Jazz has been in operation at the Hare & Hounds for 24 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 3rd March 2020
Simon Savage / Kjell Berglund Quartet
Simon Savage is a former NYJO member who studied at the Leeds College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. He is a very busy teacher of the saxophone, flute & Clarinet as well as jazz improvisation. Kjell Berglund is a stalwart of the Brighton Jazz scene. Kjell frequently visits his homeland of Sweden to tour with musicians including Swedish saxophonist Roland Keijser. They are accompanied tonight by Terry Seabrook on organ and Spike Wells on drums.
Tuesday 10th March 2020
Julian Marc Stringle Quartet
Julian was a child prodigy reed player who originally only ever played the clarinet. He finally graduated to the saxophone after many years and is now an exciting and versatile player of both the alto and tenor sax. He has played with many of the top players and frequently tours with Ken Peplowski. He has also played with Meatloaf at Wembley Stadium and with Tina Turner in Monaco. He is accompanied tonight by Roy Hilton on piano Godfrey Sheppard on bass and Bobby Worth on drums.
Tuesday 17th March 2020
Mike Carey’s Big House Project
Mike Carey has played many times at this venue, as the pianist in the Arthur Catt Jazz Quintet. But, the Big House Project has evolved from the Arundel Jailhouse Jazz sessions, where they have been the resident house band for the last 5 years. Adding in tenor and trumpet they have started to develop their own material & their own sound, and play a mix of originals and more groove, funk, and Latin oriented material. It’s tuneful, original, and exciting! The band tonight is Paul Hodgson on tenor & flute plus a guest Trumpeter (Tbc). Also guesting is Clare Nicholas on accordion with regular trio members Mike Comber on bass and Stephen Cass on drums.
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Andy Williams Quartet
Andy Williams always knew from an early age that the guitar was his future. Although a largely self-taught musician he studied with the renowned jazz guitarist Dave Cliff who helped put him on the road to a professional playing career. He further honed his guitar skills playing in bars, hotels, cruise ships including the QE2 and enjoyed a nine-year residency at the Pizza on the Park in London. He has worked with many of Britain’s finest jazz musicians and has performed alongside American artists such as Tal Farlow, Benny Walters and Warren Vaché and has also opened for acts such as Barney Kessel and Harry Allen. Accompanying him this evening are Simon Robinson on piano, George Trebar bass and Spike Wells on drums.
Tuesday 31st March 2020
Rob Luft Organ Trio
Rob Luft was born in Sidcup and from the age of 15 became a member of NYJO. He attended a jazz course at the Royal Academy of Music, where he won the Kenny Wheeler prize in 2015. He won second prize in the Montreux Jazz guitar competition in 2016. He has been twice nominated at the Jazz FM Awards, and once at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. His playing has been likened to John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola & Paco De Lucia. He has also performed as a sideman with many of Britain's leading jazz artists, including Django Bates, Laura Jurd, Loose Tubes, and Byron Wallen. Accompanying him this evening are Terry Seabrook on organ and (Darren Beckett) on drums.