicians Jazz Medal and the British Jazz Awards for his Jazz Flute performances.

Andy works with the examination boards, the ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall helping to set syllabus music for the grades. He has been awarded the Marty Paich Arranging Award, the John Dankworth Soloist Award, the Worshipful Company of Musicians Jazz Medal and the British Jazz Award for Jazz Flute.

With a pedigree such as that it could only turn out to be stupe4ndous gig – and of course it was!

Andy Panayi played with the Jazz Nights Trio who were:

Roger Odell – Drums

Roger was one of the founder members and drummer with the jazz-funk group Shakatak and the forerunner band Tracks. Roger has toured internationally and recorded numerous CDs, which he continues to do on a regular basis to this day.

Peter Lemer – Keyboards

Peter studied at the Royal Academy of Music. He remained a fixture of In Cahoots – he can be heard on Parallel (1996), Out Of The Blue (2001), – as well as playing one-off gigs with old friends Steve Cook (bass) and Roger Odell (drums), recording an album with them in Israel

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Bernie Hodgkins – Double Bass

Bernie grew up in a Jazz-oriented family and has toured in Europe and further afield with a wide variety of artists and  honed his skills and adding to his prodigious repertoire. Spending much of his time in the recording   studios, he is equally at home and in demand as an enthusiastic “live” rhythm section player.

Larraine Odell – Vocals

Larraine began her professional singing career with the group CMU with whom she recorded two albums, Larraine performed at numerous venues throughout the UK and Europe, including the Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall. Boxford Fleece & Ronnie Scott’s

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Master of Ceremonies for the evening was the erudite Gareth Williams-James

Larraine Odell opened the first set with some great jazz standards including:

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Weaver of Dreams by Don Gronick and is an album by guitarist Kenny Burrell recorded in 1960 and 1961.
Make This City Ours by the Brazilian troubadour Milton Nascimento
Whisper Not” is a composition by Benny Golson
I Don’t Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You is a 1932 song recorded by Bing Crosby. The music was composed by Victor Young, with lyrics written by Ned Washington and Bing Crosby.

Andy Panayi then joined the band to play extended versions of:

Jazznights Andy Panyai   Jazz Nights Trio 030716 (186)Bye Bye Blackbird is a song published in 1926 by the American composer Ray Henderson.  It is considered a popular jazz standard and was first recorded by Sam Lanin’s Dance Orchestra in March 1926.

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Shadow Waltz
was written by Harry Warren (born Salvatore Antonio Guaragna in 1933.
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To is a popular song written by Cole Porter for the 1943 film Something to Shout About.

Following the Jazznights raffle of 3 jazz cd’s (one of which was donated by Andy Panayi)  we had the traditional Jazznights sitting in spot which is open to all musicians who have an  opportunity to play  with the band. Tonight we had the pleasure of vocalist Carol Bleiker and John Reeve-Butler with his electric bass guitar playing Make Someone Happy a song from the musical Do Re Mi. John Reeve Butler then continued with Andy Panayi to play Peter Lemer’s composition of Another Day another Holler

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Andy Panayi the continued with the band to continue his extended versions of:

Cole Porter’s Ev’rything I Love (1941)
Meditation” (“Meditação” in Portuguese) is a song composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Newton Mendonça.
In Your Own Sweet Way is a 1955 jazz standard, and one of the most famous compositions of Dave Brubeck. It was written around 1952.

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Andy then invited Larraine Odell to the stage to join him with a great rendition of Skylark is an American popular song with lyrics by Johnny Mercer and music by Hoagy Carmichael, published in 1941.

Andy Panayi then played I Want to Be Happy is a song with music by Vincent Youmans for the 1925 musical No, No, Nanette. We were all very happy except for the fact that this was his last number of this marvellous gig, we cannot wait another 8 years for Andy’s return to Jazz Nights.

Mick Hanson (guitar) will be at Jazz Nights on Sunday 17th July 2016, he is formerly from the local area, Mick moved on to establish himself as one of the major players on the UK jazz guitar scene with his duo performances with Dave Newton and in the trio Organic Matters. His forte is hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz with a contemporary Blue Note school approach.

THE BEST IN BRITISH MODERN JAZZ is at Jazznights, The Bell Hotel. Clare, Suffolk.

Admission £10. Doors open 7.00 pm. Music 7.30 – 10.00 pm.

Reserve seating on 01787 237653 or email info@jazz-nights.com
Pay on the night.

You can join us at facebook, read reviews of previous performances on more opinions blog or tweet at twitter.com/jazznightsuk

Pictures from past gigs can also be seen HERE

For further information on future gigs go to www.jazz-nights.com


JAZZ NIGHTS at the Bures Music Festival with NICOLAS MEIER, EMILY DANKWORTH & LARRAINE ODELL Thursday 7th July 2016

  • Date: Thu, Jul 07, 2016
  • Time: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Venue: St Mary’s Church
  • Location: Bures Church CO8 5AA

NICOLAS – In just a few short years UK-based Swiss guitarist Nicolas Meier has carved a reputation out as one of the UK’s most original guitarists drawing on a love of Turkish, Eastern music, Flamenco, Tango all mixed with jazz. He is also a member of the Jeff Beck Band with whom he tours world wide. EMILY – Given Emily’s musical heritage – granddaughter to Dame Cleo Laine and the late Sir John Dankworth as well as niece to Jacqui Dankworth and daughter to Alec Dankworth – it is no surprise that she has her forte in music. LARRAINE – A co-organiser of the Jazz Festival with husband and Shakatak drummer Roger Odell with whom she also performs at Jazznights at The Bell, Clare.

Nick Meier

Nicolas Meier
With the Jazznights Trio

In just a few short years UK-based Swiss guitarist Nicolas Meier has carved out a reputation as one of the UK’s most original guitarists drawing on a love of Turkish, eastern, flamenco and tango music all mixed with jazz. He is also a member of the Jeff Beck Band with whom he tours worldwide.

https://www.facebook.com/NicolasMeierMusic/info

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Emily Dankworth

With the Jazznights Trio

“Emily’s voice is forged from the DNA of Jazz royalty… No surprise that it is gorgeous, smooth, lush… shall I go on?” Ralph Salmins.

Emily collaborates with some of England’s top musicians. With a rich musical upbringing and heritage – granddaughter to Dame Cleo Laine and the late Sir John Dankworth, niece to Jacqui Dankworth and daughter to Alec Dankworth – her unique singing style lends itself perfectly to jazz, Latin and lyrical melodies.

http://www.emilydankworth.com/

 

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Larraine Odell
With the Jazznights Trio

“Larraine shows a range and soulfulness that simply cannot be taught.” Kenneth Pearson, Jazzmanonline

Larraine Odell began her career with the group CMU and has since performed with Jimpster at Ronnie Scott’s Club, with pianist Steve Lodder, and at numerous jazz festivals. Larraine’s CD ‘Portrait’ attracted excellent reviews as did her performance on ‘The Blue Window’ by Beatifik.

The Jazznights Trio is formed of Roger Odell, founder member and drummer with Shakatak, Bernie Hodgkins on bass and Simon Brown, a regular pianist at Jazznights and player in residence at the Norwich Jazz Club.


Sun 03 Jul – ANDY PANAYI (saxes & flts) will be at Jazz Nights, the Bell Hotel, Clare on Sunday 3rd July 2016

Andy plays all the flutes and all the saxophones and currently leads his own groups, both jazz and classical. He has performed or recorded with many singers such as Cleo Laine, Jessye Norman, Paul McCartney, Salena Jones, Elvis Costello, Georgie Fame, Zoot Money, Elaine Delmar, Madeline Bell & Patty Austin to name a few.

MICK HANSON (gtr) will be at Jazz Nights, the Bell Hotel Clare on Sunday 17th July 2016

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Formerly from the local area, Mick moved on to establish himself as one of the major players on the UK jazz guitar scene with his duo performances with Dave Newton and in the trio Organic Matters. His forte is hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz with a contemporary Blue Note school approach.

 

THE BEST IN BRITISH MODERN JAZZ is at Jazznights, The Bell Hotel. Clare, Suffolk.

Admission £10. Doors open 7.00 pm. Music 7.30 – 10.00 pm.

For this gig only – Non-regulars can reserve seating by email to Norman –pettitt95@btinternet.com. Pay on the night.

You can join us at facebook, read reviews of previous performances on more opinions blog or tweet at twitter.com/jazznightsuk

Pictures from past gigs can also be seen HERE

For further information on future gigs go to www.jazz-nights.com