Upcoming Gigs

Performances are at the East Hastings Sea Angling Association at The Stade, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3FJ

(Near the Jerwood Gallery and the Lifeboat Station) 

Please check the CONTACTS section on this site for directions.

Doors open 7.45 for 8.30 start. Disabled access. Usual admission £10 on the door.

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2017




TUESDAY 6TH JUNE

ALAN BARNES/GILAD ATZMON QUINTET

featuring

Gilad Atzmon: Alto/Clarinet

Alan Barnes: Alto/Clarinet

Frank Harrison: Piano

Yaron Stavi:  Bass

Chris Higginbottom:  Drums

Barnes/Atzmon

Alan Barnes and Gilad Atzmon, two of Britain's most celebrated saxophonists are launching their new Album 'The Lowest Common Denominator'. Expect an evening of humour and superb music by a band of jazz stars! Despite their different backgrounds and approaches, the two horn men share a passion for performance, a healthy sense of competition and a firm belief that  jazz is a lot of fun. Between them, they have come up with daring new arrangements, giving the American songbook a good shake, digging into their bop and post-bop bags and coming up with some barrel-scrapingly outrageous originals.


Tuesday 4th July

ROBERT MITCHELL’S EPIPHANY 3

Robert Mitchell:  Piano

Tom Mason: Bass

Saleem Raman: Drums

Robert Mitchell’s new trio will be playing tracks from their new album (Mitchell’s 9th) called A Vigil for Justice, A Vigil for Peace.  
Alongside Mitchell will be long-time associate Tom Mason on bass and more recent collaborator Saleem Raman, house drummer at Ronnie Scott’s, on percussion. Earlier this year, the trio completed a highly successful tour of Poland
Over more than 20 years, Mitchell has established a formidable reputation as a hugely resourceful pianist and composer. Initially inspired by the likes of Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson, his music is now modern and exciting while retaining a soulfulness and humanity worthy of the classics.  
In 2004 he won the BBC Jazz Award for Innovation (as part of the F-ire Collective) and was subsequently credited with Best Jazz Album in the BBC DJ Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards.


Tuesday 8th August

ANDY PANYANI QUARTET

Andy Panayi: Saxophone and flute

Terry Seabrook: Piano

Nigel Thomas: Bass

Darren Beckett: Drums

Andy Panayi has been a feature of the UK jazz scene for nearly 40 years. Skilled in performance, composition and arranging, he plays all the flutes, all the saxophones and the clarinet and leads a selection of both jazz and classical groups.
His quartet specialize in playing well known standards alongside original compositions.
In his career, Andy has performed and recorded with singers like Shirley Bassey, Jessye Norman, Paul McCartney, Elaine Paige, Elvis Costello, Georgie Fame, Peter Skellen, Elaine Delmar, Helen Shapiro, Madeline Bell and Patty Austin. He has also worked alongside and supported Abdulla Ibrahim, Freddie Hubbard, Scott Hamilton, Kenny Baker, John Dankworth and Cleo Laine and Humphrey Lyttelton. He was recently a guest player with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra at the Barbican.
Andy has received the Marty Paich Arranging Award, the John Dankworth Soloist Award and the British Jazz Award for Jazz Flute.
With Andy will be the highly experienced Terry Seabrook on piano and Nigel Thomas on bass. A special guest will be Belfast-born and now New York-based Darren Beckett on drums. He has toured all over the world and plays regularly with Brandon Flowers and Madeleine Peyroux.


Tuesday 19th September

HEXAGONAL

Jason Yarde: Alto/Baritone Sax

Greg Heath: Tenor sax

James McMillan: Trumpet

John Donaldson: Piano

Simon Thorpe: Bass

Tristan Banks: Drums

Temporarily called the Filo All Stars until they came up with a proper name, Hexagonal came together to play the music of the late, great South African composer and multi-instrumentalist Bheki Mseleku. They’ve now added pieces by McCoy Tyner and some compositons of their own to their repertoire.
The band features some of the best musicians around including internationally celebrated saxophonist Jason Yarde,  Kiwi saxophonist and composer Greg Heath, Grammy award winning producer/trumpeter James McMillan, accomplished drummer Tristan Banks and Jazz Hastings stalwarts John Donaldson on piano and Simon Thorpe on bass.


Tuesday 10th October

MEIER BUDJANA GROUP featuring JIMMY HASLIP

Nicolas Meier: Guitars

Dewa Budjana: Guitars

Jimmy Haslip: Bass

Saat Syah: Flute

Asaf Sirkis: Drums

An incredible collection of international musicians who are as at home with rock as they are with jazz.  Nicolas Meier was born in Switzerland but now lives in London. His jazz guitar style reflects a wide range of influences but he has also spent the last three years touring with the Jeff Beck group.
Indonesian guitarist Dewa Budjana leads his own band Gigi as well as performing with other international musicians. His playing combines not only jazz and rock but also traditional Balinese music. Legendary US bass player Jimmy Haslip was for 32 years a stalwart of the two-time Grammy award-winning jazz fusion group The Yellowjackets. The line up is completed by Saat Syah on Flute and Israeli-born Asaf Sirkis on drums.
A truly international group not to be missed.


Tuesday 17th October

DAMON BROWN QUINTET

Damon Brown: Trumpet

Art Themen: Ten/Sop Sax

John Donaldson: Piano

Kim Daeho: Bass

Kim Minchen: Drums

Damon Brown has been described by the Evening Standard as “Britain’s finest straight-ahead trumpeter”.
He is an accomplished composer and over the last 20 years he has led a variety of award-winning bands. He has also played and recorded with artists such as Sting, Eric Clapton, Bjork and Paul Weller.
He spends some of his time in South Korea and for this gig he will have with him the leading Korean drum/bass duo Kim Minchen and Kim Daeho. He’ll also have with him two figures familiar to Jazz Hastings regulars, Art Themen on sax and John Donaldson on piano.


Tuesday 7th November

PAUL BOOTH ORGAN TRIO

Paul Booth: Tenor Sax

Ross Stanley: Organ

Andrew Bain: Drums

Paul Booth is one of the most in-demand musicians on the UK jazz scene today. His ability to blend into any musical surrounding and his skills as a multi-instrumentalist have seen him work with a variety of artists such as the Steve Winwood band, Carlos Santana, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, the Allman Brothers and many more.
He also runs several of his own groups on both sides of the Atlantic. His organ trio has been playing together for a number of years to critical acclaim: “Booth’s band is very much a band,” said one reviewer, “a thing of inspired empathy.”
His collaborators have won similar praise. Ross Stanley has been called the UK’s leading organist and drummer Andrew Bain has been called “…a lead player’s delight, keeping the beat ever varied and interesting.”
A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, in his early years Paul Booth was named “The Best Modern Jazz Player” in the ‘Young Jazz Player of the year” competition. He has more than lived up to that promise.


Tuesday 5th December

ANDREA POZZA TRIO

Andrea Pozza: Piano

Andrew Cleyndert: Bass

Mark Taylor: Drums

The programme for the 2015 London Jazz Festival puts it succinctly: “A welcome return to these shores for a special, one-off concert from the much-admired Italian pianist Andrea Pozza. Pozza's impeccable phrasing allied to the stylish sense of swing in his playing will be superbly highlighted by the rest of the distinctly top drawer trio including the award winning bassist Andy Cleyndert and the highly acclaimed drumming of Mark Taylor.”
Andrew Cleyndert and Mark Taylor  will be with Andrea again at Jazz Hastings. Andrew has played in major bands such as the Ronnie Scott Sextet and Stan Tracey’s band and worked regularly with singer Annie Ross. He has been nominated for the British Jazz awards every year since they started. Mark Taylor turned professional at 16 and has worked with a veritable Who’s Who of jazz greats including Chet Baker, Harry ‘Sweets’ Eddison, Mose Allison and Jimmy Witherspoon. For the last 20 years he has lived mainly in New York.
This will be a memorable evening.