Excellent pianist Maff Potts positively brims with energy and a sheer zest for his music. He’ll be putting together a jazz music smorgasbord including compositions from the 1930s to current day, with an equally energetic Ben Holder on violin and balanced beautifully by the solid time keeping of an excellent rhythm section pairing of Paul Jefferies (bass) and Mike Cypher (drums)
Chris Cobbson is a truly great guitarist with a musical foot in all the jazz camps you can think of and a jazz pedigree that starts with being invited to join Courtney Pine’s Jazz Warriors and has seen him collaborate with many of the current UK jazz scene’s finest musicians. So, we thought it would be fun to have him create a concert that played you through some of the music that made the jazz guitar (and there banjo) so popular in jazz. Chris will be performing with Ben Holder on violin (perhaps warbling a song or two), Paul Jefferies (double bass) and Mike Cypher (drums).
Clarinettist Andrew (Andy) Hooley impressed us so much last year with his exquisitely melodic lines and great improvisations, that we had to get him back to gig with us again. Following a distinguished career in the RAF as a leading bandsman, Andy has carved himself out an enviable career performing with some of the country’s finest big bands and educating a new generation of young reeds players. Andy will take a musical nod to the greats of Clarinet, ably accompanied by the crack rhythm pairing of Denny Ilett (Jnr.) on guitar and Paul Jefferies on double bass and joined out front by violinist Ben Holder.