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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 6th November 2018
Alan Barnes Quartet
Alan Barnes was born in Altrincham and attended the Leeds College of Music (1977/1980) where he studied saxophone, woodwinds and arranging before moving to London. He joined the Midnight Follies Orchestra in 1980 and a year later The Pasadena Roof Orchestra with whom he toured until 1983. He left them to join the hard-bop band of Tommy Chase where he first attracted the attention of the UK jazz scene. Since then he has been a member of the Humphrey Lyttelton Band (1988/1992) and led The Pizza Express Modern Jazz Sextet (1987/1997). In 1999 he toured America and Europe with the Brian Ferry’s Band and returned to America in 2000 to do a 10-week tour with the Warren Vache Band. He has made over 35 records in his own name and has appeared on countless more. He is accompanied tonight by Terry Seabrook on piano, Marianne Windham on bass and Alex Eberhard on drums.
Tuesday 13th November 2018
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 Bobby Worth on drums
Tuesday 20th November 2018
Art Themen Quartet
Art Themen on Tenor & Soprano saxes was born in Manchester, where he was involved in the traditional jazz scene in the late 50’s. In 1958 he went to Cambridge University where he studied medicine. After completing his studies at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in London he became a specialist in orthopaedic surgery and latterly a consultant. During the early sixties he was heavily involved with Rhythm & Blues and played with the likes of Cyril Davies, Dick Heckstall-Smith and Alexis Corner’s Blues Inc. In 1974 he started playing with Stan Tracey and he toured the world with all Tracey’s groups as well as the UK for over 20 years. He has also played and toured with many visiting US musicians, including Nat Adderley, Red Rodney, George Coleman and Al Haig. In 1995 he formed his own quartet with John Critchinson with whom he played with at the Hare in January 2007. His style originally owed much to the influence of Dexter Gordon and Sonny Rollins, but later influences included such disparate saxophonists as Coleman Hawkins, Evan Parker and the "sheets of sound" John Coltrane. He is accompanied this evening by Nic Saunders on piano, Danny Moss Jr. on bass and Alex Eberhard on drums
Tuesday 27th November 2018
Jason Henson Quartet
Jason Henson has been playing the guitar for over 26 years and turned professional over 16 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. He is accompanied tonight by Dave Beebee on piano, Godfrey Sheppard on bass and Darren Beckett on drums.