Jazz has been in operation at the Hare & Hounds for 20 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 12th December 2017
Jo Fooks Quartet – Jazz Christmas Dinner Special
Jo Fooks was born in Edinburgh and began learning the saxophone when she was 15. In 1992 she won 'The Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year'. Jo went on to study saxophone at the Guildhall School of music in London (1995-99). She also studied at the Berklee School of music in Boston having received a full fee scholarship for the summer jazz programme. After recording her debut album "Here and Now!” the legendary British trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton invited her to join his eight-piece band. Through performing in his band Jo also recorded and worked with Acker Bilk and played alongside Tina May, Joe Temperley, Scott Hamilton, Elkie Brooks and many others. Her influences include Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Cannonball Adderley and Bill Evans. Her mellow tone is often compared to Stan Getz and Zoot Simms. Come along and enjoy another special night of tenor playing. I can guarantee Jo will not disappoint you, as the last Christmas she gave us an absolutely brilliant night. She is accompanied tonight by Roy Hilton on piano, Godfrey Sheppard on bass and Darren Beckett on drums.
Tuesday 19th December 2017
Jim Mullen Quartet
Jim Mullen grew up in the East side of Glasgow in the late forties. He became very aware of the golden age of song writing by listening to the radio and his first instrument was a tea chest bass made for him by his carpenter father. He soon graduated to the guitar and started playing professionally in his late teens. In the 70’s He played in Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express and then Kokomo before joining the Average White Band.
His most famous and long lasting collaboration of fifteen years began when he met Dick Morrissey whilst on a tour with the AWB in the USA. This resulted in the legendary jazz funk band Morrissey-Mullen. Since then Jim has played with a veritable who’s who of the jazz world and has twice won the Best Guitar in the BT Jazz Awards and Best Guitar in the British Jazz Awards. He is joined tonight by Simon Robinson on piano, Danny Moss Jr on bass with Alex Eberhard on drums.
Tuesday 26th December 2017
No Jazz this week
To all the Hare & Hounds Jazz Fans, we hope you have a good Christmas and wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!