Nicolas Meier at Jazz Nights 9th April 2017, The Bell Hotel, Clare with the Roger Odell Jazznights Trio with Simon Brown & Bernie Hodgkins) Vocals from Larraine Odell and sitting in with the Trio – Carol Bleiker and Geoff Harriman

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Nicolas Meier with Roger Odell, Bernie Hodgkins and Simon Brown  

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Roger Odell and Bernie Hodgkins

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Simon Brown and Larraine 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 Carol Bleiker and Geoff Harriman

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Carol Bleiker and Geoff Harriman

Sun 23 Apr – KEVIN FITZSIMMONS (voc) will be at Jazz Nights on Sunday 23rd April 2017

Kevin  has performed at jazz venues throughout the UK and at top London clubs including Ronnie Scotts, The 606 Club & the Pizza Express Jazz Club. His fresh-sounding renditions of jazz standards and iconic pop tunes has garnered him critical acclaim and fans far and wide. “….his voice is an irresistible mix of Sinatra, Bennett & Buble” Jazz FM.

 

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

Robert Fowler at Jazz Nights 12th March 2017, The Bell Hotel, Clare with the Roger Odell Jazznights Trio with Simon Brown & Bernie Hodgkins) Vocals from Larraine Odell and sitting in with the Trio – Geoff Harriman

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Robert Fowler with Roger Odell, Simon Brown and Bernie Hodgkins

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Robert Fowler with Roger Odell and Bernie Hodgkins

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Larraine Odell

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Geoff Harriman in the Sitting In Spot

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Sunday 26th March 2017 – SNOWBOY (perc) will be at Jazz Nights

One of Europe’s finest percussionists and congueros, Snowboy has recorded or performed percussion with artists such as Lisa Stansfield, Amy Winehouse, Deodato, Big John Patton, Airto Moreira and many, many more. He celebrates his 30th Anniversary since his debut single in 1985 with his 16th album ‘New York Afternoon’.

 

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


Mark Nightingale at Jazz Nights 12th February 2017, The Bell Hotel, Clare with the Roger Odell Jazznights Trio with Simon Brown & Bernie Hodgkins) Vocals from Larraine Odell and sitting in Carol Bleiker & Geoff Harriman

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Mark Nightingale with Roger Odell, Bernie Hodgkins and Simon Brown

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Carol Bleiker & Geoff Harriman

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Sun 26th February 2017 – JACQUI HICKS (vocals) will be at Jazz Nights

Having sung with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra on a regular basis in 1992 Jacqui joined and toured the world with jazz funk band Shakatak. She has recorded a number of CDs with her own quartet and she is the featured singer on both Beatifik CDs and on The Boaters Project CD. Jacqui is a highly skilled singer with charm and intelligence.

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


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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Matt Wates with Simon Brown and Bernie Hodgkins

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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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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 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


Alan Barnes stunning gig with Roger Odell, Simon Brown and Steve Cook with Vocals from Larraine Odell. Jazz Nights Traditional sitting in spot featuring Harry Greene, Reg Webb and Geoff Harriman. Jazz Nights at The Bell Hotel Clare. 1st January 2017

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Sun 15th January 2017 – ADAM GLASSER (harmonica)

Award-winning Jazz harmonica and keyboard player Adam Glasser grew up in South Africa and is currently London-based. He won the 2010 SAMA Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album and his recent album Mzansi was also nominated Best Jazz Album at the 2012 SAMA Awards. He pays tribute to the recently departed Toots Thielemans.

 

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


Tenor Madness aka Kevin Flanagan and Colin Watling were at Jazz-Nights with the Roger Odell Trio Sunday 18th December 2016

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Jazznights Tenor Madness 181216 (131)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.

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.

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Kevin Flanagan comes from Lowell MA, USA. He has been involved in jazz and blues, both Jazznights Kevin Flanagan 181216 (96)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 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.

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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 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 – 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.

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Dave Olney – Double Bass

Apart from his superb jazz accompaniments he has been a resident musician on both Parkinson and Strictly Come Dancing. including Rod Stewart, Ronan Keating, Dionne Warwick, Elaine Page. Elton John as well as Sooty & Postman Pat

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The Master of Ceremonies was Larraine Odell

Tenor Madness opened the first set with some stunning extended versions of:

Billie’s Bounce is a 12 bar F blues written by Charlie “Bird” Parker. This is a great example of Bird’s bebop style written over a blues.

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On Green Dolphin Street
is a 1947 popular song composed by Bronislaw Kaper. The song, composed for the film Green Dolphin Street (which was based on a 1944 novel of the same name by Elizabeth Goudge), went on to become a jazz standard after being recorded by Miles Davis in 1958.
Recorda-me written by Joe Henderson.
Pianist McCoy Tyner’s Search For Peace from his 1967 seventh album  The Real McCoy.
Jeannine composed by Duke Pearson and was featured on the  Cannonball Adderley album Them Dirty Blues, recorded in February 1960.

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 Chestnuts Roasting In An Open Fire and Geoff Harriman playing Lullaby Of Birdland on his harmonica.

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Tenor Madness then returned to play with the band further extended versions of:

Donna Lee. Although for generations “Donna Lee” has been credited to Charlie Parker, it was actually a Miles Davis composition based on the chord changes to “Indiana.”

Cantaloupe Island
is a jazz standard composed by Herbie Hancock and recorded for his 1964 album Empyrean Isles[1] during his early years as one of the members of Miles Davis’ 1960s quintet.
While in London, Hollywood songwriter/conductor Johnny Green wrote Body and Soul for Gertrude Lawrence. Jack Hylton & His Orchestra recorded the ballad first in Britain, but it was Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra (Jack Fulton, vocal) who popularized it. Their recording hit the charts on October 11, 1930, and held the number one spot for six weeks.

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Dolphin Dance is a tune written by pianist Herbie Hancock. This tune was recorded on Hancock’s hit 1965 record “Maiden Voyage”.
Anthropology was tune written by Charlie Parker. It is a bebop head based on the chord changes of George Gershwin’s tune “I Got Rhythm”
Sandu is a 12 bar blues written by the great trumpeter Clifford Brown.

This was an absolutely stunning exhibition by masters of the tenor sax and a supporting trio of the highest calibre in East Anglia. I good candidate for Gig of The Year

Sunday 1st January 2017 – ALAN BARNES (saxes)

One of the most popular jazz musicians in the UK and a winner of numerous awards. “Barnes plays music that was radical 50 years ago – hard, urban post-bop – but he infuses it with so much passion and energy you could believe it was minted on the spot, which is always part of the story with jazz”. John L. Walters – The Guardian.

 

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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Christian Brewer was the special guest at Jazz Nights, the Bell Hotel, Clare 20th November 2016 playing with the Roger Odell Trio and vocals from Larraine Odell

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Christian Brewer is the kind of mainstream-to-postbop alto saxophonist who’s easy to take for granted on the UK jazz scene. He’s almost as agile and fluently expressive as the Charlie Parker disciple Phil Woods on fast pieces, and his ballad playing echoes the raw-nerve Jazznights Christian Brewer 201116 (206)soulfulness of the late Art Pepper, but these are neither fashionable nor revolutionary qualities and Brewer deserves wider acclaim for his mastery of them than he’s generally received in Britain. He was active on the Spanish jazz scene in the 1990s, worked with Julian Joseph and the Mondesir brothers early in his career, and has performed more recently with trumpeter Damon Brown and bassist Geoff Gascoyne. With his 2006 album, Seesaw, he reaffirmed old allegiances to classic jazz traditions, but he has many more strings to his bow, including work with Rico Rodriguez, Push and Paul Weller.

Christian is one of the most lyrical and soulful alto players to have emerged from the UK in recent years. Loved for his melodic playing and pure tone, he has risen to prominence on the British jazz scene. He is now a regular at London’s prestigious Ronnie Scots and both he and his band are in great demand.Jazznights Christian Brewer 201116 (82)

His musical roots besides jazz also include funk and groove orientated music. This has lead to commercial work with reggae trombonist Rico Rodriguez, Push, Paul Weller, Ottis Grand and the Ragga Twins amongst many others. This diversity has enriched his musical outlook and is evident in his style of playing and composing, whilst never compromising the authenticity of the jazz.
Christian studied at Leeds and The Guildhall School of Music. However, the defining musical inspiration came from playing alongside Julian Joseph and the Mondesir brothers at Ian Carr’s jazz London fusion orchestra.

He has performed in Europe’s top clubs and festivals. With pianist Chano Dominguez and bass player Francisco Bosē he played in most of Spain’s international festivals (1989 – 91) including Seville, Malaga, Granada, Huelva, Jaen and Ceuta (North Africa). The group they formed, ‘Decoy’, also performed in Café Central in Madrid and recorded for television (Jazz Entre Jazznights Christian Brewer 201116 (190)Amigos) and radio. In Spain he also collaborated with tenor saxophonists Dave Schnitter (ex Art Blakey), Jorge Pardo and Antonio Mesa; and played extensively with guitarist Tito Alcodo.

In the UK Christian has worked predominantly with trumpet player Damon Brown, touring England, Scotland and Italy. He has featured on two of Damon’s CDs (see below) and performed at Barcelona’s ‘Jamboree’. With top bass player Geoff Gascoine’s sextet he played extensively and has worked alongside the cream of the jazz scene such as Winston Clifford, Sebastian de Krom, Carl Orr, Jim Mullen and John Donaldson.

Christian Brewer played with the Jazznights Trio who were:

Roger Odell – Drums

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 – 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.

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Steve Cook – Double Bass

Steve has a wonderful rounded tone with great clarity. In the 1960s and 70s Steve Cookplayed with many leading jazz artists including Don Rendell, Art Themen, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Alan Skidmore, Pete Jacobsen, Michael Garrick and numerous others.  He was in several of Barbara Thompson’s bands including the Quintet, Jubiaba and Paraphernalia. He may occasionally be seen with the Harmony in Harlem band and the Cambridge Sinfonietta.  He has also had a 35-year career as a professional software engineer.

Larraine Odell – Vocals

Larraine began her professional singing career with the group CMU with whom she recorded two albums, Larraine performed at numerous venues throughout the UK and Europe, including the Purcell Room, Royal Festival Hall. Boxford Fleece & Ronnie Scott’s

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Larraine Odell opened the first set of the evening singing some great classics which included:

Alone Together is a timeless tune written by Arthur Schwartz with lyrics by Howard Dietz. It was written for the 1932 Broadway musical “Flying Colors”. The first jazz recording of this tune was done by Artie Shaw in 1939.
Jazznights Larraine Odell 201116 (238)Once I Loved (O Amor em Paz) is a bossa nova jazz standard composed in 1960 by Antônio Carlos Jobim, with lyrics by Vinícius de Moraes. Words in English were later added by Ray GilbertIn 1954 the Erroll Garner Trio introduced the instrumental Misty. A year later Johnny Burke penned the lyrics, creating the song we know today. “Misty” remained relatively unknown until Johnny Mathis popularized the vocal version with his million-selling recording in 1959.

Christian Brewer then joined the band to play extended versions of:

Like Someone In Love is a tune written by Jimmy Van Heusen in 1944 for the film “Belle of Yukon”. It has since become a popular jazz standard. The melody to this tune is absolutely Jazznights Christian Brewer 201116 (71)beautiful and Jimmy Van Heusen yet again proves to be a remarkable composer.
An up-tempo version of Old Devil Moon is a popular song composed by Burton Lane, with lyrics by E.Y. Harburg for the 1947 musical Finian’s Rainbow. It was introduced by Ella Logan and Donald Richards.
Triste” (meaning “Sad” in English) is a bossa nova song composed by Antônio Carlos Jobim, who also wrote lyrics for it in both English and Portuguese. Jobim wrote the song in late 1966 while staying at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in Los Angeles, as he waited for Frank Sinatra to return from a holiday in Barbados so they could begin recording their album Francis Albert Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim (1967

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 Cry Me A River and Colin Holden on flugelhorn playing Autumn In New York

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Christian Brewer then returned to play:

Ev’rything I Love (1941) with words and music by Cole Porter.
Desafinado, a Portuguese word (usually rendered into English as “Out of Tune“, or as “Off Key“), is the title of a bossa nova song composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Groovin’ High is an influential 1945 song by jazz composer and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. The song was a bebop mainstay that became a jazz standard,[1] one of Gillespie’s best known hits. This was played in E flat.
Jazznights Christian Brewer 201116 (92)You’ve Changed is a popular tune written by Bill Carey and Carl Fischer in 1941. It has been covered by many bands and players including Dexter Gordon, Harry James, Billie Holiday etc.
And a great finale with the Cedar Walton classic Bolivia from the Eastern Rebellion  album by pianist Cedar Walton which was recorded in late 1975

“One of the most exciting alto players I’ve heard in a long time” A quote from Tony Hall and “Phenomenal” from Dave Gelly. The whole audience at Jazz Nights would echo these quotes and we would all ask Christian to return a lot sooner than the six years since his last visit to Jazz Nights.

ESTELLE KOKOT (vocals) will return to Jazz Nights on Sunday 4th December 2016

Estelle returned to London after touring South Africa between February 2014 and January 2015 introducing the music of Chico Freeman and Jan Pulsford to a new audience. She recorded The Sound of You album in November 2014 with Chico Freeman on saxophones, Herbie Tsoaeli on bass and Kevin Gibson on drums in Cape Town.

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