Music from 8 pm. Free entry! Call 0118 971 3827 to make dinner reservations.
Saturday 27 May 2023: Emily Windham Trio
Emily Windham vocals, Xavier Riley guitar, Marianne Windham bass
Emily Windham is an actress, singer and performer. A versatile and skilled vocalist with an engaging stage presence, she studied at RADA and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and since graduating has toured shows across the UK and Europe and worked in feature and short films. Xavier Riley, with influences from Django Reinhardt to Wes Montgomery and beyond, plays with groups throughout the South East. A lyrical bass player, Marianne Windham is the founder and driving force of Guildford Jazz, and has performed with many of the UK’s leading jazz musicians.
Saturday 24 June 2023: Jenny Fay and Friends
Jenny Fay vocals, Simon Cook piano, Rudy Cook bass, Jim Wade drums
Jenny’s early influences as a jazz singer naturally include Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald but she has found inspiration from many other singers with current obsessions including Gregory Porter, China Moses and the wonderful Liane Carroll. Jenny has been fortunate enough to be tutored by Liane Carroll and has learnt from her the importance of crafting a song to tell a story that touches hearts. More recently Jenny has studied under Emilia Mårtensson, a winner of the Jazz Vocalist of the Year in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
Saturday 29 July 2023: Peter Bingham Quartet
Peter Bingham tenor sax, Simon Cook piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums
Note: this session will now take place at The Queen's Head, Reading RG2 7AZ
Peter Bingham started playing clarinet in his pre-teen years and later converted to saxophone at the age of 15 in order to play in his uncle’s dance band. He ran that band after his uncle retired and also played in an organ trio.
He began playing modern jazz at a jazz workshop at the West End Centre in the late 1970s. Peter’s current band Equinox, formed in 2000, has a ‘first Tuesday of the month’ residency, with a wide range of guest artists, at The Four Horseshoes, Sherfield on Loddon.
Saturday 26 August 2023: Gareth Chelley Quartet
Gareth Chelley tenor sax, Phil Craddock piano, Brian Throup bass, Jim Wade drums
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