Mon July 10: Open Mic / Jazz Jam with the Simon Brown Trio

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Maddermarket Theatre Bar
Entry £5 / Free
Join us in the Redwell Maddermarket Theatre Bar for our monthly jam session, where guest performers are invited to sit in with the house trio. Musicians of all ages and experience are welcome, so come on down and have a blow, or relax and listen to some of the city's finest jazz talent. Admission is free to participants / £5 to non-participants.

Music from 8-11pm
Tue July 18: Vocal Jazz Workshop Led by Tina May
with Simon Brown (piano)

Maddermarket Theatre Bar
Entry £30 (max 16 participants)
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We're delighted that ahead of her appearance at the club this evening Tina has agreed to lead a vocal jazz workshop. A highly accomplished and experienced performer and tutor, Tina is currently a visiting professor at Leeds College of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Music, and regularly teaches at summer schools in France and Italy.

Participants are invited to bring along a small selection of songs on which they'd like to focus, and the workshop will cover areas such as:

* Choosing your song (in the right key for you)
* Sourcing suitable sheet music (where appropriate)
* Setting the tempo and feel
* Song form and solos
* Intros and endings
* Mic technique
* Stagecraft
* Improvisation & Scat Singing

2pm-5pm with a tea break.

Maddermarket Theatre Bar, St.John's Alley, Norwich, NR2 1DR.
To book advance tickets, please visit the box office in person, phone (01603) 620917 or book online.
Tue July 18: Tina May with the Simon Brown Trio

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Maddermarket Theatre Bar
Entry £12 / U25s £6
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This evening's gig is a real treat for fans of vocal jazz as we welcome one of the UK's top practitioners to the club.

An in-demand performer, tutor and workshop leader, Tina May has over a dozen albums to her credit, having recorded and performed with the biggest names in jazz. Her song interpretations, impressive vocal range and vocal improvisations have made her an enduring favourite at jazz club's and festivals around the world where her charm, wit and industry anecdotes never fail to entertain. Book your seats early for what promises to be a delightful and popular evening!

"That great rarity, a singer who enhances a song..."
THE OBSERVER

"..superb tonal range, elastic phrasing, faultless diction and barrelfuls of individual style." THE HERALD

"Handles the classics as the gems they still are"
THE GUARDIAN

Doors 7.30pm / music from 8.30pm

Maddermarket Theatre Bar, St.John's Alley, Norwich, NR2 1DR.
To book advance tickets, please visit the box office in person, phone (01603) 620917 or book online.
Sun July 23: Art Themen (tenor) with
Simon Brown (piano)
José Canha (bass)
Alex Best (drums)
Rooftop Gardens
Entry £25 (inc. meal)
It’s a real pleasure this evening to feature an artist who’s long career stretches back to the early 60s and includes work with industry notables such as Alexis Corner, Joe Cocker, Michael Garrick and Stan Tracey (among many others). Known for his playful, inventive style and still very active on the club and festival circuit, Art is nonetheless a modest and humorous gent with whom it’s great fun to work, and who always puts together an entertaining programme of tunes. Check out his soulful, explorative version of "Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most" here.

"One of the tiny handful of undeniably perfect jazz musicians” THE OBSERVER

"Jazz individualism at its joyous best…” THE GUARDIAN

Music from 8pm-10.30pm

Rooftop Gardens, The Union Building, 51-59 Rose Lane, Norwich, NR1 1BY. Click here for directions
To book advance tickets, phone (01603) 733044 or book online.
Mon August 14: Open Mic / Jazz Jam with the Simon Brown Trio

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Maddermarket Theatre Bar
Entry £5 / Free
Join us in the Redwell Maddermarket Theatre Bar for our monthly jam session, where guest performers are invited to sit in with the house trio. Musicians of all ages and experience are welcome, so come on down and have a blow, or relax and listen to some of the city's finest jazz talent. Admission is free to participants / £5 to non-participants.

Music from 8-11pm
Tue August 22: The Alex Hutton Trio Alex Hutton (piano)
Yuri Goloubev (bass)
Asaf Sirkis (drums)
Maddermarket Theatre Bar
Entry £12 / U25s £6
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The trio's set this evening feature's compositions from Alex's "Magna Carta Suite", interspersed with their arrangements of familiar jazz standards.

Stealing from Palestrina, early folk music, and Baroque, Classical and Contemporary idioms, the Magna Carta compositions evoke scenes from the rich historical landscape around Wraysbury and Runnymede near Windsor. Featuring the album's original personnel, this evening's gig offer's a great opportunity to witness the synergy and dynamism that inevitably exists between three performers who've worked together for many years.

Doors 7.30pm / Music from 8.30pm

Maddermarket Theatre Bar, St.John's Alley, Norwich, NR2 1DR.
To book advance tickets, please visit the box office in person, phone (01603) 620917 or book online.
Mon September 11: Open Mic / Jazz Jam with the Simon Brown Trio

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Maddermarket Theatre Bar
Entry £5 / Free
Join us in the Redwell Maddermarket Theatre Bar for our monthly jam session, where guest performers are invited to sit in with the house trio. Musicians of all ages and experience are welcome, so come on down and have a blow, or relax and listen to some of the city's finest jazz talent. Admission is free to participants / £5 to non-participants.

Music from 8-11pm
Tue September 19: Jam Experiment Rory Ingham (trombone)
Alexander Bone (sax)
Toby Comeau (piano)
Joe Lee (bass)
Jonny Mansfield (drums)

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Maddermarket Theatre Bar
Entry £12 / U25s £6
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Set up in 2014, 'Jam Experiment' have already performed at a number of UK jazz festivals, attracting praise from the likes of Dennis Rollins, Liane Carroll and Alan Barnes. Predominantly performing their own compositions, the line-up includes saxophonist Alexander Bone - winner of 2014's BBC Young Jazz Musician Award.

"Musicianship of the highest standard" BEBOP SPOKEN HERE

"The Jam Experiment is one of the best young bands I've ever heard.. A really refreshing presence on the scene" ALAN BARNES

Doors 7.30pm / Music from 8.30pm

Maddermarket Theatre Bar, St.John's Alley, Norwich, NR2 1DR.
To book advance tickets, please visit the box office in person, phone (01603) 620917 or book online.
Mon October 9: Open Mic / Jazz Jam with the Simon Brown Trio

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maddermarket Theatre Bar
Entry £5 / Free
Join us in the Redwell Maddermarket Theatre Bar for our monthly jam session, where guest performers are invited to sit in with the house trio. Musicians of all ages and experience are welcome, so come on down and have a blow, or relax and listen to some of the city's finest jazz talent. Admission is free to participants / £5 to non-participants.

Music from 8-11pm
Tue October 17: The Freddie Gavita Quartet Freddie Gavita (trumpet)
Tom Cawley (piano)
Calum Gourlay (bass)
James Maddren (drums)
Maddermarket Theatre Bar
Entry £12 / U25s £6
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2017 is the year in which Freddie releases and promotes his debut album "Transient", whose production was funded with proceeds from a successful Kickstarter campaign launched in December 2016. We're delighted that as part of his UK tour he'll be playing the jazz club in his birth city so that we'll have a chance to hear his exciting new compositions live, and where he'll be joined by his long-standing friends and colleagues Tom Cawley, Calum Gourlay and James Maddren. Freddie will of course be plugging the new album on this evening's gig!

You can listen to a sample of the quartet in action here.

"..a talented trumpet prodigy" John Fordham THE GUARDIAN

"Young trumpeter Freddie Gavita.. solos with fluent authority, his tone ranging from the warmly conversational to the eloquently strident." IAN MANN

Doors 7.30pm / music from 8.30pm

Maddermarket Theatre Bar, St.John's Alley, Norwich, NR2 1DR.
To book advance tickets, please visit the box office in person, phone (01603) 620917 or book online.
Mon November 6: Open Mic / Jazz Jam with the Simon Brown Trio

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Maddermarket Theatre Bar
Entry £5 / Free
Join us in the Redwell Maddermarket Theatre Bar for our monthly jam session, where guest performers are invited to sit in with the house trio. Musicians of all ages and experience are welcome, so come on down and have a blow, or relax and listen to some of the city's finest jazz talent. Admission is free to participants / £5 to non-participants.

Music from 8-11pm
Tue November 14: The Tim Kliphuis Trio Tim Kliphuis (violin)
Nigel Clark (guitar)
Roy Percy (bass)
Maddermarket Theatre Bar
Entry £12 / U25s £6
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Award-winning violinist Tim Kliphuis is a legend in the Gypsy Jazz world through his work with The Rosenberg Trio, Fapy Lafertin and Angelo Debarre. He has performed at all the major Django festivals worldwide and is seen by many as the inheritor of Stéphane Grappelli’s crown. Tim and his Trio have toured from Canada to Russia, from Scotland to South Africa and as they celebrate their 10th year on the road, we're delighted that they're appearing at Norwich Jazz Club as part of their UK tour.

The trio's recent CD “The Grappelli Album” has received rave reviews. Read more about it and listen to audio samples here.

“The music of Grappelli is alive and well in the hands of Tim Kliphuis and his musicians” NIGEL KENNEDY

“Prodigiously talented, fearsomely fast and fun” TIME OUT

Doors 7.30pm / music from 8.30pm

Maddermarket Theatre Bar, St.John's Alley, Norwich, NR2 1DR.
To book advance tickets, please visit the box office in person, phone (01603) 620917 or book online.
Mon December 4: Open Mic / Jazz Jam with the Simon Brown Trio

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Maddermarket Theatre Bar
Entry £5 / Free
Join us in the Redwell Maddermarket Theatre Bar for our monthly jam session, where guest performers are invited to sit in with the house trio. Musicians of all ages and experience are welcome, so come on down and have a blow, or relax and listen to some of the city's finest jazz talent. Admission is free to participants / £5 to non-participants.

Music from 8-11pm
Tue December 12: Deelee Dubé Deelee Dubé (vocals)
Renato D'aiello (tenor)
Simon Brown (piano)
Ivars Galanieks (bass)
Alfonso Vitale (drums)
Maddermarket Theatre Bar
Entry £12 / U25s £6
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We're delighted to welcome Deelee for this, her debut appearance at Norwich Jazz Club, and where tonight she's joined onstage by collaborator and mentor Renato D'aiello on tenor.

Citing amongst her influences vocalists such as Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Karen Carpenter, Roberta Flack, Minnie Riperton, Joni Mitchell, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, Deelee's wide vocal range and distinctive vocal quality are attracting her ever-increasing attention, and in 2016 she was the winner of the prestigious Sarah Vaughan International Competition, leading to a deal with the Concord Jazz label. She has already won a number of fans in the eastern region following her performance at the Wymondham Music Festival and we're certain that she'll have won a few more after this evening's show!

Doors 7.30pm / music from 8.30pm

Maddermarket Theatre Bar, St.John's Alley, Norwich, NR2 1DR.
To book advance tickets, please visit the box office in person, phone (01603) 620917 or book online.