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 27th March 2018
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 Darren Beckett on drums.
Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Dave Mattacks Quartet with Andy Panayi/Andy Clendert
This group played here in August last year and gave us a brilliant night. Andy Panayi 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. Andy 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 10th April 2018
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 Terry Seabrook on piano George Trebar on bass and Spike Wells on drums.
Tuesday 17th April 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 24th April 2018
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, Nigel Thomas on bass with Alex Eberhard on drums.