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Guildford Jazz - Programme for December 2023.

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Martin Collins of Guildford Jazz has forwarded details of the organisation's programme for December 2023. Performers include Ben Holder and Claire Martin.

Martin Collins writes;

Guildford Jazz December 2023


Friday, 8 December: Jazz at the Stoke – Ben Holder “Hot Club Jazz”
Hot Club excitement with Ben Holder, the rising star of Stephane Grappelli-style jazz fiddle and arguably one of the most gifted and exciting jazz musicians you will see live today. An energetic mix of traditional jazz, mainstream and swing with a sprinkling of Ben’s own infectious originals, all harking back to the fun and abandon of the 1920s and 1930s.
With Caley Groves – guitar, Nick Milward – drums and Marianne Windham – bass.
Doors open 7.15 pm, Jazz from 8.00pm at The Stoke, 103 Stoke Road, Guildford, GU1 4JN
Tickets £18 (Discounts for Members and Students)


Friday, 15 December: Jazz at St John’s Church - Claire Martin’s Christmas Cracker
An evening with multi-award winning vocalist Claire Martin OBE and her quartet. Expect some stylish reworkings of much loved standards from the Great American Songbook, plus some Christmas classics to enjoy and sing along with! Claire is hailed as ranking among “the four of five best jazz vocalists on the planet” by Jazz Times USA.
With Rob Barron – piano. Jeremy Brown – bass and Mark Taylor – drums.
Doors open 7.15 pm, Jazz from 8.00pm at St John’s Church, Farncombe, Godalming GU7 3EJ
Tickets £22.50 (Discounts for Members and Students)