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Jazz has been in operation at the Hare & Hounds for 23 years and is still a very popular night!
We host some incredibly talented and well respected musicians every Tuesday evening.
While we love to offer free entry, the success & continuation of the jazz is very much reliant on customers supporting the pub itself.
Thank you to everyone who supports the jazz on a regular basis!
Tuesday 22 nd January 2019
Greg Heath Quartet
Greg Heath was born in New Zealand but has been based in the UK from 1989. Since then he has toured and recorded with a diverse range of artists both in the Jazz and Pop idioms. Jazz artists amongst others include Roy Ayers, Jim Mullen, John
Etheridge, The Meier Group and Maceo Parker. Pop artists include: Dr John, Van Morrison, Joan Armatrading and Geno Washington. Greg has extensive experience writing for film and television and as well as running his own group – The Greg Heath Quartet, he is also a member of the “All Stars Collective” comprising some of
Britain’s finest touring and session musicians. Accompany him this evening Simon Robinson on piano, Nigel Thomas on bass and Spike Wells on drums.
Tuesday 29th January 2019
Sam Walker Quartet
Sam Walker was a prodigy of the late Bobby Wellins with whom he had studied and had often played alongside of. He is a professional saxophonist based in Surrey, with many years of experience playing different genres of
music: jazz, blues and soul. He has played everywhere from various jazz/blues clubs in Europe, to the famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. He was last here earlier this year and gave us a great night of Tenor playing. He is accompanied tonight by Dave BeeBee on piano, Godfrey Sheppard on bass and Milo Fell on drums.
Tuesday 5th Feb 2019
Andy Panayi Quartet
Andy Panayi was born in Islington and studied at the Trinity College of Music. He played saxophone in NYJO during the late 80s & early 90s before embarking on a professional music career. He is an exceptionally gifted jazz musician skilled in performance, composition and arranging. Over the years Andy has performed and recorded with many singers including Georgie Fame, Elaine Delmar, Helen Shapiro and Madeline Bell. He has also worked alongside or supported many of the great jazz musicians, including Freddie Hubbard, Ed Thigpen, Jiggs Whigham, Billy Cobham, Ronnie Scott, Ken Peplowski, Scott Hamilton, Kenny Baker, Humphrey Lyttelton and John Dankworth. He
plays all the flutes, all the saxophones and the clarinet. This evening he is in the company of Terry Seabrook on piano, Nigel Thomas on Bass and Alex Eberhard on drums.
Tuesday 12 th February 2019
Derek Nash Quartet
Derek Nash was born in Stockport and started playing the piano aged 6 before transferring to the saxophones when he turned 13. He moved to London, after graduating with a degree in electro
acoustics from Stockport University and joined the BBC’s sound department. He played on many soundtracks of popular BBC programs as well as playing in Mark Bassey’s band ‘Mr B plays Basie’. He became very busy playing in his own band Sax Appeal, which he has run continuously for over 30 years. He left the BBC in 2003 and for the last 13 years he has been a featured soloist in the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. He also runs a very successful recording studio and has recorded many of the top jazz stars. He received a gold disc for recording Jamie Cullum’s 2001
record ‘Pointless Nostalgic’. He is accompanied tonight by Terry Seabrook on piano, Godfrey Sheppard on bass and Bobby Worth on drums.
Tuesday 19 th February 2019
Julain Nicholas/ Imogen Ryall Quintet
Julian Nicholas is a highly renowned musician, composer and educator. He was a student and admirer of the great Bobby Wellins. Julian first came to recognition in the iconic
‘Loose Tubes’ in the 1990’s. Since then he has founded, alongside Claire Martin, the highly successful South Coast Jazz Festival at the Shoreham Ropetackle. Imogen Ryall has often worked with Julian and like him is a composer and educator. Accompany them
this evening are Simon Robinson on piano, George Trebar on bass and Milo Fell on drums.
Tuesday 26 th February 2019
Christian Brewer with the Marco Marzola Italian Trio
Christian Brewer studied at Leeds College of Music and The
Guildhall School of Music before going on to play alongside Julian
Joseph and The Mondesir Brothers. Since then he has played with most of the finest jazz musicians in Europe as well as appearing at many clubs and festivals Europe-wide. Tonight, he is joined by Marco Marzola on bass who studied in New York under Barry Harris and Buster Williams in 1982. He has played with Jimmy Lovelace, Tommy Tarantine, Jimmy Owens, Lucky Thompson, Craig Handy and Betty Carter. Nico Menzi on piano has also played with the likes of Buster Williams, Scott Hamilton and Lenny White. In 1987 Lele Barbieri on drums played with Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Jackson, Tete Montoliu, and Johnny Griffin. He also accompanied the legendary guitarist Pat Metheny. Tonight, they are celebrating the music of Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn.