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.
Chris Rand is a London based Sax player with a passion for Jazz and Rock 'n' Roll. He performs throughout the UK and Europe and is a regular on the London Jazz scene with his own groups and Trionomy. He is also sax player with the Ben Waters Band and has performed as guest with artists such as Charlie Watts, Mick Taylor and George Porter Jr.
He played for us at MHJC a in May with John Fry's Big Chief band and blew our socks off with his amazing performance.
He's bringing his own quintet tonight put together just for us at Mill Hill
Our monthly "play what you may, and sing what you bring" jam session.
Our rhythm section house band of Paulo Losi, Steve Picking and Mike Paxton provide a professional platform that supports visiting soloists as they perform music of their own choice. All we ask that jammers do is bring their own dots and dashes and play to the high standard that we've come to expect. It's a night of surprises and loads of fun hosted by our Valerie who might treat us to a warble or two herself.
Watch out though, the jokes are awful !!
Sax player Frank is one of the USA's losses and the UK's gain.
Moving from New York to London in 1996, Frank has arranged for Mark Nightingale, Tony Coe, Norma Winstone and Joe Temperley. He is also affiliated with the Pete Cater Big Band, whose CDs, Playing With Fire (1997 Jazzizit), Upswing (2000 Vocalion) and The Right Time (2006 Vocalion) feature many of his compositions and arrangements. His band, The Frank Griffith Nonet performs frequently in the London area including annually at the Ealing Jazz Festival since 2000. That appearance there resulted in the Frank Griffith Nonet ‘Live’Ealing Jazz Festival 2000' CD on HEPJAZZ. Their CD, The Coventry Suite was released in 2004 on 33 Records. Their debut at London’s fabled jazz club - Pizza Express Dean Street - took place in May 2009 with vocalist, Georgia Mancio. They also appeared at the Stables in Wavendon in July of the same year and featured Sir John Dankworth as a guest artist. At the end of the gig Frank was presented with an award by the Dankworths - A BAJA- British Adoptee Jazz Alumni.
This is top quality stuff.
An exciting lineup of experienced professionals cutting their own groove with an increasing profile in the UK.
Led by ex TV/Theatre MD, Composer, GPQ covers a lot of eras (it's fun and works well with a cross section of jazz audiences). A huge repertoire including Post-Bebop, Cool, Ambient, Latin and some originals together with sound FX and ambience appeals to varied crowds .
A regular at the MHJC multi talented Graham promises an evening of great music.
Lovely Esta never fails to woo the MHJC with her fab voice and stunning stage presence.
Putting together her own band for us tonight we can be sure of an enthralling and atmospheric evening as she weaves her spell.
Don't be late !!
Grief !!! It's the end of August already. Lets keep the sunshine going with the highlight of the month - our Jazz Jam.
Bring your voices, instruments and enthusiasm along for some late summer songs and surprises setting the scene for some smashing .....errrr.....Jazz.
The house band of Paolo Losi, Steve Picking and Mike Paxton will keep things moving along nicely.