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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)

Clark Tracey Quintet


- March 2nd, 2020

Clark grew up in a jazz environment as the son of Stan Tracey CBE, the UK’s leading jazz pianist, and from an early age took to the piano and vibraphones. At 13 he started playing the drums and he turned professional at 17 in 1978 by joining his father’s various ensembles, from trio to orchestra up to the present day. In 1981 he formed the first of his own groups with Django Bates, & Iain Ballamy.

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Alex Woods Quartet


- April 6th, 2020

Alex Woods is an accomplished and multi award winning saxophonist, composer and arranger from the United Kingdom.

As a performer, he has collaborated with multiple Grammy award winning artists such as Jamie Cullum and Charlotte Church. Alex has toured extensively throughout Europe and has performed in some of the worlds top venues and festivals in Brazil, the USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Israel and Russia.

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Toby Bolach Trio


- May 11th, 2020

Toby was born in Kent in 1989 into a musical family, and started focusing on jazz piano at the age of 12, receiving private tuition in Canterbury from local jazz pianist Sam Bailey. During this time Toby became a regular performer in the Kent jazz scene, appearing in the Canterbury Jazz Festival with his own quartet alongside such acts as the Stan Tracey Trio. He graduated with a 1st class degree from Birmingham Conservatoire.

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Mitch Perrins Quartet – A Tribute to Phil Woods


- June 1st, 2020

Mitch Perrins Quartet  (feat. Alex Clarke) – A Tribute to Phil Woods. Woods was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He studied music with Lennie Tristano, who influenced him greatly, at the Manhattan School of Music and at the Juilliard School. His friend, Joe Lopes, coached him on clarinet as there was no saxophone major at Juilliard at the time. Although he did not copy Charlie “Bird” Parker, he was known as the New Bird, a nickname also given to other alto saxophone players such as Sonny Stitt and Cannonball Adderley.

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