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 21st January 2020 Andy Urquhart Quartet:
We are pleased to welcome back to The Hare & Hounds one of the finest jazz trumpeters on the South Coast, He has recently retired from being a full-time musician in the Army. Andy has run a Sunday lunchtime gig with his own quartet at The Jazz Café in Sandbanks in Poole where he regularly accompanies a host of top UK jazz names such as Gilad Atzmon, Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw and Jim Mullen. He also leads ‘The Sound of Blue Note Band’. This evening he is accompanied by Simon Robinson on piano, George Trebar on bass and Milo Fell on drums.
Tuesday 28th January 2020 Jo Fooks Quartet
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. She is accompanied tonight by Roy Hilton on piano, Godfrey Sheppard on bass and Javier Forero on drums.