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Kenilworth Jazz Club

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Come along once a month – usually the first Monday of each month – to see Live Jazz in a comfortable friendly atmosphere. Held at Kenilworth Rugby Club, there is a bar and plenty of seating. Find us, or get in touch using our Contact Us page – maybe you know someone we should be featuring; let us know!

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(doors open 7pm music starts 8pm, unless otherwise stated)

Darius Brubeck Quartet


Darius Brubeck Quartet - September 23rd, 2019

Appearing as part of KENILWORTH ARTS FESTIVAL (https://www.kenilworthartsfestival.co.uk) at St. John’s Church, Warwick Road, Kenilworth CV8 1HY.

Acclaimed American jazz pianist and son of legendary musician Dave Brubeck will be bringing his celebrated quartet to Kenilworth. Featuring Dave O’Higgins (sax), Matt Ridley (bass) and Wesley Gibbens (drums), the DBQ have been together for over a decade, touring the world and earning considerable acclaim in the process.

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Matt Gough Quintet


Matt Gough - October 7th, 2019

Originally from London, Matt Gough is a trumpeter and composer now living in Glasgow. Whilst in London Matt created The Forgotten Fairground; a contemporary ensemble combining music, dance and film. 

The Forgotten Fairground was born of a celebration of childhood imagination – a call to us all to remain faithful and true to our youthful, freethinking selves. It’s work has included live performance, education and recorded projects. Matt teamed up with friend, mentor and Emmy-Award winner Andy Bush to create three records and a short film with Andy as producer for B&L. 

Matt is delighted to share some of the music from those recordings specially arranged for quintet at Kenilworth Jazz Club. Featuring Matt and the rhythm section from The Forgotten Fairground’s larger ensembles, we also welcome guest Chris Young on alto saxophone. 

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North South - November 4th, 2019

North/South is a new quartet comprised of Yorkshire based jazz musicians saxophonist Nadim Teimoori and drummer Tim Carter, and London residents Sam Dunn on Guitar, and Matt Carter on Organ. With all members of the band writing for the quartet, their music takes influence from a wide range of sources; heavy swing, weird and wonderful mathsy grooves, epic
soundscapes, and bluesy sentimentality. Their sound melds the tradition with the contemporary. An exciting new quartet that will be touring in 2020.

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Sirkis/Bialas IQ band


Asaf Sirkis - December 2nd, 2019

Born in Israel, Asaf started his professional career as a drummer in the late 80’s and played with some of Israel’s Jazz luminaries such at Harold Rubin and Alber Beger. A few years after the recording of his first solo album ‘One Step Closer’ Asaf relocated to the Netherlands, France and finally settled in London around 1999 where he soon became one of the most active Jazz drummers around. During that time Asaf became a founder member of Gilad Atzmon’s ‘Orient House Ensemble’ and started his long time collaborations with renown saxophonist Tim Garland and pianist Gwilym Simcock. Asaf has been leading his own bands and projects such as ‘Asaf Sirkis & the Inner Noise’ – a band of an unusual line up of church organ, guitar and drum as well as the Asaf Sirkis Trio. He has been touring worldwide and recorded over 100 albums as a sideman, collaborator and as a leader. Asaf have been playing with many renown jazz and world music artists such as: Dave Holland, Jacob Collier, Tim Garland, Gwilym Simcock, Larry Coryell, Jeff Berlin, John Abercrombie, Bob Sheppard, Norman Watt-Roy (off the Blockheads), Wilco Johnson, Soft Machine, Robert Wyatt, Natacha Atlas, Dave Liebman, David Binney, Gary Husband, pianist John Taylor, Norma Winstone, Kenny Wheeler, Andy Sheppard and many more.

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