Chris Rand with the Jazznights Trio: Roger Odell, Bernie Hodgkins and Dan Banks at the Bell Hotel, Clare on Sunday 1st April 2018

London based Saxophonist Chris Rand grew up on the south coast of Dorset. He moved to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music. Chris quickly became one of the UK’s top saxophone side men playing and recording throughout the world with many of UK’s top Jazz and Blues artists.
Dan Banks, Bernie Hodgkins, Chris Rand & Roger Odell

Chris has performed with the Rolling Stones Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, and has performed as guest artist with George Porter Jr (The Meters) and Guitarists Mick Taylor and Chris Jagger. Chris has also performed together with guitarist Elliot Randall (Steely


Dan, Blues Brothers) as well as Sax player Davey Payne (Ian Dury and the Blockheads). Chris has also been part of the Bad Manners crew, performing at

festivals in the UK, Spain and Russia. He is also been a part of the Ben Waters Band for many years, and most recently, Chris has been working with British blues band Nine Below Zero, where he made his first appearance this year with the band at Glastonbury Festival.

In 2014 Chris formed his own quartet “The Chris Rand Quartet” as a vehicle for his own compositions. January 2016 will see the world wide release of his Debut CD

“Gathering” (Dot Time Records DT9047). The CD features a series of original compositions influenced by all the various styles Chris has been inspired from over the years. Guesting with Chris on “Gathering” is Derek Nash, Dave Green and Ben Waters!

Bernie Hodgkins, Chris Rand and Roger Odell

Some of the venues Chris has performed at include Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Boarderline, Bulls Head Jazz Club and 100 Club. In addition Chris has performed at festivals including London Jazz, Camp Bestival, Larma Tree, Swanage Jazz, Colne Blues, Ealing Blues, Ray Davis’ Meltdown Festival, Chilfest and Wychwood festival.

Chris played with the Jazznights Trio who were

Roger Odell
Bernie Hodgkins
Dan Banks

Sunday 14h April – Atila (vocals) will be at Jazznight

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Atila started his professional career with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and he is now an established Jazz singer in the UK. Sartorially stylish and musically classy, his interpretations of the American Songbook take influence from early Frank Sinatra. “I was very impressed with his singing, he has a real feel for the lyric” Sir Michael Parkinson.

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
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