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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 13th August 2019 Mike Piggott Quartet Mike Piggott began his musical career as guitarist/violinist, playing with reggae, soul and blues bands including working with Junior Marvin (the Wailers), and guitarist Peter Green. He has toured, recorded and broadcast with a wide range of artists (as both violinist and guitarist) including Ralph McTell, Phil Collins and Diz Disley. He is also a long-standing member of Keith Nichols’ Ragtime Orchestra and The Hot Club of London. Recent jazz festival successes include appearances with Bucky Pizzarelli, Ken Peplowski and Marty Grosz. He is recognised as one of Britain’s leading jazz violinists, influenced by Stephane Grappelli, Joe Venuti and Stuff Smith in particular. But if you saw his previous gig here in February 2018 you will know that you are not going to just get ‘Gypsy Jazz’ and you will be pleasantly surprised by his wide range of styles. He is accompanied tonight by Roy Hilton on piano, Godfrey Sheppard on bass and Malcolm Mortimore on drums.
Tuesday 20th August 2019 Tony Williams Quartet
Tony Williams studied guitar at The Musicians Institute and Guitar Institute in London. He has also studied privately with David Van Spall (Senior lead teacher Hertfordshire music service) taking all classical guitar grades in a period of under 3 years. He then won a grant to study with American Bassist/Composer Joe Hubbard. He now continues studying under the world-renowned jazz guitarist and jazz guitar instructor: Esmond Selwyn. He is totally at home playing in a jazz, rock, blues or soul environment and is a sought-after session musician. He is also a highly respected teacher of his instrument. He has played in the local area for several years and is best known at this venue for his 16-year association with Afro Blue. He is accompanied tonight by Simon Robinson on piano, Nigel Thomas on bass and Bobby Worth on drums.
Tuesday 27th August 2019 Arthur Catt Jazz Quintet The Arthur Catt Jazz Quintet is always a very popular night at the Hare and I sure tonight will be no exception. Arthur worked on the Mecca circuit in the 60s and 70s with Ray McVay, Andy Ross and Ken Macintosh. He worked for Cunard lines for seven years on the QE2 and has played in all the West End theatres on various shows throughout the years. The band is locally based and specializes in Mainstream Jazz from the 40s, 50s & 60s. The band’s line up this evening, as usual, is Arthur Catt on trumpet, Dave Quincy on tenor sax, Mike Carey on piano, Godfrey Sheppard on bass and Cookie Jones on drums.