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The Speakeasy Jazz Club; Sara Oschlag

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sara brings her own unique style and interpretations of jazz standards in this five piece ensemble featuring pianist Oli Howe. Both regularly play at Ronnie Scott’s, 606 club and jazz festivals and clubs throughout the UK. She has just released her latest album which you can buy at the gig! With Chris Coull (trumpet), David Beebee (organ) and Joe Edwards (drums)

Jazz At St Andrews; Sam Carelse Band

Date: Friday, May 31, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM

Brighton based vocalist Sam Carelse and partner, guitarist Jason Henson team together with Chris Coull (trumpet), Simon Woolf (bass) and Pete Cater (drums). The band have a selction of great jazz standards and vocalese from the great American Songbook, drawing particular inspiration from Anita O’Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Annie Ross. “The singer, one Sam Carelse, was extraordinary… This, I thought, is the kind of jazz I can live with.” Nicholas Lezard, The New Statesman

Ropetackle Jazz Brunch; Lucy Pickering band

Date: Sunday, June 2, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Ropetackle Arts Centre

2nd June 2024, Doors at 10am, Music from 11am.

Vocalist Lucy Pickering is well known to Sussex audiences from her appearances with Chris Coull’s Big Band as well as her own “Court and Spark” band; celebrating the music of Joni Mitchel and Carol King. For this month’s jazz breakfast she brings her on inimitable style to swing classics and jazz standards. Featuring host and trumpeter Chris Coull, Dan Sheppard on bass and Pete Cater on drums.

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

Alan Barnes at The Speakeasy Jazz Club

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: The Wick Inn, Hove

Alan Barnes is a multi-award winning saxophone and clarinet player. This week he joins up with Chris Coull (trumpet) Terry Seabrook (organ) and Pete Cater (drums) for an evening of hard hitting jazz and swing.

Jazz At St Andrews; Full Circle Quintet

Date: Friday, June 7, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM

Playing their own brand of self-penned and arranged contemporary music, Full Circle take their influence from jazz, classical and soundtrack music. Bass player Terry Pack conceived the idea based on strong, clear melodic composition and the synergy and interplay between musicians. Joining Terry are saxophonist Josephine Davies, (Parliamentary Awards Jazz Instrumentalist 2019) pianist Joss Peach (BAFTA winning composer) drummer Angus Bishop and host & trumpeter, Chris Coull.

Mark Bassey Quartet at Jazz At The Speakeasy

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: The Wick Inn, Hove

We are pleased to have the return of one of the UK’s top trombone players in the form of Mark Bassey. This energetic and engaging player has long been in demand both in live jazz venues, as well as at some of the country’s top educational estabishments for his musical expertise, quick witted solos and beautifully sculpted improvistions. Joining him tonight are Chris coull (trumpet), Tim Wells (organ) and Angus Bishop (drums)

Jazz At St Andrews; Arabella Sprot Ensemble.

Date: Friday, June 14, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM

Saxophonist Arabella Sprot makes her debut at St Andrews with an eclectic mix of original composition, jazz standards and swing classics. Joined by pianist Joss Peach, bassist George Trebar drummer Joe Edwards and host, Chris Coull on trumpet this promises to be an exciting evening!

Arabella made her debut playing at Montreux Jazz Festival back in 2007, touring with the award-winning big band, The Hornstars. She co-led the band Earshot to release ‘Tell No One’ on Unit Records, which saw critical acclaim from Jazzwise, Jazzthetik and Concerto Magazines.

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

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 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 Bobby Worth (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

Jazz At St Andrews; Dominic Howles Septet

Date: Friday, June 21, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM

Dominic Howles began his career on Kenny Wheeler’s ‘Music for Large and Small Ensembles’ and has since been a regular on the London Jazz scene playing with many artists who include Don Weller, Stacey Kent, Anita Wardle, Christine Tobin, Gareth Lockrane, Gary Smulyan, Nick Brignola, Pete King, Jim Mullen and many others. The main influence for the Dominic Howles Septet is the work of Duke Pearson famously arranged a session for Lee Morgan in 1967 called ‘Standards’. The septet line up is Chris Coull (Trumpet) Sammy Mayne (Alto Sax) Dave O’Higgins (Tenor Sax) Mick Foster (Bari Sax) Graham Harvey (Piano) Dominic Howles (Double Bass) Matt Fishwick (Drums).

The Speakeasy Jazz Club; Imogen Ryall

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Time: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Renowned vocalist Imogen Ryall is well knowns for her inimitable vocal style and ‘vocalese’ skills, which have led to her adding lyrics to many of the tunes from the back catalogue of jazz standards. Expect some twists and turns on some new tunes as well as original takes on old favourites. With; Chris Coull (trumpet) David Beebee (organ) and Joe Edwards (drums).