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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Roger Odell                                       Juan Galiardo

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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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  Jo Fooks with Dan Banks, Jose Canha and Roger Odell

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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


Debby Bracknell singing with the Roger Odell Jazznights Trio at Jazz Nights’ The Bell Hotel Clare on Sunday 18th June 2017 with vocals from, Larraine Odell

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Debby has many years of experience as a professional singer in both live settings and in the studio. She started her vocal training at the Academy of Contemporary Music, completing an HND in Vocals, and receiving the high accolade of most outstanding vocalist of the year. A few years later she went back to college and trained at Access To Music college in London Jazznights Debby Bracknell 180617 (110)where she worked towards an ATCL in Session Vocals passing with distinction.
An experienced and talented singer, Debby is more than comfortable singing most styles of music and has performed both lead and backing vocals with many successful function and tribute bands and original artists in the UK and Europe.

Since 2006 Debby has had extensive involvement as a backing vocalist with the band Shakatak where she has been fortunate enough to tour and perform in many venues and festivals across the world including Japan, Canada, Italy, Indonesia, Russia, Armenia, Germany, Kazakhstan and the UK. Her background vocals also feature their last two album releases.

After forming a writing partnership with Shakatak’s bass player George Anderson they have Jazznights Debby Bracknell 180617 (54)written and produced many songs together and have released two albums to date, ‘Positivity’ and more recently ‘Expressions’ where Debby featured both as lead and backing vocalist.
Bands and artists worked with include Shakatak, The Pink Floyd Experience UK, George Anderson, Streetlife, MIB, Higher Ground, Hitmen & Her, A-Train, Songbird, Five Play, Marc Hockley, Famous Five, Funkadelics, Jason Lee, Infrasonic, Blues Associates, Sam Obernik, The Gary White Foundation, Jazz-a-la-carte, PSD, Fil Straughan, OTT, Otis B Driftwood, Jackson Live in Concert, GK’s Funky People, Smooth Criminals, Undercover Superstars, Freestyle Funk Collective, Agent 47, Groove Junction, Hula Groove, Mimosa, Mojo6, Soul Easy, Tamela Tigers, Sugartown, Re:cover and many more.

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Bernie Hodgkins                                Larraine Odell

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The Jazznights Trio: Simon Brown, Bernie Hodgkins & Roger Odell

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Debby Bracknell singing with 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 Jean Faulkner & Geoff Harriman

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Jean Faulkner                                                               Geoff Harriman

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Debby Bracknell with The Jazznights Trio

Sun 02 Jul – JO FOOKS (sax)

After winning ‘The Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year’ Jo went on to study saxophone at the Guildhall School of Music in London and at the Berklee School of music in Boston, USA. After recording her debut album “Here and Now!”, the legendary British trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton invited her to join his eight-piece band.

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


Mornington Lockett, John Critchinson, Dave Green and Roger Odell at Jazz Nights at The Bell Hotel Clare on Sunday 21st May 2017 with vocals from, Larraine Odell

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A very special night! When Ronnie Scott expanded his band he could have chosen any saxophonist in the world. He chose Mornington Lockett! As a very exciting extra, tonight’s rhythm section also features the ex-Ronnie Scott pianist John Critchinson and the ubiquitous bassist Dave Green who has played with everyone. Drummer Roger Odell will do his best to keep up! What a great night for those present who were all enthralled by this quartet which really showed the best of British Jazz.

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Saxophonist, composer and teacher Mornington Lockett studied at Dartington College of Arts, gaining a first class honours degree, before moving to London to attend the Guildhall School of Music And Drama as a post-graduate. As a member of the Ronnie Scott Quintet, Mornington toured widely, in the U.K. and internationally. He has recorded albums with Ronnie Scott, Jim Mullen, Stan Tracey, Don Grusin, Martin Drew, Claire Martin, Sarah Jane Morris and Ian Shaw. Recent commercial studio work includes a session with Oasis and even a number of ‘smooth jazz’ albums with Shakatak.

 

 

 

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John Critchinson.
A Cockney by birth but West Country man by upbringing, John achieved wide recognition as a Jazz Pianist when he joined Ronnie Scotts Quartet in 1979.

During his 16 years with Ronnie’s Quartet and Quintet, they played many concerts in the UK, overseas and in Ronnie Scott’s Club.

John also worked at the Club with George Coleman, James Moody, Joe Henderson, Chet Baker and Johnny Griffin.

 

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Dave Green. Surprisingly for a bass player of such skill and prestige, Green is self-taught. His first important engagement as a professional musician was with the Don Rendell – Ian Carr band, which he joined in the early 60s. By the end of the decade he had established himself as a major figure, having worked with musicians as diverse as Stan Tracey and Humphrey Lyttelton. He also played and recorded with many front-rank visiting Americans who counted themselves fortunate in having his solidity and flair behind them. Throughout the 80s and into the following decades, Green remained at the forefront of British jazz, working with Peter King, Didier Lockwood, Spike Robinson and a host of other British and visiting jazzmen. A superb timekeeper and exceptional soloist, Green is the essence of the international jazz musician.

Roger Odell I first began playing drums at about the age of 14 in a band that we formed at my school, Buckhurst Hill County High, and later I played in various dance bands in the Essex/Herts Jazznights Roger Odell 210517(406)area. In my late teens I formed a modern jazz group and played regularly at The Greyhound in Harlow,
Towards the end of the 70’s I formed a jazz-rock band called Tracks with Trevor on bass, Bill Sharpe (keyboards) and Keith Winter (guitar).  When Trevor left to form Buggles his replacement was Martin Elliot, now with Michael Nyman. Ian Hamlett, formerly of C.M.U., and bassist John Dover also played with Tracks.  As well as being a member of Shakatak, I free-lance in other situations and I also run my own bands, often featuring my wife Larraine as vocalist.  Our son Jamie (Jimpster, Audiomontage, DJ, Re-mixer) is a keyboard playing Producer/Engineer rapidly making a name for himself with a variety of projects.

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Larraine Odell with Mornington Lockett, John Critchinson, Dave Green & Roger Odell

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John Critchinson, Dave Green & Roger Odell

CRISSY LEE QUARTET will be at Jazz Nights on Sunday 4th June 2017

Crissy is widely acclaimed as being the UK’s and Europe’s finest female drummer. Born in Colchester, Essex her career has seen Crissy travel the globe, appearing on numerous TV programmes and bringing the rich rewards of sharing the stage with some of the world’s greatest celebrities. The quartet have recorded a new CD “My Favourite Things”.

 

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


Simon Spillett playing tenor and soprano with Roger Odell & Simon Brown. Vocals from Larraine Odell and Carol Bleiker at the Bell Hotel Clare on Sunday 7th May 2017

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Simon Spillett Playing his soprano saxophone

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Simon Spillett with Simon Brown and Roger Odell

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Roger Odell                                                            Simon Brown

 

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Larraine Odell singing with Simon Brown & 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 Carol Bleiker singing April In Paris

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Carol Bleiker

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MORNINGTON LOCKETT (sax) will be at Jazz Nights on Sunday 21st May 2017

A very special night! When Ronnie Scott expanded his band he could have chosen any saxophonist in the world. He chose Mornington! As a very exciting extra, tonight’s rhythm section also features the ex-Ronnie Scott pianist John Critchinson and the ubiquitous bassist Dave Green who has played with everyone. Drummer Roger Odell will do his best to keep up!

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


Kevin Fitzsimmons singing with the Jazznights Trio, Roger Odell, Simon Brown & Bernie Hodgkins and vocals from Larraine Odell at the Bell Hotel, Clare on Sunday 23rd April 2017

 

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Kevin Fitzsimmons with the Jazznights Trio 

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Bernie Hodgkins                                                         Simon Brown

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Larraine Odell singing with the Jazznights Trio

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 Dave Olney on Double Bass

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SIMON SPILLETT (sax) will be at Jazznights on Sunday 7th May 2017

 

Only a few years ago Simon Spillett was hailed as a major new voice on the straight-ahead British Jazz Scene but in a very short time he established himself as an award winning saxophonist of the highest order. A real virtuoso, he is steeped in the music of Tubby Hayes, but is very much his own man.

 

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