Twickenham Jazz Club's Past Gigs

Rachael Cohen Quartet

Another fabulous Jazz session is happening this week when we welcome this endearing, talented rising star to Twickenham Jazz Club to share her music with us.

Rachael Cohen, a London-based alto saxophonist and composer, is one of the brightest emerging stars of her generation. Her skills as a composer and improviser have gained a great deal of attention in the UK and beyond. The Guardian notes:

“Cohen takes a softly devious approach reminiscent of Lee Konitz – but, as with the canny Cool School veteran, the quietness is deceptive and the subtlety is in the weighting of phrases and the hipness with which she plays off the rhythm section.”

From the Shetland Islands, via the ‘City of Edinburgh Music School’ and Birmingham Conservatoire, Rachael Cohen now finds herself amongst the top players on London’s vibrant Jazz scene and one the leading voices of her generation.

Headhunted by Bass player Michael Janisch, Rachael became the first female to be signed to his now internationally renowned label ‘Whirlwind Recordings’, releasing her debut album ‘Halftime’ in 2013 to critical acclaim.

Rachael is a mainstay at London’s most famous Jazz Club – Ronnie Scott’s, where she can be found performing with her own quartet, and hosting the ever-popular ‘late late show’.

Also a dab hand with the pen, Rachael composes a huge amount of music for her own ensembles, most notably for her groups with NY drummer Jason Brown and Empirical vibraphonist Lewis Wright.

Rachael can be found playing anywhere from the Vortex Jazz Club and Hackney institution The Haggerston, to overseas at the clubs of New York City such as Smalls Jazz Club.

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May 22, 2024

Hetty Kate: Swinging Vintage Jazz & A Benefit Concert for Anita Wardell with special guest Nigel Price on Guitar

This will be an amazing evening featuring a stunning and versatile vocalist who is rarely seen in the UK,
Hetty Kate: Vocals
Matyas Gayer: Piano
Jeremy Brown: Double Bass
Steve Brown: Drums
Special Guest – Nigel Price: Guitar
*** Please note that for the first time at our club, seating will be in theatre style, and we ask diners to eat in the main bar before the performance. ***

June 12, 2024

‘Trombonism’ – Nick Mills Trombone Quintet

Trombones: Nick Mills, Andy Flaxman, Tom Dunnett, Chris Lowe, Bruce Douglas
Rhythm Section: Jim Treweek – Piano, Andy Hamill – Double Bass, Dave Tandy – Drums

June 26, 2024

Ineza & “Women’s Words, Sisters’ Stories”

Great musicians explore the music written by some of our most iconic Jazz Songstresses.
Ineza: Vocals
Alex Webb: Keyboard
Katy Patterson: Drums
Charlie Pyne: Double Bass

July 3, 2024

Tommaso Starace ”My favourite Standards”

Tommaso has an endearing style and charm that never fails to engage his audience.
Tommaso Starace: Alto Saxophone
Alban Claret: Guitar
Steve Ashworth: Hammond Organ
Chris Nickolls: Drums

July 10, 2024

Summer Latin Love Vibes with Roger Beaujolais

Roger Beaujolais: Vibrophone
John Crawford: Keyboard
Andy Lafone: Bass
Davide Giovannini: Drums

July 24, 2024

Nick Mills Blue Note Project ‘It Must Schwing’

Nick Mills: Trombone
Saxophone: Dave O’Higgins
Martin Shaw: Trumpet
Leon Greening: Keyboard
Jeremy Brown: Double Bass
Matt Home: Drums
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