The 606 Club has been run by musician Steve Rubie as a jazz club restaurant since 1976. It built a reputation as ‘the jazz hang-out’ and its popularity soon led to the policy of only booking British-based musicians in order to support the local scene – which is still the case.
90 Lots Road, London SW10 0QD
Tel: 020 7352 5953
Debs and The Jazz Dragons
Inspired by the great jazz performers of the 20th Century, Debs Hancock and her band of talented musicians perform classics from The Great American Songbook. Perfect for all occasions – large or small – Debs and The Jazz Dragons are ideally located for events in South Wales, Bristol, Cheltenham, Worcester, and Herefordshire.
In 1995 Dennis Rollins formed his own jazz-funk band, Dee Roe. In 2000 he again
formed a band, the Dennis Rollins’ BadBone and Co., again specialising in
funk-inflected jazz. He has recorded, performed, and toured with a host of musicians
and bands in jazz and pop, including Courtney Pine and Maceo Parker,
Video link: bit.ly/1KDlOel
Gardner Piano Specialist
Dedicated to everything ‘Piano’ – new and second-hand pianos, digital pianos and stools. Services include piano restoration and upright or grand piano hire for events. A sheet music department that covers all genres and specialises in tutor material and the examination curriculum.
266 North Road, Cardiff CF14 3BL
Tel: 029 20390060
A British Jazz artist and author, Gilad Atzmon is a multi-instrumentalist and plays
saxophones, clarinet and ethnic woodwind instruments. His album Exile was the
BBC jazz album of the year in 2003. As a member of the Blockheads, Gilad has also
recorded and performed with Ian Dury, Robbie Williams, Sinead O’Connor and Paul
Web and videos: www.gilad.co.uk
Sax and piano. Weddings and other functions – solos, duos, trios and quartets. Available for session music. Tuition on sax for beginners and advanced players.
Mob: 07870 288536
Moscow Drug Club
Although together for a relatively short period of time, Moscow Drug Club have played some great venues and festivals of note. They purvey their interpretations of highly fashionable gypsy swing and leftfield cult classics along side beautifully written original material.
Web and video: www.moscowdrugclub.com
Nick Hopkin Drums
A leading UK-based vintage drum shop(and website), sourcing and stocking the finest in rare, vintage and collectible drums, accessories and parts.
Tel: 01873 857960
His blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues feeling and mastery of chording has made Nigel Price instantly accessible and popular with jazz audiences. He spent three years with UK funk legends – the James Taylor Quartet, was placed third in the 2014 British Jazz Awards for “best guitarist” and is a regular performer at Ronnie Scott’s.
Web and video: www.nigelprice.biz
Raestar Ventures Ltd
Canadian expat Danielle White via her company Raestar Ventures has been involved as a jazz agency in the UK for over 15 year guiding the careers of UK jazz stars and latterly with Raestar Promotions also offers consultancy and promotional services to artists, festivals and venues alike.
Mob: 07841 675 263
Regarded by many as one of the UK’s Top Up and Coming Young Jazz Guitarists,
Remi Harris is available for concerts with the Remi Harris Project, or for events with
his gypsy Jazz and Swing Group.
Web and videos: www.remiharris.co.uk
Providing the focal point for jazz in SW Wales, Swansea Jazzland provides a full programme to meet all tastes. Wednesday is the weekly club night, which sees top class jazz musicians to playing in an intimate atmosphere with great acoustics. Full programme details are on the club’s website.
Address: St James Social Club, St James Crescent, Uplands, Swansea SA1 6DR
Tel: 07802 912789
The Three Belles
A tribute to the the Andrews Sisters. Enjoy the swinging sounds of an iconic era with this harmonious trio. Available for parties, weddings, festivals and public performances. The Trio can perform with a backing track or a live swing band.
Web and video: www.thethreebelles.com
As a jazz vocalist and songwriter that has been making a real impression on the jazz
scene, Zoë Gilby released “Twelve Stories” in 2013 – a powerful collection of songs
with a strong narrative. Zoë has teamed up with her husband, the innovative and
powerful double bassist Andy Champion for a voice and double bass duo.
Web and sound bites: www.zoegilby.co.uk
Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion
Zoe and her highly accomplished band have come right to the fore of the British Blues Scene, picking up a series of awards and nominations, including runner-up for Zoe in the 2014 British Blues Awards. Their exciting live set is based around the band’s rootsy originals; featuring strong catchy riffs, interesting arrangements and exciting grooves.
Web and video: www.bluecommotion.com