Thursday 11th August 2022
£10.00 - £10.00
£10 online, £12 on the door subject to availability.
The club reserves the right to give away ticketed seats in the event of the ticket holder arriving later than 30 minutes after the advertised start time of the show. In this case, the ticket holder will still be granted entry subject to availability with no guarantee of seating.
Live music returns with a passion to the intimate and plush surroundings of our upstairs bar for our Monday to Thursday programme. Here is a rare opportunity to experience some of the best singers and instrumentalists on the London scene: from popular New Orleans fused singer/pianists such as TJ Johnson on Monday, through ‘jazz ‘n samba’ sets from leading vocalists such as Georgia Mancino and Luna Cohen on Tuesdays, ebullient trumpeter Andy Davies with guest accompanists on Wednesdays plus mouthwatering guitar duos featuring the likes of Jim Mullen and Ant Law on Thursdays. Club DJ Mike Vitti and friends will be spinning soul, funk and jazz vinyl on Fridays and Saturdays.
23 June – DAVIDE SITTINIERI guitar & PAUL MALSOM guitar
From jazz to funk to blues, the Davide Sittinieri & Paul Malsom duo plays a variety of creative arrangements ranging from relaxed grooves to lively tunes. First enamoured with the Stratocaster sound, Davide Sittinieri quickly learned to love blues and slide guitar, and went on to study jazz at the Conservatory of Music in Bologna, Italy. With his band, Wild Bones, he performed in many blues festivals throughout Italy which led to participating in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. From small clubs and theatres to international guitar festivals, Paul Malsom has performed around the UK and abroad, including support sets for 10 CC, Georgie Fame, Tommy Emmanuel and Martin Taylor. Paul has also demonstrated guitars for Korg UK, Takamine and Ovation as well as releasing a number of CDs under his own name and in collaboration with other artists. Bringing their diverse professional experience and combining different techniques and sounds, the varied repertoire of DS and PM makes for a groovy evening.
30 June – RACHAEL CALLADINE vocals & DOMINIC GRANT guitar
Rachael Calladine has been an acclaimed vocalist on the UK scene, going back to the late 90s. A songwriter in her own right, she can often be heard on club tracks throughout the world, ranging from albums by Gilles Peterson, Roger Sanchez, Café Del Mar to the Ministry of Sound. Following countless performances in numerous jazz clubs, she performs tonight with her long-time guitarist and great friend, Dominic Grant. Dominic has performed extensively in Las Vegas and Los Angeles with music greats such as Courtney Pine and Ronnie Laws. Their programme will include soulful classics with a twist of jazz in this wonderfully intimate setting.
7 July – TOM REMON guitar & ALEX HO guitar
Recent Middlesex University graduate and Tomorrow's Warriors alumnus Tom Remon is an up and coming Jazz Guitarist in the London Jazz scene who marked his Debut CD with UK jazz hero guitarist Jim Mullen "Duality" on Lunaria records, Tom has also recorded and performed Jonathan Gee, Steve Williamson, Sid Jacobs, Gary Crosby amongst others Tom Remon is currently signed to the independent label Lunaria Records. Alex Ho started off his career on the London scene in 2008 with bassist and educator Gary Crosby OBE who took Alex under his wing and invited him to join the Gary Crosby Quartet performing regularly at The Spice of Life in Soho as part of the artist development programme of the educational organisation Tomorrow’s Warriors. Since then Alex performed in some of London’s most important venues, international festivals and radio broadcasts, including BBC Radio 4, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Southbank Centre, Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, King’s Place, EFG London Jazz Festival, Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival, Guinness Cork Jazz Festival and Montreux Jazz Festival. In 2017 Alex collaborated and performed with saxophonist Steve Williamson both in duo and quartet settings.
14 July – DAVE PEABODY guitar/vocals & ALAN GLEN harmonica
Dave Peabody has been voted ‘Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year’ three times by the British Blues Connection and Blues In Britain magazine. He has been a guitar accompanist for such U.S. blues artists as legendary Mississippi guitarist David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards, Cincinatti pianist Big Joe Duskin, and Grammy award winning harmonica man Charlie Musselwhite. Dave has performed in over 20 different countries playing festivals and clubs, and has appeared on over 50 albums, making him one of the most experienced and seasoned British blues men performing today.
Alan Glen started playing harmonica after seeing Muddy Waters and the 'American Folk-Blues Festivals' which visited London in the late ‘60s. He joined Nine Below Zero (1991–1995) and The Yardbirds (1996–2003 and 2008–2009). Alan has recorded with Dr. Feelgood, Jeff Beck, Steve Vai, ‘Slash’, Skunk Baxter, John Mayall, Peter Green, plus many more. Alan has played Montreux and Nice Jazz festivals plus such prestigious venues as Hollywood’s House of Blues, Las Vegas’s Hilton, and London’s Royal Albert Hall, Hammersmith Odeon, Wembley Arena… and Ronnie Scott’s.
21 July – NICK FITCH guitar & JAMIE McCREDIE guitar
From showing great promise during his early days with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Nick Fitch has become a much sought-after, guitarist, educator, musical director and arranger. His wide skillset and experience in a variety of genres has led to working with a range of artists such as Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Professor Green, Mullally, Marisha Wallace and Lee Mead, plus in the jazz world he has worked with singers including Claire Martin, Nicole Henry, Tina May and instrumentalists Jim Mullen (Average White Band), Laurence Juber (James Bond, Paul McCartney & Wings) and Zane Carney (John Mayer).
A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, over the last few years Jamie McCredie has cemented his reputation as one of the UK's busiest and most versatile guitarists. Recently returned from European/USA tour with Roisin Murphy, Jamie can be heard on her recent Mercury Music Prize nominated album ‘Hairless Toys’, and her latest release ‘Take Her Up To Monto’.
28 July – ROB KORAL guitar ZOË SCHWARZ vocals - Well known for their popular touring band Zoë Schwarz Blue Commotion, they are equally at home in the more intimate duo format. Expect a soulful mix of jazz and blues combining old school tradition with contemporary verve. The communication between these two fine musicians will be evident for all to hear as one might expect after two decades of intense gigging together."Eye catching vocals meet sumptuous guitar”- Guitarist Magazine "Terrific musicians. Very nice indeed” - Paul Jones Rhythm & Blues, BBC radio 2 "Recommended” - Jamie Cullum, BBC radio 2 "Schwarz takes all that is good from Janis Joplin and Billie Holiday and makes it uniquely her own… together they create an edgy intimacy and bittersweet melancholy all delivered with an expert flair while still possessing the wild hair necessary for true authenticity." C.M. Bailey, All About Jazz USA
4 August – DEIRDRE CARTWRIGHT guitar & CIYO BROWN guitar
Deirdre Cartwright is a London based guitarist and composer who first became well known in the 1980s for presenting the BBC TV’s ground breaking series 'Rockschool' and for playing in the Afro Latin Jazz group 'The Guest Stars'. She has recorded five albums with her own Deirdre Cartwright Group, played with legendary guitarist Tal Farlow, studied in America with Mick Goodrick, toured with the Jamaican composer Marjorie Whylie, and presented on BBC Radio 3. She founded Blow the Fuse with Alison Rayner in 1989. “If there is a more complete guitarist in contemporary music than Deirdre Cartwright - I'd like to know who it is” Dave Gelly - The Observer.
Jamaica-born guitarist, Ciyo Brown has performed with YolanDa Brown, Suggs, Caron Wheeler (Soul II Soul), Ann Nesby (Sounds of Blackness), Ruby Turner, Annie Lennox, Jason Rebello, Soca queen Alison Hinds, Jean Carne, Jazz Warriors, Tomorrow’s Warriors and Talvin Singh, He has toured with Courtney Pine, Byron Wallen, Ronnie Laws, Billy Paul, Jean Toussaint, Maxi Priest, Beres Hammond, Horace Andy, Cleveland Watkiss, Steel Pulse, Linda Lewis, Alex Webb’s Café Society Swing All Stars, Hill St Soul and includes Royalty in Lady Gabriella Windsor. He counts quality time spent with George Benson as being amongst his most inspiring experiences to date. Ciyo has more than six album releases to date, including his project merging jazz with reggae.
11 August – BILLY ADAMSON guitar & TBC guitar
Billy Adamson has performed most styles of music, including pop, jazz, blues, soul and classical, plus multiple TV and radio appearances with the likes of Jess Glynne, All Saints, Ward Thomas and Izzy. He has also recorded on multiple Grammy nominated projects including ‘Cheers To The Fall’ by US artist Andra Day, the 'Rocket Man' film soundtrack, Elton John's Golden Globe winning song 'I’m Gonna Love You Again’ and MOBO nominated, Atlantic recording artist ‘Kwabs’.
18 August – VALENTINA FIN vocals & LUCA ZENNARO guitar
London debut of Italian vocalist Valentina Fin who was nominated at this year’s ‘Riga Jazz Stage’ international contest. She presents her show ‘Going Inside’, a research project consisting of original compositions written by the artist with both Italian and English lyrics, inspired by poems from international literature.
In addition, there are some modern standards from the jazz tradition arranged for the duo. The leitmotiv of the project is an intimate and profound kind of artistic and musical research, a need that becomes urgent in the frenetic context in which we live. The result is a project that is almost chamber-based, but at the same time maintains the energy of a young international ensemble. www.valentinafin.com
Similarly, guitarist Luca Zennaro, born in Venice, in 1997 was runner-up in the 2017 ‘Riga Jazz Stage’ international competition. His family was musical (both parents are pianists) and was playing by ear from an early age, his experimenting with improvisation drawing Luca naturally to jazz. Luca starts performing in jazz festivals at the age of sixteen, playing with top Italian musicians like Stefano Onorati and Stefano Paolini. His latest project is as co-founder of the bass-less trio ‘Hack Out!’ with which he toured Europe during 2021. The trio has also recorded with the Blue Note artist Jacky Terrasson. www.lucazennaro.com
25 August – NICOLAS MEIER guitar & RANDOLPH MATTHEWS vocals - UK-based guitarist Nicolas Meier has carved a reputation out as one of the world's most original and uniquely talented guitarists. Drawing from a love of Turkish, Eastern & Middle Eastern music, Flamenco, Tango and more -- all mixed with jazz -- Meier's versatility and musical fluency extends well beyond that, even. (... so much so, that his considerable talents drew the attention of rock guitar legend, Jeff Beck, who made Nicolas a mainstay in The Jeff Beck Group -- carrying him on two world tours during the course of the last several years.)
Acclaimed jazz vocalist, songwriter and beatbox extraordinaire, Randolph Matthews performs solo, accompanied only by his looped voice. Where his roots in Jazz, blues and folk music explore the thin line between the divine and secular, his compositions are musically piercing and attuned to the stories of life. Notably performing with a fedora hat and an old 1960 suitcase, mixing African and electronica, plus delicate poetry with a pinch of English humour, he has invented his own electrifying musical style.