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Jazz At St Andrews; Tony Kofi’s tribute to Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker.

Date: Friday, March 22, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tony Kofi is a British jazz saxophonist and flautist. He has twice won BBC Jazz Awards: Best Instrumentalist in 2008 and Best Album in 2005 for All Is Know. In May 2021 Kofi appeared on BBC Radio 4 to discuss his early life and the life-changing event that led him to take up the saxophone. Join the band for a tribute to Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker in an evening of hard swinging bebop. With Chris Coull (trumpet) Oli Howe (Piano) Nigel Thomas (bass) and Pete Cater (drums)

Lucy Pickering Quartet at Jazz At The Speakeasy

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: The Wick Inn, Hove

Lucy Pickering is a long established vocalist on the South East jazz scene and has won many plaudits with her vibrant interpretations and swing and be-bop classics. As well as being an esteemed teacher, Lucy heads up the Chris Coull Big Band as well as her own projects such as ‘Court and Spark’ – reinterpreting the Joni Mitchell songbook.

In the band are Joss Peach (organ) and Angus Bishop (drums) alongside me, Chris Coull on Trumpet and Flugel horn.

Mark Bassey Quartet at Jazz At The Speakeasy

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 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), David Beebee (organ) and Joe Edwards (drums)

The Chris Coull Octet’s ‘Ellingtonia’ at Ropetackle Arts Centre.

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea

Trumpeter and band leader Chris Coull leads his octet full of inspired be-bopper shining in every position. From UK horn stars Andy Panayi (reeds) and Gabriel Garrick (trumpet) to the hard swinging rhythm section of Peter Cater (drums) Terry Seabrook (piano) and Rhys Lovell on bass the swash buckling style let’s fly with aplomb. The cherry on the cake is Lucy Pickering on vocals.

The “Tribute to the Duke” project has been several years in the making; Chris has faithfully transcribed original 20’s, 30’s and 40’s Ellington gems into a distilled selection of tunes arranged for this four horn front line, to create a fitting musical eulogy to the great man.

Expect a chronological, informed and sophisticated journey from Duke’s beginnings at the Cotton Club through to the popular war time hits and collaborations with Billy Strayhorn. The band manages to revel in Ellington’s distinctive harmonic and melodic personality whilst giving freedom of expression to the many and notable UK jazz starts that make of the band.

Jazz At St Andrews; Gerogia Mancio, John Donaldson and Dave Ohm

Date: Friday, April 5, 2024
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Multi-award-winning jazz vocalist, Georgia Mancio and world renowned drummer Dave Ohm (Benny Golson, Gregory Porter) team up with John Donaldson (piano), Paul Whitten (bass) and Chris Coull (trumpet) for an evening of original compositions and favourites from the great American Songbook. Georgia won Parliamentary Award Best Vocalist 2021 and Best Album 2020 and nominations at the Jazz FM, British Jazz and Urban Music Awards. 

Ropetackle Arts Centre; Jazz Brunch presents; Sam Carelse / Jason Henson ensemble

Date: Sunday, April 7, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Ropetackle Arts Centre

7th April 2024, Doors at 10am, Music from 11am.

Since bursting on the jazz scene relatively recently, Sam Carelse has made waves with her string influences from Anita O’Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Annie Ross. She is joined by partner Jason Henson, a guitar virtuoso and gypsy jazz / swing specialist, host Chris Coull (trumpet) , Rhys Lovell (double bass) and Joe Edwards (drums).

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

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

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 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 presents; Roy Hilton – Simon Savage Quintet.

Date: Friday, April 12, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: St Andrews Church, Hove

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

Pianist Roy Hilton and saxophonist Simon Savage are both legends on the UK jazz scene with decades of experience at the highest level. In an evening of be-bop and hard bop from the 1940’s and 1950’s the band give new found freedom to the compositions of Horace Silver, Tadd Dameron and Dexter Gordon as well as similarly veined original compositions from Roy himself. With Chris Coull (trumpet), Paul Whiten (bass) and Bobby Worth (drums)

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

The Speakeasy Jazz Club; Luke Purbrick

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: The Wick Inn, Hove

Up and coming rising star of the jazz guitar, Luke Purbrick leads this quartet. Luke has taken the scene by storm with his precocious playing far beyond his years and thoughtful, boppy playing. Exploring many of jazz’s modern genres he can switch from hard-bop to Bossa nova, from swing to the avant guard. Don’t miss this debut from a name to watch for the future! Featuring Chris Coull (trumpet), Tim Wells (organ) and Angus Bishop (drums)

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

Jazz At St Andrews presents; Imogen Ryall ensemble.

Date: Friday, April 19, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: St Andrews Church, Hove

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

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 Simon Robinson (piano), Terry Pack (bass), Chris Coull (trumpet) and Angus Bishop (drums)

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