Wed 8 June 2016
Tom Hill's ZZ Bop
Wed 22 June 2016
Wed 12 October 2016
Bryan Corbett (Trumpet/Flg) Al Gurr (Piano) Ben Markland (Bass) TBC (Drums)
A regular at Stratford Jazz and with good reason. One of the most talked about Midlands based trumpeters he has a knack of drawing in listeners with his dark tone and well placed lines. A local talent of world class ability, Bryan has recently worked with Acid-Jazz legends the Brand New Heavies.
Tom Hill (bass) Craig Milverton (keys) Nick Milward (drums) Ian Ellis (sax)
Another Stratford Jazz favourite. Tom’s mix of laid back grooves, blisteringly fast blues and bebop and razor sharp wit make this evenings entertainment a night not to be missed. Tom is one bass player that is constantly in demand. The Midlands has welcomed this warm hearted Amercian and he has performed at Stratford Jazz throughout most of the club’s history.
CHANGE OF DATE
Thurs 21 July 2016
Jay Riley (sax) Jason Page (bass) Matt Ball (keys) Tom Haines (drums)
After running the club for 18 months Jay has decided to bite the bullet and perform a gig of his own. Writing original music and choosing some of the Midlands finest musicians, Jay hopes to give the Stratford Jazz audience an insight into his musical exploits.
Andrea Vicari & Mornington Lockett
Wed 26 October 2016
Wed 9 November 2016
Tom Haines Big Band
Wed 7 December 2016
Kel Elliot & her 3 man Orchestra
Wed 14 Sept 2016
Kel Elliot (Double bass and Vocals) Kelvin Leitch, Hugh Rashleigh and Adam Cross (Miscellaneous!)
After being hand picked by Jo Whiley and Jamie Cullum for The BBC Introducing stage at The Cheltenham Jazz Festival this year, local singer/songwriter Kel Elliot will be performing with her three man orchestra. Kel is a sassy double-bass playing singer who likes to tell stories: her own and other people's. Expect something a little bit different with on stage humour, irony and a touch of mischief. The audience describe Kel's performances as 'a journey of emotion'. Many laugh, then shed a tear all in the space of a few moments. Drawing from influences as eclectic as Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Regina Spektor and Rufus Wainwright, her set can be soft and sentimental one minute and unflinchingly eccentric the next.
Nic Meier Quartet
Wed 28 Sept 2016
Nic Meier (Guitar) Asaf Sirkis (Drums) Kevin Glasgow (Bass) Richard Jones (Violin)
Nic visited Stratford Jazz last year with the Oxley/Meier guitar duo. Swiss born guitarist Nicolas is comfortable in many situations and draws influence from Turkish and Middle Eastern folk, Flamenco, Tango and a good dose of Jazz. He also has a love of rock music and has been a member of Jeff Beck's group for a number of years.