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 26th September 2017
Andy Williams Quartet
Andy Williams is a largely self-taught musician he studied with the renowned jazz guitarist Dave cliff who put him on the road to a professional playing career. He honed his guitar skills playing in bars, hotels, cruise ships including the QE2 and he enjoyed a nine year residency at the Pizza on the Park venue in Knightsbridge. He has worked with many of Britain’s finest musicians. These include guitarist Martin Taylor, vocalist Lianne Carroll and saxophonist Alan Barnes. He has performed at many major venues worldwide and can boast performances at the Blue Note jazz club and BB Kings bar in Times Square, New York. At home Andy has played Ronnie Scotts Club, the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and the Rock Garden in London. Tonight he is supported by Roy Hilton on piano, Godfrey Sheppard on bass and Malcolm Mortimore on drums.
Tuesday 3rd October 2017
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. Accompany him this evening are Terry Seabrook on piano, Nigel Thomas on bass and Alex Eberhard on drums.
Tuesday 10th October 2017
Martin Shaw Quartet
Martin Shaw began playing the trumpet aged 11 and in 1981 became a member of NYJO, remaining there for 3 years. In 1985 Martin gained a place at the Royal Academy of Music to study classical trumpet and jazz. In 1989 Martin was invited to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He returned to London to finish his studies at the Guildhall School of Music. In 2001 Martin was appointed professor of Jazz Trumpet at the Birmingham Conservatoire. He has now been a top trumpet player for over 40 years. Tonight he is accompanied by Roy Hilton on piano Godfrey Sheppard on bass and Malcolm Mortimore on drums.
Tuesday 17th October 2017
Afro Blue – Charity Celebration of the Life of Paul Burnett-Kirk
Paul Burnett-Kirk was an extremely popular local musician and founded Afro Blue in January 2000. Tony Williams on Guitar has organised this charity celebration night and is joined by other regular members of the band as follows: Terry Coffee on Piano, Andy Ferguson on sax/flute, Godfrey Sheppard on bass, Ed Hopewell-Ash on drums with Cookie Jones on percussion. There will be no raffle tonight and Julie, Paul’s wife, has requested that any money collected is donated to SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity and the St Barnabas Hospice. Do not forget to bring your usual funds, and more, as we will be passing a hat around to aid these worthy charities.
Tuesday 24th October 2017
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 Spike Wells on drums.
Tuesday 31st October 2017
Lee Goodall Quartet
Lee Goodall is a talented multi-instrumentalist who plays all the saxes, flute and bass flute. He lived and played in New York, USA, for many years (1979-1985) performing with a great variety of line-ups including Sahib Sarbib's "Multinational Band". Composing has also been a large part of his life and he has worked as a composer for the BBC on projects including the radio plays "Waiting for Concord" and "Clara". He now lives and runs an outstanding recording studio in Newport in South Wales. Accompanying him tonight are Ray D’Inverno on piano, Godfrey Sheppard on bass and Alex Eberhard on drums.
Tuesday 7th November 2017
Dan Cartwright Quartet
Dan Cartwright is an up and coming tenor saxophonist in the south and is a post graduate
from Birmingham Conservatoire. He started playing piano at age 4, moved on to classical
violin in school and then finally ditched it all for jazz saxophone. With influences such as
Rollins, Mobley, Sonny Stitt, Dexter, and Stan Getz he has an older school approach for his
generation. He has played and studied with the likes of Kenny Garret, Dave Liebman, Steve
Coleman, Andy Panayi, Mike Williams, Jean Toussaint, Tim Howar and Herbie Flowers.
He Is accompanied this evening by Terry Seabrook on piano, Oz Dechaine on bass and
Alex Eberhard on drums.
Tuesday 14th November 2017
Andy Woon Quartet
Andy Woon plays both the trumpet and flugelhorn. He started his trumpet playing when he
was in the Royal Artillery Band during the 1970’s. It was there that he honed his virtuoso style
of playing. He then worked for the Bernard Delfont Organisation for a number of years and
backed many well know celebrities including Danny La Rue, Jimmy Tarbuck and Ken
Goodwin. He also had a 14 year spell in the Syd Dean Orchestra. He founded his first band in
1993 and has become very popular on the jazz festival circuit. His style of playing is based on
Clifford Brown and Louis Armstrong. Expect an evening of fine mainstream jazz and you will
not be disappointed. Tonight he is accompanied by Roy Hilton on piano Godfrey Sheppard
on bass and Malcolm Mortimore on drums.
Tuesday 21st November 2017
Quincesensual is an extremely new band made up of popular local musicians. It features and takes its
name from Dave Quincy on saxes. Dave was a founder member of the 70’s jazz-rock bands IF and
Zzebra. During the 80’s he also led Semuta, a Latin-rock combo that frequently played at Ronnie Scott’s
Club. He also composed many songs for these bands as well as for his latest album, Groovicity. The
music that the new band plays reflects some of Dave’s earlier work especially with the edition of the
electric bass and a percussion player. Tony Williams on Guitar has often played at The Hare with Afro
Blue and last month he organised the highly successful charity celebration of the life of Paul BurnettKirk.
The rest of the band consists of Sam Brewin on electric bass, Cookie Jones on percussion with
Alex Eberhard on drums.
Tuesday 28th November 2017
Derek Nash Quartet
Derek Nash was born in Stockport and started playing the piano aged 6 before transferring
to the saxophones when he turned 13. He moved to London, after graduating with a degree in
electro acoustics from Stockport University and joined the BBC’s sound department. He
played on many soundtracks of popular BBC programs as well as playing in Mark Bassey’s
band ‘Mr B plays Basie’. He became very busy playing in his own band Sax Appeal, which
he has run continuously for over 30 years. He left the BBC in 2003 and for the last 13 years
he has been a featured soloist in the Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. He also runs
a very successful recording studio and has recorded many of the top stars. He received a gold
disc for recording Jamie Cullum’s 2001 record ‘Pointless Nostalgic’. Accompanying him
tonight are Terry Seabrook on piano, Godfrey Sheppard on bass and Bobby Worth on