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606 Club, Chelsea, London - December 2021 Upcoming Live Shows (& Streams).

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Laura Thorne of the 606 has forwarded details of the club's live and online programme for December 2021. Fully detailed schedule attached.

23/11/2021 Laura Thorne writes;


Hello all you connoisseurs of culture and lovers of live music – warm greetings from the 606 in Chelsea, known for presenting the best jazz, soul, Latin, groove, R&B & blues musicians in the UK bar none.  Please find attached a list of our December performances, with more information below.


The Club has returned to its pre-lockdown schedule of live music seven nights a week. (We are also open for Sunday lunchtime performances 2-3 times a month as well.)


And we are also hosting New Year’s Eve, where we will have an 8-piece jazz/soul/Latin band led by vocalist Mary Pearce (Lionel Ritchie, Chaka Khan, Courtney Pine, Mica Paris, Beverley Knight, Donna Summer…), as well as serving a unique NYE 3-course menu – details here: https://www.606club.co.uk/events/view/new-years-eve-2021/

 


On the heels of another superlative EFG London Jazz Festival during which we live streamed the first set of all our evening shows, we will start re-streaming them beginning Friday 26th November, continuing through 5 December. Those events will be on our site in the next 24 hours.


Speaking of live streaming, due to ‘popular demand’ we are live-streaming the first set of tomorrow Tuesday 23 November’s performance by renowned US guitarist Peter Bernstein, in concert with iconic UK guitar player Jim Mullen & his Trio. Jim and Peter have never played together before, making this night a first. We will then re-stream their set on Thursday 25th.

 


In addition, we are happy to announce a very special streamed event on Friday the 17th December to benefit Scope, the disability charity. Featuring drummer Jeremy and guitarist Paul Stacey (Oasis, Black Crowes, Sheryl Crow, King Crimson) with their five-piece band and other special guests, this stream will be on sale as soon as details are confirmed.  (Please note this performance can only be viewed online.)


To find out more about our streams please visit https://www.606club.co.uk/account/videos/live/


To find out more about events in the Club please visit https://www.606club.co.uk/events/

 


As is tradition, the Club takes a break from the 24th through the 30th, and we are also closed New Year’s Day. Let us take this opportunity well in advance to wish you and yours a safe, healthy and above all happy holiday season.

 

As ever, wishing you the very best from all of us at the Six.


Laura G Thorne, Marketing Manager 606 Club

 


606 CLUB DECEMBER 2021 EVENTS


Wed 1st 8:00pm GARETH WILLIAMS TRIO
Gareth Williams is unquestionably one of the country’s leading modern jazz pianists. A fiery and creative player his remarkable talent has been seen with an impressive array of top-level artists, from jazz/hip hop band “Us3”through to internationally-renowned jazz musicians including Joe Lovano, Jerry Bergonzi, Dave Liebman & Claire Martin (for whom he was also Music Director). As well as being a world-class pianist he is also an accomplished guitarist and has a great voice too.
“…dynamite pianist” Evening Standard;
“...a jewel of a player” Jazziz


Thu 2nd 8:00pm TRISH CLOWES
UK saxophonist/composer Trish Clowes is one of the most exciting musicians on the jazz scene today. A Peter Whittingham Development and BASCA Award recipient and BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Trish’s quartet ‘My Iris’ is considered to be on the vanguard of British jazz. This show however will feature classic repertoire by João Gilberto, Wayne Shorter and more, accompanied by Tom Farmer-bass, Lewis Wright-drums & Hammadi Valdes-percussion.
“Clowes…bristles with uncommon genius” JazzDaGama;
“…an improviser to be reckoned with” Downbeat Magazine


Fri 3rd 9:00pm JOE WEBB
Pianist Joe Webb has quickly become a force to be reckoned with on the UK jazz scene. He’s worked with Hailey Tuck, Rob Luft, Adrian Cox and more, but it is as a member of the Kansas Smitty’s House Band, the swinging, mainstream jazz outfit dubbed London’s ‘new swing princes’ that his profile has reached new heights, including appearing with fellow Smitty’s on Jamie Cullum’s latest Christmas album. Joe’s band this evening features two excellent saxophonists, Alex Garnett (Ronnie Scott’s), and the UK award winning US based Alec Harper.
“ [Webb]… a dazzling display of virtuoso pianistics” The JazzMann

 
     

Sat 4th 9:00pm GEORGINA JACKSON  
After acquiring what she describes as “a strange and somewhat unfashionable obsession with jazz and Big Bands at an early age” Georgina began life as a professional trumpet player before deciding that adding singing to her repertoire could be, well, fun. These days her excellent swing vocals can be heard with the likes of the BBC Big Band and the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra. Also appearing with Georgina’s quartet tonight will be Graham Harvey (Stacey Kent)-piano. Wonderful, swinging, straight-ahead jazz from one of the most talented singers on the scene.
“A talented trumpet player and singer with a sassy, vibrant style” All About Jazz


Sun 5th 1:30pm SUNDAY LUNCH SPECIAL: GREG DAVIS FT. VANESSA ROSE
An engagingly melodic saxophone player in the classic mainstream style, Greg Davis led the band ‘Henry’s Pencil’ which held the attendance record at the famous 100 Club in Oxford Street for some time. A stalwart of the French Riviera (that’s Greg’s description, not ours…) he’s also performed at the Cannes Film Festival for over a decade. Today Greg will be appearing with Paul Eldridge-piano, Sandy Burnett-bass and their Special Guest vocalist Vanessa Rose, “playing and singing some of the marvellous known and lesser-known standards along with some gorgeous bossa-nova”. “Paul Eldridge…accomplished piano” Time Out


8:00pm CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT    


Mon 6th   8:00pm KAT EATON
Originally discovered through Mark Forrest of BBC Introducing, Kat’s unique voice with its low soulful register and impressive power stands out. Effortlessly merging Soul and classic R&B, Kat’s music has received frequent airplay on both BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio London, and she’s toured with Jools Holland, The Teskey Brothers, Marc Broussard and Mamas Gun. Kat’s just released her debut record ‘Talk to Me’, songs from which she’ll be showcasing tonight.
“Soul drenched and powerful. Bluesy, jazz-tinged and oozing with sheer class” Music Republic Magazine;
“A new talent” Terry Wogan

 


Tue 7th 8:00pm DAN REINSTEIN CELEBRATING 19 YEARS AT THE 606
American born saxophonist Dan Reinstein first began playing at the old 606 Club when a medical student in the 1980’s. He returned to the US in the early 90s to become one of the world’s leading laser eye surgeons (he’s now Professor Reinstein). But when he returned to London, it was great to hear his fluent, classic hard-bop, muscular sax playing again and the rest, as they say, is history-Dan & his quintet have performed here for the last 19 years.
“…impressive hard-bop saxophonist” Time Out

 

Wed 8th 8:00pm RUBEN FOX
A rising star on the UK and US jazz scene, saxophonist Ruben Fox has already performed with US legends Wynton Marsalis and Jon Batiste as well as upcoming UK artists of his generation including Reuben James and Mark Kavuma. An alum of the renowned jazz education programme Tomorrow’s Warriors as well as Trinity Laban and Julliard in New York City, his sound has been compared to such heavyweights as Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins and particularly Don Byas, possessing an exquisite tone and dynamic range. With his considerable panache as a performer, Ruben is definitely one to watch.
“…potent and assured…flawless” London Jazz News


Thu 9th 8:00pm LIZZIE DEANE
With her deeply soulful voice, warm persona and infectious performance style, Groove singer Lizzie Deane’s voice has been described as a “powerful, show-stopping instrument”. Perhaps best known here at the Six for her work with Dave Lewis & “1Up”, she’s also been heard with acclaimed artists including Mica Paris & Carleen Anderson. Tonight she brings her fabulous ‘Soul Inspirations’ band to the Club showcasing ‘all her favourite songs’.
“Hugely talented … singer… incredible!” Cross Rhythms


Fri 10th       9:00pm         CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT        

 


Sat 11th       9:00pm         HARVEY/O’HIGGINS PROJECT
The Harvey/O’Higgins Project is the latest venture led by two of the UK’s most prestigious jazz musicians, pianist Graham Harvey (Stacey Kent) and saxophonist Dave O’Higgins. Rooted in the post-bop idiom the music, as described by Graham “embodies the aesthetic of harmonic integrity (‘making the changes’) coupled with rhythmic coherence (‘being in the pocket’)”. This evening they are playing music from their latest album, “That’s The Way to Live” on Ubuntu Music launched earlier in the year at the Club. Promises to be a swinging night!
“O’Higgins…exceptional…one of Britain’s finest musicians” Observer;
“Harvey…excellent” Jazzwise

 


Sun 12th   1:30pm SUNDAY LUNCH SPECIAL: LEX CAMERON
First call singer/keyboardist for a host of high-profile names Lex Cameron includes work as MD for the iconic UK soul artist Omar and the legendary singer/composer Leon Ware on a vast cv. With his 4-and-a-half octave vocal range, charismatic delivery, impressive musicianship he can be relied upon to give an electric performance. Groove at its very best, not to be missed. “Lex Cameron…quality old school soul” UK Vibe


8:00pm CECILIA STALIN (VINYL RELEASE)
Swedish by birth but now based in the UK, Cecilia Stalin has built an international career as a singer/songwriter. You’ve heard Cecilia’s voice with nu-jazz duo KOOP, on Max Factor ads and at major London venues while her performance credits include live shows with The Streets, Alicia Dixon, Cinematic Orchestra, Omar and many more. Lately splitting her time between the UK and Brasil, this 606 performance celebrates the vinyl release of her third full-length album, ‘I.Am’.
“Wow, what a voice!” Radiovista;
“Stalin has impressive range and flexibility and timbre, from sustained vibrato to percussive almost beat boxing sounds” London Jazz News

 

Mon 13th     8:00pm         CLEMENT REGERT’S “WILD CARD” 
Founded by expat French guitarist Clement Regert, Wild Card describe their music as a “melting pot of musical ideas, fusing urban rhythms and grooves with a Latin attitude…dynamic, exuberant and flamboyant”. In addition to Clement, the group includes organist Liam Dunachie and drummer Sophie Alloway, augmented by a rotating stable of first call musicians, including tonight’s featured horn players, acclaimed rising star saxophonist, bandleader & Edition Records artist Alex Hitchcock and virtuoso trombonist Trevor Mires (Tom Jones).
“Excellent…Wild Card’s natural habitat is in live performance…raising the roof…exciting stuff” The Jazzmann

 

Tue 14th 8:00pm CHRIS MADDOCK
Chris Maddock is a superb young saxophonist, arranger and composer. Whilst on the Birmingham Conservatoire’s prestigious jazz course he won the Mike Gibbs/BBC Big Band composition and arranging prize as well as being awarded a Yamaha Scholarship. Now a sought-after sideman and bandleader tonight Chris and his quartet will be promoting their brand new album, ‘The Hunt’, released on Ubuntu Music. Offering a contemporary, groovy, take on the classic Hammond organ trio line-up augmented with saxophone, this is sure to be a thrilling gig.
“…a lovely lyrical player who can also turn up the heat” The Jazz Breakfast


Wed 15th 8:00   JOHN ETHERIDGE’S BLUE SPIRITS TRIO WITH SPECIAL GUEST: ART THEMEN
An iconic figure on the UK jazz scene, John Etheridge first came to prominence in the mid 70’s with the classic fusion band “Soft Machine” while also touring with the celebrated swing jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli. A master guitarist he includes work with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Williams, Yehudi Menuhin, Pat Metheny and John Williams on an extensive CV. Tonight John leads his Organ trio, made even more exceptional by the addition of one of the UK’s most respected jazz musicians, saxophonist Art Themen (Stan Tracey)
.“One of the best guitarists in the world” Pat Metheny;
“Themen… excellent…thrilling” Jazz UK


Thu 16th     8:00pm         LILY DIOR
“She can belt out a song, dramatize a lyric, swing hard and earthy, flirt, sing a tender song - Lily can tell a story” ABC.
In an extensive and highly respected career London-based Lily Dior is recognized as one of Australia’s foremost vocalists. The music this evening will primarily showcase Lily’s Groove and Soul credentials as she presents some old favourites and original material, all performed with the powerful and charismatic vocals that are Lily’s trademark. A great night out!
“sassy, soulful, passionate and strong.” Rhythms Magazine;
irresistibly sultry, yearning tone” Jazzwise                                    


Fri 17th       9:00pm         CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT


Sat 18th   9:00pm MO PLEASURE £18              
One of the great multi-instrumentalists of his generation Morris “Mo” Pleasure has been at the forefront of US popular music for more than 30 years. He began his professional career with Ray Charles before moving to work with the likes of Natalie Cole, Dianne Reeves and Chaka Khan. In 1993, he became a member of the legendary group Earth, Wind & Fire, becoming their musical director from 1994-2001. Mo then toured with Janet Jackson, was on the ill-fated Michael Jackson tour and most recently MD’d for Bette Midler. Tonight’s line-up features Special Guest vocalist Kedma.
“...Pleasure proves that jazz can still be made which is smooth yet textured…varied and interesting… Superb” Soul Express                    


Sun 19th 8:00pm   **606 CLUB SPECIAL**: HAMISH STUART   £18  
Probably best known for his work as the original lead singer/guitarist with The Average White Band, Hamish Stuart has had an illustrious career as both songwriter and performer. He has worked with the likes of Diana Ross, George Benson and Chaka Khan (for whom he wrote the No. 1 chart hit ‘Whatcha Gonna Do For Me’) culminating in six years with the Paul McCartney Band. A 606 Club favourite (Hamish played monthly at the Club for many years), his shows are always a special occasion. Tonight he will be appearing with his classic six-piece band: Jim Watson & Ross Stanley-kybds; Adam Phillips-gtr; Steve Pearce-bs; Ian Thomas-drms.
“We love Stuart, the funky ex-Average White Band singer/guitarist…he’s still playing a superior blend of soul and jazz …while his voice has that unique smoky soul allure.” Time Out


Mon 20th   8:00pm   **606 CLUB SPECIAL**: HAMISH STUART’s 10-PIECE BAND   £22
For this second night Hamish is coming back not only with his classic 6 piece line up from Sunday, but with the addition of a powerhouse four-piece horn section! Trust me, this you can’t miss!


Tue 21st 8:00pm COALMINERS   £16
With their dedication to what they to refer to as “Swamp Soul” this brilliant 6-piece band, with their unique mixture of New Orleans Groove and Funk, bring the rhythm and soul of the deep south (that’s Louisiana, not Brighton…) alive. Featuring vocalist Tommy Hare, drummer Pat Levett (Jon Cleary), pianist Arthur Lea (Bootleg Brass, Soweto Kinch), guitarist Rob Updegraff (Jamie Cullum) and bass player Spencer Brown (Rebecca Ferguson) this highly impressive line-up are guaranteed to raise the roof! “totally blows me away…perfect” BBC Radio 2;
“Tommy Hare…just oozes charisma.” GetWestLondon;
“Riotous” JazzFM


Wed 22nd 8:00pm TONY KOFI’S CHRISTMAS GIG £16
The multi-award-winning saxophonist Tony Kofi first came to prominence in the 1990’s with the likes of The Jazz Warriors, Gary Cosby’s Nu Troop and Courtney Pine. He was the first UK musician to be featured in the iconic US band the World Saxophone Quartet and his awards include the 2005 Parliamentary Jazz Award, BBC Radio 3 Album of the Year 2005 and 2008 BBC Jazz Award. Tonight’s programme will include a selection of holiday songs &other delights, featuring vocalist Lauren Lucille.
“Kofi’s full-bodied sound…and committed attack carry the immediacy and impact of the established masters of the jazz saxophone” Financial Times


Thu 23rd 8:00pm ** 606 CLUB’S “LAST NIGHT BEFORE XMAS” **  £16
This is the last night for us before we close for the holidays and we traditionally put on a fun night to see the year out and get into the spirit of it all. The band featured tonight is Club boss Steve Rubie’s group Samara, a five-piece jazz/Latin/Groove band, along with performances from a mix of musicians who have been featured at the Club throughout the year. The whole night has a fluid feel with musicians and singers who come down to say hi performing a number or two, and then for the last set we take some tables out for a bit of a dance!
“Cracking Latin-jazz quintet led by 606 proprietor Steve” Time Out


Fri 24th - Thu 30th     CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS


Fri 31st         NEW YEAR’S EVE        
With a collective of eight world class musicians performing an infectious blend of dance-inducing R&B & Latin/Jazz - and our exclusive NYE 606 Club menu this is guaranteed to be a spectacular night! Along with the house band, this year Mary Pearce, whose powerful, soulful vocals have been heard with the cream of the Jazz, Soul, R&B and Pop world including the likes of Lionel Ritchie, Chaka Khan, Courtney Pine, Mica Paris, Beverley Knight and more will be joining us as special guest to celebrate New Year’s in fine style. “It is easy to understand why Pearce has been called upon…by so many industry professionals…A fine set from some of the strongest musicians London has to offer” The House That Soul Built
The band will play for dancing from 11:00pm-2:00am.
We are also pleased to be featuring in our earlier, dinner music, set one of the finest pianists currently working on the international jazz scene, the wonderful Neil Angilley, who will perform with his guest trio.
“Neil Angilley…nothing short of spectacular” Blues & Soul
Advance Booking Only. 3-course Meal & Music Charge, £135 pp.


Sat 1st         CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS


Sun 2nd January 2022 8:00pm   LIANE CARROLL
The first artist ever to win two BBC Jazz Awards in the same year, for Best Vocalist and Best of Jazz, Liane Carroll is a dynamic performer whose amazing talent has been captivating audiences around the world. World-class, her powerful blues-tinged voice combined with strong piano playing and exciting infectious material, not to mention a wicked sense of humour, make this a truly remarkable gig. Appearing with her trio this is a fantastic way to start 2022!
“Liane Carroll…seems in some magical way to be made out of music” The Observer

 

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