Simon Hurley/Andy Watson Quartet with Bernie Hodgkins and Alex Best at The Bell Hotel, Clare on Sunday 16th September 2018

Simon first picked up the guitar 25 years ago and, after having been self-taught, decided to embark upon his first formal musical education in 2006. In 2010 he graduated with a First Class Honours Degree from Colchester Institute, also being awarded the Centre Prize for Music. It was here that he began to study jazz under the tutelage of session guitarist Andy Watson, a relationship that has now developed into the Watson/Hurley Jazz Guitar Duo.

Jazznights Simon Hurley & Andy Watson 160918 (26)Although he is competent in many styles of playing from rock and blues to country and funk, as well as theatre work (having performed with Heather Peace and Marc Almond), he also performs regularly in small jazz groups and larger ensembles. Simon feels equally at home within more intimate duo settings. He is a fluent soloist as well as accompanist, often simultaneously mixing chords, walking bass lines and single note passages. His jazz playing is much inspired by that of Joe Pass and Martin Taylor, who described his playing as ‘Just beautiful’.

Jazznights Simon Hurley 160918 (88)He has also had the pleasure of playing alongside such jazz artists as Simon Spillett, Alan Barnes, Georgina Jackson, Martin ShawBrandon AllenJosh KempSimon Allen, Matt Waies, Martin Speake (ECM records), Nigel Price (Woodville records), Osian RobertsSteve Fishwick (Hard Bop Records),Quentin CollinsRoger Beaujolais, Mick Hutton (ECM records), Digby Fairweather…

Simon divides his times between teaching, recording, accompanying and performing in and around the Essex area. In another life he has also been the 5-string banjo player and singer in the Bluegrass quintet ‘The Ragged String Band’with many high profile appearances to their name including the Maverick Festival, Camp Bestival and Harvest at Jimmy’s Farm (supporting Newton Faulkner and Ed Sheeran).

So, if you are in need of a musician for a performance/event or wish to learn the guitar in the Colchester area, please contact Simon today.

Andy Watson’s professional qualifications are:

Jazznights Andy Watson 160918 (85)G.D.L.M.  –  Graduate Diploma in Light Music…a graduate qualification in Popular Music and Jazz from the City of Leeds College of Music.

A.R.C.M.  –  Associate of the Royal College of Music…a diploma in Classical Guitar Performance

P.G.C.E.  –  Postgraduate Certificate in Education…a teaching qualification achieved by further study after a degree in music

I have run workshops around the UK. I have written for “Guitarist” and “Music Teacher” magazines and I run a successful part time private teaching practice at my studio in Chelmsford.

I have been a professional musician for the whole of my working life as both player and educator. My experience as a session player includes live and TV work including a number of  West End Shows (7 in total). As a solo artist I have performed nationally and internationally at many different venues and festivals. My teaching experience includes work in schools and colleges as both a guitar teacher and as a lecturer and I have directed many

The quartet included:

 

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Bernie Hodgkins – 5 string Double Bass

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Alex Best – drums

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Bernie Hodgkins, Simon Hurley, Alex Best and Andy Watson

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 Larraine Odell followed by Geoff Harriman  playing his harmonica

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Larraine Odell

 

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Geoff Harriman playing with the band

Sunday 30th September 2018 Jazznights will have the pleasure of:

Tara Minton is a harpist, vocalist and songwriter hailing from Melbourne, Australia and since relocating to London in the Spring of 2011 she has built an international reputation. Tara has played some of London’s most iconic venues including The Elgar Room at The Royal Albert Hall, The Pizza Express Soho and Ronnie Scott’s.

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.

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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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Tenor Madness: Kevin Flanagan and Colin Watling play with the Roger Odell, Simon Brown and Bernie Hodgkins with vocals from Larraine Odell at The Bell Hotel Clare on Sunday 2nd September 2018


Kevin Flanagan
 and Colin Watling feature in a “Battle of the Saxes” brought to mind the famous saxophone duets of John Coltrane/Sonny Rollins and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis/Coleman Hawkins. This proved to be a night of hard swinging fireworks from these two brilliant musicians in a programme drawn from the classic 40’s to 60’s period of modern jazz.

Kevin Flanagan and Colin Watling

Rebop’s Kevin Flanagan and Colin Watling feature in a “Battle of the Saxes” brought to mind the famous saxophone duets of John Coltrane/Sonny Rollins and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis/Coleman Hawkins. This proved to be a night of hard swinging fireworks from these two brilliant musicians in a programme drawn from the classic 40’s to 60’s period of modern jazz. Tenor Madness features the tenor saxophones of Kevin Flanagan & Colin Watling.

Dr Kevin Flanagan

Kevin Flanagan comes from Lowell MA, USA. He has been involved in jazz and blues, both recording and performing. He settled in the UK Kevin Flanagan Rebop Jazznights 180410 (7)in 1985, playing with his own group and with musicians such as Dick Morrissey, Alan Barnes, Gerard Precenser, and Dave Cliff. He has made two successful CDs with Chris Ingham as the Flanagan-Ingham Quartet and with Roger Odell

Kevin Flanagan

Kevin comes from Lowell, Mass., USA. He initially studied music and philosophy at the University of New Hampshire, and was part of Antares, a free improvisatory group that toured the New England through the mid-70s to early 80s. During this period he was also involved in jazz, blues, and popular music, both recording and performing. He settled in the UK in the mid-80s, and worked on the London jazz and pop scene, playing and recording with members of Pink Floyd, Ben E. King, the Sex Pistols, Jools Holland, Led Zeppelin, B.B. King, Portishead, and many others. By the late 1980s he was primarily involved with jazz, playing with his own )group or with musicians such as Dick Morrissey, Alan Barnes, Dave Newton, Gerard Precenser, Don Weller, Dave Cliff, Mark Edwards, Adrian Utley, and the Tommy Chase quartet around the festivals of the UK and Europe.

Colin Watling

Colin Watling

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.

The two tenors played with the Jazznights Trio who were:

Roger Odell – Drums

Roger Odell

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.

Simon Brown

Simon Brown – Piano

Leading UK Jazz innovator and musical entrepreneur Simon Brown is a highly respected and popular jazz pianist who is equally known for his arranging skills. His bands include the  quintet Beyond Cantaloupe featuring the music of Herbie Hancock, as well a the very popular Simon Brown Trio and Quartet.  He is also a stalwart of the Jazznights Trio with Roger Odell and Bernie Hodgkins.

Bernie Hodgkins – Double Bass

Bernie is an demand bass player with both the electric and the double bass. Bernie plays with a 5 string bass with an extra c string to great effect

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Brian Stapley and Carol Bleiker
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 and drummer Brian Stapley with September In The Rain

Sunday 16th September 2018 – SIMON HURLEY & ANDY WATSON BAND will be at Jazznights.

The Andy Watson/Simon Hurley Band was formed in 2010 with a view to exploring a carefully selected repertoire of song and jazz standards. The duo is strongly influenced by the Jim Hall/Pat Metheny, Louis Stewart/Martin Taylor and Jimmy Raney/ Doug Raney partnerships – which have been an inspiration to both players for many years.

THE BEST IN BRITISH MODERN JAZZ is at Jazznights, Admission £10. Doors open 7.00 pm. Music 7.30 – 10.00 pm.

PLEASE NOTE THAT Jazznights is back at The Bell Hotel, Clare

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Liane Carroll with Roger Carey and Roger Odell at Jazznights Sunday 19th August 2018

Liane Carroll has been a pillar of the British jazz and soul scene for over thirty-five years.

Liane Carroll

Born in London and raised in Hastings; from the beginning of her musical career at the age of fifteen, she has dedicated her life to creating a deep and abiding connection with audiences all over the world through her exceptional talent, versatility and ability to truly interpret a song.

Along the way she has collaborated with such diverse artists as Paul McCartney, Gerry Rafferty, Long John Baldry, Ian Shaw, Claire Martin OBE and drum and bass outfit London Elektricity with whom she headlined in 2016 at Finsbury Parks Hospital in the Park festival. She appeared with them again at Glastonbury Festival 2017.

Equally at home in intimate jazz venues and vast performance spaces, in the summer of 2016 Liane took part in the BBC Late Night Proms performing at The Royal Albert Hall with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra Of Scotland.

Liane is a great supporter of young and emerging artists and is much in demand by youth orchestras, ensembles and colleges for her inspirational approach to teaching. She runs regular workshops for aspiring vocalists at all levels of experience and teaches at the revered Guildhall School Of Music and Drama.

Roger Carey and Liane Carroll

As a recording artist Liane has gained much critical acclaim. Her four most recent
albums (Slow Down, Up and Down, Ballads, Seaside) all earned a four star review in The Guardian newspaper. Her latest release Seaside (Linn Records), homage to her life by the coast, is her third with Grammy nominated producer James McMillan of QuietMoney Studios and holds a coveted British Jazz Award for Best New CD (2015).

As well as Liane’s solo performances; her current projects include her Trio with her husband bassist Roger Carey and drummer Russell Field and a vocal trio with long time friends Sophie Bancroft and Sara Colman.

Awards

Winner: Best Vocalist and Best of Jazz – BBC Jazz Awards 2005
Winner: Musician Of The Year – British Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2008
Winner: Best Jazz Album of the Year – Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2012
Nominated: Best UK Vocalist of 2012 – Jazz FM Awards 2013
Winner: Best British Vocalist – British Jazz Awards 2013
Winner: Best new CD – British Jazz Awards 2015 (Seaside)
Nominated: Jazz Album Of The Year – Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2016 (Seaside)
Nominated: Vocalist Of The Year 2016 – Jazz FM Awards 2016
Winner: Best British Jazz Vocalist – British Jazz Awards 2016
BASCA Gold Badge Award for Services to Music – 2016

“She seems in some magical way to be made out of music”
The Observer

“Deeply soulful, wonderfully honest”
The Times

“Liane Carroll doesn’t just sing jazz. She is jazz.”
MOJO Magazine

Roger Odell, Roger Odell and Liane Carroll

Roger Odell

Roger Carey

Liane Carroll


Sunday 2nd September 2018 – TENOR MADNESS (saxes) will be at Jazznights


Featuring two great saxophonists Kevin Flanagan and Colin Watling
, Tenor Madness is a Battle Of The Saxes where everyone wins! With a repertoire drawn mainly from the famous Blue Note era, they explore the recordings of Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter and other legends from the 50’s and 60’s

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.

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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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Martin Speake at Jazznights with Roger Odell, Simon Brown and Bernie Hodgkins with vocals from Larraine odell on Sunday 5th August 2018

Leading British saxophonist, composer, and jazz educator Martin Speake celebrates his 60th birthday and the launch of his latest album, Intention (Ubuntu Music, 2018), with a UK tour, starting next month.

Martin Speake


Intention is a revival of his musical alliance with one of the most high-profile, exciting and innovative American jazz pianists, The Bad Plus’s Ethan Iverson who will be touring with Martin along with Fred Thomas (bass) and James Maddren (drums).

Citing Charlie Parker, Paul Motian, Lee Konitz, Keith Jarrett, Ornette Coleman and Rabih Abou Khalil amongst his major influences, Martin Speake has developed a personal musical voice that expresses a deep understanding of the history and language of Jazz and an individuality as an improviser that is intelligent, melodic, cool, complex, direct, beautiful and profound.

Martin Speake

A member of the saxophone quartet Itchy Fingers in the 80s, he has recorded 18 albums as leader including the internationally acclaimed ECM release Change Of Heart with Paul Motian, Bobo Stenson and Mick Hutton.

Roger Odell, Martin Speake, Bernie Hodgkins and Simon Brown

Intention a quartet recording with Ethan Iverson, Fred Thomas and James Maddren, captures the breadth of his music within a selection of originals composed throughout his notable career revisited and reinterpreted alongside these three exceptional musicians.

Martin Speake played with:

Roger Odell

Simon Brown

Bernie Hodgkins

Larraine Odell

Roger Odell, Geoff Harriman, Bernie Hodgkins and Simon Brown


Following the Jazznights Raffle of three jazz CDs we have the sitting in spot which gives the opportunity for local musicians to sit in with the band. Tonight we had the plasure of Geoff Harriman playing his harmonica for two numbers.

Sunday 19th August 2018 Jazznights will have their special guest Liane Carroll (vocals and piano)

Nominated: Vocalist Of The Year 2016 – Jazz FM Awards 2016. Winner: Best British Jazz Vocalist – British Jazz Awards 2016. BASCA Gold Badge Award for Services to Music – 2016. “She seems in some magical way to be made out of music” The Observer. “Deeply soulful, wonderfully honest” The Times. “Liane Carroll doesn’t just sing jazz. She is jazz.” MOJO.

THE BEST IN BRITISH MODERN JAZZ is at Jazznights, Admission £10. Doors open 7.00 pm. Music 7.30 – 10.00 pm.

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR NEXT JAZZNIGHTS GIG WILL BE AT THE READING ROOM, HIGH ST., GT. YELDHAM, ESSEX, CO9 4ER. THE BELL IS CLOSING FOR REFURBISHMENTS IN AUGUST. 

There is no bar so bring your own booze!  The Waggon & Horses is just across the road and the Village Local store nearby has a good selection of beer, wine, etc – open until 8pm.

Street car parking is available in Whitlock Drive opposite the venue. Please continue to support us through this temporary change!

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Pictures from past gigs can also be seen HERE

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

Paul Higgs at Jazznights with “Shades of Miles” with Roger Odell, Simon Brown and Steve Cook with vocals from Larraine Odell at The Bell Hotel, Clare, Sunday 22nd July 2018

Paul Higgs is renowned as one of the UK’s leading trumpet players and composers. 

Jazznights Paul Higgs 220718 (128)Blending the traditions of classical and jazz, he has the rare ability to capture the most elusive of dreams in his music, expressing subtle emotions and bold exciting energy with equal ease. Melodies soar and float, while rich harmonies create shadows and depths beneath.

Paul has had an extensive musical career in many fields including performing, composing and arranging music for film, TV and theatre. He was a Musical Director for many years for the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company. 

Jazznights Paul Higgs 220718 (130)He has performed with luminaries including Sir Peter Maxwell Davis, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Johnny Dankworth, Lulu, Tony Hatch, John Williams, Nancy Wilson and Shorty Rodgers. Paul has also performed in major concert venues around the world, such as the Royal Festival Hall, the Schubert Theatre (USA), Berlin Concert Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and Ronnie Scott’s.
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Simon Brown. Steve Cook. Roger Odell (hidden) and Paul Higgs

Paul Higgs played with the Jazznights Trio who were:

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Roger Odell

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Simon Brown

 

 

 

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Steve Cook

 

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With vocals from our resident songbird Larraine Odell

 

Nicolas Meier at Jazznights The Bell Hotel Clare on Sunday 24th June 2018 with Simon Brown, Bernie Hodgkins and George Double with vocals from Larraine Odell

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 mix with jazz, Meier has developed his own unique sound with his regular group (latest release was his eight album with his full band.) See Media page for more details.

London based Swiss guitarist Nicolas Meier is one of the stars of a vibrant British jazz scene, his trademark sound, as heard on his MGP Records and Naim albums, a mixture of Methenyesque jazz and spicy Turkish and world music rhythms.

While in 2006 Meier and his band won the prestigious Grand Prize Of The Jury and 1st Prize Jazz Guitar at Jazz a Juan Revelations 2006: A competition open to the finest new jazz musicians and bands in Europe and run by the legendary Jazz A Juan Festival. He has become increasingly well known in his adopted country where his Nicolas Meier Group featuring some incredible musicians (listed below) has toured extensively for the last 8 years.

Meier draws on a multitude of influences: Jazz, Flamenco, Latin and middle-eastern music are all passionately explored in a series of heartfelt acoustic modern jazz originals and all represent part of Meier’s musical and personal world. His wife Songul is Turkish and he has spent time there and in Spain and ‘Orient’ draws on the melodies and rhythms of both countries. Writing in the Guardian, John Fordham described Meier as” elegant in tone and bubbling with ideas… his originality as a writer, a player and a team leader dispatches any doubts” and described his debut album Orient as ‘a seductive balance of strong themes, inventive improvising and dynamic variety’.

Meier who was born in 73 first picked up the guitar when he was 12. His parents, both art lovers, had wide-ranging musical tastes and he was exposed to classical, jazz, Latin, flamenco, rock and pop. And it was an early gift from his father of Joe Satriani’s legendary ‘Surfing with the Aliens’ and Tony MacAlpine’s Maximum Security (major intelligent rock guitar-god albums) that first really convinced a young Meier to get practicing. Perhaps his old man was worried because he was subsequently taken on a family outing to the Montreux Jazz festival (in what would become an annual pilgrimage) where he heard Carlos Santana with special guest Wayne Shorter. And later that summer Meier was blown away when he saw John McLaughlin’s trio in Antibes (Trilok Gurtu and Jeff Berlin). In fact Mclaughlin’s album Live at the Royal Festival Hall would be a major

influence on Meier with its mix of many styles.

Interestingly Meier’s passion for both rock and jazz persists to this day. Something he partly credits to his teacher Francis Coletta (at the Conservatoire Fribourg) who while inspiring a profound love of jazz and world music encouraged the young man to transcribe rock solos as well! In fact Meier is one of the rare musicians who plays both metal and jazz and has written books on both : ‘Heavy Metal part I: Rhythm Guitar’ and ‘Jazz part I: Chord Tones’. Both published by « http://www.ibreathemusic.com ». Meier states of his two seemingly divergent loves :“I deeply love both styles. There is magic in each style that the other one doesn’t have. I just love metal’s power and energy and at the same time I love jazz’s deep emotion. Both styles can give high energy but in different directions or different worlds”. at Jazznights, The Bell Hotel, Clare on Sunday

Nicolas played with the Jazznights Trio who were:

Simon Brown

Bernie Hodgkins

George Double

With vocals from Larraine Odell

Simon Brown, Bernie Hodgkins, George Double (hidden) and Larraine Odell

Following the raffle of three jazz cds, we have the sitting-in spot where local musicians can sit in with the band. Tonight we had vocals from Jean Faulkner

Sunday 8th July 2018 we have Tina May at Jazznights

Always a complete joy to get Tina May back at Jazznights. “May has a fine, expressive voice, with immaculate pitch, clear diction and no annoying mannerisms. She also has excellent pitch and diction that imparts a smile to her voice”. Dave Gelly – The Observer. “Considered as one of the finest jazz vocalists” All Music Guide.

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.

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Pictures from past gigs can also be seen HERE

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

Emily Dankworth together with Alec Dankworth at Jazznights, The Bell Hotel, Clare with Roger Odell, Simon Brown and vocals also from Larraine Odell. 27th May 2018

Emily Dankworth graduated with an MMus in Jazz Performance from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2013; Emily is now amongst London’s top emerging musical talents.  Emily’s standout performing ability is highly unique, likely given the diversity of her musical upbringing; travelling between Europe and USA during her career.

 

         “Emily has a lovely, natural quality to her voice that has an alluring purity. I look forward to seeing where she goes with this musically.”

– Phil Robson (Guitarist and Composer)

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.

 

“Emily’s contribution to the album works beautifully on the simply Spanish folk tunes”

– Basho Records

 

In Emily’s career she has performed live at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, The Barbican Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Centre, (NYC), Boston Symphony Hall, The National Center for Performing Arts, (Beijing), The Elgar Room, Kings Place and has been featured on BBC Radio and BBC Television including The Paul O’Grady Show, BBC Radio 2, The One Show, BBC One ,The Choir, BBC Radio 3,  Ronnie Scotts’ Radio Show, JAZZ FM and Jamie Cullum’s Radio Show.

 

She has performed with many internationally acclaimed jazz musicians including Grammy and and Pulitzer-winning Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with whom she embarked on a month long tour around the USA in 2013 performing in over 16 cities.  She had the privilege of working alongside Damien Sneed and singing with the 70-voice Chorale Le Chateau.

 

Her classical solo performances include  ‘Feel The Spirit’ by John Rutter, as a soloist with Congleton Choral Society, Soprano Soloist for The Year of Jubilee, music by Harvey Brough and choral concerts, operas and zarzuelas(Spanish operettas) including La Traviata, Verdi’s Requiem and La Cavalleria Rusticana.  Emily also sang under the direction of Jose Maria Moreno with La Capella Mallorquina during 2007- 2010 choir in Spain, and had the opportunity to share the stage with Placido Domingo and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

Emily’s most recent commitments were with the acapella group Vive ,with international performances as far away as China.  Emily is now focusing on her solo career and lives in London.  She regularly performs in Alec Dankworth’s World Spirit and Spanish Accents, The Jamie Leeming Group, Ben Castle’s Tombola Theory, and vocal Quartet Silk Street.

 

Emily was a chorister the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in NYC in 1997 and also later received a choral scholarship to sing in Canterbury Cathedral, Kent and study at Canterbury University in 2004.

Emily was singing with the Jazznights Trio who were:

Roger Odell

Alec Dankworth

Simon Brown

With vocals from Larraine Odell

Simon Brown, Alec , Dankworth, Larraine Odell and Roger Odell

Alec Dankworth and Emily Dankworth at Jazznights 27th May 2018

Sunday 10th June 2018 Simon Spillett will be at Jazznights


Described by the late Humphrey Lyttelton as “formidable,” Simon Spillett is a British jazz saxophonist who has won several awards for his music including the tenor saxophone category of the British Jazz Awards, Jazz Journal magazine’s Critic’s Choice CD of the Year and most recently the Services to British Jazz Award in the 2016 British Jazz Awards.
 

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.

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Pictures from past gigs can also be seen HERE

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