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Past Events

If you weren’t here for these past Jazz Club evenings then why not? This is what you’ve missed!

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Time Is Of The Essence – The Ollie Weston QuartetJune 5th, 2023

Ticket Link: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/582914

Time Is Of The Essence is one of those bands that seems to have got the balance just right between edifying and entertaining its audience! The Observer, in reviewing a gig wrote that “there was never a dull moment throughout this highly engaging programme”!

Featuring the outstanding saxophonist Ollie Weston, the band performs original pieces (“finely honed, instantly appealing and right up there with any contemporary jazz writing…” ~ The Guardian) and fiesty fare by the likes of Steely Dan, John Scofield and Stevie Wonder.

The band’s collective CVs include recordings and performances with, among others, Mike Oldfield, Shirley Bassey, Nigel Kennedy, Barbara Thompson, Tom Jones, Bobby Wellins, Amy Winehouse, Sax Appeal, Tim Minchin, Anita Wardell, Paul McCandles, John Etheridge…

The band:
Ollie Weston- saxophones
Pete Oxley – Guitar
Martin Pickett – Organ
Rick Finlay – Drums

Contemporary Jazz and Groove music with everything inbetween!

Cool Jazz Collective QuintetApril 3rd, 2023

Ticket link : https://www.wegottickets.com/event/575605

Neil Riches and his Quintet have been described as Northampton’s best kept secret performing smooth jazz, swing, latin and well known (and some lesser known) standards.

Cool Jazz Collective features the smooth, mellow vocals of Elaine Riches and Neil’s delicate touch on the keys.

Elaine’s style is captivating as it is versatile, inspired by her love of songs from the musicals, pop classics and, of course, Jazz with Neil’s sublime rendering of obscure Jazz standards with Latin and modern Jazz, to create the perfect combination. At the core Neil’s airtight arrangements celebrates the original with a sprinkle of the contemporary.

Chris Green on Double Bass – His musical journey started on classical guitar, he has a love of jazz and he’s been playing double bass on jazz gigs for over thirty years.

Richard Exall on Saxophone – we are joined by the excellent reeds man, an in-demand virtuoso of the saxes and clarinet, and also worked with the famous Chris Barber Jazz Band.

Lucas Keen on Drums – brings a unique sense of rhythm, melody and collaboration to any performance.

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Website: http://www.cooljazzlive.co.uk/

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