7th - 12th

Oct. 2019

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A celebration of the music and bass mastery of the great Louis Johnson - 'the man who put the thumb into the funk!'  Superb 10-piece band led by soul/funk, jazz and pop bass supremo PHIL MULFORD. As one half of The Brothers Johnson Louis had backed Billy Preston before the Brothers' chart hit 'Stomp'.

 

His bass on Quincy Jones' Mellow Madness positioned him as a unique and formidable talent in his own right while his innovations on the biggest selling album of all time, Michael Jackson's Thriller (also Off The Wall), elevated his status further. To so many of the great artists of his era Louis was the Brother Johnson who added the fire to so much unforgettable music that this night revisits. The band have a treasure chest of fabulous music to select  from (Louis Johnson worked with everyone from Anita Baker, Stevie Nicks and Aretha Franklin to Herbie Hancock, George Duke and Stevie Wonder).

 

 

The Festival has a great range of events going on throughout the week, with something for every taste. There's workshop opportunitites, free events, exhibitions and, of course, some of the very best live Jazz to come to Southend.

 

We'll be updating this page constantly as the Festival grows closer, so make sure you check back regularly and follow us on Social Media.

What's

On....

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Monday 7th October 2019

Doors: 7:30pm | Music 8pm @ Southend Jazz Club, Ecko Sports & Social Club, Thornford Gardens, Southend-on-Sea

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Tuesday 8th October 2019

Doors: 6:30 | Music: 8pm @ Annie's Jazz, Thorpe Hall Golf Club, Thorpe Hall Avenue, Southend-on-Sea

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Wednesday 9th October 2019

Doors: 8pm | Music: 8:30pm @ The Maritime Room, The Cliffs Pavilion, Station Road, Westcliff-on-Sea

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Thursday 10th October 2019

6pm - 8pm @ The Hive Enterprise Centre, The Old Central Library, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea

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Doors: 6:00pm | Music 7pm @ Anke's Tea & Coffee Lounge, London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea

Julian Marc Stringle is one of best and best-loved musicians on the British scene.

 

Julian made his TV debut at the age of 14 playing with Acker Bilk. Since then he has gone on to play with other legends of the scene such as Kenny Ball, Cleo Lane, Sir John Dankworth and Kenny Baker, as well as playing concerts with Meatloaf and Tina Turner.

 

Julian comes to the Southend Jazz Festival in a rare solo gig, backed by the Time Huskisson Trio and Southend's very own Digby Fairweather.

 

Entry is free, but early arrival is recommended, as this event will be popular.

8:30pm @ The Cricketers, 228 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea.

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8:30pm @ Chalkwell Park Rooms, Chalkwell Park, London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea

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Friday 11th October 2019

12pm - 2pm @ The Jazz Centre UK, The Old Central Library, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea

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'Us Two' is a jazz duo featuring Taylor Notcutt on vocals and Matt Wilson on guitar. Playing a mixture of pop, jazz and swing they are a perfect fit for smaller venues, restaurants, functions and public events.

 

Taylor and Matt are both members of the chart-topping band Pixie and the Gypsies and have played at major jazz festivals, including Cheltenham and Cork, and have soldout some of the top London jazz venues.

 

Their wide repatoire includes jazz standards and clever re-workings of pop classics, ensuring a relaxing night filled with familiar music.

 

 

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Music: 8:00pm @ The Oaktree Restaurant, 75 Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea

'Us Two' is a jazz duo featuring Taylor Notcutt on vocals and Matt Wilson on guitar. Playing a mixture of pop, jazz and swing they are a perfect fit for smaller venues, restaurants, functions and public events.

 

Taylor and Matt are both members of the chart-topping band Pixie and the Gypsies and have played at major jazz festivals, including Cheltenham and Cork, and have soldout some of the top London jazz venues.

 

Their wide repatoire includes jazz standards and clever re-workings of pop classics, ensuring a relaxing night filled with familiar music.

 

 

Doors: 7:00pm | Music: 8:00pm @ The Alex (The Loft), Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea

Alex Field is a versatile guitarist based in London. He loves music, all music, especially jazz. Big Band, Straight, Fusion, Avant Garde. He is happy recording, performing, sight-reading, or busking. 

 

Together with accomplished professional musicians, Tony Gooderham - piano, Andy Staples - bass, and Jason Campbell - drums, they perform as NARDIS. The band features a selection of guitar based jazz tunes, including some original compositions as well as melodies by Wes Montgomery, Pat Martino, Chick Corea and others. 

 

 

Music: 8:25pm @ Jazz 825, The Railway Hotel, Clifftown Parade, Southend-on-Sea

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THIS IS A DOUBLE-BILLED EVENT

 

Interplay is a modern jazz quartet based in Essex.

 

The music features some of the great hard bop tunes of the Blue Note era, good old-fashioned standards and a selection of tunes from the best of British Jazz including Tubby Hayes, Ian Hamer and Simon Spillett.

 

The group features, John Seeley on saxophone and clarinet, Dave Warren on guitar, Richard Dray on drums, and Mark Rich on bass.

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Zak Barrett has played with many top artists such as Mick Hucknall, Narada Michael Walden, Bernie Marsden, Ashley Slater (Freak Power), Reg Webb, "the Foundations" and "The Real Thing".

 

As a graduate of the Royal northern College of Music, he had the opportunity to perform as a classical musician at the Royal Albert Hall, the Wigmore Hall and also play on Naxos recordings with the RNCM wind ensemble.

 

He is currently a member of "the Fellowship" band which features Guthrie Govan and Pete Riley and have performed in venues in the United States, Italy (headlining the Eddie Lang Festival) and Istanbul.

Doors: 8:00pm @ Prima Jazz Club, Genting Casino, Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea

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