Wednesday Nights @ Mill Hill Jazz Club from 8.30pm
The Mill Hill Jazz Club is run by Valerie O’Doherty and has been running successfully for many years as one of the best value clubs around. Each week we feature a host of top class jazzmen and women ranging from established international stars through to newly discovered and rapidly developing fresh young talent.
Meeting every Wednesday in the clubhouse of the Mill Hill Golf Club our admission price is one of the lowest around.
Roll up, roll up for the fun night of the month - it's Val's invitation Jam Night where players and singers from all over the world (well, Mill Hill anyway) come to our club to show us what they've got.
No one knows who'll turn up to entertain us but you're guaranteed a great night out.
There’ll be fireworks tonight when this explosive band will be giving us a whizz-bang evening. “Smoke gets in your eyes” has to be the opening number.
Award-winning multi horn-playing and internationally recognized saxophonist Tony Kofi teams up with the 'Organisation', featuring Pete Whittaker on Hammond organ, Pete Cater on drums and Simon Fernsby on guitar.
The band perform a hard-hitting selection of tunes in blues, jazz and funk idioms including many under-acknowledged classics by the likes of Woody Shaw, George Russell and Duke Pearson.
Classically trained Phil Mead is a busy London born pianist. His diverse career in jazz and popular music includes encounters with Elton John, Phil Collins, Diana Dors, Solomon King, Larry Adler, Eric Burdon, Steve Winwood, Big Chief and Chas and Dave.
Phil names Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett as major stylistic influences and currently works with numerous vocalists and cabaret artists. He has played at Brecon, Bute, Bude, Cork, Swanage, Richmond, Pontypool, Edinburgh and Greenwich Jazz Festivals, and has toured extensively in England, Wales and West Cork as trio leader behind such luminaries as Pat Crumly, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Mornington Lockett, Henry Lowther, Don Rendell, Harry Beckett, Duncan Lamont, Danny Moss, Januzc Carmello, Ray Warleigh, Gilad Atzmon, Simon Bates, Pete Hurt, Chris Biscoe, Nathaniel Facey, Jo Fooks , Willie and Alex Garnett, Dick Pearce, Art Themen and currently works regularly with the Ben Cummings Big Beat quintet, Kit Packham’s One Jump Ahead, The Mardi Gras Band and the Sue Rivers Band.
Tonight he features renowned saxist Art Themen as his special guest. Art always cuts a mean groove and gets the joint rocking. With Kevin Dunford on bass and David Hawthorn drums.
Val's cooking up a surprise evening so keep watching.
Let your hair down (what's left of it anyway) and enjoy some of London's top performers who drop by to share their talents with us on our regular last Wednesday of every month Jam session. Organised by our hostess with the mostest Valerie and backed up by our internationally acclaimed house band of paolo Losi piano, Mike Paxton drums and Steve Picking bass.
Always fun and great music.