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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 12th November 2019
Dan Cartwright Quartet
Dan Cartwright is an up and coming tenor saxophonist in the south and
is a postgraduate 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 joined
tonight by Roy Hilton on Piano, Godfrey Sheppard on Bass and Milo
Fell on drums.
Tuesday 19th November 2019
Greg Heath Quartet
Greg Heath was born in New Zealand but has been based in the UK from 1989.Since then he has toured and recorded with a diverse range of artists both in the Jazz and Pop idioms. Jazz artists amongst others include Roy Ayers, Jim Mullen, John Etheridge, The Meier Group and Maceo Parker. Pop artists include Dr John, Van Morrison, Joan Armatrading and Geno Washington. Greg has extensive experience
writing for film and television and as well as running his own group – The Greg Heath Quartet, he is also a member of the “All Stars Collective” comprising some of Britain’s finest touring and session musicians. Accompany him this evening are Simon Robinson on piano, George Trebar on bass and Spike Wells on drums.
Tuesday 26th November 2019
Terry Smith/Dave Quincy Quintet
Guitarist Terry Smith and sax player Dave Quincy both 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 was also twice named Best Jazz Guitarist by Melody Maker polls in the 1960’s. After ‘IF’ Dave and Terry went on to form a band called ‘Zzebra’ before Terry moved to Sweden with his family in the mid 70’s. In the 80s Dave led ‘Semuta’, a Latin-rock combo which frequently played at Ronnie Scott’s Club. He also
recorded with the renowned alto player Jamie Talbot. Tonight they are
accompanied by Roy Hilton on piano, Godfrey Sheppard on bass and SpikeWells on drums.
Tuesday 3rd December 2019
Vasilis Xenopoulos/Nigel Price Quartet
Vasilis Xenopoulos was born in Athens and started playing both clarinet and piano at 9 years of age. He started on the saxophone at 13 and continued his music studies at the Philippos Nakas Conservatory in
Athens. In 1999 he was awarded a jazz scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. He relocated to London in 2002 and since then has earned himself a reputation as an exciting and top-class
player and composer. In 2017 he founded the ‘Xenopoulos/Price Quartet’ and he is regularly playing over 270 gigs a year. He has played at many of the top jazz clubs and festivals in the UK and with just about all
the top musicians in the UK. Nigel Price was born and raised in Surrey. He began playing guitar aged 11 and spent the next 7 years messing around in school bands/rock bands etc. After leaving school he moved to
Brighton where he discovered fusion and jazz and trained as a sound engineer. Upon moving back to Surrey, he became immersed in the jazz scene and since then has picked up 2 Parliamentary Jazz Awards
along with a British Jazz Award for Best Guitarist 2016. He has played with a veritable who’s who in the jazz world as well as playing at Ronnie Scott’s over 500 times. He has also played on over 50 CD’s as well
as on 5 as the leader. They are joined tonight by Terry Seabrook on organ and Bobby Worth on drums.
Tuesday 10 th December 2019
Jazz Christmas Dinner Special
Dave Browne & Yvonne Lloyd with the Roy Hilton Trio
Dave Browne has spent a lifetime in music and show business and has
worked extensively all over the world. Until a year ago he also ran and
hosted the monthly Portsmouth Jazz Society nights at the Inn Lodge.
Yvonne Lloyd has had a diverse professional musical career ranging from
summer seasons, pantomimes, and roles in West End Productions including Fiddler on the Roof. She has recently completed a countrywide theatre tour appearing as Rosemary Clooney in ‘The Rat Pack Show’ They are joined tonight by Roy Hilton on Piano, Danny Moss Jnr on Bass and Milo Fell
Tuesday 17 th December 2019
Simon Robinson Trio featuring Christine Wiltshire
Simon Robinson is a jazz pianist, composer arranger and lecturer for 23 years at the legendary Chichester College Jazz Course. He has played in many bands including The Joe Robinson Quartet and the late, great Ian Price Quartet. He also played in Alex Eberhard’s ‘All Things Must Pass Orchestra' playing the music of George Harrison. Joining the group
tonight is Christine Wiltshire, who many will know as a former host to the Hare and Hounds Jazz night. Since studying at Chichester College Jazz Course, Christine has developed her style over the last twelve years with a fine musical sense and lyrical interpretation. She is joined tonight by Nigel Thomas on Bass and Bobby Worth on drums.
Tuesday 24 th December 2019 & Tuesday 31 st December 2019
Regret no jazz on both these weeks, but jazz returns on the 7 th January 2020
with the ever-popular Alan Barnes Quartet
To all the Hare & Hounds Jazz Fans, we hope you have a great Christmas and wish you a Happy,
Healthy and Prosperous New Year