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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.


14th September

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7th September

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31st August

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  • Legrand/Bergman/Bergman: What are you doing the rest of your life? Carmen McRae (vocal), Joe Pass (guitar)
  • Morel/Whiting: She's funny that way. Joe Pass (solo guitar)
  • Kern/De Sylva: Look for the Silver lining: Joe Pass and Herb Ellis (guitars), Ray Brown (bass), Jake Hanna (drums)
  • Kern/De Sylva: Look for the Silver lining: Chet Baker (trumpet)
  • Gershwin: A Foggy Day in London Town. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Joe Pass (guitar)
  • Styne: The Things We Did Last Summer . Joe Pass, gtr., Art Van Damme, accordion, Heribert Thusek, vibes.

  • 24th August

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  • Loesser/McHugh: Let's get lost. Vince Jones (vocal)
  • McHugh: Where are you? Ruby Carter (vocal)
  • Livingstone: Never let me go. Dale Barlow (tenor sax), Kenny Barron (piano), Ray Drummond (bass), Ben Riley (drums)
  • Cole Porter: I've got you under my skin: Margaret Urlich (vocal), Dale Barlow (Tenor sax)
  • Frampton: Offering. Dale Barlow, sax., Bruce Cale Quartet.
  • Barlow: Nino. Dale Barlow (sax), Jazz Ensemble
  • Barlow: Wiz Biz. Dale Barlow (sax), Jazz Ensemble

  • 17th August

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  • Berlin: I've got my love to keep me warm. Sarah Vaughan, Billy Eckstine (vocals)
  • Dankworth: Export Blues. The Johnny Dankworth Orchestra
  • Gershwin: But not for me. Georgie Fame (male vocal)
  • Gershwin (arr. Crellin): But Not for Me. The Idea of North.
  • Tracey: One for Gil. Stan Tracey Octet
  • Ellington: Take the A Train. The Johnny Dankworth Orchestra
  • Jackson: Bags' Groove. Oscar Peterson, pno., Oscar Peterson Trio.
  • Jackson: Soma. Milt Jackson (vibes), Henry Boozier (trumpet), Horace Silver (piano), Percy Heath (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums)
  • Dankworth: Play It Again, Sam. Cleo Laine, voc., Dudley Moore, pno., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Dankworth: O Tell Me the Truth about Love. Cleo Laine, voc., Johnny Dankworth Quartet.
  • Rodgers/Hart: Blue Room: Thad Jones (t), Billy Mitchell (ts), Tommy Flanagan (p),Kenny Burrell (g), Oscar Pettiford (b), Shadow Wilson (d)
  • Strayhorn: Chelsea Bridge. Tommy Flanagan Trio
  • Strayhorn: Chelsea Bridge. Eddie Daniels, cl., Peter Handsworth, cl., Trio di Clarone.
  • dankworth: One way street. The Johnny Dankworth Orchestra with the London Philharmonic
  • Carmichael/washington: The Nearness of You. Suzanne Wyllie (female vocal)
  • Martin: An Occasional Man. Ken Schroder Combo , Rebecca Barnard (vocal)
  • Rainger/Robin: If I should lose you. Grant Green (g), Ike Quebec (ts), Sonny Clark (p), Sam Jones (b), Louis Hayes (d)
  • Joplin: Heliotrope Bouquet. John Gill (piano solo)
  • Gershwin: Porgy and Bess: Bess You is my Woman Now. Joe Henderson, sax., Jazz Ensemble.

  • 10th August

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  • Hoffman/lewis/Mencher: on the bumpy road to love. Dick Hyman Jazz Nonet
  • Webber: This is all I ask of you. Dick Hyman (piano), Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson (bass)
  • Hodges: Wings n'Things. Bob Wilber (sax), Dick Hyman (organ)
  • Lerner/Lane: On a clear day. Christine Sullivan (vocal), Jazz Trio
  • Clark: Only Sometimes. Bob Sedergreen, pno., Doug De Vries, gtr., Diana Clark, voc., Simon Starr, bass, David Beck, drums.
  • Cohn/Krueger/Miller/Styne: Sunday. Dick hyman, ralph Sutton (pianos)
  • Kern/Fields: the way you look tonight. Dick Hyman (piano)
  • McHugh/Fields: On the sunny side of the street. Lionel Hampton Quintet
  • Goodman/Mills/sampson: If dreams come true. Scott Hamilton, Harry Allen (tenor saxes), John Bunch (piano), Dennis Irwin (bass), Chuck Riggs (drums)
  • Donaldson (arr. Jones): Makin' Whoopee. Dinah Washington, voc., Jazz Ensemble/Quincy Jones.
  • Berlin: This Year's Kisses. Nina Simone, voc., Bobby Hamilton, drums, Nina Simone, pno., Rudy Stevenson, gtr., Lisle Atkinson, db.
  • Waller: Sweet savannah sue. Ruby Braff (cornet), Dick Hyman (piano)
  • Chopin: Waltz No. 9 Ruby Braff (cornrt), jazz ensemble, Beaux Arts Orchestra
  • Legrand: Love makes the changes. Freddy Cole (male vocal), Grover Washington (tenor sax), jazz ensemble
  • Dorsey/Madeira: I'm glad there is you. Grover Washington (soprano saxophone, Freddy Cole (vocal), ), jazz ensemble
  • medina/Dowell: That Da Da Strain. Kenny Davern (clarinet), Howard Alden, Bucky Pizzarelli (guitars), Greg Cohen (bass), Tony DeNicola (drums)
  • Jones: The Midnight Sun Will Never Set. Quincy Jones' s Orch.
  • McKenzie: At the Crossroads. Darl McKenzie Orchestra
  • Joplin: Weeping Willow. Dick Hyman, pno.

  • 3rd August

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  • Braham: Limehouse Blues. John Coltrane, sax., Cannonball Adderley, sax., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Holiday: God Bless the Child. Steve Morrison, db., Jeff Duff, voc., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Donaldson: Love Me or Leave Me. Michelle Nicolle, voc., Geoff Hughes, gtr., Howard Cairns, db., Ronny Ferella, drums.
  • McKenzie: The Return Journey. The Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra
  • Handy: St. Louis Blues. Gil Evans (arranger), cannonball Adderley (alto), jazz ensemble
  • Rodgers/hammerstein: People will say we're in love. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Ellis Larkins (piano)
  • Mitchell/alter: You turned the tables on me. Ella Fitzgerald (vocal), Ellis Larkins (piano)
  • Hubbard: Blues for Duane. Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Eddie Daniels (tenor sax), Roland Hanna (piano), Louis Hayes (drums), Richard Davis (bass).
  • Porter: I get a kick out of you. Clifford Brown (trumpet), Harold Land (tenor), Max Roach (drums), Richie Powell (piano), George Morrow (bass)
  • Porter: I get a kick out of you. Adam Makowicz (solo piano)
  • Bergman/motta: Like a lover: Dianne Reeves (vocal), Kevin Eubanks (guitar)
  • Johnson: Save Your Love For Me. Nancy Wilson, voc., Cannonball Adderley, sax., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Kosma: Autumn Leaves. Miles Davis, tpt., Cannonball Adderley, sax.
  • Adderley: Marabi. Bob Sedergreen, pno., Ted Vining, drums, Barry Buckley, db.
  • Evans: Waltz for Debby. Cannonball Adderley, sax., Bill Evans, pno., Jazz Ensemble.
  • Wilder/palitz: moon and sand. Kenny Burrell (guitar), Gil Evans (orchestration)
  • Arlen/Harburg: Last night when we were young. Kenny Burrell (guitar), Gil Evans (orchestration)
  • Rodgers: Spring is Here. Cannonball Adderley, sax., Nat Adderley, cornet, Jazz Ensemble.

  • 27th July

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  • Henderson (arr. McKenzie): Bye Bye Blackbird. Hugh Stuckey, gtr., Alex Boneham, bass, Sarah McKenzie, voc., Sarah McKenzie, pno., Eamon McNelis, tpt., Carlo Barbaro, sax., Andrew Murray, tbn., Craig Simon, drums.
  • Dominquez: Perfidia. Benny Goodman Orchestra, Helen Forrest (vocal)
  • Duke/porter/la Touche Taking a chance on love. Benny Goodman Orchestra, Helen Forrest (vocal)
  • Gilbert/Wilder/sauter: All the Cats Join In Benny Goodman Orchestra
  • Rodgers/Hart: My Heart Stood Still. Stan Getz (tenor sax), Bill Evans (piano), Richard Davis (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
  • Kern/McHugh/hammerstein: I won't dance. Frank Sinatra (vocal), Count Basie Orchestra
  • Silvers: Nancy (with the laughing face). Ike Quebec (tenor sax), Sonny Clark (piano), Milt Hinton (bass), Art Blakey (drums)
  • Churchill: Someday My Prince Will Come. Dave Brubeck, pno., Paul Desmond, sax., Dave Brubeck Quartet.
  • Churchill: Someday My Prince Will Come. Miles Davis, tpt., Paul Chambers, db., Jimmy Cobb, drums, Hank Mobley, sax., Winton Kelly, pno.
  • Ahlert/Turk: Mean to Me. Benny Goodman (clarinet), Jimmy Rowles (piano), Tom Romersa (drums)
  • Hoagy carmichael: Up a lazy river. Benny Goodman (clarinet), Jimmy Rowles (piano), Tom Romersa (drums)
  • Frigo/Ellis/carter: Detour Ahead. Tierney Sutton (female vocal)
  • unknown: Just in Time. Tom Vincent (piano), Leigh Barker (bass), Alf Jackson (drums)
  • unknown: say it isnt so. Ian Pearce (piano), Paul Martin (tenor sax))
  • Carmichael/Parrish: stardust. Benny Goodman Orchestra
  • Prima: Sing, Sing, sing Benny Goodman Orchestra
  • Torme: Born to be Blue. Sam Anning, db., Julien Wilson, sax., Kristin Berardi, voc., James Sherlock, gtr., Steve Newcomb, pno.
  • da Viola: Choro Negro. Rob Burke (saxophone), Doug de Vries (guitar)
  • Hill: Malachi. Andrew Hill, pno.