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Musicians performing for JBGB Events

Singer

Goda Bumbliauskaite

Goda Bumbliauskaite

Fantastic young vocalist from Lithuania and student at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire.

Liane Carroll

Liane Carroll

One of the most stylistically flexible pianists around, with a marvellous, slightly husky singing voice" - The Observer

Jacqui Dankworth

Jacqui Dankworth

"Jacqui has a voluptuous tonal richness that makes almost any material sound special"  John Fordham, The Guardian

Elaine Delmar

Elaine Delmar

"One of the ageless, evergreen singing stars we have...as beautiful and talented as ever...she's marvellous" Michael Parkinson

Gabrielle Ducomble

Gabrielle Ducomble

"Charismatic, sophisticated and charming performer"  Jazz FM

Joanna Eden

Joanna Eden

Sam Smith's singing teacher. "The UK's answer to Diana Krall and Norah Jones"  Time Out 

Zoe Francis

Zoe Francis

Zoe started singing while Living in New York for a while and has now
established herself on the London jazz scene with her first album “Looking For A Boy”. 

Polly Gibbons

Polly Gibbons

"They don't come along very often, but Polly Gibbons is a star"  Johnny Mandel 

Sarah Gillespie

Sarah Gillespie

"Take Bob Dylan's lyrical bite, add the forthrightness of Joni Mitchell, with rap-like percussiveness and you have Sarah Gillespie; an original"  John Fordham, The Guardian 

Jacquie Hicks

Jacquie Hicks

"Her interpretations have the dynamism, the verve and the liveliness of a true jazz artist"  The Times  

Jeff Hooper

Jeff Hooper

"Jeff sings with depth and passion. His vocal range is stunning, and he swings too! A real treat."Claire Martin

 
Salena Jones

Salena Jones

Salena Jones has a touch of Sarah Vaughan in her technique and a great feel for working intimate jazz venues. She packs  a soulful and emotional punch live”  Time Out

 
Barb Jungr

Barb Jungr

'Barb Jungr is the alchemist among jazz singers. She takes dubious songs, and turns them into gold. And she takes songs we already knew were gold, and makes them interestingly different… She is truly a marvel, who should not be missed.' The Telegraph

 
Noel McCalla

Noel McCalla

An incredible charismatic performer singing soul, gospel, blues and working on a new project of Stevie Wonder music. 

 
Louise Clare Marshall

Louise Clare Marshall

Louise has been performing and touring with Jools Holland and his Rhythm Orchestra as their featured singer.  A truly versatile performer, Louise has worked with the likes of Beverley Knight, Robbie Williams, Van Morrison and Steve Winwood to name but a few.

Georgia Mancio

Georgia Mancio

"A performer of character, conviction and relaxed virtuosity".  The Guardian.

Claire Martin

Claire Martin

"One of the finest jazz singers in the world today "  Jazz Journal

Tina May

Tina May

"Tina May has innate command of phrasing and timing plus an irresistible vocal sound where every performance is an object lesson" The Jazz Rag 

Jessica Radcliffe

Jessica Radcliffe

A classically trained singer, clarinetist and saxophone player, but always with a sneaking admiration for jazz, Jessica joined NYJO and quickly established a swinging reputation.

“Real depths of emotion in Jessica Radcliffe’s singing” The Hoste of Jazz 

Sue Richardson

Sue Richardson

"I kid you not, if you close your eyes, you were listening to Chet Baker. A remarkable young woman" Richard Wheatley, Jazz FM 

Graciela Rodriguez

Graciela Rodriguez

Singer & Songwriter.  Originally from Northern Spain but now based in London.  Has a flair for Latin music.

Ian Shaw

Ian Shaw

"Ian Shaw is praised  far and wide as the greatest male jazz singer Britain has to offer"- Jazz Times (US)

Clare Teal

Clare Teal

One of the UK’s most celebrated jazz singers, prolific recording artist and popular broadcaster. Her stunning voice, innate warmth and wit have made Clare one of the most sought after performers.

Anita Wardell

Anita Wardell

"What hits me is how expressive is her ballad singing. Then she has the courage to scat a ballad or two "  Mark Murphy 

Tammy Weis

Tammy Weis

Born in Alberta Canada, but now based in the UK, this beautiful singer was nominated for London Jazz Vocalist of the Year in 2010.

Norma Winstone

Norma Winstone

"Right now, she is at the peak of her form… 

there is no jazz singer in the country to touch her.” 

Alyn Shipton, The Times 

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Band

Simon Nelson's Dixiemix

Simon Nelson's Dixiemix

"Wonderful foot tapping entertainment from a superb band" The Hoste of Jazz

Down For The Count

Down For The Count

A large swinging party band with great character and entertainment value
Jazz At The Movies

Jazz At The Movies

Enchanting entertainment rich with anecdote, sophistication and swing, material ranging from Bond to Bacharach, Dankworth to Disney.

Jivin' Miss Daisy

Jivin' Miss Daisy

Led by a great bass player Simon Thorpe, a swing band with superb jazz feel

Chris Ingham's REBOP

Chris Ingham's REBOP

"Chris Ingham's REBOP are one of the best bands in the country" Eastern Daily Press

The Tom Green Septet

The Tom Green Septet

"The Tom Green Septet is something very special" - Ivan Hewitt, Daily Telegraph

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

NYJO has proved to be the perfect training ground for UK musicians. Many established jazz musicians enjoyed their time with NYJO.

Kansas Smitty's Big Four Jump Band

Kansas Smitty's Big Four Jump Band

Smitty's Big Four navigate jazz and swing standards with unparalleled energy and tightness.

'A lively, friendly, swinging new band playing approachable music' London Jazz News

Roberto Pla Latin Ensemble

Roberto Pla Latin Ensemble

Columbian master timbalero Roberto Pla is the Godfather of Latin music in the UK. His fabulous ensemble are loved by many for their Latin performances.

 

 

 

The Voxettes

The Voxettes

Vintage soul,  gospel  music,  upbeat  Motown  and  50s doo-wop, sung in harmony by Johanna  Herron,  Ruby  O’Callaghan and Laura White

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Accordian

Karen Street

Karen Street

A superb performer accompanying and soloing with Tina May

Dan Teper

Dan Teper

Evokes the flavour of Paris in Gabrielle Ducomble's band

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Clarinet

Mark Crooks

Mark Crooks

Presented a sell-out evening for JBGB Events showcasing the music of Benny Goodman & Artie Shaw

Pete Oxborough

Pete Oxborough

Evergreen clarinet with DixieMix traditional jazz band

Trevor Whiting

Trevor Whiting

A Fats Waller & Jelly Roll Morton enthusiastic clarinet style

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Double Bass

Ben Bastin

Ben Bastin

"Great rhythmic drive on double bass with orthodox plucking, rich, dark bowing and dramatic flamenco style strumming." The Jazzmann

John Benson

John Benson

Kenny Ball bassist for many years and now driving the DixieMix traditional jazz band.

Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

No one makes the double bass sing better than Andrew, when he's not doing the day job as Reverend at the Presbyterian Church in Cambridge.

Dave Chamberlain

Dave Chamberlain

Swings as hard as he can and always with a groove and a bounce.

Andy Cleyndert

Andy Cleyndert

Nominated every year by the British Jazz Awards

Alec Dankworth

Alec Dankworth

Alec Dankworth is a world renowned Jazz Bassist and composer. The 2016 winner of the British Jazz Awards.

Ivars Galenieks

Ivars Galenieks

One time bass player with the Latvia Symphony and now improvises voice and bass at the same time!

Geoff Gascoyne

Geoff Gascoyne

Finished a world tour with Jamie Cullum in 2014, and now as busy as ever. “I’ve been doing a lot of different things this year."

Calum Gourlay

Calum Gourlay

The first bass player chosen for the Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra 

Oli Hayhurst

Oli Hayhurst

"Played for us with Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood. Never had so many spontaneous positive comments from the audience about a bass player"

Mick Hutton

Mick Hutton

Active on the British jazz scene for over thirty years, appearing alongside an extremely diverse range of musicians 

Nick Kacal

Nick Kacal

Originally from Trinidad, a full time London based musician since 1998

Adam King

Adam King

UK based but has toured much of Europe including Holland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France and Germany

Paul Morgan

Paul Morgan

"been there done it and has the t-shirt"

Misha Mullov-Abbado

Misha Mullov-Abbado

Double bass player in the Tom Green Septet

Dave Olney

Dave Olney

"Superb playing; my first call bass player"  Mike McNaught

Martin Sjostedt

Martin Sjostedt

Involved in over 100 record productions and 6 albums under his own name as a leader. 

Arnie Somogyi

Arnie Somogyi

He has respect for the jazz tradition whilst simultaneously subtly undermining it. Long may he continue to do so." - TheJazzman.com

Dan Swana

Dan Swana

Double Bass and also an excellent keyboard player and music teacher at Westminster School

Simon Thorpe

Simon Thorpe

Leader of leading swing band "Jivin' Miss Daisy"

Julie Walkington

Julie Walkington

Graduate of The Guildhall School of music & most sensitive accompanist.

Steve Watts

Steve Watts

"Evergreen in demand musician, playing lots with Norma Winstone, and also an established music teacher, often at Dulwich College"

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Drums

Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Winner of the 1999 Rising Star British Jazz Awards, it's still shining and even brighter

Neil Bullock

Neil Bullock

"A most sensitive and listening accompanist"

Scott Chapman

Scott Chapman

Drummer in the Tom Green Septet

Sebastiaan de Krom

Sebastiaan de Krom

Winner of the prestigious Buddy Rich Award and was drummer for the Thelonious Monk Institute Jazz Performance programme. 

George Double

George Double

George's credits include accompanying Grammy award winner Jack Jones.  He is active in West End and touring theatre working on Wicked, Guys and Dolls, Avenue Q, Sinatra and Anything Goes.

Nic France

Nic France

" Nic has played with David Gilmour, Bill Withers, Terry Callier, and Derek Nash"

Daniel Fredricksson

Daniel Fredricksson

Top drummer from Sweden, now active on the London scene

Matt Home

Matt Home

Features with The Nigel Price Organ Trio and Ronnie Scott's house band

Pat Levett

Pat Levett

Well respected Jazz Drummer who has toured the World and played on TV & Radio both nationally and internationally.

James Maddren

James Maddren

One of London's first call young drummers

Tristan Maillot

Tristan Maillot

 Long standing member of the bands of guitar leader Jim Mullen.

Russell Morgan

Russell Morgan

Resident band leader at the Hilton Hotel Park Lane and for P&O Cruises

Dave Ohm

Dave Ohm

"The most wildly applauded drum solo heard at St.James Studio" JBGB Events

Ed Richardson

Ed Richardson

The youngest drummer ever to play with the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra

Clark Tracey

Clark Tracey

Son of the late great British pianist, Stan Tracey

Tony Wilkins

Tony Wilkins

Key driver of the DixieMix traditional jazz band

Bobby Worth

Bobby Worth

50 years since his NYJO debut, but still playing and better than ever

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Guitar/Banjo

Nick Fitch

Nick Fitch

Studying at the Guildhall School of Music. Holding the guitar seat with NYJO

Laurence Juber

Laurence Juber

“The notes spin out of the songs with such finesse and musical agility, it’s hard to believe he has only 10 fingers and six strings.”  San Francisco Chronicle 

 
Simon Hurley

Simon Hurley

Great interpreter of the George Shearing music styles

Spats Langham

Spats Langham

Plays acoustic guitar and banjo with Keith Nichols older style ragtime piano

Nicolas Meier

Nicolas Meier

A virtuoso who draws on Middle Eastern influences creating unique guitar sounds

Luiz Morais

Luiz Morais

Brazilian 7 String guitarist and arranger and also a gifted composer.

Jim Mullen

Jim Mullen

Outstanding soloist and accompanist with the best "thumb in the business". One of the UK's jazz greats.

Orefo Orakwue

Orefo Orakwue

 A true music lover as well as an exceptional bass player. 

Colin Oxley

Colin Oxley

Hugely talented and award winning Colin was voted Jazz Musician of the year by the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
Kevin West

Kevin West

Member of the superb DixieMix traditional jazz band

Pete Oxley

Pete Oxley

A graduate of Leeds Jazz College, guitarist and jazz composer Pete Oxley knows how to capture an audience.

Martin Wheatley

Martin Wheatley

A superb soloist on acoustic guitar

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Opera

Grim's Dyke Opera Company

Grim's Dyke Opera Company

Have a reputation for bringing the very best of Gilbert & Sullivan to the concert stage.

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Piano

Jocelyn Abbott

Jocelyn Abbott

Jocelyn Abbott has an accomplished career both performing and accompanying countless recognised singers.

Paolo Alderighi

Paolo Alderighi

Paolo was born in Milan and is a classically trained outstanding pianist with a huge amount of awards to his name.

Neil Angilley

Neil Angilley

"Vanessa May's Musical Director and regularly playing with Derek Nash"
 

Robin Aspland

Robin Aspland

An excellent and inventive soloist.  Respected as a gifted sideman and especially adept as an accompanist to vocalists.

Rob Barron

Rob Barron

"Particularly impressive, his spidery, Horace Silver-like runs carving out their own space amongst the rest of the band." The Guardian

Simon Brown

Simon Brown

"Great arrangements and great playing by the master" Jazznights 

Darius Brubeck

Darius Brubeck

Son of the famous Dave Brubeck  is an international band leader, pianist, composer and teacher.  Darius Brubeck is an award winning pianist who has travelled the world with his amazing arrangements and compositions.  Not to be missed.

Brian Dee

Brian Dee

A distinctive playing style of his own. Inventive, stylish, always listening and swinging.

Kit Downes

Kit Downes

"Unpretentiously brilliant"  Dave Gelly

Frank Harrison

Frank Harrison

Frank Harrison is one of the most talented young musicians I have heard — Ronnie Scott

Chris Ingham

Chris Ingham

"Fronting the Chris Ingham trio is like being driven around in a Rolls Royce"  legendary saxophonist Art Themen 

Nikki Isles

Nikki Isles

"She is one of the most refreshing and promising figures to have emerged in the UK in recent times,with a liquid sound and supple, obliquely resolved phrasing as an improviser"  The Guardian

Sam James

Sam James

Pianist with the Tom Green Septet

Tim Lapthorn

Tim Lapthorn

"An exceptionally expressive young jazz pianist. His bluesy, flowing, lyrical sound sets him apart. His music is accessible and open and his style very much his own."  Pure Bliss Music

David Newton

David Newton

Multi award winner and brilliant accompanist.

Keith Nichols

Keith Nichols

"I've heard a lot of pianists, but Keith Nichols plays the nearest to my father" Fats Waller's son Maurice Waller. 

Laura O'Gorman

Laura O'Gorman

Born in London, Laura O’Gorman was educated at the Royal Academy of Music and the Moscow Conservatory. Laura is an honorary associate of the Royal Academy of Music.

John Pearce

John Pearce

"Gentle, lyrical and thoughtful - John is one of Britain's most respected and versatile musicians and also one of our best kept secrets" Pure Bliss Music

James Pearson

James Pearson

 The Musical Director of Ronnie Scott's Club in London's Soho.

Jason Rebello

Jason Rebello

Dynamic instrumentalist and accompanist back on the jazz scene after time with Sting.

Gwilym Simcock

Gwilym Simcock

Much in demand sensitive accompanist regularly with Norma Winstone.

Joe Stilgoe

Joe Stilgoe

Stalwart of the live circuit and a perennially hot ticket.  

"Joe Stilgoe is dapper, handsome and quick witted and gifted with dazzling digits" The Times

Dan Teper

Dan Teper

Studied at  Berklee, USA specialising in film scoring, jazz piano and folk accordion. A multi-instrumentalist, he has been writing music for film and television since 2000.

Stephanie Trick

Stephanie Trick

One of the few female stride pianists to command mastery of this technically and physically demanding jazz piano style, she has been called “the next rising star in the stride world”.

Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams

"A jewel of a player... spinning out luminous introductions and codas” Jazziz Magazine (USA)

Charlie Wood

Charlie Wood

Born into the Memphis music tradition, Charlie Wood "hangs as far behind the beat as possible, without falling off". He comments "I play music for free, promoters pay me to travel" 

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Saxophone

Tommy Andrews

Tommy Andrews

Alto Saxophone in the Tom Green Septet

Alan Barnes

Alan Barnes

"Alan infuses his playing with so much passion and energy, you could believe it was minted on the spot" John Walters, The Guardian

Mark Crooks

Mark Crooks

Tenor saxophone player with The John Wilson Orchestra

Kevin Flanagan

Kevin Flanagan

At home on both alto and tenor saxophones and a superb ensemble writer, arranger and player

Robert Fowler

Robert Fowler

A wealth of experience playing in bands and groups for 30years especially with Alan Barnes

Harry Greene

Harry Greene

19 year old Harry Greene, playing guitar and saxophones,  currently studying at the Royal Academy of  Music and playing the London music scene with a 10-piece soul band, a hard-bop Quintet.

Gerry Hunt

Gerry Hunt

Experienced teacher and workshop leader. Has worked for the National Theatre and various musical groups as Musical Director.

Julian Landymore

Julian Landymore

Freelance reed player, composer, arranger and teacher. Leads his own jazz-fusion outfit.

Simon Marsh

Simon Marsh

Recently graduated from Trinity College of Music with a First Class Honours Degree in Jazz Performance.

Sam Miles

Sam Miles

Tenor Saxophone in the Tom Green Septet

Derek Nash

Derek Nash

"Derek Nash is one of the most versatile saxophonists" The Guardian 

Karen Sharp

Karen Sharp

The most lyrical and tuneful baritone saxophone player

Richard Shepherd

Richard Shepherd

Talented young saxophone player leading his own modern jazz quartet. 

Tom Stone

Tom Stone

Band leader of the NYJO Nonet.

Stan Sulzmann

Stan Sulzmann

One of the first graduates of NYJO and enjoying a long standing career as a leading UK sideman.

 

 

 

Colin Watling

Colin Watling

Lead tenor player with REBOP, whose driving solos and dynamic harmonics evoke memories of John Coltrane

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Trombone

Tom Green

Tom Green

"The Tom Green Septet is something very special" Ivan Hewitt, Daily Telegraph

Mark Nightingale

Mark Nightingale

Internationally acclaimed jazz soloist, highly respected writer, and in demand studio musician.

Chris Wigley

Chris Wigley

Strident instrumentalist with DixieMix traditional jazz band

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Trumpet

Bruce Adams

Bruce Adams

One of  the jazz scene’s most dramatic and stimulating performers, with a stream of jokes, anecdotes, and hilarious observations.

James Davison

James Davison

Trumpet in the Tom Green Septet

Freddie Gavita

Freddie Gavita

"Freddie's tone ranges from the warmly conversational to the eloquently strident"  Ian Mann

Paul Higgs

Paul Higgs

Musical Director of The National Theatre

Simon Nelson

Simon Nelson

"Wonderful foot tapping entertainment from a superb band" The Hoste of Jazz

Sue Richardson

Sue Richardson

"I kid you not, if you close your eyes, you were listening to Chet Baker. a remarkable young woman" Richard Wheatley, Jazz FM

Martin Shaw

Martin Shaw

Professor of trumpet at Birmingham Conservatoire and award winner soloist and accompanist on both Trumpet and Flugelhorn.

Steve Waterman

Steve Waterman

Professor of Jazz Trumpet at London's Trinity College of Music and visiting Jazz Trumpet specialist at The Royal Northern College Of Music and The Welsh College Of Music 

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Vibraphone

Roger Beaujolais

Roger Beaujolais

"Listening to Beaujolais, you’d think that like one of his heroes, Milt Jackson, he was born to play the vibes." David Gallant

Lewis Wright

Lewis Wright

A youthful East Anglian musician recently making a guest appearance at The Barbican with the Wynton Marsalis Lincoln Centre Orchestra

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Violin

Richard Jones

Richard Jones

"A fiddle player who manages to make his instrument sound sexy!" 

 
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