‘JAZZ AT THE PHILHARMONIC'Following on from our first two sell out concerts, Drayton Events have this time chosen a bigger venue to reflect the growing demand and accommodate a bigger band. The Edgar Hall in Somerton is perfectly attributed for both. The show, ‘Jazz at the Philharmonic’, is a homage to Norman Granz’ legendary concerts at the Philharmonic Club in Los Angeles in the 1940’s. Full story: Read more

Iain Houston Quartet, The Plume of Feathers, Sherborne, Saturday 15th November

DSCF7320_2_2_2On Saturday 15th November Sherborne Jazz presents The Iain Houston Quartet at The Plume of Feathers, Sherborne,  DT9 3LN. The quartet has some stunning tunes to play: Some especially beautiful jazz standards; tunes by Keith Jarrett; Wyne Shorter; Horace Silver; just a little open-ended original material and a special Kenny Wheeler featured section to mark this great writer and player’s recent passing in as joyful way as we know he would want. Doors Open 7:30pm.  Call 01935 816 569 for details.

Sherborne Jazz ~ ASQ ~ Sat 9th Nov ~ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne

Arabella Sprot Quartet.pngOn Saturday 9th November, Sherborne Jazz Club will host ASQ ~ The Arabella Sprot Quintet at the Plume of Feathers, Half Moon street, Sherbone, DT9 3LN. In 2012 Arabella was awarded both an Entry Scholarship to Birmingham Conservatoire and a Postgraduate Performance Award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund to study for a Masters in Jazz Performance. This gig presents the fruits of that labour, with a new line-up, new compositions, and new arrangements ranging from solo saxophone to suites inspired by literature. The quintet features Arabella on tenor saxophone, Ric Yarborough on Drums, James Banner on bass, Steve Tromans on Piano and Nick Dewhurst on trumpet. Doors open 7.30pm. Adm: Members £8, Non-Members £12. Call the Plume of Feathes for more details 01935 816569. www.arabellasprotgroup.com