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606 Jazz Club, Chelsea, London, Live Music Programme,  1st-17th July 2024.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Laura Thorne of the 606 has forwarded details of the Club's live music programme from 1st to 17th July 2024, plus reminders of other forthcoming events.

Laura Thorne writes;


Hello all you connoisseurs of culture and lovers of live music – greetings from the 606 in Chelsea, known for presenting the best jazz, soul, Latin, groove, R&B & blues musicians in the UK bar none.

What with the 2024 Euro football matches and the sunshine, it’s difficult to imagine there would be time for anything else but in spite of it, we persist!

This mail provides details about the Club’s upcoming shows from Monday 1st to Wednesday 17th of July 2024.

Keep reading for more information about the first half of our July programme or, visit, where there are extended descriptions, photos and video clips for your consumption.

And a reminder that, this Sunday 30th, we are hosting a benefit for the wonderful vocalist Anita Wardell. Noted for her mesmerising interpretation of lyrics and captivating vocal improvisations, earlier this year Anita suffered a serious medical event and as a result is currently unable to work. Featured performers at this show include singers Norma Winstone MBE, Claire Martin OBE, Cleveland Watkiss MBE, Jacqui Dankworth MBE, Ian Shaw, Georgia Mancio, Daniela Clynes and many more. View the complete list of artists and find out more here:


Then, coming up on the 2nd and 3rd of August: our annual outdoor weekend at Fulham Palace, Jazz on the Lawn with ‘The Wonder of Stevie’ led by vocalist Noel McCalla & saxophonist Derek Nash (Friday) & clarinettist Adrian Cox (Kansas Smitty’s) & his band ft. vocalist Louise Balkwill on the Saturday. Details here:


606 CLUB – 1-17 JULY 2024 GIG GUIDE

Mon 1st       8:00pm         WILL BARRY      
The award-winning pianist Will Barry (“Young Jazz Musician of The Year”) brings his quartet to the Club this evening for a night of high-quality music. Widely considered to be one of the UK’s most outstanding ‘new jazz generation’ pianists he is rapidly building an enviable reputation both at home and abroad, including work with the likes of Jasper Hoiby, Soweto Kinch and Eddie Henderson. He has worked in Turkey, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Holland and the UK, performing at the North Sea, Love Supreme and Umbria Jazz Festivals among many others. With his deft touch and finely honed musicality Will’s playing is a joy to hear.
“…sensitive and fluid - a beautiful sound” Chucho Valdés      

Tue 2nd       8:00pm     FRANCIS TULIP      
Jazz guitarist Francis Tulip is making a major impression amongst those in the know for his technical prowess as well as his creative spark. A graduate of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire – where he won their Jazz Performance Prize – he is now studying at Trinity Laban in London, and has already worked with a number of renowned jazz musicians, such as Paul Booth, Xhosa Cole, Phil Meadows and Byron Wallen. In addition, he’s received further recognition from the musician’s charity Help Musicians and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. The Club believes strongly in the importance of championing up-and-coming musicians and we’re delighted to welcome Francis and his Trio, Asaph Tal-bass and Noah Stone-drums.
“Prodigious guitar skills…Francis Tulip is most definitely one to watch for the future.” Emuli Jazz Blog;
“let’s call Tulip the remarkably fluent contemporary player” Bebop Spoken Here

Wed 3rd       8:00pm         FRANCESCA CONFORTINI    
Italian-born vocalist Francesca Confortini brings sophistication and warmth to everything she does. With a background in musical theatre and international experience as a singer for the likes of Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) and gypsy-jazz ensembles Trio Manouche and Gypsy Dynamite as well as her own trio Jazz Silhouettes, her career highlights include performing with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the Barbican. Capable of moving effortlessly from beautifully crafted neo-jazz originals to interpretations of American Songbook classics, Fran also holds a Masters in Jazz from the Guildhall and is a vocal and performance teacher at the International Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP). Without a doubt, she is one to watch!
“Francesca Confortini…beautiful voice” Indieeyefilmawards

Thu 4th         8:00pm         TIM GARLAND/JASON REBELLO    
Two of the UK’s most impressive, renowned jazz musicians, saxophonist Tim Garland and pianist Jason Rebello, perform music from their new duo album ‘Life to Life’ (Whirlwind Recordings). A member of the iconic US pianist Chick Corea’s band for almost two decades, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Tim Garland has, over the last 25 years, garnered a formidable international reputation as a jazz improviser of fluency, power and grace. Similarly, 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 to the band of guitar legend Jeff Beck. Individually they are outstanding, together they are remarkable.
“Garland…his level of genius is rare” Chick Corea;
“Rebello…[one] of the finest…jazz musicians this country has produced.” Jazz: The Modern Resurgence;
“Exceptionally well-conceived and flawlessly executed” Jazzwise Magazine        

Fri 5th         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 on Jamie Cullum’s Christmas album. Joe’s band this evening features the brilliant sax playing of Alec Harper and guitarist Dave Archer.
“[Webb]…a dazzling display of virtuoso pianistics” The Jazz Mann;
“There are few people more joyous to listen to…than Joe Webb” Jamie Cullum

Sat 6th         9:00pm       CARLO MUSCAT QUARTET
From Malta, Carlo Muscat began his music studies on violin. But upon switching to saxophone and hearing jazz for the first time, he soon found his direction and established himself in the local music scene, ultimately leading to collaborations with artists from around the world. Influenced by iconic players such as Wayne Shorter and more contemporary stylists including Mark Turner, Carlo relocated to Paris in 2013, releasing his first album. Since then, has performed in numerous European cities, from Berlin to Milan, Istanbul & Rotterdam. His travels also took him to Ukraine, where in 2020 he recorded the album ‘Wool’, forging what proved to be a powerful, ongoing relationship with its jazz community that has continued ever since. At this 606 performance, you’ll hear music from Wool, along with an upcoming trio album recorded in Kyiv in March 2024 to be released later this year and some newer compositions as well. With a fantastic band (Gareth Williams-piano, Arnie Somogyi-bass & Clark Tracey-drums) to accompany him, it’s a delight to welcome this world-class jazz artist.
“The music is captivatingly beautiful and wonderfully phrased…a very good example of the style of jazz that constantly rewards the listener with each listen.” Simply Jazz Talk


Sun 7th         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.
“Liane Carroll…seems in some magical way to be made out of music” The Observer;
“Liane Carroll doesn’t just sing jazz. She is jazz” MOJO  

Mon 8th       8:00pm       AITZE COFRE REAL
A ferociously talented young 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. Aitzi will be joined by long-time duo partner and pianist Scottie Thompson, bassist Isaac Burland & drummer Tom Potter. Their musical endeavours are fresh and playful, giving a new sound to the jazz standards and other songs they will be performing this evening.
“mesmerizing vocals of Aitzi Cofre Real” Backseat Mafia


Tue 9th       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 quartet have performed here for the last 20 years and still going!
”...impressive hard-bop saxophonist” Time Out

Wed 10th       8:00pm         SIMON LASKY – ALBUM LAUNCH    
Winner of the 2018 British Composer Award for ‘Jazz Composition for Small Ensemble’, Simon Lasky juggles a busy career as a composer, pianist, NPR jazz host and recording artist on both sides of the Atlantic. Now resident in Florida USA, Simon returns to the Club for the UK launch of his latest recording, “For the Dreamers” on the highly-regarded Ubuntu label. With a background that includes extensive study of both classical and jazz music, the album’s eight tracks (a mix of Simon’s original compositions and his arrangements of well-loved songs), were fashioned from his personal experiences during the pandemic, as well as the inspiration & comfort he found in the works of artists such as Miles, Bill Evans and Mahler. Bringing this music to life is an extraordinary band: Shanti Jayasinha-trumpet; Sam Mayne-alto sax; Paul Booth-tenor sax, Ant Law-guitar, Pete Billington-bass, Sophie Alloway-drums & special guest, Noemi Nuti-vocals.
“Uplifting improvisational grooves, classy chops and exotic percussion, there’s no shortage of beautifully striking moments.” All About Jazz;
“a joyous exuberant piece, brilliantly crafted on all levels, and with great textural and melodic writing.” BBC Radio 3

Thu 11th     8:00pm         JOHN EAST PROJECT – FAREWELL SHOW
John East Project is led by vocalist and Hammond organ player John East, becoming a popular and regular feature at the Club since their first appearance here fourteen years ago. John has played the Hammond for decades, working with musicians such as John Etheridge, Katie Kissoon and Phil Robson. Their set features a selection of carefully chosen vocal standards along with lesser-known songs from the popular songbook as well as the occasional instrumental tune, with the emphasis on melodic jazz driven along by the distinctive Hammond sound. And what a band it is, drawn from the top players in the UK: Nigel Price-guitar, Michael Coates (BBC Big Band)-sax, Mark Armstrong-trumpet, Dan Hewson-trombone, Steve Pearce-bass and Mark Fletcher-drums. After a long and successful run of over 50 shows, John will be stepping away from live gigs and this is the group’s final performance. So do come along to say farewell.
“(East) and the band…brought the house down” City AM;
“Vocalist and Hammond player East leads a fine band” Time Out;
“A bit of genius” Fleece Jazz

Fri 12th       9:00pm         HAMISH STUART
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 Paul McCartney. A regular member of Ringo Starr’s All Star band Hamish’s shows are always a special occasion. Appearing with his powerhouse band.
“We love Stuart, the funky ex-Average White Band singer/guitarist… still playing a superior blend of soul and jazz …while his voice has that unique smoky soul allure.” Time Out

Sat 13th       9:00pm       HAMISH STUART
See Friday 12th For this second night Hamish returns for another fantastic show. Trust us, this you can’t miss!       

Sun 14th       1:30pm         SUNDAY LUNCH: RACHEL SUTTON
With a rich tone and sense of swing that is both moving and exciting, Rachel performs classics from The American Songbook along with her own arrangements of more modern popular songs. Her latest album “A Million Conversations” has been received with considerable acclaim and she will be performing material from this album and others this afternoon, alongside her swinging rhythm section alongside her swinging rhythm section featuring Roland Perrin (Dudu Pakwana, Brotherhood of Breath)-piano.
“…music is of the highest quality” Jazz Views;
“immaculate vocals and bursting-with-life stage presence…a must see” Cabaret Scenes

Sun 14th                 8:00pm         GEORGIA MANCIO FT. GARETH LOCKRANE
A multi-award-winning vocalist, lyricist and producer, Georgia Mancio is one of Europe’s most respected artists. With 8 albums to her name her musical partnership with iconic US-based pianist Alan Broadbent has produced two outstanding recordings and led to tours across the UK, Europe and the US. A 2020 winner of Best Album in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards for “Finding Home” with pianist/composer Kate Williams she is the current recipient of the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2021 “Best Vocalist”. The gig tonight also features special guest, flautist Gareth Lockrane.
“a performer of character, conviction, and relaxed virtuosity” The Guardian;
“sublime” Jazzwise;
“Supremely elegant” Evening Standard  

Mon 15th       8:00pm       SIMON MULLIGAN
Although many jazz musicians are also trained classical musicians, it is unusual for an artist to manage successful ongoing careers in both fields. US-based pianist Simon Mulligan is certainly one. As a concert pianist, he includes appearances at the likes of Carnegie, Wigmore, and Royal Albert Halls and his jazz bona fides are equally as strong, with composing credentials for both TV and film and almost 20 recordings covering both the classical and jazz repertoire (and watch out for his recently released trio album recorded in New York). Also featured tonight will be the searing sax of Frank Walden.
“Pianist Simon Mulligan plays up a storm” Dallas Morning News;
“gifted…pianist” The Times;
“Frank Walden…was stunning!” Cafesaxophone

Tue 16th       8:00pm         INTERPHASE QUARTET
Founded in London by pianist Tomasz Zyrmont & saxophonist Sean Khan, Interphase is a groove/contemporary jazz quartet. The programme comprises unusual standards by masters Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Joe Henderson delivered with a modern twist, along with their own original compositions. Also featuring Ben Hazleton-bass & Filippo Galli-drums they have played and recorded with the likes of Hermeto Pascoal, Omar, Jim Mullen & Marcos Valle.
“Kahn…with a sound that is at once…familiar yet…all his own…he’s crafted some great tunes. A jazz powerhouse” Audiophile Review

Wed 17th       8:00pm         KATE WILLIAMS TRIO
Pianist/composer Kate Williams has gained a reputation as both a distinctive writer and performer. She has released a number of critically acclaimed albums, including “Finding Home” which won Album of the Year at the 2020 Parliamentary Jazz Awards. This evening Kate appears with bassist Dave Whitford and drummer Dave Ingamells. The Trio’s set will include tunes by Mulgrew Miller and Bill Evans, as well as new arrangements and originals by Kate herself. 
“Williams…a musical vocabulary that’s all her own” The Observer;
“Williams…one of the UK’s most distinctive composer/pianists” MOJO


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