Upcoming gigs

All gigs take place at:

East Hastings Sea Angling Association

The Stade, Hastings, TN34 3JF

Doors open 7.45 for 8.30 start.


Friday 3rd April

***** CANCELLED ******


They hope to be back in the autumn instead.


Jerry Bergonzi: Saxophone
Bruce Barth: Piano
Mark Hodgson: Bass
Stephen Keogh: Drums

This is a real coup for JH. For several years jazz legend Jerry Bergonzi, the saxophonists’ saxophonist, was in the Dave Brubeck Quartet – he recorded nine albums with Brubeck between 1973 and 1981. He is also a composer and a highly regarded educator – he teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and has written a series of books on improvisation.

On this special occasion – on a Friday rather than the usual Tuesday – the band will conduct a workshop between 3pm and 5pm for all kinds of instrumentalists. Tickets are £20 and are available from http://buytickets.at/jazzhastings/306451.

Jerry will be joined by the hugely respected American pianist Bruce Barth – they recorded a live album together in Spain in 2018 – and by the highly experienced British bass player Mark Hodgson. The quartet is completed by Barcelona-based Irish drummer Stephen Keogh.
Tickets for this very special evening will be £15.

Please note: this session is on Friday, not Tuesday.

Tuesday 5th May


Liane Carroll: Vocals/piano
Roger Carey: Bass
Russell Field: Drums
Anthony Kerr: Vibraphone

A welcome return for Hastings’ best loved songstress. For this session she’ll be joined by the two regular members of her trio, both very well known to the Jazz Hastings audience: husband Roger Carey on bass and Russell Field on drums. Plus special guest Anthony Kerr on vibes. Liane has been a pillar of the British jazz scene for over 35 years. While we like to think of her as one of Hastings own, she also has a huge national and international reputation.

She has collaborated with such diverse artists as Paul McCartney, Gerry Rafferty, Long John Baldry, Ian Shaw, Claire Martin and drum and bass outfit London Elektricity, with whom she appeared at Glastonbury in 2017.

As a recording artists Liane has gained much critical acclaim. Her five most recent albums have all earned a four star review in the Guardian. ‘Seaside’, her homage to her life by the coast, won the coveted British Jazz Award for Best New CD in 2015.

Tuesday 2nd June


Simon Thorpe: Bass
Alex Garnett: Saxophones
John Donaldson: Piano
Winston Clifford: Drums

Simon Thorpe is well known to the Jazz Hastings audience as the bass player in Hexagonal. For this month’s session, he and his quartet will be featuring their latest project, Gershwinnovation, which takes a look at the great George’s music from different angles.

Simon’s group of highly experienced improvisers explore together classic, contemporary and original jazz interpretations of Gershwin’s timeless music.

In his efforts to develop an original American music style, Gershwin drew on jazz and blues as well as the music of European composers like Ravel. With his incredible gift for melody, he succeeded in creating music which has inspired composers and improvisers for over a century. Gershwinnovation play familiar and not so familiar Gershwin originals, many in classic versions recorded by the likes of John Coltrane and Joe Henderson, as well as pieces inspired by his work, written by Simon Thorpe and expanded on by the band.