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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Mornington Lockett

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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 & Mornington Lockett

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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


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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 tenor saxophone

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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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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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Simon Spillett with Simon Brown & Roger Odell

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Simon Spillett with Roger Odell

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 Bernie Hodgkins

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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

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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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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Roger Odell on drums

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Bernie Hodgkins with his 5 string double bass

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Simon Brown on piano

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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Matt Wates with his astoundingly mellow alto sound

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Matt Wates with Simon Brown Piano, Bernie Hodgkins Double Bass and Les Circle on drums

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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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All singing with the Jazznights Trio

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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