Recent Reviews

Forthcoming Events

Fri Feb 24, 08:00 PM The Damon Brown Quartet @ The Victory Club, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham. GL50 2SY

It’s good to welcome back Damon Brown to Cheltenham, not only for his beautiful trumpet/flugelhorn playing playing but for the guys that he brings with him! Remember Billy Hart? That was back in January ’15.

On alto tonight, we have Christian Brewer, a composer, teacher and stalwart of the London and European scene for over twenty years. He’s worked with Damon and Leon in the past so expect harmony!

On piano, tonight, Leon Greening, described as “among the best on the current scene”, plays melodic post-bop inspired by Wynton Kelly, Powell, Feldman, well, you get the picture. Our sort of music!

Drums, we welcome back Matt Skelton. Matt is one of those guys that has a whole load of hats in his wardrobe, he whips the appropriate one out for the occasion. He’s happy with all sorts of jazz and has played with all sorts of people.

On Bass we have Adam King – Musicians’ Company 2015 Young Jazz Musician Award “most promising jazz artists of his generation”. Adam has always played bass, all sorts of bass with a passion. A passion that he is handing on to his pupils and I’m sure will show in his music tonight.

So, tonight we have the Victory Club Ballroom with a very accomplished quintet with plenty of room to breathe, not to be missed!

Tickets (cash/chq only) £16, CJ Members/Concessions £14.
Available at the door.

Fri Mar 24, 08:00 PM The Dick Pearce Quartet @ The Victory Club, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham. GL50 2SY

Tonight we welcome back an old friend, Dick Pearce on trumpet. Dick comes to us via a route which started in the Boy’s Brigade, a brass band, an army bugle and finished up in Ronnie’s. But it didn’t finish at Ronnie’s. Dick has gone on to work with the great and the good of jazz and happily with Cheltenham Jazz – tonight!

Another old friend, on piano we have Dave Newton. Always brilliant and always worth listening to.

Tom Hill on bass, again, worth listening to for his musical and sympathetic rock solid foundation for the group.

That also applies to our drummer tonight, Simon Radford. Simon is never flashy but he believes passionately that drums should be a musical backing to what is going on.

All this in the splendour of the Victory Club ballroom, don’t miss it!

Tickets (cash/chq only) £16, CJ Members/Concessions £14.
Available at the door.

Mon Apr 24, 08:00 PM The Roger Beaujolais Quartet @ Studio Theatre at the Everyman, Regent Street, Cheltenham. GL50 1HQ

Roger Beaujolais, on vibes, needs no introduction only to say it’s been a while. Roger is a highly gifted, musical and complex player of this fascinating instrument. Self taught, Roger started to play vibes after giving up on the drums (rock) —- enough said!

Another treat tonight is Robin Aspland on piano. Robin plays a multitude of different keyboard instruments and has worked with a multitude of musicians and has (almost) starred in the “Talented Mr Ripley”. It’s good to have him back as well.

Bass is looked after by Simon Thorpe. Simon plays in funky electric bands, 30’s swing bands but tonight his feet will be firmly in the modern jazz setting.

On drums tonight we welcome back Winston Clifford, Winston started his path with Trevor Tomkins (ex Tubby drummer) and has played with virtually everybody since and is now greatly in demand as a very inventive and responsive drummer.

A fantastic opportunity to get up close to the vibes in the Studio Theatre, seats are limited, so make sure you do not miss this one and book early!

Tickets are £16.00 from the box office: 01242 572573 or on line: www.everymantheatre.org.uk