Nigel Price at Jazznights with Roger Odell, Simon Brown and Bernie Hodgkins at The Bell Hotel, Clare Sunday 17th February 2019 with vocals from Larraine Odell

Over a career spanning more than 25 years, award winning jazz guitarist Nigel Pricehas become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working musicians in the business.

Nigel Price & Bernie Hodgkins

Musically, his blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues sensibility and his mastery of chording continue to delight audiences and fellow musicians alike. His career highlights include a support show for Gladys Knight at The Royal Albert Hall and an appearance on Van Morrison’s recent album Keep Me Singing.

Starting his professional career in his early 20s, Nigel toured Europe with various reggae and funk bands before settling on a solo guitar career and turning his attention to jazz. Citing early influences as Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, Nigel honed his craft by attending gigs and sitting in with the players of the time.

Nigel has played on more than 50 albums including 5 as a leader, spent ten years with acid jazz outfit The Filthy Six, was a member of James Taylor’s band for 3 years (with whom he recorded 5 albums) and performed with the legendary David Axelrod.  He has also taught at The International Guitar Foundation at King’s Place, London.

Nigel Price and Bernie Hodgkins

He has worked tirelessly to organise his own tours (including a 56 date tour in late 2016) and has picked up a Parliamentary Jazz Award (Best Jazz Ensemble, 2010), a nomination for a British Jazz Award (Best Guitarist, 2014) and a British Jazz Award (Best Guitarist, 2016) along the way.

Nigel is a regular performer at London’s Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club where he has made more than 500 appearances.  He released his fifth Organ Trio Album

Heads & Tales Volume 2  in late 2016 to great critical acclaim. He is currently planning a further tour due to start in 2018.

Nigel Price, Bernie Hodgkins and Roger Odell

Nigel Played with the Jazznights Trio who were:

Roger Odell
Simon Brown
Bernie Hodgkins
Larraine Odell
Simon Brown, Nigel Price, Bernie Hodgkins and Roger Odell

Jo Harrop (vocals) will be at Jazznights on Sunday 10th March 2019

Note: No Gig on Sunday 3rd March 2019

We pick up again on Sunday 10th March then fortnightly after that.

Jo Harrop is a jazz singer who has a refined mellow sound evoking the greats such as Anita O’Day & Billie Holiday and has graced many prestigious stages and studios around the UK. She delivers a beautifully warm and swinging sound and includes songs associated with the great Peggy Lee in her repertoire.

THE BEST IN BRITISH MODERN JAZZ is at Jazznights, 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

The Jazznights blog and pictures is now at  https://moreopinions.wordpress.com

Pictures from past gigs can also be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/dancerd/

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Sue Richardson at Jazznights with Roger Odell, Simon Brown and Bernie Hodgkins at The Bell Hotel, Clare on Sunday 3rd February 2019 with additional vocals from Larraine Odell

Since being tipped for the top by Jazzwise magazine, Sue Richardson’s career has gone from strength to strength. Her most recent album, Too Cool, The Life & Music of Chet Baker, cemented her position in the jazz world – gaining four and five star reviews in the jazz press as well as internationally and sell out gigs at Ronnie Scott’s. It was also in The Sunday Times 100 Best Records of The Year 2013 – “The trumpeter and singer Sue Richardson’s homage to Chet Baker brings the boy wonder back to life”.

“Sue Richardson’s trumpet playing catches [Baker’s] combination of delicacy and strength, and her singing has something of his candid simplicity. She even writes the kind of tunes that he might have invented.” 4* review in The Observer“I kid you not, you closed your eyes, you were listening to Chet Baker. A remarkable young woman.” Richard Wheatly, Jazz FM

Sue Richardson

In 2012 Sue worked in Paris with French singer Mina Agossi and Archie Shepp on the blues project ‘Red Eyes’. Archie, on hearing Sue’s playing for the firsttime, commented “She can sure growl!”Recently Sue has been performing with Ian Shaw (she guested on his current album dedicated to the work of Fran Landesman) and they performed a sold-out duo show of jazz standards bringing together all elements of their talents.

Bernie Hodgkins, Sue Richardson and Roger Odell

Sue has been honoured to work with The Humphrey Lyttelton Band. Clive Davis writing in The Times compared her style to Humph’s: “When the cast of I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue led a high-spirited tribute to the late Humphrey Lyttelton at the Hammersmith Apollo in 2011, the trumpeter Sue Richardson was among the many musicians who helped to give the old man a stirring send-off. Some of his insouciant comic timing seems to have rubbed off on her as well: she is a breezy presence on the bandstand who is quite happy to make self-deprecating asides about the everyday problems of finding a lipstick that doesn’t leave sediment inside her horn. More to the point, she also possesses something of Hump’s flair for constructing a concise, neatly crafted melody. If Chet Baker and Clifford Brown are two of her main role models – her timbre is warm and full-bodied – her soloing, while avoiding high-note theatrics, evokes the generosity and exuberance of players from the swing era.” The Times

Sue Richardson

Touring with big bands by the age of 16, Sue’s musical journey has seen her gigging in over 50 countries in hotels, jazz clubs and on cruise ships. You can even hear her recorded version of The Girl From Ipanema being played in Rio in the famous bar where the song was written. She has worked for the BBC, performing at The Last Night of The Proms and gaining a Blue Peter badge for her singing! Sue’s gigs are a great combination of her original songs and imaginatively reworked standards, revealing her love of mainstream and 1950s jazz. The musicians in the band also take centre stage with well thought-out solo spots. The tightly-knit band have taken their special brand of modern jazz with a main stream twist to many venues on the national and international circuits.

Sue played with the Jazznights Trio who were:

Roger Odell
Simon Brown

With additional vocals from Larraine:

Larraine Odell

Following the Jazznights raffle of 3 Jazz CDs, we had the traditional sitting-in spot which is open to all musicians who have the opportunity to play with the band. Tonight we had the pleasure of Adrian Whitman playing the drums.

Adrian Whitman
Simon Brown, Bernie Hodgkins, Suie Richardson and Roger Odell

Sunday 17th February 2019 Nigel Price (guitar) will be at Jazznights

Nigel has worked tirelessly to organise his own tours (including a 56 date tour in late 2016) and has picked up a Parliamentary Jazz Award (Best Jazz Ensemble, 2010), a nomination for a British Jazz Award (Best Guitarist, 2014) and a British Jazz Award (Best Guitarist, 2016) along the way. He is a regular performer at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.

THE BEST IN BRITISH MODERN JAZZ is at Jazznights, 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

The Jazznights blog and pictures is now at  https://moreopinions.wordpress.com

Pictures from past gigs can also be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/dancerd/