606 Jazz Club, Chelsea, London , Live and online events, Sunday 19th to Thursday 30th November 2023.
Sunday, November 12, 2023
Laura Thorne of the 606 Club has forwarded details of forthcoming jazz events from 19th to 30th November 2023. Fully detailed schedule attached.
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.
This mail provides details about the Club’s upcoming shows from Monday 20th to Thursday 30th November.
But, even as we think ahead, our present focus is on the EFG London Jazz Festival which starts tonight Friday 10th, continuing through Sunday the 19th. As mentioned in a prior mail, the evening of the 19th features performances by Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw & Claire Martin, to benefit 20-month-old Robin Samuel who suffers from neuroblastoma (more information below).
This event is fully booked, but we will now be livestreaming it as well to make the performance available to those who can’t attend in person-and of course, to raise additional funds for this important cause. To sign up for the stream, users can visit the event page for instructions, which we will post in a few days: https://www.606club.co.uk/events/view/liane-carroll-ian-shaw-claire-martin-benefit-for-baby-robin/
Keep reading for more information about our programme or, visit the events area of the 606 site at https://www.606club.co.uk/events/, where there are extended descriptions, photos and video clips for your consumption.
Sunday 19 November 8.00 pm LIANE CARROLL, IAN SHAW & CLAIRE MARTIN – BENEFIT FOR BABY ROBIN (ALSO LIVE STREAMED)
Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw & Claire Martin are iconic figures on the UK jazz scene. The recipients of innumerable accolades, awards and rave reviews they are unquestionably amongst the finest performers in the country. So, what brings these good friends and remarkable artists together? His name is Robin, he is 20 months old, the son of a wonderful musician and friend of the Club…and he suffers from neuroblastoma, an extremely rare and aggressive form of cancer. He needs medically recognised and potentially lifesaving treatment only available in Spain, but at £70,000 a visit it’s not cheap. Robin has been to the Club (he brought his parents with him) and not only is he tough but he is also absolutely adorable! The first set will feature Ian and Claire followed by Liane and her Trio. For more information and to sign up for the live stream, visit https://www.606club.co.uk/events/view/liane-carroll-ian-shaw-claire-martin-benefit-for-baby-robin/
606 CLUB UPCOMING SHOWS, 20-30 NOVEMBER
Mon 20th 8:00pm NO BIG DEAL
Consisting of Michael Raggatt-keyboards, Nick Webster-bass and Chris Castellitto-drums No Big Deal is a powerful Jazz/Groove three-piece with a big sound and soul to spare. Experienced session musicians, in 2017 the 3 friends started meeting on a weekly basis to share their passion for music and by 2020 they had recorded their first EP “After The Moonrise”. The music was primarily their own original material, influenced by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Radiohead, Vulfpeck and J Dilla and through 2022 they released a track a month on a variety of streaming platforms. Now an established band they are planning to release their second EP in 2024.
Tue 21st 8:00pm DAN REINSTEIN
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 20 years.
”...impressive hard-bop saxophonist” Time Out
Wed 22nd 8:00pm **606 CLUB SPECIAL** JASON REBELLO WITH SPECIAL GUEST HANS MATHISEN
A multi-award-winner, pianist Jason Rebello has been at the forefront of the international music scene for more than 25 years. By 24 he had three highly successful albums under his belt and work with the likes of Wayne Shorter and Branford Marsalis. In 1998 he joined Sting’s band before moving on to the band of guitar legend Jeff Beck. Jason’s remarkable technique and fiery creativity have made him one of the UK’s finest jazz pianists. And watch out for Jason’s Special Guest, the multi-award-winning Norwegian guitarist Hans Mathisen.
“inspired” Time Out;
“[one] of the finest…jazz musicians this country has produced.” Jazz: The Modern Resurgence;
“Mathisen…exquisite original melodies…and exquisite solos” JazziNorge
Thu 23rd 8:00pm ART THEMEN
An exciting, playful and inventive saxophonist, Art Themen has been a leading light of the British jazz scene for over 50 years. Perhaps best known for his long association with the iconic UK pianist Stan Tracey he was described by The Observer as “One of the tiny handful of undeniably perfect jazz musicians”. Along with organist Pete Whittaker and drummer George Double the trio will be featuring material from their albums “Thane & The Villeins” & their latest “Dizzy Moods”, a collection of groove-led re-imaginings of songs from the jazz canon.
“Themen…excellent…thrilling” Jazz UK
Fri 24th 9:00pm JAELEE SMALL
A compelling and deeply soulful vocalist with an unrivalled energy in performance, Jaelee has been thrilling audiences across the capital and beyond for some years. Balancing her solo career with studio and touring work she includes work with the likes of The Cinematic Orchestra and ‘Funkshone’ on an impressive cv. Tonight, along with her band Black Hat, she will be performing her show “Sistas of Rare-Groove and Soul”, featuring songs from iconic vocalists including the likes of Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan.
“delightful…vocalist Jaelee Small” BBC
Sat 25th 9:00pm CLARK TRACEY
An award-winning drummer, composer and arranger Clark is one of the UK’s most respected musicians. He has recorded over 90 albums, performed in over 50 countries and won “Best Drums"five times in the British Jazz Awards. The quintet gig tonight epitomises Clark’s dedication to fiercely swinging hard bop and features Alex Clarke-sax, Graham Harvey-piano & Emily Masser-vocals, but the driving force will, of course, be Clark himself.
“...one of the most impressive jazz drummers in Britain today” The Times
Sun 26th 1:30pm SUNDAY LUNCHTIME: GREG DAVIS TRIO WITH SPECIAL GUEST 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, Julian Bury-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
Sun 26th 8:00 pm MIM GREY
Mim Grey is a versatile singer/songwriter in the pop/swing/country style who has had a broad and varied career. A regular with Acid jazz legends The Brand New Heavies she has co-written tracks with Kylie Minogue and has worked with the likes of Paul McCartney and Tom Jones. Her terrific Country-influenced songs are matched by her terrific voice: warm, soulful with an effortless range and just a touch of rasp for character. With her music topping country charts in both the US and UK “Country Music in Britain” said hers is ‘one of the finest voices in the world’. Tonight Mim will be launching her latest single “A Little Love,” co-produced with legendary guitarist Robbie McIntosh.
“sultry singer-songwriter” Maverick Magazine;
“my favourite singer” Sir Tom Jones;
“the most beautiful voice to come out of the UK in a very long time” Michael Ball
Mon 27th 8:00pm PHIL MULFORD’S ‘THUNDERTHUMBS’
Join us to celebrate the great Soul and Funk songs from the likes of George Benson, George Duke and Michael Jackson with “Thunderthumbs”, the 10-piece band led by bassist Phil Mulford. Inspired by the great US bassist Louis Johnson (The Brothers Johnson, Quincy Jones) the gig features three brilliant singers, Jacqui Hicks and Debby Bracknell (Shakatak) & Simon Foster (Flying Pickets), a deeply grooving rhythm section and powerhouse horns. If you like 606 regulars All Fired Up you’ll love this!
“Hicks…a singer of warmth, poise and intelligence” Yorkshire Post
Tue 28th 8:00pm AITZI COFRE REAL
A ferociously talented young Award-winning vocalist Aitzi burst on to the German scene in 2014, singing and co-writing an award-winning single before settling in London in 2018. Her influences cross genres, but what truly sets her apart is her deep connection with her Latin-American roots and her unique exploration of vocal improvisation. Tonight Aitzi will be presenting her new project, TETHYS, with Scottie Thompson-piano, Joe Garland-Johnston-guitar, Murray Dare-bass & Tom Potter-drums performing arrangements of jazz standards and contemporary jazz compositions. “mesmerizing vocals of Aitzi Cofre Real” Backseat Mafia
Wed 29th 8:00pm ANDREW MCCORMACK
The highly acclaimed pianist Andrew McCormack received the BBC Jazz Award for ‘Rising Star’ in 2006, before going on to work with an impressive array of international artists, including Quincy Jones, Jamie Cullum and most recently Kyle Eastwood. For this performance Andrew will showcase music from his latest release, “Terra Firma”. With accessible and melodic compositions alongside well-known standards this promises to be a special evening of joyful and virtuosic piano trio interplay.
“McCormack…an extraordinary British pianist and a great composer” Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio
Thu 30th 8:00pm HUNGARIAN MUSIC XCHANGE: DANIEL SZABO WITH SPECIAL GUEST IAIN BALLAMY
Between 1997 and 2006 the brilliant multi award-winning Hungarian pianist/composer/educator Daniel Szabo, now based in Los Angeles, won the International Jazz Piano Competition, the Gábor Füsti Balogh Talent Contest, the Jas Hennessy Solo Piano Competition and the “Martial Solal International Jazz Piano Contest”. He also received the ASCAP/Symphonic Jazz Orchestra Commissioning Prize in 2018 and in 2022 was mentored by Chick Corea to perform Chick’s jazz piano concerto alongside John Patitucci and Dave Weckl. You get the idea, he’s very, very good! And watch out for his Special Guest, the wonderful Iain Ballamy-sax.
“highly original…brilliantly fluent” Evening Standard
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