Twickenham Jazz Club's Past Gigs

‘Summer Jazz Samba’: Music of Stan Getz, Charlie Byrd & Astrid Gilberto

Featuring leading tenor saxophonist Mark Crooks and award winning guitarist Nigel Price, JAZZ SAMBA! spotlights Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd’s ground-breaking 1962 recording, the first ever fully fledged bossa nova album recorded by American jazz musicians. A commercial success, it topped the LP charts on its release and produced its own pop hit single, Desafinado.

Mark Crooks is a lyrical and passionate saxophonist in the Stan Getz mould. He has appeared at jazz clubs and festivals throughout Europe, and at the Lincoln Center in New York. He is a long-standing member of the John Wilson Orchestra with whom he plays at the BBC Proms each summer.

And guitarist Nigel Price needs no introduction: one of the unsung heroes of the British Jazz Scene, with over 500 appearances at Ronnie Scott’s, 3 years with the James Taylor Quartet and winner of the British Jazz Awards and Parliamentary Jazz Awards.

With percussionist extraordinaire Demi Garcia Sabat on drums, Marianne Windham on double bass and soothing vocals from Lesley Christiane this will be:

“A thoroughly joyful evening!”

“Thank you for a tremendous evening, one of the nicest gigs I’ve seen in a long time. We’re still smiling!”

We hope that you can join us!

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April 24, 2024

Shirley Smart: ‘Long Story Short’

An evening filled with soul-stirring melodies and boundless creativity.
Shirley Smart: Cello, John Crawford: Piano, Demi Garcia Sabat: Drums, Special Guest – Sam Dunn: Guitar

May 1, 2024

Alamanaque ‘Nothing Stops The Carnival’

Almanaque is unique and will present their unique enthusiastic music which can only be described as a skilful mix of Brazilian, Latin and African influences blended with a magical dusting of sensitive creativity.

(Luca Boscagin: Guitar, Quentin Collins: Trumpet, Mateus Nova: Double Bass, Raphael Delfino: Drums, Jansen Santana: Percussion)
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