Cancelled Celebrate the start of May with: THE PETER RUDEFORTH BAND
Saturday 2nd May 7.30pm A London-based jazz band formed from the very finest Dixieland and Swing musicians on the scene today. The music is hot, uplifting, beautiful and rhythmically infectious. At times, due to the skilful arrangements, it seems as if the band might be bigger than it is. The programme is entertaining, humorous and original, whilst being directly connected to the great British jazzbands.
PETER RUDEFORTH - trumpet Peter is one of Britain’s most in-demand jazz trumpet players. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music. He has played with many of the greats including 12 years with Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen and 11 years with Chris Barber. He has also been a member of The Palm Court Theatre Orchestra, The Piccadilly Dance Orchestra, The Charleston Chasers, Carl Rosa Opera Company, Theatretrain and Royal Opera House Dance Band.
JULIAN STRINGLE - clarinet and saxophone Julian won the Best Clarinettist award in the British Jazz Awards 2019. He is a breathtaking clarinet player with faultless technique, innate harmonic judgement, and his own distinctive mellifluous sound. He has played on concert, club, festival and broadcast dates with his own bands and with:- Peanuts Hucko, Wild Bill Davison, George Chisholm, Kenny Ball, Don Lusher, Kenny Baker, Cleo Laine & Sir John Dankworth.
ANDY FLAXMAN - trombone Since leaving the Army in 1997, where he served as the Principal Trombonist of the Band of HM Coldstream Guards, Andy has worked extensively with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra, The Glenn Miller Orchestra (UK) and the Len Phillips Big Band. He is now the lead trombonist in Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra. On the jazz scene he has performed with many jazz greats including Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, Terry Lightfoot and Humphrey Lyttleton.
TIM HUSKISSON - piano Tim has established himself as one of the busiest musicians on the Jazz club circuit. Playing Vintage and Modern styles on piano and clarinet, he has worked with Bruce Adams, Steve Waterman, Allan Ganley, Dave Shepherd, Pete Strange, Roy Williams, Betty Smith, Enrico Tomasso, Steve Fishwick, George Melly, ‘Spats’ Langham, Simon Spillett, Alan Barnes, Dennis Rollins, Eric Delaney, Keith Nichols, Snowboy, Kenny Ball, Alan Skidmore, George Chisholm,
SANDY BURNETT - double bass As a double bass player, Sandy has performed, toured and recorded with many of the finest musicians, artistes and ensembles from Britain and beyond. In the genres of jazz, chamber, orchestral, funk and film music, Sandy has played bass for and with, amongst many others: Blue Harlem, Gerard Kenny, National Theatre, Alan Barnes, John Barnes, Tony Coe, Jacqui Dankworth, Hugh Jackman, London Symphony Orchestra, Hank Marvin, Imelda May and the Swingle Singers. As a highly respected radio presenter, he worked for BBC Radio 3.
JOHN ELLMER - drums John is a talented multi-instrumentalist and long-time member of the Mardi Gras Jazz Band on clarinet and saxophones. John is a fine jazz drummer and has worked with many of the luminaries of the British jazz scene including Terry Lightfoot, John Crocker, Mike Cotton, Roy Williams and John Bennett. In 2017 John made a CD, where he wrote some arrangements, played all his instruments at some point, small, medium, and big band.
How The Fold manages to book musicians of this calibre we just don’t know but tonight will undoubtedly be an unmissable evening of the most wonderful arrangements of old favourites. Tickets: £12.00 Café layout – bring your own drinks and nibbles