Matt Wates at Jazz Nights 29th January 2017 at The Bell Hotel, Clare with the Jazznights Trio (Simon Brown, Bernie Hodgkins and Les Circle with vocals from Larraine Odell and sitting in Carl Bleiker and Lorraine Clarke

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Jazznights Matt Wates   Jazznights Trio 290117 (144)

Matt Wates with Simon Brown and Bernie Hodgkins

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Matt Wates with his astoundingly mellow alto sound

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Matt Wates with Simon Brown Piano, Bernie Hodgkins Double Bass and Les Circle on drums

Jazznights Larraine Odell 290117 (72)

Lorraine Odell

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 vocals from Carol Bleiker and Lorraine Clarke

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All singing with the Jazznights Trio

.Jazznights Simon Brown 290117 (116) Jazznights Bernie Hodgkins 290117 (82) Jazznights Les Circle 290117 (33)

Simon Brown, Bernie Hodgkins and Les Circle

Sunday 12th February 2017 – MARK NIGHTINGALE (trombone)
will be at Jazz-Nights

Mark is an internationally acclaimed jazz soloist and one of the UK’s most in demand studio musicians. He performs in several groups and bands including his own Quintet and Big Band, The Sound of J&K, and The Andy Panayi Quartet. “Mark Nightingale is one of the most sensational musicians this country has ever produced”. Humphrey Lyttelton.


THE BEST IN BRITISH MODERN JAZZ is at Jazznights, The Bell Hotel. Clare, Suffolk. CO10 8NN

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

Reserve seating on 01787 237653 or email
Pay on the night.

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Pictures from past gigs can also be seen HERE

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