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Loxwood Jazz and Blues Club


World Class Musicians usually the 3rd Tuesday of every month

Simon launched the Loxwood Jazz and Blues Club to raise much needed funds to extend and improve his local village hall. The first night in December 2009 was a sell out and it continues to sell out most months. World class musicians join Simon to provide a variety of highly entertaining evenings. The hall's fundraising committee were delighted and work hard each month to ensure there is a licensed bar with real ale and set the hall up in a relaxed way with candlelit tables to create a fantastic atmosphere. To find out more about the hall refurbishment click here.

Tickets are only £12 each (unless otherwise stated) and available from Anita Bates on 07739 231 467, anita@anitabates.com or from Loxwood Post office and stores. Doors open at 7.30 and the music starts at 8pm. The location is Loxwood Village Hall, Guildford Road, Loxwood, RH14 0SF.


Summary of dates, full details of each are below:

15th January        Harry Greene Quartet

12th February      Spice Fusion £15


19th March           Simply Swing


23rd April             Simon & Harry Quartet


21st May              Simon Bates Big Band £15


18th June             Derek Nash


16th July              Kings of the Clarinet


Please note: the club does not run in August


15th January

HARRY GREENE ORGAN TRIO

Young Jazz Musician of the Year finalist, Harry is a virtuoso saxophonist and guitarist currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music. He is involved in a wide range of projects as a leader and a sideman, including running his own quintet. He also writes and arranges for the ‘Ashton Jones Project,’ a funk/soul band recently showcased at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, as well as recording and touring nationally and internationally with renowned Afrobeat band ‘Afrik Bawantu.’ Having performed at Loxwood as part of the Simon Bates Big Band, Harry will be joined by organist Sam Leak and drummer Joel Barford, two of the most prolific musicians on the London Jazz Scene to perform a mixture of re-imagined standards and gospel-inspired grooves.


12th February

SPICE FUSION   £15


Spice Fusion features 11 of the UK’s finest, most talented musicians, including the incredible singers
Miranda Wilford & Damien Flood. They perform an exciting and infectious collection of music that
spans across multiple styles, from jazz, funk and soul to swing. 

This impressive band have worked with numerous icons of the industry, including Chaka Khan, Cliff Richard, The Drifters, Duran Duran, Eric Clapton, Jamie Cullum and Quincy Jones – to name a few! 

Spice Fusion are excited to appear at Loxwood as a prequel to their album launch concert at The Cadogan Hall on 1st March.


19 March

SIMPLY SWING RAT PACK REFRESHED


Always a massive hit with the Loxwood audience, The Simply Swing Band has been at the heart
of the London entertainment scene for over 15 years. 

Playful and dramatic, cool and current, Simply Swing will take you on a musical journey with class, humour and virtuosity. 

Their show ‘Rat Pack Refreshed’ features the amazing vocal talents of Steve Pert whose impressions of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. will perfectly evoke the Las Vegas era.


23 April
SIMON & HARRY QUARTET

Gifted multi-instrumentalist Simon and virtuoso pianist Harry are musicians of huge diversity and ability. They met in 1995 and have appeared together ever since in a variety of settings including as musical directors for Bette Midler, Gloria Estefan, Rick Astley, Alexander Armstrong and many more.

Harry and Simon co-run TV house bands. Shows include Channel 4’s 'Big Breakfast', BBC 1’s 'Johnny Vaughan Tonight' and ITV’s 'Best Christmas Ever' They have also performed and recorded with Kylie, Chaka Khan, Simply Red, Elvis Costello, Jamie Cullum, The Opera Babes, and many more.

Tonight they appear in their favourite setting – a jazz quartet. 


21 May
SIMON BATES BIG BAND     £15

For this special 10th anniversary year, we decided to ring the changes and give The Simon Bates Big Band a Summer gig! This 18 piece big band guarantees to keep you smiling from the first to
last note – and beyond! 

Expect a mix of Basie, Ellington and Gordon Goodwin with some new arrangements and rarely performed music from British composers and arrangers with a Summer Jazz slant. As ever the all-star line-up comprises the best of British Jazz.



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