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Jim Mullen / Zoe Francis Quintet.

Start date: Friday, February 16, 2024
End date: Friday, February 23, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: St Andrews Church, Hove

We welcome one the UK’s most revered and accomplished guitarists to St Andrews for the first time; Jim Mullen. With a distinctive Wes Montgomery style, Jim plays with the thumb rather than a plectrum, creating softer tone and beautiful improvised lines. Throughout the 1980s, he found critical notice as joint leader of the British jazz funk band Morrissey–Mullen. Zoe Francis is a jazz singer whose move to London saw her work with Gareth Williams, Stan Sulzmann, and Jim Mullen. Zoe’s albums “Remembering Blossom Dearie” and “Blue Town” have won critical acclaim.

The band is joined by London based bass player, Steve Watts, local drummer, Joe Edwards and trumpeter Chris Coull.

Tickets £10 cash/card on the door, or in advance at; www.wegottickets.com/event/599166/

The Speakeasy Jazz Club proudly presents, The Simon Savagae / Roy Hilton Quintet

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: The Wick Inn, Hove

Featuring some of the best UK jazz musicains in Sussex;
Roy Hilton (piano) Simon Savage (sax) Chris Coull (trumpet) Paul Whitten (bass) and Joe Edwards (drums)

Join us for an evening of high octane be-bop from the Blue Note recording label’s classic 50’s and 60’s era, with tune from Horace Silver, Dexter Gordon, Cannonball Adderly, John Coltrane et al.

Music from 8pm – £5 cash/card donation. Above The Wick Inn, Holland Rd, Hove

The Sussex Cricketer; Beebee Bop Band

Date: Sunday, February 25, 2024
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: The Sussex Cricketer, 3 Eaton Rd, Brighton and Hove, Hove BN3 3AF

Join us at The Sussex Cricketer pub on Eaton Road, Hove every Sunday from 5pm – 7pm for an afternoon of great jazz, with a variety of star guests playing each week. Plus a great selection of beers, wines and sizzling menu from this newly opened, stylish bistro-bar / pub.

The Speakeasy Jazz Club; Sam Carelse

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: The Wick Inn, Hove

Join The Chris Coull quartet, with vocalist Sam Carelse for an evening of swing-jazz and the great American songbook at the Speakeasy Jazz Club, above The Wick inn, Hove!

Jazz At St Andrews presents; The Brighton Jazz Mafia Big Band

Date: Friday, March 1, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: St Andrews Church, Hove

Doors at 5.30pm, Music from 6pm-8pm.

The ultimate big band experience formed from the cream of the Brighton jazz community and led by saxophonist Alex Bondonno: The Brighton Jazz Mafia return to Love Supreme festival in 2023 with their full 16 piece big band line up for a celebration of local composers: original music written for the band and inspired by their South Downs home by the sea.

The large format ensemble will be celebrating music from their album: Navigation composed by Simon D’Souza as well as celebrating music by other Brightonian talent including Mark Bassey, David Beebee and Paul Busby.  The band captures the essence of classic 50s era big band sound, put into a crisp modern format.  Punchy brass combined with luscious horn lines, complex jazz harmonies flowing over deep bass grooves.

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or Cash / Card on the day (subject to availability)

Ropetackle Arts Centre; Jazz Brunch presents Ela Southgate’s Summer Samba

Date: Sunday, March 3, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Ropetackle Arts Centre

3rd March 2024, Doors at 10am, Music from 11am.

Sunday brunch at The Ropetackle Arts Centre present Ela Southgate and friends! Join us for a series of jazz concerts featuring local, national and international jazz talent to start your Sunday and your month with some swinging jazz. Led by local trumpeter and band leader, Chris Coull, join him for a varied and exciting line up on the first Sunday of each month

Ela Southgate brings her own special brand of sumptuous and subtle jazz and Latin grooves to the Speakeasy. Her intimate style and nuanced voice always captivate and it’s our pleasure to welcome her once again to the Speakeasy. Also in the band are Angus Bishop (drums) and Matt Wall (guitar) alongside me, Chris Coull on Trumpet and Flugel horn.

As always, pastries will be available to purchase, and the bar will be open.

Andy Panayi at The Speakeasy

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: The Wick Inn, Hove

Andy Panayi is one of the region’s most celebrated and sought after jazz musicians. Having played with everyone from Wynton Marsalis to Shirely Bassey and pretty much everyone who is anyone on the UK and international jazz scene, it is our absolute pleasure to welcome him once again to the Speakeasy.

Joined by Tim Wells (organ), Angus Bishop (drums) and your host and trumpeter me, Chris Coull. Music from 8pm-10pm. Donation at the interval £5.

Jazz At St Andrews; Andy Panayi’s Boptet.

Date: Friday, March 8, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: St Andrews Church, Hove

Doors at 5.30pm, Music from 6pm-8pm.

Best described as ‘youth meets experience’, Andy Panayi’s Boptet is a 6-piece band featuring some young rising jazz stars in the UK, plus Chris Coull on trumpet and Andy leading on alto sax. With a repertoire of mainly classic hard bop tunes from the likes of Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Oliver Nelson and others, the music has been specially arranged by Andy and leaves plenty of room for soloing of the highest standard. Up and coming musicians Dan Cartwright (Sax), Tim Wells (piano), Rhys Lovell (bass) and Alex Pitt (drums).

or Cash / Card on the day (subject to availability)

Alan Barnes at The Speakeasy Jazz Club

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: The Wick Inn, Hove

Alan Barnes is a multi-award winning saxophone and clarinet player. The list of who Alan has played with reads like a Who’s Who of UK and international Jazz. Expect amazing!

This week he joins up with Chris Coull (trumpet) David Beebee (organ) and Joe Edwards (drums) for an evening of hard hitting jazz and swing.

Jazz At St Andrews; Nat Steele’s tribute to Lionel Hampton

Date: Friday, March 15, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: St Andrews Church, Church Rd, Hove

Nat is a jazz vibraphone player and drummer based in London. Self-taught, he specialises in playing straight ahead, swinging jazz, unashamedly influenced by players like Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson, and Victor Feldman. Clark Tracey described him as “one of the best vibes players this country has ever produced.” His debut album lauch, “Portrait of the Modern Jazz Quartet” sold-out at Ronnie Scott’s, and won “Jazz Album of the Month” by BBC Music Magazine and 4 stars in The Observer and Jazzwise Magazine. With Chris Coull (trumpet), Terry Seabrook (piano) George Trebar (bass) and Joe Edwards (drums).