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Fri Apr 17, 08:00 PM The Don Weller Quartet @ The Victory Club, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham. GL50 2SY

Tonight we have a treat for old jazzers and an education for young jazzers, whoever you are this will be a great evening as, after far too long, we are welcoming back Don Weller. Don was raised in the Borough of Croydon where he soloed on a Mozart clarinet concerto, switched to playing Dixieland and then to the tenor sax. The rest, as they say, is history and what a history! I’ve no intention of attempting to list the people, the groups, and the bands that Don has played with, as writing his musical history would take up too much space.

Keeping Don company on piano tonight is the icing on the cake – Dave Newton. As regulars will know, Dave is quite a regular himself and for a very good reason, he is very good. Put the two together and we have jazz heaven!

On bass, Will Harris, a name new to us. Bristol based, Will started on the rock scene, has done all sorts and happily, now, jazz.

Keeping everybody to the correct tempo will be our very own Simon Radford,
As regulars know, Simon is not for the flashy drum solos, instead a rock solid and, importantly, a very musical foundation for the rest of the group.

Tickets (cash/chq only) £14, CJ Members/Concessions £12.
Available at the door, or (cash only) from Millennium Music, 26 Winchcombe Street
Cheltenham GL52 2LX

Mon Jun 8, 08:00 PM The Dave Newton Trio @ The Everyman Studio Theatre, Regent Street, Cheltenham. GL50 1HQ

We make no apologies for having Dave Newton back so soon, he is a superb pianist and this time, for a change, he will be fronting his own trio. All these years he has been coming to C.J. he has been part of the rhthym section, playing a very important part of that and playing beautifully for whoever calls the tune, but now he is the man!

Supporting Dave on bass, we have Tom Farmer. Tom is a young player who has come up through the Guildhall and found his feet in the band “Empirical” and “The Dice Factory” so, modern stuff but I’m sure that we can swing along with Dave.

Matt Skelton, on drums tonight, graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 1994. Since then his career has encompassed a diverse range of music. He has accompanied everyone from Harry Sweets Edison to Stacey Kent!

So, all three are diverse, experienced, musical, so expect a night of fine jazz in the very intimate setting of the studio, but remember it is a small space, so book!

Tickets are £13.00 from the box office: 01242 572573 or on line: www.everymantheatre.org.uk