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John Etheridge and John Horler
Show Detail
Mon-06-Aug (7:00pm) - £15.00
John Etheridge and John Horler
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7:00pm

John brings the highly respected and brilliant pianist John Horler to the club. Best known as long time accompanist to Cleo Laine, Horler is a sublime harmonist and improviser. The evening will feature solos and duos with the emphasis on subtlety and intimacy.
"Musicians know John Horler as one of the finest pianists Britain has produced" – Dave Gelly (The Observer).
Artist Website For tickets and further information please call 0845 6027 017.

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Gerald Albright
Sat-31-Jan (6:00pm):
Gerald Albright
Show Time 7:30pm / Doors Open 6pm

Saxophonist Gerald Albright is in a class of his own. His unique sound and ability to surprise his audience with something extraordinary, means he always delivers a great show, and he is widely acknowledged as the musician's musician. He has sold over a million albums in the US alone, and his work with artists such as Phil Collins, Quincy Jones and Whitney Houston, has been much acclaimed. His own solo work has earned him several Grammy nominations, and ensured his place as a superstar of the Smooth Jazz genre.
SOLD OUT Sorry this show is sold out.

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Gerald Albright
Sat-31-Jan (10:00pm):
Gerald Albright
Show Time 10:30pm / Doors Open 10pm

Saxophonist Gerald Albright is in a class of his own. His unique sound and ability to surprise his audience with something extraordinary, means he always delivers a great show, and he is widely acknowledged as the musician's musician. He has sold over a million albums in the US alone, and his work with artists such as Phil Collins, Quincy Jones and Whitney Houston, has been much acclaimed. His own solo work has earned him several Grammy nominations, and ensured his place as a superstar of the Smooth Jazz genre.
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Matthew vanKan
Sun-01-Feb (11:59am):
Matthew vanKan
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open midday

2014 has seen vanKan entertaining HM The Queen, guests at the House of Lords, London’s American Embassy, plus selling out several London shows. Expect a refreshing spin on some swing and jazz standards as they deconstruct and upcycle well-known tunes with a few surprise song choices thrown in. Matthew’s slick delivery of timeless songs with an emphasis on storytelling combined with Mantell’s bold arrangements and eclectic fusion of Gospel, Neo Soul, Funk and Jazz is a Sunday on Dean Street not to be missed.
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Jacqui Dankworth
Sun-01-Feb (6:30pm):
Jacqui Dankworth
Show Time 8pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Jacqui Dankworth is one of the most highly regarded vocalists in the UK. Her concert appearances and her stylistically diverse recordings showcase her virtuosic and effortless mastery of a wide spectrum of genres. Known primarily as a jazz singer, Jacqui also draws on folk, soul and blues influences. Her voice has been described as “multi-faceted” and “incomparable” by The Times.
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Soho Interpretations: Edana Minghella sings Billie Holiday
Mon-02-Feb (7:00pm):
Soho Interpretations: Edana Minghella sings Billie Holiday
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Jazz vocalist Edana Minghella plays tribute to the queen of jazz, Billie Holiday, in this special show. Edana and her fabulous quartet celebrate Lady Day’s emotional and distinctive take on the great American Songbook, from heartfelt blues ('God Bless The Child') to signature ballads ('Don’t Explain') to sassy swing ('All Or Nothing At All'). For diva lovers everywhere!
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Renato D'Aiello Quintet Plays Horace Silver
Tue-03-Feb (7:00pm):
Renato D'Aiello Quintet Plays Horace Silver
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Following the success of this year’s London Jazz Festival 'Horace Silver tribute' concert, passionate saxophonist Renato D’Aiello and top trumpeters - Andy Davies for the first night and Quentin Collins for the second night - head this high voltage jazz quintet. This will be a fresh take on hard bop and straight-ahead acoustic jazz in its most vibrant form, as inspired by the likes of Hank Mobley, Joe Henderson, Kenny Dorham and Lee Morgan. For this concert the quintet will be celebrating the music of soul-jazz pioneer Horace Silver, who passed away in 2014.
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Renato D'Aiello Quintet Plays Horace Silver
Wed-04-Feb (7:00pm):
Renato D'Aiello Quintet Plays Horace Silver
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Following the success of this year’s London Jazz Festival 'Horace Silver tribute' concert, passionate saxophonist Renato D’Aiello and top trumpeters - Andy Davies for the first night and Quentin Collins for the second night - head this high voltage jazz quintet. This will be a fresh take on hard bop and straight-ahead acoustic jazz in its most vibrant form, as inspired by the likes of Hank Mobley, Joe Henderson, Kenny Dorham and Lee Morgan. For this concert the quintet will be celebrating the music of soul-jazz pioneer Horace Silver, who passed away in 2014.
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Tammy Weis
Thu-05-Feb (7:00pm):
Tammy Weis
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7:00pm

Tammy is a critically acclaimed Anglo-Canadian singer who has performed on TV and Radio stations across Canada and Europe, and has performed with Michael Buble, Jamie Cullum, Bobby McFerrin and Randy Bachman to name just a few. Tonight's show will feature the 'Best of Tammy' which includes songs from her last album 'Where I Need to Be', her upcoming album celebrating Canadian Songwriters and some of her favourite standards. Her Band includes Tom Cawley on piano, Al Cherry on guitar, Julie Walkington on bass and Dave Ohm on drums. With special guests.
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Clark Tracey Quintet
Fri-06-Feb (7:30pm):
Clark Tracey Quintet
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Clark Tracey has worn many musical hats over his 35 year career. One of the UK’s finest straight-ahead jazz drummers, Clark is also a composer, arranger, educator and talent-spotter par excellence – skills that come together in another of his passions: band leading. Clark’s been fronting his own units since the early 1980s, in effect operating a finishing school for three generations of British jazz talent. His latest quintet has been receiving incredible live reviews all over the country since the release of their debut CD ‘Meantime’ in May 2014.
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Motown Live Revue: 'Signed, Sealed and Delivered'
Sat-07-Feb (7:30pm):
Motown Live Revue: 'Signed, Sealed and Delivered'
Show Time 9.00pm / Doors Open 7.30pm

Ex-Drifter Patrick Alan’s Motown Live Revue is an amazing show with a stellar cast of singers and a powerhouse band to take you on a journey through some of Motor City’s countless hits from some of the world’s biggest artists. Returning to Dean Street following its 2014 sold out debut, this show features the best in classic funk, rhythm & blues and soul from perhaps the most famous record label in history – Motown!
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Louise Balkwill
Sun-08-Feb (11:59am):
Louise Balkwill
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors open midday

Since moving to London in 2012 to study Jazz Voice at the prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Louise has become recognised as an exciting, emerging jazz singer both in London and overseas. Her soul soaked voice is reminiscent of Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day and Nat King Cole, and she sings with a captivating maturity and depth that leaves audiences spellbound.
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Soweto Kinch
Sun-08-Feb (6:30pm):
Soweto Kinch
Show Time 8pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians in both the British jazz and hip hop scenes. Probably the only artist in either genre with a degree in Modern History from Oxford University, he has amassed an impressive list of accolades and awards – including a Mercury Music Prize nomination, 2 UMA Awards and 2 MOBO awards for Best Jazz Act. His skills as a hip hop MC and producer have also garnered him recognition in the urban music world, and he has been championed by the likes of Mos Def, Rodney P and BBC 1-Xtra’s Twin B.
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Wild Flower Sextet
Mon-09-Feb (7:00pm):
Wild Flower Sextet
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Wild Flower Sextet is an all-star band led by saxophonist Matt Anderson playing original music inspired by the sound and approach of jazz legend Wayne Shorter, alongside new arrangements of classic and lesser-known Shorter compositions. The band, which also includes award-winning trumpeter Laura Jurd, guitarist Alex Munk, pianist Jamil Sheriff, plus Sam Vicary (bass) and Sam Gardner (drums), recorded their debut album in 2014 with support from the Jazz Services Recording Support scheme, and in this special show they are promoting the release of this album on the Jellymould Jazz label.
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Beth Rowley
Tue-10-Feb (7:00pm):
Beth Rowley
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Hailing from Bristol, Beth Rowley is known for her rich soulful voice and love of Blues and Gospel. The period since the huge success of her UK top 10 album ‘Little Dreamer’ in 2008, for which she was nominated a Brit Award, has seen Beth's film debut with the release of Oscar nominated Brit flick ‘An Education’, starring Carey Mulligan, plus stage appearances with Burt Bacharach, David Arnold and Angelo Badalamenti.
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Oxley + Meier
Wed-11-Feb (7:00pm):
Oxley + Meier
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Guitarists Pete Oxley and Nicholas Meier are the core members of the quartet Eclectica! who recently sold out both Wigmore Hall and Ronnie Scott's in the same year. Performing as a duo for this special show at the Dean Street Jazz Club, Meier and Oxley play with spontaneity and an intuitive interplay. Expect a dazzling display of contemporary fare, ranging from Turkish panache and Hungarian gypsy music to the soundscapes of Latin America – all played on a wide variety of guitars: nylon and steel string, 12 string, fretless, saz, etc.
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Alex Mendham and his Orchestra
Thu-12-Feb (7:00pm):
Alex Mendham and his Orchestra
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Join Alex Mendham and His Orchestra as they make their debut performance at Pizza Express Jazz Club with a swinging celebration of the Great American Songbook. Showcasing the music of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and the Gershwins among others, this first-class ensemble performs a blend of big band hits and jazz classics. Led by singer Alex Mendham, the Orchestra has enjoyed a long running residency at London’s Savoy Hotel. Join Alex and his band for what promises to be a sensational debut at London’s most happening jazz club.
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Kansas Smitty's House Band
Fri-13-Feb (6:00pm):
Kansas Smitty's House Band
Show Time 7:30pm / Doors Open 6pm

Inspired by the Swinging hedonistic atmosphere of the city that rose above The Great Depression, The Kansas Smitty's House Band is the fresh, youthful answer to London's booming speakeasy scene. This seven piece power-house has performed at major jazz and mainstream venues across London changing audiences minds about how jazz can be enjoyed. Think Django, Fats Waller, Sidney Bechet, plus tunes of their own - all played in a hip, contemporary style.
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Kansas Smitty's House Band
Fri-13-Feb (10:00pm):
Kansas Smitty's House Band
Show Time 10:30pm / Doors Open 10pm

Inspired by the Swinging hedonistic atmosphere of the city that rose above The Great Depression, The Kansas Smitty's House Band is the fresh, youthful answer to London's booming speakeasy scene. This seven piece power-house has performed at major jazz and mainstream venues across London changing audiences minds about how jazz can be enjoyed. Think Django, Fats Waller, Sidney Bechet, plus tunes of their own - all played in a hip, contemporary style.
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Valentine's Night with London FILMharmonic Orchestra, Tina May and Guillermo Rozenthuler
Sat-14-Feb (6:00pm):
Valentine's Night with London FILMharmonic Orchestra, Tina May and Guillermo Rozenthuler
Show Time 7:30pm / Doors Open 6pm

For the ultimate celebration of Valentine’s Day spend an enchanted night in the heart of soho at the Pizza Express Jazz Club. Serenade your special one to the rich seductive and romantic sounds of the London FILMharmonic with guest star vocalists Tina May - nominated for best jazz vocalist 2014, and Latin crooner Guillermo.

Ticket price includes 3 course meal plus a glass of bubbly.
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Valentine's Night with London FILMharmonic Orchestra, Tina May and Guillermo Rozenthuler
Sat-14-Feb (10:00pm):
Valentine's Night with London FILMharmonic Orchestra, Tina May and Guillermo Rozenthuler
Show Time 10:30pm / Doors Open 10pm

For the ultimate celebration of Valentine’s Day spend an enchanted night in the heart of soho at the Pizza Express Jazz Club. Serenade your special one to the rich seductive and romantic sounds of the London FILMharmonic with guest star vocalists Tina May - nominated for best jazz vocalist 2014, and Latin crooner Guillermo.
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Durham University Big Band
Sun-15-Feb (11:59am):
Durham University Big Band
Show Time 1.30pm / Doors Open 12.00pm

Following their sold out show at the Dean Street Jazz Club in 2014, the Durham University Big Band is back at the club for more classic and contemporary jazz pieces, including the winning entry of the 2014 Durham Distillery Composition Prize. Festival favourites throughout the UK, and with brand new tunes from the UK’s top young composers, the band will make sure it is an afternoon to remember!
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Roberto Angrisani – the Music of Stevie Wonder: ‘A Night in the Key of Life’
Sun-15-Feb (6:30pm):
Roberto Angrisani – the Music of Stevie Wonder: ‘A Night in the Key of Life’
Show Time 8pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Who doesn't love Stevie Wonder? He's been thrilling and melting the hearts and of countless listeners since he was 12! Indie Soul vocalist and celebrated music director Roberto Angrisani has teamed up with some of the UK's finest musicians to bring to the Dean Street Jazz Club an original tribute to the genius of Stevie Wonder. With new arrangements specially crafted for the occasion, the band will deliver powerful and touching renditions of some of Stevie's most loved songs; exploring the story, growth and evolution of Stevie's immense musical talent through beautiful melodies, exciting riffs and compelling stories.
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Ant Law
Mon-16-Feb (7:00pm):
Ant Law
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Described as 'an innovator' by The Guardian, guitarist Ant Law studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music before moving to London in 2008. Since then he has worked with Tim Garland, Jason Rebello, Mica Paris, Gwilym Simcock, among others. For these special shows the band launch the new album 'Zero Sum World' (released Feb 16th on Whirlwind Recordings!) which was recorded right after an extensive UK tour.
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Ant Law
Tue-17-Feb (7:00pm):
Ant Law
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Described as 'an innovator' by The Guardian, guitarist Ant Law studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music before moving to London in 2008. Since then he has worked with Tim Garland, Jason Rebello, Mica Paris, Gwilym Simcock, among others. For these special shows the band launch the new album 'Zero Sum World' (released Feb 16th on Whirlwind Recordings!) which was recorded right after an extensive UK tour.
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Jonathan Kreisberg
Wed-18-Feb (7:00pm):
Jonathan Kreisberg
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7:00pm

Guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg is recognised as one of the brightest young stars in international jazz - touring and recording extensively with his own groups as well with artists such as Dr. Lonnie Smith, who says of Kreisberg "He is a passionate musician with great vision, and he is constantly in fiery pursuit of innovation.” Performing music from his latest album 'Wave Upon Wave', Jonathan is joined by saxophonist Will Vinson and the young rhythm section of Rick Rosato and Colin Stranahan performing modern jazz that combines tradition, instrumental virtuosity, modern soundscapes and influences from every corner of the world (and beyond).
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Bob Dorough & Friends
Thu-19-Feb (7:00pm):
Bob Dorough & Friends
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Bob Dorough is a bona fide jazz legend. He performed and recorded with Blossom Dearie in Paris in the 1950s, his songs have been recorded by Jamie Cullum, Miles Davis, Diana Krall ('Devil May Care'), Mel Torme ('Comin Home Baby'), De La Soul ('3 is the Magic Number'!), and countless others. As a performer he has influenced Mose Allison, Mark Murphy and many other singers. As musical director of the US TV series 'Schoolhouse Rock', he entertained and instructed millions of unsuspecting children throughout the 1970s and 80s. For this special show Bob - now in his 91st year - is joined by good friends Geoff Gascoyne on bass, Sebastiaan De Krom on drums, and singers Trudy Kerr and Sarah Moule.
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Bob Dorough & Friends
Fri-20-Feb (7:30pm):
Bob Dorough & Friends
Show Time 9pm / Doors open 7:30pm

Bob Dorough is a bona fide jazz legend. He performed and recorded with Blossom Dearie in Paris in the 1950s, his songs have been recorded by Jamie Cullum, Miles Davis, Diana Krall ('Devil May Care'), Mel Torme ('Comin Home Baby'), De La Soul ('3 is the Magic Number'!), and countless others. As a performer he has influenced Mose Allison, Mark Murphy and many other singers. As musical director of the US TV series 'Schoolhouse Rock', he entertained and instructed millions of unsuspecting children throughout the 1970s and 80s. For this special show Bob – now in his 91st year – is joined by good friends Geoff Gascoyne on bass, Sebastiaan De Krom on drums, and singers Trudy Kerr and Sarah Moule.
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King Groovy & The Horn Stars Big Band with Gabrielle Ducomble [Lunch]
Sat-21-Feb (11:59am):
King Groovy & The Horn Stars Big Band with Gabrielle Ducomble [Lunch]
Show Time 1:00pm / Doors Open 12 Noon

This top-notch London big band has been playing together since 2005 under MD Paul Goodrum, delivering dynamic swing, jazz, latin and funk. Today’s guest vocalist Gabrielle Ducomble is an accomplished star on the UK jazz scene who brings elegance and emotion to everything she sings, from French chansons to samba and Natalie Cole-style swing. Expect a full-on big band sound from smooth to funky, with dextrous solos and awesome grooves, gorgeous melodies and a touch of Parisian class.
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Berenice Scott
Sat-21-Feb (6:00pm):
Berenice Scott
Show Time 7:30pm - 9:00pm / Doors Open 6:00pm

After a hugely successful album launch at Dean Street, Pizza Express is delighted for the return of Berenice Scott.
Berenice will be performing songs from her highly acclaimed album POLARITY and other well-known material.
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USONiC
Sat-21-Feb (10:00pm):
USONiC
Show Time 10:30pm - 12:Midnight / Doors Open 10:00pm

USONiC is a MOBO nominated world jazz fusion 6 piece band.
Between them they have worked with Sting, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Incognito, Prince, James Brown, Steps Ahead and many more. They have also written songs from artists as diverse as Billy Ocean to the world renowned fusion band Steps Ahead among many others.
They have released 2 albums the first of which was nominated for best jazz album at the MOBO awards in 2011.
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Dominic J Marshall Trio
Sun-22-Feb (11:59am):
Dominic J Marshall Trio
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open midday

Dominic J Marshall trio consists of three friends who met in Leeds, sharing a mutual love of music. Their compositional approach to improvising, coupled with a deep respect for the intimacy of the trio setting, tie together their myriad influences and ideas into a rugged yet cohesive whole. Their music evades categorisation, surging enigmatically through jazz, classical, hip-hop, soul, folk and everything in between, into a realm of expression that is uncompromisingly their own.
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PizzaExpress All Stars Reunion 2015
Sun-22-Feb (6:30pm):
PizzaExpress All Stars Reunion 2015
Show Time 8pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Peter Boizot – founder of the Pizza Express chain of restaurants in 1965 – founded the PIZZAEXPRESS ALL-STARS in 1979 as house-band for his club at 10 Dean Street. Tonight’s celebration of thirty-five years of the All Stars (and 50 years of the PizzaExpress!) sees the reunion of four of the band's original members – Dave Shepherd (clarinet), Digby Fairweather (cornet), Roy Williams (trombone) and Len Skeat (double bass) – alongside a regular deputy with the band, drummer Stan Bourke and a brilliant newcomer – Tim Huskisson – on piano!
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Trish Clowes 5tet
Mon-23-Feb (7:00pm):
Trish Clowes 5tet
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Shropshire-born saxophonist and composer Trish Clowes' star is firmly in the ascendant. Her tenure as BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist created exciting opportunities, not least her collaboration with the BBC Concert Orchestra on three tracks on her acclaimed third album ‘Pocket Compass’. Clowes’ music explores a range of moods and sensations with quiet intensity, creating potential modern standards that combine innovation with her love of the jazz tradition.
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Mads Mathias
Tue-24-Feb (7:00pm):
Mads Mathias
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Already somewhat of a star in his native Denmark, Mads Mathias is a vocalist/songwriter and saxophonist, who has captured the hearts of music lovers with his charismatic performances, spirited personality and entrancing original songs with the feel of timeless swing-era classics. Inspired and influenced by the great jazz vocalists of the past and present from Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra to Harry Connick Jr, Mathias is nevertheless an original talent with a unique and effortlessly charming vocal delivery and a skill for writing catchy and memorable, stylishly crafted tunes.
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Harry Allen Quartet featuring Andrea Pozza
Wed-25-Feb (7:00pm):
Harry Allen Quartet featuring Andrea Pozza
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Swing Bros. recording artist Harry Allen has over thirty recordings to his name. Three of Harry's CDs have won Gold Disc Awards from Japan's Swing Journal Magazine, and his CD ‘Tenors Anyone?’ won both the Gold Disc Award and the New Star Award. His recordings have made the top ten list for favourite new releases in Swing Journal Magazine's reader's poll and Jazz Journal International's critic's poll for 1997, and ‘Eu Nao Quero Dancar (I Won't Dance)’, the third Gold Disc Award winner, was voted second for album of the year for 1998 by Swing Journal Magazine’s reader’s poll.
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Kim Waters
Thu-26-Feb (7:00pm):
Kim Waters
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

The smooth and seductive sax of Kim Waters has thrilled audiences for an amazing 25 years, as witnessed by an impressive catalogue featuring numerous Number One albums and singles. Kim has played at the club before, as part of the Sax Pack line up. Smooth Jazz Events UK is delighted to welcome this most melodious of sax players for his first solo London appearances. With Kim will be Oli Silk on keys, Orefo Orakwue on bass and Greg Grainger on drums.
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Kim Waters
Fri-27-Feb (7:30pm):
Kim Waters
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

The smooth and seductive sax of Kim Waters has thrilled audiences for an amazing 25 years, as witnessed by an impressive catalogue featuring numerous Number One albums and singles. Kim has played at the club before, as part of the Sax Pack line up. Smooth Jazz Events UK is delighted to welcome this most melodious of sax players for his first solo London appearances. With Kim will be Oli Silk on keys, Orefo Orakwue on bass and Greg Grainger on drums.
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Kim Waters
Sat-28-Feb (7:30pm):
Kim Waters
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

The smooth and seductive sax of Kim Waters has thrilled audiences for an amazing 25 years, as witnessed by an impressive catalogue featuring numerous Number One albums and singles. Kim has played at the club before, as part of the Sax Pack line up. Smooth Jazz Events UK is delighted to welcome this most melodious of sax players for his first solo London appearances. With Kim will be Oli Silk on keys, Orefo Orakwue on bass and Greg Grainger on drums.
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Kim Waters
Sun-01-Mar (11:59am):
Kim Waters
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open 12pm

The smooth and seductive sax of Kim Waters has thrilled audiences for an amazing 25 years, as witnessed by an impressive catalogue featuring numerous Number One albums and singles. Kim has played at the club before, as part of the Sax Pack line up. Smooth Jazz Events UK is delighted to welcome this most melodious of sax players for his first solo London appearances. With Kim will be Oli Silk on keys, Orefo Orakwue on bass and Greg Grainger on drums.
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Jumoké Fashola - 'The Condition Of Being A Woman'
Sun-01-Mar (6:30pm):
Jumoké Fashola - 'The Condition Of Being A Woman'
Show Time 8pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Broadcaster & vocalist, Jumoké Fashola returns to Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, with 'The Condition of Being A Woman'. Born in London, transplanted to Nigeria, Jumoké's music meshes her African roots with contemporary songs from Prince to Maroon 5, Miriam Makeba & Nina Simone to Wayne Shorter, connecting the ancestral to the modern. Her debut album, 'The Condition of Being a Woman' was released last year. This multi-talented artist is also an award-winning radio and television presenter for the BBC.
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Soho Interpretations - Polly Gibbons 'Nina's Reflections'
Mon-02-Mar (7:00pm):
Soho Interpretations - Polly Gibbons 'Nina's Reflections'
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Polly Gibbons is one of the most respected and talked about young singer/songwriters of her generation. A nomination for a BBC Jazz Award back in 2006 with no album release to her name, was a clear indication of just how special a singer and performer Polly is. Much esteemed by her contemporaries, Polly has built a reputation as being an original and gifted voice. With warm, rich, soulful vocals and an innate blues sensibility, she has been likened to many of the jazz and soul greats bringing her own storytelling and earnest depth alongside unique humour and fun to performances. This special show - part of the Soho Interpretations series - sees Polly explore the music and soul of the great Nina Simone.
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Paul Riley
Tue-03-Mar (7:00pm):
Paul Riley
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Paul Riley will be launching his debut album 'Into View' released on the Jellymould Jazz Records label and supported by Jazz Services. Tonight kicks off the band's UK tour. The band features some of the finest musicians in the UK with Paul Riley on alto and soprano saxophones, Ant Law on guitar, Rick Simpson on piano, Matt Ridley on bass and Dave Hamblett on drums.
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Steinway Festival 2015 - Ian Shaw & Liane Carroll
Sun-08-Mar (6:30pm):
Steinway Festival 2015 - Ian Shaw & Liane Carroll
Show Time 8pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Two of the world’s great singer-pianists are reunited over two nights for this year’s Steinway Festival. Their magnificent musical skills combine with a great friendship to create an informal and often rioutous show. Ian Shaw and Liane Carroll bring soulfulness, personality, musical class and incorrigible wit to a repertoire that covers the jazz songbook, contemporary songs as well as their own originals. Prepare for an emotional roller coaster with these multiple award winners. As always you can expect these shows to sell out quickly!
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Phil Donkin Quartet 'The Gate' Album Launch
Tue-10-Mar (7:00pm):
Phil Donkin Quartet 'The Gate' Album Launch
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Sunderland native Phil Donkin is one of the most in demand bassists in the World, having worked with Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Abercrombie, Kenny Wheeler, and Gwilym Simcock among many others. Phil is now embarking on his first UK tour as a bandleader promoting the release of 'The Gate,' his debut album for Whirlwind Recordings. The UK launch concert features some of the most exciting talent in NYC: Ben Wendel, Glenn Zaleski & Colin Stranahan.
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Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble
Wed-11-Mar (7:00pm):
Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Gilad is one of the great sax players of our era - Robert Wyatt has described him as the best musician in the world today. Despite the fact that he is an in demand session player (selected by Pink Floyd to take the sax chair on their first album for 20 years - 'The Endless River', released in November 2014) and author, Gilad keeps the jazz flame burning and with 'The Whistle Blower' makes perhaps his most jazz orientated album yet.
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Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble
Thu-12-Mar (7:00pm):
Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Gilad is one of the great sax players of our era - Robert Wyatt has described him as the best musician in the world today. Despite the fact that he is an in demand session player (selected by Pink Floyd to take the sax chair on their first album for 20 years - 'The Endless River', released in November 2014) and author, Gilad keeps the jazz flame burning and with 'The Whistle Blower' makes perhaps his most jazz orientated album yet.
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Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble
Fri-13-Mar (7:30pm):
Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Gilad is one of the great sax players of our era - Robert Wyatt has described him as the best musician in the world today. Despite the fact that he is an in demand session player (selected by Pink Floyd to take the sax chair on their first album for 20 years - 'The Endless River', released in November 2014) and author, Gilad keeps the jazz flame burning and with 'The Whistle Blower' makes perhaps his most jazz orientated album yet.
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Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble
Sat-14-Mar (7:30pm):
Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Gilad is one of the great sax players of our era - Robert Wyatt has described him as the best musician in the world today. Despite the fact that he is an in demand session player (selected by Pink Floyd to take the sax chair on their first album for 20 years - 'The Endless River', released in November 2014) and author, Gilad keeps the jazz flame burning and with 'The Whistle Blower' makes perhaps his most jazz orientated album yet.
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1Up! With Dave Lewis & Lizzie Deane
Sun-15-Mar (6:30pm):
1Up! With Dave Lewis & Lizzie Deane
Show Time 8:00pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

American saxophonist Dave Lewis's raw and lyrical sound is perfectly matched by the soulful intensity and searing blues vocals of Lizzie Deane. The band lays down the deepest grooves and affords space for virtuosic improvisation and breathtaking interplay. These guys pick up the standard from where the Crusaders, Rufus and the Meters left off. With their original material and evocative lyrics '1UP' bring their own contemporary edge to the groove. Above all it's a band of outstanding musicians who play as one.
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Thump Festival 2015 - London Afrobeat Collective
Tue-17-Mar (7:00pm):
Thump Festival 2015 - London Afrobeat Collective
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

The London Afrobeat Collective (LAC) – championed by BBC 6 Music's Craig Charles - are an incendiary live act who channel the spirit of the afrobeat founder, Fela Kuti, via bass-heavy rhythms guaranteed to make you move. 2013 saw LAC take the festival circuit by storm, building on their stunning debut when Michael Eavis personally invited them to open the West Holts (formerly the Jazz World stage) at the Glastonbury Festival. The band has staged rip-roaring performances at Bestival and Cheltenham Jazz Festival, not to mention performing tracks with indie combo Bombay Bicycle Club at Bestival, Latitude, Reading and Glastonbury.
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Thump Festival 2015 - The Greg Foat Group
Wed-18-Mar (7:00pm):
Thump Festival 2015 - The Greg Foat Group
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Following their third album, entitled 'Live At The Playboy Club London', The Greg Foat Group is generating great interest across the UK and Europe with their splendid "psychedelic blend of non-contemporary jazz." They are still riding high on the success of their debut album, 'Dark Is The Sun' (2011) released by the near legendary Jazzman Records. Critically acclaimed, 'Dark Is The Sun' was rated one of the best jazz albums of 2011 in Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards and was described by Jamie Cullum (BBC Radio 2) as being "perfectly out of step with polished Modern Jazz."
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Thump Festival 2015 - Mammal Hands
Thu-19-Mar (7:00pm):
Thump Festival 2015 - Mammal Hands
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Mammal Hands are a trio of like-minded musicians: Nick Smart (piano), Jesse Barrett (drums and percussion) and Jordan Smart (saxophones). Drawing on influences from Steve Reich to Bonobo and Pharoah Sanders to Cinematic Orchestra, alongside elements of North Indian and African music, they produce their own beautiful, inimitable music - at times wistful and melancholic and others raucous and catchy. They evoke a range of moods, from delicate and subtle to explosive and frantic, blending thoughtful compositions with spontaneity and interplay.
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Thump Festival 2015 - Colman Brothers + Mind The Baby
Fri-20-Mar (7:30pm):
Thump Festival 2015 - Colman Brothers + Mind The Baby
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Brothers Matt and Andrew Colman play trombone and trumpet respectively. The pair, from Bristol, have been writing music that combines traditional latin and jazz flavours with contemporary beats and the kind of horn power you would expect from this duo of brass masters. Matt Colman has played with artists as varied as The Herbaliser, Pee Wee Ellis, Shola Ama, Ben E. King,Black Grape and Suggs; whilst young Andrew Colman, has not only held his own with Corrine Bailey Rae, Peter King and Perry Hemus, but was previously voted the Young Jazz Musician of the Year! With support from international jazz fusion group MTB.
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Thump Festival 2015 - THE PRB SESSIONS 'A NIGHT OF GROOVY FUNKY SOUL & LATIN JAZZ'
Sat-21-Mar (6:00pm):
Thump Festival 2015 - THE PRB SESSIONS 'A NIGHT OF GROOVY FUNKY SOUL & LATIN JAZZ'
Show Time 7:30pm / Doors Open 6pm

With his "deeper-than-deep" grooves and out-there creativity, Pete Ray Biggin plays with such fiery passion that he quickly gained a reputation as of the UK's hottest drummers. This led him to playing with Level 42, Chaka Khan, Incognito, Lalah Hathaway, Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, Adele et al. Now recording and touring the world with Incognito, Level 42 and his own gigging group the ultra-funky PB Underground. Although he describes his drumming as "pushy, groovy, edgy and energetic" there is an undeniably moving power to his stunning playing. The PRB Sessions will see Pete Ray Biggin joined by a stellar cast of the UK and Europe's top singers and players for 'A Night Of Groovy Funky Soul & Latin Jazz.'
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Thump Festival 2015 - THE PRB SESSIONS 'A NIGHT OF GROOVY FUNKY SOUL & LATIN JAZZ'
Sat-21-Mar (10:00pm):
Thump Festival 2015 - THE PRB SESSIONS 'A NIGHT OF GROOVY FUNKY SOUL & LATIN JAZZ'
Show Time 10:30pm / Doors Open 10pm

With his "deeper-than-deep" grooves and out-there creativity, Pete Ray Biggin plays with such fiery passion that he quickly gained a reputation as of the UK's hottest drummers. This led him to playing with Level 42, Chaka Khan, Incognito, Lalah Hathaway, Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, Adele et al. Now recording and touring the world with Incognito, Level 42 and his own gigging group the ultra-funky PB Underground. Although he describes his drumming as "pushy, groovy, edgy and energetic" there is an undeniably moving power to his stunning playing. The PRB Sessions will see Pete Ray Biggin joined by a stellar cast of the UK and Europe's top singers and players for 'A Night Of Groovy Funky Soul & Latin Jazz.'
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Calista Kazuko and Guests
Sun-22-Mar (11:59am):
Calista Kazuko and Guests
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open midday

Calista Kazuko sings and plays with a depth of expression that moves the heart. Her songs and performances captivate the audience – original, scintillating, and charged with emotion. Born into a bohemian family where music was the staple diet and virtuosity was expected, the sassy singer studied as a classical pianist at London’s Royal Academy of Music, before beginning her collaboration with songwriting legend Elliot James Frisby. Their eclectic album recalls Regina Spektor, David Bowie, and the theatricality of Leonard Bernstein. Jazz and the Blues sit side by side in an intensely personal collection of songs.
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Mishka Adams
Sun-22-Mar (6:30pm):
Mishka Adams
Show Time 8pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Filipina/British singer and multi-instrumentalist Mishka Adams has built a solid name for herself as a singer and percussionist on the London Jazz and Samba scenes. She has toured the UK extensively and performs regularly all over London and her new hometown of Berlin. Tonight she launches her European Spring Tour, promoting her fifth album 'Songs from the Deep'. Backed by her fantastic band, Mishka seamlessly weaves together sounds from different musical realms in a captivating set - ranging from laid back jazzy Bossa Novas to the earthy old school Sambas of Rio - as well as her own soulful, lyrical originals.
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Noemi Nuti
Wed-25-Mar (7:00pm):
Noemi Nuti
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

New singing sensation Noemi Nuti launches ‘Nice to Meet You’, her sun-drenched debut album featuring highly respected artists on the British jazz circuit. It is a warm yet joyful acoustic album, of dynamic Brazilian and jazz influences, where Noemi’s natural and honest approach invites the music to speak for itself, while creating a genuine connection with the listener who is taken on a journey into varied musical spaces. On the night, Noemi will be accompanied by Quentin Collins (trumpet), Chris Eldred (piano), Filipe Monteiro (guitar), Tim Thornton (bass) and Ernesto Simpson (drums). An evening certainly not to be missed!
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Larry Coryell
Thu-26-Mar (7:00pm):
Larry Coryell
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Larry Coryell is one of the world's acknowledged guitar masters. He has recorded more than 85 albums over the past 50 years as a bandleader, soloist and 'featured accompanist' with artists as diverse as Jimmy Webb, Charles Mingus and Chick Corea. Hailed by his legion of fans as one of "the guitar gods" in the late 1970s, he has also been christened as "a true pioneer of rock-jazz fusion" by the New York Times, and dubbed "the Godfather of Fusion" by DownBeat Magazine.
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Larry Coryell
Fri-27-Mar (7:30pm):
Larry Coryell
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Larry Coryell is one of the world's acknowledged guitar masters. He has recorded more than 85 albums over the past 50 years as a bandleader, soloist and 'featured accompanist' with artists as diverse as Jimmy Webb, Charles Mingus and Chick Corea. Hailed by his legion of fans as one of "the guitar gods" in the late 1970s, he has also been christened as "a true pioneer of rock-jazz fusion" by the New York Times, and dubbed "the Godfather of Fusion" by DownBeat Magazine.
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Larry Coryell
Sat-28-Mar (7:30pm):
Larry Coryell
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Larry Coryell is one of the world's acknowledged guitar masters. He has recorded more than 85 albums over the past 50 years as a bandleader, soloist and 'featured accompanist' with artists as diverse as Jimmy Webb, Charles Mingus and Chick Corea. Hailed by his legion of fans as one of "the guitar gods" in the late 1970s, he has also been christened as "a true pioneer of rock-jazz fusion" by the New York Times, and dubbed "the Godfather of Fusion" by DownBeat Magazine.
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The Filthy Six
Sun-29-Mar (6:30pm):
The Filthy Six
Show Time 8:00pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

The Filthy Six are one of the most exciting, authentic Jazz Soul outfits in the UK today, having established themselves as one of the most electric live acts around. Their soaring horns, blistering guitar and gut-wrenching Hammond are fuelled by one of the hardest grooving rhythm sections east of New York, producing a hip-shakingly powerful mixture of jazz, funk and boogaloo totally in keeping with the finest traditions of the Blue Note sound.
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John Altman and Friends
Wed-01-Apr (7:00pm):
John Altman and Friends
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Tonight's John Altman and Friends show sees the continuation of a successful series of events which feature Emmy and BAFTA Award winning composer/saxophonist John Altman in the company of some of his peers. Backed by an all star rhythm section, John will present special surprise guests from the worlds of jazz, TV and film, subject to availability. Past guests have included movie star Jeff Goldblum, James Bond Theme composer Monty Norman, former England cricket captain Mark Butcher, Eastenders' villain John Altman (Nasty Nick Cotton), classical virtuoso violinist Charlie Siem and national treasure Neil Innes, all showing off their jazz credentials.
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Acid Jazz Sessions - Resolution 88
Thu-02-Apr (7:00pm):
Acid Jazz Sessions - Resolution 88
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

RESOLUTION 88's first ever performance featured on ITV News (East Anglia) and they have since supported the Grammy Award winning Snarky Puppy to a sell-out crowd at the Village Underground, Medeski Martin & Wood at Under the Bridge. Their début album (released in January 2014) was mixed by Dan Goldman aka JD73 (Morcheeba) and was mastered in New York by Bob Power (Erykah Badu, The Roots, Common, D'Angelo, ATCQ etc). It has received plenty of airplay around the world already; most notably Craig Charles' Funk & Soul Show on BBC Radio 6 and Jazz FM (both multiple times), along with their most recent release, 'Press Play' (a 3-track EP released in October 2014).
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Scott Hamilton Quartet
Fri-03-Apr (7:30pm):
Scott Hamilton Quartet
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Following successful tours of Brazil, USA and Europe in Summer 2014, the Scott Hamilton Quartet return to Dean Street for their annual Easter residency. Expect the highest quality classic jazz from Scott and old friends John Pearce (piano), Dave Green (bass) and Steve Brown (drums) as they present a mixture of jazz standards and originals including tracks from their recent album 'Dean Street Nights'. Scott, a regular at Dean Street since the late 1970s quite rightly continues to gain the plaudits of both his audiences and the critics, never failing to delight all his listeners.
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Scott Hamilton Quartet
Sat-04-Apr (7:30pm):
Scott Hamilton Quartet
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

Following successful tours of Brazil, USA and Europe in Summer 2014, the Scott Hamilton Quartet return to Dean Street for their annual Easter residency. Expect the highest quality classic jazz from Scott and old friends John Pearce (piano), Dave Green (bass) and Steve Brown (drums) as they present a mixture of jazz standards and originals including tracks from their recent album 'Dean Street Nights'. Scott, a regular at Dean Street since the late 1970s quite rightly continues to gain the plaudits of both his audiences and the critics, never failing to delight all his listeners.
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Scott Hamilton Quartet
Sun-05-Apr (6:30pm):
Scott Hamilton Quartet
Show Time 8pm / Doors Open 6:30pm

Following successful tours of Brazil, USA and Europe in Summer 2014, the Scott Hamilton Quartet return to Dean Street for their annual Easter residency. Expect the highest quality classic jazz from Scott and old friends John Pearce (piano), Dave Green (bass) and Steve Brown (drums) as they present a mixture of jazz standards and originals including tracks from their recent album 'Dean Street Nights'. Scott, a regular at Dean Street since the late 1970s quite rightly continues to gain the plaudits of both his audiences and the critics, never failing to delight all his listeners.
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Scott Hamilton Quartet
Mon-06-Apr (7:00pm):
Scott Hamilton Quartet
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Following successful tours of Brazil, USA and Europe in Summer 2014, the Scott Hamilton Quartet return to Dean Street for their annual Easter residency. Expect the highest quality classic jazz from Scott and old friends John Pearce (piano), Dave Green (bass) and Steve Brown (drums) as they present a mixture of jazz standards and originals including tracks from their recent album 'Dean Street Nights'. Scott, a regular at Dean Street since the late 1970s quite rightly continues to gain the plaudits of both his audiences and the critics, never failing to delight all his listeners.
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Ben Cox Band
Sun-12-Apr (11:59am):
Ben Cox Band
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open midday

The Ben Cox Band come to Pizza Express for a two day album launch. 'This Waiting Game', has been an eagerly awaited album since the title track was featured on Jamie Cullum’s Radio 2 show. The album is set to establish this quintet as a driving force in British Jazz. A fresh, original jazz based band with songs to set your heart soaring. With beautiful harmonies and melodies and original songwriting from Jamie Safiruddin and Ben Cox, backed up by the sublime groove of Will Glaser and Flo Moore, and also featuring Adam Chatterton on trumpet.
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Ben Cox Band
Mon-13-Apr (7:00pm):
Ben Cox Band
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

The Ben Cox Band come to Pizza Express for a two day album launch. 'This Waiting Game', has been an eagerly awaited album since the title track was featured on Jamie Cullum’s Radio 2 show. The album is set to establish this quintet as a driving force in British Jazz. A fresh, original jazz based band with songs to set your heart soaring. With beautiful harmonies and melodies and original songwriting from Jamie Safiruddin and Ben Cox, backed up by the sublime groove of Will Glaser and Flo Moore, and also featuring Adam Chatterton on trumpet.
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David Benoit
Thu-16-Apr (7:00pm):
David Benoit
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

The list of David Benoit's awards and achievements includes multiple Grammy nominations and a Lifetime achievement award in the field of smooth jazz. He has 25 solo albums to his name and has collaborated with the likes of Peter White, Rick Braun and many others. He is also the conductor of the Asia America Symphony Orchestra. Following David's sell out visit to Pizza Express Jazz Club last year, Smooth Jazz Events UK is delighted to be welcoming him back for another run. Playing with David will be Julian Crampton on bass and Elliot Henshaw on drums.
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David Benoit
Fri-17-Apr (7:30pm):
David Benoit
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

The list of David Benoit's awards and achievements includes multiple Grammy nominations and a Lifetime achievement award in the field of smooth jazz. He has 25 solo albums to his name and has collaborated with the likes of Peter White, Rick Braun and many others. He is also the conductor of the Asia America Symphony Orchestra. Following David's sell out visit to Pizza Express Jazz Club last year, Smooth Jazz Events UK is delighted to be welcoming him back for another run. Playing with David will be Julian Crampton on bass and Elliot Henshaw on drums.
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David Benoit
Sat-18-Apr (7:30pm):
David Benoit
Show Time 9pm / Doors Open 7:30pm

The list of David Benoit's awards and achievements includes multiple Grammy nominations and a Lifetime achievement award in the field of smooth jazz. He has 25 solo albums to his name and has collaborated with the likes of Peter White, Rick Braun and many others. He is also the conductor of the Asia America Symphony Orchestra. Following David's sell out visit to Pizza Express Jazz Club last year, Smooth Jazz Events UK is delighted to be welcoming him back for another run. Playing with David will be Julian Crampton on bass and Elliot Henshaw on drums.
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David Benoit
Sun-19-Apr (11:59am):
David Benoit
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open midday

The list of David Benoit's awards and achievements includes multiple Grammy nominations and a Lifetime achievement award in the field of smooth jazz. He has 25 solo albums to his name and has collaborated with the likes of Peter White, Rick Braun and many others. He is also the conductor of the Asia America Symphony Orchestra. Following David's sell out visit to Pizza Express Jazz Club last year, Smooth Jazz Events UK is delighted to be welcoming him back for another run. Playing with David will be Julian Crampton on bass and Elliot Henshaw on drums.
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Babelfish 'Chasing Rainbows' Album Launch
Tue-21-Apr (7:00pm):
Babelfish 'Chasing Rainbows' Album Launch
Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7pm

Tonight Babelfish are launching their second album 'Chasing Rainbows’. A collaboration between two of the UK’s finest jazz artists Barry Green (piano) and Brigitte Beraha (voice), the band also features legends Chris Laurence (double bass) and Paul Clarvis (percussion). Each Babelfish performance is fearless, fresh and mesmerising. One night only, so book early to avoid disappointment.
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Julian Argüelles
Sat-25-Apr (11:59am):
Julian Argüelles
Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open 12pm

From his beginnings with the legendary Loose Tubes, through his worldwide collaborations, to his searching solo projects, UK composer / saxophonist & bandleader Julian Argüelles has always spoken with a unique voice and is hugely influential to a new generation of British jazz musicians. His music has been described as supremely lyrical, with beautiful melodies whilst staying cliche free. His current quartet 'TETRA' features Kit Downes (piano), Sam Lasserson (bass) and James Maddren (drums) and today they'll be joined by some extremely talented guests. Expect lyrical, cliché free music from this distinctive bandleader.
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