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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 18th September 2018
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. He is accompanied tonight by Terry Seabrook on piano, Marianne Windham on bass and Alex Eberhard on drums.
Tuesday 25th September 2018
Andy Woon Quartet
Andy Woon plays both the trumpet and flugelhorn. He started his trumpet playing when he was in the Royal Artillery Band during the 1970’s. It was there that he honed his virtuoso style of playing. He then worked for the Bernard Delfont Organisation for several years and backed many well know celebrities including Danny La Rue, Jimmy Tarbuck and Ken Goodwin. He also had a 14-year spell in the Syd Dean Orchestra. He founded his first band in 1993 and has become very popular on the jazz festival circuit. His style of playing is based on Clifford Brown and Louis Armstrong. Expect an evening of fine mainstream jazz and you will not be disappointed. Tonight, he is accompanied by Roy Hilton on piano, Godfrey Sheppard on bass and Malcolm Mortimore on drums.
Tuesday 2nd October 2018 A Special Sussex Coast Quintet Andy Pickett plays all the saxes and is the founder and leader of Brighton based band the Mingus Underground Octet. Andy also plays in various other local big bands including the Studio 9 Orchestra, South Coast Jazz Orchestra, Sussex Jazz Orchestra and Paul Busby's big band. John Harris on guitar is also a member of Mingus Underground and the Studio 9 Orchestras. Alice Hawkes on piano is a member of Terry Packs ‘Trees’ as well as playing organ in a band called ‘Smithville’ in which both Andy & John also play. Terry Pack on bass is the founder member of ‘Trees’ which can feature up to 40 musicians at a time playing an eclectic mix of contemporary and groove-based compositions. Alex Eberhard on drums needs no introduction to us at The Hare as he has played here on many occasions. He has also played with all the above musicians at many other local venues.
Tuesday 9th October 2018 Andy Williams Quartet
Andy Williams always knew from an early age that the guitar was his future. Although a largely self-taught musician he studied with the renowned jazz guitarist Dave Cliff who helped put him on the road to a professional playing career. He further honed his guitar skills playing in bars, hotels, cruise ships including the QE2 and enjoyed a nine-year residency at the Pizza on the Park in London. He has worked with many of Britain’s finest jazz musicians and has performed alongside American artists such as Tal Farlow, Benny Walters and Warren Vaché and has also opened for acts such as Barney Kessel and Harry Allen. He is accompanied tonight by Dave Beebee on piano, Godfrey Sheppard on bass and Milo Fell on drums.
Tuesday 16th October 2018 Geoff Simkins Quartet Geoff Simkins has been playing jazz since his early teens originally as a drummer but quickly switching to alto saxophone. He turned professional in 1977 and now has many albums to his credit including two that were voted top records of the year by Jazz Journal. He has also been the subject of a TV documentary. His principal stylistic influences have been the American alto player Lee Konitz and tenor player Warne marsh. His tone is wonderful to hear; rounded, burnished and even, with a sweetness that conceals a hidden bite. He is accompanied this evening by Terry Seabrook on piano, Nigel Thomas on bass and Alex Eberhard on drums.
Tuesday 23rd October 2018 Benn Clatworthy Quartet
Benn Clatworthy was born in Hastings but raised in South London. He started playing the drums and guitar before switching to the tenor sax. He was active on the London jazz scene in the 70’s and took lessons from Ronnie Scott. It was Ronnie who suggested that he went to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA. Benn then moved to the Los Angeles area in the 80’s where in the last three decades he has earned a reputation as a truly impressive modern jazz tenor player. He has played with the likes of Cedar Walton, Lionel Hampton and Horace Silver. He is joined tonight by John Donaldson on Piano, Simon Thorpe on Bass and Darren Beckett on drums.
Tuesday 30th October 2018 Arthur Catt Jazz Quintet
Arthur Catt worked on the Mecca circuit in the 60s and 70s with Ray McVay, Andy Ross and Ken Macintosh. He worked for Cunard lines for seven years on the QE2 and has played in all the West End theatres on various shows throughout the years. The band is locally based and specializes in Mainstream Jazz from the 40s, 50s & 60s. The band’s line up this evening, as usual, is Arthur Catt on trumpet, Dave Quincy on tenor sax, Mike Carey on piano, Godfrey Sheppard on bass and Cookie Jones on drums.