Deelee Dubé (voc) + RENATO D’AIELLO (sax) with the Roger Odell Jazznights Trio Including Juan Gallardo and Bernie Hodgkins with additional vocals from Larraine Odell & the traditional Jazznights Sitting In spot at the Bell Hotel Clare on Sunday 30th July 2017

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Deelee Dubé started out by performing as an ustic/jazz/blues popular singer songwriter with musicians in London’s live music circuit. She has worked as a session singer for several renowned artists and on musical projects with producers and emerging artists. Deelee has performed at several London venues and formed her first band at the age of 14. She studied at the BRIT School, where she also improved her piano playing skills and knowledge of music, she performed before record company A&R’s who showed great interest in her voice and song writing skills. She went on to perform within several other bands and then went on to develop her solo singing career.

As a singer, Deelee  tends to have a voice quality that is quite stunningly mature and sophisticated, with a wide vocal range that reflects an influential spectrum of styles ranging Jazznights Deelee Dubé 300717  (26)from vocal greats such as Sarah Vaughan,  Nina Simone, Karen Carpenter, Roberta Flack, Minnie Riperton, Joni Mitchell, Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday, amongst others. Deelee’s voice often catches the attention of audiences because of it’s distinctive quality, and Deelee’s sheer precision with words and phrasing expresses her unique delivery of emotion and intonation. Performing is somewhat like breathing to her, and is one of her greatest joys. She  is in her element on stage, and also when creating songs and composing music and lyrics.

Delee was the winner of the 2016 Sarah Vaughan International Competition held in Newark, New Jersey USA she is also a house singer at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London.

Renato D’Aiello
Born in Naples 1959. Renato began to study the saxophone on 1979 at the age of 20, with virtuoso sax player Antonio Andolfi, then with Sal Nistico, Steve Grossman, Tony Scott.

Jazznights Renato D'Aiello 300717  (104)He started his professional career playing with Giovanni Tommaso big band for Pupi Avati’s tv program in 1986/87.
In 1987 he received a full tuition scolarship from Berklee college of Boston.
International tours followed in 1991 with Tony Scott and on 1992 Renato toured Japan with Yoshida Masahiro trio.
In 1993 and 1995 he toured Japan again with same trio.
Tours of Europe with Art Farmer and Rachel Gould in 1996/97.
His composition credits include music for an opera entitled “Seven Red Doors” by writer Oberto Airaudi and several co-productions for IRMA Records as sax player and producer.
In1999 became resident in UK.

He has played with a number of world class musicians in his career, including:
Art Farmer, Sal Nistico, Steve Grossman, Eddie Duran, Kirk Lightsey, Keith Copeland, Duffy Jackson, Roland Prince, Alain Jean Marie, Spike Robinson, Jim Mullen, Claire Teal, Bruce Forman, Gene Calderazzo, Phil Lee, Sax Appeal, Bruce Adams, Mark Bassey, C.Tracey, D.Green, G. Husband, P. Jacobsen, S. Melling, Gilad Atzmon, P. Robson, John Chritchinson, Patrice Galas.

Deelee and Renato sang and played with the Roger Odell Jazznights Trio

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Bernie Hodgkins                                                         Larraine Odell

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Larraine Odell singing with Juan Galiardo, Bernie Hodgkins and Roger 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 Sara Hawkes singing All Of Me and Geoff Harriman playing Misty on his harmonica

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Deelee Dubé singing with Renato D’Aiello. Juan Galiardo, Bernie Hodgkins and Roger Odell

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Deelee Dubé singing with Renato D’Aiello. Juan Galiardo, Bernie Hodgkins and Roger Odell

Sun 13 Aug – AARON LIDDARD (sax)

Aaron was most famously associated with Amy Winehouse with whom he recorded and toured before her tragic early demise. “Being smiled upon and encouraged by the two Parkers, Evan and Maceo, is a unique accolade….a sort of Official Thumbs-Up from both Professor Steven Hawkings and Wayne Rooney” Alastair Graham (Illustrator and jazz fan)

 

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 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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Colin Watling with the Roger Odell Jazznights Trio including Peter Lemer on piano and Bernie Hodgkins with his 5 string double Bass at the Bell Hotel in Clare with vocals from Larraine Odell Sunday 16th July 2017

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Peter King was unable to make the scheduled visit to Jazznights due to illness and we wish him our best good wishes and hopes he gets well soon when his jazznights trip will be rescheduled.

Colin Watling specialises in tenor sax and offers the full gamut of musical styles in his performances from soft and mellow, through to boppy and brassy….. and always in great humour. Colin is rated by many as one of the most exciting tenor saxophonists on the  circuit with his melodic, swinging sound. He is a mainstay of the region’s jazz scene, the Hertfordshire-based tenor sax colossus.

Colin made a superb CD with Roger Odell, Mike Harris and Chris Ingham called We’re All Done.

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Colin Watling with Peter Lemer, Bernie Hodgkins and Roger Odell

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Larraine Odell with Peter Lemer, Bernie Hodgkins and Roger Odell

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Sunday 30th July – DEELEE DUBE (voc) + RENATO D’AIELLO (sax) will be at Jazz Nights at the Bell Hotel Clare

As the winner of the 2016 Sarah Vaughan International Competition held in the USA, Deelee is a very welcome debut artist at Jazznights along with partner Renato D’Aiello. She has a voice quality that reflects a spectrum of styles influenced by Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday amongst others.

 

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 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


Jo Fooks with her tenor sax playing with the Roger Odell Jazznights Trio with José Canha and Dan Banks with vocals from Larraine Odell at the Bell Hotel, Clare on Sunday 2nd July 2017

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Jo Fooks, born in Edinburgh, began learning the saxophone at 15. In 1992 she won ‘The Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year’. Inspired and encouraged by local Edinburgh musicians, Jo went on to study saxophone at the Guildhall School of music in London (1995-99). She also studied at the Berklee School of music in Boston after receiving a full fee scholarship for the summer jazz programme.
Jazznights Jo Fooks (96)After recording her debut album “Here and Now!”, the legendary British trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton invited her to join his eight-piece band. With whom she toured and performed in some of the most amazing theatres and venues in Britain. Humphs fun filled and melodic approach to music was to be a huge influence. And through performing in his band Jo also recorded and worked with Acker Bilk and played alongside Tina May, Joe Temperley, Scott Hamilton, Elkie Brooks,and many others.
Jo’s other influences include Illinois Jacquet, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gorden, Cannonball Adderley and Bill Evans. Her mellow tone is often compared to Stan getz and Zoot Simms.
Jo began to compose her own music in2004 after learning and analysing a wide variety of Jazz standards. She currently gigs in and around the London area and her teaching positions have included tutoring the RAF bands men (2000-2006).

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Jose Canha                                                     Dan Banks

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 Carol Bleiker singing After You & Geoff Harriman playing Fly Me To The Moon on his harmonica

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Carol Bleiker                                      Geoff Harriman

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Jo Fooks playing with vocals from Larraine Odell with the Jazznights Trio

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Jo Fooks with Dan Banks, Jose Canha and Roger Odell

Sun 16 Jul – PETER KING (sax)

 

“Peter King is the finest alto saxophonist that Britain has ever produced, and one of the finest in the world”. Dave Gelly. “I hear both Trane and Bird in his playing, but he is better than either of them”. Gene Lees. ”A wonderful musician – a master of his instrument. People are aware of that here in America as well as in England”. Elvin Jones.

 

HE 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 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