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Friday, 26 February 2016

THE FRIDAY FEATURE | Mill Hill Jazz Club and March Line Ups

The Friday Feature will feature MUSIC or CREATIVE ARTS every Friday on the MILL HILL BROADWAY BLOG and we welcome BANDS / SINGERS / ARTISTS / MUSIC SOCIETIES / VENUES to send us their information and we will feature them.  You just need to live/work or rehearse in or around Mill Hill to be eligible to feature. 

MLL HILL JAZZ CLUB | Bringing quality music to the area since 1999 on a weekly basis

Wednesday Nights @ Mill Hill Jazz Club from 8.30pm | Link to the Website HERE for more information

The Mill Hill Jazz Club is run by Valerie O’Doherty and has been running successfully for many years as one of the best value clubs around. Each week we feature a host of top class jazzmen and women ranging from established international stars through to newly discovered and rapidly developing fresh young talent.
Meeting every Wednesday in the clubhouse of the Mill Hill Golf Club our admission price is one of the lowest around.


M.A.D Trio with Danish guitarist Kristian Borring
2nd MARCH | M.A.D Trio was formed in the early part of 2013. The trio explore their music performance with creative passion and approach their collective improvisation with dynamic flair. The band plays exciting original compositions and some Jazz classics with their own arrangements.

The band combines the lyrical phrasing approach by the pianist Emilio Merone, the solid and expressive double bass playing from Milko Ambrogini and the creative rhythms on drums by Gaetano Di Giacomo and guitarist Kristian Borring of enormous technical ability highly accomplished guitarist and composer.
The band have played with some of London’s great musicians  including James Pearson (Ronnie Scott Musical director), Nigel Price (James Taylor Quartet), Misha Abbado, Zoe Devlin, Adam King, Alex Hutton, Maurizio Minardi, Ben Bastin, Chris Jerome (Curtney Pine), Davide Mantovani and many others, and has performed in many prestigious venues.   They have played professionally with several bands/artists in the jazz and fusion genres and has performed at many festivals and clubs around Italy, UK, Japan, Finland, USA, South of France.

M.A.D Trio Have played with some of London’s and International biggest names in the jazz scene and have performed in many prestigious venues.

£8 members, £9 Guests

Dorian Ford's Without Words Trio
MARCH 9 | Dorian Ford started playing jazz in his early teens when he began regular attendance at a weekly workshop led by trumpeter, composer, broadcaster and music writer Ian Carr.
Playing alongside many musicians who went on to form the backbone of the London jazz renaissance of the 1980's, he won a scholarship to Berklee College of Music where he received the prestigious Chick Corea Jazz Masters Award. Piano studies were with Donald Brown, a regular in Art Blakey's band at the time.
The new "Without Words" Trio features Dorian Ford - piano, Dominic Ashworth - guitar, Lydian B. Dhami - double bass and pays tribute to the great piano/guitar collaborations (Jamal/Crawford, Metheny/Mays, Evans/Hall, Peterson/Ellis, Pass and Kessel, Jarrett/Brown and Miller/Malone, Without Words play originals, standards, classics by the mordern greats and pop standards. They aim to communicate warmth of feeling, intimacy, lyricism and swing, and all without words - only music.
"an incandescent piano trio" - John Fordham, The Guardian
£8 members, £9 Guests

Peter Jones and his band
MARCH 16 | Journalist, bassist and singer Peter Jones’s second album Utopia is due for release on 17th February 2016 and we are privileged to part of his launch programme at our club.  Peter has become a close friend and supporter of MHJC in recent times and we wish him much success with this new venture .
Ever since the release his One Way Ticket to Palookaville, in 2013, Peter has been building a reputation as a jazz singer in the mould of Mark Murphy. ‘Great arrangements… a killer band. This debut album has lots to recommend it,’ reported Jazzwise magazine. The album received radio play from Croydon Radio, Kane FM and Ridge Radio. Tracks from the new one have already been previewed on Meridian FM, Croydon Radio and Marlow FM.
As well as the Mark Murphy influence, Peter’s mature baritone voice may remind you of Kurt Elling, Georgie Fame or José James (some have even mentioned Matt Munro). A talented lyricist, he has added words to some jazz classics that didn’t previously have any. With a large and growing repertoire of tunes, he has performed all over London and the southeast, including prestigious venues like The Pheasantry, Toulouse Lautrec, The Bull’s Head, Mill Hill Jazz Club, Twickenham Jazz Club, Leamington Jazz Club, The Langham Hotel, The Spice of Life, Oliver’s in Greenwich and Rincon in Richmond.

£8 members, £9 Guests
The Martin Speake Quartet
MARCH 23 | Barnet born Sax man Martin has established himself as a leading jazz performer and recording artist in the UK and Europe.  Citing Lee Konitz, Charlie Parker, Warne Marsh, Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Ornette Coleman, Steve Coleman, Rabi Abou Khalil, and Paul Motian as major influences, Martin has developed a personal musical voice that expresses a deep understanding of the history and language of Jazz with ?individuality as an improviser that is intelligent, melodic, cool, complex, direct, beautiful and profound saxophonist.
He's also a composer, educator and nutritional medicine expert (that's why he's so slim).
Martin is a committed, inspiring, and sought after jazz educator and currently teaches at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and the Royal Academy of Music in London, and on numerous international Jazz summer courses.
Making a debut appearance at MHJC tonight he'll be playing with Rob Luft, Calum Gourlay and Will Glaser.
£8 members, £9 Guests
Val's Jam Night
MARCH 30 | The last Wednesday of every month is our open mic night where Val invites and organises, with great skill and planning, any audience members who wish to play in front of our house band (some say the more you put them behind you the better !!).
 With pianist Paulo Losi, bassist Steve Picking (is there a more appropriate name for a bass player?) and drummer Mike Paxton providing the support we get players and singers from every corner of the world (well, North West London anyway) to show us their skills and talents.

If you thought Simon Cowell was good at this - wait till you see what Val can do - you'll be amazed !!!

Why not go along and enjoy the JAZZ CLUB offerings this month.


Stuart O Connor
The False Dots

Pro Arte Choir
and many more

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