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.
Jammin', slammin and fannin' the flames Val presents her monthly Jam session where talented musicians come to Mill Hill to play for us in front of our regular house band. (The more players we can put in front of the house band the better!).
Paulo Losi, Steve Picking and Mike Paxton will do their best to keep up with the soloists and they certainly will (most of the time !!).
Seriously the last Wednesday of every month sees an evening of well organised and carefully arranged fun.
Debuting at MHJC, Josh Kemp is an established jazz saxophonist and composer known for his melodic inventiveness, warm tone and a heartfelt and lyrical approach to improvisation. His latest album, "Tone Poetry", featuring Tim Lapthorn on Piano and Mick Hutton on Bass is now available. Josh's previous CDs include "Animus", released on 33 records and "Kukusi", also in collaboration with Tim Lapthorn. Josh read philosophy at Oxford University and won scholarships to study Jazz at London's Guildhall and Trinity Schools of music. That all makes him fully qualified to play at MHJC.
Dean Mongerio’s remarkably soulful saxophone playing is complemented by a striking versatility as a musician, composer, arranger, and producer, with a unique ability to adapt to nearly any musical setting.
Born in New York, Dean grew up in Florida, where he picked up playing the alto saxophone at age 12. His talent immediately stood out. “I remember my mother came home one day with a compilation tape of jazz saxophonists,” he recalls. “The luck of it was that it had Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, Phil Woods, Eric Dolphy, Johnny Hodges, and several more; basically the ‘who’s who’ list of alto players.” It was then that the love for jazz set in. “It was the sound of Charlie Parker’s music that got me, and the feel and unbridled soul of Cannonball’s playing,” Dean says. “I was hooked.”
Dean has knocked our socks off at MHJC and it's just great to get him back.
A Hammond organ based 6 piece swinging Jazz & Blues band. Georgie Fame meets Van Morrison and much more. Salamander delivers an exciting mix of retro 60s and 70s soul and blues and Latin grooves. Salamander will reach out and wow the audience at the MHJC.
Dave Turner and his crew were regulars at our last venue (the old Sports Club) but this is their debut at our new location in the Golf Club Clubhouse.
Welcome back boys !!