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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 24th July 2018
Terry Smith/Dave Quincy Quintet
Both Terry and Dave started playing in the London jazz scene in the 1960’s. They both became members of J.J. Jacksons Greatest Little Soul Band in the Land alongside Dick Morrissey. The three of them then went on to form the acclaimed 70’s jazz-rock band IF. Terry and Dave last played here nearly 18 months ago and gave us yet another great night. On this occasion they are accompanied by Terry Seabrook on piano, Godfrey Sheppard on bass and (TBC) on drums.
Tuesday 31st July 2018
Sam Walker Quartet
Sam was a prodigy of the late Bobby Wellins whom he had studied & had often played alongside of.he is a professionl saxophanist based in Surrey with many years of experince playing different genres of music: jazz,blues & soul. He has played everywhere from famous jazz/blues clubs in Europe, to the famous Ronnie Scott's jazz club. he was last here earlier this year & gave us a great night of Tenor playing. He is accompanied tonight by Dave Bee-Bee on piano, Godfrey sheppard on Bass & Malcolm Mortimore on drums
Tuesday 7th August 2018
Adam Glasser Quartet
Adam Glasser is a virtuoso South African jazz harmonica player who has released two critically acclaimed albums ‘Free at First' (2010 SAMA Best Modern Jazz Album) and 'Mzansi' (Nominated 2012 SAMA Best Jazz Album) and performed on numerous sound tracks, tv shows and orchestras. As pianist he has accompanied Jimmy Witherspoon, Martha Reeves and Hugh Masekela. He has performed or recorded with a wide range of artists including Sting, Joe Zawinul & Incognito. He was a featured artist at 2017 World Harmonica Festival in Trossingen in Germany where he performed a Tribute to Toots Thielemans. More recently he has played London dates with Sting guitarist Dominic Miller and is part of the live Orchestra accompanying the ‘Italian Job’ film currently showing at venues round the UK. Adam’s South African Jazz Project will be performing at the Brecon Jazz Festival 2018. Adam is also a great lover of the American Jazz/Broadway Songbook - expect a wide range of standards and show tunes as well. Not to be missed! He is accompanied tonight by Terry Seabrook on piano, Nigel Thomas on bass and Alex Eberhard on drums.
Tuesday 14th August 2018
Robert Fowler Quartet
Robert Fowler first started playing the saxophone whilst at art school in Bristol. He soon gained a reputation as broad toned swinging tenor player and in 1986 he joined the Pasadena Roof Orchestra. He was with the PRO for 10 years and appeared all over the world and made numerous radio and tv appearances as well as being a featured soloist on 6 of their 19 CD’s. After that he had stints with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, The Humphrey Lyttelton Band and the BBC Big Band, with which he still plays. He also toured with Brian Ferry’s Roxy Music for two years. His greatest influences have been Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster and his CD ‘Front & Centre’ is a homage to their styles. He is accompanied tonight by Roy Hilton on piano, Godfrey Sheppard on bass and Bobby Worth on drums.
Tuesday 21st August ‘
Gabriel Garrick/Terry Pack Quartet
Gabriel Garrick started playing the trumpet when he was seven. He attended the Royal Academy of Music jazz course from 1991 - 1995, during which time he was playing with NYJO. Since then he has worked with many well-known bands as well as leading his own big band. He is passionate about jazz education and as well as teaching he continues to run The Jazz Academy holiday courses founded by his father Michael. Terry Pack on bass was born in Cambridge but now lives in Eastbourne. He has been a professional musician for over four decades. In the 70’s and 80’s he was a member of the progressive rock band: The Enid. Terry has worked as a session musician since 1976, playing every kind of music from orchestral to folk, by way of jazz, blues, soul, pop, rock and progressive rock. He has released two albums under his own name: What Happens Now and Palimpsest. His latest project is called ‘Trees’ which can feature up to 40 musicians at a time playing an eclectic mix of contemporary and groove-based compositions. Accompanying them tonight are Tom Phelan on piano and Phil Crabbe on drums.
Tuesday 28th August 2018
Matt Wates Quartet
Matt Wates who plays the alto was born in London and graduated from Berklee College in 1988. He is a very prolific writer of tunes and has recorded around a dozen CD’s of the Matt Wates Sextet, which he has run for over 20 years. He has played with many of the top jazz names including Bucky Pizzarelli, Don Weller, Dusko Goykvich, Humphrey Lyttlelton and Bobby Wellins to name just a few. He has also recorded with many well-known bands such as Paz, Roadside Picnic, NYJO and Sax Appeal. He is accompanied tonight by Simon Robinson on piano, Steve Thompson on bass and Alex Eberhard on drums.