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606 Jazz Club,Chelsea, London, Programme for April 2023.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Laura Thorne of the 606 has forwarded details of the club's live and online music programme for April 2023, plus a preview of events scheduled for May. Listings 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.

Please find attached a list of our April 2023 performances, with more information below. To view detailed descriptions, images and video clips, go to the events area of the 606 site at .

In addition, our May calendar is about 75% complete. I’ve attached a list of those shows as well. In addition to guitarist Dominic Miller & his band appearing on the 18th and 19th, here are just a few other notable May additions:

Wednesday 3rd: French vocalist Mina Agossi

Sunday 7th: legendary blues singer Dana Gillespie

Sunday 14th: From Incognito, vocalist Imaani

Thursday 25th: virtuoso Italian guitarist Antonio Forcione

Saturday 27th: New York-based trumpeter & composer Dave Douglas guests with award-winning UK saxophonist Trish Clowes


Some of our May shows are on the website with the others to be added as soon as poss!

Meanwhile, tickets for our annual outdoor summer event, Jazz on the Lawn at Fulham Palace, have just gone on sale. This year on Friday 14 July we present the immensely popular celebration of Stevie Wonder, ‘The Wonder of Stevie’ led by saxophonist Derek Nash and singer Noel McCalla. Then, the superb UK saxophonist Tony Kofi and his special guest, the soulful and sophisticated singer Vimala Rowe, appear on Saturday 15 July. More information about Jazz on the Lawn may be found here:



Sat 1st   9:00pm   DEREK NASH      
The multi-Award-winning saxophonist Derek Nash is perhaps best known as one of the featured saxophonists with the Jools Holland Band. An experienced musician of many years standing his muscular, fluent, modern jazz playing has been recognised with numerous awards, including being voted one of the top 5 saxophonists in the country. Tonight Derek is bringing his great, swinging, band to the Club so expect something really quite special.
“bravura display of contemporary saxophone” The Observer;
“breathtaking” Sunday Times;
“the music fizzes with energy” Observer


Zoe Francis started singing jazz while living and working in New York where she developed a love for the great, classic, songwriters. On her return to the UK she has gone on to establish herself as a respected jazz singer of sensitivity and sophistication. Today she will be performing a selection of standards from American and UK composers along with her new line up of Jim Mullen & Dave Warren-guitars and Steve Watts-bass.
“Francis…great interpreter of the Great American Songbook” Jazz Journal;
“a classy, poised singer” LondonJazz News


Sun 2nd 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 spend a Sunday evening!
“Liane Carroll…seems in some magical way to be made out of music” The Observer  


Mon 3rd   8:00pm JIM MULLEN ORGAN TRIO            
A multi-award winner, including a special Honorary Parliamentary Jazz Award in 2017, Jim Mullen is widely regarded as one of the finest jazz guitarists in Europe. Including work with the likes of Mose Allison, Jimmy Witherspoon and his own highly acclaimed jazz/funk band “Morrissey-Mullen”, the band he leads this evening features the classic Organ trio format, performing a dynamic set of originals and carefully crafted jazz standards in a Groove-influenced hard-bop style.
“One of the great Jazz guitarists working today” Jazzwise;
“World Class” Guardian;
“…understated virtuosity that marks out the best and most mature players.” Guardian


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 Henry Gilbert-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 5th   8:00pm   MARK TAYLOR      
In 1995 UK drummer Mark Taylor moved to New York at the invitation of US musician Lew Tabackin and ended up staying for more than 25 years! In a long and impressive career his powerful, swinging, playing has been heard alongside the likes of Joe Henderson, Ronnie Scott, Chet Baker, Woody Shaw, Geoff Keezer, Mulgrew Miller, Monty Alexander, Billy Eckstine & Anita O’Day…and you don’t get to play with a team of iconic musicians like that unless you are very, very, good! Having recently returned to the UK it’s with enormous pleasure that we welcome Mark back to the Club with his terrific straight ahead quartet featuring Nat Steele-vibes & Rob Barron-piano.
‘There isn’t another drummer since Billy Higgins who can adapt…and create intensity at any dynamic level” Lew Tabackin


Since their founding in 2016, the Fabulous Red Diesel have left a unique imprint on the UK music scene. Describing their eclectic mix of swing, blues, soul and indie as “elusive as quicksilver and twice as sparkly” the band features Kat Lee-Ryan-vocals, Simon Dobell-guitar & trumpet, Beatrice Gullick-bass and Will Lee-Ryan-drums. Championed by Jazz FM their new album, ‘Goddess the Seahorse’ will be launched at this 606 gig on what promises to be a lively evening filled with character and charm! “uplifting, musically diverse…a collective who mix their ideas and personalities with passion, flair and invention” Something Else


Fri 7th   9:00pm BEVERLEY SKEETE    
Beverley Skeete’s career in the music industry is the stuff that dreams are made of. A first call singer for numerous high-profile artists including Robbie Williams, Tina Turner and Elton John she was also a pivotal member of ex-Rolling Stones’ bassist Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. Her talent and versatility have put her in a class that few can equal. One of the UK scene’s great singers. And watch out for her Special Guest, singer Gina Foster.
“Skeete…came into her own with a perfectly paced version of James Brown’s ‘It’s a Man’s Man’s World’” LondonJazz News


Sat 8th 9:00pm TONY KOFI & THE ORGANISATION        
The multi-award-winning saxophonist Tony Kofi first came to prominence in the 1990’s with the likes of The Jazz Warriors 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 Tony will be appearing with the “All Star” band The Organisation, which features Pete Whittaker-organ, Simon Fernsby-guitar & Pete Cater-drums playing music from their album “Point Blank”. 
“Kofi’s full-bodied sound…and committed attack carry the immediacy and impact of the established masters of the jazz saxophone” Financial Times;
“A killer band with real bite” Jazzwise

Sun 9th 8:00pm WAYNE HERNANDEZ          
Wayne Hernandez is one of those fantastic singers who has been using his considerable talents for many years to make others sound good. He includes work with Tina Turner, Kool and the Gang and Gorillaz and more recently the Kingdom Choir, who took the world by storm performing at the wedding of Harry and Meghan. He describes his music as “…a living fusion of music styles from the Black music scene”. A simply brilliant set of powerful groove music from an impressive band of hand-picked musicians that defines the word “soul”.
“ was clear that Wayne had a very special talent, his voice, it was simply breathtaking”  

Each prominent in their own right, sought after musicians vocalist Caroline Loftus and singer/pianist Dave Oliver developed their love of performing together while working in the London music scene. Well known in jazz circles, Caroline’s mellifluous, ethereal tones blend naturally with Dave’s more earthy strength and clarity, developed through his work with genres such as Latin (Omar Puente, Roberto Pla) and Soul/Funk (Mamas Gun). Join them to share, as they describe “an evening of happiness through Jazz, swing, Latin and early popular music”.
“Loftus…A voice like honey” Sydney Morning Herald


Tue 11th   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 and still going!
”...impressive hard-bop saxophonist” Time Out


Tonight we are excited to present for the first time here at the Club two brilliant Brazilian musicians, singer/guitarist/composer Bernardo Lobo and pianist/composer/producer Pablo Lapidusa with their Special Guest, the wonderful Italian vocalist Celeste Caramanna. Bernardo already has 6 highly regarded albums to his name and includes work with the likes of Chico Buarque, João Bosco and João Donato on an impressive cv. Pablo has collaborated with numerous artists in over 30 countries, including Hermeto Pascal and Edu Lobo and in 2021 was recipient of the “Professionals of Music Award”. Celeste has established an international reputation, with regular appearances throughout Europe. Tonight they are presenting their latest project “Zambujeira”, an exciting mix of originals that take in sounds of Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, USA and Cape Verde.
“Lapidusa…energy, lyricism, and diverse musical references” Time Out;
“Celeste…up-and-coming…star” London Live                                                      


Thu 13th   8:00pm JOHN EAST PROJECT    
John has played the Hammond for decades, working with musicians such as John Etheridge, Katie Kissoon and Phil Robson. His stellar band comprises Nigel Price-guitar, Dave Lewis-sax, Scott Baylis-trumpet, Dan Hewson-trombone, Steve Pearce-bass and Mark Fletcher-drums. Tonight they will be performing material from their latest album, “Mr Businessman”, which features a selection of carefully chosen vocal standards along with lesser-known songs from the popular American songbook.
“(East) and the band…brought the house down” City AM;
“a fine band” Time Out;
“A bit of genius” Fleece Jazz


Fri 14th   9:00pm 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 and impressive musicianship he can be relied upon to give an electric performance. And watch out for his Special Guest, singer Susan Allotey. Groove at its very best.
“Lex Cameron…quality old school soul” UK Vibe


Sat 15th 9:00pm ED JONES  
Ed Jones has established himself as one of the most innovative and sought-after sax players on the scene. His muscular and highly accomplished bop-influenced tenor playing has been featured in a wide variety of settings, most notably with the Jazz crossover groups “Us3” and “Incognito”. But his jazz credentials are just as solid, with work alongside artists such as George Benson, Dianne Reeves &Horace Silver. Tonight Ed will be performing a mix of jazz standards and his own fine originals in a band that is widely considered to be one of the finest of its kind in the UK.
“Jones has long been one of the great…delights of British Jazz” Jazzwise


Under the auspices of bass player/guitarist Andre Gabriel, the 606 Gospel Group have been performing at the Club for almost 20 years now, being featured as part of the London Jazz Festival as well as on BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service. Today their Special Guests will be the wonderful Award-winning Gospel singer Nikki Seriki, whose debut EP, “In Love” came out in 2014 and who now has a brand new single, “Send Help” and US vocalist RichRel who is not only a great Gospel singer, but is also an actor, pastor, leadership trainer and educator! The music will be an exciting mix of Nikki’s & RichRel’s originals alongside Classic Gospel songs, and don’t forget this is our Family Friendly gig, so children of any age are more than welcome.
“…Uplifting gospel sounds” Time Out


Sun 16th 8:00pm **606 CLUB SPECIAL**: 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 the Paul McCartney Band. A 606 Club favourite his shows are always a special occasion. Tonight he will be appearing with his powerhouse band: Jim Watson & Ross Stanley-kybds; Adam Phillips-gtr; Steve Pearce-bs & Ian Thomas-drms. And watch out for the HS Horns, who may just make an appearance… (we’ll have to see…)
“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                                                            


Mon 17th     8:00pm         **606 CLUB SPECIAL**: HAMISH STUART
For this second night Hamish is coming back with the band. Trust me, this you can’t miss!


A hugely impressive drummer with an international profile Jeremy Stacey includes work with the likes of Tom Jones, Sheryl Crow and Noel Gallagher on a vast CV and is currently one of the featured drummers with the iconic band King Crimson. Tonight we present Jeremy’s 14-piece tribute to the seminal US band Steely Dan featuring, amongst many others, the wonderful singers Andy Caine (Tommy Blaize) and Sumudu (Van Morrison), Paul Stacey-guitar & Dave Arch-piano/keyboards, along with a fantastic horn section and backing vocalists Jessica Greenfield and Bryan Chambers. A rare outing for this band and an absolute “must see”.
“a fine…drummer…his gigs are…enlivened by…top class guests” Time Out;
“Sumudu…outstanding” BBC;
“Caine…uplifting…deep and soulful” Turntable Lab                                            


Jeremy is coming back with the band for a second night. Trust me, this you can’t miss!         


Thu 20th     8:00pm                 CLOSED FOR PRIVATE EVENT


Fri 21st 9:00pm ALEC HARPER    
Alec Harper has established himself as one of the leading tenor saxophonists of his generation. When he’s not busy performing with the highly popular outfit “Kansas Smitty’s”, you can find him fronting his own group as well as a sideman for admired local bands. He has performed with the likes of the WDR Big Band (Cologne) and at venues around the world, including North Sea Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott’s & Dizzy’s (NYC). Tonight his band will focus on repertoire from the hard bop and post-bop eras performing classics from Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Herbie Hancock, Joe Henderson and more as well as their own swinging originals.
“Harper…a leading contender among the heavies” BeBop Spoken Here


Sat 22nd 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 will be playing music from their latest album, “That’s The Way to Live” on Ubuntu Music. Promises to be a swinging night!
“O’Higgins…exceptional…one of Britain’s finest musicians” Observer;
“Harvey…excellent” Jazzwise


A fine singer and an excellent jazz pianist Eriko has established an enviable reputation on the UK jazz scene, working at the likes of Ronnie Scott’s and the Royal Festival Hall as well as major concert halls in Hong Kong and Korea. With 4 albums to her name, the latest featuring the iconic US sax legend Scott Hamilton, her intimate programme of jazz standards and bossa novas is the perfect way to spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon. Also featuring Colin Oxley-guitar.
“immaculate…stylish…and…passionate” New World;
“Classy!” Swing Journal Japan


Well, this is pretty special, two of the UK’s finest musicians, saxophonist Derek Nash (Jools Holland) and singer Noel McCalla (Manfred Mann), come together to celebrate the music of one of the greatest singer/songwriters of all time, Stevie Wonder. Accompanying these two remarkable musicians will be their stellar band, including Neil Angilley (Vanessa Mae)-piano and Tim Cansfield (Bee Gees)-guitar. Unique and powerful.
“Nash…breathtaking” Sunday Times;
“McCalla…spine tingling” Guardian    



Tue 25th 8:00pm FREDDIE BENEDICT
Starting out as lead vocalist with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra Freddie has gone on to establish himself as one of the most talented singers of his generation. His soft, velvety, voice and melodic trumpet playing are reminiscent of the great Chet Baker, so it’s no surprise that he’s burst headlong onto the jazz scene! The programme tonight, performed with his quintet, will include his favourite James Taylor songs through hits from the Great American Songbook to his impressive original material. Also featuring Jessica Bullen-sax.
“Freddie’s mastery of his vocal instrument…is unparalleled amongst his peers” Jon Smith (Swingle Singers)


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” (a band with whom he is still featured) 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 a hugely impressive CV. Tonight John leads his wonderful “Blue Spirits” Organ trio, featuring Pete Whittaker-organ & George Double-drums.
“One of the best guitarists in the world” Pat Metheny

With 50 years’ experience as a creative force on the international music scene the multi-Award-winning pianist Emil Viklicky is widely regarded as the “father of Czech jazz”. His many works include a classical piano concerto, an opera and an iconic film score but most of all he is an exceptionally fine jazz musician. Tonight the band will be featuring one of the UK’s leading saxophonists Julian Nicholas, with whom Emil has been performing since the 1990’s and the wonderful vocalist Imogen Ryall, who has developed a book of lyrics to Emil’s instrumentals and jazz re-settings of Moravian folk songs. Completing the quintet will be fellow Czech Petr Dvorsky-bass & Eric Ford-drums.
“Viklicky… exceptional” Guardian;
“Nicholas…a saxophonist of…delicacy of expression and intensity of feeling” The Times;
“Ryall…a hidden gem” Claire Martin                                                                                        


Fri 28th   9:00pm   SAMARA    
“Samara” is a five-piece jazz/Latin group led by the 606 Club’s own “Guv’nor” Steve Rubie on sax and flute and suffice it to say, we all think the guys in the band are just great! Featuring pianist Neil Angilley and singer Carolina Lelis, who relocated to the UK in 2019 from Brazil where she had worked and recorded with some of Brazil’s finest musicians, the music is an infectious blend of Brazilian Samba, jazz & Latin and everyone has a great time!
“Cracking Latin-jazz quintet…explores…Latin jazz classics in great rhythmic style” Time Out


A multi award-winning drummer, composer and arranger Clark is one of the UK’s most respected musicians. Tonight, his Special Guest will be the Maltese pianist Dominic Galea. With a family relationship going back to the 1950s, Clark & Dominic have followed in their illustrious jazz musician fathers’ footsteps, becoming prominent jazz artists in their own right. In 2022 they recorded the compositions of their fathers in an homage to these pioneers of bebop in their respective countries, the music from which they will be performing tonight. The band also features the superb front line of Alan Barnes-sax and Mark Nightingale-trombone.
“Tracey…one of the most impressive jazz drummers in Britain today” The Times


The Small Island Project is an exciting group put together and fronted by the multi-talented singer Shireen Francis. Integrating jazz harmonies with the Afro-Caribbean/Brazilian rhythms of Reggae, Calypso and Samba, the band create an unusual but highly accessible musical hybrid. Featuring Dominic Grant-guitar, Mark Cherrie-steel pan, Neville Malcolm-bass & Fergus Gerrand-percussion this is a great way to celebrate International Jazz Day!
“brilliant vocalist” Jazzwise;
“A beautiful artist with real depth and heart” Jazz UK


Sun 30th 8:00pm   TONY O’MALLEY        
Tony O’Malley’s brand of Groove and R&B is stunning, with his fabulous, smoky, velvety growl of a voice delivering original material and some covers in his own inimitable fashion. One of the most original and powerful performers on the scene today, if you like contemporary R&B vocals in the Blues Brothers style, then this is definitely for you.
“O’Malley…one of the UK’s hottest properties” Jazzwise;
“pure groove, funky keyboard, growling vocals and soul to spare…O’Malley has it all” Blues & Soul Magazine                                              




Mon 1st 8:00 – Natalie Duncan
Tue 2nd 8:00 – Marta Capponi
Wed 3rd 8:00 – Mina Agossi
Thu 4th 8:00 - Marco Marconi
Fri 5th 8:00 – TBC
Sat 6th 8:00 – Ruben Fox
Sun 7th 8:00 – Dana Gillespie

Mon 8th 8:00 – Dave Ital’s Birthday Gig
Tue 9th 8:00 – Dan Reinstein
Wed 10th 8:00 – Francesca Confortini
Thu 11th 8:00 – Hungarian Exchange: Janos Egri Jnr
Fri 12th 9:00 – Karen Sharp with Special Guest: Andy Schofield
Sat 13th 9:00 - Brandon Allen Quartet
Sun 14th 1:30 - 606 Gospel Group
8:00 - Imaani

Mon 15th 8:00 – 606 Club Special: Dominic Miller
Tue 16th 8:00 – 606 Club Special: Dominic Miller
Wed 17th 8:00 – Thunderthumbs
Thu 18th 8:00 – Ray Gelato with Special Guest: Enric Peidro
Fri 19th 9:00 – Bruce Adams & Alan Barnes
Sat 20th 9:00 – Mornington Lockett with Henry Lowther
Sun 21st 8:00 – Frances Madden

Mon 22nd 8:00 - TBC
Tue 23rd 8:00 - TBC
Wed 24th 8:00 - TBC
Thu 25th 8:00 – Antonio Forcione
Fri 26th 9:00 - Samara feat. Carolina Lelis
Sat 27th 9:00 - Trish Clowes with Special Guest: Dave Douglas
Sun 28th 1:30 – Gareth Lockrane Big Band
8:00 - TBC

Mon 29th 8:00 - TBC
Tue 30th 8:00 - Barry Green
Wed 31st 8:00 - Francesca Mondi

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