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 £8 on the door.
For further information, or if you would like to be on our monthly e-mailing list please contact us on 01424 250221
TUESDAY 7TH JUNE
STEVE WATERMAN QUARTET
Steve Waterman: Trumpet
John Horler: Piano
Tim Wells: Bass
Dave Barry: Drums
Steve Waterman is one of the top British jazz trumpet players both at home and on the international scene. He began his career while studying at Trinity College of Music, and since then has worked regularly on the International jazz scene. Steve has won numerous jazz awards over the years, and was again this year placed in the BBC British Jazz Awards once again.
John Horler is a highly respected pianist and composer who has earned a formidable reputation on the British jazz scene over many years. As his reputation grew he found himself increasingly supporting American jazz stars.
American Tim Wells moved to Germany and then to London where he joined Stan Sulzmann’s BigBand. He toured internationally with the Ronnie Scott Legacy Quartet.
Welshman Dave Barry moved to London in the late 60's and studied percussion at the Royal Academy of Music. He has worked with Mike Westbrook, Tim Whitehead, Don Weller and the John Critchenson-Art Themen Quartet.
TUESDAY 12TH JULY
MINGUS UNDERGROUND OCTET
Mark Bassey: Trombone
David Beebee: Piano
Milo Fell: Drums
Rob Leake: Reeds
Sam Miles: Tenor sax
Terry Pack: Double bass
Andy Pickett: Alto sax
Martijn van Galen: Trumpet/Flugel
and featuring poet Gilli Bloodaxe as
“The Clown” and “The Man Who Never Sleeps”
The Mingus Underground Octet was put together to play the music of the great bassist and bandleader, Charles Mingus. The band comprises some of the best jazz players on the local and national scene, and aims to recreate the spirit and excitement of the great Mingus bands and recordings.
Andy says, “I’ve always been a big fan of Mingus, since I first got into jazz, and Mingus was one of the first jazz albums that I bought way back in the days before CDs. As a player I’ve long wanted to try and play some of the this music and to try and capture in some small way the essence of the music and having asked around it quickly became apparent that lots of other musicians felt the same way. I started arranging the music.”