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An exploration of contemporary and modern jazz with an emphasis on local talent: the city’s best mix of instrumental and vocal jazz.


15th January

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  • Kosma/Mercer: Autumn Leaves. Bob Berg (tenor Saxophone), Jazz Ensemble
  • Davis, Miles: Honky Tonk. Miles Davis, tpt., Steve Grossman, sax. Jazz Ensemble .

  • 8th January

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  • Elia": Moments. Joe Lovano (tenor sax), Eliane Elias (piano), Marc Johnson (bass), Joey Baron (drums)

  • 1st January

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  • Holman: Flirt. Count Basie Orchestra
  • Hines/Wood: Rosetta. Frankie Laine (vocal),
  • Hines/Woods: Rosetta. Ralph Sutton, Jay McShann(Pianos), Milt Hinton (bass), Gus Johnson (drums)
  • Dunning, Adam: Happy New Year. Adam Dunning, voc. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Creamer/Layton: After You've Gone. the International All Stars
  • Creamer: If I could be with you one hour tonight. Ade Monsbourgh (vocal, alto sax), Tom Pickering (clarinet), Col Wells (trumpet), Ian Pearce (piano), Cedric Pearce (drums), Bennie Cuebas (trombone)
  • Denson/Hoyt: All I Know. Elly Hoyt (vocal), Mat Jodrell (flugelhorn)
  • Jodrell, Mat (arr. Newcomb, Stephen): Till We Meet Again. Angela Davis Quartet & Strings .
  • Legrand/Bergman/Bergman: On my way to you. Freddy Cole (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Walton: Mode for Joe. Eastern rebellion. Cedar Walton (piano), Billy Higgins (drums), Sam Jones (bass), George Coleman (saxophone)
  • Porter: The New Year's Eve Song. Patricia Barber (vocal, piano), Chris Potter (tenor sax), Michael Arnopol (bass), Eric Montzka (drums), Neal Alger (guitar)
  • Metheny, Pat: New Year. Antonio Sanchez, drums, Ben Williams, acoustic bass, Chris Potter, reeds, Pat Metheny, gtr.
  • Green: Body and Soul. Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Cedar Walton (piano), wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Reggie Workman (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums)
  • Hubbard: Up jumped Spring. Frank Morgan (alto sax), Ronnie Mathews (piano), Buster Williams (bass), Al Foster (drums)
  • Arlen/mercer: that old black magic. Mary Stallings (vocal), Eric reed (piano), Hamilton Price (bass), ralph Penland (drums).
  • Kaye/Reid: I'll close my eyes. Beverley Sheehan (vocal), Storyville Jazztet
  • Davis/Evans: Blue in Green. Ali Ryerson (flute), Harold Danko (piano), Jeff Fuller (bass), Terry Clarke (drums)
  • Fort: Meditation for a New Year. Anat Fort (piano), Gary Wang (bass), Roland Schneider (drums)

  • 25th December

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  • Santa Claus is coming to town. James Morrison (trumpet), Orchestra
  • Rollins, Jack: Frosty the Snowman. Nat 'King' Cole, voc. Nat King Cole Trio, Unnamed Ensemble .
  • Torme, Mel: The Christmas Song. Nat 'King' Cole, pno., Nat 'King' Cole, voc. Nat King Cole Trio .
  • Traditional (arr. Burrows, Don): God rest ye merry gentlemen. Don Burrows, fte., George Golla, gtr. Don Burrows Quintet .
  • Livingstone/Evans: I was a little too lonely. John Pizzarelli (Vocal, guitar), Ray Kennedy (piano), Martin Pizzarelli (bass)
  • Pizzarelli/Kennedy: That's Nat. John Pizzarelli (guitar), Ray Kennedy (piano), Martin Pizzarelli (bass)
  • Cole/Mills: Straighten up and fly right. Vince Jones (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Dameron, Tadd: Our Delight. Cannonball Adderley, sax., Nat Adderley, cornet Jazz Ensemble .
  • Haggart, Bob: What's New ?. Cannonball Adderley, sax., Nat Adderley, cornet Jazz Ensemble .
  • unknown: Its only a paper moon. Nat King Cole Trio
  • unknown: The Man I Love. Nat King Cole Trio
  • Gershwin: Liza. Chris Connor (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Gershwin: Looking for a Boy. Chris Connor (vocal), Jazz Ensemble
  • Herbolzheimer: Clark After Dark. Clark Terry (flugelhorn), Orchestra
  • Trad. Silent Night. Stanley Jordan (guitar)
  • Trad. Silent Night. Andy Vance trio
  • Gabler/Kaempfert: L-O-V-E Gregory Porter (vocal), Orchestra
  • Porter: Miss Otis regrets. Gregory Porter (vocal), Orchestra
  • Pierpoint: Jingle Bells. Duke Ellington & Orchestra
  • Trad. Noel. The U.S. Air Force Air Men of Note
  • Martin/Blane: Have yourself a merry little Christmas. The Idea of North
  • Trad. I saw three ships. The Idea of North
  • Cole: I'm an errand girl for rhythm. Diana Krall (piano, vocal), Russell Malone (guitar), Paul Keller (bass)
  • Redman/Razaf: Gee baby, aint I good to You. Diana Krall (vocal, piano), Russell Malone (guitar), Paul Keller (bass)
  • Torme, Mel: The Christmas Song. Tony Gould, pno.

  • 18th December

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  • Rava, Enrico: Choctaw. Enrico Rava Quintet .
  • Parker: Cheryl Blues. Chet Baker (trumpet), Glauco Massetti (alto), Gianni Basso (tenor), Renato Sellani (piano), Franco Cerri (bass), Gene Voctory (drums)
  • Davis/Evans: Blue in Green. Ralph Towner (guitar), Paolo Fresu (trumpet)
  • Chaplin: Smile. Joe Chindamo (solo piano)
  • Morricone: Cinema Paradiso Medley. Joe Chindamo (piano, accordion), Geoff Hughes (guitar), Nigel McLean (violin), David Beck (drums), Matt Clohesy (bass), Alex Pertout (percussion)
  • Strayhorn: overture to a Jam Session. Bruno Canfora with Radio RAI Big Band
  • Ellington: Just Squeeze Me. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Piano Trio
  • Dennis: Angel Eyes. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Piano Trio
  • Battista/de Curtis: Come back to Sorrento. Scott Hamilton (tenor sax), Rossano Sportiello (piano)
  • Turcio: Streets of Naples. Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra

  • 11th December

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  • Phillips/Phillips: California Dreamin 'George Benson (guitar), Jazz Ensemble
  • Henley/Frey/Felder: Hotel California. Joe Chindamo (piano), Philip Rex (bass), Rajiv Jayaweera (drums)
  • Thomson: California Swing. Paul Howard's Quality Serenaders
  • Jobim, Antonio-Carlos: Samba do Aviao. Bud Shank, sax. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Jobim: Song of the Jet (Samba do aviao) Tony Bennett (vocal), Orchestra
  • van Heusen/Burke: Here's that Rainy day. Bud Shank (alto sax), Jazz Ensemble
  • Rogers: Jasmine. Bud Shank (alto sax), Shorty Rogers (flugelhorn), Jimmie Rowles (piano), Harry Babasin (bass), Roy Harte (drums)
  • Berlin: What'll I Do? Bud Shank (flute), Bob Cooper (oboe), Howard Roberts (guitar), Don Prell (bass), Chuck Flores (drums)

  • 4th December

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  • Monk/Clarke: Epistrophy. Kenny Clarke & His 52nd Street Boys
  • Mulligan: Venus de Milo. Miles Davis (trumpet), Jazz Ensemble
  • Lewis: La Rone Suite. Modern Jazz Quartet. John Lewis piano, Kenny Clarke drums, Percy Heath bass, Milt Jackson vibes
  • Too Marvellous for Words. J.J.Johnson (trombone), Jazz Ensemble
  • Davis, Miles: Ascenseur pour l'echafaud (Lift to the Scaffold): Generique. Miles Davis, tpt. Jazz Ensemble .
  • Jackson: Bag's Groove. John Lewis (piano), Sacha Distel (guitar), Barney Wilen (tenor sax), Percy Heath (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums)
  • High Notes Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland and Company
  • Boland: The Styx. Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band
  • Clap: Girl of my dreams. Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Kenny Drew (piano), Niels Henning Orsted Pederson bass Kenny Clarke (drums).
  • Bloom, Rube: Give Me the Simple Life. Carmen McRae, voc., Herbie Mann, fte., Kenny Clarke, drums, Matt Mathews, accordion, Mundell Lowe, gtr., Wendell Marshall, db.
  • I don't want nothin from nobody. Carmen McRae (vocal), Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band
  • Berlin: Cheek to Cheek Blowfish
  • Berlin, Irving: What'll I Do. Alison Wedding, voc., Belinda Moody, db., Colin Hopkins, pno., Danny Fischer, drums .
  • van Heusen/burke: Like Someone in Love. Stan Getz (tenor sax), Lou Levy (piano), Leroy vinegar (bass), Stan Levey (drums)
  • Handy: St. Louis Blues. Ella Fitgerald (vocal), Piano Trio

  • 27th November

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  • Dankworth, John: O Tell Me the Truth about Love. Cleo Laine, voc. Johnny Dankworth Quartet .