Fleet Jazz Club

Freddie Gavita/Chris Allard Quintet
Date: Tuesday 13th November
Doors: 7:15pm / Bar: 7:15pm / Show: 8:00pm
Tickets: £14 Cabaret Unreserved

Freddie Gavita, winner of Best Trumpet in the 2017 British Jazz Awards, and Chris Allard, regarded as one of the UK’s finest contemporary jazz guitarists/composers and first choice of many top artists, bring their quintet to Fleet for an evening of sizzling jazz.

A fearless improviser and virtuoso trumpeter, Freddie Gavita is one of the most in demand and versatile trumpet players in Britain today. Freddie currently holds the trumpet chair in the Ronnie Scott’s Quintet and has featured in Mark Fletcher’s “Fletch’s Brew” for the last six years, with career highlights including appearing as soloist with the BBC Big Band and several performances at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.

“A talented trumpet prodigy” John Walters, The Guardian

Freelance guitarist Chris Allard has performed and recorded with many leading jazz musicians and also leads his own group, which has performed at festivals and respected venues in the UK and Europe and has received critical acclaim including four stars in Guitarist.

“One of the great guitarists in this country” Jamie Cullum

With Ross Stanley on piano, John Blease on drums and Marianne Windham on bass, expect a outstanding evening of live jazz.

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“A Swinging Christmas” with Joanna Eden and Jazz at the Movies
Date: Tuesday 4th December
Doors: 7:15pm / Bar: 7:15pm / Show: 8:00pm
Tickets: £16 Cabaret Unreserved

An enchanting show rich with anecdote, sophistication and swing, A Swinging Christmas gathers jazzy festive favourites as made famous by Ella, Eartha, Frank, Doris, Dean, Bing and other stars of the Silver Screen, with songs and soundtracks from classic films such as From Russia With Love and Let’s Make Love and Christmas tunes ranging from Winter Wonderland to Santa Baby.

The band is a regular seasonal sell-out at Ronnie Scott’s and has headlined many of the UK’s leading jazz clubs and festivals. Fronted by acclaimed singer Joanna Eden (‘the UK’s answer to Norah Jones and Diana Krall’ – Time Out) the band features the groovy sounds of the Chris Ingham trio, and special guest Mark Crooks, the clarinet and saxophone star of the internationally acclaimed John Wilson Orchestra.

Tickets £16 including a glass of festive bubbly and a mince pie. Advance booking highly recommended.

“Joanna Eden and her first-class band had a ball… and so did the audience!” JAZZ JOURNAL

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