79-81 Portland Road, Worthing, BN11 1QG


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Jazz Listings

Live Jazz every Tuesday at 8.30pm - Free Entry!

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 4th July 2017

Lynda Murray/Dave Murrell Quartet

Lynda Murray did not set to become a jazz musician. At school she was more interested dancing and swimming. She finally gave up on her idea of becoming a dancer and started to play the piano. It was whilst attending university that a friend bought her a battered old soprano sax. She then came into contact with Trevor Watts and Jimmy Hastings who both helped her improve her technique. Since then she has played in several bands with many well know musicians. Dave Murrell is lecturer on the Jazz Course at Chichester College as well as being a very accomplished jazz guitarist, with at least one album to his credit.  Beyond the obvious influences of certain jazz guitarists he has developed his own style that is exciting to the ear and the eye.  Accompanying them tonight are David Beebee on bass and Alex Eberhard on drums.

Tuesday 11th July 2017

Christian Brewer/Leon Greening Quartet

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. He has also toured, recorded and worked extensively with both trumpet player Damon Brown and Leon Greening. Southampton born Leon, like Christian, also studied at Leeds College of Music and The Guildhall School of Music. He makes no apologies for his admiration of the great bebop pianists like Wynton Kelly, Bobby Timmonds and Bud Powell. Tonight they are accompanied by Godfrey Sheppard on bass and Malcolm Mortimore on drums.

Tuesday 18th July 2017

Simon Savage Quartet

Simon Savage is a former NYJO member who studied at the Leeds College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He has played many gigs with Mark Bassey, both in a small group setting and as part of the extremely popular Bassey Plays Basie. He has also played in the Pete Cater Big Band as well as various projects of his own. He is a very busy teacher of the saxophone, flute & Clarinet as well as jazz improvisation. He is accompanied tonight by Roy Hilton on piano Dan Sheppard on bass and Alex Eberhard on drums.

Tuesday 25th July 2017

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. Come along and enjoy another great night of tenor playing. I can guarantee Jo will not disappoint you, as the last time she was here she gave us an absolutely brilliant night. She is accompanied tonight by Terry Seabrook on piano, Godfrey Sheppard on bass and Darren Beckett on drums.



Tuesday 1st August 2017

Andy Panayi Quartet with All Star Line-Up

Andy Panayi recently played here in the January this year and is a top class sax and flute player. He is also a highly respected composer and arranger. He is joined tonight by John Donaldson on piano who is regarded as a gifted soloist having spent 11 years in California before returning to the UK in 1993. Andrew Cleyndert on bass was a long-time member of Stan Tracey’s bands. He is one of the busiest bass players in the UK and when not playing he runs his own recording studio: Trio Records. Dave Mattacks started playing drums in the UK with big bands before joining the influential folk-rock group “Fairport Convention”.

Tuesday 8th August 2017

Dave O’Higgins Quartet

Dave O’Higgins was born in Birmingham but brought up in Derbyshire. He started learning the saxophone aged 15 and moved to London in the early 1980’s when he first formed the O’Higgins Quartet/Quintets. He then joined NYJO for 3 years and also played for 8 years with Cleo Lane and the Johnny Dankworth Quintet. He has been part of several well-known bands including Roadside Picnic and Itchy Fingers. He has recorded and toured with amongst many others Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and Jim Mullen. He has also spent a lot of time as a jazz educator for many colleges and for the last 12 years has been teaching saxophone, harmony and improvisation at the London College of Creative Media. Tonight he is accompanied by Wayne McConnell on piano Marianne Windham on bass and Alex Eberhard on drums.

Tuesday 15th August 2017

Julian Nicholas Quintet with Imogen Ryall on Vocals

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. They are accompanied tonight by Simon Robinson on piano Nigel Thomas on bass and Bobby Worth on drums.

Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Nat Steele/Leon Greening/Steve Brown - Extra Special Quartet

Nat Steele This is the second visit to the Hare by this young vibes player who is also equally at home behind a drum kit. He comes from a musical family and he originally became interested in jazz by rifling through his father’s record collection as a child. Leon Greening on piano was here just 6 weeks ago. Southampton born Leon makes no apologies for his admiration of the great bebop pianists like Wynton Kelly, Bobby Timmonds and Bud Powell. Steve Brown started playing drums in the Manchester area in 1983 and then studied in New York for 3 years in the early 1990’s, with Carl Allen & John Riley, before moving to London in 1996. Since then he has become one of the mainstays of the UK jazz scene. The trio will be ably supported by our own Godfrey Sheppard on bass.

Tuesday 29th August 2017

Jason Henson Quintet

Jason Henson has been playing the guitar for over 25 years and turned professional over 15 years ago. He has played in many UK jazz clubs and at many of the top UK jazz festivals. He has also played with The Charlotte Glasson Band as well as forming a very successful gypsy jazz trio with Jonny Hepbir and Dan Sheppard. His main guitar heroes and influences are George Benson and Wes Montgomery. Sam Carelse is also joining him on vocals tonight. They are accompanied by Roy Hilton on piano, Godfrey Sheppard on bass and Malcolm Mortimore on drums.