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 9th January 2018
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 exactly a year ago and gave us a really great night of Tenor playing. He is accompanied tonight, as before, by Roy Hilton on piano, Godfrey Sheppard on bass and Malcolm Mortimore on drums.
Tuesday 16th January 2018
Sue Richardson Quartet
Sue Richardson is the unusual combination of female jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player, singer and composer. Sue started by playing the clarinet but her mother persuaded her to take up the trumpet in order to join the school band. Touring with big bands since the age of 16, Sue’s musical journey has seen her gigging in over 50 countries in hotels, jazz clubs and on cruise ships. Sue has also released several albums the latest one is ‘Too Cool’ which is a tribute to the life and music of Chet Baker. This album cemented her position in the jazz world with sell out gigs at Ronnie Scott’s. It was also in the Sunday Times 100 Best Records of the Year - 2013. She is joined tonight by her husband Neal Richardson on piano, Nigel Thomas on bass and Alex Eberhard on drums.
Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Derek Nash/Martin Shaw Quartet
Derek Nash who plays all the saxes has been running his own band Sax Appeal for over 30 years. For the last 13 years he has been a featured soloist in the Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. He also runs a very successful recording studio and has recorded many of the top stars. He received a gold disc for recording Jamie Cullum’s 2001 record ‘Pointless Nostalgic’. He is joined tonight by Martin Shaw on trumpet and flugelhorn, with whom he has often played alongside of. Both players have recently been here independently but tonight you will be able to hear them in tandem. They are joined tonight by Terry Seabrook on the organ and Bobby Worth on drums.
Tuesday 30th January 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.